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Lord Dunmore to Captain White Eyes



Brother Captain WHITE EYES: I am glad to hear your good speeches sent me by Major Connolly, and you may be assured I shall put the one end of the belt which you have sent rne into the hands of our great King, who will be glad to hear from his brothers, the Delawares, and will take a strong hold of it. You may rest satisfied that our foolish young men shall never be permitted to have your lands; but, on the contrary, the great King will protect you, and preserve you in the possession of them. Our young people in the country have been very foolish, and done many imprudent things, for which they soon must be sorry, and of which I make no doubt they have acquainted you; but I must desire you not to listen to them, as they would be willing that you should act equally foolish with


themselves; but rather let what you hear pass in at one ear and out at the other, so that it may make no impression on your heart, until you hear from me fully, which shall be so soon as I can give you farther information, who am your friend and brother.

Captain White Eyes will please acquaint the Corn Stalk with these my sentiments; also, as well as the Chiefs of the Mingoes, and the other Six Nations.

Your sincere friend and elder brother,




* The speech from Lord Dunmore to White Eyes, was sent by Captain Connolly to Mr˙ John Gibson, of Pittsburgh, with a friendly letter; but Mr˙ Gibson, instead of delivering it to the Indians, as desired, immediately put both the letter and speech into the hands of the Committee of West Augusta.