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September 6, 1794 Letter from Andrew Pickens to Henry Knox on the troops and militia Andrew Pickens Henry Knox Letter from Major General Andrew Pickens to Secretary of War Henry Knox on the concentration of troops and the militia on the southern frontier.
March 3, 1796 Letter from James McHenry to Andrew Pickens regarding the Creek Nation James McHenry Andrew Pickens Secretary of War James McHenry writes Major General Andrew Pickens on Pickens' recent appointment as commissioner. As commissioner, McHenry writes, Pickens will work in conjunction with George Clymer and Benjamin Hawkins on establishing a treaty with the Creek Nation.
February 7, 1798 Letter from James McHenry to Andrew Pickens regarding expenses for marking the Cherokee boundary James McHenry Andrew Pickens Secretary of War James McHenry informs Major General Andrew Pickens that he has forwarded $2,000 to deposit in the Branch Bank of Charleston for Pickens to use in order to cover the expenses for properly marking the boundary between the United States and Cherokee Nation.
June 27, 1794 Letter from Henry Knox to Andrew Pickens on peace with the Cherokee Henry Knox Andrew Pickens Knox expresses satisfaction at the peace that has been established with the Cherokee, but is also concerned that "lawless whites" might ruin the peace with "mischief on the frontiers". Knox asks Pickens to inspire confidence among the Cherokee that they will receive protection from the United States.
August 5, 1793 Pickens' Answer to the President's Question Andrew Pickens [not available] General Pickens answers the President's second question respecting troops assigned to the regiments in four states.
September 20, 1796 Account of Andrew Pickens, Commissioner for negotiating a treaty with the Creek Nation of Indians William Simmons James McHenry Simmons certifies that $396 is due Andrew Pickens, Commissioner for negotiating a treaty with the Creek Nation of Indians, being the balance of his compensation and expenses from May 13 to July 22, 1796, payable to William Richards.
April 28, 1793 Extract of letter from Andrew Pickens Esquire to General Clarke Andrew Pickens [not available] From Hopewell Georgia, taken from files of W. Urquhart, Pickens gives intelligence report stating Creek Nation with exception of Cussetas, have declared war against the United States. John Galphin and 500 warriors had set out to join the Seminoles and plans to fall on the southern parts of Georgia; but Pickens believes the intent is to make an attack along the frontier of Georgia.
May 15, 1792 Letter Citation Andrew Pickens Henry Knox Cited in Knox to Pickens, 08/15/1792.
October 14, 1797 Cited letter or document, Andrew Pickens to James McHenry Andrew Pickens James McHenry Letter, CITATION Only. Cited in McHenry to Pickens, 02/07/1798.
September 18, 1789 Request to keep Indians together in preparation for treaty talks Commissioners for Indian Affairs in Southern Department Andrew Pickens Commissioners honored by receipt of letter addressed on 16 August. They are astonished at the information from Pickens and Osborne, which is diametrically contrary to ideas of Governor of Georgia. Ask that Pickens and Osborne continue to keep Indians together and ask that they forward accompanying letter to Alexander McGillivray.
February 2, 1797 List of Indian treaties between 1786-1796 War Department Andrew Pickens A list provided to Major General Andrew Pickens of the four major Indian treaties signed between 1786 and 1796.
April 10, 1795 Report on efforts of Indian Commissioners [not available] [not available] A report that mentions the names of Benjamin Hawkins, Federal Commissioner (Indian Treaties), General Winchester, and General Andrew Pickens. The author reports on the difficulty of managing the designs of settlers, who are building boats and planning to take possession of Muscle Shoals. Mr. Gordon has been found to be a reliable worker and is given a favorable recommendation. The author...
December 18, 1795 Resolution of the South Carolina Legislature Regarding the Fontier South Carolina Legislature [not available] South Carolina's legislature passes a resolution supporting the placement of troops under Major General Andrew Pickens in order to insure protection on the frontier.
April 28, 1793 Creeks Have Declared War Andrew Pickens General Clarke Pickens states that the Creeks have declared war on the United States and that John Galphin has moved to join the Seminoles.
May 27, 1786 Knox transmits Award to Colonel Pickens for actions at Cowpens Henry Knox Andrew Pickens Sword given to Pickens for service in the military, bravery, and patriotism.
July 16, 1801 Davis Declines Appointment as Commissioner Henry Dearborn James Wilkinson Mr. Davis has declined the appointment of joint commissioner with Wilkinson and Hawkins to treat with the Indians south of the Ohio. Andrew Pickens is appointed as his replacement.
June 16, 1796 Indian Negotiations Benjamin Hawkins James McHenry Enclosed correspondence b/w Hawkins, Clymer, Pickens, and Commissioners of Georgia. Negotiations with Indians began the previous day, large number of representatives present at council. Chiefs have confidence in the justice of "our Government."
September 30, 1789 Goods Left at Hopewell, Etc. Andrew Pickens Commissioners for Treating with the Indians South of the Ohio Pickens and Osbourne are unaware of any goods being left at Hopewell. They enclose the vouchers for the money received from South Carolina and Georgia with the account of the appropriations and expenditures of that money.
August 6, 1793 Postponing a War with the Creek Nation William Blount Henry Knox Blount and Pickens suggest sending a trader with knowledge of Indian affairs into Creek Country with presents for the Chiefs as a method of postponing a war with that Nation.
August 5, 1793 Methods for Postponing a Creek War Henry Knox William Blount "Can there be any practicable modes suggested which would probably postpone a Creek War? If so will you have the goodness to point out such as you may think most effectual for that purpose."
July 24, 1793 Military Demonstration of Power Against the Creeks Henry Knox [not available] Knox and Pickens agree that a military demonstration of power is the only effective method to prevent the cruel depredations of the Creek Indians. The timing and plan of the campaign will depend upon the circumstances of the moment which cannot now be determined.
May 30, 1796 Indian Goods and Relations Benjamin Hawkins James McHenry Notification that Gen. Pickens arrived in Coleraine in the morning. Appointed S. Allinson as agent for receiving and issuing supplies to Indians. Treaty has held the peace in the area. Spanish interference with Indian council in Pensacola.
August 6, 1793 The Law of Blood for Blood William Blount Henry Knox Blount and Pickens discuss the dilemma regarding the murders of Cherokees by white marauders. The Cherokees want the perpetrators to be put to death according to their laws but the only way that could be done is following a verdict of guilty by a jury in a trial. But, it will be nearly impossible to find a jury of frontier people who would find white men guilty of killing Indians.
November 28, 1785 Draught of Treaty [not available] [not available] Commissioners assembled, to include Benjamin Hawkins, Andrew Pickens, Joseph Martin, Laughlin McIntosh. From North Carolina, William Blount. From Georgia, John King and Thomas Glasscock. Interpreters James Madison and Arthur Coody. Commissioners produced draught of treaty. Previous to signing agent from North Carolina and commissioners from Georgia delivered protests. After signing, headmen...
July 1793 Expedition Against the Creek Nation Andrew Pickens [not available] Pickens describes the plans for the expedition against the Creek Nation of Indians with alterations required for including the Cherokees as adversaries. There is concern regarding how to discriminate between enemy and friendly Indians.