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Commission on Indian Affairs Propositions made to the Mohawks and an answer.

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC03107.02098 Author/Creator: Commission on Indian Affairs Place Written: Albany, New York Type: Manuscript document Date: 1710/06/28 Pagination: 3p. + docket 36.1 x 22.7 cm

Summary of Content: The Commissioners state that English families will be settling on the land called Skohere, and they ask that the Mohawks send some men there to accompany the Surveyor General as he searches for an appropriate place to make a road. In their answer from the 3 July 1710, the Mohawks explain that Lord Bellomont broke the deed of the sale of Skohere, which means that the English no longer own that land. The Mohawks are outraged at the Commissioners' plans to take their land away from them, and insist that no decisions will be made until their Sachems return from England.


Historical Era: Colonization and Settlement, 1585-1763

Subjects: SurveyingRoad ConstructionImmigration and MigrationAmerican Indian HistoryGovernment and CivicsContractLand TransactionBoundary or Property DisputeDiplomacyGlobal History and US Foreign PolicyGlobal History and US Foreign PolicyTreaty

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