I have been favoured with yours by Mr. Mitchell, and am much pleased with the account you give me from the Indians, that they1 that I may hear from the Chickamoggys whom you omitted to montion to me in your letter. You will also present them with the articles of Peace and my Proclamation enclosed, and enterpret the same to their satisfaction. This attention paid to them may have a proper effect, not only ascertaining to them our present independence and importance but may prove the way to a more easy acquisition of the object of the Treaty and may tend to cultivate peace and harmony between them & us. You will write to General McDowal respecting some Cherokee prisoners somewhere in Burke or Lincoln Counties. You will enclose him my orders to have them delivered up to you, to be sent home to their Nation with all convenient speed.
1 See the letter above.