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Letter from the Commissioners to the Albany Committee


At a meeting of the Commissioners for transacting Indian affairs for the Northern Department, held at the City of Albany on Friday, August 25, 1775, present: General Schuyler, Colonel Wolcott, Colonel Francis, and Mr˙ Douw.

The following Message was sent to the Committee of the City of Albany:

Albany, August 25, 1775.

GENTLEMEN: The Commissioners of Indian Affairs are to open the treaty with the Six Nations this morning, about eleven o' clock, at the Dutch Church. They request the favour of your attendance, and that of the principal gentlemen of the Town, and would wish, previous to the meeting, to be honoured with your company at Cartwright' s.

To Abraham Yates, Jun˙, Esq˙, Chairman of the Committee of Albany.

The Chairman and Committee attended, agreeable to invitation.