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Onondaga Sachems Answer from the Onondaga Sachems to Cornell Coursey's proposition

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC03107.01875 Author/Creator: Onondaga Sachems Place Written: Albany, New York Type: Manuscript document Date: 1677/07/21 Pagination: 2p. + docket 32.6 x 21 cm

Summary of Content: List 4 Sachems who responded to the proposition: Suer[y]se, Sarathtoa, Canathyndia, and Cannanthaere. In their answer, the Sachems agree to obey King Charles and to observe what was requested on Cornell Coursey's proposition. They also ask the English to forgive some Onondaga Indians who went out to fight the 5 Nations (allies of the English), as they were unaware of the current agreement. Robert Livingston, Secretary, signed the document as a true copy that he translated, compared, and revised.

People: Livingston, Robert, 1654-1728
Charles II, King of Great Britain, 1630-1685

Historical Era: Colonization and Settlement, 1585-1763

Subjects: American Indian HistoryMilitary HistoryGlobal History and US Foreign PolicyGlobal History and US Foreign PolicyDiplomacyTreatyPeace

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