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The BARRIER between the ENGLISH and

FRENCH in that part of the World..


Particular Accounts of their Religion, Manners, Customs, Laws,

and Government; their several Battles and Treaties with the
European Nations; their Wars with the other Indians ;

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A true Account of the present State of our TRADE with them:-

In which are fbewn,

The great Advantage of their Trade and Alliance to the British Nation ;

and the Intrigues and Attempts of the French to engage them from us ;
a Subject nearly concerning all our American Plantations, and highly
meriting the Confideration of the British Nation.
By the Honourable CADWALLADER COLDEN, Esq;
One of his Majesty's Counsel, and Surveyor-General of New-York.

To which are added,
Accounts of the several other Nations of Indians in North-America, their

Numbers, Strength, &c. and the Treaties which have been lately.
made with them.


Printed for JOHN WHISTON at Mr. Boyle's Head, and

LOCKYER DAVIS at Lord Bacon's Head, both in Fleei-
Street, and JOH'N WARD oppofite the Royal Exchange.




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HE Indian Affairs have ever appeared to your Judgment

of such Importance to the Welfare of our own People, that you have ever carefully applied your Thoughts to them; and that with fuch Success, that not only the present Generation will enjoy the Benefit of your Care, but our latest Posterity bless your Memory for that Happiness, the Foundation of which was laid under your Care, provided that the People here, whose


Duty and Interest is chiefly concerned, do on their own Parts fecond your Endeavours, towards fecuring the Peace, and advancing the Prosperity of their Country.

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The following Account of the Five Indian Nations will shew what dangerous Neighbours the Indians have once been; what Pains a neighbouring Colony (whose Interest is opposite to ours) has taken to withdraw their Affections from us; and how much we ought to be on our Guard. If we only consider the Riches which our Enemies receive from the Indian Trade (though we were under no Apprehensions from the Indians themselves) it would be highly imprudent in us to suffer fuch People to grow Rich and Powerful, while it is in our Power to prevent it, with much less Charge and Trouble, than it is in theirs to accomplish their Designs.

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