Posted by Seamus on March 16, 2000 at 10:27:45:
In Reply to: Re: On to Ft. Fredrick posted by William Johnson on March 16, 2000 at 08:53:07:
: The marvels of communication always have amazed a back woods lad such as myself. Good to hear you have a travelling companion to travels to Fort Fredrick. I am sure that Timothy will be the woodsman of the decade after you have taught him the lore of the woods. We must sing a song or two around a nice fire, it will bring back memories and refresh us for the trails of the future.
: Beware of the savages and the like on your journey, I hope to leave this place called Carlisle soon. Enough of this it is time towalk in the forest and see the works of GOD.
While on a scout early this morning to Great Island on the West Branch of the Susquehanna, I encountered our old friend, the French Trader, Pierre LeBlanc. He inquired as to your health, and MacGregor's, and I assured him you were well, and that the salve he sent had, indeed, worked and you were now free of that insidious problem, and that the rash had not returned. I sincerely hope you have learned your lesson, William, and wash your shirt tail and breeches frequently. For a Frenchman, Pierre is a very likable person, and does not politically support the French cause at all. He, therefore, must be doubly cautious, as just by name alone, he is condemned by many, and is in constant danger from all quarters. He asked that when we come his way on our return if we could get him some wine, both red and white, and some cognac, if we can at Fort Antes. He said he was expecting some company over St. Patrick's Day and was planning on showing them...yes, THEM!...quite an entertaining time. Knowing our friend, Pierre, the way we do, I am sure he will outdo himself to be sure his guests are satisfied!
We...young Timothy and I, will see you at Fort Frederick, and we can toast old times and fill young Timothy with stories and lore...no, the legends...of times past. I believe he will be a fine woodsman. He has already begun to figure out how to appease Gloria about not taking her with us...now I must do the same with the dark haired lass, Nancy. The lad is quite shrewd! Has her scared half to death about the wilderness! Ha Ha! Kinda reminds me of me in my youth!! Remember?
Your friend and confidant,
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