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Date Title Author Recipient Summary
September 11, 1795 Proposed Peace b/w Creek and Chickasaw Nations Timothy Pickering George Washington Southwestern Territory is at peace according to letter from Gov. Blount. Notification that Gen. Robertson will go to Chickasaw Nation and notify them of Creeks intention of peace and request for prisoner exchange. Gov. Blount will meet with the Creeks at the Tellico Blockhouse.
January 9, 1795 Peace with Cherokees, Problems with Creeks William Blount Timothy Pickering Meeting at Tellico Blockhouse with Cherokees regarding prisoner exchange resulting in prospects of peace. Mentioned killing and scalping of several men by Creek Indians. Noted that the "superanuated Chiefs" paid no attention to treaty.
March 23, 1795 Inquiry into the Sale of Land Timothy Pickering David Henley Requested inquiry into the pay of Mr. Donaldson who surveyed land for sale in Indian territory. Appointment of Mr.McKee as Indian Agent discussed, request for personal opinion on the man.
November 26, 1795 Instructions to James Byers, Jr. Timothy Pickering James Byers Pickering provides instructions respecting trade with the Indian Nations in Georgia and the Southwestern Territory to Byers, the Factor at Tellico.
November 16, 1796 Letter from the Secretary of the Treasury Oliver Wolcott, Jr. Tench Francis Wolcott discusses the purchase of goods for use in the Indian Store at Tellico Blockhouse.
September 10, 1796 Military Support for Frontiers of Tennessee James McHenry Anthony Wayne Infantry to rendezvous at Tellico Blockhouse for protections of frontier. Movement of other companies detailed, Spanish troops to vacate forts per treaty.
March 19, 1797 Report on Georgia Expedition Benjamin Hawkins James McHenry Hawkins reports on an expedition taken through Georgia
August 20, 1800 Purchase of Sundries for the Factory at Tellico Purveyor's Office Samuel Dexter According to instruction, requests $3500 to purchase sundries for the Factory at Tellico.
May 31, 1800 Appointment & Instructions for Inspector of Frontiers James McHenry Uriah Tracy Appoints Tracy as an inspector of government installations and property along the various frontiers of the U.S. Gives instructions for this office, including taking observations on relations with the Indians and Indian presents, inspecting forts, etc.
August 15, 1796 Action on the Southwestern Frontier John Sevier James McHenry Governor Sevier discusses action on the southwestern frontier, some of which may require a response by the militia.
August 24, 1799 Requests Payment for Captain Edward Butler for Cherokee Boundary, Treaty of Tellico David Henley James McHenry Requests Payment to Captain Edward Butler to pay commissioners as stated in the Treaty of Tellico and to run the Cherokee line.
November 25, 1800 Account of Tellico Factory Samuel Dexter John Harris This letter encloses a warrant for deposit in the account of Tellico Factory.
October 30, 1799 Refers to Recent Cherokee Activities at Tellico and Accounts David Henley James McHenry Reports return from visit to Tellico, where he found Cherokee accounts to be favorable. The number of assembled Cherokees was great, and he expects higher numbers to assemble. Major Lewis continues to work to prevent Indians from stealing and plundering whites.
May 13, 1799 Requests Money to Pay for the Treaty of Tellico David Henley James McHenry Requests money to be able to pay the balance of James O'Hara's account for the Treaty at Tellico.
April 15, 1799 Troop conditions in Portland Amos Stoddard Samuel Hodgdon Writes that he understands that his troops stationed in Portland have been authorized to receive a greater quantity of clothing than what is annually allowed to them by law. Reiterates the absolute necessity for tents - states that "our Blockhouse or Barrack is more like a loathsome prison than a wholesome habitation." Insists that conditions must improve in order to prevent "contagious...
November 4, 1796 Addressed to Tellico Block House James McHenry James Byers "Tellico Block House in the care of David Henley."
November 10, 1796 Delays in the Delivery of Vouchers James Byers Samuel Hodgdon Invoices of goods, including those from Hodgdon, Colonel Henley, and Colonel Pickering, have not been arriving in a timely manner. Byers attributes these delays to the neglect of one of the Post Officers and recommends that in the future invoices be sent with the goods.
March 19, 1797 Indian Agent Report from Hopewell in Georgia Benjamin Hawkins James McHenry Hawkins' report on his activities as Indian agent at Hopewell in Georgia and general observations on his travel through Georgia.
March 15, 1799 Replacing the Dead Factor at Fort Wilkinson James McHenry Edward Wright The President has appointed Edward Wright to the position of Factor of the Indian Store at Fort Wilkinson on the Oconee River. Wright is replacing Edward Price, deceased, whose death was sudden and unexpected. Since it is probable that the affairs of the factory are in a deranged state, Wright is to proceed to Fort Wilkinson without delay.
May 15, 1799 Requests Money to Pay Patrick Campbell for the Treaty at Tellico David Henley James McHenry Requests money to pay Patrick Campbell for contractor James O'Hara with the treaty at Tellico.
October 30, 1799 Reports Visit to Tellico; Reports Accounts David Henley William Simmons Reports visit to Tellico to deliver Cherokee annuities. Reports accounts and refers to estimates and papers which will come in the next post to prepare for questions from Judge Anderson and Mr. Claiborn.
November 19, 1800 Tellico Factory Account Samuel Dexter John Harris This letter informs Harris that money has been credited to the Tellico Factory account.
August 24, 1799 Requests Payment for Captain Edward Butler for Amos Birch, Cherokee Boundary David Henley James McHenry Requests payment for Captain Edward Butler for Amos Bird to pay commissioners for running the Cherokee line based on the Treaty of Tellico.
May 23, 1800 Management of Indian affairs and western territory James McHenry Unknown Recipient Concerning the authorization of an official to examine the state of garrisons, Indian trading houses, and public property in the Northwestern Territory and elsewhere on the frontier. Calls for a more uniform system of authority over the Indians.
January 7, 1800 Requests Payment for John Hooker for Quartermaster Wagons at Tellico David Henley James McHenry Requests payment to John W. Hooker for the Quartermaster Department for waggoning done at Tellico by Barclay McGee, certified by Captain Butler.