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The 5 Nations Answer to the propositions of Governor Spotswood

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC03107.02152 Author/Creator: The 5 Nations Place Written: Albany, New York Type: Manuscript document Date: 12 September 1722 Pagination: 4p. 32 x 20.3 cm

Summary of Content: The 5 Nations agree with the boundaries set around Virginia by Governor Spotswood, and promise not to ever cross them. They also agree to remain at peace with the Virginia Indians, but ask that they leave a stone in their fire as a sign of their passage through the country of the 5 Nations. The Indians thank Governor Spotswood for forgiving their mischievous behavior, and agree to return any runaway enslaved people that cross their path. Docketed on p.4.

People: Spotswood, Alexander, 1676-1740

Historical Era: Colonization and Settlement, 1585-1763

Subjects: American Indian HistoryMohawk IndianBoundary or Property DisputeDiplomacyTreatyPeaceTravelGovernment and CivicsSlaveryRunaway SlaveFugitive Slave ActAfrican American HistoryMilitary History

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