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Alexander, William (1726-1783) Extract of the Report made by the Commissioners employed on the part of the Province of Pennsylvania at the meeting at Albany in 1754

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC09054.07 Author/Creator: Alexander, William (1726-1783) Place Written: s.l. Type: Manuscript document Date: circa March 1756 Pagination: 2 p. : docket ; 31.1 x 20.1 cm.

Summary of Content: Discusses news of the alleged spy, Mr. Lydius. News heard from a Mr. Woodbridge and two other Connecticut men who were "in Town with intent to negotiate a Puchase from the Indians for the Susquehannah Lands lying within the Latitude of the Connecticut Charter..." Goes on to more explicitly outline the charges against Lydius: "known to have abjured the Protestant Religion in Canada, and to be concerned in a clandestine Trade with the Caghnawaga or French praying Indians, and supected to carry on a secret Correspondece with the Government of Canada; and as Mr. Alexander informed Us, might not only have lucrative Views in the Management of this Purchase, but a Design to sow Dissentions as well between the Indian Nations as between the several Colonies, whose Lands lay within the latitude of the Connecticut Charter." Creator from previous inventory. Scored left margin. Watermarked with a seal and "Pro Patria."

People: Alexander, William, 1726-1783

Historical Era: Colonization and Settlement, 1585-1763

Subjects: ReligionGlobal History and US Foreign PolicyMilitary HistorySpyingCorruption and ScandalFrench and Indian WarFranceAmerican Indian HistoryLand Transaction

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