Fear of Indian Attack

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Date May 23, 1790
Author Name James Barnett (primary) Location: Madison, Mount [ ]
Recipient Name Harry Innes (primary)
Summary Expressed fear of frontier settlers due to Indian attacks.
Document Format Document Signed
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Related Persons/Groups Harry Innes; James Barnett; settlers; Indians; Indian Nation; hostiles; savages; ;
Related Places Madison, Mount; frontier; Madison County; Station Camp; territory; county; Virginia; ;
Keywords death; murder; Indian attack; prisoners; capture; protection; attack; Indian hostilities; mischief; killed; wounded; horses; property; ;
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Madison, Mount
Thursday 23 May
1790
James Barnett
to
Judge Innes
"I can assure you Sir, that the
families of this County (which is about forty
miles) have considered themselves in immi-
nent danger all the last Spring, but
their fears are much increased since the
last hostilities committed on the wilder-
ness Road, and Indian signs discovered
very lately upon [undecipherable] Camp."
"The mischief above referred to
was in Madison County about 40 miles
from the Inhabitants - 4 killed - 2 wounded
10 or 12 Horses with valuable property" -
Signed H. Innes