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Title Letter [manuscript]: Albany, [N.Y.], to Sir Wm. Johnson, 27 December 1757
Author Abercromby, James
Document Type Correspondence
Description From the Newberry Library Catalogue: 27 December 1757, letter from Major General James Abercromby in Albany, to Sir William Johnson (colonel and sole agent to the Six Nations) regarding the threatened invasion of Schoharie, New York, by the enemy, including "Onoghquaga" and "Schohary" Indians. Abercromby, who had been visited by a delegation from Schoharie, responded to their requests for aid by ordering two companies to the settlement, requiring Johnson to send an Indian officer to manage the Indians, and instructing him regarding the construction of defenses and possession of the fort.
Names Abercromby, James (1706-1781); Johnson, Sir, William (1715-1774)
Places Albany, New York, United States; United Kingdom
Keywords invasion, battle, soldiers, army, colonial forces, fort, law and order, agent
Theme American Indians and the European Powers; Military Encounters: Conflicts, Rebellions and Alliances
Tribe / Nation
Culture Area Northeast
Additional Information Army general, second in command of the British forces in America, 1756-1758, and commander of the Albany, New York state, garrison.
Library The Newberry Library
Copyright The Newberry Library
Collection The Edward E. Ayer Collection
Reference VAULT box Ayer MS 4
Catalogue Link The Newberry Library Catalogue