Smithsonian

The London-based Lords Proprietor of Carolina rebuking colonists for arming Indians and paying them

Covetousness of your gunns, Powder, and Shott and other European commodities [have caused Indians] to ravish the wife from the Husband, Kill the father to get the Child and to burne and Destroy the habitations of these poore people into whose Country wee were Ch[e]arefully received by them, cherished and supplied when wee were weake, or at least never have done us hurt; and after wee have set them on worke to doe all these horrid, wicked things to get slaves to sell [to] the dealers in Indians [you] call it humanity to buy them and thereby keep them from being murdered.