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OneidaAdress1777 - ftjr of a Utter from the ftetiereiti Mr. S A M...
ftjr of a Utter from the ftetiereiti Mr. S A M U EL KIRK LAND, Mijionary and Interpreter for ike Six Natiohs t Together with a mege froth the Six Nation Chiefs ,io Maj$r General GATES, commanding the army of the Umited States, in the Northern Department, dated at Oneida ; Oc7o - her $ 1777. - To the Honourable Major General Gates, Commander in Chief of the Northern Depart went of the United .States.' SIR, I DELIVERED your rriefTage to the Oneida Sachems, informing them of the capture of Gen. Burgoync, and his whole army ; and I prefented the Warriors your requeif, that a number of their beft ncn (not exceeding thirty or foity) mould immediately repair to Albaay, where they would receive further directions. I alfo Cent their Heat? Warriors with the belt of information to theOnandagoes four days ago : To each of the above you have the following replies. . From the S C H E M S of 0 N E I D A. Til S is good nevs you have lent us It i3 greirT news. You have taken the General, and his army, . who thought to march through all America with his army, making a wide road. This is the fortune of war. Tbfe who are too proud, are fame times bumbied: It has proved true in this inlance, and it is perfectly right. We thank God for what has taken place. Brother, We Sachems have nothing to fay to the Waniors. We have given them up for the field - They muft ail as they th;nk wife. Brother, We thank you forfo fpeediiy informing us of your conqueft!' ' - We wifh you a facedfion of good fortune. Sugh n ageaut. WhjtkSkirs. OjESTATARE. Git AS S MOPPSR. From the W A It R I O h S. Brother, WE rej lice greatly in - yV - tir fuccefs - - It revives our minds. Two of our Head Warriors are abroad i Upon their re'urn you lull, immediately hear from us A few only at prefer.t cccornpany your melTenger down to Albany. Qlmdkless. 1 HAGNnCHTORlS. PkTtR. From the Onandago S ICHEMS and IV.1RRDRS. Brother Akahocktea, WE have heard your voice - - Your belt has come in good time, and brings great news. Brother, We congratulate you upon the extraor - 'Jhury fuccefV:f your army. Ycur enemy, orce very ft t in thar quarter, ate Daw iabc?ied This is matter of great rejoicing. Indeed e have lonj; ex peed it would be his fate, as he ta'4ted very proudly amongft all the Indians, and told wfcat h would do to the Americans - - He defpifed them. The army he fent agaiifft Fort Schuyler, fpake very inlolently - - quite - J too proud - - That they would trample all down' before them, and at full fight of them the fort would vanim" - - bat now the proud are bi ought low ! .this is right. Brother, We fend yeur belt of intelligence forward to the Cayugas and Senecis - - We hop? its irflunce will be very extenfive - we expeA it will fcoo reach Niagara. ! Brsther, The great God has brousjht about this happy revolution, as you observed in your fpeech to Us. We rrmlt ail afcribc the honour, the wi'dom and vcory to him. firrtrfr, We wifh you a continuation of fuccefs. Farewell. Tehokgwk ah ten. ubiifhed by crier of Conerefj "CHARLES THOMSON, Secretary.

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  1. The Pennsylvania Packet,
  2. 24 Dec 1777, Wed,
  3. Page 4

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