Importance of Good Settlers to Maintain Good Indian Relations

Item

Type

Letterbook

Title

Importance of Good Settlers to Maintain Good Indian Relations

Description

Reports that all public business is in good order. Heavy rains have detained shipment to Mr. Hooker. The South West Point ferry is not adequate. Wants to rent land to appropriate farmers of good character, for such settlers are necessary to maintain good relations between Indians, military, and government and to keep the peace.

short description

Negotiate rent of land to appropriate settlers to maintain good Indian relations

year created

1799

month created

05

day created

01

author

sent from location

Knoxville

recipient

sent to location

Philadelphia

in image

notable person/group

James McHenry
David Henley
Mr. Hooker
travelers
Colonel Butler
King & Crozier
Indians
troops
persons of good character
frontier people
Byers
Dinsmore

notable location

Philadelphia
Knoxville
Tellico
South West Point
frontier

notable item/thing

goods
wagon
heavy rains
ferry
good example
regulations

notable idea/issue

settlement

document number

1799050140001

page start

1

Document instances

In image In source Location in source
[view document] (2 pages) ZWK11 (2 pages) Collection: Letters Sent by David Henley, Agent of the War Department, May 1, 1799-May 7, 1800. (RG217) [unknown]
[view document] (2 pages) ZWK10a (11 pages) Collection: Letters Sent by David Henley, Agent of the War Department, May 1, 1799-May 7, 1800. (RG217) [unknown]

Document names

Type Name Location Notes
Author David Henley Knoxville [n/a]
Recipient James McHenry Philadelphia [n/a]