Albany Commissioners of Indian Affairs Reports, June 1753 - May 1755

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Copies of correspondence, reports of meetings with Native American groups, and remarks on fort construction, prisoner exchange, rivalries with the French, religious evangelization, and diplomacy.

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Att a Meeting of Commissioners of Indian Affairs at the house of Robert Lottrigh on the 7th Day of July 1753 Present Coll Myndert Schuyler} { Sybrant G Van Schiack Coll Hubert Marchall} Comrs { Jacob C TenEyck Robert Sanders} {John Beekman

Appeared two Letters from Some English presoners of pencilvania att Cagnewage in Canada ordered that the Said Letters be Sent to our Governour and to writte a Letter in answer to the presoners by the Same Indians that brought those Letters above Said

May it please your Excellencey The Inclosed Letters came to our hand by Some french Indians from Canada, from Some Traders that where taken att ohio River Last January, whe Shall wait on your Excellenceys order what to Doe therein and Remaine with Due Regard Albany the 7th of July 1753 your Excellenceys Most Dutyfull and humble Serts_ Myndert Schuyler Robert Sawers Sybrant G Van Schaick Jacob C TenEysk John Beekman

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Mr David Hendrichse

your two Letters of the 12 and 22th of June Last came to the hands of the Commissioners of Indian Affairs att the Citty of Albany, your Said Letters are Sent to newyork to his Excellencey the Governour to Know what he will be pleased, whe shall Doe therin, for which whe must wait on his Excellenceys answer, which will be about a forthnight or thereabouts, and when whe have Receved his Excellenceys answer, we Shall Lett you Know what whe Shall Doe for you and the Rest of his majesties good Subjects presoners with you att Canada whe heartly Candole on the misserable Condition you are in same

Albany the 7th of July 1753 your humble Sert_ John R Bleecher D.C -

this Board Agreed this Day with Johannis Segger for Eight pound per annum for his attandance on the Commissioners

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att a meting of Commissioners of of Indian Affairs on the 3th Day of August 1753 present Myndert Schuyler Robert Sanders Sybrant G. Van Schaick Cornelis Cuyler Jacob C TenEyck Letters from Alexander Mcginty and David Hendricks presoner att Canada Resolved that the Said Letters be Send to the Governour of Pensilvaniah

May it please your Excellencey the Inclosed Letters from Some English presoners taken by the Savages att ohio River, belonging to the goverment of pensilvaniah, Came to our hands by Some french Indians who thought proper to foward the Said Letters to your Excelleny and Remain with Due Regard your Excellenceys most Humble Servant John Rutse Bleecker DClark by order of the Commissioners of Indian Affairs Albany the 4th of August 1753

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Att a meeting of Commissioners of Indian Affairs on the 8 Day of August 1753 Present Myndert Schuyler Robert Sanders Sybrant G Van Schaick

A Letter form Jabaz Eveans presoner att Cagnawage praying for Relief from his Captivity Mr Koeuradt weyser praying this Board for their Assistance to Relief the Said Jabaz Eveans, George MaGinty, David Hendricks and the other presoners from their Captivity Ordered by this Board to Send for Susana an french Indian Squa who appeared Before this Board in the presence of Said weyser who has one of the Said presoners in her possession att Canawage Given to her in the Place of one of her Releations Deceased whereupon this Board Resolved to writt a Letter to the Said Jabaz Eveans to Inform him that this Board have Send a Belt of wampen with the said Squa, to the Shaems of Cagnawage and Canassadage for the Relief of the Said Eveans and the other presoners taken with him att ohio haveing att the Same time promised to pay for the maintainance and passage hither of the Said presoners~ the following Letter to Jabaz Eveans Albany the 8 Day of august 1753 whe Receved your Letter of the 29th of July Last by the Indian Squa Susana we have Send a Belt of wamen by the Said Squa to the Shaems of Canawage in order to gett you and the Rest of your Comerades, Releived from your Captivity which whe have good Reason to belive will be Complyed with by the Indians whe have offered to pay them for your and the others your Comerades Maintainance and further to pay them for your passage hither which which whe hope they will Except of whe Remaine your humble Sertv John R Bleecher by order of the Commissioners of Indian Affairs

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Att a meeting of Commissioners of Indian Affairs on the 12th of August 1753 Present Coll Myndert Schuyler Jacob C TenEyck Sybrant G Van Schaich John Beekman Robert Sanders Picter [Victor?] winne

A Letter from his Excellencey Governour Clinton with two Letters Inclosed therein one for Coll William Johnson and the other for Mr Koewradt Weyser Resolved to forward the Said Letters to Coll Johnson

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