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An Attack in Our Canoe by Five Indians

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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, Vol. IV, Indian Affairs. 38 Vols. Washington, DC: Gales and Seaton, 1832. (no image)
Document Information
Date April 16, 1792
Author Name Ezekiel Abel (primary)
Recipient Name Joel Rice (primary)
Summary This is a deposition given by Ezekial Abel to Joel Rice, with regard to an incident in which Abel and another man were attacked in their canoe by five Indians.
Document Format Modern Printed Transcription of Letter/Document
Document Notes [not available]
Content Notes American State Papers, Indian Affairs
Related Persons/Groups Ezekiel Abel; Colonel Harry Hunter; Mr. Wilson; His Excellency William Blount; party of Indians; Cherokee; Joel Rice, J.P. [Justice of the Peace]; ;
Related Places Tennesee River; Muscle Shoals; ;
Keywords canoe; shoals; water; [musket] balls; treaty; blow on the neck; tomahawk; watch coat; remarkable scar on one of his thighs;
Key Phrases This deponent further saith, that the canoe oversat in the time of engagement; that Wilson was, after repeated blows given while in the water, killed, scalped, and stripped, but that he (the deponent) made his escape after receiving several blows.

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