By letters from Fort Madison of the 9th inst; we learn that the Winabagoes [Winnebago] constantly hover about the garrison and fire on those who venture beyond the limits of the public ground.  On the 3rd a soldier (Corporal Leonard) who was permitted to go out to hunt, was cut to pieces about 2 miles from the fort.  They have endeavored to shoot the sentry but was discovered before they could obtain a proper distance.  Friendly Indians, say, that the Winabagoes, Pottowatomies [Potawatomi] and Kicapoos [Kickapoo], intend to storm the fort as soon as the ice break up.

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How to cite this article:  "By Letters from Fort Madison," Louisiana Gazette (St. Louis, Louisiana Territory), 21 Mar. 1812, pg. 3, available at http://history.hanover.edu/texts/1811.