Extracts from the Lieutenants of Fayette, Woodford and Mercer to the Secretary of War

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Date April 14, 1790
Author Name Lieutenants of Counties in Pennsylvania, Virginia, and Kentucky (primary) Location: Fayette, Woodford, and Mercer Counties
Recipient Name Henry Knox (primary)
Summary Reports status of frontier; Indians from several tribes continue to attack settlers and steal property.
Document Format Document Signed
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Related Persons/Groups Henry Knox; settlers; Lieutenant Fayette County; Lieutenant Woodford County; Lieutenant Mercer County; Secretary of War; Indians; Indian Nation; savages; prisoners; captives; county Lieutenant; savages; strong parties of Indians; tribes; ;
Related Places Ohio River; frontier; Virginia; Kentucky; Pennsylvania; Ohio; Salt River; ;
Keywords horses; property; prisoners; Indian attacks; protection; murder; depredation; boats; stealing; defenseless frontier; representation; property; captivity; ;
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Extract of a Letter from the Lieuts of the Counties of Fayette, Woodford, C & Mercer to ye Secy of War dated 14 April 1790
"We almost every day receive accounts of their horrid murders on our defenceless families(which entirely surround us) and the taking of Horses and other property to the ruin of a number of families-- It is painful to report particulars, but some recent Acts of the Savages demand our Representation--
"Several Boats have within a few
weeks past been attached and taken on the Ohio River; and one in Salt River by strong parties of Indians, and their unhappy Crews, murdered or carried into Captivity."
"We have reason to believe that there is a combination of several Tribes, and their numbers pretty numerous--"