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David Henley Paymaster Bill

 Collection
Identifier: MS-3466

This manuscript bill for $31.00 was prepared on behalf of N. H. S. Fournier, physician to Chickasaw, and is signed by David Henley (in the paymaster’s hand). An additional note indicates that the bill was received in Knoxville on February 6, 1797. Among the charges listed are 12 visits to L. Thompson, a Chickasaw Chief affected with violent dysentery, dated November 10-20, 1796; 11 visits to the Daughter of Opoie Mingo (Chickasaw Chief) in an inflammatory [sic] Fever, dated November 11-19, 1796; and 3 visits to John, a Chickasaw fellow in a fever … dated November 21-23, 1796.

Dates

  • 1797 February 6

Conditions Governing Access

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Conditions Governing Use

The copyright interests in this collection remain with the creator. For more information, contact the Special Collections Library.

Extent

0.1 Linear Feet

Abstract

This manuscript bill for $31.00 was prepared on behalf of N. H. S. Fournier, physician to Chickasaw, and is signed by David Henley (in the paymaster’s hand). An additional note indicates that the bill was received in Knoxville on February 6, 1797. Among the charges listed are 12 visits to L. Thompson, a Chickasaw Chief affected with violent dysentery, dated November 10-20, 1796; 11 visits to the Daughter of Opoie Mingo (Chickasaw Chief) in an inflammatory [sic] Fever, dated November 11-19, 1796; and 3 visits to John, a Chickasaw fellow in a fever … dated November 21-23, 1796.

Biographical/Historical Note

David Henley was born on February 12, 1748 in Charleston, Massachusetts. He was commissioned as a Colonel in the Continental Army on January 1, 1777 and commanded a regiment that served at Valley Forge and participated in burning Charleston. He was later involved with Washington's spies and went on to supervise prisoners of war. Henley was court-martialed for stabbing an unarmed British prisoner in January of 1778 but was acquitted. After the war ended, Henley went to work for the Department of War. In 1793, he was appointed the Department's Agent in the Territory South of the River Ohio. In Knoxville, he was in charge of such matters as the local militia and dealings with Native Americans. Henley left this post in 1801 and died in Washington, D.C. on January 1, 1823.

Arrangement

This collection consists of a single folder.

Acquisition Note

Special Collections purchased this collection on December 13, 2010.

Repository Details

Part of the Betsey B. Creekmore Special Collections and University Archives, The University of Tennessee, Knoxville Repository

Contact:
The University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Knoxville TN 37996 USA
865-974-4480