By ratifying the Treaty of 1701, or Great Peace of Montréal, the Iroquois agreed to remain neutral in conflicts between the French and English in America. This required endless diplomacy on their part, in order to stay on good terms with both sides. In 1748, the Governor General of New France, Michel Barrin de La Galissonière, assembled the Iroquois in Québec to have them reaffirm their intention of remaining at peace with the English and the French.

Iroquois Envoys
Account of a meeting with the Iroquois envoys at Château Saint-Louis, November 2, 1748
FR CAOM COL C11A 92 fol. 172-175