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Extract of a letter from Colonel Frederick Pellenger


Extract of a Letter from Colonel FREDERICK PELLENGER, of the GERMAN FLATS, June 7, 1776.

GENTLEMEN: This minute an express came from one of the best Indians, with the news that a great number of the far Indians had arrived at Oneida, being on their march down; so we sent an express yesterday to the Commanding Officer at Johnstown with the news which we got yesterday from Fort Stanwix, but could get no assistance; so therefore the necessity requires that you will come up with your regiment immediately, to meet them without delay, or we shall be slaughtered; and send the orders to the next regiment with speed.

Gentlemen, I am your most humble servant,