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The History of the Five Indian Nations Depending on the Province of New-York in America$
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Cadwallader Colden

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9781501713903

Published to Cornell Scholarship Online: January 2018

DOI: 10.7591/cornell/9781501713903.001.0001

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The Preface to the Second Part.

The Preface to the Second Part.

Chapter:
(p.83) The Preface to the Second Part.
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The History of the Five Indian Nations Depending on the Province of New-York in America
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Cadwallader Colden

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Cornell University Press
DOI:10.7591/cornell/9781501713903.003.0101

The former Part of this History was written at New-York in the Year 1727, on Occasion of a Dispute which then happened, between the Government of New-York and some Merchants. The French of Canada had the whole Fur Trade with the Western Indians in their Hands, and were supplied with their woollen Goods from New-York. Mr. Burnet, who took more Pains to be informed of the Interest of the People he was set over, and of making them useful to their Mother Country, than Plantation Governors usually do, took the Trouble of perusing all the Registers of the Indian Affairs on this Occasion. He from thence conceived of what Consequence the Fur Trade with the Western Indians was of to Great-Britain; that as the English had the Fur Trade to Hudson’s Bay given up to them, by the Treaty of Utrecht, so, by the Advantages which the Province of New-York has in its Situation, they might be able to draw the whole Fur Trade in the other Parts of America to themselves, and thereby the English engross that Trade, and the Manufactories depending on it....

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