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They Dispersed to Their Respective Homes

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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 January 30, 1793
Author Name Lieutenant Colonel White (primary) Location: Knoxville
Recipient Name William Blount (primary)
Summary White reports on the eventual adherence of the people of Gamble's station to Blount's proclamation ordering them to disperse and abandon their plans to invade the Upper Cherokee towns. White ascribes their intentions to a misguided zeal to serve their country.
Document Format Modern Printed Transcription of Letter/Document
Document Notes Cited in Blount to Knox, 02/01/1793.
Content Notes [not available]
Related Persons/Groups William Blount; Lieutenant Colonel White; Lieutenant Colonel Kelly; Captain Singleton; William Hamilton; John Hackett; justices of the peace; Mr. McKee; officers of Government; Captain Ewin's company of militia; ;
Related Places Knoxville; Gamble's station; Cherokee towns; district of Washington; ;
Keywords plentifully provided with corn; horses; provisions for themselves; Federal Government; your proclamation; their respective homes; justice due to these people; mistaken zeal to serve their country; ;
Key Phrases They did not disperse within an hour as the proclamation required but determined in the evening that they would, and on the morning of the 29th, actually did and returned to their respective homes. It is a justice due these people to inform Your Excellency that the greater part of them appeared to have assembled upon a mistaken zeal to serve their country, not foreseeing the consequences that would attend such conduct.

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