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|Collection Reference Number
|From Archive Folder
|Documents Relating to 1754-1764
|John Richardson to Thomas Adams about his travels and the English and Indian armies
|8 December 1759
|Richardson, John (fl. 1759)
|Richardson, a medical officer, to Thomas Adams in Albany, a lengthy and detailed description of the Indians and the English armies as he travels up the Hudson through New York. "I accidentally met with Brigadier General Gage…who was traveling the same way to take upon him the command of the army that were at Niagara… joined with his party at Albany, as the passage from thence to Oswego was reckoned hazardous, upon acct. of several Scalping Parties…French Indians attacking us who still pursue that damnable custom of scalping." Mentions Dutch in New York, gives great description of Mohawk Indians.
|Global History and Civics French and Indian War American Indian History Health and Medical Military History
|Richardson, John (fl.1759) Adams, Thomas (fl. 1759)
|Health & Medicine; Native Americans; French & Indian Wars
|The Gilder Lehrman Collection, 1493-1859
|The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
|Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859