To the Honble. Alexander Spottswood Her Majesties Lieutent. Governor of Virginia.
Wee her majests. most Loyall and most Dutifull Subjects the Burgess.s now Assembled having seriously considered the Eminent Dangers approaching this country from severall nations of Barbarous Indians some of which have lately Exerted their Cruelty on our fellow Subjects in our neighbourhood of North Carolina think Wee should be wanting in our Duty to our most gracious Queen, Ourselves, and the people we Represent if wee did not heartily Joyne with yor Honor by our utmost Endeavours as well in Secureing our Country against any attempts from those Enemies as in doing Justice on those Savage Murtherers. And your Honor having thought fitt in your Speech to this House at the opening this session to acquaint us with a League projected with severall Governments of the Tuscoronda Indians against the nations who Committed the Massacre Wee humbly pray your Honour will be pleased to Communicate to this House what Advances are made in that undertakeing that wee may be the better Enabled to take proper measures for acting effectually in Concurrence with your Honobl. therein. By order of the House of Burgess.s Peter Beverley Speakr. November 24th 1711