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Letter from John Montgomery, at Carlisle, to Governour Penn



Carlisle, June 30, 1774.

SIR, MAY IT PLEASE YOUR HONOUR: I received your two letters, as also the arms, ammunition, &c˙, for the use of the back Inhabitants, which I have forwarded to Captain St˙ Clair; shall settle for the carriage when I go down in September next; our accounts from Fort Pitt are favourable. The traders who were at the Lower Towns are on their way to (and some of them are arrived at) Pittsburgh, with all their property. They are guarded by a number of Shawanese and Delawares. The Mingoes attempted to cut off the traders at the Canoe place, but were prevented by the Shawanese, who told the Mingoes that the traders were under their protection, and if they struck them they would resent it and punish them for it. The Shawanese seem well disposed and inclinable for peace, and will continue so unless provoked by the Virginians. The Delawares are all for peace. Logan' s party was returned, and had thirteen scalps and one prisoner. Logan says he is now satisfied for the loss of his relations, and will sit still until he hears what the Long Knife (the Virginians) will say. I am in hopes that the storm will blow over, and that peace and tranquillity will be restored to the back inhabitants.

I am, honourable sir, your Honour' s most obedient and humble servant,


To the Honourable John Penn, Governour and Commander-in-chief of the Province of Pennsylvania.