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Burnet, William (1688-1729) to [?] re: trade with Indians

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC03107.02159 Author/Creator: Burnet, William (1688-1729) Place Written: Amboy, New Jersey Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 1725/05/31 Pagination: 4p. 22.2 x 18 cm

Summary of Content: Burnet discusses an Act forbidding the 5 Nations to trade with the French, and how the Indians must take an oath in acknowledgement of this Act. He also desires to find some new interpreters, as he is suspicious of Laurence Claese; and he hopes to receive more money from the Assembly so that he may keep 10 or 12 men living among the Senecas and Onondagas. Docketed on recto.

People: Burnet, William, 1688-1729

Historical Era: Colonization and Settlement, 1585-1763

Subjects: American Indian HistoryMohawk IndianGovernment and CivicsDiplomacyTreatyOathLawGlobal History and US Foreign PolicyGlobal History and US Foreign PolicyFranceImmigration and MigrationCommerceMerchants and TradeCanadaFinance

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