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Date Title Author Recipient Summary
August 19, 1790 Comments on Western Border Incidents Arthur Campbell Henry Knox Appears to address various situations on the western boundary of the U.S., from Georgia to Detroit.
December 15, 1796 Protest Against U.S. Encroachment of Territory at Chickasaw Bluffs Chiefs of the Chickasaw Nation James McHenry Chickasaw delegation continues to protest the U.S. plans to install a garrison at Chickasaw Bluffs after the Spanish garrison is evacuated from that place. Submits documentation that proves U.S. promises regarding Chickasaw land, and asks if the Indians are now being trifled with in disregard for these promises. Says they desire the continued goodwill of the U.S. and a reaffirmation from the...
December 1796 Secretary of War McHenry to Chickasaw Chiefs on Boundary Disputes and Presents James McHenry [not available] Representatives of the Chickasaw nation who have traveled to Philadelphia are reassured about the efforts of their "Father" (the President, George Washington) to see to their interests amid a boundary dispute between the U.S. and Spain. Also refers to adjudication of land/property disputes between the Chickasaws and various individuals and the state of South Carolina. Directs the Chickasaws to...
October 1, 1801 Contract for Rations [not available] [not available] Contract for supply of rations in Tennessee and along the Mississippi by Charles Wilkins of Woodford County, Kentucky.
December 30, 1790 The President to Piamingo and Chickasaw Nation George Washington [not available] Notes that Major Doughty was sent to brighten the chain of friendship with United States and to assure of firm adherence to Treaty of Hopewell. United States does not want any Chickasaw lands. Mr. Vigo, the bearer, will bring goods conformably to the treaty of Hopewell.
March 30, 1797 Delivery of annuities to the Chickasaw Nation James McHenry John Harris Requests the delivery of annuities to Samuel Hodgdon for transportation to the Chickasaw Nation.
July 12, 1795 Spanish at Chickasaw Bluff William Glover General James Robertson Extract of letter from William Glover to General James Robertson concerning the Spanish Governor erecting a fort in the Chickasaw region.
June 9, 1797 McHenry to Wilkinson Concerning Situation in Indian/Spanish Country James McHenry James Wilkinson James McHenry writes General James Wilkinson on sending an officer to investigate an affair concerning the possible demolition of U.S. forts in Indian country and the claims of Spanish subjects to land in the region. Instructions outlined. Asks Wilkinson to report on situation, and to recommend the reinforcements and posture he sees necessary.
July 24, 1797 Presents for the Chickasaws, Etc. Unknown Author James McHenry Among a number of matters, the author discusses the distribution of presents to the Chickasaws at Chickasaw Bluffs. He apologizes for his late communication which is due to a violent intermittent which has attacked him and affected to such an extent that he is barely able to hold his pen.
September 22, 1797 Regarding the Spanish presence at Chickasaw Bluff James McHenry [not available] Regarding the Spanish presence at Chickasaw Bluff - located in Tennessee - and Spanish intentions to reoccupy a post in clear violation of Pinckney's Treaty, which placed the Chickasaws under U.S. territory.
December 19, 1796 The President's Response to Chickasaw Concerns Over Boundaries, Garrisons, and Various Issues James McHenry Chiefs of the Chickasaw Nation McHenry transmits the president's thoughts about the concerns expressed by the Indians in the conference of November 24, 1796. He says the president will do what he can to prevent white encroachment, including running the official boundary line. Tells of the treaty between Spain and the U.S. which is re-drawing the U.S. boundary with the Spanish possessions in the Southwest, says that there is...
September 5, 1797 Removal to the Country Until It Is Subsided Powell Dytscott Samuel Hodgdon Because of the agony and anquish caused by the fever, it is foolish to risk valuable men and therefore indipensably necessary to remove them to the country until it subsides.
May 12, 1795 Chickasaw Goods from Pittsburgh to Nashville Timothy Pickering Samuel Hodgdon The interim Secretary of War requests information from the Commissary of Military Stores regarding the carriage of Chickasaw goods from Pittsburgh to Nashville, specifically the weight.
July 22, 1797 Chickasaw chief's response to white encroachment James McHenry John Adams Transcribes a discussion between a Chickasaw chief and American. The chief insists that his people are aware that whites will stop at nothing to take their lands and reminds the American that they remember the terms of past treaties. The Chickasaw then says that he has been informed by Spanish Louisiana Governo Gayoso that Americans want to take possession of their lands and demands an answer to...
September 29, 1797 Establishment of runners for the Chickasaw and Choctaw nations James McHenry Isaac Guion James McHenry informs Isaac Guion that Benjamin Hawkins' principal resident agent for the southwestern Indians has established runners for the Chickasaw and Choctaw nations.
July 11, 1799 Complaint Against the Chickasaw Chiefs of the Shawnees Arthur St. Clair The Chiefs of the Shawnee complain to St. Clair about the behavior of the Chickasaw. They claim that the Chickasaw are breaking the peace and troubling the Shawnee chiefs, women, and children. They ask St. Clair to defend them and stop any possible mischief.
July 31, 1794 Equipage for the Chickasaw Chiefs Tench Francis Samuel Hodgdon [Partly illegible] Hodgdon is asked to pack up [?] to be transported to the Chickasaw Chiefs.
December 24, 1789 Gun Powder and Lead for Chickasaws Henry Knox Thomas Holt Deliver to Gov. Randolph gun powder and lead to be furnished to Chickasaw Nation.
July 11, 1794 Draft of a Speech to the Chickasaw Indians Henry Knox Chickasaw Nation of Indians Draft of a speech to the chiefs and warriors of the Chickasaw Nation of Indians. The speech starts out by expressing gratitude in the Chickasaws joining with the U.S. Army in combating the "hostile tribes northwest of the Ohio," who allegedly had been "deaf to the voice of reason and peace." Concludes by stating that any Chickasaw individual who would like to learn to read, write, and manage a...
November 15, 1798 Horses delivered to Chickasaw chiefs David Henley Samuel Hodgdon Encloses the register of five horses delivered to Chickasaw chiefs. Adds that he has no invoice of the public clothing for Colonel Butler, requesting that it be sent immediately.
July 24, 1799 Enclosed Accounts of John Chishum, [Chisholm] Returned, copies of receipts included David Henley William Simmons Henley returned accounts of Chisholm to support charges against United States for expenses in Indian country. Transportation of several Indian tribes to Philadelphia to visit President and to Knoxville discussed.
August 15, 1800 Payment to George D. Blackmore James Winchester Samuel Dexter Winchester paid $2000 to George D. Blackmore for ascertaining the boundary line between the United States and the Chickasaw Nation of Indians.
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
November 24, 1796 Request for Marking of Boundary Between White & Indian Lands Chiefs of the Chickasaw Nation James McHenry The chiefs of the Chickasaw have assembled to receive word from the president of the United States, as directed. They also express worry over settlers building up on their borders. To prevent encroachment, they ask that the president have the previously established boundary well-marked, to make it clear to white immigrants in the region.
May 25, 1798 Receipt of Chickasaw Goods, Etc. Isaac Craig Samuel Hodgdon Major Craig forwards vouchers for issues of stores to Samuel Hodgdon. Craig acknowledges receipt of Chickasaw Indian goods. The galley "President Adams" is launched.