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Letter from George Price to [John Stuart]
Price, George
June 03, 1766
Volume 07, Pages 216-217

Extract of a Letter from Ensign George Price dated Fort Prince George 3rd June 1766.

Mr Cameron has been gone from this place ever since the 17th of last month but I have not heard from him yet After the different accounts we had concerning Mr Boyd it is now reduced to a certainty that some mischance has befell him and the three men who accompanied him. Their Horses have all been brought in from the Tay River where 'tis supposed their Bodies were thrown in after they were slain as there was no traces of them any further and as none of their Effects can be found it is suspected that a party headed by the White Owl did the Mischief that party having

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returned as they said from War a few days after Mr Boyd's departure for Virginia and on their coming near Chote set up the death Whoop altho they returned as they said without meeting any enemy One Ross who is factor for the new instituted Company in Virginia for carrying on a Trade with the Indians came into the Nation along the Road Mr Boyd was to have went but saw nothing of him This Gentleman's business in the Nation is to obtain the consent of the Cherokees to build a Factory on the Great Island on Holstowns River but the Great Warrior told him the Virginians might settle at the Lead Mines and send in Traders from thence but no nearer The Carpenters Wife does not stop to say it was the Owl and his party who did the mischief