Category Archives: New Netherland History

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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1677 December 21:The Commander and Commissaries’ Answer to the Oneidas

British Historical Documents (Series A1894, New York (Colony) Council Papers) 26-162 transcribed 9-7-2016 by Ann Hunter not in DRCHNY Schedule of Propositions says this begins on p. 8 of Volume I of the Minutes of the Commissioners of Indian Affairs … Continue reading

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The Commissioners for Managing the Indian Affairs in Albany

Who Were the Albany Indian Commissioners? The Albany Indian Commissioners managed Indian Affairs for the British colony of New York between 1677 and 1745, playing an important role in relations with other British colonies as well.  Most members of the … Continue reading

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