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Frontiers are Infested with Indians

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CollectionLibrary of Congress: Andrew Jackson Papers (no image)
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 September 27, 1793
Author Name Daniel Smith (primary) Location: Knoxville
Recipient Name Henry Knox (primary)
Summary Smith reports on the sufferings of the inhabitants of the southwestern frontier. He notes that the Chickasaw head-man Mountain Leader intends to visit the President. The Cherokees are committing frequent depredations including the slaughter of an entire family of thirteen. The Indians are so bold as to be reconnoitering General Sevier's movements and his camp.
Document Format Modern Printed Transcription of Letter/Document
Document Notes Cited in Blount to Knox, 10/12/1793.
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Related Persons/Groups Henry Knox; Daniel Smith; Mountain Leader; General Robertson; the President [Washington]; Chickasaws; Mr. Lish, interpreter; John McKee; Major Beard; the enemy; party of horse [cavalry]; poor women and children; General Sevier; Ishe; Lieutenant McClelland; sentinels; Chickasaw; Indians; Cherokees; Indians; Secretary of War; ;
Related Places camp; southwestern frontier; Tennessee; Virginia; Knoxville; Richmond; Cumberland; mouth of Holston; Greene court house; ;
Keywords supplies for the journey; the woods; previous depredations of the Cherokees; invasion into this district; house of Alexander Cavet; sacrifice; sufferings of the frontier inhabitants; frontiers infested with Indians; ;
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