Among the Oneida Indians. A letter from a gentleman, whose correspondents in Albany, dated Vernon, A
Published September, 1, 1832
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Among the Oneida Indians. A letter from a gentleman, whose correspondents in Albany, dated Vernon, August 2, 1832 says: 'The cholera has made its appearance among our Oneida Indians. Two cases; pronounced cholera by our Health Officer, terminated fatally in one day. There had been three deaths previously that are believed to have been cholera, but at the time the Health Officer was first called, there was no sickness among the Indians. He reported that the previous deaths were occasioned by intemperance and exposure. These Indians held a council today, and will probably petition the state for relief by way of an advance of their annuity. In the meantime, contributions for them are going on by the citizens, the most most forward of whom is Mr. Gerrit Spaith, of Peterborn.'