Posted by Cpl. MacWilliam on April 06, 2000 at 09:28:34:
This message is sent to you by a post rider attached to our troops here at Fort Morris. I do not know if it will reach you, since we only know the general area in which you seek our cousin Seamus. We pray that this rider will find you with this message.
We received a message from Many Flags, Three Tales and Sign Talker. They are in hot pursuit of Seamus but are confused by other trails which converge with his. They are also fearful that they are being pursued by Shawnee. This message we received from the hands of Two Dogs, a Lenape. If anyone can sort out these confusing trails and signs, it will be Flags, Tales, and Talker who are expert in woods lore.
We have also sent a rider to find Dway Miller the Duck Hunter with a message for him to take to Fort Augusta for Gloria and Nancy. One of our packmen, assigned to several teams of horses which pull the baggage and supply carts, has been released by Col. Bouquet to take this message to Dway Miller. This pack man's name is Calsious Shattoe, an Englishman from London, who has served the King in many battles, he was a sergeant when he was given discharge several years ago. However, he is a fine man, who lives to serve his King, and Mr. Shattoe followed the troops here to Amerikay and offered his services as a packman. He is an expert horseman, having served in cavalry. Col. Bouquet selected him to find Dway Miller and gave Mr. Shattoe an extra bay horse that belongs to the Colonel himself. Mr. Shattoe knows the trails since he has been with us from Philadelphia.
We drill nigh on every day here at Fort Morris. We have been told by Capt. Croy that we will move on to Fort Loudoun within a week's time. Our hopes and prayers that you find Seamus and that Many Flags and Three Tales find all of you. Our rendezvous at Fort Frederick is still of great importance.
God Save the King!
Corporal Malcolm A. MacWilliam, 77th Reg't of Foot, Grenadier Company
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