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Depredations in Mero District

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PublicationCarter, Clarence Edwin, ed. The Territorial Papers of the United States. Volume 4, The Territory South of the River Ohio, 1790 - 1796. 26 Vols. Washington, DC: US Government Printing Office, 1934. (no image)
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 February 12, 1793
Author Name William Blount (primary) Location: Knoxville
Recipient Name Henry Knox (primary)
Summary The depredations in Mero District appear to have been committed by the Creeks with the aid of the lower Cherokees. John McKee has been dispatched to meet with the chiefs of the lower towns with the mission of reestablishing peace. He has been given Indian articles to present to the chiefs to persuade them of his good intentions.
Document Format Modern Printed Transcription of Letter/Document
Document Notes Cited in Knox to Blount, 05/14/1793.
Content Notes [not available]
Related Persons/Groups Henry Knox; William Blount; General Robertson; the Creeks; Captain Handley; Lower Cherokees; John McKee; [John] Watts; chiefs of the lower towns; leaders of the war party; ;
Related Places Knoxville; Mero District; the Tennessee; Cumberland; ;
Keywords list of depredations; distress of the people; establishment of peace; Indian articles; reward for murdering and stealing; ;
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