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Cherokee Representation to Philadelphia

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PublicationCarter, Clarence Edwin, ed. The Territorial Papers of the United States. Volume 4, The Territory South of the River Ohio, 1790 - 1796. 26 Vols. Washington, DC: US Government Printing Office, 1934. (no image)
Document Information
Date April 9, 1793
Author Name William Blount (primary) Location: Knoxville
Recipient Name Henry Knox (primary)
Summary Blount believes that the Cherokee Nation would be willing to send a represenation to Philadelphia to confer with the President but they are hesitant to do so while it appears the Creeks are making war, with the aid of young Cherokee warriors, on the Cumberland settlements .
Document Format Modern Printed Transcription of Letter/Document
Document Notes Cited in Knox to Blount, 05/14/1793.
Content Notes [not available]
Related Persons/Groups Henry Knox; William Blount; John McKee; David Gilliland; representation of Cherokees; Joseph Sevier; Watts; deputies to the Creeks; Mr. Riley. Mr. Springston; General Robertson; mounted infantry; Mr. Douglas; Chickasaw nation; Adam Green; William Massey; the President [Washington]; ;
Related Places Knoxville; Philadelphia; Chota; the Maw's; Henry's station; frontiers of this district; district of Washington; Knox county; Jefferson county; South Carolina; Hopewell; Salisbury; Richmond; Pensacola; Hawkins County; ;
Keywords war against the United States; murdering and rapacious hands; eating, drinking, and jocular conversation; price of the whiskey; personal interview; Indian affairs; his death; list of murders; ;
Key Phrases ...the Chiefs will not think it safe or prudent, however much they wish peace, to leave their nation, their houses and their families while they know the Creeks are daily passing through their country to and from war and while they know that a great number of the junior part of their own nation will join them in the war.

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