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A report from the Rutherford Expedition
In 1776, responding to Cherokee attacks, General Griffith Rutherford led an expedition against the Cherokee, taking slaves, burning villages, and destroying crops and food stores. This report of the expedition was written by Captain William Moore to General Rutherford. Includes historical commentary. Letter from Captain William Moore to General Griffith Rutherford, 17 November 1776.Courtesy of UNC Libraries / Documenting the American South.