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Recent News from Fort Jefferson

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CollectionNational Archives and Records Administration: 2nd Cong, Senate, Sec Treas Reports, RG46 view image
Document Information
Date July 11, 1792
Author Name John Harris (primary) Location: Fort Washington
Recipient Name Samuel Hodgdon Location: Philadelphia
Summary Harris reports on recent events at Fort Jefferson, including the loss of several lives due to the depredations of hostile Indians.
Document Format Autograph Letter Signed
Document Notes Enclosed in Harris to Hodgdon, 07/15/1792. Includes four enclosures.
Content Notes [not available]
Related Persons/Groups John Harris; Samuel Hodgdon; Indians; Schaffer; Zeigler; Captain Buchanan's company of levies; William Dever; Bartz; Freeman; Gerard; deserters; Captain Montfort; Mr. Caleb Swan; Mrs. Cotesworthy; ;
Related Places Fort Washington; Philadelphia; Fort Hamilton; Fort Jefferson; Shawanese; Fort St. Clair; ;
Keywords wagons with their teams; hay from the prairie; garrison; news; cattle at Fort Jefferson; General Harmar's expedition; flags; ordnance; court martial; trial of Mr. Thorp; falsehood; ;
Key Phrases That it is beyond a doubt that Bartz, Freeman, and Gerard are dead; LIkewise Major Freeman and his party; [The Indians] will not treat unless Forts Jefferson and St. Clair are given up;

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