1759, April 12, Fort Loudoun
The following data is extracted from Letterbooks of William Henry Lyttleton 1756-1760.
The 5th of Febry. 1758, j sent on Acct. to your Excellency of Thing issued to the jndians to the Amount of 355 Curoy. In favour of Messrs. Sonjn. Smith & ____________and as those Gentlemen never wrote to me about it, j am afraid it was never pat’d therefore j beg, your Excellency will Speack that j may be pay’d, it was 3 Days after my arrival, and all the Gentlemen then present persuaded me to do it as my Brother had not Enough to give to large Gang of jndians that came from War.
The other Day two Certificates that j gave to Beacon that take to keep the Glacis in good Repair, Came back not accepted j assure your Excellency that man gets little by his Salary, for he is very often obliged to hire people to assist him to Cut Pincheons for the Ditches and to Carry Earth of the Glacis, as it is often washed down by the Rain.
Mr. Smith wrote me word, that the Committee had cut of thirty Pounds of Six Months Salary due to the Smith. J assure you that j am afraid to Speack to him about it, for fear he would not work any more, for he is Constantly at work, the jndians bringing Every Day Some Thing or other to do, and j cant deny them.
j am with Respect.
Most Obedient and
most humble Servant
Source: Letterbooks of William Henry Lyttleton 1756-1760