Manuscript Collection: P.W. Humphrey

Institution: Thomas Gilcrease Library and Archive
Language of Material: English
Description: 1 item
Period covered: December 21, 1814
Collection summary derived from "Guidebook to Manuscripts", 1969: Letter from P.W. Humphrey to Charles Cassady in Washington, reporting George Colbert's assertion in 1812 that U.S. would have "War Enough" because warriors from Northern Tribes had passed through Chickasaw lands to see Creeks, and a party of Creek warriors returning from North had killed five or six whites near mouth of Duck River. Also informs that representative Johnson and Gen. Desha know for a fact that Tecumseh was not at Tippecanoe but among the Creeks.

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Arrangement Title Description Date
P. W. Humphrey, Folder 1 Letter from P. W. Humphrey to Charles Cassady reporting on affairs with the Chickasaw and Creek

Humphrey reports that in 1812 George Colbert, also known as Tootemastubbe, asserted that the U. S. would have "war enough." He also describes the troubles between Chickasaws, Creeks, and white settlers. And he declares that Tecumseh was not at Tippecanoe but rather among the Creeks.
Folder 1

December 21, 1814