The inclosed Tripplicate of my letter to you of the 5th Sepber will inform you of the very liberal Supply of goods for Presents to the Indians which has been directed to be sent to you and I have now the satisfaction to acquaint you that a considerable part (all that could be got ready in the time) is shipped on Board the Lord Amherst Store Ship which is now ready to sail for Pensacola intending to stop for a short time only at Jamaica on her way. I expect with some Impatience to hear from you of the success of your Negociation with the Creeks and the Choctaws and that you have prevailed with them to join the Cherokees who I find have already commenced
At this distance and before the issue of the campaign to the Northward can be known here it is impossible to give you any Instructions for the employment of the Savages. Genl Howe will no doubt give you full directions when he has formed his plan of operations against the Southern Colonies. In the mean time as the Cherokees have declared for us they must be supported and it will be your Duty to procure them all the Aid in your Power from the other Indian Nations and to supply them with arms and ammunition and other necessaries to enable them to carry on the war. I am not without hopes that Governor Sawyer will find means of assisting them with a Detachment of his numerous Garrison, and if the well affected Inhabitants in the back Countries could be collected and embodied to conduct and support the Indians, the Rebels on the Sea Coast would soon feel the distress from the want of their accustomed supplies, the discontent of the people with the new mode of Government would increase with that Distress, and Resentment against the Authors of their Calamities would be the necessary consequences.
Inclosed I send you by the King's command printed Copies of His Majesty's most Gracious Speech at the Opening of the Session together with the addresses of both Houses of Parliament to His Majesty in return, which I have the pleasure to acquaint you were passed in both Houses by very great Majorities.