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Dongan, Thomas (1634-1715) Proposition to the Oneidas, Onondagas, and Cayugas

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC03107.02011 Author/Creator: Dongan, Thomas (1634-1715) Place Written: Albany, New York Type: Manuscript document Date: 1687/04/25 Pagination: 2p. + docket 33.4 x 21 cm

Summary of Content: Dongan writes that he is distressed by news of the Mohawks and Senecas traveling to Canada to make a settlement with the Governor, which would constitute a breach of their agreement with him. He also reprimands the Oneidas, Onondagas, and Cayugas for trading at Philadelphia and not exclusively at Albany, and instructs them to apprehend any French or English men they find traveling and trading without a pass from him.

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Historical Era: Colonization and Settlement, 1585-1763

Subjects: Government and CivicsMilitary HistoryAmerican Indian HistoryFranceCanadaTreatyDiplomacyPeaceMerchants and TradeCommerce

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