Monthly Archives: November 2016

Connecting past with present: Schaghticoke, Governor Edmund Andros, and Governor Andrew Cuomo

A few days ago, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo wrote a letter affirming the safety of those who fear being targeted by the incoming Republican administration. His reassurance that New York is a safe place brings to mind a much earlier … Continue reading

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Where to go next with this blog

I have accomplished my first goal for this blog, which was to create a way to share my transcription of the “Schedule of Propositions …” People are looking at it, which is gratifying to say the least. I suppose I could … Continue reading

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1633 June 8: Agreement for a Trading House on the Connecticut River (Pre-Minute Books documents)

The records that were bound together in the mid 18th century and labelled as “Minute Books” of the Albany Indian Commissioners had earlier precedents that were not included in those compilations. I am going to post copies of as many of … Continue reading

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Plug for a Journal

The Conference on Iroquois Research has a journal now, Iroquoia. It will be of interest to many readers of this blog. I have an article in the first issue, “Tiononderogue: the Struggle for a Mohawk Town, 1686-1797.” It tells one part of the … Continue reading

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