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Extract of letter from David Henley to Secretary of War on destruction by Indians and claims for compensation

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CollectionNational Archives and Records Administration: Settled Indian Accounts, RG217 view image
CollectionNational Archives and Records Administration: Settled Indian Accounts, RG217 view image
Document Information
Date May 23, 1796
Author Name David Henley (primary) Location: Knoxville
Recipient Name James McHenry (primary)
Summary From Knoxville, Henley reports that some Indians during friendly visits to settlements, have destroyed corn. Attibutes this to Choctaws and Chickasaws. He has appointed someone to look into consideration for the damage. Expresses concern that this will invite abuse in claims and bring on more charges against the government.
Document Format Extract of Letter
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Related Persons/Groups James McHenry; David Henley; settlers; Choctaws; Chickasaws; General Robertson; ;
Related Places Knoxville; War Department; Tennessee; ;
Keywords corn;
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