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Title:[Letter] 1813 Sept. 6, [to] Col [onel] Ervin? Allison, Greeneville / John Cocke : a machine-readable transcription of an image
Author:Cocke, John

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Date: September 6, 1813
Extent: 3p
Summary:This document is a letter written to Colonel Allison from John Cocke on September 6, 1813. The letter describes a possible meditated attack by the Creek Indians on the people living on the frontier. John Cocke orders Colonel Allison to put the first brigade of the militia on alert to defend the frontier if attacked by the Creeks. Cocke insists on being notified of any attacks or actions taken by the Colonel's brigade and offers expenditures for supplies needed in this defensive action. John Cocke concludes by warning Colonel Allison to not mistreat any friendly Indians, but to treat them with friendship and hospitality.
Collection:John Cocke
Folder: MS-731

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Sept [September] 6th 1813

From recent orders recd [received] from Gov [Governor] Blount and from an apprehension that an attack is meditated by the Creek Indians on some part of the frontier of Tennessee it becomes my duty to order that defensive measures be immediatly [immediately] adopted to secure and protect the frontier of my division you will therefore without delay put the first Brigade of militia in the best possible state of defence by notifying them of the meditated attack by the Creek Indians and requiring them to be ready to act at a moments warning to repel any invasions that may be made or structured on any part of the Brigade now under your Command & treat the invaders or enemies to our peace and in the event of an attack made or of your knowledge of the approach

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of the enemy to the frontiers you will Instantly order a Competent force not only to repel them but to Chastise and as far as in your power utterly distroy [destroy] them & persue [pursue] as far as prudence will dictate you will without delay Communicate to me all the information you Can accquire [acquire] relation to movements & disposition of the enemy together with such orders as you may from time to time Issue with an account of all necessary expenditures for supplies &c [et cetera] you will be Careful not to molest any friendly Indian but treat them with hospitiallity [hospitality] & friendship so long as their Conduct is proper

I am respectfully your obt sert [obedient servant]
John Cocke
[added: orders similar to the above Isd [Issued] to Genl [General] Taylor but finding he is absan[added: t] [absent] I send them to your new Command my
J C [John Cocke]]

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Col [Colonel] [unclear: Ervin ] Allison Greenville [Greeneville]
[added: General orders
To Colonel Allison ]

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