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Campaign against Creeks and Cherokees

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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 September 6, 1794
Author Name General Robertson (primary) Location: Nashville
Recipient Name Major Ore (primary)
Summary General Robertson informs Major Ore that he is to defend the district of Mero against a large party of Creeks and Cherokees of the Lower towns. Ordered to "destroy the Lower Cherokee towns... taking care to spare women and children, and to treat all prisoners, who may fall into your hands, with humanity, and thereby teach those savages to spare the citizens of the United States, under similar circumstances."
Document Format Printed Document
Document Notes Enclosed in Knox to US Congress, 12/19/1794, and McHenry to US House, 04/05/1798. Cited in Robertson to Blount, 10/08/1794.
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Related Persons/Groups Major Ore; General Robertson; Indians; Creeks; Cherokees; Brown; Taylor; women; children; prisoners; savages;
Related Places Nashville; District of Mero; Tennessee;
Keywords blockhouse; trails; frontier; horses;
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