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CHEROKEE PHOENIX AND INDIANS' ADVOCATE
Wednesday April 1, 1829
Vol. II, no. 3
Page 1, col. 3b.

 Indian Outrage- On Thursday morning last, Mr. William Wells, proprietor of the public house in Fort Perry on the old federal road, was murdered by three or four Indians of the Creek Nation.  We are informed that the Indians became intoxicated at his house, perceiving which, Mr. Wells refused to gratify their wishes by selling them more spirits.  At this they became aggravated, and some difficulty ensued between them.  To protect himself, Mr. W. immediately despatched his son after a gun, upon whose return one of the Indians snatched the gun from his hands, and discharged the contents into the body of Mr. Wells; who shortly after expired.  The son escaped after being severely beaten.

       Columbia Enquirer.