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Collection Reference Number GLC09239
From Archive Folder Documents Relating to 1754-1764 
Title John Richardson to Thomas Adams about his travels and the English and Indian armies
Date 8 December 1759
Author Richardson, John (fl. 1759)  
Recipient Adams, Thomas  
Document Type Correspondence
Content Description 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.
Subjects Global History and Civics  French and Indian War  American Indian History  Health and Medical  Military History  
People Richardson, John (fl.1759)  Adams, Thomas (fl. 1759)  
Theme Health & Medicine; Native Americans; French & Indian Wars
Sub-collection The Gilder Lehrman Collection, 1493-1859
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859