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Richmond Dec.29th.1787


It will no doubt be pleasing for
you to hear that a vast multitude of emi-
grants hath passed through the wilderness,
this season, to Kentucky, and Cumberland,
and to the joy and admiration of many with
out the least molestation from the Indians.
I could assure Congress that so fortunate an
event, would hardly have taken place from
the measures of their late Super. - But it was
chiefly owing to the industry of other instruments,
under the auspices of Governor Randolph.
There is now a probability that the peace
will be broken, from the injudicious and
ill-conceited war begun against the Creek
Indians, which I fear will spread to Holstein
Kentucky, and Cumberland; and eventually
make enemies of the three other southern
tribes. - And all this mischief impending,

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