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Hunter, Robert (1664-1734) to Peter Schuyler re: instructions to travel to Onondaga

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC03107.02102 Author/Creator: Hunter, Robert (1664-1734) Place Written: New York, New York Type: Letter signed Date: 1711/04/24 Pagination: 2p. + docket 31.6 x 19.4 cm

Summary of Content: Hunter informs Schuyler that a group of French men and officers recently arrived at Onondaga, and he wishes Schuyler to travel there immediately. While at Onondaga, Schuyler is instructed to thank the Indians for informing the English of the French arrival, and to remind them that they are not permitted to keep armed men, priests, or emissaries among them. Hunter also orders Schuyler to be present at all meetings between the French and Onondagas, and to send some Indians to the Canadian frontier to keep an eye on French movements.

People: Hunter, Robert, 1664-1734
Schuyler, Pieter, 1657-1724

Historical Era: Colonization and Settlement, 1585-1763

Subjects: American Indian HistoryDiplomacyCanadaFranceGlobal History and US Foreign PolicyGlobal History and US Foreign PolicyTreatyWeaponryMilitary HistoryReligionGovernment and CivicsSpyingCatholicism

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