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(Fort Pitt, Nov. 30, 1764)
Bouquet, Henry in: The Papers
of Sir William Johnson,
vol. 4, pp. 606-607.
pp. 606, 607.
wholy from his own Suspicions. I don't recollect a single Line that I have wrote, which could hurt or injure Him.
I have heard Nothing from Colonel Bouquet since the 21st of October. He was then at Tuscarawas, and was to move by mutual Consent forty Miles Farther; where the Prisoners were to be delivered up. Four Chiefs were left to Conduct Him. This had a good aspect, but I am in the greatest Impatience to hear farther from him. Colo. Bradstreet's leaving Sandusky, and some extraordinary Transactions there; may have altered their Pacifick Resolutions.
I will speak to the Lieut Govr about Ury Klock and hope there may be Methods found to punish these Rascals.
You will have got My Letter with your Acct explaining the mistake in it, which you will return as soon as rectified.
I inclose you a Complaint of the officer at the Royal Block-House against some of the Oneida Indians, which I wish you would look into. I am with great Regard,
|Your most obedient|
SR WM JOHNSON Bart:
|INDORSED:||New York Novbr 29th,
Genrl Gages Letter
FROM HENRY BOUQUET1
|Fort Pitt Novr 30 th, 1764|
SIR WILLIAM JOHNSON Baronet
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 (page 607) having been left Seck at Muskingham. Those of the Mingoes after Stealing some of our best Horses are run off: but when their Chief Keyashuta 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 Cocknawages, and the ease 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 on of them, was to the be the Head Man 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: Kellbuck the Chief of the Delawares Deputies will inform you privately of the Intrigues carried on, amongst them, and other Nations, by French Emmissaries, 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 Conivances at least of the Commanding Officer.
FROM HUGH WALLACE ETC.
In the Johnson Calendar, p. 246-47, are listed the following
papers which were destroyed by fire: a letter of November 30th
from James Phyn, Schenectady, acknowledging a draft on Mr
Mortier, mentioning goods and orders, and unfavorable public
comments on a certain (Bradstreet's)
1 In British Museum. Additional Manuscripts 21651, fo. 68, London, England.
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