delivered up

to his most Christian majesty, to an from the hunting parties meeting in English commissary appointed for the woods. that purpose. And an officer shall VI. To prevent as much as may be be ordered to thew us all the mines any disturbances that may arise beand souterains of the place.

tween the Cherokees and the white

people on the Back-Settlements, no S. HODGSON. A. Keppel. Cherokee Indian shall come down inLe Chevalier de St Croix. to this province, within the limits of

Twenty-six mile river, on any pre

tence whatsoever, without some The terms of peace to be granted to the white person in company, or unless Cherokee Indians.

by the order or permission of this

government; and that all white ARTICLE I.

men, whether French or English, LL English prisoners, negroes, who have been amongst the Chero

horses and cattle, in their kees, and have aided and affifted poffeffion, shall be delivered up im- them during the late war, shall be mediately to colonel Grant.

II. Fort Loudoun and 'the cannon VII. The Cherokees shall not belonging thereto, now lying at moleft the creatures belonging to, Chote, shall be delivered up to any nor trespass on the grounds neceffapersons sent to take charge of them; ry for planting pasturage for the use and any

forts shall be built hereafter of the garrison of forts built, or to in the Cherokec nation, when the be built, in their nation. fame is thought necessary by the VIII. The Catawbas and ChickeEnglish.

faws to be comprehended in this III. The Cherokees shall not ad peace. mit any Frenchmen into their na IX. That all the Cherokee prition, and if any should come, the soners we have taken fhall be re, Cherokees shall aslift us, at leaft fored. shall not pretend to interpose their

X. Our friendship shall be grantprotection, to prevent us, when we ed to them ; a firm peace shall be think proper to apprehend the made and finally ratified in CharlesFrench men.

town ; trade shall be renewed, and IV. Any Indian, who murders plenty of goods fent up to be exany of his majesty's subjects, fhall be changed for their skins, to supply immediately put to death by the their wants. Cherokees, as soon as the murder XI. And as equal justice is the and murderer are known in the fures foundation of a lasting peace, Cherokee nation, and that the head it shall be agreed, that when an or scalp of the murderer be brought Englishman murders a Cherokee, to the commander of the next Eng. the Cherokees shall not put him to lish fort.

death, but he Mall be delivered to V. The Cherokees shall not hunt the oficer of the fort, sent prisoner to the ealtward of Twenty-six mile to Charles-town, and there tried acriver, nor the English to the west- cording to our laws, and if found ward of it, to prevent any quarrels guilty to be executed in presence of or mischief that may be occasioned


[297] fome Cherokees, if they desire to of every thing that passed in the be present; and when the Chero- army; and particularly, of the difkees think they are injured by the pofitions made of the troops in their English in their nation, the Chero- quarters of cantonment; and, as kees are not to take revenge them- the country thereabout was well felves, but shall make complaint to known to him, he formed a project the commander of the next English of surprising his Pruffian majesty, in fort, to be from thence transmitted the night of the ift of December, to the English governor, who will which was to have been executed right them therein, according to in this manner : a small body of reour laws; and when the Cherokees solute cavalry were to penetrate, in injure any English among them, on the night, into the suburbs of Strehthe complaint thereof, the Chero len, where his Prussian majesty kees fall right the injured; thus lodged, to which they were immethe guilty will only be punished on diately to set fire; and during the both sides ; thus friendship, peace, confusion that this muft necessarily and trade will be preserved; but occasion, to endeavour to seize and when they cease to observe this trea- carry off the king of Pruflia, which ty, friendship, peace, and trade will Wargotsch thought was very pracalso cease.

ticable, as the quarters were, at that XII. That Attakullakulla com- time, but slightly guarded. municate these ftipulations to the The whole affair is reported to nation on his return, and acquaint have been accidentally discovered them, that in order to have these by one of Wargotsch's own servants, articles of peace finally ratified and who had often been employed to confirmed, so that our old friend- carry letters to a Popish priest, in a thip may be renewed, and last as neighbouring village. These letters long as the sun shines and rivers were directed to an Austrian lieut. run; some of the headmen from the col. and the priest had the care of upper, the valley, the middle and transmitting them. The servant oblower settlements fhall come down serving, when his master gave him to Charles-town, and confirm these the laži letter, he was uncommonly ftipulations, and then settle such anxious about the safe delivery of matters, as concern the trade to be it, and appeared to be in great agicarried on with their nation. tation of mind, began to suspect

that he was employed in a danger

ous service; however, he took the Account of a late conspiracy against letter, and promised to deliver it as

the king of Prusia, published by usual; but instead of that, carried authority.

it directly to Strehlen, where he put

it into the hands of M. de CruceSILESIAN gentleman, of mark, the adjutant-general, who has an eftate near Strehlen, came ties of dragoons, to seize Wargotsch often to the Prussian camp, where and the priest

, who were both made he was well received by the king of prisoners, but escaped afterwards. Prussia, and by the officers. He in- The trial of Wargotsch, who has formed himself, with great exactness, been cited to appear, is actually


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most happy nuptials with a monarch, cafion, and our fervent wishes, that whose early wisdom, fortitude, and the royal nuptials may be blessed piety, add luftre to the diadem he with felicity, as permanent and unwears, and render him the darling, mixed, as the joy they produce is as well as father, of his people. universal.

We do, with that honeft warmth From the evident marks we have and sincerity which characterize the seen of thy attention to the hapBritish nation, humbly assure your piness of thy people, guided by an majesty, that as the many virtues uniform steadiness and prudence, and amiable endowments, which your we are persuaded, that in thy ilmajesty possesses in so eminent a de- lustrious consort are united those gree, cannot fail to bless our be- amiable qualities, which will alike loved sovereign with every domef- contribute to the domestic happiness tick happiness; so will they ever of our sovereign, and endear her to endear your majesty to a people, not his subjects. more. diftinguished for their love of Impressed with such sentiments, liberty, and their country, than for we already regard the queen with their inviolable loyalty and gratitude duty and affection, and we trust it to those princes from whom they will be our constant endeavour to derive protection and prosperity. cultivate the like sentiments in those

Long may your majetty live to among whom we converse ; profhare the felicity you are formed to moting, by example, that dutiful inspire. And may your majesty submission to authority which renprove the happy mother of a race ders government easy to the prince, of princes, to transmit the glories and grateful to the people. of this distinguished reign to the May it please the most High, by latelt of our polterity,

whose wisdom kings reign, and

princes decree justice, to confirm Her majesty's most gracious answer. every virtuous purpose of thy heart,

and to replenish it with stability and I Thank you for your kind

congra. fortitude superior to every exigency: tulations, lo fill of duty to the long' may he vouchsafe to continue king, and affection to me. My warm thee a blessing to these nations, and et willes will ever attend this great thy descendants, the guardians of city.

liberty, civil and religious, to many

generations. The humble address of the people called Signed on the behalf of the said quakers, presented October 30. people in London, the 26th of

the tenth month, 1761. To George the third, king of Great

Britain, and the dominions there. His majesty's most gracious answer. unto belonging

THIS address, so full of duty May it please the king,

and affection, is very agreeable O accept our congratulations to me. You may depend on my proon the present happy oc- tection,


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A letter from a right hon. person, confidence from any man, who in the city.

with a credulity as weak as it is in

jurious, has thought fit haftily to Dear Sir,

withdraw his good opinion, from INDING to my great fur one who has served his country with

prize, that the cause and man- fidelity and success; and who juftly ner of my resigning the seals, is reveres the upright and candid grossly misrepresented in the city, judgment of it; little follicitous as well as that the most gracious and about the censures of the capricious Spontaneous marks of his majefty's and the ungenerous. Accept my approbation of my services, which fincerelt acknowledgements for all marks followed my resignation, have your kind friendship, and believe me been infamously traduced as a bar- ever, with truth and esteem, gain for my forsaking the public, I am under a necessity of declaring My dear Sir, the truth of both these facts, in a manner which I am sure no gentle

Your faithful friend, &c. man will contradict. A difference of opinion, with regard to measures The answer of the hon. gentleman, to to be taken against Spain, of the whom the above letter was adhighest importance to the honour dresed, is as follows: of the crown, and to the most efsential national interests, (and this

DEAR SIR, founded on what Spain had already HE city of London, as long done, not on what that court may as they have any memory, farther intend to do) was the cause cannot forget that you accepted the of my resigning the seals. Lord feals when this nation was in the Temple and I submitting in writing, most deplorable circumstances, to and signed by us, our most humble which any.country can be reduced: sentiments to his majesty ; which that our armies were beaten, our being over-ruled by the united opi- navy, inactive, our trade exposed to nion of all the rest of the king's the enemy, our credit, as if we exservants, I resigned the seals on pected to become bankrupts, funk Monday the 5th of this month *, in to the lowest pitch ; that there was order not to remain responsible for nothing to be found but desponmeasures, which I was no longer dency at home, and contempt aallowed to guide. Most gracious broad. The city must also for ever public. marks of his majesty's ap- remember, that when you resigned probation of my services followed the seals, our armies and navies, my resignation : they are unmerited were victorious, our trade secure, and unlollicited, and I fall ever be and fourishing more than in a proud to have received them from the peace, our public credit restored, best of fovereigns.

and people readier to lend than miI will now only add, my dear nisters to borrow: that there was Sir, that I have explained these nothing but exultation at home, matters only for the honour of truth, confusion and despair among our not in any view to court return of enemies, amazement and veneration


* O&tober 1761.


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