|A grim reminder of the dangers that await upon ye frontier.|
This year, circumstance would dictate that my daughters will be joining me on this adventure to the Cumberland Gap. I am fortunate that I have recently retain'd a governess to care for them while I undoubtedly ply my trade.
|Capt. Logan on horseback.|
I shall be honest when I say that war with the Cherokee seems imminent. If you have read my journal before, you will recall then, dear Reader, that I have been placed in dangerous circumstances in the past. I have no doubt that this will be another in a long string of such events. You might recall some of my experiences with the Cherokee... I have been distrustful of them since that fateful day in August of '60 at old Fort Loudoun.
As has always been my custom in days past, I shall keep my journal up in ye field and transcribe it here for you, my dear friends, upon the occasion of my return.
I will bid you all farewell for the time being, and should I not be so fortunate as to return home again, know that I most sincerely wish you all health and success; and shall always be, with great respect, dear Friends,
Your most affectionate & obt. servant,
N.B. Whenever your leisure will permit, it will always give me the greatest pleasure to be informed of your welfare.