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Title:[Military order for the honorable discharge of William English Pillar] 1814 May 10, Fayettesville, [Tennessee] / Andrew Jackson: a machine-readable transcription of an image
Author:Jackson, Andrew

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Date: May 10, 1814
Extent: 1p
Summary:This document is a military order from Andrew Jackson stating that William English Pillar was honorably discharged on May 10, 1814. The order states that Pillar deserves the honorable discharge because he fought with Jackson against the Creek Indians and also because he completed service for the entire length of time for which he had originally enlisted.
Collection:Tennessee Historical Society

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Fayettesville May 10th 1814

William English Pillar a volunteer under the acts of congress [Congress] of February the 6thand July 6th 1812, has served on an expedition against the creek [Creek] Indians under my command from the fourth day of October 1813, untill [until] the tenth day of May 1814 — which with the addition of a tour of four and a half months to Natchez makes three hundred and Sixty five [Sixty-five] days actual Service, the time for which he originally engaged — he was the only person of [added: Capt [Captain]] Wm. [William]Smiths [Smith's] company that did not quit the service in Decr [December] last for the faithful discharge of his duty he receives my thanks and is hereby honorably discharged

Andrew Jackson

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