Rifle Lord Dunmore's War 1774
The Virginia, Captain Howard Eften, was fafe arrived in the River Thames, and expected to fail for York River in the Month of Auguft. Extralf of a Letter fromCthnel .W uuam Pbestok, a'W Fincaftle, September 28, " That Part of the Army, under the Command of Colonel l ewis, which is to meet Lord Dunmore at the Mouth of the Great Kanawah, cr New River, aflemblcd at the Great Levels cf Green Brier, totheAmcurt of about 1 ceo Rank and File. Colonel Charles Lewis m.irched with 600 Men, on the 6th Inftant, for the Mouth of Elk, a Branch of New River, ' which empties fome Diftance below the Falls, there tu build a fmall Fort, and prepare Canoes. Colonel Andrew Lewis marched with another large Party, the 12th Inflant, for the fame Place; and Colonel Chrifiian was to march yefterday with the Remainder, being about 400, and the laft Supply of Provifions. This Body of Militia being mortly armed with Rifle Guns, and a great Part of them geed Woodfmen, are looked upon to be at leaft equal to any Troops, for the Number, that have been raifed in America. It is earncftly hoped that they will, in Conjunction with the other Party, bs able to chaftife the Ohio Indians fcr the many Murders and Robberies they have committed on cur Fror.titrt, for many Years part.