Schuyler, Peter

Schuyler, Peter

(1657–1724) soldier, colonial official; born in Beverwyck (present-day Albany), New York. A prosperous merchant, he became the first mayor of Albany in 1686, and held several posts in the colonial government. He organized the defense of the frontier against French incursions. From 1710 to 1711, he took five Iroquois chiefs to London to visit Queen Anne.
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