Franklin wrote the following after a large group of innocent Indians were massacred because of the actions of others from another Tribe:
"If an Indian injures me, does it follow that I may revenge that Injury on all Indians?
"It is well known that Indians are of different Tribes, Nations and Languages, as well as the White People.
"In Europe, if the French, who are White People, should injure the Dutch, are they to revenge it on the English, because they too are White People?
"The only Crime of these poor Wretches seems to have been, that they had a reddish brown Skin, and black Hair; and some People of that Sort, it seems, had murdered some of our Relations.
"If it be right to kill Men for such a Reason, then, should any Man, with a freckled Face and red Hair, kill a Wife or Child of mine, it would be right for me to revenge it, by killing all the freckled red-haired Men, Women and Children, I could afterwards any where meet with."