THE OHIO VALLEY-GREAT LAKES ETHNOHISTORY
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(Fort Pitt, Nov. 30, 1764)
Bouquet, Henry in: [B. M., Add. MSS.
21651, f. 68, Df.] and in Stevens, et
all., The Papers of Col. Henry
Bouquet, Series 21651
(1943), pp. 64-65.
The Troops returned to this Post the 28th Instant, The Deputies and Hostages of the Delawares all here.
We brought only four hostages of the Shawanese, Two having been left Sick at Muskinghum. Those of the Mingoes after Stealing some of our best Horses are run off: but when their Chief Deyashuta returns from the Lakes where I have sent him, to collect some Prisoners remaining Still among the Wyandots; I expect he will replace his Hostages; tho they are not worth the least Notice. In consequence of the Generals orders I have likewise sent, a Delaware and a Shawanese to the Miamis, the Ouabache, to acquaint those nations of the Peace.
I had agreed with the Shawanese that they should not send Deputies to You, till they had delivered the remainder of their Prisoners at this Fort, but Considering the favourable Opportunity of letting them go with the Cocknawagas, and the case it would be to You to treat with both Nations at the same Time, I send You the three Shawanese I have left, to make their Peace, as equally the red Hawk one of them, was to be the Head Men of the Deputation and has all the Belts.
They sett out to morrow; I have Cloathed the Cocknawagas, and partly the Deputies they were in great want of it; Inclosed is the Accompt which I shall pay. As these Canadian Indians have behaved well, I recommend them to You for some further gratification in which You will be so good to include some White Men who made the Campaign with them: Killbuck the Chief of the Delaware Deputies will inform you privately of the Intrigues carried on, amongst them, and other Nations, by French Emissaries, who have continually supplied them with Ammunition to engage them to Continue the War; and you will judge whether those Manoeuvers be attempted So openly without the Conivance at least of the Commanding Officer.
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