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  • Title "," The Independent Gazetteer; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States, ; digital, Newspapers.com (Newspapers.com : accessed ). 
    Short Title Shelby, Evan; Killed by Indians; The Independent Gazetteer (Philadelphia, PA); 6 Apr 1793; Page 3. 
    Source ID S5964 
    Text Extract of a letter from Crag-Fort, Cumberland River, dated February 3.

    "The Indians have lately committed dreadful depredations upon us. A little below the mouth of Red River they killed Evan Shelby, and the Negroes of Moses Shelby ; at the mouth of Halfpone, they fired on a salt boat, which belonging to a Mr. McDowell of Kentuckey, killed four men and dangerously wounded four others ; at or near the Dripping Spring, they killed John Overall, and a Mur. Burdet ; and at the mouth of White's-Creek they wounded Anthony Bledsoe and Thomas Eaton.

    "These horrid deeds have all been perpetrated within the last ten days, in violation of existing, nay, the most recent treaties.

    "Such outrages, committed just as government are disarming us, and listening to the peace talks of John Watts, have a bad effect on the minds of the people, - they are certain, from what has happened, that Watt's proposition of a treaty is insidious, and the readiness shewn to enter into one with him, gives just reason to suspect that the General Government is too credulous, and indeed, too indifferent about the protection of the Frontiers.

    "General Robertson assured me that, he believed, the greater part of the inhabitants of Tennessee county would leave the country, and that the great number of families about to leave that county, had induced him to order a Subaltern's command into service, over and above what his Excellency permitted, in order, if possible, to prevent the evacuation of that part of our settlements. The people of this county (Sumner) are not less dissatisfied - A number of the most respectable met, a few days ago, and, at their request, Colonel Mansker ordered a company-muster, for the purpose of choosing men to draw up a Memorial, and appoiting a Delegate to carry it to Congress, &c.

    "To what a deplorable situation are we reduced ! - Congress have taken our own arms from us, and refuse to send succours, until we shall all be murdered, in cold blood, by these inhuman savages!"- 
    Linked to Col. Anthony BLEDSOE
    Maj. Evan SHELBY, III 

  • Documents
    Shelby, Evan; Killed by Indians; The Independent Gazetteer (Philadelphia, PA); 6 Apr 1793; Page 3.
    Shelby, Evan; Killed by Indians; The Independent Gazetteer (Philadelphia, PA); 6 Apr 1793; Page 3.
    Shelby, Evan; Killed by Indians; The Independent Gazetteer (Philadelphia, PA); 6 Apr 1793; Page 3.