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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: 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-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-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 … 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-October

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 in Indian goods between New York  and the French.  The policy was … Continue reading

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Minute Book 3: 1724-September

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 Governor William Burnet, the Six Nations, and the Schaghticokes that was held … Continue reading

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Minute Book 3: 1724-August

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 Burnet and the Six Nations by sending Lawrence Claessen to invite them … Continue reading

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Minute Book 3: 1724-July

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, the Six Nations, and the four allied nations headed by Kahnawake / … Continue reading

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Minute Book 3: 1724-January

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 military presence in the North American interior continued in full force even … Continue reading

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Minute Book 3: 1723-October

In Cornell’s digital copy of the original minutes, October 1723 starts here In Library and Archives Canada digital copy of the original minutes, October 1723 starts here The Albany Indian Commissioners were increasingly anxious that their own community would be … 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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Minute Book 3: 1723-June

In Library and Archives Canada digital copy of the original minutes, June 1723 starts here The conference with Massachusetts Bay and the Six Nations (I will refer to them that way from now on, since the Tuscaroras were now established … Continue reading

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