1800 April 11. William Vousdan ALS to Winthrop Sargent; St. Catharine's Township [Ontario, Canada].
Requesting an interpreter and advice regarding the near-fatal beating of a Native American; partly drunk, the man entered a home an attempted to kill a man with an ax. He "was prevented by one Reubin jones who has beat the savage so unmercifully that his life was dispaired of, I issued a warrant for Jones but he is fled." he fears that the Indians might retaliate if the wounded Indian dies.