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Collection Reference Number GLC03107.01895
From Archive Folder The Livingston Family Papers [005] 1679 
Title Answer to the proposition of William Kendall
Date 31 October 1679
Author Oneida Sachem (fl. 1679)  
Recipient Kendall, William  
Document Type Government document
Content Description In their answer, the Oneida Sachems admit that they destroyed the property of white settlers and took women and children captive. They explain that they were unjustly provoked, however, when white settlers shot some Oneidas for eating their corn, a privilege that Coll. Coursey granted them in a covenant made two years prior. The Sachems ask for a return to peace, and request that they be treated as friends in the future. Document signed by Robert Livingston Secr. as a true copy that he translated.
Subjects American Indian History  Wartime Pillaging and Destruction  Women's History  Children and Family  Diet and Nutrition  Death  Boundary or Property Dispute  Agriculture and Animal Husbandry  Military History  Global History and Civics  Diplomacy  Treaty  Peace  
People Livingston, Robert (1654-1728)  Kendall, William (ca. 1621-1686)  
Place written Albany, New York
Theme Native Americans; Government & Politics; Women in American History; Children & Family; Agriculture
Sub-collection The Livingston Family Papers
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859
Related documents Answer to the proposition of William Kendall [in Dutch]  
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