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Discussion of Spanish Evacuation of Natchez and Burning of Walnut Hills Works

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CollectionMississippi Department of Archives and History: Clairborne (JFH) Collection view image
Document Information
Date April 4, 1798
Author Name Constant Freeman (primary) Location: New Orleans
Recipient Name James McHenry (primary)
Summary Constant Freeman reports that Capt. Guion at Natchez has encountered trouble in convincing the Spanish to surrender their works, mentions that he has convinced the Spanish governor to not report on the situation to the Spanish minister in Philadelphia until Guion has had a chance to fulfill the occupation of Natchez. Laments the Choctaws' destruction of the works at Walnut Hills evacuated (by the British?) before the Americans could take possession, and discusses blame.
Document Format Letterbook
Document Notes Includes follow-up letter dated April 5th.
Content Notes [not available]
Related Persons/Groups James McHenry; Constant Freeman; Captain Guion; Spanish; Choctaws; Spanish minister; Spanish governor; Secretary of War; ;
Related Places Natchez; Spain; Britain; Mississippi River; New Orleans; Philadelphia; Walnut Hills; ;
Keywords Spanish evacuation; forts; works; ;
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