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Proceedings and Acts of the General Assembly, 1745-1747
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690 Appendix.

Black Book
No. 8
Letter No. 84

Told him That they would Consider of it At Onondago and then
give him their Answer, so that Our Indians are It seems Almost
gained by the French to their Interest and if the most Effectual and
Speedy care be not taken, we must expect to have them our Ene-
mies, as our Indians Seem to be in so wavering A Scituation, we
have not thought proper to send our Interpreter up about the Mur-
der in New England as judgeing he would meet with no Success,
we hope your Excellency will Approve of our Management, herein
we think it Absolutely necessary That Your Excellency should
Come up here As soon as possible to meet the Six Nations, and it
would be proper in our Opinion That Commrs of the Massachusetts
bay be then Also present, To Endeavour to take some new Meas-
ures with the Six Nations and if it be then Thought proper, To
prevail upon them To take up the Hatchet against the french If this
be not done the French will Leave nothing Unessayed to make them
our Enemies in which they have already made too great Progress.
The french have so great a Number of Indians in their Interest, as
makes our Indians fearfull to Offend them, Especially as we do not
provide for their Safety and Defences. As Affairs are at Present
in this Criticall posture It is Absolutely necessary that the Assembly
Enable Your Excellency to make more then Ordinary presents in
Order to which they Should likewise Consider that the price of
Goods is greatly Advanced and that It will be necessary that the
warriours be Called down Here as well as the Sachims upon this

We hope That the Assembly will at Last resolve to raise Money
for a Fort, At the Carrying Place and To keep a proper Number of
Men there For outscouts to protect Our frontiers in some Measure
against the Enemy If this be not done, That the Outscouts can have
a Rendezvous It is impossible to keep any Parties out, so that Our
Country must then Lie Exposed to the Enemy Even to the Gates of
this City.

The £300 allowed Us for Outscouts is not only Expended but
Considerably Exceeded.

As soon as your Excellency resolves to Come Up here It will be
necessary that we are Acquainted therewith, That we may send up
the Interpreter to Call down the Indians to meet Your Excellency
here At the day Appointed.

We Think it both necessary and just That the Provinces of Vir-
ginia Maryland and Pensilvania should likewise send Deputies here
with Presents to Attend At this meeting ffor this Affair Concernes
All the Provinces in an Especial manner.

Black Book
No. 8
Letter No. 96

August 24

[G. Clinton, New York, to the Hon'ble Thomas Bladen, Esqr.]

Sir By the Copys of the Letter from the Commissioners of In-
dian Affairs at Albany, and their Minutes of the 9th and 12th Instant

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