re: Newspaper extract, Cork, Ireland.1772 June 4 - "Mr. James Adair, who had returned a short time before from the English Chickesah nation, a tribe of Indians residing near the river Mississipi, arrived in this city.
He was the only trader with that nation then alive, had been 36 years amongst the Indians, and had written essays on the origin, language, religion, &c. of the Indians in general, his business here was in consequence of the following circumstances;
being in London a few weeks before he arrived here, he was persuaded by a sharper, who went by the name of captain Redmond Magra, to let him have his manuscripts to shew Lord Camden, Mr. Burke, Mr. Wilkes and others, and promised faithfully to deliver them afterwards to a printer for publication;
but instead of doing so, Captain Redmond Magra eloped to Dublin and from thence to this city (Cork), whither he was pursued by the author, and secured on the 8th June at his lodgings near the old drawbridge; and the production of many years laborious study was thus recovered by the owner." ---------- The Papers of Sir William Johnson, vol. 12, (page 22) (Johnson Hall, Feb. 20, 1766) (Letter to Gage) "for Six years past, I have been at different periods attacked with a Violent disorder in the Bowels, wh. often produces a Dilirium and from several Symptoms I expect a return of it daily which has oblidged me to apply to Doctor Magrah, (8) should it attack me on the Road at such a Season as this, It might prove fatal. I must therefore of necessity postpone my Journey, the rather as there is no Sledding, Albany River is Shut up, no other Carriage can yet go on the Road, & my Wound which everry Year grows more troublesome will not permit me to undertake a Journey on Horseback, I have wrote to Sir Henry on the Subject by this Conveyance. (8) Dr. Redmond Magra." --------------- Captain (Dr.) Redmond Magra (McGraw, McGeogh, however spelt)appears to have been an Army Doctor and possibly returned to America to his regiment.