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Forgive and Forget What Has Passed

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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 April 17, 1793
Author Name William Blount (primary) Location: Knoxville
Recipient Name Hanging Maw (primary)
Summary Blount apoligizes to the Cherokee chiefs for the death of Noon-day who was killed because he was armed and mistakenly identified as a Creek warrior. Blount hopes that this accidental death will not lead to further bloodshed between the Cherokees and the United States.
Document Format Modern Printed Transcription of Letter/Document
Document Notes Cited in Blount to Knox, 04/18/1793.
Content Notes [not available]
Related Persons/Groups Hanging Maw; John Watts; William Blount; Noon-day; Creek Indians; friendly Cherokee; rangers; citizens of the United States; innocent people; white people; chiefs; James Ore; ;
Related Places Knoxville; Henry's station; north side of Tennessee; ;
Keywords gun on his shoulder; frontiers; scalp; their lands; settlements; peace; Watts' advice to the young men; Noon-day's death; similar injuries; goods; running water; the council; ;
Key Phrases Many innocent people have been killed; many on our side, some on yours. Let us forgive and forget what has passed and endeavor to make and keep peace for the future.

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