Journal of John Echols, 1758 Oct. 26.
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Which was about half a mile below us & the Capt took such men as he likt and sat down to conclude how we should follow them The way the Capt purposed was to dog them till night & then ly by till the brake of day and then fall upon them & kill them he said if we fired upon them in the day some would get away but we did not approve of his skeems & told him the ill consequence that attended it but he still insisted upon that way of procedding at length we desired him to go down to the fort with the best of the men and let us go after the Indians to whch he consented and went off to the fort and we after the Indians. The men that followd them wer Adam Hermon Daniel Hermon William Hall Richd Hall Richd Hall Junor Tobius Clap Philip Clap Joseph Clap Benja. Angele David Currie Richard hines James Lyon and my selfe 13 of us. We followd them and overtook them at a peach orchard Jest as they were a leaving it & we wated our opertunity and fired at them & followed them up till we killed 4 of them and wounded the other we skelpt them that we kiled and then followed the other he Bleed Verry much he went in to the river and to an island But we could not find where he went out Some of the men left loking for him and went Down to the fort & Some went after The Indians horse But myselfte & 4 or 5 more we sercht the Island till late in the afternoon & when we came to the fort the Capt and men were a handling the Indian goods & after a while the Captain told me we were all to be sworn. So we tarryed there that night Next Morning Being Monday the 21 Inst. we packt up in order to March homeward for sign of Indians was plenty & we had but a little ammunition but before we left the fort we were sworn.the words of the oath I Donot Remember Exactly But the Intent of the thing was not to tell that we ever heard them