Category Archives: Transcriptions

The Records for 1753-1755

Following the resignation of the Commissioners for Indian Affairs in November 1746, William Johnson (on behalf of New York) as well as representatives from other colonies all negotiated with the Six Nations individually and the situation was chaotic at times. … Continue reading

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A Complete Transcription of Volume 3 (1737 and 1745)

The transcription of Volume 3 is now complete. It contains material from 1737 and 1745 that was probably originally part of Minute Book 4, but somehow became separated. You can download it here or from the menu at the top … Continue reading

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A Complete Transcription of Volume 2 (1732-1748)

I have been neglecting blog posts because I have been on a roll with transcribing. Volume 2 is now complete. You can download it here or from the menu at the top of the page. Volume 3 should be done … Continue reading

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Minute Book 3: 1729

There are no duplicate entries for 1729. The originals are in chronological order except that a second copy of the conference between Governor Montgomery and the Six Nations and their Allies held in October of the previous year is inserted … Continue reading

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Minute Book 3: 1728

Like 1727, 1728 is significantly out of order and includes duplicates. In many cases the duplicates both appear to be copies rather than originals. My guess is that someone, possibly Governor Montgomery, had copyists make sets of documents for multiple … Continue reading

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Complete Transcription for 1723-1732

Just in time for the New Year, I have finished transcribing the records from what I call Minute Book 3. On Cornell’s website they are Volume 1, because they are the earliest surviving volume of the originals. On Heritage Canada’s website they … Continue reading

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Minute Book 3: 1725 (2)

Minute Book 3 is far from completely transcribed, but I am reasonably sure that I have found all the pieces of 1725. You can download 1725 as a PDF AIC_RecordBooks-V1-1725only:  or click on 1725 in the menu bar above to … Continue reading

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Minute Book 3: 1724

I have finished transcribing the Albany Indian Commissioner Minute Book entries for 1724, the second year covered by the third volume of minutes. You can download 1724 as a unit here: AIC_RecordBooks-V1-1724only : or look at it online by clicking “1724” above. … Continue reading

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Minute Book 3: 1723

I have finished transcribing the first year’s worth of entries for the third volume of records, or Minute Books, as they are labeled. This is the original that was taken to Canada during the Revolutionary War and has survived, although … Continue reading

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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 July 21:The Oneidas’ Answer to Propositions Made July 20th by Maryland

Source: John Romeyn Brodhead, Berthold Fernow, E.B. O’Callaghan, Documents Relative to the Colonial History of the State of New York, Albany: Weed, Parsons, 1881, v. 13, p. 510. Available through the Internet Archive here . The original, which has the same gaps as … 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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Schedule of Propositions made by the Indians … 1677-1714

Click on the links below to download my transcription of the collection of notes entitled Schedule of propositions made by the Indians and answers given to them. These notes were taken in the nineteenth century, probably by British government officials. They … Continue reading

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