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Livingston, Robert (1654-1728) Council meeting of Governors Burnet and Spotswood with Sachems of the 5 Nations

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC03107.02148 Author/Creator: Livingston, Robert (1654-1728) Place Written: Albany, New York Type: Manuscript document Date: 1722/09/08 Pagination: 3p. + docket 32.6 x 20.7 cm

Summary of Content: Governor Burnet explains that the Eastern Indians have attacked settlers in New England, and asks if the 5 Nations knew of any plans for this attack. The 5 Nations reply that a year ago the Mohawks received black wampum from the Onnagongues, who asked for their assistance in a war against the English of New England. Burnet then reprimands the 5 Nations for not taking action, and reminds them that they owe their loyalty to all British subjects, and therefore must travel to Boston to speak to the Governor.

People: Livingston, Robert, 1654-1728
Burnet, William, 1688-1729

Historical Era: Colonization and Settlement, 1585-1763

Subjects: American Indian HistoryMohawk IndianGovernment and CivicsMilitary HistoryDiplomacyTreatyGlobal History and US Foreign PolicyGlobal History and US Foreign Policy

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