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October 25, 1794 Dialogue between U.S. Agent and Cherokee Chief James Davidson John McKee A talk delivered at Tellico block house by James Davidson, a distinguished chief of the Valley and Overhill Towns of the Cherokees, to John McKee, agent to the Cherokees and resident at that post. Davidson states that he consistently urges the Cherokee not to attack or steal from whites. Also states that the Creeks are determined to strike the United States, and that he will assist in taking down...
November 1, 1794 Peace with Lower Cherokee William Blount Benjamin Logan After having corresponded with Double-head, Chief of the Cherokees, Governor William Blount of Southwest Territory orders that General Benjamin Logan immediately desist from attempts to invade Lower Cherokee towns, who are in a state of peace with the United States. Rogue elements of the military had previously destroyed the friendly Cherokee towns of Nickajack and Running Water.
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.
October 29, 1794 Correspondence with Cherokee chief William Blount Double-head William Blount, Governor of Southwest Territory, responds to Double-Head, Chief of the Cherokee, about various questions. Double-Head has asked if his people go hunting, if they may be safe from hostile whites on the frontier. Blount assures him that the whites will not hurt his people. But warns him that it is difficult for frontiersmen to distinguish between Creeks and Cherokees, and since the...
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
September 15, 1792 Seeking Protection Henry Knox [not available] Acknowledged war was bad, hope to live in peace. Notified Knox that Creeks passed through Cherokee towns, but Cherokees were unable to stop them. Hoped the information on the Creeks travel will assure peaceful Cherokees protection by U.S. from hostile Creeks.
September 13, 1792 Treaty Violated William Blount Bloody Fellow Admits President failed to meet promises he made to Cherokees by keeping settlers from encroaching on Cherokee land but denied any settlement happened after the treaty was signed. Advised that Bloody Fellow keep Cherokees from entering Cumberland and Blount will keep white settlers from moving farther west. Discussed seizure of horses by Cherokees and rights to ownership. Mentioned talks with...
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.
August 22, 1799 Expresses Concern about Cherokees Returning Stolen Horses David Henley Standing Turkey Expresses appreciation for Standing Turkey's advice to other chiefs of the Cherokee nation as a good example. Refers to Little Turkey's recommendation to return all stolen horses, but would rather that Little Turkey actually return the horses instead of just recommending. Urges both whites and Indians to resolve matter. Urges peace and resolving distress of poor families by returning horses.
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.
July 9, 1793 Remarks of Federal Commissioners and Indian Chiefs at Sandusky Conference Captain Joseph Brant [not available] Council convened on 9 July 1793 at Navy Hall Niagara. Captain Brant, interpreter furnished opening remarks of good will and conducted ceremony with strings and belts. Chiefs state that the Western Indians are of one mind, and if they can agree with whites, peace may ensue. Prior treaties were not binding because they did not account for all the tribes as one. Chief then provide the nations in...
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.
February 17, 1792 Love and Attachment to the Creek Nation Henry Knox Creek Nation of Indians Knox sends a message to the Creeks to reaffirm the friendship of President Washington for the southern Indians and to warn them of the subversive activies of William Bowles.
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 .