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Onondago 1 Afshee Aughshee Canayoul 1 Tannasourat Cannaughtoura Cayouga 1 Canon[iot?] 2 [Cannestego?] 1 Govr glad to [see?] you as they are at peace with N York hope [are for others?] A[answer]. desire nothing but peace. Are you [desirous?] to be at peace with all Indians of this gove A they are willing to be at peace with Natto [Nottoway?] Mah [Meherrin?] Nansd [Nansemond] and Tusks [Tuscaroras] but cant tell what to say of ye Saponies Are you willing to be at peace with them A believes Saps will not make peace with you But if the Govt will oblige the Saponies to be at peace will they keep peace on their part A aftr consultation among ymselves Ans[were]d that if a peace should be concluded [believes?] the Saponies will not keep it they having often broke their word If the Saponies break ye peace this Govt will not any longer protect ym A. They had a message from ye Govr 2 years ago by [Lawn. Clap?] that they should not kill ye Saponies but they had accot that sometimes before ye Saponies had killd a [Maherin?] & doth not know why they should have peace with such people That while Tannaughstoura went to Annapolis to speak with ye Govr ye Saponies killed 4 of their people They killed one Saponie in ye Cornfeild at Christanna without any provocation A They say they came peaceably and ye Saponies followed them and killed them When people are at war all advantages are fair but if a peace be agreed to this Govt will take care the Saponies shal keep it A they compld to Colo Addison of their people being killd on Potomack he gave them 3 Guns and bid them look out for ye Indns that had done it, that the people who were in [Compne (company)?] with ye men killed [heard?] ye Indians [cry?] out they were [Saraws?] and Totteros