1757, July 23, Fort Loudoun Letter 3


I had the honour of writing to your Excellency this day b M. Elliot who went from the fort about Two hors ago, the Bearer hereof Amahatoy came this Minute and Acquainted me that he had a very great Inclination to Accompany Elliot to Town of which I have informed Captain Demere, altho it is not altogether agreable to Captain De,ere that he does go yet he does not Choose to hinder him at this time. He is a man of Some Note here being a head man and a Warriour, and altho old hop and the Carpenter said nothing about it, he certainly goes with their Consent and Approbation be insisted much on my Writing by him which occasions my Troubling Your Excellency with this Letter what he says at his return will have great weight with the Indians. It is probable M. Elliot may have Some View in carrying this fellow down. If Elliot cannot procure Credit for goods it will not be so proper that he should be the first to bring accounts of it to the Indians. I hope Your Excellency will Excuse the Freedome with which I write my Sentiments concerning affairs in this Nation I am with the Greatest Respect


Your Excellency’s

Most obedient and most humble Servant

John Stuart

Fort Loudoun 23 July 1757

To His Excelly Gov. Lyttelton

History, Letters,

Lyttelton, William Combe Baron Thomas Lyttelton. Letters of the Late Lord Lyttelton. Philadelphia: Moses Thomas. 1812.

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