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letters from the dwellers on the Maumee and on the Wabash. Our good brothers of Virginia, said the former, we must look upon ourselves as lost, if our brothers, the English, do not stand by us and give us arms. Message of the Twightwees to Dinwiddie, 21 June, 1752. Eldest brother, pleaded the Picts and Windaws, this string of wampum assures you, that the French king's servants have spilled our blood, and eaten the flesh of three of our men. Look upon us, and pity us, for we are in great dihiefs have taken up the hatchet of war. We have killed and eaten ten of the French and two of their negroes. We are your brothers; and do not think this is from our mouth only; it is from our very hearts. Message of the Picts and Windaws to Dinwiddie. Thus they solicited protection and revenge. In December, 1752, Dinwiddie made an elaborate report to the Board of Trade, and asked specific instructions to regulate his conduct in resisting the French. The possession of the Ohio valley he
ner that may be deemed most ready and convenient. A common fund, so Shirley assured his American colleagues, on the authority of the British secretary of state, must be either voluntarily raised, or assessed in some other way. I have had in my hands vast masses of correspondence, including letters from servants of the crown in every royal colony in America; from civilians, as well as from Braddock, and Dunbar, and Gage; from the popular Delancey and the moderate Sharpe, as well as from Dinwiddie and Shirley; and all were of the same tenor. The British ministry heard one general clamor from men in office for taxation by act of parliament. Even men of liberal tendencies looked to acts of English authority for aid. I hope that Lord Halifax's plan may be good and take place, said chap. VII.} 1755. Alexander, of New York. Hopkins, governor of Rhode Island, elected by the people, complained of the men who seemed to love and understand liberty better than public good and the affairs