Instructions for Mayor Abraham Schuyler, 8 September 1722.

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Abraham Schuyler is ordered to settle in the Seneca's country for 12 months in an effort to trade with the Far Nations, and invite them to Albany to trade with the English settlers. Schuyler is directed to tell the Far Nations that the English offer their goods at a significantly cheaper price, and he is to make sure that the Five Nations do not hinder their passage. While in the Seneca's country, he is also supposed to purchase the nearest part of land around Lake Erie, build a trading house, and maintain correspondence with the Commissioner for Indians Affairs at Albany. Marked as a copy on the docket.
Collection: The Livingston Family Papers.
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Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
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