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.

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How to cite this article:  "Indian Hostilities at Our Door," Louisiana Gazette (St. Louis, Louisiana Territory), 16 May 1812, pg. 2, available at