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Burnet, William (1688-1729) Proposition to the 5 Nations

Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC03107.02153 Author/Creator: Burnet, William (1688-1729) Place Written: Albany, New York Type: Manuscript document Date: 1722/09/13 Pagination: 1

Summary of Content: The Governor consents to renew the covenant chain with the 5 Nations, and hopes that the Indians will begin to convert to Christianity. He also expects that the 5 Nations voice resentment over the misdeeds of the Eastern Indians, and send out deputies to inquire why they have attacked the people of New England. Additionally, a final and severe warning is given against any trade or correspondence with the French in Canada.

People: Burnet, William, 1688-1729.

Historical Era: Colonization and Settlement, 1585-1763

Keywords/Subjects: American Indian History, Mohawk Indian, Religion, Diplomacy, Treaty, Government and Civics, Military History, Merchants and Trade, Commerce, Global History and US Foreign Policy, Global History and US Foreign Policy, France, Canada

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