We have had no eastern mail this week, & of course
remain uninformed as to the particulars of the attack on
Gov. Harrisons little army. From travellers we
learn, that Col. Owens of Kentucky, was cut to pieces by
the savages, having been pierced with seven bullets before
he fell, his horse received twenty. It appears the
indians mistook him for Gov. Harrison.
Twenty-seven officers were killed, Mr. Randolph was late
a member of the Va. Legislature, and the Atty. General of
Indiana; he was of the Vincennes horse; Isaac White was a
Col of Illinois, and Mr. Daveiss also a Col of Kentucky
militia. Col. Daveiss was the commander of the whole
cavalry of the army.
The field of attack was contiguous to the Weas, or
Prophets town; the country between is a hilly open wood,
inter-mixed with small prairies near 100 miles N. E. of
Vincennes, on the River Wabash.
There must have been a great slaughter of the enemy; for
the army had a large proportion of mounted infantry and
cavalry; of course, on a pursuit of 17 miles, such troops
must have acted with considerable effect; and, that
connected with the destruction of the Indian Village,
bespeak a handsome victory. We expect, soon to hear
of the misguided savages seeking for peace.
Our citizens have been often murdered by the English on
the ocean, but now those scenes are re-acted, in the bosom
of our own Country. Was the Indians made to attempt
a retaliation for the chastisement of the Little Belt?
May the manes, of those worthy patriots who have fallen
in battle, enter the chambers of the present Congress, and
demand, open, and ample vengeance, on the British
We have it from the best authority, that the Indians of
the Mississippi are disposed for peace.