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Onondaga Sachems "Message sent from the Sachims of Onnondage by the way of the Oneyde and . . .

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC03107.02081 Author/Creator: Onondaga Sachems Place Written: Albany, New York Type: Manuscript document Date: 1704/09/02 Pagination: 2p. + docket 30.8 x 19.5 cm

. . . MohogsCountrey hither" The Onondaga Sachems inform the English that two of their Indians were abducted by the French and their Indians on a recent trip into Canada. In their answer, the English thank them for the information and instruct them to be on their guard against the French until Corlaer decides what to do.

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