fort herkimer 1758
Extrnfl of a private Let:tr from N.iv Tori, dated June 2. ' Every Thing here has the Face of an atfb'we Campaign, ' Lord How fcems to make the American Affairs his whole Study ; the Fleet was expedled to fail this lait Month againft Louisbourg, and our Troops have all lefc Albany on their Way thither : Every Fieid Officer is to have only a Soldier 's Tent, and two Subalterns one between them.- One fliort Coat, three Shirts, and three Pair of Stockings i$ ail the Biggage they are allowed to carry, and the Women who ulually follow the Army are not furTered to leave Albany. The Officers mull eat only the King's Provisions, and do not even carry any Liquors ; Capt. Gates is left Commander at Fort Herkcr- man on the German Flats, in the Mohock's Country, with his own Company, Part of another indepentlanfi one, fome Irregulars, and two Cortfpanies of Ranger?. The Indians have lately been troublefome to the inhabitants, and have killed andfcalped30 or more, fo that the remaining Inhabitants have left their Settlements j and this Mifchief" has been done by Indiana we maintain* td all the Winter, and eileemed our Fri-nds.'