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Words of the Registers,, when this is once dane, he that mall write afterwards, need not act with so much. Caution.

The History of these Indians, I promise myself, will give an agreeable Amusement to many; almost every one will find something in it suited to his own Palate; but every Line will not please every Man; on the contrary, one will naturally approve what ano. ther condemns, as one defixes to know wbat another thinks not worth the Trouble of reading'; for which Reason, I think, it is better to run the Risque of being sometimes tedious to certain Readers, than to omit any thing that may be useful to the World..

I have sometimes thought, that Hiflories wrote with all the Delicacy of a fine. Romance, are like French Dishes, mare agreeable to the Palate than the Stamach, and less wholsome than more common and coarfer Diet.

An Historian's Views must be curious and extensive, and the History of different People and different Ages requires different Rules, and often different

Abilities to, write it, I hope therefore the Reader will, froma these Considerations, receive this firft Attempt of this: kind with more than usual Allowances.

The Inhabitants of New York have been much more concerned in the Tranjaolions, wbich followed: the Year 1688, than in those which preceded it. And as it requires uncommon Courage and Resolution to engage willingly in the İVars against a crucel andı barbarous Enemy, I pould-be forry to forget any that might deserve to be remembred by thair Country with Gratitude on that Occasion.


A Vocabulary of Words and Names us'd by the

French Authors, who tréat of the Indian Affairs, is inserted at the End of this Volume..


The Count De Frontenac attacks Onondaga in Per-

fon with the whole Force of Canada. The Five
Nations continue the War with the French, and
make Peace with the Dionondadies



The Ganduct which the English and French observed,

in regard to the Five Nations, immediately after the Peace of Reswick.


Papers relating to an Act of the Assembly of the Pro

vince of New York, for the Encouragement of the Indian Trade, and for prohibiting the selling of Indian Goods to the French of Canada. 214


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