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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-June

The French Still Plan to Build Fort at Niagara On June 5th the commissioners wrote to the governor explaining that they had sent Laurence Claessen and two smiths to Onondaga. They added that David Van Dyck had resigned as commissioner, … 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: 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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Minute Book 3: 1723-August

In Cornell’s digital copy of the original minutes, August 1723 starts here In Library and Archives Canada digital copy of the original minutes, August 1723 starts here On August 9th, delegates of the Six Nations stopped at Albany on their … Continue reading

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