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Sachems of the 5 Nations Propositions to Governor Hunter with an answer

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC03107.02118 Author/Creator: Sachems of the 5 Nations Place Written: Albany, New York Type: Manuscript document Date: 1715/08/27 Pagination: 3p. + docket 32.9 x 21.5 cm

The Sachems resolve to end their war with the flatheads of Carolina, condole the death of Queen Anne, and request that the English sell goods at a more reasonable price. In his reply, Governor Hunter states that he will need time to think about the issues, and will have an answer at their next meeting.

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