Foreman's Massacre

Daniel McFarland to Gen. Edward Hand
Monongahalia Sepr. 30th 1777

From Frontier Retreat on the Upper Ohio, 1779-1781, edited by Louise Phelps Kellogg (Madison: Wisconsin Historical Society, 1917), pp. 112 (6ZZ11)

Honrd Sir - As I was returning home I heard Very Disagreeable News that Colol. Lynn with a Party of About forty five Men was Defeated at the Narrows Above Grave Creek and the most part killed. Upon consideration thereof I Raised and Sent About forty the most willing to go to their Assistance, I could not have raised them Unless I Promised them they Would Be Relieved In one week. I Shall Look to you for Directions By the Bearer. I am with Due Respects your Humble Servant

Daniel McFarland

Revolutionary War