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... • Number of Men, and a Quantity of Provisions, at Cadarackui Fort. The French having got nothing but dry Blows by this Expedition, sent thirteen of the Indians, that they surprised at Cadarackui, to France, as Trophies of their Vićtory, where they were put into the Galleys, as Rebels to their King.
C. H. A. P. VI.
Colonel Dongan's Advice to the Indians. Adario's Enterprize, and Montreal sacked by the - Five Nations.
CH A P. Olonel Dongan, who had the Indian Affairs very
v1. much at Heart, rhet the Five Nations at Alba
* - ny as soon as possible after the French Expedition, and spoke to them on the fifth of August, in the following Words, viz.
“ the Governor of Canada any Provocation or not ; CH A P: “ and if they have, how, and in what Manner; VI. : “ because I am obliged to give a true Account of ‘Two“ this Matter. This Business may cause a War be“ tween the King of England and the French King, “ both in Europe and here, and therefore I must “ know the Truth. “ I know the Governor of Canada dare not enter “ into the King of England's Territories, in a hostile “ Manner, without Provocation, if he thought the “ Brethren were the King of England's Subjećts ; “ but you have, two or three Years ago, made a “ Covenant-chain with the French, contrary to my “Command, (which I knew could not hold long) “ being void of itself among the Christians; for as “ much as Subjećts (as you are) ought not to treat “ with any foreign Nation, it not lying in your “ Power, you have brought this Trouble on your “selves, and, as I believe, this is the only Reason “ of their falling on you at this Time. “Brethren, I took it very ill, that after you had “ put yourselves into the Number of the great King “ of England's Subjećts, you should ever offer “ to make Peace or War without my Consent. You “ know that we can live without you, but you cannot “live without us. You never found that I told you “ a Lye, and I offered you the Assistance you wanted, “ provided that you would be advised by me; for I “know the French better than any of you do. “ Now since there is a War begun upon you by “ the Governor of Canada, I hope without any “Provocation by you given, I desire and command “ you, that you hearken to no Treaty but by my “Advice ; which if you follow, you shall have the “Benefit of the great Chain of Friendship between “ the great King of England and the King of France, “ which came out of England the other Day, and “ which I have sent to Canada by Anthony lejunard. “ In the mean Time, I g give you such Advice &G aS
“ 3dly, The great Matter under Confidera.
bury the Hatchet, and to make a Covenant-chain,
that they may put away all the French that are among them, and that you will open a Path for them this Way, they being the King of England’s Subječts likewise, tho’ the French have been admitted to trade with them; for all that the French have in Canada, they had it of the great King of England; that by that Means they may come
hither freely, where they may have every Thing
cheaper than among the French : That you and they may join together against the French, and make so firm a League, that whoever is an Enemy to one, must be to both.
2 -- 4thly, Ano
“ 41bly, Another Thing of Concern is, that you CH A p. ought to do what you can to open a Path for all VI. the North Indians and Mahikanders, that are a“ mong the Utawawas and further Nations: I will “ endeavour to do the same to bring them Home ; for, they not daring to return Home your Way, the French keep them there on purpose to join with the other Nations against you, '. your Destruction ; for you know, that one of them is worse than six of the others; therefore all Means must be used to bring them Home, and use them kindly as they pass through your Country. “ 5thly, My Advice further is, that Messengers go, in behalf of all the Five Nations, to the Christian Indians at Canada, to persuade them to come • Home to their native Country. This will be an“ other great Means to weaken your Enemy; but * if they will not be advised, you know what to do with them. “ 6thly, I think it very necessary, for the Brethren's Security and Assistance, and to the endamaging the French, to build a Fort upon the Lake, where I may keep Stores and Provisions, in Case of Ne-. ceffity ; and therefore I would have the Brethren let me know what Place will be most convenient << for it. - “ 7thly, I would not have the Brethren keep their Corn in their Castles, as I hear the Onondagas do, but bury it a great Way in the Woods, where few People may know where it “ is, for fear of such an Accident as has happened to “ the Senekas. “ 8thly, I have given my Advice in your General “ Assembly by Mr. Dirk Wessels, and Akus the In“ terpreter, how you are to manage your Partics, and how necessary it is to get Prisoners, to exchange for your own Men that are Prisoners with , the French ; and I am glad to hear that the Brethren are so united, as Mr. Dirk Woffols tells me - G 2 a you
CH A P. “ you are, and that there are no rotten Members
-v- “9thy, The Brethren may remember my Ad
“vice, which I sent you this Spring, not to go to
“ing thither; for I told you then, that I knew the
“French better than you did.
“having sent for English Priosis, with whom you