Monticello Aug. 27. 08.
In my letter of yesterday I omitted to inclose that of Hern, which I now do. I add to it a newspaper from St. Louis, in which is an account of the surrender of some Indian murderers. this paper says there were 3. or 4. whites murdered, but I think Govr. Lewis’s letter says but 1. on that ground I wrote to him to recommend, if they should be convicted, to suffer only one to be executed, unless there was strong reason for doing more, & to deliver up the rest to their friends as a proof of our friendship & desire not to injure them. mr Woolsey our Collector on Champlain, has lately been to Montreal. he took much pains to find out the British strength in that quarter, & the following is what, he says, we may rely on.
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he adds that 10,000 men will take the whole country to within a league of Quebec. I salute you with affection & respect.
PHi: Daniel Parker Papers.