Notification of Cherokee Declaration of War & Estimate of the Situation

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Date 1790
Author Name Isaac Shelby (primary)
Recipient Name Henry Knox (primary)
Summary Postscript on letter envelope, informs Knox of recent declaration of war by several Cherokee villages (on whom seems to be unclear). Against the possible threat of a roving force of three to five-hundred warriors, Shelby has dispatched a number of thirty-day volunteer rangers to protect an outlying settlement.
Document Format Autograph Letter Signed
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Related Persons/Groups Henry Knox; Isaac Shelby; Cherokees; John Watts; Governor William Blount; warriors; rangers; ;
Related Places Cherokee towns; Russell's Creek; ;
Keywords attack; ordered a small party of rangers; service; ;
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