Petition to Governor - Pamlico Co, NC 1703-04
Signed by Edward Gatlin
Source: NC Historical and Genealogical Register
Vol. 2, page 194 Published 1901.
Pamlico in North Carolina Feb. 29, 1703-04
To ye Honble ye Gov'r and Counsell wee whose names are under written doe Hum present to your Honrs.
That wee have great reason to believe yt ye neighboring towns of ye Tuscororah Indians are of late dissatisfied with ye Inhabitants of this place and severall actions and discourses of ye bare-river Indians and more than ordinary familiarity of late yt is between them and ye Tuscororas Indians is to believe yt they are Indeavoring to persuade them yt ye English here desires a war against them ******** if yor Honor does not speedily take sum Care in ye matter wee may receive sum prejudice from them the wch wee suppose might be prevented and yt sum of ye Chiefs of ye Indians would come in to yor Honrs if you would speedily please to send a good Interpreter here with orders what to doe and such of us yor Honrs shall apoint are ready to goe with such an Interpreter, Wee pray yt yor Honrs will take some speedy care in ye promises for our preservation as to goe without shall soon not one remain.
Yr. Hum. Servts.