Category Archives: Slavery, Servitude, Captivity

Minute Book 3: 1726-February

Laurence Claessen is Sent to Negotiate (and Obtain Intelligence) The commissioners sent Laurence Claessen to Onondaga with instructions to resolve the ongoing conflicts between Albany traders and the Haudenosaunee over the sale of rum at the falls on the Onondaga … 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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Conference on Iroquois Research 2017 Presentation

The Conference on Iroquois Research met last week in Oswego, New York. It included many excellent presentations. I gave a talk based on the AIC records for 1723-1725 entitled “The Sappony Prisoner: Servant, Captive, Runaway, or Chief?” It concerns a … Continue reading

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Minute Book 3: 1725-December

In December the commissioners received a letter from Captain John Collins in Schenectady about a Christian boy who had been taken captive by “some of our upper nations.” The commissioners still used “Christian” to mean “European” even though by this … 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: 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-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-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-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-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-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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