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Letter from Thomas Pollock to [James Moore]
Pollock, Thomas, 1654-1722
February 24, 1713
Volume 02, Pages 21-22

[From Pollock's Letter Book.]

February 24th 171⅔.

Hond Sir

Your's from Reading's Fort received, and am very glad your men were all so well and hearty after such a bad spell of weather, and am still doubtful, the weather and ways have been so bad since, and so much difficulty of getting provision from Fort Barnwell, that you could do little of action yet.

I have account of 2200 or 2300 bushels of corn sent round, some small matter more to be sent round, of the public, but doubting it will not be sufficient have laid and embargo on all vessels 2000 bushels of corn moor is raised and 100 barrels pork, which I hope will go near to last until some of their Forts are taken. Tom Blount coming here this day with a letter brought by four of his Indians from Albany, a copy whereof have sent you; so hope there is no great danger of the seneca Idians, coming to help the Enemy. The Indians at weekacanne, I understand, are join? of Tom Blount, and he pretends that he will not help nor join any of the other Indians, who he says are still in their forts. I have great reason to believe he is real, and hope we shall find him so. Our latest news from Verginia gives us account of the daily expectation they have of Brigadier Nicholson, under the title of Visitor General of all Her Majesty's Plantations on the continent of America. From thence,

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it is reported, he is to go South Carolina. The South Carolina packetboat hath stayed here longer than I expected or intended, by reason of the badness of the weather and contrary winds, from Little River, she bring you ten barrels of beef and two barrels of salt for the Army. I hope it will not be long before you have more meat round, and have ordered Commissary Green to suppy what he can, wherever to be had. Likewise have ordered what provisions is in Captain Royals' Sloop to be and sent to you; I can assure you I shall do what lies in my power for the supply of your forces. Pray let us hear from you by all oppertinies, for your good success is Earnestly desired by

Hond Sir
Your most obedient humble servant

This letter was sent to the Fork of Neuse by Mr Aquilla Pauli, Master of the South Carolina, who sailed from here Feb. 27th 171⅔.