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Fletcher, Benjamin (1640-1703) Propositions made to the 5 Nations

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC03107.02039 Author/Creator: Fletcher, Benjamin (1640-1703) Place Written: Albany, New York Type: Manuscript document Date: 1693/07/03 Pagination: 3p. + docket 36.1 x 24.3 cm

Summary of Content: Fletcher writes of his plans to strengthen the frontier against French and Indian attacks, and warns the 5 Nations to remain sober at all times, as drinking alcohol would make them more vulnerable to an attack. He reminds the 5 Nations that they need to give satisfaction for the killing of horses some time ago, and instructs them to remove a Jesuit who is currently living among them. Fletcher also asks if any Indians are wavering in their loyalty and considering reconciliation with the French.

People: Fletcher, Benjamin, 1640-1703

Historical Era: Colonization and Settlement, 1585-1763

Subjects: American Indian HistoryMohawk IndianJesuitsDiplomacyFranceCanadaGlobal History and US Foreign PolicyGlobal History and US Foreign PolicyMilitary HistoryAlcoholWartime Pillaging and DestructionReligionGovernment and Civics

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