Posted by wee John MacKay on September 15, 2000 at 20:17:11:
Uncle Angus has emplored me to contact you and my mates of the 77th Grenadier Co. We have seen the aftermath of Grant's debacle at the confluence of the Three Rivers, and wept at the sight of our countrymen strewn like straw in the wind on the blood drenched ground. Proud men of the 77th reduced to fodder by the treachery of the French and their savage hordes.
We pray that you are not advancing west to meet the same fate. We know that Seamus, Three Tales and Many Flags are headed east to advise you and Capt. Croy of the events of the last few days, and to help prepare for what may be more action at the hands of the French dogs. We will be hot on their heels, and hope to be in the area of the Loyalhana Creek in a fortnight. Our "army of angels" do not travel as fast as seasoned Longhunters, and we must stop to rest often.......but we will be there soon enough.
I wish to meet up with my friends again, and would like to do so, if possible, at the stockade at Loyalhana Creek. I had asked once before if you could speak on my behalf to the superiors.....but you had not answered my request.....although there has been little opportunity to do so. If you could get word back to me by way of this messenger, he knows the route we will be traveling. We will be resting in the Laurel Highlands east from here, where we stopped in late spring for the lambing season. It is an area that Angus calls "The Wheatfields". It is between the two westernmost ridges of the great mountains of Penns Woods.
I anxiously await your reply,
John MacKay, companion of Angus MacWilliam
Angus MacWilliam....protector of The Clan Gunn in the Americas
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