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Coursey, Henry (fl. 1677-1682) 2nd and 3rd Proposition to the Mohawks, Oneidas, Onondagas, and Cayugas

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC03107.01922 Author/Creator: Coursey, Henry (fl. 1677-1682) Place Written: Albany, New York Type: Manuscript document signed Date: 1682/08/05 Pagination: 2p. + docket 33 x 21.3 cm

Summary of Content: Contains the signatures of Coursey and Philomen Lloyd. The document sets the terms for a peace settlement between the agents of Virginia and Maryland, and the northern Indians. Lloyd and Coursey demand 500 beavers to pay for the robbery and plunder, and the commanders of the troop that murdered the Christians. They also request that the northern Indians remain out of their country, and that they call back any troops that may have been sent down.

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Historical Era: Colonization and Settlement, 1585-1763

Subjects: American Indian HistoryMohawk IndianReligionFur TradeFinanceCrimeDeathWartime Pillaging and DestructionMilitary HistoryGlobal History and US Foreign PolicyGlobal History and US Foreign PolicyDiplomacyTreatyPeace

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