||Our good Brother of Virginia
This comes by our brother Thomas Bunney who was with us in the last unhappy
battle we had with our enemies the French, and French Indians who engaged
our fort at a time when all our warriors and quickest men were out a hunting;
they had two hundred and forty men who appeared suddenly and took us by
Brothers, we send you by our brother Bunney one scalp and a belt of wampum,
to let you know we are more concerned for the good of our king, and our
brothers that were taken and killed than for ourselves, although we are
in great distress because we lack arms and ammunition, for we must consider
ourselves lost if our brothers the English do not stand by us, and give
us powder, lead and arms. ......
PS [Written by Bunney] There were two Frenchmen among the Indians at the time of the raid, although we understand that there were thirty Frenchmen within two miles of the action, who were ready to receive their share of the plunder.