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Schuyler, Pieter (1657-1724) Propositions to the 5 Nations

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC03107.02138 Author/Creator: Schuyler, Pieter (1657-1724) Place Written: [Albany, New York] Type: Manuscript document Date: 1720/08/31 Pagination: 5p. + docket 32.8 x 20.9 cm

Summary of Content: Schuyler explains the French designs to make a settlement at Onjagore, and warns the Indians that they will be ruined if they allow such a settlement. He discusses the mischievous activity of the 5 Nations in the southern colonies, and advises them to send an embassy to acknowledge their breach of the covenant, and their desire to repair the damages. Schuyler also mentions a conflict regarding possession of the Susquehanna River, and the need for confirmation of when and to whom this land was sold. The docket states that the proposition was not approved.

People: Schuyler, Pieter, 1657-1724

Historical Era: Colonization and Settlement, 1585-1763

Subjects: American Indian HistoryMohawk IndianGovernment and CivicsCanadaFranceGlobal History and US Foreign PolicyGlobal History and US Foreign PolicyImmigration and MigrationDiplomacyTreatyMilitary HistoryWartime Pillaging and DestructionBoundary or Property DisputeLand Transaction

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