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Title Letter [manuscript]: Washington, [D.C.], to John Armstrong, Washington, [D.C.], 1813 May 25
Author Rhea, John (1753-1832)
Document Type Correspondence
Description From the Newberry Library Catalogue: May 25, 1813, letter from Rhea to the Secretary of War, John Armstrong, requesting payment for Col. John Williams and his Tennessee volunteers who had marched through the Carolinas and Georgia to raid Seminole villages in northern Florida. During the three-week February attack which was in response to Indian raids on Georgia settlements, the troops burned houses, destroyed crops, and seized livestock. Rhea asks that the soldiers be paid prior to a planned Independence Day celebration in Knoxville.
Names Armstrong, John (1758-1843); Williams, John (c.1750-1835)
Places Florida, Knoxville, Tennessee, Washington, D.C., United States
Keywords war, government, payment, attack, armed forces, militia
Theme Military Encounters: Conflicts, Rebellions and Alliances
Tribe / Nation
Culture Area Southeast, Northeast
Additional Information Rhea was a Democratic member of Congress from Tennessee, 1803-1815 and 1817-1823.
Library The Newberry Library
Copyright The Newberry Library
Collection The Edward E. Ayer Collection
Reference VAULT box Ayer MS 755
Catalogue Link The Newberry Library Catalogue