Archive for December, 2010

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Sunday, December 26th, 2010

I repeat for emphasis.  The process to comment on my posts is cumbersome and loopy.  If you prefer to comment via email rather than register to this blog, feel free to drop me a line at the following email address:  



In addition to the loopy process, comments have been automagically disabled.  The field checked to enable comments when developing a post has been reset again.  Reset for all posts.  So until I update each of the 94 posts, comments are disabled on most older some posts.  I will repair this problem as time allows.

Ltr by Adam Poe 1849

Wednesday, December 8th, 2010

Recently I found a copy of a letter written on 22 Mar 1849 by Adam Poe, son of the famed Indian fighter Andrew Poe.  Andrew Poe was wounded by a tomahawk strike during his combat with the Indian named Big Foot in June 1781.  His brother Adam shot Big Foot.  In the letter, the son of Andrew described the life of the first settlers on the frontier in the 1780s.  An interesting read.


I do not know whether the original letter exists.  I transcribed my copy to share this view of history from a man who lived it. The page is named Ltr by Adam Poe 22 Mar 1849.