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Letter from Christopher Gale detailing the murder of John Lawson and pleading for help during the Tuscarora War

Date: 1968 | Identifier: F251.N6 1968 v. 1
A letter with a plea from Christopher Gale, the Colonial Chief Justice of North Carolina, to the governor of North Carolina Robert Gibs, the Council, and the General Assembly dated November 2, 1711 asking for permission to seek the help of tributary Indians in the war against the Tuscarora Indians following the massacre of 130 colonists near New Bern, N.C. and the murder of John Lawson by the Tuscaroras. From The Colonial Records of North Carolina. Ed. William L. Saunders. Vol. 1. Raleigh, N.C.: P.M. Hale, 1886. Reprinted New York: AMS, 1968. Pages 828–829. more...