THE OHIO VALLEY-GREAT LAKES ETHNOHISTORY
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(Johnson Hall, April 6, 1764)
Johnson, Sir William in: The
Letters and Papers
of Cadwallader Colden, vol. VI, 1923,
Collections of the New York
Historical Society for the
year 1922, pp. 296-298.
. . . I have the greatest reason to expect a good Account of the Partys now upon Service from their zeal & readiness. My Son set out with about 200 last Week, and a body of the same Number were gone before him.
Your observations concerning the Chenussios were verry reasonable, if they neglected to make proper concessions, but on the contrary I have the pleasure to acquaint you that they have agreed to the several Terms of which the general approved, they are to deliver up the 2 Murderers of Kanestio, all our People who are among them whether Prisoners, Deserters Negroes &ca. & cede to his Majesty all the Lands from Niagara to the Falls on both sides of the strait, with Several other necessary (page 297) points. They have even desired to be employed against the Shawanese & Delawares, and sent to call away all their People from amongst them, and are to leave three of their Cheif Men Hostages for the performance of the Several Articles of Peace, all which, plainly shews that they repent of their late conduct, & their desire to regain our Esteem.
The rest of the Confederacy are prepareing to Accompany the Troops, whose Success will be greatly facilitated from the losses I daily expect to hear the Enemy have Sustained and which will free us from the Delawares & Shawanese the most inveterate Enemys wh the Northern Colonies have hither to had to deal with.
I am to meet the Senecas, & Westeren Inds at Niagra the latter End of June, in order to Settle & ratify a general Peace with them, I have reason to expect the Twightivees will support the Shawanese &ca, but I hope this Alliance will enable me to bring them to reason. . .
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