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I raised up and presented my gun at one of the Indians but I heard some of our company that was in another house cry out dont shoot. I sopt at that and ask them what they were and I believe they sad Cheroke but stood in amaise and reason they had for I suppose there was 20 guns presented at them we went up to them and examind them they said they were Cherokees I made signs to them to shew me their pass but they had none They had with them 5 head of horse kind and skelps that appeared to be white mens 4 of the horses appeard as tho they had been lately taken up but the other was very groon the Indians began to make ready to go off but I made signs to them that they must no go that night but they seen very intent to go but we inseisted to fall upon them and kill them for they said they believd they were shaunees and that they spyes and was doubtfull that they had a superior number somewhere nigh but I said I was determind to keep them till the Capt came without they would go by forse and if they would we would fire upon them [illegible] 2 of the men went of after the Capt who soon met some of the company who told them that they had been a hunting and that the capt would soon be in who accordingly came soon after and we informd him how things had hapned in his absence and in what manner the Indians appeared that they had no pass and that they had white shelps after the Capt heard the opinion of the people he past sentence of death upon them but there was one Abraham Dunkleberry a hunter that we lit off who said they were Cherokees yet he agreed that they were Rogues which seemd to put the Capt to a stand but we had their guns taken from them and a guard kept over them that night. Next morning being Sunday the 20 In's upon what Dunkleberry had said the Capt let them have their gnuns and and left them go off.