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Letter from John Stuart to William Legge, Earl of Dartmouth [Extract]
Stuart, John, 1718-1779
December 17, 1775
Volume 10, Page 348

[B. P. R. O. Am. & W. Ind.: No. Carolina. No. 280.]
Letter from Mr Stuart to the Earl of Dartmouth.

Saint Augustine, 17th Decber, 1775.

My Lord,

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I found no argument prevail so much with the Indians as telling them that whilst the present Disturbances continued they could not expect to be supplied with ammunition and other necessaries from Carolina and Georgia and that it would be their own Interest to join His Majesty's faithfull subjects in restoring Government and good order. I humbly submit to your Lordship's superior Judgment the propriety of stopping all supplies of ammunition and Indian Goods to the above mentioned provinces for the present.

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Sir James Wright in a late letter informs me that the Continental Congress has appointed Messrs George Galphin, Edwd Wilkinson and Mr Rea of Augusta all three Traders to superintend Indian Affairs in the Southern District and that they were gone to Salisbury to meet the Commissioners of the Northern District to consult upon the measures to be pursued.

I have the honour, &c.,