Our Collection

At the Institute’s core is the Gilder Lehrman Collection, one of the great archives in American history. More than 70,000 items cover five hundred years of American history, from Columbus’s 1493 letter describing the New World to soldiers’ letters from World War II and Vietnam. Explore primary sources, visit exhibitions in person or online, or bring your class on a field trip.

Baptist van Eps, John (fl. 1700) Report about the Indians

High-resolution images are available to schools and libraries via subscription to American History, 1493-1943. Check to see if your school or library already has a subscription. Or click here for more information. You may also request a pdf of the image from us here.

Log in
or
subscribe to see this thumbnail image

Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC03107.02059 Author/Creator: Baptist van Eps, John (fl. 1700) Place Written: Albany, New York Type: Manuscript document signed Date: 1700/08/05 Pagination: 3p. + docket 31.6 x 19.3 cm

Summary of Content: Van Eps states that upon his arrival at Onondaga in July, he found the Indians meeting with some French men, for which he reprimanded them and informed them that Corlaer forabade such activity. When he questioned the Indians about the French intentions, he learned that the French proposed peace, the release of prisoners, and asked permission to place a Jesuit in their country. The Indians refused the French propositions, and stated that if they wanted a priest, Corlaer would supply them with one.

People:

Historical Era: Colonization and Settlement, 1585-1763

Subjects: American Indian HistoryJesuitsDiplomacyGovernment and CivicsCanadaFranceGlobal History and US Foreign PolicyGlobal History and US Foreign PolicyReligionPeacePrisonerPrisoner of WarCatholicism

Sub Era:

Order a Copy Citation Guidelines for Online Resources