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 - dian fome Diflance from tbe Town, be took an...
dian fome Diflance from tbe Town, be took an Opportunity of killinr ana jcaiptng mm, ana maae ms Jijcape. "ibe JXumber oj tTarrtors in that Town, by b;sAccount, does rot amount to a Hundred, of which a Party f Twenty - fix, under Shingts, fet off Jxteen Dayt before he W tb T i Jacobs, with fixteen Men more, foliwed them four Days after, in order to f all upon the Conrgocbeague Settlements cna turn Home, to annoy the' Forts Littleton and Shirley. PHILADELPH I A, JVpril 1. Extract of a Letter from Fort Shirley, in Cumberland County, dated March 20, 1756. " Jufl fiow arrived here John Baker, a Servant to Capt. Croghan, who brings an Indian Scalp, and relates as follows: That about tbe 2jth of January lafi, being out of Sight of this Fort, upon fome Bu - Jinefs, be was feixed by an Indian a Son of John Hickman, and ano ther Indian coming vp, be was carried off to Ksttatinnm, where be remained till about ten Days ago, when being ordered out with an In - He informs us, that a great Body of the Cbippawaj and Tawaw Indians were daily, expeclcd to join the French at Fort du Suefne, and from thence fall down upon tbe'EngliJb Colonies - The above Baker is fiace tome to Town, and has brought the Scalp with him. He informs that there are above a Hundred young People, belonging to this Province, at Kittatinnin, whom the Io - dians intend to keep, in order to inereafe their Inhabitants : tfuxl that the French buy their old Prifoners from them, for which tbey give a great Price, and employ them in their fervile Work. There is alfo come to Town, fines our laft, one John Cuig, who was taken and carried off by five Delaware Indians, on the Elerenth of February laft, as he was in Search of two Sons of the Wid ow Coxe, of Cumberland County, whofe Houfe was burnt on that Day by the Indians. He informs us, that they immediately firipped him, tied a Rope about his Neck, and drove him before them : That on travelling towards the Cove Mountains the eave the War Halloo, which was anfwered by two Indians, to whom .they went, and there he faw the Widow Coxe' a Sons with Rooei about their Necks : That at Night the three Prifoners were ftripped quite naked, and their Limbs ftretched out to the utmoft Extent, and tied to a Poft and Trcti, and then each had a Blanket thjowo

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  1. The Pennsylvania Gazette,
  2. 01 Apr 1756, Thu,
  3. Page 2

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