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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-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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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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