French and Indian War

Governor Robert Dinwiddie to the Sachems and Warriors of the Six Indian Nations, n.d.

extracted from
The Official Records of Robert Dinwiddie, Volume I, R. A. Brock, editor
(Richmond: Virginia Historical Society, 1883), 312.

Governor Dinwiddie to the Sachems and Warriors of the Six Indian Nations.

Bros, Fds and Allies:

I recd by the Hands of Mr. A. Mountour, the three Belts of W[ampum], wch You desired to be retd at the Congress at Albany. The French Invading Yr hunting Grounds on the Ohio, took up all my Time to prevent their settling there, and agreeable to Yr desire, to assist and protect Yr Fds and Allies on yt river, wch I have to the utmost of my Power on this prest Invasion of the French and their Inds done, and [I] am always ready to help any of the Tribes of Inds yt are in Amity and Fdship with You. I now return the above three Belts of Wampum, and desire to assure You yt I shall, on all occasions, be glad to keep the Chain of Fdship between us bright, and to live in brotherly Love and Fdship with You, our Allies, while the Sun and Moon gives Us Light. In testimony of the Truth thereof, I present You with this Belt of Wampum.

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