Letter of Giles Vanderasteal and Burr Harrison, 1699 Apr. 21.
Contains a letter from Giles Vanderasteal & Burr Harrison to Governor Francis Nicholson as ambassadors sent to the Emperor of the Piscataway Indians. According to the letter, the Emperor requests that the governor visit him. The ambassadors state that the Emperor lives on a small island in the middle of the Potomack River with a fort at the upper end. The letter provides details about the island and its population.