A letter from Colonel James Simrall, Shelbyville, Kentucky, to Major Thomas Speed, Nelson County, Kentucky, dated 17 February 1813, was found at the Indiana Historical Society digital website.
A description from the site: "Simrall describes for Speed his recent journey through the western country, in particular the Mississinewa*River region and those he encountered there."
From the letter: "...this part of the country* not being laid down in any of the maps." "...we were informed by our prisoners that Tecumseth, with is party of (600) warriors...was rebuilding the towns...". "From Fort Greenville...".