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Letter from Massachusetts Council to Thomas Fletcher: Directing him to return the put into his hands to enable him to inlist a number of the Penobscot Indians


Watertown, September 7, 1776.

SIR: The Council have received your letter of the 27th of July, informing us that the Indians of the Penobscot Tribe, for good reasons by them suggested, conclude not to engage in the Continental army at present. Therefore the £30 put into your hands to enable you to inlist and bring up a number of said tribe cannot be improved for that purpose; therefore the General Court direct that you return said £30 to Henry Gardiner, Esq˙, Receiver-General for this State, and take his receipt therefor, the first safe opportunity.