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The 5 Nations Answer to the proposition of Governor Hunter regarding Virginia

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC03107.02132 Author/Creator: The 5 Nations Place Written: Albany, New York Type: Manuscript document Date: 1717/06/17 Pagination: 4p. 32.9 x 21.1 cm

Summary of Content: The 5 Nations state that the Indians they attacked in Virginia are a "false and treacherous" people, but if they had known that they were friends of the English, they would never have attacked. They extend their apologies to Virginia, and ask that an agent be sent up to Albany so that the covenant between the 5 Nations and Virginia may be renewed. In his response, Governor Hunter demands that the 5 Nations find the prisoner they took and return her to Virginia. As a final remark, the 5 Nations note that despite rumors to the contrary, they have no intentions of destroying the [Sappone] Indians, or the neighboring English settlers. Docketed on p.4.

People: Hunter, Robert, 1664-1734

Historical Era: Colonization and Settlement, 1585-1763

Subjects: American Indian HistoryMohawk IndianGovernment and CivicsTreatyDiplomacyWartime Pillaging and DestructionWomen's HistoryPrisonerPrisoner of WarMilitary History

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