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Colonial and State Records of North Carolina
Letter from Griffith Rutherford to the North Carolina Council of Safety
Rutherford, Griffith, ca. 1721 - 1805
July 12, 1776
Volume 10, Page 662

[From MS. Records in Office of Secretary of State.]
Letter from General Griffith Rutherford to the Council about the Cherokees.

July ye 12th, 1776.

Honered Gentelmen,

This is furder to acquent you of oure Trobles; this Day I Recd an Express from Colo Backman and it gives me account, that Last Weak there Was 40 Indens on Crooked Creek & that one Middleton is kiled there—Indins Was seen meney miles furder Down the Cuttaba River. I am applid Daley tow for Relefe; ancesly wating for youre Instructions; pray send, if Possible at Lest 1000 ℔s. more Powder, besides what you first Voted, for People in the frunters will move off if not suplid with that article. I Plead for Expedition, Mr Alston the berrer is appointd Commesare for a Large Number of men & as Salt is Not to be got without youre approbetion I Hope you will Give orders to the Marchants of Cross-Creek to Let the Commessarys of Salisbery District have at Lest 300 bushels,

I am Gentelmen youre Humble servt