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4 Desire again to bee Excused if they answer not to Every particular article of the proposition made yesterday and will strive to answer to principall points, his Exeye desired Our advice where itt will bee most Convenient for him to make a ffort, and though there are diverse places where there Is good store of Salmond near att hand yett the best place (all things Considered in our opinions will bee) att a place Called [Kajonhaye?] where there Is a River that goos to the Lake of Cadarachqui, doe give [torn-illegible] belts of wampum

5 Soe must acknowledge that Our young men are very mischievous [and?] unruly and that his Exeye has done much ffor us in the bussinesse of Virginia [illegible-torn] my Lord Effinigham by causeing the axes to bee buried butt before wee Could gett [illegible-torn] from makeing of the peace, a party was gone that way and soe yearly since that time Contrare to Our knowledge have continoued so to doe soe that wee have now unanimously Concluded once more to warne them, and if they still proceed to goe that way to the Southward towards the English plantations they must answer ffor it particularly whoever does the mischeefe wee will not take their parts any more. Doe give 4 [pts.?] Bevers 6 You acquainted us yesterday and often times before that you knew the ffrench better then wee, Wee beleeve you did, and wee have Reason to know them alsoe, and as for your [illegible] of an open path for the Ottowawas, Tronondade, Sirthtago, Twich Twichs, and Other farr nations of Indians to Come here wee will open a path that they may Come ffreely, and as soon as wee Come home shall Consult who ought to goe to them to acquaint them there with and send downe a messenger to give nottice to your Exeye who that are pitched upon to performe the journey as agents for us doe give 4 [pts.?] of Bever 7 Wee doe acquaint you that wee are intended to wage warr with the ffrench as long as wee have a man left, since they so unjustly have begunn the warr, But if the ffrench sheuld cliame to propose any articles of peace to us wee shall send a messenger to your Exeye to acquaint you soe that your Exeye may bee assured that wee never will make a peace with the french without your Exeyes Comendts, the Mahikandors, and the River Indians Liveing here are likewise Subjects of the Great King of England whom his Exeye will bee pleased to make use of and send to the farr nations of Indians to help to effect the peace Wee 4

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