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Title: [Letter] 1796 Apr. 10, Tellico Blockhouse [Tennessee, to] David Henley, Knoxville [Tennessee] / John McKee: a machine readable transcription of an image
Author:McKee, John

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Date: April 10, 1796
Extent: 2p
Summary:This is a letter from John McKee to David Henley, dated April 10, 1796. McKee quotes a letter from Governor William Blount stating that his requests for money should be directed to Henley. He is an agent for the War Department. One expected expense is buying whiskey for Cherokee Chiefs.
Collection:David Henley

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Tellico Blockhouse April 10th 1796

A letter from Governor Blount to me of the 10th Instant contains this paragraph "Contingent expences [expenses] will unavoidably occur "such as the the public good will require to be submitted to and in "such cases you will make them known to the Agent of the Depart"ment of war whose duty it will be to provide accordingly." One of the principal articles of expence will be provisions and some whiskey for such chiefs or other cherokee s as may visit me at this place on public business the uncertainty of the time of such visits and the distance from this to Knoxville will point out the necessity of some person being here whose duty it will be to furnish such supplies to my order as may be indispensably necessary__ Will you oblige me with a line on this subject?

I am with due respect
Your obedient Servant
John McKee
Col D. [Colonel David] HenleyAgent Dept [Department] War

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Colo David Henley Agent Department of WarKnoxville
[added: Mr Byers ][added: Tellico
April 10 1795
John McKee]

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