Collection: Letterbooks of William Henry Lyttleton

2 May 1759, Fort Loudoun

Sir Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. choose a state: Any AL AK AZ AR CA CO CT DE DC FL GA HI ID IL IN IA KS KY LA ME MD MA MI MN MS MO MT NE NV NH NJ NM NY NC ND OH OK OR PA RI SC SD TN TX UT VT VA WA WV WI WY INTL Start Now j have recived your Dispatch five Days ago James Holmes and yesterday j recived another from Lieut Coytmore. j am to acquaint you Excellency that the Mortar with his Gang is gone, not to the Place where he intended, (because j did anything in my Power to prevent it) but to Catowa in one of the Forks of Cousa River below Cousavatee about thirty miles. Everything is quiet at present Maximilian More is not come yet but j Expect him Every Day. the 27 of Last month arrived here the great Warrior, with a Scalp of a French Indian as he told me, they have lost one of their People in the Expedition, as I had no presents then to give them, j told him that I expected some Every Day and when they came j would reward them, he told me that it was very well, and went away Satisfied. He told me, that one Day as he...

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Muster Roll of Capt. John Postells Company

A Muster Roll of Capt. John Postells Company Beginning July 16th & Ending March 25th 1757 both days . . Served Mo. …. Men’s Names Entered Discharged Mo. days . Sum’s due Anthony Holzendorf   Serj. July July 26 8 3 20 162.00 George Ulrich 26 8 3 162.00 Thomas Turner Corp. 26 8 3 121.10 Solomon Witham Capt. 31 7 28 119.00 Andrew Black.,. Drum 18 8 11 15 125.10 Jacob Bowley 27 8 2 121.00 William Busby 31 7 28 119.00 Jacob Connor 26 8 3 121.10 ValentineCronick 28 8 1 120.10 Lewis Committer 28 8 1 120.10 Leonard Campbell 24 8 5 122.10 Joseph Colson 31 7 28 119.00 Lewis Colson 21 8 8 124.00 Frederick Doore 19 8 10 125.00 Peter Desiger 31  7 28 119.00 John Evans 31 7 28 119.00 George Henner 26  8 3 121.10 Henry Hammond 28 8 1 120.10 Thomas Hill 26  8 3 121.10 Tobias Hartshog 27 8 2 121.00 John Huber 28 8 1 120.10 Jacob Hummerbiller 31 7 28 119.00 Jacob Hairlong 27 8 2 121.00 Frederick–Hoof 26 8 3 121.10 Thomas Hodge 28 8 1 120.10 Solomon-Holmes 30 7 29 119.10 Geo. Holsinger 31 7 28 119.10 Robert Jefferson 31 7 28 119.10 Warren Jackson 29  8 . 120.00 Frederick How: 20  8 9 124.10 Samuel Jackson 29 8 . 120.00 Joseph Lambert 27  8 2 121.00...

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1757, May

May It Please your Excellency I had the Honr. to writ your Ecellency by Cold iron and inlos an Acct. of the expenditure of the Money Lodged in my hands. Since I am favour’d with your Excellency’s letter to Eggin M. Doharty Supply d me with 23 Head of Small Catle for which I gave him a Certificate of 150. The Catle we had Intelligence of proves false, M. Goudy writs me that he has no Beacon, Gallman Ac. me of 2100 he has purchased and now on the Road, if the supply your Excellency mentions arrives sometime next month we may do well enough, there is a great deal of provisons exp__ed besides the _ayl__ allowance by the Indians who are going to war and others continually at the Fort, I find my presenceis wanted at fort Prince George where I have reason to believe the stores of provisions are not ménaged as I could wish, if pofsibly I can I will take a trip there very soom. I lost two Valuable Horses at M. Doharty. I coud be of anb infinite more Service to this place if I was constantly at Keowee and congarees. I am with Respect Your Excellency’s Most obedient Humble Servant John...

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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...

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1757, July 9, Fort Loudon Letter 2

Sir This Acknowledges the receit of your Excellency’s Letter, which I should have Answered Sooner, but nothing Matterial happening I Omitted it, as I did not care to be troublesome to your Excelency. The Fort is Pallisaded all round Agreable to M. Debrahm’s plan, and a Row of Barrack’s built for the Soldiers, There is a few other houses to build which When done is all wee are Capable of doing. Captain Demere has ordered me to take the Charge of Captain Postells Compy during his Absence and Acquainted me that your Excellency wanted a Muster Roll of the Said Company to the 25th March which I have Inclosed and cant Pretend to Say its absolutely right aaas I am Quite a Stranger to the Company, but it is a coppy from one left with the Commifsary by Capt. Postell, As Capt. Demere & Captain Stuart wrties your Excellency in rigard to this place, it would be Needlefs for me to Enter upon that Subject, I am with Great Respect. Your Excellency’s Most Humble & Most Obedient Servant P....

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1757 July, Fort Loudoun

Sir By Dennis Hegan I was honoured with your Excellys Letter of 9th ultimate, I can with pleasure Afsure your Excellency that Since my arriavall here I have not been able to discover anything in the behaviour of the Indians but what denotes good humour & Freindship, and give me Reason to hope that the Machinations of the french & Their Emmifaries are Frustrated. I shall now, Sir, From what Light I have acquired give your Excellency the best Idea I can of the State of the Trade in this Nation, when I said that he traders durst not go to Charles Town, I meant on Account of their debt. The Only personin these overhill Towns, who has for Some years past been able to Supply the Indians properly is Elliot, who’s character Your Excelly is no Stranger too. I am informed that his horses are now gone to Charles Town for Goods. M. McQueen can tell whether they will bring up any and what quantity, besides him there are two or three on this Side the Mountain who by importing Small Cargoes make a shif_ to Live but are very insufficient to Supply the Towns, Tallico wants a trader much, they have never been properly Supplyed Since Goudy left off Storekeeping there. Excepte Elliot I know of no Trader in this Nation that has Credit Enough to procure...

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1759, November 2, From Attah Kallah Kallah

To His Excellency Governour Lyttelton From Attah Kallah Kallah I take this early opportunity of writing to the Governour being now mett with the head men of my Town. I am Returned from war and am come to live with my Brothers who were sent up here at my Desire. When they first came Amongst us. It was agreed that they and my people should be as Brothers and live together in unity and Friendship. They came here to defend us and I promised to defend them and that the fire should forever burn clear between us. It was then the Governours desire that he should hear no complaints. I _rilie my people and it was allwise been my Endeavour to procure them Supplies of necefsaries and that they should Give no Cause of Complaint. The Governour Gave me a String of Beads when I was last in Town. I am in hopes of having, soon an Invitation to go down and See him, then I will Carry the String of Beads which he gave me when the Governour sees them, and hears what I have done I hope he will take off the Black Beads and Leave none4 but the White on the String. My thoughts are Constantly bent on Going to war Against his and our Enemies and any Talk to my peole is that hey behave...

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1756, October 14, From the English Camp

As I was busy about dispatching M. Crayton I coud not answer your letter before ______which I ______open in which you begg the _______of me not to move one man Employed by your dircetoion in the fortification, and not to give any other order concerning the fortification, but not such as are entrly agreable to your Dircetions, you further desire that I may not give orders for anything I want done but apply to you in a private mannerm because as you say, it woud confound you in your heavy charge in which you are (Unus and __us) what you further add I suppose you Intent as a reflection upon my conduct when you desire that I would rather please to lett you have the 120 working hands per Kiem agreable to the Gov. orders to me. Now as this letter from you was occafsioned by that wrote to me by the Commifsary which was published last night in orders I must acquaint you that if it gives you no concern what becomes of the __________ _ores and provifions for the support of the people under my charge I as commanding officer here know my Duty too well to let them perish I must put you in mine of one thing which you seem to have forgott or to be ignorant off, vis that no man here is under...

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1757, July 6, Roll of Captain John Postells Company

An Effective Roll of Captain John Postells Company July 6th 1757 Captain John Postell Lieutenant Maurice Anderson Ensign Joseph Lloyd Anthony Holsendorf  Serj. Thomas Turner Corp. Andrew Black Drum George Ulrick  Solomon Witham Jacob Bowrly Frederick Hoof Peter Sandwell William Busby Frederick Houx John Simonds Jacob Connor ThomasHodge William Starky Lewis Committer Solomon Holmes Gosper Starky Leonard Campbell Geroge Holsinger William McFall Lewis Colson Robert Jefferson William Strawthers Frederick Dore SamuelJackson George Strawthers Peter Designer Joseph Lambert Nicholas Thorne Nicholas Fritts Emanuel Miller Elias Tage Thomas Hill John Nagerly Henry Tilmore Henry Hammond Gosper Oth Frederick Ulmore Tobias Hartshog George Poole Lewis Ulmore John Hover Jacob Rode John Wolf Jacob Hummerbiller Daniel Bingall George Weaver Jacob Hairlong Harmon Rash Edward Williams George Hammer William Rode Bushrod Thomas Jasper Nagerly P....

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1757, May 29, Letter 2

Sir I had the honour of acqainting your Excellency by M. Gray of having at last got here. I enclose to your Excellency a Muster Roll of my Company from their first Enterance into the service to the 14th Current. The Summs due to each drawer out the whole for Private Men Officers and Sergents after deducting what I have received amounting to 8262.3.4_________-it is properly certified by the Commifsary and I have wrote upon it Something Equall to an ___dersationin favour of M. Charles Ogaloy who will wait upon Your Wxcellency for the order to Receive the amount. I have of this date ______Several orders on M. ogeloy in favour of the Officers and people. When my company was mustered at the Congress I read to them the Articles of war and told them that they were enlisted for six months certain and longer if necefsary to Compleat the fort, but that as in such expeditions accidents might happen to occasion their being detained longer it was impofsible to Stipulate the exact time I desired such as were unwilling to proceed on those terms to declare it then and they should be difsmifsed but not one objected and all proceeded cheerfully. Captain Demere will axquaint your Excellency of the visible alteration in the Behaviour of the Indians on the Return of the Little Carpenter. I hope the Different Parties...

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1757, May 29, Letter 1

May it please your Excellency I had the Hon. To writ your Excellency & m. Gray to which I refer. I have since nothing material to axquaint you with. I have Signd a Muster Rol to Capt.l Hohn Stuart, the Ball. Due to his Company to y 15 In_is 9262.3.4 The Goods sent by Your Excellency’s order to purchase ___________by M. Pickney have been carried of by Wall. Inclosed sent a list of Certificates Issued out by me sicne the last. As I am in some want of money in Ch. Town I made bold to draw on y. Excellency _525. payable to M. William Glen for 5 Mo. pay due to me Yesterday, which I flatter myself you’ll be pleased to order payment for. I am respectfully Your excellency’s Most humble and most obedient Servant John Chevillette We are in great want of writing...

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1757, June 11, Return of the Magazen

A Return of the Magazen at Fort Loudon June y 11th 1757 Powder Lead 640 Muskett Ball 100 Indian ___D 98200 Muskett Cartorr 396 D Made up in Grape with Ball___ 210 Seven Shott Seven Shott 69 Iron Shott 49 Cow Horn Shells 49 Small...

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1756, October 11, Tonefse River

1__Stephenson the carpenter of the Regulars is chosen to be carpenter Mafter & to have 12 carpenters, Three paire of Sayers & two good Squarers under his command to lay out for them all nefesary work to manadge all carpenter bufsinifs concerning the Fortiffication immediately, & to keep and account of all such, & to Deliver every Saturday Directions for this Day are af ufual, except the following Suplement a Lift of his men, There ______, work & working days. 2__one pigneur is all fims enough to mine 50 men, & as there are but 22 men of the Regulars working in ____ Fortiffication, one pigneur is sufficient to overfee them. 3__two maijors & 6 offisfories (to carry stones & lome) are to build a Smithshop. Wm DeBrahm Ingenier To Capt. Raymond Demere Comanding His majesties forces in the...

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1757, July 4

Sir On the 26th June Last, I had the Honour to Receive your Excellency letter, per Dennis Agen, and am glad that all my Dispatches aregott safe to your Excellency hands, I wish that Tho. Smith may de the same, for I heard that he was Oblidg’e to Swim Rivers; I am proud that your Excellency is Satisfyed by Approving of my Conduct in the Management of Affairs which I Transacted in the Nation, and return your Excellency thanks for granting me leave of Absence to return to Charles Town, and Sending another officer to succeed me in my Command, I wish Sincerely that my state of Health had Permitted me to stay Longer, I should not have troubled your Excellency so ofen, by putting you in mind of your promise but of Late I have been so very ill and am so weak that I do not know how I shall get Down. Your Excellency is pleased to intimate to me, that Some men of warr and tramsport were seen Steerimg to the Mifsisippi, and that Such a Reinforcement may enable Monfieur De Therleree to Renew his Attempts upon the Cherokees, As there is no __________(extratageme) but a good Officer will make use of and pput the Same in exectution to Serve his King and Country, and Particularly after having Received fresh Su_our’s will inable him the more...

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