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Long Sufferings of the People

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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)
Document Information
Date October 12, 1793
Author Name William Blount (primary) Location: Knoxville
Recipient Name Henry Knox (primary)
Summary Blount reports that a large body of Indians has invaded the district of Washington resulting in losses of life and property. General Sevier has been ordered to pursue the invaders and perhaps ease the long sufferings of the people of the district.
Document Format Modern Printed Transcription of Letter/Document
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Related Persons/Groups Henry Knox; Governor William Blount; large body of Indians; invaders; Polly Lewis; Mr. Cunningham; eyewitnesses to the depredations; General Sevier; Indians; Secretary of War; ;
Related Places Knoxville; district of Washington; south side of French Broad; public road near Danbridge (Jefferson Court-House); frontiers; Virginia; French Broad River; Tennessee; ;
Keywords order to General Sevier; long sufferings and present spirit of the people; pursuit; their [dead] bodies; house of Mr. Copeland; loss of horses; death; killing; ;
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