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Sachem of the 5 Nations, fl. 1711-1717 Private conference between Governor Hunter and Sachems of the 5 Nations

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC03107.02126 Author/Creator: Sachem of the 5 Nations, fl. 1711-1717 Place Written: Albany, New York Type: Manuscript document Date: 1717/06/13 Pagination: 2p. + docket 33.2 x 21.5 cm Order a Copy

In response to an inquiry, the 5 Nations note that the French have not built a fort in the Seneca's country, but have rather erected a trading post at that site. The Indians state that they are uneasy due to news that the French and English plan to cut off all Indians and populate the land with people from Europe. They also tell the Governor that they have received small pox from Maryland or Virginia, and demand that this intentional practice cease.

Hunter, Robert, 1664-1734

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