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Byrd, William (fl. 1685) Propositions made to the Onondagas, Oneidas, Cayugas, and Senecas

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC03107.01947 Author/Creator: Byrd, William (fl. 1685) Place Written: Albany, New York Type: Manuscript document signed Date: 1685/09/15 Pagination: 7p. + docket 32.8 x 20.7 cm

Summary of Content: Byrd informs the Indians that they have broken their covenant with the people of Virginia and Maryland when they invaded their land, abducted their servants, and fought with their Indian allies. Rather than go to war over this, Byrd asks that the Indians return the people they abducted, and call back any men that they sent down to Virginia and Maryland.

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Historical Era: Colonization and Settlement, 1585-1763

Subjects: American Indian HistoryWartime Pillaging and DestructionPrisonerPrisoner of WarServantIndentured ServantAfrican American HistorySlaveryMilitary HistoryGlobal History and US Foreign PolicyGlobal History and US Foreign PolicyDiplomacyTreatyPeace

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