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Allison Reports Hostilities with Indians to Knox

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Document Information
Date October 28, 1792
Author Name David Allison (primary) Location: [Philadelphia]
Recipient Name Henry Knox (primary)
Summary Letter, describes Indian aggression on frontiers of Cumberland.
Document Format Autograph Letter Signed
Document Notes [not available]
Content Notes [not available]
Related Persons/Groups Henry Knox; David Allison; Irwin; Reed; Indians; militia; ;
Related Places Nashville; falls of the Ohio; Cumberland; frontiers of Cumberland; ;
Keywords attack; ;
Key Phrases five or six hundred Indians in the beginning of the month had appeared on the frontiers of Cumberland and attacked a station; party of the militia; pursued the Indians, overtook them and a small skirmish ensued in which it is said about a dozen Indians were killed and the others disbursed in a manner they could not be pursued; several were wounded; since I left the house I have the following information which I beg leave to communicate;

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