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Title: [Letter] 1815 May 13, Columbia [Tennessee, to] A[ndrew] Jackson / Edward Mitchell : a machine readable transcription of an image
Author: Mitchell, Edward

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Date: May 13, 1815
Extent: 2p
Summary:This is a letter from Edward Mitchell to Major General Andrew Jackson, dated May 13, 1815. Mitchell claims that some Chickasaws stole items from his traveling party near Bear Creek.
Collection:Edward Mitchell Papers
Box:MS 2041
Document: sc215

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Collumbia [Columbia] 13th May 1815

The day that I pasd [passed] bare [bear] creek Say the 10 the Indians of that Village robd [robbed] two of Company of [added: a] hat & a pistol & Snapt [Snapped] the pistol at one of mens brests [breasts] then Snatchd [Snatched] a hat of [off] a negro boys head & Carried it of the men came to me Verry Mutch [very much] alarmd [alarmed] I talkd [talked] to [unclear: send word he sd ] that he would have things returned whitch [which] was done by their paying Six [unclear: bit ] if [unclear: Sartch [such] Crimes ] is these not noticed what will be done next the [unclear: gods oneley [only] ] knows you will oblige the travelling by having these things taken notice of by Government I shall notify Col [Colonel] Cocke by the first males [mails]

your &c [etcetera]
Edward Mitchell
Maj Genl [Major General] A [Andrew] Jackson

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[added: E [Edward] Mitchels
Statement of Cheke
-saw [Chickasaw] Indians [unclear: assult ]
Bear Creek__
13 May 1815]

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