Onondaga Sachems "Message from the Sachems of Onnondage to Col: Wm. Kendall . . .
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. . . agent of Virginia sent by one of there Sachems calld Othonoonis accompanyed with his sonne and another Indian." Othonoonis explains that agreements made with Coll. Coursey indicated that colonial agents would visit Onondaga territory, rather than have the Sachems travel to Albany. He also notes that small pox has prevented travel.
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