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Collection Reference Number GLC03107.02091
From Archive Folder The Livingston Family Papers [034] 1707-1709 
Title Examination of an Onondaga Indian
Date 17 July 1709
Document Type Government document
Content Description The Onondaga Indian relates news he heard from a Seneca that a company of Indians were discussing plans to attack the Five Nations. He also states that two nations of Indians from Maryland have all been killed by a pestilential disease. Page 2 contains an account of a meeting of the Commissioners of Indian Affairs, in which it is resolved to send a group of Christians and Indians to the Senecas to inform them of the lies the French have told them. Pages 2 and 3 contain an account, dated 19 July 1709, of an Onondaga and Oneida that travelled to Canada to order the Indians there to return home and support the English expedition against Canada. Marked as a true copy and signed by Robert Livingston.
Subjects Mohawk Indian  Religion  Health and Medical  Disease  Death  American Indian History  Military History  Government and Civics  Canada  France  Spying  Global History and Civics  
People Livingston, Robert (1654-1728)  
Place written Albany, New York
Theme Native Americans; Health & Medicine; Government & Politics; Religion; Foreign Affairs
Sub-collection The Livingston Family Papers
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859