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Tailer, William (ca. 1675-1731), et al "Propositions made by William Tailer, Spencer Phips, and John Stodder Esqr . . .

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC03107.02155 Author/Creator: Tailer, William (ca. 1675-1731), et al Place Written: Albany, New York Type: Manuscript document Date: 1723/05/28 Pagination: 3p. + docket 30.1 x 18.7 cm

. . . Commissioners appointed by his Majes[ty] Governor of the Massachusets Bay to the Sachims of the five Nations to witt the Mohoggs, Oneydes, Onnondages, Cayouges & Sinnekes as also to those of Tusquarora." The Commissioners note that some time has passed since they made a covenant, and they have come to Albany to renew it. Signed by Philip Livingston, Secretary for Indian Affairs.

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