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Kendall, William (fl. 1679) "Answer upon a certain message sent to him by the Onnondages Sachims . . .

Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC03107.01884 Author/Creator: Kendall, William (fl. 1679) Place Written: Albany, New York Type: Manuscript document signed Date: 1679/10/06 Pagination: 1

Summary of Content: . . . with one of the Sakamakers call Othonoones." Kendall states that he knows nothing of an alleged covenant made in private between the Onondagas and Coll. Coursey. He also scolds the Onondagas for postponing a meeting due to smallpox, as he believes that to be a poor excuse.


Historical Era: Colonization and Settlement, 1585-1763

Keywords/Subjects: Epidemic, Disease, Medical History, Military History, Global History and US Foreign Policy, Global History and US Foreign Policy, Diplomacy, Treaty, Peace, Smallpox, Health and Medical

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