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Mayor and Aldermen of Albany "At a Meeting of the Mayor aldermen of the citty of Alb[any] the Justices . . .

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC03107.02093 Author/Creator: Mayor and Aldermen of Albany Place Written: Albany, New York Type: Manuscript document Date: 1709/08/12 Pagination: 2p. + docket 30.2 x 19.4 cm

Summary of Content: . . . of the sd. County, the Commissioners for the Expedition against Canada & Commissioners of the Indian affares" The Commissioners state that it would be a great risk to sail up the river into Canada during the winter, and make a number of suggestions of what to do in the mean time. They recommend placing garrisons in 3 new forts, repairing the forts at Albany and Schenechtady, keeping 200 Indians as scouts, and securing the loyalty of the 4 Nations.

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Historical Era: Colonization and Settlement, 1585-1763

Subjects: American Indian HistoryCanadaFranceGlobal History and US Foreign PolicyGlobal History and US Foreign PolicyGovernment and CivicsMilitary HistoryFortificationBuilding ConstructionDiplomacy

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