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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-March

A Conference With Kahnawake, Schawenadie, the Kaniengeha’ka, and Albany On March 13 the commissioners met with five leaders from Kahnawake (spelled Cachnawage in the records) and Kahnawake’s ally Schawenadie, in this case spelled Scanrinadie. (My best guess is that Schawenadie … 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: 1723-November

In Cornell’s digital copy of the original minutes, November 1723 starts here In Library and Archives Canada digital copy of the original minutes, November 1723 starts here The two observer-messengers (or spies) sent to Canada in October returned in November. … 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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Plug for a Journal

The Conference on Iroquois Research has a journal now, Iroquoia. It will be of interest to many readers of this blog. I have an article in the first issue, “Tiononderogue: the Struggle for a Mohawk Town, 1686-1797.” It tells one part of the … Continue reading

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