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Examination of a Shawanese prisoner

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PublicationLowrie, Walter and St. Clair Clarke, Matthew, eds. American State Papers: Documents, Legislative and Executive, of the Congress of the United States, Vol. IV, Indian Affairs. 38 Vols. Washington, DC: Gales and Seaton, 1832. (no image)
Document Information
Date August 11, 1794
Author Name Captain Wells (primary)
Recipient Name Unknown Recipient (primary)
Summary Examination of a Shawnee prisoner taken by Captain Wells near the foot of the Rapids. Interrogates the prisoner on the position of the British and their numbers, which are allegedly about 200 men, at work at a fort at least four "great guns." Asks about Indian numbers as well.
Document Format Printed Document
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Related Persons/Groups Captain Wells; prisoner; Indians; Shawanee; Colonel McKee; British; warriors; army; Delawares; Miamies; Miami; tribes; Wyandots; Tawas; Captain Elliot; troops;
Related Places Rapids; Detroit; Britain;
Keywords fort; fortification; guns;
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