Indians with Rifles Potiac Rebellion 1763
. . - . . . ; ..' Extra9 of Lttttr' frm a Gentlma, wb muni mtwitb . a Party tf Vthtnttirt from LmxtRtr Cnly, for tb Great 1 . ' JJland, on tbe WtH Branb of Sufqiubamub, daltd Sept. 1 . - ' Laft Friday,' at Five o'clock 10 the Afternoon, we had the Happioefs of meeting large Party of the Great Iilaod Warriors at Munfey Creek HiU, on tbeir Way to tbe Frontier of this Province. Tbey bed the firft fire on our Advance Party, which was forced back on our. Front, and,' purfuing,'engaged'us,briJkly for fome Time) but aswedif - pofed of the Party fo much to their Difadvantage, after Half an Hoar's hot Tiring', ; they were obliged to run; with confi. datable LoTi.. I killed two myfelf, and saw feveral others fall, by the good Behaviour of oar. Men, t John Clemons, Alexander Scott Jime Chambers, and James M'Lanachan, were killed in the Engagement, and four other wounded,' whom we brought in with nt. We hid the Killed, fo that the Indian did not get on Scarp. ''We brought in four Scalp, and lulled at lead fix more of the Enemy, but did not think it prudent to follow and fcalp them, for fear, of fome of .the Indiana falling in with our wounded Men. We loft feveral Horfes." " 1 V ' ' In other Letters from Lancafter County it is ' faid, That the Indians were fcen dragging off feveral of their Dead and .Wounded, but that it was thought not proper to follow them too far, being io the Enemy 'a Country s That tbe next Day our Party was attacked twice by the Indians, bat beat off without any Lofs I Tbat fome of our Men came to a Fire, where there were three Iodians, whom tbey killed and fcalped they bad feme Indian Oood with them ( That tbey brought in fome Rifles, and other Plunder, and were in high Spirits,' having beat' 50 Indian Warriors, notwithftandiog tbey bad the firft Fire at them 1 That if they met with proper Encouragement, tbey would immediately, go out again, againft tbe Enemy, who, it was thought, might return to' revenge their Lofs, having at leaft ten or fifteen of their Men killed 1 And that the Preventing that Party - coming down at that Time on the Frontiers, muft hsve been a Service of tbe utmoft Confequenc to the Province j as thereby a great Deal of Blood, in all probability, was prevented from being flied, and tome Hundreds of Families kept on their Places, which othetwife mull have been drove off. It is faid the Indiana fought all naked, and were pain tad black.' Our Party, we bear, confined of 110 Men.