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Gage, Thomas (1721-1787) to William Johnson

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC03238 Author/Creator: Gage, Thomas (1721-1787) Place Written: New York, New York Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 22 June 1766 Pagination: 3 p. : docket ; 32.2 x 20 cm.

General Gage about securing evidence against a spy at Johnson Hall and George Croghan's report from Fort Pitt about murders of Indians and white encroachment on their land. In regard to the latter, he contends that the white settlers at Redstone Creek, Pennsylvania, must be driven away. Indicates that they had originally been driven-off by the garrison at Fort Pitt, but later became too numerous. He adds, "If a skirmish happens and Blood is shed, you know what a Clamor there will be against the Military acting without civil Magistrates."

Thomas Gage was then commander of British forces.
Sir William Johnson was commissioner of Indians.

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