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OSL JOHN FLEMMING TO MEIGS

State of Ohio Preble County March the 18

1813

Most obedient Sir

after my best respects to you and Misten Lam[?] and family for their love to me while in chilicothe I got home safe & found all well at home but was met with a suden shock by hearing that the indians had killed some of our neighbors in the territorys west of us three brothers Kild at one suger camp one was a Liutenant in Capt. Lucases company two more kild down by brookvill the people is flying to git clere of their savage Barbarity theare principly gon out of the Knew [new?] purchase all reddy we in this settlement on the west side of this state are waiting to here what you will do for us before we start to fly from our homes the neigh- bors has been bilding block houses for the safety of their famlyes we do all wate with patiance to see whether we will git men to help gard those famlyes on the frunteers who is exposed to the barbarity of the savage tribs that is round us it is supposd by some to have been the dalawars knaving them to have a spite at one of the men that was kild the Liutenent we understand that Government is about establishing rangers a round the frunteers if this is don I think it will be a materiel bennifit if the officers will do thare duty and see that men do their duty but still the frunteers would feel themselves much safer could the[y] have some m[en] sen to the diffrent stations round the frunteers there are been if you sent from the territory to se what the[y] could dicover they said a good dale of indian signe at the white river town or neer it the [y felt some what timores to venture into the town I think it would be a verry good thing if their could go a good many men and ly in wait for them and scour the woods west of us I think it is enough to tuck the feellings of our sittisons in these western cuntryes when we have of husbands been torn from their deer wives and wives from their husbands and children from their parents some scelp and tommahakd some throwd in to the fire I must conclude by asscribing myself your friend ---

John Fleming Capt.

RJ

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