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 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
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 preaching, <​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 [HC 2:87] 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)​> [HC 2:88]
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]
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) [HC 2:88]
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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