The Records for 1753-1755

Following the resignation of the Commissioners for Indian Affairs in November 1746, William Johnson (on behalf of New York) as well as representatives from other colonies all negotiated with the Six Nations individually and the situation was chaotic at times. The commissioners were reinstated briefly from mid 1753 through the beginning of 1755, only to be replaced again by Johnson in May 1755. You can download their records for 1753-1755 here or from the menu at the top of the page. 

It is hard to believe, but I have now finished transcribing all of the previously untranscribed records for the Commissioners of Indian Affairs at Albany! I am going to add some more analysis and indexing, especially for the portions that are out of chronological order. Then I will finally turn back to writing both the book that got me started on all this and some other projects that have emerged from these records.


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About hopefulwanderer

Writer, researcher, archivist, etc. @ahhunter
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2 Responses to The Records for 1753-1755

  1. James Folts says:

    Hello Ann,

    Congratulations on a fine accomplishment, a major contribution to scholarship on the Iroquois.

    Jim Folts NY State Archives

    On Sun, Apr 21, 2019 at 5:35 PM The Albany Indian Commissioners wrote:

    > hopefulwanderer posted: ” Following the resignation of the Commissioners > for Indian Affairs in November 1746, William Johnson (on behalf of New > York) as well as representatives from other colonies all negotiated with > the Six Nations individually and the situation was chaotic at ” >

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