ASCII text of "...that Vermine ... have forfeited all claim to the rights of humanity" (Bouquet to Amherst, 25 June 1763); microfilm reel 34/40, item 289.

The reinforcement you have ordered this way, so considerable by the additional number of officers, will fully enable me to crush the little opposition they may dare to offer along the Road, and Secure that Part of the Country against all their future attempts, till you think proper to order us to act in conjunction with the rest of your Forces to extirpate that Vermine from a Country they have forfeited, and with it all claim to the rights of humanity.

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