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Letter from [Alexander Spotswood] to Thomas Pollock
Spotswood, Alexander, 1676-1740
December 22, 1712
Volume 01, Page 892

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[From Calendar of Virginia State Papers. Vol. 1. p. 157.]

Wmsburgh 22 December 1712

To the President of North Carolina,

Sir, According to what I writt you, the 13th instant by ye return of Blunts two Indians & the Hostage, I now send the Indian prisoners, being eight in all, the warrant which will be delivered with them, will inform you by whom they were taken and when committed, and as the only crime they have been guilty of against this Government is their coming in, contrary to our proclamation, I shall leave them to your Justice or Mercy, as you find them guilty or otherwise in relation to the late Massacre. It is now above a month, since I sent you the Resolutions of our Assembly for the Releif of your province, but have not yet had any answer either as to you receiving the Duffells, or the application of the £1000 for the service of your Country: I shall be glad to find the circumstances of your Affairs are not now so pressing as they were then represented, & one would be inclined to believe they are very much bettered, since the meeting I proposed with you, or some deputy from your Government to concert measures for the more effectual application of that Supply has been so long delayed—for my part I have hitherto suspended all my thoughts thereon, because as I have already told you, I expected such a meeting, & have nothing more at present to add, but that I am

Your most obedient humble servant.
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