The History of the Five Indian Nations of Canada: Which are Dependent on the Province of New-York in America and are the Barrier Between the English and French in that Part of the World : with Particular Accounts of Their Religion, Manners, Customs, Laws and Forms of Government : Their Several Battles and Treaties with the European Nations, Their Wars with the Other Indians, and a True Account of the Present State of Our Trade with Them : in which are Shewn the Great Advantage of Their Trade and Alliance to the British Nation and the Intrigues and Attempts of the French to Engage Them from Us : a Subject Nearly Concerning All Our American Plantations and Highly Meriting the Attention of the British Nation at this Juncture
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Account Affairs aforeſaid againſt agreed Albany Anſwer Aſſembly Belt Brethren Brother brought called Canada carried Chiefs Children City Colonies Commiſſioners confirm conſiderable continue Council Country delivered Deſign deſire Enemy England Engliſh Excellency firſt Five Nations Force four French Friends Friendſhip gave give given Government Governor Governor of Canada grant Hands Heirs Honourable Hopes hundred Indians Inhabitants Intereſt Interpreter join keep King Lake Lands laſt Laws Letters likewiſe live Manner March Maryland Means meet Mohawks Montreal moſt muſt Name never New-York Number Occaſion Officers Party Peace Perſons Place Power preſent Priſoners promiſed Province provincial Council publick Purpoſe Reaſon received River Sachems ſaid ſame ſay ſee ſend ſent ſeveral ſhall ſhould Six Nations ſome ſuch taken tell themſelves thereof theſe Thing thoſe thought tions told Trade Treaty unto Uſe Virginia Wampum William Penn York
Page 234 - ... five years, one for four years, one for three years, one for two years, and one for one year, and thereafter as the terms of office expire in each year one member for a term of five years.
Page 198 - I choose to solve the controversy with this small distinction, and it belongs to all three : any government is free to the people under it (whatever be the frame) where the laws rule and the people are a party to those laws, and more than this is tyranny, oligarchy, or confusion.
Page 219 - That all persons living in this province who confess and acknowledge the one almighty and eternal God to be the creator, upholder, and ruler of the world...
Page 194 - ... the beginning of the three and fortieth degree of northern latitude, and on the south by a circle drawn at twelve miles...
Page 72 - We see with our own eyes that they have been a very unruly people, and are altogether in the wrong in their dealings with you. We have concluded to remove them, and oblige them to go over the river Delaware, and quit all claim to any lands on this side for the future, since they have received pay for them, and it is gone through their guts long ago. To confirm to you that we will see your request executed, we lay down this string of wampum in return for yours.
Page 194 - ... but if the said river shall not extend so far northward, then by the said river so far as it doth extend; and from the head of the said river, the eastern bounds are to be determined by a meridian line, to be drawn from the head of the said river, unto the said...
Page 217 - That all witnesses coming or called to testify their knowledge in or to any matter or thing in any court, or before any lawful authority within the said province, shall there give or deliver in their evidence or testimony, by solemnly promising to speak the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth, to the matter or thing in question...
Page 58 - We know our Lands are now become more valuable. The white People think we do not know their Value; but we are sensible that the Land is everlasting, and the few Goods we receive for it are soon worn out and gone.
Page 10 - The first Time I was among the Mohawks, I had this Compliment from one of their old Sachems, which he did, by giving me his own Name, Cayenderongue. He had been a notable Warrior; and he told me, that now I had a Right to assume...