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Answer of the Maquase, Oneydes, Onnondaqes, Cayouges, and Sinnokes, Sachims to his Exeye, the Governours Propositions made to them yesterday att the Citty hall of Albany the sixth day of August Ao 1687 [Annoqs?] Rogni Regis Jacobi Secundi Angt &c [illegible] Interpreted by Akus [illegible-torn]

First the speaker being a Maquase called Sindachsogio made a speech to the Sachims of all the Nations and putt them in minde of what was proposed to them yesterday by his Exeye concerning the meanes prescribed for the strentheneing of them and the weakeneing of their Enemies and how Convenient it wold bee for them not to make any peace without his Exeye and what bad Success that unlucky peace had, that they made three yeares agoe with the ffrench near to Onnendage upon their heads notwithstanding their being charged to the Contrary by his Exeye and how they now feel the smart of it and alsoe repeated the great Reason his Exeye had to chide them for the mischiefe done in Virginia, now they are very sencible that promising will not doe without a performance and that they all knew, wee have unanimously Concluded that no partyes whatsoever shall goe out that way for the future, if they doe, and any mischeefe happen to any of the Kings Subjects Every body in particular that has a hand in it shall answer for it Wee Sachims will not Concerne ourselves any more to speak in their behalfes

The said Maquase Sachim called Sindachsegie made a speech to his Exeye the Govenour In the behalf of all the free nations and answered the propositions thus Wee Have understood your Exeyes propositions yesterday and amongst other things wee finde that your Exeye Is very desirous to know what provocation wee have given to the ffrench to Cause them to warr upon us, We have been Consulting one aneother from break a day, and made as much Enquiry as wee could of what Evill has been done in generall and what in particular Wee are Resolved to speak the truth, and all the Evill wee have done them Is, about six yeares Agoe

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