Letter from Arthur St˙ Clair, Carlisle, to Benjamin Chew

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CORRESPONDENCE LAID BEFORE THE COUNCIL.

ARTHUR ST˙ CLAIR TO BENJAMIN CHEW.

Carlisle, April 28, 1774.

SIR: In conversation with Colonel Wilson the other day, he mentioned a transaction in Virginia, which if it be as he represents it, will throw some light upon what has been the "sense of that Colony, with regard to the country about Fort Pitt. "Colonel Stephens, it seems, in the year 1764, when that fortress was besieged by the Indians, sent a detachment of the militia to escort some provisions for the relief of the besieged; for this he was complained of to the Assembly, and censured for sending the militia out of the Government.

I have heard, sir, that you are to go to Williamsburg, and imagined in that case, this hint would not be disagreeable. I wish you a pleasant journey, and am, sir, your most obedient humble servant,

AR˙ ST˙ CLAIR.

The Honorable Benjamin Chew, Esquire.