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    Iroquois Treaties - Henry Moore Autograph Letter Signed "H. Moore" as Governor of New York. Three pages, 5.5" x 8", New York, Aug. 21, 1769 concerning negotiations with the Iroquois Confederacy. He writes in part (original spelling retained) : "I am not at all surpris'd that the Indians should be uneasy at the recall of the Commissan'rs, without others being appointed by the Prop new in their room, & mention'd my apprehensions of it to some members of the Assembly before their Prorogation, but it was without effect, &the inadequate Provision made for the Interpretors & Smiths shows how little the matter in agitation was then understood; I shall renew my application to the members in Town, that they may be better prepar'd at the opening of the approaching Session, where I hope every thing will be settled to the Satisfaction of the Indians, & shall tomorrow lay before His Majesty's Council what you have urg'd upon that head.- The Division of the County of Albany has been brought upon the carpet, in almost every Session of Assembly since my arrival heree; All joyn in allowing it to be necessary, but they cannot agree on the Line of Division I have never seen the Petition mention'd in your letter concerning this matter, & shall be oblig'd to you for your sentiments on it, in support of it; as in al probability this affair will be reviv'd again in the next Session, I should be glad to be prepar'd for any objections which may be rais'd to your Plan..." Moore, (1713-1769) was born to a prominent family in Jamaica and in 1756 became governor of the island. In 1765 he was appointed governor of New York, but died in office four years later. Usual mail folds, with tiny separations at margins thereat, and pinholes at all corners. Document is lightly and evenly toned, with bold ink; very good condition. Ex. Henry E. Luhrs Collection.

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