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Describing Incidents of Horse Stealing and Threats of Violence

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CollectionIndiana Historical Society Library: William Hayden Collection (no image)
Document Information
Date March 17, 1796
Author Name Jonathan Cass (primary) Location: Fort Hamilton
Recipient Name James Wilkinson (primary)
Summary Major Cass is describing troubles among the Indians and the inhabitants. The Indians have stolen many horses. Some were returned as a result of imprisoning a Delaware Indian. The Indians have been threatening to take up the tommahawk, and he fears murder is not far away.
Document Format Contemporary Copy of Letter Signed
Document Notes Copy certified by Samuel Vance. Copy in files.
Content Notes [not available]
Related Persons/Groups James Wilkinson; Jon Cass; Indians; Paddy Moore; Delaware; Shawnee; ;
Related Places Fort Hamilton; Miami River; Gregory's Station; ;
Keywords horses; murder; theft; ;
Key Phrases [not available]
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