September 14, 1726
[From the Original Roll In the Secretary of State's Office, Albany, N. Y.]
TO ALL PEOPLE to whom this present Instrument of Writing shall Come WHEREAS the Sachims of the five Nations did (on the 19th Day of July in the year of Our Lord one Thousand Seven hundred And one in a Conference held at Albany Between John Nanfan Esq late Liev Govern of the Province of New York) Give and Render up all their Land where the Beaver Hunting is which they won With the Sword then Eighty Years ago to CORACHKOO our Great King Praying that he might be their Protector and Defender there. For which they desired that their Secretary might then draw an Instrument for them to Sign & Seal That it might be Carried to the King as by the minutes thereof now in Custody of the Secretary for Indian Affairs at Albany may more fully and at Large appear. WE Kanakarighton & Thanintsaronwee Sinneke Sachims, Ottsoghkoree Dekanissoree & Aenjeweeratt Cayouge Sachims, Kachjahadorodon & Sadegeenaghtie Onnondage Sachims of our own Accord free and Voluntary will Do hereby Ratify Confirm Submit and Grant and by these Presents do (for our Selves our heirs and Successors and in behalf of the whole nations of Sinnekes Cayouges & Onnondages) Ratify Confirme Submit and Grant unto Our Most Sovereign Lord GEORGE by the grace of God King of great Brittain France and Ireland Defender of the Faith &c his heirs and Successors for Ever all the Said Land and Beaver hunting to be Protected & Defended by his Said Majesty his heirs & Successors to and for the use of us our heirs & successors and the said Three nations. AND we Do allso of our own Accord free and Voluntary will Give Render Submit and Grant and by these presents do for our Selves our heirs & Successors Give Render Submit and Grant unto Our Said Sovereign Lord King GEORGE his heirs and Successors for Ever all that Land Lying and being Sixty miles distance taken Directly from the water into the Country Beginning from a Creek Call'd Canahogue on the Lake Osweego, all along the said lake and all along the narrow passage from the said Lake to the Falls of Oniagara Called Cahaquaraghe and all along the River of Oniagara and all along the Lake Cadarackquis to the Creek Called Sodoms belonging to the Senekes and from Sodoms to the hill Called Tegerhunkserode Belonging to the Cayouges, and from Tegerhunckseroda to the Creek Called Cayhunghage Belonging to the Onnondages all the Said Land being of the Breadth of Sixty English miles as aforesaid all the way from the aforesaid Lakes or Rivers Directly into the Country and thereby Including all the Castles of the aforesaid Three Nations with all the Rivers Creeks and Lakes within the Said Limits to be protected & Defended by his said Majesty his heirs and Successors for Ever To and for Our USE our heirs & Successors and the Said Three Nations IN TESTIMONY whereof We have hereunto Sett our Marks and Affixed our Seales in the city of Albany this fourteenth Day of September in The thirteenth year of his Majestys Reign Annoqe Domini 1726.
The Mark of KACHJAKADORODON
a Sachim of the Onnondage [L.S.]
The Mark of SADEGEENAGHTIE
a Sachim of Onnondage [L.S.]
The Mark of OTTSOGHEOREE
Sachim of the Cayouges [L.S.]
The Mark of DEKANISOREE
Sachim of the Cayouges [L. S.]
The Mark of AENJEWEERATT
a Sachim of the Cayouges [L. S.]
The Mark of KANAKRIGHTON
a Sachim of the Sinnekes [L.S.]
The Mark of THANINTSARONWER
a Sachim of the Sennekes [L.S.]
Signd Seald and Deliverd in the Presence of us.
PIETER VAN BRUGH
RECORDED in the Secretarys Office of the Province of New York this Ninth day of November One Thousand Seven hundred and Twenty Six in a Book of patents No 13. In Testimony whereof I have hereunto Set my hand the day and Year abovesaid.
Is. BOBIN D. Secry
1. Of the Tribe of the Deer ; 2. Of the tribe of the Wolf ; 3. Of the tribe of the Bear ; 4. Of the tribe of the Wolf ; 5. Of the tribe of the Turtle ; 6. Of the tribe of the Plover ; 7. Of the tribe of the Beaver.