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1759, June 2, Fort Loudoun

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Sir

Last night j recived your Excellency’s Letter of the 2d of may, and this Morning, j called, the Carpenter, Smith and the Man that take care of the Glasses and Hedges ______ and told them that j orders not employ them constantly, but when j should have occasion, they desired me to beg of your Excellency that you would stand by them because by the strencks of their work, they have bought Things for their wives & family.

In all Appearance Everything is now Easy & quiet with the jndians & us, and if j can prevail, that new Settlement shan’t be long there.

J wish Mr. Pinckney would Send, Knives, Hatchets, and more Pint, and j could dispence very well, with Gartering, ladis, & _ea Bottons. Some time ago, two warriors were Saying that j did not give them Pint Enough to go to war, j told them j gave them what j had, they Said that their great Man above, would not thinck they were warriors, if they were not painted.

At the last meeting j saw an jndian, with a Bow and the Mittest arrows, that j ever Saw, j asked him, if he could get for me, two Dozen like them, and a fine skin to cover them, j would buy them of him, he told me, that he would get them to oblige me if you Excellency will accept of them, j shall send them as soon as they are finished.

It happened last year that the day that j Sent to your Excellency the account of what j had laid out for the jndians, that Room was full of them, and not knowing which way to turn, j put the Papers together, and the copy of the account j cant find no where, therefore j must beg that you would be pleased to let Mr. B. Smith take a Copy of it.

I am with Respect

Sir

Your Excellency’s

Most obedient and
most humble servant

Paul Demere

P.S. j desire to order your Servant to put some Tobaco
in the Beaver Skins


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