1759, December 7, Fort Loudoun Letter 2
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This well be delivered by the Carpenter who Setts out this morning with a firm Resolution of accomodating matters with Your Excellency, he Expects that the Transgrefsors witll be Demmanded and has Just told me that his Voice will be for Delivering them he may at first plead for them as he Affects popularity, but I am confident he will fall into all your Excellency’s measures, he Goes without Speaking to, or Receiving any mefsage from Old Hop and Says that he only waits for orders from Your Exey to take upon him the Execution of the Old Fellows office. This at present is the Grand point he has in View. We hear nothing with worth Communicating many Idle Stories flying about amongst the Indians suggested by their fears.
I am with the Greatest Respect
most obedient & most
Fort Loudoun 7th
To His Excelly Govenor Lyttelton