1759, December 3, Fort Loudoun

Sir

The Adjoyning was intended to have been Conveyed to your Excelency by some pack horsemen. Who sell out for the Settlements. The 22d Ultimate, but upon some Repost they heard at Heywafsee they thought proper to Return. It will now be delivered by Mr. Ellitot with whom the Little Carpenter Setts out with this day

The Jealousy which has Long Subsisted between Old Hop and the Carpenter is come to am open quarell, the former having at a Meeting in Chote Town house, Lately, Accused the Carpenter of being Enemy to his Country, and a Servil dependent upon the English and Aay, that he has constantly thwarted and frustrated his endeaours to make peace with the French by running out to war against them, at the Same time he spoke Contempuously of Abilities as a Warrior this has Greatly incensed the Little man who in his _______has ordered his peole, to Look no Longer on Old Hop as their head beloved man, declaring that he himself would Supply his place in that Capacity, for the future and I am concern heintends to Avail himself on his Credit with Your Excellency and of the presents Emergincy for Establishing his Authority

The Indians

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The Indians are very Cever but cannot hide their fears. They Continue to Supply the fort with corn hoggs & Fowls as usual, and of Late they have had no mefsengers Running to the Creeks & French as usual. The Officers Join me in wishing Your Excelly. All Sucefs and prosperity and I have the honour of being most Respectfully

Sir

Your Excellency’s
most obedient and most
Humble Servant

John Stuart

The Carpenter has determined to wait two days in order to talk with his people before he setts out


Topics:
Creek, History, Letters,

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

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