THE OHIO VALLEY-GREAT LAKES ETHNOHISTORY
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(Detroit, Sept. 12, 1764)
Bradstreet, John in: Gage
Papers, American Series,
William L. Clements
Detroit 12th Sepr 1764
I have now the honor of transmitting Your Excellency the Transactions I have had with the Outawas, Chepewas, Petewatames of Detroit, those of St Joseph, the Miamis, Sakes, Hurons of Detroit & the Missessages; the two last have beg'd to be admitted& Comprehended in the General Submission & Peace altho they had lately been at Niagara and given assurances to Sir William Johnson of their good dispossion to live well with the English.
You have also enclos'd Copys of three letters from Captain Morris on his way to the Illiones, the Oath of Fidelity &a taken by the Inhabitants here to His Majesty, Lt Col. Campbells & Capt Howards Instructions with the steps I have taken to prevent the ruin of this Place by a paper Currency introduced by whoever thought proper to make & Issue it.
One Vessell is Saild for Michilimicanack with provisions & is to make a Second Trip if successful and that the Season will allow of it as You will see by the inclos'd instructions to Lieut Sinclair. Timber is provided & the Carpenters at work at Building Barracks for four hundred Men and a Wharf there being no Security, to be depended upon, for a Vessell here in the Winter without the latter.
We Set of for Sandusky tomorrow and expect to find every thing well in that quarter as also with the Shawanes & Delawars.
I leave the Troops this way in good health and with a great supply of provisions & ammunition; and I find it indispendibly necessary to permit a general Trade with the Savages of these parts; but it can't extend but to a Small supply of dry goods for this Winter and little or no ammunition; a Copy of the permission herein enclos'd.
I have the honor to be
His Exy The Honl Genl Gage &a &a &a
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