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Title:[Letter] 1794 Dec. 24, Nashville [to] Col[onel] David Henley, Knoxville / Sampson Williams : a machine-readable transcription of an image
Author:Williams, Sampson

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Date: December 24, 1794
Extent: 2p
Summary:This document is a letter from Sampson Williams to Colonel David Henley in Knoxville, dated December 24, 1794. Enclosed with the letter was the certificate of a man by the name of Morris Shane (or Shannon). Williams also wrote of the murder of three men at the hands of Indians, and he discussed the necessity of deploying more troops for the protection of Tennessee citizens.
Collection: Sampson Williams

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Nashville December the 24th 1794
Sir }

Inclosed is Morris Shanes Certificate & power with the Certificate of the Muster Master and his captain on the back of the Old Certificate this will enable you to report to the war office in favor of the poor man who stands Security for the money. and is bef Before I got home I was met with the News of the Murder of Colo [Colonel] Montgomery and two others the latter of whome [whom] have till lately lived in a peaceble [peaceable] part of the Country Since that three of my neighbours [neighbors] all verry [very] respectable citizens have been killed but a small distance from the Settlement, this shows how little dependance [dependence] is to be put in Treaties and also proves how much we are neglected for want of protection for all the Troops allowed to this district is not sufficient to guard one County as it ought to be done for when mischief is done in one part of the district the troops are so scattered the enemy will be entirely out of reach before they can possibly collect and if there was none at all in service it would be better than so few as every one would then have an equal right to turn out I hope you will not forget the red Ink powder as poke berrys [berries] are all dead, and believe me

I am Sir with Esteem your mos obdt servt [most obedient servant]
S [Sampson] Williams

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Nashville 4 Decemr [December] 1795 Sampson Williams
A letter
respecting Morris Shannon
that Allen Parker
served a tour duty [added:
Colo [Colonel] David Henley { Knoxville
[added: Hond W Colo [Honored W Colonel]
Robert Hays ]]

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