Letter from Arnoldus Vanderhorst to William Blount
Vanderhorst, Arnoldus, 1748-1815
Volume 17, Pages 558-559
COL. VANDERHORST TO HON. WM. BLOUNT.
[From Executive Letter Book.]
Charleston, Nov. 5th, 1785.
I wrote you early in last month by Colo. Hammond to Augusta informing you that
Colo. Thomson and myself were in treaty for
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to carry up the goods to the Cherokee treaty which was the only chance I had of
procuring them, and after waiting in anxious and hourly expectation from the 1st
Inst., I have this moment received a letter from him saying he had done every
thing in his power but could not procure the Waggons Necessary, and did not
think they could be procured before Christmas. Being uneasy about the waggons
not coming by the 1st Instant, the time appointed for their being in Town, on
the third I wrote to Colo. Thomson that if the Waggons could be got to go all
the way if we could get the goods to Ninety-six by the 15th Instant it would do,
as Waggons could be got there to carry them to the Treaty to which I have as yet
received no answer, and I have employed a Man to watch the coming in of the
Waggons and try and procure the Number (five) which will be wanted, but fear it
will be a fruitless attempt. I am sensible your disappointment will be great,
but I assure you my dear sir everything in my power has been done, and you
cannot lament the miscarriage more than I do.