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April 11, 1793 Creeks Never at Peace with Cumberland John Watts William Blount Watts, of the Cherokee Nation, affirms his credibility in warning of the warlike intentions of the Creek Nation against the Cumberland settlements.
June 15, 1793 Measures Adopted for the Defense of Cumberland Henry Knox Tobias Lear "Please to submit to the President a letter from Governor Blount of the 9th of May relatively to the measures he adopted for the defense of Cumberland--the last letters before the present from Governor Blount were dated the 15th of May."
October 28, 1792 Allison Reports Hostilities with Indians to Knox David Allison Henry Knox Letter, describes Indian aggression on frontiers of Cumberland.
January 8, 1800 Details of Encounters among Cherokee and Creek; Cumberland Road; Federal Court David Henley James McHenry Reports recent encounter with 3 Cherokees who had been to trade with Factors at Tellico. They brought news that the Creeks had killed 2 Cherokees, and these 3 were unwilling to return home by land; requested assistance to return by water. Henley requests information as to how to deal with their valuable stolen horses according to recent treaties and acts. Captain Sparks seeks compensation for...
November 7, 1795 Hayes Account and Payment for People of Cumberland David Henley Joseph Howell Enclosed account of Robert Hayes. Difficulties for people of Cumberland obtaining payments and payment of Kerrs of Salisbury, NC noted.
September 13, 1794 Attack from Creek Nation R. J. Waters John Easten Doctor Waters writes that a "very formidable invasion" by the Creek Nation is nearly certain, and will consist of at least 900 men, aimed at attacking western settlements in the Cumberland region. The doctor allegedly received this information from a Shawanese.
August 9, 1791 Indian attacks on Cumberland settlements Henry Knox William Blount Letter regarding Native American attacks on the Cumberland settlements in the frontier south of the Ohio River. Knox requests that Blount insist on immediate punishment. Blount is governor of Southwest Territory.
March 28, 1793 Dispositions of the Cherokees and Creeks William Blount Henry Knox Mr. McKee has not been able to convince the Cherokee chiefs to come to Philadelphia nor was he able to obtain assurances of the peaceful disposition of the young Cherokee warriors. His report will demonstrate, however, the hostile intentions of the Creeks toward the Cumberland settlers.
June 4, 1797 Report from the Cumberland Benjamin Hawkins James McHenry Hawkins reports on various affairs on the frontier, the current attitude of the Indian nations in the region, and the progress of his survey of the Chereokee and Chickasaw border lines
April 13, 1793 Mounted Infantry for the Relief of Cumberland William Blount Henry Knox Blount reports that he has ordered two companies of mounted infantry from the District of Washington to provide relief for the Cumberland settlement.
November 15, 1799 Certificate in favor of John McGown Unknown Author [not available] Certified McGown's role in the storming of Fort Cumberland and the seizure of some British troops. Supporting his claim for compensation for loss of capital due to his involvement with the American Rebellion.
April 5, 1793 Cumberland Settlers are for Peace Arthur Coody William Blount Coody believes that the Creek Indians are going to war against the Cumberland settlers who seek to convince the Indians that the white people want peace and if the Creeks want war it should be waged against Georgia. It appears also that Mr. McGillivray is dead.
November 24, 1796 Questions about Indian Talks and Boundaries Chiefs of the Chickasaw Nation James McHenry Request information about previous talks with principal chiefs. Questions boundaries in Cumberland.
September 29, 1794 Instructions to the Militias Confronting the Insurgents Alexander Hamilton Samuel Smith Recognizes Smith's desire to proceed to Frederick Town; instructs him to instead take militia to Fort Cumberland to unite with the troops from Virginia. Has ordered adequate jackets and overalls for the troops at Fort Cumberland. Promises to do everything possible to assure comfort of troops. Acknowledges money requests. The New Jersey and Pennsylvania troops will proceed immediately to Bedford.
September 29, 1794 500 Rifles to Fort Cumberland General Edward Hand Samuel Hodgdon Hand has ordered that 500 rifles be transported via Carlisle to Fort Cumberland despite the scarcity of wagons.
August 26, 1794 Letter to the Commissary of Military Stores Alexander Hamilton Samuel Hodgdon Requests that the Commissary of Military Stores have ready an express to go tomorrow morning to Cumberland County, Pennsylvania.
March 20, 1793 Proposed Posts at Cumberland and Fort Massac Henry Knox George Washington Knox informs the President that the post proposed for the Cumberland River would come under the dominion of Governor Blount who must therefore construct it using either militia or regular troops.Construction of the post at Fort Massac should be postponed until the boundaries of the Wasbash Indians have been established.
October 13, 1794 Immediate Delivery of Shoes Henry Knox Samuel Hodgdon Shoes be prepared for immediate delivery to Fort Cumberland.
October 9, 1792 Defense of South, Cumberland County Henry Knox Henry Lee Request for opinion on need for additional troops to assist Gov. Blount in defense of frontier.
February 22, 1799 Autograph Letter Signed, James McHenry to Lt. Col. Thomas Butler James McHenry Lt. Col. Thomas Butler Writes of garrisons in North Carolina, Kentucky, and Georgia. Mentions activity of General Pinckney. Requests careful attention to Indian lands on Cumberland River.
November 9, 1799 Deposition of Samuel Fales on behalf of John Pascell Samuel Fales [not available] Affirmed acquaintance with John Pascell during their time at Fort Cumberland.
October 7, 1794 Arrival of wagons with stores Alexander Hamilton Samuel Hodgdon Informs the Supervisor of Military Stores that one or two wagons with military stores have just arrived, destined for Fort Cumberland, after previous delays. The rifles have also arrived from Lancaster.
February 26, 1800 Report of Muster Rolls; Awaiting News from Mr. Jackson in Cumberland David Henley William Simmons Reports information found in master rolls. Hopes to see Mr. Jackson to know Mr. Allison's report. Reports that the wagons have departed for Philadelphia with a box for Simmons's brother and vouchers from Mr. Hollis.
May 21, 1800 Certification of payment; Lieutenant Colonel Richard McFarlaine, Regiment of Cumberland County Militia, ordered into service to suppress an insurrection in the Western Counties of Pennsylvania, 1794 William Simmons Benjamin Stoddert Certification of payment; $59.60 balance due for retained rations to Lieutenant Colonel Richard McFarlaine, Regiment of Cumberland County Militia, ordered into service to suppress an insurrection in the Western Counties of Pennsylvania, 1794.
March 21, 1798 Establishing a Military Post at Palmyra, Tennessee Oliver Wolcott, Jr. James McHenry Referring to a letter from Morgan Brown, Collector for the District of Tennessee, Wolcott recommends the establishment of a small military post at Palymyra in Tennessee which is located on the Cumberland River.