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Grow Up and Then We'll Kill You!

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Source Name Image(s)
CollectionPrinted Version only view image
PublicationLowrie, Walter and St. Clair Clarke, Matthew, eds. American State Papers: Documents, Legislative and Executive, of the Congress of the United States, Vol. IV, Indian Affairs. 38 Vols. Washington, DC: Gales and Seaton, 1832. (no image)
Document Information
Date March 20, 1792
Author Name Elijah Robertson (primary) Location: Nashville
Recipient Name William Blount (primary)
Summary Colonel Elijah Robertson describes for Governor Blount the Indian raids on two frontier families in which all but two small children were killed.
Document Format Modern Printed Transcription of Letter/Document
Document Notes Enclosed in Blount to Knox, 03/20/1792.
Content Notes American State Papers, Indian Affairs
Related Persons/Groups William Blount; Elijah Robertson; Indians; James Thompson and family; Peter Caffey's family; all the women and children;
Related Places Nashville; Nashville;
Keywords the yard; the house; English [language]; a party to pursue them;
Key Phrases It appears that, in the evening, they killed Mr. Thompson in the yard, and jumped into the house and killed all the women and children, except two small ones who they spoke to in English and told them to grow up, and they they would come and kill them.

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