REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE TO WHOM WAS REFERRED THE MESSAGE OF THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES, TRANSMITTING TWO LETTERS FROM GOVERNOR HARRISON, REPORTING THE PARTICULARS AND ISSUE OF THE EXPEDITION UNDER HIS COMMAND AGAINST THE INDIANS: AND THE MEMORIAL OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE INDIANA TERRITORY, AND OF THE MILITIA OF KNOX COUNTY, IN SAID TERRITORY. JANUARY 8, 1812. READ, AND REFERRED TO A COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE HOUSE TO-MORROW.

Washington: A. & G. Way, Printers, 1812. 6pp, disbound, loosened. Light tanning, light edgewear. Good+.

This pamphlet, based on William Henry Harrison's report to Congress, describes the Battle of Tippecanoe on November 7, 1811, in which Tecumseh was defeated. The "raw troops" commanded by Indiana Governor Harrison repelled the "violent and unexpected" attack by "hostile Indians on the Wabash." The troops comported themselves "with a gallantry and good conduct worthy of future imitation." The Committee resolves that soldiers or their legal representatives ought to receive additional pay, and that those wounded or killed who were purchasers of public lands be granted additional considerations.
128 Eberstadt 292. AI 27334-5. Howes H247 [reference]. Item #26655

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