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Wessells, Dirck to Thomas Dongan re: Mohawk Indians [in Dutch]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC03107.02001 Author/Creator: Wessells, Dirck Place Written: [s.l.] Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 1687/07/18 Pagination: 1p. + addr. 32.2 x 21 cm

Summary of Content: Docketed on address leaf. Docket notes that the letter discusses a fight between the French and Indians.

People: Dongan, Thomas, 1634-1715

Historical Era: Colonization and Settlement, 1585-1763

Subjects: American Indian HistoryMohawk IndianMilitary HistoryFranceCanadaDeathBattleGlobal History and US Foreign PolicyGlobal History and US Foreign Policy

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