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Collection Reference Number GLC03107.02132
From Archive Folder The Livingston Family Papers [046] June-December 1717 
Title Answer to the proposition of Governor Hunter regarding Virginia
Date 17 June 1717
Author The Five Nations  
Document Type Government document
Content Description The Five Nations state that the Indians they attacked in Virginia are a "false and treacherous" people, but if they had known that they were friends of the English, they would never have attacked. They extend their apologies to Virginia, and ask that an agent be sent up to Albany so that the covenant between the Five Nations and Virginia may be renewed. In his response, Governor Hunter demands that the Five Nations find the prisoner they took and return her to Virginia. As a final remark, the Five Nations note that despite rumors to the contrary, they have no intentions of destroying the [Sappone] Indians, or the neighboring English settlers. Docketed on p.4.
Subjects American Indian History  Mohawk Indian  Government and Civics  Treaty  Diplomacy  Wartime Pillaging and Destruction  Women's History  Prisoner of War  Military History  
People Hunter, Robert (1664-1734)  
Place written Albany, New York
Theme Native Americans; Government & Politics
Sub-collection The Livingston Family Papers
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859