Category Archives: New England History

Minute Book 3: 1725-November

The next entry is a November 4th letter from the Commissioners but written by James Stevenson (perhaps the one in this biography) because Philip Livingston, the Secretary for Indian Affairs, was absent. James Stevenson was not a commissioner, raising the … Continue reading

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Minute Book 3: 1725-May

Dummer’s War Drags On The first entry for May is a letter from Samuel Thaxter, William Dudley, and Theodore Atkinson, representatives from Massachusetts Bay who had gone to meet with Governor Vaudreuil in Montreal to negotiate the release of captives … 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-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-July

In Cornell’s digital copy of the original minutes, July 1724 starts here In Library and Archives Canada’s digital copy of the original minutes, July 1724 starts here The commissioners’ minutes do not record the meetings between the New England delegates, … 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: 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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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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