|From: The Centenel
March 19, 1806 - Gettysburg, PA
Chillicothe, February 20
We understand the Governor has received an express from Mad river,
from Major Moore and Capt. McPherson, along with depositions taken on
oath, which state, that the Shawney Indians are preparing for war -
that the war belts are passing amongst them - that their tomahawks are
painted and feathered - that they are embodied at Stony Creek and at
White River, and are now in council at Greenville, where it is feared
they will stroke a war post in their council, this being the
determined signal for war - that a small settlement on Stoney creek
consisting of about 8 families, from their fears had armed for defence,
but had fled into Mad River Settlement.
It appears from this express, that the Shawneys are preparing for
war, but does not appear that it is intended against the white people;
it may be intended against the Indian tribes over the Mississippi.
Proper measures will, we have no doubt, be taken to ascertain their
intention, and such prudential means used as will quiet the fears of
our defenceless citizens, if the alarm should be groundless, and the
restless tribe of Indians be urged by any foreign emissaries, to
involve themselves in what will ultimately prove their entire ruin.
Since writing the above, we learn that a second express has arrived
from Mad river, with dispatches for the Governor, and that General
Kenton, Major Moore, Captain McPherson, and a Mr. McIlvain, went to
the Indian council, but could not get admittance; they had, however, a
conversation with about eighteen Indians, who met them at a small
distance from the council house. The Indians received a few
strings of white wampum - professed friendship for the white people,
but, at parting, manifested hostile view, by giving their left hands &
c. The above gentlemen are fearful of consequences; but nothing
appears certain as to the views or object of the Indians.
We are informed the Governor has sent a message or speech to the
Chiefs, with a large fine belt of white wampum, and has given such
instructions as will, it is hoped in a few days, bring news that will
restore the public quiet. We are also led to believe, that
orders have issued to Brigadier Gen. Whiteman, of Green county how to
prepare and act, if necessity should require it.
|Source: National Intelligencer -
Washington D. C.
Dated: May 6, 1831
BELT, Mrs. wife of Judge BELT, late of Chillicothe,
Ohio, died May 4.
|Source: National Intelligencer - Washington D. C.
Dated: July 22, 1831
CREIGHTON, Betsey Mead, 3rd daughter of
William CREIGHTON, Jr., died in Chillicothe, Ohio,
July 5, in the 17th year of her age.