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I am Sorry to inform you we have at this time in camp three French Spys as I take them to be, at Least they have been takeing our people Prisoners & at this time one of them, has 3 English Prisoners & I am afraid all I can & have Said will be of no weight, with those in command here never the less I Shall press every thing I think for our good. pray forward the inclos’d. Dr Sir yr Most Hume...
here with you have the agreeable News of taking all the Out works at Lewisburg your Papers will come by the Command & as the Carolina Soldiers had no Arms I Sent Capt[ain] Tom with 25 Indians as far as South branch who is to come back to this town, from ther; as no doubt you will Send a Guard to South Branch, to take Care of these 50 Waggons with Stores & Provisions & as your waggons will come...
I take this Opertunity which I hope is a Safe one, to Send the following Acct from Augusta. Vizt Morris Griffith[,] John Draper⟨,⟩ Smith and an Other Man, on their way to the Lower Shannoe Town, in a Buffeloe Bote untill about two miles beloe the Mouth of Sandy Creek they had got their Boat up a Little Creek on the S.E. Side of the Ohio, where they Laid by all day, one of the men went to their...
yours of the 31st Ultimo I recd this day, am very much Oblig’d to you for the Acct of the Indians being on their March, Some flying repot we had before which few Credited, your account is all we have for certain as yet. I have made up the Accts for the last year and Sent them down by Mr Cromwell with a Return of all the goods on hand to the Last day December last. very little has been Disposed...
Inclosed you have my Companys Receipts as far as I have been able to have them Signed, the two Wilsons are yet with Govr Sharpe, Thomas Pritchard is with You, or at Edwards’s, Gist Vaughan is on Command after Deserters, that left Us sometime before we went to Fort Cumberland; George Plummer and William Fulton are dead. Pray speak to Mr Kirkpatrick to Settle my Country Accots with the Bearer, I...
I have Sent twenty of My Soldiers to York Town who are all in good Sperritts there and Two I now Send to them. To Morrow I Shall follow them I have been forced to Borrow Money, and if Could have had Money enough I Bleive I Should have had 50 Men by this Time, I hope I Shall be properly Supploy’d with cash to Answer what I have done and if We want men I think I Can Soon get them. We have had No...
I have taken all the pains in My Power to find the true Intents of the Indians. Monnacatootha is return’d from the Six Nations, but is not yet come from Shamokin. but I understand he and the Other chiefs will On Sunday or Monday be at John Harrises Ferry where I intend god willing to Meet them. but I am to go to Conrad Wiser and get all he knows; I have the governors Letters to him on that...
I got home last night af getting Business Settled with proper Certificates Recorded &c. Colo. Dunbar with the Army took Shiping at Amboy 9 days this day for Albany and whither after I cannot tell Som people would Not be sorry ⟨if⟩ It was to heaven. Yor Name is more talked off in Pensylvenia then any Other person of the Army and every body Seems willing to Venture under your command and if you...
Letter not found: from Christopher Gist, Monongahela, Pa., 23 Feb. 1754. A newspaper quotation of this letter reads: “An Indian who was taken Prisoner from the Chickasaws by the Six Nations some Years ago, has been this Year to see his Friends there; in his Passage up the Ohio, fell in with a Body of near 400 French coming up the River; he parted with them below the Falls, and then came, in...