1763 Rifles Philidelphia Lancaster
In other Letters from Lancaftcr County it is faid, That the Indians were feen dragging off feveral of their Dead and Wound - ed, but that it was thought not proper a follow them too far, being being in the Enemys Country j That the nextDay'our Party was" attacked twice by the Indians, but beat off. without any Lofs : That fome of our Men came to a Fire, where there were three Indians, whom they killed and fcalped ; they had fome Indian Goods with them : That they brought in fome Rifles, and other Plunder, t and were in high Spirits, having beat 50 Indian Warriors, Warriors, notwithftanding they had the firft Fife at them : That if they met with proper. Encouragement, they , would immediatelyjo but again againft the Enemy, who, it was thought, might return to revenge their Lofs, having at leaft ten or fifteen of their Men killed : And that the Preventing that Party coming dewa at that xime on me rrontiers, rnult have been a hemce ot.the utmoft. Confequence to'the Province ; as thereby a treat Deal of Blood, m an rrooaDinry, was prevented from being xhed, and iome Hun dreds of Families kept on their Placet, which othecwifc muft have been drove "off.n It is faid the Indians fought al naked,' and were painted black. - - .Our Party, we hear, confted of jxo Men. ' . .", ' ,u . - .