States: Missouri: Ralls
May 2, 1812: From St. Louis — “Governor Howard has received information that two of his Rangers, Jesse Vanbibber, and Lewis Jones, being detached from Capt. Boons company as spies, met a few days ago, above Fort Mason, two Winebagoes; the Rangers attacked them without hesitation, the result was, that both Indians were killed, and neither of our men hurt . . . It is believed that those Indians were crossing the Mississippi as spies, in advance of a larger party; we expect hourly to have further news from Fort Mason.”–Louisiana Gazette, May 2, 1812
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