But friendship lives in the heart of the savage.
Listen to the tale of a red man's fidelity.
Attakullakulla, hearing that Stuart
, his friend, was a prisoner, hastened to ransom him, by giving every thing he could command; and when Oconostata, in a great council at Chotee, would have compelled the assistance of the English
agent in the proposed siege of Fort Prince George, the Little Carpenter took him away as if to hunt for venison, and struck through the wilderness for Virginia
Nine days and nights they travelled, with such game as they killed for their food, with the light in the sky for their guide, through gaps rarely trodden, even by wild beasts,— for the beasts of the forests pick their paths;—on the tenth day, they met a detachment of Virginians
on Holston River
The country beyond the mountains was deserted; nor was Carolina safe.
, by his expedition had only inflamed the war,2
and, having obeyed the letter of his instructions by reaching the country of the Cherokees,3
prepared to embark precipitately for the North
The province was in the greatest consternation.
On the eleventh of July, the General Assembly represented their inability to ‘prevent the Cherokees from ravaging the back settlements;’ and ‘unanimously entreated’ the lieutenant governor
‘to use the most pressing instances with Colonel Montgomery
not to depart with the king's troops, as it might be attended with the most pernicious consequences.’