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[Deposition of Private William May.] Border Disputes

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Date October 11, 1792
Author Name William May (primary)
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Summary details of May's capture, imprisonment, work on a schooner transporting rations; and going to war with Indians. Details of battle. May met the Indians who scalped Maj. Trueman and his travel companions and was related the story of how he was scalped. War with Indians was inevitable if Ohio river was not declared the boundary line. Discussed Indians plans for war.
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Related Persons/Groups William May; Armstrong; Mingoes; Harmar; french baker; St. Clair; Indians; Indian Nation; Chippewa; Trueman; prisoner; traders; merchants; McKenzie; McDonald; Robert Wilson; Abbet; Simon Girty; Wyandot; William Lynch; Alexander McKee; agent; Shawnee; interpreter; William Smally; Hardin; frenchman; Le Motte; Elliot; Brumley; Sylvey; Pottawatomie; Shawnee; Miami; Tawa; Delaware; Munsee; Ottawa; confederacy; Cornplanter; Six Nations; Brandt; ;
Related Places Dover; Delaware; Fort Hamilton; trail of Trueman; route; village; Tawa river; St. Joseph's; trading town; Glaze; Detroit; Hiskee creek; Sandusky; Canada; Ohio; river; Fort Erie; Niagara; Fallen Timber; Chapin; ;
Keywords deposition; schooner; barrels; rations; cannon; scalp; gold laced cloth; silver laced cloth; gifts; horse; ;
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