Scouting the Susquehanna

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Posted by Corporal MacWilliam on February 28, 2000 at 16:31:49:

Captain Croy,

Our latest missive from the scouting party heading north is full of curious dealings. Many Flags and Three Tales have left their cousin Seamus at Fort Augusta. It seems that Seamus has taken up with some bad female company (is there good?) and has been detained at Augusta. My presbyterian background is disgusted with his emotional attachments! MF and TT have continued north to a stockade near a stream named Warrior's Run. They scout the area for any large parties of French and their native allies which may be coming south to intercept our column as it heads west to lay seige to Duquesne. Pvts. Gunn, Johnson, MacGregor and myself continue to scout along the Susquehanna north and south of Fort Hunter for a shallow area for the 77th to cross safely. Sign Talker is sure there is a safe crossing but as of yet we have only been able to get our annual bath three times each! MacGregor says he is now clean for the next four years! We did sight a small party of savages north of the Fort, Sign Talker believing they were Shawnee. We flanked them toward the river, spread out a bit, then fired two volleys before they moved farther north. We are hopeful this evening we will find the shallows of which Sign Talker is certain. I remain your most Humble and Obed't Servant, Cpl. Malcolm Angus MacWilliam, 77th Reg't of Foot, Gren Coy, God Save the King!

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