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Commission on Indian Affairs Trade with the French and Far Indians

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC03107.02158 Author/Creator: Commission on Indian Affairs Place Written: [Albany, New York] Type: Manuscript Date: 1724/11/06 Pagination: 5p. + docket 29.8 x 18.6 cm

The Commissioners dispute a petition put forth by the Merchants of London in which it is stated that an Act prohibiting trade with the French is ineffectual.

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