Posted by Many Flags on February 27, 2000 at 20:19:57:
In Reply to: Re: Cleaning Up posted by Hurry Harry on February 27, 2000 at 18:31:41:
Fellow scout and cousin Seamus MacWilliam has mentioned in his latest missive that he was at McKee's. My thought is that Girty may have been skulking nearby since he and McKee's son, Alex, run the woods together and make mischief playing whichever side supports their self interests. The forts along the Susquehanna cannot be safe with the likes of Girty and A. McKee in the vicinities. Three Tales now accompanies me as we head north from Harris Ferry to rendezvous with Seamus and a young Lass at Fort Augusta where the branches of the Susquehanna converge. We have seen no sign of trouble as of yet, but after the meeting at Augusta we will continue on to the mouth of the Chilliaquaque where Shikellamy once had his lodge. We will continue north to Freeland's stockade. The 77th has sent a small party out from Fort Hunter, north of Harris Ferry, to scout the area and find a shallow spot to cross the Susquehanna. The party is made up of Cpl. MacWilliam, Pvt. Gunn, Pvt. Johnson, and Pvt. MacGregor. Our band of brothers is thus divided three ways: Seamus at Fort Augusta, the Highlanders at Fort Hunter, and myself with Three Tales heading into the northern frontier. Within a fortnight we will rendezvous at the fort at Carlisle to draw rations and supply ourselves with shot and powder to continue the expedition to lay seige to Ft. Duquesne and battle the hated French. May the good Lord look favorably on our endeavors. Pax Aye!
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