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At a Meeting of the Comms
of Indians Affairs at Albany October 11th
1754
{The following was set forth along the left margin:}
Present
Col M: Schuiler
Cornelius Cuiler
John Beekman
Jacob C Ten Eick
{The following began to the right of the attendance list:]
Appeared to this Board
John Van [?Tice] Hendrick M.
Wimple Hendrik Wendle &
Valkert Van Vegtin In Order
to go to the Senecas Contry. To Whoom the Coms
Gave the following Instructions

Whereas his Honour the Leutenant James
De Lancey Esqr his Majesties Leutenant Governour
and Commander In Chief of the Colony of
New York &c Has Ordered us to Send you up
to the Senecas Contry to Reside there as [?much]
You Are therefor as Soon as Conveniently You
Can, to Repair thither, and During Your Stay
there, to Observe the Motions of the french, Which
Now are, Or May: Happen to Come Among them
and Prevent their Residing In that Contry if
Posseably You Can.

You are Likewise to Do Your Utmost Endeavour
to keep the Indians firm to his Majesties Interest
and those that are Wavering in their Allegience
to his Said Majesty, You Are to Use Your Utmost
to Bring them Back to their former frindship
to the English Nation. You are Also to Acquaint the
Lieutenant Governour Or Commander In Chief for
the time Being; or to the Commssioners of Indian
Affairs At Albany from time to time With All Such
Intilligence As You Shall there Receive, You are
Also to Observe the Instructions the Governor, or
We, Shall Send You from time to time

Ordered that the following Accounts
Be Paid, and that Mr Beekman Pay the
Same to Wit


to Leendert [?Gonsevoort] £ 0 0 " 8
to Jacobus Mynderse £ . 1 " 9

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