Report of the Committee for Indian Affairs, 4 November 1776

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Report of the Committee for Indian Affairs, in the handwriting of George Wythe, November 4,, 1776. In the Papers of the Continental Congress, No. 23, folio 313. Image from fold3.

Document text, 4 November 1776

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The committee for indian affairs have considered a letter, addressed to them, from the commissioners for indian affairs in the middle department, dated, at Pittsburg, the twenty first day of September last, and have come to the following resolution thereupon, viz.

Resolved, that is the opinion of this committee, that the commissioners for indian affairs in the middle department, from the intelligence communicated to them of the nations and preparations of some tribes of indians, and from the depositions of others well known to be hostile, had cause to apprehend that an attack upon Pittsburg, or incursions into some parts of Virginia or Pennsylvania, would be made by these savages; and therefore acted prudently on calling in forces for protection and defense.

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