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Proof of Agression

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CollectionNational Archives and Records Administration: 1st Cong, House, Sec War Reports, RG233 view image
Document Information
Date May 12, 1790
Author Name John Edwards (primary) Location: Bourbon
Recipient Name Harry Innes (primary)
Summary Murders by Indians related, with anger.
Document Format Document Signed
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Related Persons/Groups Harry Innes; Lieutenant John Edwards; Indians; Indian Nation; savages; barbarians; corn field; party of Indians; Lieutenant Bourbon County; ;
Related Places Bourbon; frontier; territory; Ohio River; Limestone; ;
Keywords boat; murder; defense; protection; Indian relations; murder; killing; ;
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May 12 1790
John Edwards Leiut. B Comy
Judge Innes
I am sorry to inform you since my last Letter that a man was killed by a party of Indians in his Corn field about seven miles from my house on Thursday last, also a Boat was taken about Eight or Ten miles above Limestone where five persons was found killed on the shore - I think we need no greater proof of the intentions of those Savage Barbarians to distress us.