Posted by Seamus on February 29, 2000 at 06:36:11:
In Reply to: Re: Scouting the Susquehanna posted by Cpl. MacWilliam on February 29, 2000 at 06:08:58:
Tread lightly when dealing with this Goat.I am not convinced this is not a ploy...for what reasons I do not know, perhaps an attempt to smear the good MacWilliam clan's name... In his long, illustrous and event-filled life, I have NEVER heard the esteemed Quasi, my loving father, utter anything about a possible liason with any Goat. You know, as well as I, the braggart Quasi is, especially when in his cups, and he was never shy about his conquests. Take my warnings seriously, dear Cousin....In other words, watch your baaack!
: Captain Croy,
: A strange message has been received by our small band as we scout the shores of the Susquehanna to find a crossing point. A colonist by the name of Billy D. Goat has reported the sighting of a Scotsman named Angus. Although this name be quite familiar to all of us (it also being my middle name), the remainder of the description of said Angus struck a note of recognition, some habits that are not presbyterian. Years ago, the uncle of myself and Pvt. Gunn (this uncle's name being Angus), left the hame in Caithness, setting out for parts unknown. Our father Hugh, and his other siblings, Quasi (father of cousin Seamus) and Maggie (mother of cousins Many Flags and Three Tales,) searched high and low for several months. Our father, Hugh, spent much time in London among the stinking English searching for the lost Uncle. Uncle Quasi searched in Ireland among the uncivilized Celts and decided to stay taking up with several Irish lassies, one of which was the mother of Seamus (we know not which Lass was the mother!), and Maggie eventually was employed by Lord and Lady Fairfax (of your own family, Capt. Croy) who set off for the colonies, she eventually marrying a German immigrant and settling in Berks County, Pennsylvania siring cousins Many Flags and Three Tales who were partially raised by the Lenape. This long explanation has nothing to do with the King's interests here in the colonies except that we have an interest in Mr. Goat's fellow Angus. He may very well be the lost Uncle of myself and Pvt Gunn, Seamus, and the scouts Many Flags and Three Tales. I, therefore, request your permission to take a day or two to track down this Angus fellow or Mr. Goat for further questioning before continuing our search for the Susquehanna crossing. I remain your most Humble and Obed't servant, Cpl. MacWilliam.....God Save the King!
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