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Letter Schuyler to the Chairman of the General Committee of the County of Tryon, March 11, 1778
Letter Schuyler to the General Committee of Tryon County
Complaint hath been made to us that some of the Inhabitants of Tryon County have Instigated some of the Indians in alliance with the United States to commit depredations on the property of some of the Inhabitants under pretence of their beings Tory’s. You and the Gentlemen of the Committee will Easily perceive that such Conduct tends to Create Anarchy and Confusion, and is dangerous to the property even of the [ ] friends of the Country, as bad men may from private [ ] be led to Encourage Indians to [ ] the most worthy of the Community, the board of Commissioners therefore Intreat the Committee to take the matter into their serious consideration, to Enquire for and take measures to apprehend every person that has Instigated the Indians to Commit the depredations aluded to, that they may be dealt with according to law. We have also had Information that Several persons in this Country have taken away sundry effects from the Mohawks of the upper Castle[. A]s such a conduct has a tendency to allienate the affections of the Indians and is in itself unjust we beg you will also take measures to prevent the like in future and to oblige the people who have taken any of the Indians effects to restore them or [ ] the value. Inclose you a list of persons names whom the Indians inform us have been concerned.
I am Sir Your Hum Serv
President of the board of Commissioners
for Indian affairs
To the Chairman of the General Committee of the County of Tryon