Journal of Gen. John Sevier (1790 - 1815) Left home Wednesday 19th May, 1790 at 10 o'clock. Rained on us in the evening. Lodged that night at my fathres. 25 m. (20) Sent my horeses to Z. abdis & got them shod cost 10/. 2 o'clock set out & lodged all night at Mr. John Keewoods... 20 m. Left this place 10 0'clock, recieved of Mr. John Keewood 9500 Dollars Virginia paper money called the forty for one money, which I am to endeavor to exchange for Hard mone. (21) Lodged at Col. Wm. Edmistons, in Washington County, Virginia. Called on Saml. Edmiston. Esqr., and dined on our way to the Cols. 28 mls. (22) Set out at 12 o'clock, fed at Genl. Campbels plantation, pd. 8d. for some greene wheate; proceeded from thence to Col. Arth. Campbles. Lodged there all night. 18mls. (?) (23rd) Monday 31 I left Stauton about 3 o'clock. Arrived at Rockingham at 8 o'clock (evening) Lodged all night at Mr. Rutherfords, being 25 miles. pd. for Oats 1/. Tuesday June 1st day Set out at 11 o'clock fed and dined at Rueben Harrisons pd. 1/. From thence to New Market there fed pd for Wine & Oats 4/6. From thence to Mr. H. Goarn Lodged all night 20 miles. 2nd day Wednesday 10 o'clock st out for Mrs. Hawkingses 12 o'clock. Lodged that night at Mrs. Hawkings. 3rd Thursday 2 o'clock went to Woodstock Lodged at Col. O. Browns 17 miles. Tarried there till Saturday, the 5th. Had made by the tailor a Jacket & britches cost 9/ paid 5/. paid for Wine and Expenses 10/. paid Col. Brown a dollar he lent Mrs. Sevier in Jonesboro 10 17 miles. Monday 14th day of June I went into Philadelphia. bought a beaver hatt 7 dollars price. 3 Hand & pair of cotton stockings cost 16/. ........ Two N. papers 3d. paid to Mr. Jacob Miller for Expenses 5/8. Went to Philadalphia this evening Left our Horses with Mr. Miller to pasture and he fed till I return from Congress - paid for washing 2/. pd. for fare in stage 6 dollars Expenses Philadelphia 11/3/ Tuesday morng 15th day set out in stage 3 o'clock Brakfirsted at Teasitors (?) pd 4/. Wine &c on the road 8/. Crossed the ferry & Arrived in New York 9 o'clock. Lodged all night at Stair Ferry pd. Expenses 10/4. Wednesday morning 16th day Took a seat in the House, and that day took up lodgings at Mrs. at 6 dollars per week. Thursday morning 17th day. Fryday 18th Josiah Parker Dr to cash won at whist 1 guinea Mrs. Burns Dr To cash at sundry times ten dollars.-- 1 July Col. Josiah Parker Dr To cash lent 20 silver Dollars. Memo. that John Hartwell Lives on Walkers Creek, Montgomery County, Virginia. G. Return 9th October, 1793. Col. Doherty officers & privates......179 Col. Kenedy......................................108 Kelly.................183 9th Octo 1793 Officer of the day Colo. Doherty Par. Blount E.C. Smith cap. Taylor Vann & Magahee rearguards Smalls place 10 Octo. 93 parole Burke C. S. Christian Col Kenedy officer of the day Cap. Evans van & King rearguards. 7 miles 30 miles Creek half way from Tenesee to Highwassee P.Washington S. C. Greene Col. Christian off. of the day 11 Oct. 1793 Capt. Beard & Gillaspy Vann & Blair Rearguards Saturday 29th October, 1793 Camp at Springstons town 24 miles P. Jeffers C. S. Knox Col. Kelly officer of the day Cap. Richardsons cavalry & Harrisons Infantry van & Carsons rearguards. Cureys place 25 miles Sunday 13th October, 1793 P. Hawkins S. C. France Officer of the day Col. Blair Cap - Gest & Allison Van & Harrisons Rear guards Camp east Vinestry (?) 15 miles Monday 14th Octo. 1793 Parole King C. S. Judson (?) Officer of the day Mar. Taylor & King Guards Fired on the army Gen. orders It is ordered that from this time forward no person presume to set on fire any Indian Hut or town in which there is corn or... provision without there is orders from me to do the same. No firing of guns in or out of camp except leave from me or a filed officer be first obtained, and as the officers of every rank is sensible of the banefull Consequences of such unwarrantable conduct. It is earnestly requested that they will use their utmost exertion to prevent the same. Easternoly 14 October 1793. Lewey Gant & Breed wounded last night Colonel Kelly with Know Reg is detached to Coosacootee returned & burnt and destroyed the place. Easternoly Tuesday 15 Octo. 1793. P. Kenedy C. S. Doherty Col. Doherty officer of the day. Evans & Carson guards Fired on the army last night Frost last night Easternoly 16th Octo. 1793 P. Columbia C. S. America Col. Kelly Off. of the day. Harrison van & Gillespy & Richardson rearguards Fired on by the enemy in the morning no damage done. Camp Spring Creek 15 miles 17th Octo. 1793. Par. Boston C. S. New York Col. Blair off. of the day. Magahee Van Taylor rearguards. Knox Reg. attached Can (?) 8 Hightower, Weir, & Pruitt killed Jno Wallan wounded. Fryday 12 miles 18th Octob. 1793 Camp Forks of Coon & Hightower. Parole Knoxville C. S. Jonesbo. Col. Kenedy off. of the day. Evans Charles Allison Van & Tany rearguards. Camp Nuo town 4 miles below the forks Coon & Hightower 19 Oct. 1793. Par. Washington C.S. Greene Col. Christian off. of the day. Carson van Blar & Beard rearguards Wallan died of his wounds last night. Your murders and savage Barbarities have caused me to come into your Country Expecting you would fight like men, (I have this another place.) last encampment 20 Octo. 1793. Parole Sulidan C. S. Libety Maj. Kelsy officer of the day. Taylor van & Harrison rearguards. Camp 2 miles from Big Springs 25 miles from last camp 21 Octo. 1793 Parole Doherty C. S. Kelly Maj. McFarland officer of the day. Cap. King van & Allison & Evans rearguards. Some sentinels fired on the enemy Camp 25 miles from big Springs and 4 from Chiestown (?) 22 Oct. 1793. Parole Blounty C. S. Smith Mar. Taylor off of the day Cap Magehee van & Carson & Beard rearguards. Camp half way between Highwasee and Tenesee 21 miles from last camp. 23 Oct. 1793. P. Philadelphia C. S. Baltimore Col. Doherty officer of the day Capt. Richardson & Gillaspy van & Harrison rearguards. Camp Henry, Fort 24 October, 1793. The army discharged. John Chism Esq. told me in the presences of Col. Christian that the Indians in Easternoly hung up seven Greene scaulps the time he was first there August was a yer by Gov. Blount to hold a talk (Mr. Ish & Wife were present also, as well as Col. Christian). 24 October, 1793 Returned to Isms (?) Fort. Gave leave to ensign Hammond & four privates to return to Washington. October 25th, 1793 Returned to Knoxville. January begins on Wednesday 1794 W. 1 Mr. McKee & lady dined here (Fair day) T. 2 M. Lovely & Mrs. Murphy Do. (Fair day) also David Brown & John set up a bed stead for which I give him 30/ in cash pd a guinea down. F. 3 Rained today. S 4 Fair day Jack Sevier Junr. came here with Miss Mary Ann Sun 5 Fair day. Jack Sevier went away. Mrs. Sevier & Kitty went to meeting. M. 6 Cloudy. Mr. Weir fell off hishouse Val Sevier lay here all night & took me Fulltons horse away T 7 Went to see Mr. Weir and let him blood (Snowed today) (Tobys sow piged last night and three of mine) W 8 Snowed last night 2 inches deep, - cloudy. Gillaspy J. Geliher and Mr. Condlig lay here. T. 9 cloudy. Frank came here, Blooded Mr. Weir, G. Gillaspy served (ex'o) Jno Sevier Junr vs. Taylor execr. F 10 cloudy & rainey (Self Poorly) (Mr. Weir some better) S 11 Cloudy. Sun 12 went to see Mr. Weir he is some better. Received letter from G. Blount sent by James Gallispie 12th Mr. Harrill dined here on his way to Guare (?) Mon 13 Cloudy Blooded Mr. Weir (Snowed) Tues. 14 Mr. Murphy dined here Wed. 15 Fair & cold Thu. 16 cloudy towards evening (Rained)
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