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Title Letter [manuscript]: Kingston, [Tenn.], to George W[ashington] Campbell, Washington City, 1813 Dec. 25
Author Brown, Thomas
Date
Document Type Correspondence
Description From the Newberry Library Catalogue: December 25, 1813, letter from Thomas Brown of Kingston, Tenn., to George Washington Campbell, U.S. senator from Tennessee and chairman of the Senate Committee on Military Affairs, regarding recent Creek War engagements, and militia recruitment and tax collection issues. Brown reports 1,000 Creeks killed and 600 taken prisoner, with a loss of 21 killed and 100 wounded. He recommends guarding the frontier with regular troops, stating that a call for 2,500 new militia volunteers to replace those whose terms had expired would not be successful. Brown also warns that efforts to collect (probably the direct tax imposed by Congress in August, 1813) in his extensive and impoverished district would be a "vary trobelsome task without much profit".
Names Campbell, George Washington (1769-1848)
Places Washington, Kingston, Tennessee, United States
Keywords Creek War, army, armed forces, militia, payment, financial transaction, government, frontier
Theme Military Encounters: Conflicts, Rebellions and Alliances; American Indians and the US Government
Tribe / Nation
Culture Area Northeast, Southeast
Library The Newberry Library
Copyright The Newberry Library
Collection The Edward E. Ayer Collection
Reference VAULT box Ayer MS 115
Catalogue Link The Newberry Library Catalogue