- Southeastern Native American Documents, 1730-1842
- Affidavit of James Dennard, 1798 Mar. 11, Washington County, Georgia / sworn to before John Glenn
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- Indians of North America--Claims against
Indians of North America--Warfare
- United States, Georgia, Washington County, 32.9695357, -82.7958992
- Affidavit of James Dennard of Washington County, Georgia dated March 11, 1798 and sworn to before John Glenn. Dennard testifies that he was involved in an encounter with unnamed Indians near a place known as Long Bluff, along with Reubin Lawson, during which several shots were fired. Dennard also comments on the interference of Jeremiah Oates, but it is unclear how he was involved.
Digital image and encoded transcription of an original manuscript, scanned, transcribed and encoded by the Digital Library of Georgia in 2001, as part of GALILEO, funded in part by a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services.
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- Cite as: [title of item], Telamon Cuyler, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries, presented in the Digital Library of Georgia
- 2 pages/leaves
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- Manuscript held by the Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries, Telamon Cuyler, box 36, folder 31, document 01.
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- Hargrett Library
State of Georgia
Personally appeared bef [document damaged: ore ] me James Dennard and being [document damaged: duly ] Sworn on the Holly [Holy] Evangelist of Almighty God saith that on the
17th of February [document damaged] was in company with [unclear text: Reubin ] and sh [document damaged] the Long-bluff in said County wh [document damaged] exspected [expected] Indians woud [would] cross that day and did [document damaged] intend to Shoot at them but after waiting someti [document damaged: me ] the Indians not appearing we went some [document damaged] up the River are then heard the Indians [document damaged] at the place we exspected [expected] them to cross we returnd [returned] and Reubin Lawson got to the place some short time before John and myself I heard the report of a Gun and saw and [an] Indian on the other side of [document damaged] River, when we came to Reubin [deleted text: to ] he told us [document damaged: that ] he had shott [shot] at [deleted text: and at ] an Indian -- and farther [document damaged] saith that Mr. Jeremiah Oates was not [document damaged] and I am well convince that h [document damaged] knowledge of our Intentions to [deleted text: Sho ] wa [document damaged] shoot at the Indians
[Signed] James Dennard his X mark
Sworn to before me the
11th. day of March 1798
[Signed] John Glenn D. O.
Affidavit of James Dennard