Category Archives: Trade

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-September

Blocked from Trading with Montreal, Albany Traders Move West In September the commissioners made good on their promise to give the governor an account of the volume of the fur trade to the west. Captain Harme Vedder, stationed in Seneca … Continue reading

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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-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-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-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-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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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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