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Commission on Indian Affairs Rough drafts of proceedings of Commissioners of Indian Affairs

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC03107.02162 Author/Creator: Commission on Indian Affairs Place Written: Albany, New York Type: Manuscript document Date: 1727/06-1727/07 Pagination: 10p. + docket 32.5 x 21 cm

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Summary of Content: Contains a number of records of the proceedings at meetings of the Commissioners of Indian Affairs, as well as drafts of letters to Governor Burnet. P.1 is a fragment of a larger document that welcomes the Indians to trade with the English, and warns against the treachery of the French. The records of the Commissioners of Indian Affairs discuss ways to have the palatines provide military detachments with food, the retrieval of captive children from Canada, and the need to be on guard against possible French and Indian attacks. The last two pages are letters written in Dutch to Captain Bancker and Laurence Clase.

People: Burnet, William, 1688-1729

Historical Era: Colonization and Settlement, 1585-1763

Subjects: American Indian HistoryGovernment and CivicsMerchants and TradeCommerceMilitary HistoryCanadaFranceGlobal History and US Foreign PolicyGlobal History and US Foreign PolicyMilitary ProvisionsDiplomacyChildren and FamilyPrisonerPrisoner of WarImmigration and Migration

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