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David Henley Letter to Richard Harrison

 Collection
Identifier: MS-1871

In this letter, David Henley reports that he has forwarded Crozier and King's accounts for sundry articles of merchandize furnished for the Indian and Quarter Masters Departments and for the use of my office from April to December 1798. In all, the men are owed $451.99, which may be paid to their attorney, Samuel Meeker.

Dates

  • 1799 February 12

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Extent

0.1 Linear Feet

Abstract

In this letter, David Henley reports that he has forwarded Crozier and King's accounts for sundry articles of merchandize furnished for the Indian and Quarter Masters Departments and for the use of my office from April to December 1798. In all, the men are owed $451.99, which may be paid to their attorney, Samuel Meeker.

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, 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 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

This letter is the property of Special Collections.

Digitized Materials

This collection was digitized as part of the Tennessee Documentary History project. These digital materials can be accessed through the project’s webpage located at http://diglib.lib.utk.edu/cgi/t/text/text-idx?c=tdh;cc=tdh;tpl=home.tpl

Repository Details

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

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The University of Tennessee, Knoxville
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