Richard Butler diary

Richard Butler was an officer in both the Continental and United States armies who was killed by Indians at Fort Recovery, 1791. The diary recounts Butler's embassy as agent for the Continental Congress, 1775, to the Delaware, Wiyot, Mingo and Shawnee nations and reports in detail the speeches...

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Main Author: Butler, Richard 1743-1791 (Creator)
Collection:Richard Butler Diary
Collection Number:Am.035
Format: Manuscript
Language:English
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Physical Description: 0.1 Linear feet 0.1 linear feet, 1 volume
Summary: Richard Butler was an officer in both the Continental and United States armies who was killed by Indians at Fort Recovery, 1791. The diary recounts Butler's embassy as agent for the Continental Congress, 1775, to the Delaware, Wiyot, Mingo and Shawnee nations and reports in detail the speeches of the chiefs, describes a meeting with Cornstalk, and assesses the effects of the British-American conflict upon the frontier political situation.