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Title:[Letter] 1815 Jan. 20, Choctaw Agency [to] James Winchester / John McKee : a machine readable transcription of an image
Author:McKee, John

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Date: January 20, 1815
Extent: 2p
Summary:This is a letter dated January 20, 1815 from John McKee to General James Winchester. McKee reports on the business of recruitment service, specifically, that during the winter season most Choctaw gun-owners are currently engaged in hunting food for their families, and therefore, that his quarter should not be relied upon until their return. He also mentions the recent victory of General Andrew Jackson at the Battle of New Orleans against the British, and as a result, the Choctaw Indians will probably not be needed there.
Collection:James Winchester Papers

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Choctaw Agency
Jany [January] 20 1815 Dear Sir

I have the honor to receive your letter of the 6 instant

Before this can reach you, you will have been advised by Mr [Mister] Dinssnoor of the prospect of auxiliaries from the District of the Choctaws where he is stationed. At this season almost every man that has a gun is in the woods providing for the wants of his family, it will therefore be improper that you should rely on any efficient aid from this quarter until the hunters return. The few I have found at home seem perfectly disposed to do whatever may be required of them.

The late glorious news from N [New]. Orleans will I expect render it unnecessary for the Choctaws to go there and I expect by next mail Genl [General]. Jacksons instruction as to their destination.

I have every man of influence engaged in the recruiting service and will occasionally report progress to you

I have the honor to be with great respect & esteem Your Obt [Obedient] Servant
John McKee
[added: B [Brigadier]. Genl James Winchester [unclear: con. E Sec. 7 Mr Dnr ] ]

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Col [Colonel] John McKee Choctaw agency
20 Janny [January] 1815]

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