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At a meeting of the Commissioners at the house of
Robert Lotteridge July 2d 1754.

Present
Col. M. Scuyler
Capt. Beekman
Mr. Sanders Mayor
Mr. Vanschaick Recorder
Mr. Cors. Cuyler
Col. Marshal
Ja. C. Ten Eyke Esqr.
Mr. Groonendike -

May it please your Honr.

We were very much surprised
to hear that Hendrick and Abram
Speakers of the Indians told your Honr. in publick
yesterday that no Message had been sent by the Com=
=missrs: of Indian Affairs to acquaint them, that
Commissioners for Indian affairs had been appointed
--------------- and also that arms and Amunition
had been daily sold by the people of the County of
Albany to the French at Albany and Oswego.
which arms and Amunition the french now made
use of against the English at Ohio.

all which we absolutely deney, and as to the
first charge, we beg leave to refer your Honr.
to the Publick register Book of Indian Affairs, the
Copy of which being carefully examined with the
original we inclose to your Honr. in which
it appears, due, and early notice was regularly
given by Arent Stevens Interpreter of the Indians
for this Province to all the six nations without
exception as your Honr. may see by the answer of

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At a meeting of the Commissioners at the house of
Robert Lotteridge July 2d 1754.

Present
Col. M. Scuyler
Capt. Beekman
Mr. Sanders Mayor
Mr. Vanschaick Recorder
Mr. Cors. Cuyler
Col. Marshal
Ja. C. Ten Eyke Esqr.
Mr. Groonendike -

May it please your Honr.

We were very much surprised
to hear that Hendrick and Abram
Speakers of the Indians told your Honr. in publick
yesterday that no Message had been sent by the Com=
=missrs: of Indian Affairs to acquaint them, that
Commissioners for Indian affairs had been appointed
--------------- and also that arms and Amunition
had been daily sold by the people of the County of
Albany to the French at Albany and Oswego.
which arms and Amunition the french now made
use of against the English at Ohio.

all which we absolutely deney, and as to the
first charge, we beg leave to refer your Honr.
to the Publick register Book of Indian Affairs, the
Copy of which being carefully examined with the
original we inclose to your Honr. in which
it appears, due, and early notice was regularly
given by Arent Stevens Interpreter of the Indians
for this Province to all the six nations without
exception as your Honr. may see by the answer of