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Hostile Disposition of the Savages Endangers the Hay

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Date July 9, 1792
Author Name James Wilkinson (primary) Location: Fort Washington
Recipient Name Henry Knox (primary)
Summary Wilkinson reports on an Indian attack and his measures to protect his hay supplies
Document Format Typed letter
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Related Persons/Groups Henry Knox; James Wilkinson; Mr. Vigo; St. Clair; Hamilton; watering parties; Colonel Spencer; savages; ill-fated child; prisoner; Cap; tain Armstrong; Captain Peters; Brigadier General Putnam; family of Colonel Spencer; General Harmar; the President [Washington]; ;
Related Places Fort Washington; Lexington; Fort Jefferson; neighboring settlement of Columbia; British garrison at Detroit; ;
Keywords block houses; hostile disposition of the savages; wagon; natural meadow; scythes; transport of provisions; combat; friendship; ;
Key Phrases This circumstance--the incident at Fort Jefferson, and a variety of observations which I made on the road, indicatory of an active spirit of hostility in the enemy, make me tremble for the hay at Fort Hamilton.
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