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Indian Attacks

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CollectionNational Archives and Records Administration: 1st Cong, Senate, Sec War Reports, RG46 view image
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Date December 27, 1789
Author Name George Clendinen (primary) Location: Richmond
Recipient Name George Washington (primary)
Summary Clendinen begged leave to innumerate the Indian attacks that occurred in his county. He believed if protection was not given, majority of settlers would leave frontier.
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Related Persons/Groups George Clendinen; George Washington; Indians; Negro fellow; prisoner; ;
Related Places Richmond; Kenawa; Point Pleasant; frontier; county; ;
Keywords hostilities; killed; horses; theft; outrages; homes; forts; ;
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[In the left margin:]
Richmond, 27h
Decem,r 1789.
Ges. Clendinen
Lieut of the county
of Kenawa, to the
President of the
United States.
[main text:]
"The indians have in the county
of Kenawa committed many hostilities;some
of which I beg leave to ennumerate, They
killed a man near point pleasant; too a young man
prisoner a negro fellow pisoners, have
shot at others, who made their escape and
have took between twenty & thirty head
of horses, together with other outrages to the
manifest injury & distress of the inhabitants."
"If protection is not immediately
given, I am fine the greater part of our
frontiers will be compelled to leave their
homes, and either live in forts, or move into
the strong settled parts of the neighbouring
counties, which I conceive would do great
public injury, as well as distress in a
great degree the inhabitants, that are
thus exposed, who are situated in a
part of the country not only to become
respectable but very useful."