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Title:[Letter] 1795 Oct 8, Knoxville [Territory South of the Ohio River, to] David Henley, Nashville [Territory South of the Ohio River] / Wm. Richard : a machine readable transcription of an image
Author:Richard, Wm.

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Date: October 8, 1795
Extent: 4p
Summary:This is a letter from William Richard to David Henley, dated October 8, 1795. Henley is an agent of the War Department. Richard writes that he will be marching to a treaty meeting at the Tellico Blockhouse. He expresses concern that the treaty will not last long. The meeting discussed is most likely with the Cherokee and Creek. Richard mentions that Mr. McGhee won the contract to furnish supplies for the meeting.
Collection:David Henley Collection

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Knoxville Oct [October] 8th 1795
Dear Sir

Tomorrow morning I shall march to Tellico there to continue during the Treaty - by an order from his Excellency William Blount - how long the Treaty will hold- I cannot say- its probable it may continue for a fortnight___

I have fixed my business so as not to cause complaint- I suggested to the Govr [Governor] your comming [coming] home and would wish the payments to commence- his reply was that the Treaty was of more consequence therefore he should issue an order for the purpose of my going with him and to reinforce that Garrison in order to make as large appearances of military parade

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as possible- I have left as many men as will do the duty required in my absence

The Brick Kiln is not yet burned___ Mr McGhee has contracted to furnish the supplies for the Treaty- as it appears he offered lower than Wallace

You have more Letters for last Post- as Mr Grant conducts the post office in the absence of Ronlston - I have left then in his care_____

I am Dear Sir
with Respect I Esteem
your Obt [Obedient] Servant
Wm Richard
David Henley Esqr [Esquire]agent Dept [Department] War

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[added: The Governor says he shall not want the House untill you are better or as well provided__
WR [William Richard]]

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David Henley Esqragent Depmt [Department] War Nashville
[added: Knoxville 8 Oct 1795
Wm Richard

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