HOSTILITIES at our Doors!!
Mr. Hinton, who lived a few miles below
Vallonia, or the place long known by the name of the
"French Shore," on Driftwood, fork of White River, (I T)
[near present-day Seymour, Indiana] went out on Tuesday
morning (7th inst.) after his horses - - not returning as
soon as was expected, his brother and brother in-law went
inquest of him, and discovered horses and Indian tracts -
- they returned, gave the alarm, raised a party, went out
& explored the woods until Saturday morning when they
found the body of Mr. Hinton lying in the river, he having
been shot thro' the head, tomahawked, scalped and
stripped. Two young men by the name of [Rogers] were
missing from the same neighborhood, were supposed to have
shared a similar fate, but have since returned.