ASCII text of "...their Total Extirpation is scarce sufficient Attonement...." (Amherst to George Croghan, Deputy Agent for Indian Affairs, 7 August 1763); microfilm reel 34/38, item 249.

New York 7th August 1763


I am to own your Letter of the 24th July. Which came to hand Last night. I do not desire to enter into any Negotiations With the Tribes Engaged in the present Insurrection, until they have suffered a most severe Chastisement, Which must be Previous to any accommodation, or they will most assuredly break it, Indeed their Total Extirpation is scarce sufficient Attonement for the Bloody and Inhuman deeds they have Committed.

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