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Title:[Letter] 1795 Mar.13, Nashville [Territory South of the Ohio River, to] David Henley, Knoxville [Territory South of the Ohio River] / James Robertson : a machine readable transcription of an image
Author:Robertson, James

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Date: March 13, 1795
Extent: 3p
Summary:This is a letter to David Henley from James Robertson, dated March 13, 1795. Robertson informs Henley of a split between the Creek and Chickasaw Nations. Chickasaw Chief Pio Mingo has asked for assistance. Robertson approves of the idea to build a fort upon the Tennessee River.
Collection:David Henley Collection

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Nashville 13th March 1795

Maj. [Major] Tatum is now about starting and I just this minute recd [received] an express from Pio mingo & other [added: chiefs] furnishing certain information of a rupture between the Chickasaw s & Creek s Assistance from the United States on the part of the Chickasaw is strenuously solicited__ It is suggested to me by the Chiefs that if a post is established upon the Tennessee , it well answer the purposes of offence and defence most effectually__ This Idea entirely coincides with mine, and suffer me to observe that if the U [United] States think proper to afford them any assistance the sooner it is done, the better both for them and us__ To want of more time I refer you to the Gov [Governor] for further information

I am Sir with sincere
resp & est [respect and esteem]
[unclear: yr in obb [yours in obedience] ]
J [James] S Robertson
[added: PS [Post Script] The alteration in the pay of the meletea [militia] has given universal satisfaction in this country]

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Nashville13 March 1795James Robertson

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Colo [Colonel] David Henley Knoxville[unclear: Maj Tatum ]

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