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David Henley Notes

 Collection
Identifier: MS-1044

These two small notes (both signed by David Henley) instruct Sergeant Throp to deliver beef and meal to the Apocamingos family.

Dates

  • 1797 January 24-26

Conditions Governing Access

Collections are stored offsite, and a minimum of 2 business days are needed to retrieve these items for use. Researchers interested in consulting any of the collections are advised to contact Special Collections.

Conditions Governing Use

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

Extent

1.8 Linear Feet (1 folder)

Abstract

These two small notes (both signed by David Henley) instruct Sergeant Throp to deliver beef and meal to the Apocamingos family.

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. Here, he was in charge of such matters as the local militia and relations 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.

Repository Details

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

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