Governor Robert Dinwiddie to the Sachems and Warriors of the Great Nations of the Cherokees and Catawbas, November 4, 1754
The Official Records of Robert Dinwiddie, Volume I, R. A. Brock, editor
(Richmond: Virginia Historical Society, 1883), page 391.
Governor Dinwiddie to the Sachems and Warriors of the Great Nations of the Cherokees and Catawbas.
Nov’r 4th, 1754.
As our Enemies, the Fr., are now in Arms to dispossess You of Y’r huntington Grounds on the River Ohio, and threaten Vengence ag’st You and all the Fr’dly Ind’s of the English, I am now raising Forces, and shall, very early in the Spring, send a great Number of our Warriors to dispossess them of the Lands w’ch they have unjustly invaded on the Ohio. I, therefore, am now to entreat Y’r Assistance, and if You will be so kind [as] to Send a good Number of Y’r Warriors to defeat the designs of the Fr., You may be assured of a Supply of Powder and Lead at the Ohio, and You may further be assured of the sincere F’dship of Y’r Brethren, the English; and [I] am also convinced, that Y’r Assistance will be very agreeable to our friendly Ind’s to the Now’d; and I always shall rem’n with true Love to You and Y’r Nations.
Affect. And Loving Brother.
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