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1759, January 27, Fort Loudoun

Sir

Few Days ago the Hunters brought me a very Large Tyger’s Skin with the Clawths on’t, and only a fine Beaver Skin, cased as j gave them Directions, with the Clawths, Head, and Tail, j have Sent them to be dressed, and as Soon they are ready j shall Send them to your Excellency. J have likewise a Nest of jndians Baskets, most finished, if they are agreeable to you, j shall Send them also. J Expect more Skins by other Hunter’s when you Excellency Shall thinck proper to have me released j shall be infinitly obliged if you lett me know Some time before. J am with the greatest Regard.

Sir

Your Excellency’s Most obedient & most humble Servant

Paul Demere

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