Category Archives: Minute Books

Minute Book 3: 1725

I have started to transcibe the entries for 1725. It is already apparent that they are out of order chronologically. Even before that a few entries from the 1730s turned up, mixed in with 1723. These mixups occurred before the … Continue reading

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Minute Book 3: 1723-July

In Cornell’s digital copy of the original minutes, July 1723 starts here In Library and Archives Canada digital copy of the original minutes, July 1723 starts here More groups of native traders came to Albany in July. Fourteen “Twightwights” or Miami met … Continue reading

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Minute Book 3: 1723-June

In Cornell’s digital copy of the original minutes, June 1723 starts here In Library and Archives Canada digital copy of the original minutes, June 1723 starts here The conference with Massachusetts Bay and the Six Nations (I will refer to … Continue reading

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Minute Book 3: 1723-May

In Cornell’s digital copy of the original minutes, May 1723 starts here In Library and Archives Canada digital copy of the original minutes, May 1723 starts here In May, the Albany Indian Commissioners were busy on several different fronts simultaneously. … Continue reading

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Minute Book 3: 1723-April

  In Cornell’s digital copy of the original minutes, April 1723 starts here In Library and Archives Canada digital copy of the original minutes, April 1723 starts here On April 6th, the Onondaga diplomat Teganissorens (the commissioners spelled his name D’Canassore) … Continue reading

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Minute Book 3: 1723-March

  In Cornell’s digital copy of the original minutes, March 1723 starts here In Library and Archives Canada digital copy of the original minutes, March 1723 starts here The two entries for March 1723 describe the arrangements for the meeting … Continue reading

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Minute Book 3: 1723-February

In Cornell’s digital copy of the original minutes, February 1723 starts here In Library and Archives Canada digital copy of the original minutes, February 1723 starts here There is only one entry for February, a copy of a letter to … Continue reading

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Minute Book 3: 1723-January

In Cornell’s digital copy of the original minutes, January 1723 starts here In Library and Archives Canada’s digital copy of the original minutes, January 1723 starts here The minutes for January begin with the Albany Indian Commissioners and the Haudenosaunee … Continue reading

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Minute Book 3: 1723

I have finished transcribing the first year’s worth of entries for the third volume of records, or Minute Books, as they are labeled. This is the original that was taken to Canada during the Revolutionary War and has survived, although … Continue reading

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Schedule of Propositions made by the Indians … 1677-1714

Click on the links below to download my transcription of the collection of notes entitled Schedule of propositions made by the Indians and answers given to them. These notes were taken in the nineteenth century, probably by British government officials. They … Continue reading

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Experiments

On this site I will be experimenting with how to share transcriptions of the records related to the Albany Commissioners for Indian Affairs, the division of the British Colonial Government that managed diplomatic relations with native peoples of much of … Continue reading

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