Letter of Lieutenant Governor Alexander Spotswood, ca. 1713.
Contains a letter from [Lieutenant Governor Alexander Spotswood] to [Thomas Pollock, Governor of North Carolina] regarding the vote of the Burgesses to supply his government with 900 yards of duffels (cloth) and one thousand pounds for their relief with the expectation of repayment. Spotswood also writes regarding the impracticality of an expedition against the Indians and recommends a treaty "to amuse" Blunt & the Tuscarora Indians. In addition, Spotswood asks when forces from South Carolina are expected in North Carolina, so that they may coordinate their march with Virginia's forces. Spotswood recommends a declaration of war by North Carolina as the principal in the war against the Tuscaroras so that more stringent restrictions on commerce with the Indians can be passed by the Virginia legislature. Spotswood mentions the capture of six Tuscaroras in Virginia and offers to deliver them to North Carolina. Lastly, Spotswood asks whether Pollock has received news of the suspension of arms against France.