Category Archives: New York History

Minute Book 3: 1726-March: Conflicts Over Alcohol Continue; the French Presence in Iroquoia is Growing

It is not clear how well Laurence Claessen knew English.  The commissioners often instructed him to keep journals of his diplomatic missions, but they generally submitted their own version into the record.  In March, Claessen appeared before them and gave … Continue reading

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Minute Book 3: 1726-January

Conflicts in Iroquoia: Captives, Smiths, and Alcohol The commissioners wrote to Governor Burnet to tell him about the English boy they had taken in after he ran away from the Mohawks at Fort Hunter. They had now learned that the … Continue reading

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Minute Book 3: 1725-October

Trade is Welcome in Iroquoia; Alcohol and Quarrels Are Not On October 10th, another delegation from the Six Nations met with the Commissioners. This time Thanentsaronwe (Thannintsorowee) was the speaker. He came to complain again about the sale of alcohol … Continue reading

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Minute Book 3: 1725-July

The commissioners wrote to the governor again, responding to a letter from him that is not part of the record. They told him that trade on the Lake (Ontario / Cadaraqui) was doing well, but needed more than cheap goods … Continue reading

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Minute Book 3: 1725-June

The French Still Plan to Build Fort at Niagara On June 5th the commissioners wrote to the governor explaining that they had sent Laurence Claessen and two smiths to Onondaga. They added that David Van Dyck had resigned as commissioner, … 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 … Continue reading

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Minute Book 3: 1725-January

Things were still not going well between the commissioners and William Burnet, the governor of New York and New Jersey. In January the commissioners replied to a letter from the governor in which he told them not to give Nicholas … Continue reading

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Minute Book 3: 1724-November

In Cornell’s digital copy of the original minutes, November 1724 starts here In Library and Archives Canada’s digital copy of the original minutes, November 1724 starts here In November the Commissioners completed their response to the petition against Governor Burnet’s … 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-August

In Cornell’s digital copy of the original minutes, August 1724 starts here In Library and Archives Canada’s digital copy of the original minutes, August 1724 starts here The commissioners began to prepare for another major treaty conference with Governor William … 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-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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