Resolving Land Issues at the Legislature, Etc.

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Date April 9, 1791
Author Name Chiefs of the Three Nations (primary) Location: Mohawk Village
Recipient Name Gilles Fondie (primary)
Summary The Chiefs discuss land-related concerns which they hope Fondie will resolve when the legislature meets during the winter months. Fondie was sick when the legislature met during the previous winter but should be able to attend the next session.
Document Format Letter Signed
Document Notes Partially illegible.
Content Notes [not available]
Related Persons/Groups Gilles Fondie; Chiefs of Three Nations; Selles; Jelles; Thomas Shadekariwade; John Deserontyon; Winhill Kanonraron; Isaac Anoughsoktia; Colonel Butler; Legislature; Captain John; Captain Brant; John Lanson; Colonel Cuyler; Captain Thomas; ;
Related Places Mohawk Village; Callamtime; Mohawk River; bay de Quantie; Fort Hunter; New York; Fort Stanwix; ;
Keywords sick; land; sell; church; bargain; ;
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Majr Jelles Fondie EsqrCallantine
Mohawk River
Mohawk Village bay de Quintie April 9th 1796
We Received yours of the 17th of Septr 90 & Observed its Contents. Also the one sent bie you to Coll. Butler & are sorie to hear of your being sick, which prevented your deoing anie thing about the Land at Fort [undecipherable] last Winter, when the Legislature, was at New York but are glad that you intend to setle it this winter when they meat again at the same plae. And hopes that you will be able for to setle it Entierlie now. As you have got such good assitance in the Law Way. for wee heartely wish you suckcess, as the Agreement wee made with you we shall stand by, and to you wee look for the fulfilling of it and to no other, therefore wee hope you will doe great endevor for to setle it as soon as possible, and then for to let us know of it, when you have done, Likeways for to appoint a place for us to meet you where wee must setle it Entierly, according to your agreement with Us--Capt John wrote to you some time agoe concerning our Church for it belongs to Us that lives hear and to no other, therefore wee hope that you will setle that matter likeways, and let us know Your answer-- Wee understand from your Letter that Capt Brant & others with him at the Meeting at Fort stanwix and Fort [undecipherable] flatts
to John Larson & Coll: Cayler & received three hundred & Odd Dollars but wee have nothing to doe with their affairs, wee made our bargain with you & with no other, Larson & Cayler, [undecipherable] doe with them as they please, for what was ours undoubtedly, belongs to you when you fulfill Your part. Capt John Deserontyon, & Capt. Thomas Will setle matters with you as they are going onto your place.
Wee remain Sir Your Most ObtServtThomas ShudekatiwadeJohn Deserontyon[undecipherable] RanonraronIsaac Anoughsoktia
Majr Jelles Fondie Esqr