At a Board of Commissioners for
Indian-Affaires in Albany at the house of
Robert Lutteridge Sept 10. 1753.
Capt Hubert Marshall Comdt
Robert Saunders Mayor
S. G. van Schaick Recorder.
John Beekman } Esqrs
Jacob C. Ten Eyck
Alex P. Colhoun Depty Secty
The Mayor delivered a Letter fm Alex McGinty
another fm D.d Hendricks Prisoners in Canada:
also produced one fm Madam Louisa Desrivreres Desmurseaux
acknowledging the receipt of the Belt of Wampum
sent by Susanna a french Indian Squaw (vide
Journal of 8th August.)
Resolved. That the Mayor writes a Letter of thanks
to said Madam Louisa Desrivieres Desmurseaux for
her kind treatment & Civilitys to the 'foresaid
Ordered That the Mayor deliver the Commission
by virtue of which the Comissioners act at
present, to Alexander Colhoun; & that A.C.
write to the 'foresaid McGinty & Hendricks
acknowledging receipt of above Letter &c. &c.
a true Coppy as follows.
Albany 7.br 10. 1753
Sir This day the Comissioners received yours
of the 19th of August also one of the 18th from your
Cousin Hendricks, directed to Mr JR Bleeker
& delivered to the Board by the Mayor Mr Robt
Saunders. The Comissioners have not yet had
an answer from Governour Hamilton, when
they have, will by first safe conveyance advise
you: in the mean time hope, & heartely wish, the
measures which they have already taken, may
effect yours, & the liberty of your fellow prisoners,
upon the return of the Head men
as you mentioned. The Comissioners have also
(by the Bearer of yours & this Joseph the Indian)
directed Mr Saunders to write a Letter of thanks
to Madam S.D. Demurseaux for her kind treatment
& Civilitys to you & fellow Sufferers.
am your humble Servt
By order of the Board Alexr Colhoun Depty Secry
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