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1759, December 7, Fort Loudoun Letter 1

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Sir

As the Little Carpenter is going down this Day to Keowee to see your Excellency: He has desired me to write by him, he sets off without speaking to Old Hop and the rest of the Heardmen because he thinks that they are not well intentioned, and he did not choose to have any talk from them. I do sincerely believe that his intentions are good, but it is hard to judge of Indians sincerity. I believe he wishes that your Excellency wou’d appoint him Governor in the Room of Old Hop, to have the Management of these People I do not hear any bad Talks, from any of the Indians, but from those who have been guilty of Murder and other Crimes, especially from Settico, and some of them have been as bold as to say that they wou’d meet your Excellency on Chesnut Hill, and dispute the Pafsage with you; but I hope it will be nothing.

I am with Great Respect

Sir

Your Most Obedient
and Humble Servant

Paul Demere

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