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April 24, 1797 Report on boundary line survey Benjamin Hawkins James McHenry Report on the progress of the survey of boundary lines. Reports gathering of Indians to meet the commissioners, difficulties with the Army officer commanding in the area, and that "lawless persons" were planning to attack the Indians accompanying the commissioners on the survey.
April 2, 1791 Excerpts of Treaties Establishing the Western Border with the Creek and Cherokee Indians. Henry Knox [not available] Knox's letter establishes that the western boundary of the United States, where it comes into contact with the territory of the Creek and Cherokee Indians, has been firmly established by several treaties the tribes have signed with Georgia and South Carolina. The letter contains excerpts from several of the various treaties to illustrate where boundary lines were considered to have been drawn in...
January 22, 1795 Copy of Proclamation Regarding Cherokee Territory William Blount [not available] Copy of document drawn up in presence of Cherokee commissioners regarding boundary lines of Indian and U.S. land. Outlines boundary lines based on topographic landmarks. Offers protection of boundary and people abiding by law by United States.
1791 EXTRACT: Regarding Boundary Lines with Creeks Alexander McGillivray Henry Knox Account of Creeks decision to draw boundary with United States at north fork of river.
March 20, 1799 Marking Permanent Indian Boundary Lines Oliver Wolcott, Jr. James McHenry The Surveyor General has recommended marking the permanent Indian boundary lines in an expedient manner. Since the assistance of troops will be required and the lines marked in concert with agents of the War Department, the Secretary of War should issue the necessary directives. Since the troops failed to cooperate in the drawing of the northern boundary, it was marked in the same manner as...
November 8, 1791 Report Concerning Indian Boundary Lines Thomas Jefferson [not available] Jefferson delineates the boundaries of the United States and Indian Nations.
November 30, 1792 Boundaries between Cherokee Land & the United States David Campbell William Blount Campbell, McClung, and McKee describe their efforts to lay accurate boundary lines between Cherokee land and the United States as established by the Treaty of Holston.
May 12, 1799 Marking the Indian Boundary Line Alexander Hamilton John Francis Hamtramck Since Hamtramck has assumed command in the absense of General Wilkinson, he is to provide assistance to the Surveyor General in the drawing of the Indian boundary lines.
April 11, 1799 Protecting the Surveyors James McHenry Alexander Hamilton Since the party of troops ordered to assist the Surveyor General in marking the boundary lines designated by the Treaty of Greenville has refused to do so, McHenry orders that a military escort be provided to cover the surveyors while the run the required lines.
August 7, 1798 Boundary Lines in Georgia Benjamin Hawkins James McHenry Hawkins explains the three enclosed letters to McHenry. He also expresses concern over the boundary line between the citizens of the US and the Indians.
July 18, 1796 Boundary Lines George Washington James McHenry Problems defining boundary between U.S. and Cherokee land. No commissioners have been appointed to task. Boundary must be run immediately in order to maintain peace. Hopes the visit of Cherokee chiefs will not occur until November. Discusses sale of wood not being used immediately to build/repair frigates.
September 27, 1799 Troops, Barracks, Arms, Supplies, and Indian Boundary Lines John Francis Hamtramck Alexander Hamilton Hamtramck provides his assessment of the barracks, troops, arms, and supplies at Fort Fayette. He wonders why the Indian boundary lines have not been run when the contract states that that they should have been run in May of 1798.
September 8, 1791 No Impediment to the Boundary Henry Knox Governor Edward Telfair Knox informs the Governor of Georgia of the impending establishment of boundaries between the United States and the Creek Nation of Indians and expresses a desire that there be no impediment to the immediate drawing of the boundary lines.
November 26, 1785 The Headmen Produce their Map and Tassel Addresses the Commissioners [not available] [not available] Discussion on the boundaries. Colonel Richard Henderson called a liar in his dealings. Commissioners point out that Henderson is dead and say that the country believes it has long since been sold. Tassel says it may be too late to recover the land. Commissioners refer to claims of people settled at Nashville Tennessee and the Chickasaws. Tassel and Tuskgahatchee wish to postpone the matter if the...
December 16, 1792 Running Boundary Lines in Cherokee Country William Blount Henry Knox Governor Blount explains the implications of running the boundary lines established by the Treaty of Holston, especially those through the Nine-mile settlement which have been disputed by the Cherokees.
August 8, 1797 Status of Northwest Indians, U.S.-Cherokee Boundary Project, & Frontier Military Movements James McHenry John Adams Reports that the Indians of the Northwest appear to desire remaining at peace with the U.S. Also reports on the progress of the commissioners running the boundary line between U.S. and Cherokee land, and informs of the recent movements of U.S. troops on the western frontier, particularly in Tennessee.
March 13, 1786 Settlement of the Continental Lines John Pierce Oliver Wolcott, Jr. Copies of documents needed to settle the accounts of the Continental Lines of the states are to be transmitted to the state executives
May 18, 1798 McHenry Gives Guion Specifications for a Report on Possible Fort Sites on Southern Border of U.S. James McHenry Isaac Guion McHenry comments that while he does not know the President's wishes on establishing a new fort on the 31st line of north latitude, the boundary line est. in the Treaty of Madrid, but asks that a report be made on that possibility. McHenry details specifications for the location of such a fort.
April 3, 1797 Indian affairs Benjamin Hawkins Esau Tustunnagau Hawkins discusses various matters concerning Efau Tustunnagau's nation, including a survey of boundary lines and Efau Tustunnagau's trip to see the U. S. President
February 3, 1796 Objects of the Military Establishment of the United States. Timothy Pickering [not available] Lists goals of U.S. military regarding boundary lines, military post occupation, and methods for obtaining these objectives. Advocated for preserving current military structure and force even in times of peace.
November 22, 1796 Report from Hopewell Benjamin Hawkins James McHenry Hawkins reports on his plans for surveys to establish boundary lines between the Creeks, the Cherokees, and the United States. Reports on his plans for a tour through the towns of the upper Cherokee and the Creeks.
April 29, 1792 Humanity Will Dictate a Severe Punishment Henry Knox Alexander McGillivray Knox tells Alexander McGillivray that he hopes the boundary lines established in the Treaty of New York with the Creeks will be drawn soon so as to eliminate any potential for misunderstanding. As for the northern Indians, if they are not responsive to U. S. attempts to establish peace and continue their violence on the frontier, war is inevitable.
August 11, 1792 Boundary Disputes Henry Knox Alexander McGillivray Mention of imposter Bowles and his "pernicious influence" on the boundary line between Creek and U.S. lands. Knox advised McGillivray to use his influence to run boundary according to treaty. Land rights, hunting grounds, and hostilities between Indians and settlers discussed.
July 31, 1793 Speech of the Commissioners of the United States Commissioners of the United States Deputies of the Confederation of Indian Nations Speech of the Commissioners of the United States to the Deputies of the Confederate Nations assembled at the Rapids of the Miami River. Mention disputes over the boundary lines, along with past treaties. Commissioners of the United States include Benjamin Lincoln, Beverly Randolph, and Timothy Pickering.
August 11, 1792 Uncertainty Relative to Treaty Henry Knox Joseph Ellicot Orders to consult with Seagrove on boundary line and then return to the city if Ellicot's services are no longer needed.