Our Collection

At the Institute’s core is the Gilder Lehrman Collection, one of the great archives in American history. More than 70,000 items cover five hundred years of American history, from Columbus’s 1493 letter describing the New World to soldiers’ letters from World War II and Vietnam. Explore primary sources, visit exhibitions in person or online, or bring your class on a field trip.

Livingston, Robert (1654-1728) Meeting of Peter Schuyler and Commissioners of Indian Affairs.

High-resolution images are available to schools and libraries via subscription to American History, 1493-1943. Check to see if your school or library already has a subscription. Or click here for more information. You may also order a pdf of the image from us here.

Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC03107.02141 Author/Creator: Livingston, Robert (1654-1728) Place Written: Albany, New York Type: Manuscript document Date: 1720/09/03 Pagination: 1p. + docket 20.5 x 16.2 cm

Summary of Content: The document proposes to lift the suspension of Hendrik the Mohawk, and to receive him as a Sachem once again. It then notes that Hendrik has requested that rum no longer be sold so freely in the Mohawk's country, as it keeps them from living peaceably.

People: Livingston, Robert, 1654-1728
Schuyler, Pieter, 1657-1724

Historical Era: Colonization and Settlement, 1585-1763

Subjects: American Indian HistoryMohawk IndianMilitary HistoryDiplomacyGovernment and CivicsAlcoholMerchants and TradeCommerce

Sub Era:

Order a Copy Citation Guidelines for Online Resources