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Date Title Author Recipient Summary
July 31, 1793 Letter Citation William Blount Unknown Recipient "In case of war with the Cherokees as well as the Creeks, General Sevier is a fit character to command that part of the force which be employed against the Cherokees."
August 24, 1796 Refers to Talks with Cherokees James McHenry George Washington Refers to a talk to the Cherokees and management of Indian affairs.
August 14, 1799 Explains Reactions to Account of Captain Butler's Continuance for Treaty with Cherokees David Henley James McHenry Encloses Captain Butler's report as part of his continuance as commissioner of a treaty with the Cherokees. Raises a few questions about past reports, to which Captain Butler objects.
November 1, 1794 Illegal attack on Cherokees William Blount John McKee William Blount, Governor of Southwest Territory, encloses a letter from Hanging Maw of the Upper Cherokees, which he requests be forwarded immediately to the Lower Cherokees. General Logan is planning an illegal attack on the Lower Cherokees, and it appears that he might pass by the Upper Cherokees first, doing them harm as well.
April 4, 1798 Supplies for the Treaty with the Cherokees Samuel Hodgdon Alexander Anderson Hodgdon's expresses his disgust with the "rascal" Phillips who apparently will not meet his obligations regarding the supplies needed for the Treaty with the Cherokees. Anderson is asked to find a reliable replacement for Phillips who will carry out this important mission.
July 30, 1793 Further Light on the Conduct of the Cherokees Daniel Smith Henry Knox Further light on the conduct of the Cherokees can be gained by contrasting the letters from General Roertson and Piamingo with the letter from Little Turkey.
October 18, 1793 Reconciliation with the Cherokees William Blount Henry Knox Blount observes that, except through Seneca, communications with the Cherokees have been cut off since General Sevier's march into the nation. He has dispatched John McKee to collect information from that quarter but it appears that reconciliation with the Cherokees is not probable until a general pacification has occurred among all the nations.
January 24, 1793 Peace with the Cherokees William Blount Henry Knox Despite beligerent acts by the Cherokees, including the capture and release of Captain Handley, Blount believes peace with that Nation is at hand.
August 5, 1793 Recent Depredations Against Friendly Cherokees Henry Knox William Blount "Permit me to request the favor that you would take into your consideration the recent depredations and murder of the friendly Cherokees by some lawless whites and give your opinion in writing of the most practicable and peaceable method of satisfying the Cherokees upon that subject and an estimate of the cost hereof. "
August 13, 1798 Forwarding of Document Concerning Cherokees James McHenry John Adams Forwards a document ["talk"?] concerning the Cherokees [not included], asking for Adams' signature on it. Notifies Adams that he is moving his family out of Philadelphia to Trenton to avoid yellow fever at the former.
May 15, 1793 Cherokees Will Not Join in the War William Blount Henry Knox Although a few young Cherokee warriors may join the Creeks, Blount believes the Cherokee tribe in general will not join the war. He has increased the reward for the three deserters because if they succeed in escaping to the Indians other soldiers may be encouraged to do likewise.
December 13, 1788 Peace Treaty with the Cherokees Richard Winn Henry Knox Cherokees wish to come to a friendly treaty. Has urged same to North Carolina and trusts they will send forward commissioners and supplies. If this does not happen, expresses fear that there will be a bloody and unnecessary war, whereas a well timed peace would prevent it.
July 1, 1799 Discussion of Claims of Elisah Hall with Commission to the Cherokees James McHenry William Simmons Reports on Elisha Hall's report on expenses during his service with the Cherokees, and requests proper documentation from Hall. Seeks to distinguish between Hall's private business and public service, and questions proper charges according to the treaty. Suggests claiming other expenses.
June 4, 1799 Discusses Current Disposition of the Cherokees Colonel Silas Dinsmoor James McHenry Writes of interaction with the governor. Refers to Indian danger.
November 1, 1788 Regarding the killings of Cherokees and desire for peace Headmen and Warriors of the Cherokee Nation Brig. Gen. Martin Authors recount the killings of Cherokees and the pledges of satisfaction by Congress and Governor of Virginia. Express the wish for peace. Ask that they not be blamed for actions of Creeks.
April 30, 1800 Quarterly Returns for Major Lewis, Agent to Cherokees David Henley Samuel Hodgdon Encloses quarterly returns for January through March of articles issued under the name of Major Lewis, agent to the Cherokees.
May 4, 1797 Report on conferences with Cherokees and his boundary surveys Benjamin Hawkins James McHenry Hawkins reports on his conference with the Indians at Tellico, his plans to lay out small towns and trading posts at the sites of new military posts in the region, his surveys of boundary lands, his impressions of the Cherokees met in council, and discusses placing some Indians in the pay of the U. S. to assist in relations with the Indian chiefs .
October 16, 1799 Sends Account Books; Refers to Major Lewis's Work with Cherokees David Henley William Simmons Encloses copies of books for August 1799. Intended to send other accounts, but Major Lewis demanded his attention as agent to the Cherokees. Lewis hopes to prevent Indians from becoming an expense to the government.
December 10, 1800 Copy of Waste Book for month of October and copy of account with Mr Lewis Agent to Cherokees David Henley William Simmons Henley sends to Simmons a copy of Waste Book for month of October and copy of account with Mr Lewis Agent to Cherokees.
September 9, 1796 Trial William Vans Murray James McHenry Correspondence offers comfort from recent grave illness. Vans Murray discussed Cherokees and offers opinion on trial.
June 17, 1793 Bad Doings of the Creeks and Cherokees Piamingo General Robertson Piamingo warns Smith of the depredations of the Creeks and Cherokees and wonders why the Americans even bother to treat with Indians that will be at war with them until they are defeated. They have even invited the Chickasaws and Choctaws to join them in a war against the United States.
January 8, 1793 Spirit and Wishes of the United States William Blount Leonard Shaw Blount notifies Shaw of the peaceful intentions of the United States toward the Cherokees and arranges a future meeting at Southwest Point.
August 31, 1792 Report on conference with Cherokees William Blount Henry Knox Governor William Blount of Southwest Territory reports on a conference with the Cherokee. The Cherokees have expressed a desire for peace and friendship. Those who commit depredations deserve punishment, however, writes Blount. Mentions Double Head's presence at the conference. Also encloses a list of those killed, wounded and made prisoners.
August 7, 1793 Peace with the Creeks & Cherokees Henry Knox George Washington "I have the honor to submit to your consideration two questions relative to the preservation of the peace with the Creeks and Cherokees and the answers thereto by Governor Blount and General Pickens--the latter declines forming an estimate but the Governor will do it alone--"
April 28, 1797 A talk of the chiefs and warriors of the Cherokees Chiefs & Warriors of the Cherokee Nation President of the United States A letter from the chiefs and warriors of the Cherokees to the President of the United States (written down by three interpreters). Four Nations seek protection from Z. Cox and his followers from settling on the land given to the Indians.