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our Country, but it is now clear to us your Design is to take our
Country from us. We remind You that you will find all the
People of our Colour in this Island strong, unanimous, &
determin'd to act as one Man in Defence of it, therefore be
strong & keep your People within Bounds, or we shall
take up a Rod & whip them back to your side of the
Ohio. It is now incumbent on you to restrain yr. People
& listen to us, Otherwise the Consequences of what may happen
hereafter will be your Fault.

You are always calling to us for your
Flesh & Blood, no Doubt you are fond of them, We
have them by the Hand to deliver to you, if you listen
to us, on the Contrary if you do not, you will never
see them at any other time. What we three Nations say
to you, are the Sentiments of the Six Nation's & that
of those to the Setting of the Sun.

What we have said we are determin'd to do with=
=out the Council or Advice of our Father, who fondley
assisted us when requisite.

We have call'd in Simon Girty that
our Words shou'd be fully explain'd to you, before him.

This foolish young man who was taken in our
Country, encroaching upon us, we deliver to you, that he may return
home & prevent Others doing what he has done, his Companions
were sent back when taken.

Detroit 31st May 1785
Charles McCormick
Comy. & Clerk In. Dt.

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At the end, Charles McCormick identifies himself as "Commissary Clerk, Indian Department."