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John Rhea Letter, 1813 Mar. 1

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Title

John Rhea Letter

Date

1813 Mar. 1

Repository

The Filson Historical Society Special Collections Louisville, Kentucky 40208 USA

Conditions Governing Access note

Open to researchers.

Preferred Citation Note

[Identification of item], John Rhea Letter, 1813 Mar. 1, Special Collections, The Filson Historical Society, Louisville.

Extent

1 item

Scope and Content

War of 1812 veteran. Letter to Isaac Shelby. Rhea mourns the loss of the advance party of Kentuckians under General Winchester at the River Raisin. Trusts the day of vengeance will soon arrive and the enemy will pay for "all the innocent blood he has made flow. . ." Hopes General Harrison makes the British "feel" for this act and especially for persuading the Indians to rise against the U.S

Subjects

  • Harrison, William Henry, 1773-1841.
  • Raisin River, Battle of, 1813-- Sources.
  • Shelby, Isaac, 1750-1826-- Correspondence.

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