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[343] so exclusive, he next made a demand on the Head-
chap. XV.} 1759.
men and Warriors of the towns on the branches of the Tennessee, to ‘give him satisfaction for the past,’1‘by which,’ as he explained, was ‘meant that a certain number of Cherokees guilty of the murders, should be delivered up or be put to death in their nation.’2 ‘This would only make bad worse,’ answered the Red Men; ‘the Great Warrior will never consent to it;’ at the same time they entreated peace.3 ‘We live at present in great harmony,’ wrote Demere from Fort Loudoun; ‘and there are no bad talks.’4

Tranquillity and confidence were returning, but in obedience to orders,5 Demere insisted on the surrender or execution of the offending chiefs of Settico and Telliquo, while Coytmore, at Fort Prince George, intercepted all ammunition and merchandise on their way to the Upper Nation. Consternation spread along the mountain sides; the hand of the young men grasped at the tomahawk; the warriors spoke much together concerning Settico and Telliquo,6 and hostile speeches went round. Still they dispatched to Charleston a letter with friendly strings of wampum; while the Middle and the Lower Settlements, which had taken no part in the expedition complained of, sent also their belts of white shells.7

But Lyttleton, dreading some concert of the Cherokees with the Creeks, rigorously enforced the

1 Lyttleton's Letter to the emperor Old Hop and the Little Carpenter, 22 May. 1759.

2 Governor Lyttleton to Lords of Trade, 22 October, 1759.

3 Old Hop and Little Carpenter to Gov. Lyttleton, 27 June, 1759.

4 Capt. Paul Demere to Lyttleton, 10 July, 1759.

5 Instructions to Capt. DeInerb and to Lieut. Coytmore, 22 May, 1759. Lyttleton to Lords of Trade, f 16 Oct., 1759.

6 Capt. Paul Demere to Gov. Lyttleton, 22 July, 1759.

7 Gov. Lyttleton to Lords of Trade, 1 Sept., 1759.

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