History, 1838–1856, volume A-1 [23 December 1805–30 August 1834]

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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I should be glad, if you, or some of the other gentlemen  who joined you in your communication, would keep  a close correspondence with these parties, and by each  mail write <to> me.
The character of the has been injured in con sequence of this unfortunate affair; and I sincerely  hope it may not be disgraced by it in the end.
With high respect your obedient servant
(Signed,)
6–7 June 1834 • Friday–Saturday
The same day June 6th we resumed our journey <note 21 page 16#> and  <On> Saturday <Saturday the> 7th one of the camp walked on a head some distance to <(addenda no. 9 page 13)>  <In the> at evening of the 7th encamped in a piece of woods, <grove>  near a spring of water, at , <in > where was a   of the . <known as the church, and frequently> <this [illegible] was called the Alred Settlement—> Sunday the 8th we had preach ing, <Note K page 6> and in the course of the day were joined by my  brother , and , with a  company of volunteers which they had gathered in   &c. The whole company now consisted  of two hundred and five men and twenty five  baggage waggons with two and three horses each.  * We <reorganized the , I was acknowledged Commander in Chief, and> remained at until the 12th refreshing  and reorganizing, which was done by electing , General, of the Camp. I chose twenty men for  my life guards, of whom <consisting of two companies> my brother Was  chosen Captain <of the 1st. company <ten> and Captain of the second>, and was my armour  bearer. <Williams [6 words illegible]>< Quarter master, , commissary; Nathan <Nathan> Tanner, assistant & , Adjutant.> The remainder of the company <camp> were organized <into companies of ten.> according  after the <same> pattern at . While at marched the camp on the prairie, inspected our  firelocks, <ordered a> discharge of the same at targets, by platoons,  drilled us about half a day and returned to <camp> the  bank of the river. at this place James Al[l]red, his sons <(note 11 page 13)>
9 June 1834 • Monday
# June 4th. wrote to and others  as follows,
Mailed at “City of Jefferson 9th. June 1834.”
“Herewith you have a second order for the delivery of your  arms now in the possession of the militia of .   has resigned his command. he informs me.
If shall be arrested before you receive  this, you will please hold up the order until I am in formed who may be appointed to the command of the  regiment.—
Respectfully, . [p. 488]
I should be glad, if you, or some of the other gentlemen who joined you in your communication, would keep a close correspondence with these parties, and by each mail write to me.
The character of the has been injured in consequence of this unfortunate affair; and I sincerely hope it may not be disgraced by it in the end.
With high respect your obedient servant
(Signed,)
6–7 June 1834 • Friday–Saturday
June 6th we resumed our journey note 21 page 16# and On Saturday the 7th one of the camp walked on a head (addenda no. 9 page 13) In the evening encamped in a , grove near a spring in where was a of the . known as the church, and frequently called the Alred Settlement— Note K page 6 * We reorganized the , I was acknowledged Commander in Chief, and , General, I chose twenty men for my life guards, consisting of two companies my brother Was chosen Captain of the 1st. ten and Captain of the second, my armour bearer. Quarter master, , commissary; Nathan Tanner, assistant & , Adjutant. The remainder of the camp were organized into companies of ten. While at marched the camp on the prairie, inspected our firelocks, ordered a discharge of the same at targets, by platoons, drilled us half a day and returned to camp . (note 11 page 13)
9 June 1834 • Monday
# June 4th. wrote to and others as follows,
Mailed at “City of Jefferson 9th. June 1834.”
“Herewith you have a second order for the delivery of your arms now in the possession of the militia of . has resigned his command. he informs me.
If shall be arrested before you receive this, you will please hold up the order until I am informed who may be appointed to the command of the regiment.—
Respectfully, . [p. 488]
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