Monday, February 17, 2014

Col. Simrall's Letter To Major Speed


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...".


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