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Narrative of Colonel Thomas Procter.

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PublicationLowrie, Walter and St. Clair Clarke, Matthew, eds. American State Papers: Documents, Legislative and Executive, of the Congress of the United States. 38 Vols. Washington, DC: Gales and Seaton, 1832. (no image)
Document Information
Date July 9, 1791
Author Name Thomas Procter (primary)
Recipient Name [not available]
Summary This is Thomas Procter's detailed diary for the period from March 11th to May 21st, 1791 during which he travelled among several Indian nations inhabiting the waters near Lake Erie, the Miamis, and the Wabash. His mission was to establish friendly relations between these nations and the United States.
Document Format Modern Printed Transcription of Letter/Document
Document Notes A twelve and a half page document. Enclosed in Procter to Knox, 07/09/1791.
Content Notes [not available]
Related Persons/Groups Thomas Procter; Henry Knox; Joseph Howell; Richard Hunt; Captain Houdin; Cornplanter, alias Captain O'Beel; Seneca Nation; Major Swaine; Mr. Potts; Mr. Baird; General St. Clair; Daniel Rees; Captain Mason; George Knefferbergher; ferryman; Colonel Butler; Captain Grubb; Captain Waterman Baldwin; Captain Jenkins; John Davis; John Nicholson; Ebenezer Stephens; John Jones; Richard McNamara; Mr. Ellicott; William Wynkoop; Guy Maxwell; Jabez Colloor; Major General Sullivan; British; William Dunn; George Slocum; Ebenezer Allen; Indian squaw; General Washington; Captain Little Beard; Stump Foot; Black Chief; Horatio Jones, Indian interpreter; Six Nations; Supreme Spirit; James Latta; Captain Joseph Hayes; Delaware Indians; New Arrow; Lieutenant Jeffers; Wyandot; ;
Related Places Philadelphia; waters near Lake Erie; Wabash; Allegheny River; Perkiomen; Norrington; Caraher's town; Fort Washington; Orwick's tavern; Tresher's tavern; Leidenburgh's tavern; Northumberland; Cattawissey; Hughsburgh; Big Fishing Creek; Susquehannah Miller's tavern; Berwick; Wilksburgh; Reading; Bethlehem; Buttermilk Falls; Lahawanock; Hawbottom; Lahawanock; Tioga Point; Newtown Point; Painted Post or Cohocton; Allegheny; Genesee River; Pittsburgh; Buffalo; Tanawandy; Oil Springs; Nondas; Canaseder; Ohhisheu; Fort Pitt; Venango; French Creek; ;
Keywords diary; boots; horse feed; wine; bitters; saddle; tinderbox; flints; steel; gammon; oats; seed; kettles; sugar camps; ferry; grape shot; unpleasing captivity; Connesserago; corn; loaded hoppas; snow; wooden statue or deity; Thirteen Fires; hams; venison; Indian bread; Tenachshegouchtongee; wanton depredations; ;
Key Phrases The said Indians informed us that the Indians who had escaped the catastrophe that their brothers had fallen into, turned their resentment for the injury their nation had received on the white inhabitants who resided on the Allegheny, some miles above Pittsburgh, and killed and scalped 17 in number;...

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