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Title Letter [manuscript]: Tellico, [Tenn.], to Col. David Henley, Knoxville, [Tenn.], 1796 Apr. 5
Author Lovely, William L.
Document Type Correspondence
Description From the Newberry Library Catalogue: April 5, 1796, letter from W. L. Lovely at Tellico to Col. David Henley, general agent for the War Dept. in the Territory of the United States, South of the River Ohio, requesting advice regarding his duties at Tellico. Lovely had heard that Gov. William Blount planned to assign him command of the militia stationed at Tellico, in addition to his store and commissary duties. Citing his inability to handle all three responsibilities, Lovely notes that he would prefer to assume charge of the militia, retain his store assignment, and drop his commissary duties.
Names Henley, David (1749-1823); Blount, William (1749-1800)
Places Tellico, Knoxville, Tennessee, United States
Keywords militia, governor, fort, government, government relations
Theme American Indians and the US Government; Military Encounters: Conflicts, Rebellions and Alliances
Culture Area Southeast
Additional Information Military officer assigned to store and commissary duties at the Tellico Blockhouse, which was erected in 1794 on the border of the Cherokee Nation, at the present site of Loudon, Tenn. In 1801, Lovely was appointed subsidiary Indian agent to the Cherokees at Tellico.
Library The Newberry Library
Copyright The Newberry Library
Collection The Edward E. Ayer Collection
Reference VAULT box Ayer MS 532
Catalogue Link The Newberry Library Catalogue