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  • Title "," The Independent Gazetteer; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, ; digital, Newspapers.com (Newspapers.com : accessed ). 
    Short Title Shelby, Ewin; Death; Indian Wars; The Independent Gazetteer (Philadelphia, PA); 30 Mar 1793; Page 3 
    Source ID S5961 
    Text WINCHESTER, March 18.

    A letter from a correspondent, on whose veracity we can rely, in the territory of the United States south of the Ohio, dated the 17th ult. states, that every thing wears a gloomy aspect on the Western Frontiers ; that about the last of December, the Cherokees sent in peace talkers to Governor Blunt, which only intended to facilitatte the commission of further depredations by them, when the guards from our out-posts were withdrawn ; that from the 16th to the 26th of January, the Indiana killed and wounded 12 persons in Cumblerland, among whom was Ewin Shelby, brother to the Governor of Kentucky ; that four of the Chickamogga towns, and the Upper Creeks, have declared war ; that the Creeks had killed a family in the county of Georgia p that the barbarity exercised by them in this massacre was enough to make human nature shudder, at the bare recital ; They butchered them like so many dogs, caught their blood and bowels, threw a young child into it, and then gave the whole to a tame bear to devour : that the Cherokees have killed two Creeks, wounded several, and taken two prisoners ; that the Creeks threaten to retaliate, and cut them all off ; that the inhabitants of the territory are waiting with impatience for the general government to afford them succour and protection ; that treaties with the savages will avail nothing, as, what promises they may make to day, they will not hesitate to break to morrow ; that a party of the enemy were known to be on the frontier, at the time of our Correspondent's writing these particulars, and that he expected every moment to hear of some murders being committed by them.
    [The Independent Gazetteer, Philadlephia, Pennsylbvania; 30 Mar 1793; Page 3.] 
    Linked to Maj. Evan SHELBY, III 

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    Shelby, Ewin; Death; Indian Wars; The Independent Gazetteer (Philadelphia, PA); 30 Mar 1793; Page 3
    Shelby, Ewin; Death; Indian Wars; The Independent Gazetteer (Philadelphia, PA); 30 Mar 1793; Page 3
    Shelby, Ewin; Death; Indian Wars; The Independent Gazetteer (Philadelphia, PA); 30 Mar 1793; Page 3