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At a Board of Commissioners,
met at Robt Lottridges Septr 15. 1758.

The Mayor
Coll Schuyler
Mr J: Beekman
Jac. C. Ten Eyck
AC Colhoun DS.

Resolved That a Coppy of the following
Letter be sent to Governour Hamilton
by Alexr Mcginty; also Mr Saunder's
Acctt ammounting to £17.''19.''1 1/2 be
inclosed, with Dd Hendricks Letter of

We the Comissioners for the management
of Indian-Affaires in the Province of New York:
gave you the troubles of a Letter dated att Albany
upon the 4th of August with two inclosed from Alexr Mcginty
David Hendricks & others, Prisoners in Canada; taken by some french
Indians on the back parts of Pennsylvania sometime in January
last. - We were sensibly affected with the misfortunate &
deplorable situation of the said Prisoners, our fellow Subjects;
so long detained in the hands of Savages (tho in time of Peace)
That we Resolved & did accordingly send a Belt of Wampum
(on the 8 of August when Coonradt Weisar your Provincial
Interpreter was present) with a Message to the Sachems of
Kaghnawaga & Kanassedaga in order for the Releasement of said
Prisoners, & at same time promised to pay for their maintenance
& passage hither. - yesterday Alexr Mcginty was brought here
in Consequence of 'foresaid Message; with much difficulty we
agreed with the Indian for one prs of Shrouds, ten Spanish Dollars
& some Necessaries as p[er] inclosed Acctt paid by Mr Sanders the Mayor
approved off & consented to by said Mcginty, who can inform you,
also by the enclosed Letter, Why, the Rest of the Prisoners were not
sent at this time.
We are with great Respect your Honours,
most obedient humble Serts
Myndert Schuyler
Robert Sanders
Sybrant G: van Schaick
Jno Beekman

Albany 7br. 15. 1753. Jacob C. Ten Eyck
Alexr Colhoun, D.Sec..ry [?]
The Honble James Hamilton Esqr
Govr of Pennsylvania.

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