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Magistrates of Albany Proposal to Coll. Thomas Dongan re: regulation of trade with Indians

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC03107.01956 Author/Creator: Magistrates of Albany Place Written: Albany, New York Type: Manuscript document Date: [?] Pagination: 2p. + docket 32.6 x 20.9 cm

Summary of Content: The Magistrates explain that due to the barren soil of Albany, the inhabitants of the county have no other way to make a living other than through trade with Indians, which has been quite poor as of late. They therefore request that Coll. Dongan regulate trade with Indians so that it may only be conducted in Albany, which will in the end increase the royal governments revenues.

People: Dongan, Thomas, 1634-1715

Historical Era: Colonization and Settlement, 1585-1763

Subjects: American Indian HistoryMerchants and TradeCommerceAgriculture and Animal HusbandryFinanceGovernment and Civics

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