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Message from Logan, an Indian Warrior, to Lord Dunmore


Williamsburg, Va˙, February 4, 1775.

The following is said to be a Message from Captain Logan, an Indian Warriour, to Govemour Dunmore, after the battle in which Colonel Charles Lewis was slain, delivered at the Treaty:

"I appeal to any white man to say that he ever entered Logan' s cabin but I gave him meat; that he ever came naked but I clothed him. In the course of the last war Logan remained in his cabin, an advocate for peace. I had such an affection for the white people that I was pointed at by the rest of my Nation. I should have even lived with them had it not been for Colonel Cresap, who last year cut off, in cold blood, all the relations of Logan, not sparing women and children. There runs not a drop of my blood in the veins of any human creature. This called upon me for revenge; I have sought it — I have killed many, and fully glutted my revenge. I am glad that there is a prospect of peace, on account of the Nation; but I beg you will not entertain a thought that any thing I have said proceeds from fear! Logan disdains the thought! He will not turn on his heel to save his life! Who is there to mourn for Logan? No one."