1757 Oneida and Mohawk Indians on Penn Frontier
PHILADELPHIA, May 12. ExtraS of a Letter from Lancefrer, May 2, 1757. " Friday laft a Party of Onondago Warriors left this Place to go to Fort - Cumberland, in order to'" join the Southern Indians there, and from thence . to proceed againft his Majefty's Enemies. " To - morrow Scarroyady, with a Party of the Mohawk Warriors, fets off for Fort - Augufta. He has Orders to reconnoitre the Woods about that Garrifon, and is then to proceed towards Ohio, to difcover and act againft the Enemy Indians." 'We have Advice from Northampton County, that on Monday, the fecond Inftant, fourteen Peoi pie were killed there by the Indians, and the Honfe and Barn of one Abraham Miller burnt alfo that two People have been lately murdered by them on the Jerfev Side. It is faid, a Number of the Inhabitants (hearing that the Enemy were in their Neighbourhood) had afTembled at the Houfe of one Buffet, over the Mountains; but that the Indians being afraid to attack them there, made a Feint, as if they had gone off, for fome Time : and our People.imagining it dangerous to Hay longer at their Places, thought of Dacking up fome of their moft valuable Effects, and moving away; which they accordingly began to do, but were Way - laid by the Enemy, when the abovementiond fourteen were killed. . '