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What have they to propose To make peace and make all right they are now in Virginia, where sevll murders have been committed of late wch they are suspected to have done whether do they design to live still like wolves and force us to knock them in the head or do they intend to live peaceably. and what injury have they to complain of that they should use both our tributarys & [Inhabitants?] thus They know of no murders nor of [enveigling?] away the Maherines [Meherrins], the Maherines followed them up to ye mountains of their own heads, tis [true?] Great cheekd George came with ye Maherines but do not know whether he persuaded them & they say the Maherines ly if they say they were forced away Will they bring in any Maherines that are yet among them They say they are all returnd to their towns that 3 of the Maherines vizt. Mr Thomas & his 2 sons [went?] of themselves to ye Northwrd to buy ammunition, and Mr Thos told them he was afraid of being killed by ye [English?] wch was ye reason he went off, and when he came in last he did not call upon them at all but [directly?] from ye northward, but his sons Came to them and brot ammunition Who comd ye murders on Roanoke Maherine and James River & were ye Maherines concernd The Maherines aforenamed were gone to ye northwd before they [ever?] heard of [those murders?], and one other was with them who are all now ret'd home as they suppose Did the Maherines ever offer to go out wth them to fight the English or So Car: Indians They dont know that they ever were guilty of doing harm or heerd so Why would they then live in misery among them rather than at their own Town They never understood they had done any ill to occasion their drawing off On what terms do you desire to be at peace with us We are sent by the Town to hear what the Govr says or has to propose & upon their return their Great men will come in to conclude Sevll of them have been here already and made Treatys but never perform'd them therefore they [illegible] tell what they will do & ye Govr will let them know whether he thinks it reasonable Whatever the Governr pleases to propose for settling a peace they are willing to Submitt to They are now settled within ye Govt of Virga are they willing to continue in this Govrrnmt & on what Terms do they desire a peace. They desire to be on Roanoke River near the trading path called [Walcacana?] but had rather ye Govr would appoint them a place for their settlement Do they desire to live in ye same manner as our Tributarys do, or what do they mean by this proposal