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8 May 1759, Fort Loudon

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We have been to y French fort and no Succefs. Y reason of it wafs, while 42 of our brefkost Younge fellows was waiting about the fort, and y rest of us within Eight Mile of it with our canoes at camp, gooding Stole one of the cannos and wone of our people that wafs Lurking About y fort See the French Indians beat him, the outside of y fort, he stole away with him 2 of our jndians Bundles, y French and Indians purfued our People from y fort on the information Gooding Gave Them. We Left our Cannoes about 30 Miles from y French fort and traveld by land we hope to be at home in 20 days The woods being very difficult to travel and we are al strangers to y way and will inform you of Every Matter.

Wm. Shorie

To

Capt. Paul Demere
Commanding Officer at
Fort Loudoun

Letter from Wm. Shorie to Capt. Paul Demere at Fort Loudon dated 8th May 1759

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