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.

The 5 Nations Answer to the propositions of Governor Burnet

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 #: GLC03107.02151 Author/Creator: The 5 Nations Place Written: Albany, New York Type: Manuscript document Date: 1722/09/10 Pagination: 5p. + docket 33.2 x 21.1 cm

Summary of Content: The 5 Nations receive and approve all articles of Burnet's proposition, and express their desire for an everlasting peace. They also state that they forgive the men responsible for killing one of their Indians, and ask that they be released from prison.

People: Burnet, William, 1688-1729

Historical Era: Colonization and Settlement, 1585-1763

Subjects: American Indian HistoryMohawk IndianPrisonerDeathCrimeCriminals and OutlawsDiplomacyTreatyGovernment and CivicsMilitary History

Sub Era:

Order a Copy Citation Guidelines for Online Resources