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Title: [Letter] 1798 Dec., Knoxville [Tennessee, to] David Henley / Sampson Williams : a machine readable transcription of an image
Author:Williams, Sampson

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Date: December 1798
Extent: 3p
Summary:This is a letter from Sampson Williams to Colonel David Henley, dated December 1798. Williams is writing to inform Henley that some Cherokees have been accused of stealing horses, and some other natives have been accused of killing a cow. Williams writes that the Cherokees may be arrested and taken to Nashville.
Collection:Sampson Williams Papers
Box:MS 1957
Document: sc178

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Knoxville December 1798
Dear Sir

Two of my neighbours [neighbors] both of whome [whom] are good honest citizens, have lost five Horses which they say are Stolen by the Cherok [Cherokee] Indians, which Iniquitous practice if followed by the Indians I fear will be attended with bad consequences, the description of the Horses I am not able to send you at this time but will shortly, which I will thank you to send into the nation to the agent to enable him to get the horses for the owners, or otherways [otherwise] take such measures as are provided by law to Secure the value of the Horses for the owners. Also a cow was lost by one Perkins a traveller on his way to

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Cumberland which was Killed by some hunting Cherokees near one Shaws and the Beef sold to other Travellers, which [added: last] transaction is well authenticated by testimony and which as I understand has raised a great clamor in the small neighborhood where it happened, and the Indians are threatened to be arrested and taken to Nashville (for what purpose I have not learnt) but I suppose with an expectation to have them punished according to the nature of the crime This information I received yesterday and was requested to make Known to you and the Governor

I am Sir your most
obedient Servt [Servant]
S. [Sampson] Williams

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Colo [Colonel] David Henley agent of warpresent
Sampson Williams December 1798.

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