To [Collo?] Pollock [illegible] I have read [upon?] of the 25th and 30th of last month whereby I perceive you are fallen in to the same measures I proposed for establishing a peace with [illegible] Indians, only with this variation that you insist upon higher terms than I can think prudent at this [illegible]; for as to the delivering up to you 20 of the chief contrivors of [illegible] of the Baron and Mr Lawson [illegible] and of carrying on the massacre and those to be named by you, it will befall to consider how shocking this will be to all the considble men of that nation, who will without doubts believe that they themselves will be the chief person’s pointed at, and rather choose to hazard [illegible] by the chance of war than submitt to a certain death by yielding themselves your prisoners: the insisting likewise on the delivery of [illegible] of Blunts Indians as have had any hand in the massacre will make them averse to this treaty, and render Blunt incapable of executing what engagements he shall make to you. In my opinion, after so many have been made captives and destroyed and that with such exquisite tortures (as I have been told) an act of indemnity might very well be passed for [illegible]. Not that I am pleading for any favour as due to those Indians, on the contrary I think all that had any hand in the massacre deserve death; but in the present circumstances of [y?] country (of which the Indians are not altogether ignorant) is [illegible] very improbable[illegible] [illegible] [illegible] [illegible] [illegible] [illegible] submit to worse conditions upon a peace than you are able to force them to by carrying on the war; and notwithstanding a peace by that means; for [the?] experience I have had of those very Indians hath shown me how they are easily perswaded so promise anything.