Category Archives: French History

Minute Book 3: 1725-August

The next letter from the Commissioners to New York Governor Burnet passed on several items of news. The Six Nations had sent delegates to meet with the governor of New France and there was speculation that they might sell the … Continue reading

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Minute Book 3: 1725-April

The Six Nations Don’t Want a French-English War in Iroquoia On April 11th, a delegation from Onondaga, Cayouga, and the Tuscaroras came to Albany on behalf of the Six Nations as a whole. They told the commissioners that Governor Vaudreuil … Continue reading

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Minute Book 3: 1725-February

From the only entry for February, which is another letter from the commissioners to Governor Burnet, it appears that Colonel John (Johannes) Schuyler continued to work with Massachusetts separately from the commissioners to negotiate with the forces in Canada that … Continue reading

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Minute Book 3: 1724-October

In Cornell’s digital copy of the original minutes, October 1724 starts here In Library and Archives Canada’s digital copy of the original minutes, October 1724 starts here The records for October demonstrate¬†the utter failure of Governor Burnet’s policy prohibiting trade … Continue reading

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Minute Book 3: 1724-September

In Cornell’s digital copy of the original minutes, September 1724 starts here In Library and Archives Canada’s digital copy of the original minutes, September 1724 starts here Most of the minutes for September cover a treaty conference with New York … Continue reading

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Minute Book 3: 1724-June

In Cornell’s digital copy of the original minutes, June 1724 starts here In Library and Archives Canada’s digital copy of the original minutes, June 1724 starts here New York’s diplomacy continued to be hampered by a lack of communication and … Continue reading

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Minute Book 3: 1724-May

In Cornell’s digital copy of the original minutes, May 1724 starts here In Library and Archives Canada digital copy of the original minutes, May 1724 starts here Two Seneca sachems, Canakadrichha and Sagonadayane, met with the commissioners on May 11 … Continue reading

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Minute Book 3: 1724-February

In Cornell’s digital copy of the original minutes, February 1724 starts here In Library and Archives Canada digital copy of the original minutes, February 1724 starts here On February 14th, the commissioners continued negotiations with the four nations in Canada … Continue reading

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Minute Book 3: 1724-January

In Cornell’s digital copy of the original minutes, January 1724 starts here In Library and Archives Canada’s digital copy of the original minutes, January 1724 starts here As 1724 began, the struggle between England and France for trade and a … Continue reading

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Minute Book 3: 1723-November

In Cornell’s digital copy of the original minutes, November 1723 starts here In Library and Archives Canada digital copy of the original minutes, November 1723 starts here The two observer-messengers (or spies) sent to Canada in October returned in November. … Continue reading

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Minute Book 3: 1723-October

In Cornell’s digital copy of the original minutes, October 1723 starts here In Library and Archives Canada digital copy of the original minutes, October 1723 starts here The Albany Indian Commissioners were increasingly anxious that their own community would be … Continue reading

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Minute Book 3: 1723-September

In Cornell’s digital copy of the original minutes, September 1723 starts here In Library and Archives Canada digital copy of the original minutes, September 1723 starts here Early in September, peace between New England and the Abenaki began to look … Continue reading

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Minute Book 3: 1723-August

In Cornell’s digital copy of the original minutes, August 1723 starts here In Library and Archives Canada digital copy of the original minutes, August 1723 starts here On August 9th, delegates of the Six Nations stopped at Albany on their … Continue reading

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