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Fear of Indian Attack

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CollectionNational Archives and Records Administration: 1st Cong, House, Sec War Reports, RG233 view image
Document Information
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
Document Notes [not available]
Content Notes [not available]
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
James Barnett
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