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March 20, 1792 Grow Up and Then We'll Kill You! Elijah Robertson William Blount Colonel Elijah Robertson describes for Governor Blount the Indian raids on two frontier families in which all but two small children were killed.
July 20, 1793 Our frontiers, I never saw them so dispirited. General James Robertson General Smith Robertson reports on the turmoil and bloodshed on the southwestern frontier with most of the Indian tribes arrayed against the United States, with the notable exception of the Chickasaws. He has had to call up a company of mounted infantry to protect the settlers and seeks Smith's approbation for doing so.
August 17, 1793 Our Settlements Much Distressed by Indians General Robertson Secretary Smith Robertson reports on the depredations of the marauding Indians in his district and his efforts to combat them with military force.
August 22, 1793 Indians Have Been Commonly in Our Settlements General Robertson William Blount Robertson reports on the hostile actions of the Indians which, though frequent, have been committed by small parties which can be confronted by companies of cavalry.
April 16, 1794 Attaching Chickasaws to the United States General James Robertson Anthony Wayne Robertson has engaged Robert Thompson, a Chickasaw who speaks some English, to accompany the three Chickasaw warriors who will visit Wayne's camp. Their nation is powerful and it will be useful to attach them to the interests of the United States. They want good guns to go to war with but will return them when the campaign is over. Robertson's brother Elijah will pilot them as far as Governor...
September 6, 1794 Campaign against Creeks and Cherokees General Robertson Major Ore General Robertson informs Major Ore that he is to defend the district of Mero against a large party of Creeks and Cherokees of the Lower towns. Ordered to "destroy the Lower Cherokee towns... taking care to spare women and children, and to treat all prisoners, who may fall into your hands, with humanity, and thereby teach those savages to spare the citizens of the United States, under similar...
October 8, 1794 Letter to the Governor of Southwest Territory General James Robertson William Blount General James Robertson writes the Governor of Southwest Territory, William Blount. Robertson encloses a copy of his order to Major Ore, and offers details about relations with the Creek, Cherokee, and Chickasaw Indians.
October 10, 1794 Request for Name of Unauthorized Collection of Monies William Long David Hemey Long sought name of person who drew money due him so he may recover money owed him. William Fait previously authorized to draw money, but returned power to Long.
November 7, 1794 Southwest Indian relations General James Robertson William Blount General James Robertson tells Governor William Blount of Southwest Territory that he does not believe that any enemy Indians are in or around settlements, although some have taken off with horses. His son, Jonathan, had his horse stolen. According to the Chickasaws, the Indians lately on the borders of the white settlements have been Creeks.
November 8, 1794 Aggression by Creek Indians General James Robertson William Blount General Robertson comments on the murder of Colonel Isaac Fitzworth and his family by Creek Indians, along the waters of Red River. Seven persons total were killed and scalped. This, along with other expressions of aggression, "proves the information given us by the Chickasaws, that the Creeks had declared publicly their intensions of distressing this district, or, if able, to extirpate it...
November 15, 1794 Aggression by Creek Indians General James Robertson William Blount General Robertson has ordered Captain Evans to Clarksville to scout on the frontiers of Tennessee county for fifteen days, affording the settlement temporary relief. Discusses the detachment of militia that pursued the Indians who killed and slaughtered the families of Colonels Fitsworth and Sevier. The general wants Congress to take action against the hgostile Creeks. The general writes that...
January 13, 1795 Support and Supplies to Fight Creeks General James Robertson William Blount Robertson writes Gov. Blount on behalf of the Chickasaws who seek support and supplies as they endeavor to fight the Creeks, citing treaty b/w Chickasaws and U.S. stating the Indians are now citizens of the U.S.
October 7, 1795 Receipt of William McClish William McClish [not available] Money received for job of interpreter to Chickasaw Indians.
January 18, 1796 Report on Loss of Contents of Boat, Prices of Goods John Overton David Henley Overton reports that a boat containing goods was lost on the Mississippi River. Notes that some goods intended for the Chickasaws.
May 22, 1796 Land speculation and the western frontier Thomas Dillon James McHenry Dillon describes Tennessee and other western lands, while promoting land speculation and the surefire profits that come with speculating. Dillon mentions peace with Indians, but alludes to White encroachment and aggression.
May 13, 1797 Account of David Smith David Smith William Simmons Smith explains the details of his account.
May 21, 1797 Letter to the Chickasaws Benjamin Hawkins Chickasaw Nation of Indians The author, which is likely Benjamin Hawkins, discusses his plans for boundary surveys, the rejection of an application of a trader, a letter from Piomingo to General Robertson complaining that the Creeks were stealing horses from the Chickasaws, and the claim of George Colbert against the Cherokees regarding payment for "his negroes."
July 1, 1797 [Contract for Providing Supplies to the Indians] Anthony Foster James McHenry This document is enclosed in the letter in which Foster asks Henley to forward the letter he has written to the Secretary of War on the subject of his contract with the government to provide supplies for the Indians. Foster worries that, if supplies are not available, the Indians will think that the government has forsaken them. He assures Henley of the sincerity of his concern in this matter.
July 2, 1797 Anthony Foster to David Henley Anthony Foster David Henley No image.
May 21, 1800 Fifty Dollars Reward for Suspects in the Murder of William Shelly William Rickard [not available] This is a printed notice declaring that General Winchester delivered to Rickard a pocketbook proven to be the property of William Shelly, a sergeant of the 3rd Regiment, who is believed to have been murdered by Joseph Hargrove and William Johnson while travelling from Knoxville to Nashville. If these two deserters are found, they should be apprehended and delivered to the headquarters of the 4th...
July 2, 1797 Foster request to Henley to forward letter he has written to the Secretary of War Anthony Foster David Henley Foster asks Henley to forward the letter he has written to the Secretary of War on the subject of his contract with the government to provide supplies for the Indians. Foster worries that, if supplies are not available, the Indians will think that the government has forsaken them. He assures Henley of the sincerity of his concern in this matter.
July 1, 1797 Report from Foster to McHenry: What to do with the goods contracted for sale by government to supply to the Indians? Anthony Foster James McHenry Foster tells McHenry that he is in a quandary regarding what to do with the goods that he had contracted with the government to supply to the Indians. Since the country people have little interest in these goods, Foster says he has little chance of selling them. Since there is no Superintendent to authorize the issuance of the goods to the Indians, they must remain on hand unless the government...