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Date Title Author Recipient Summary
March 31, 1792 Chickasaws & Choctaws to Nashville Henry Knox William Blount Regarding Chickasaws and Choctaws.
June 17, 1794 Speech of the Choctaws Choctaws United States Offer from the Choctaws to help and fight along side United States in exchange for arms, ammunition, and clothing. The Spanish allegedly offered a deal but were declined.
June 4, 1795 David Henleys account for articles supplied to the Chickasaws and the Choctaws. David Henley [not available] List of sundries provided to Chickasaws and Choctaws via John Chisholm.
July 7, 1789 Report on the Chickasaws and Choctaws Henry Knox George Washington Knox views the substantial distance of the Chickasaws and Choctaws from frontier settlements as the principle reason that few complaints regarding white encroachments have thus far been lodged. Knox notes that Chickasaws and Choctaws are "represented as candid, generous, brave, and honest" and have placed themselves under the protection of the United States and no other sovereign.
April 24, 1797 Appointment of an interpreter to the Choctaw Indians Benjamin Hawkins James McHenry Provides information on the name and qualifications of John Pitchlynn, appointed by Hawkins as interpreter to the Choctaws
May 1, 1800 Goods to be Purchased for the Choctaws & Other Tribes John Harris Unknown Recipient Orders from the War Department to purchase goods to the value of one thousand dollars to be sent as a present to the Choctaw Nation of Indians with the same for the Wyandots and Delawares. To be purchased are the designated goods suitable for the annuities for the listed tribes of Indians for the year 1800.
May 12, 1793 Alliance of Southern Tribes Against the Creeks William Blount Henry Knox Blount reports on a possible Indian attack near Nashville and speculates on the possiblity that the Chickasws and Choctaws may join together in a war against the Creeks. It is not known whether the Cherokee chiefs will accept the invitation to travel to Philadelphia to meet with the President.
May 22, 1799 Requests Money for Samuel Mitchell, Choctaw Agents, for Indian Department Expenses David Henley James McHenry Requests payment to Samuel Mitchell, agent of the Choctaws.
July 21, 1795 Goods for the Chickasaws and Choctaws Timothy Pickering Samuel Hodgdon Nothing remains to be procured for the Chickasaws and Choctaws except some steel to accompany the blacksmith and some gunsmith tools. Pickering will write Colonel Carrington to ask him to procure the wagons of which Captain Chisholm thinks that seven or eight will be required.
August 1, 1793 Savages Against Savages William Blount Henry Knox Governor Blount and General Pickens discuss the implications of building a post at the mouth of the Bear Creek which may help to cut off water communication between the northern and southern Indians. They mention the benefits that may incur by enlisting the Chickasaws and Choctaws in the war against the Creeks who might be joined by the Cherokees.
August 5, 1793 Letters from Pickens and Blount Henry Knox George Washington "I have the honor to submit the answer of General Pickens to your additional questions; and also a letter from Governor Blount relatively to a post at Bears Creek and goods for the trade of the Choctaws and Chickasaws."
April 24, 1797 Letter to Secretary at War John McKee James McHenry Colonel McKee reports to the Secretary at War regarding activities on the frontier. This report includes mention of the following: the French evacuation of Chickasaw Bluffs, local Indian sentiments, the activities of Baron de Carondelet, and notice of an American spy in the service of the Spaniards.
May 23, 1796 Extract of letter from David Henley to Secretary of War on destruction by Indians and claims for compensation David Henley James McHenry From Knoxville, Henley reports that some Indians during friendly visits to settlements, have destroyed corn. Attibutes this to Choctaws and Chickasaws. He has appointed someone to look into consideration for the damage. Expresses concern that this will invite abuse in claims and bring on more charges against the government.
June 28, 1792 Transporting Goods for the Conference at Nashville William Blount Henry Knox Governor Blount describes the difficulties in transporting the public goods intended for the conference with the Chickasaws and Choctaws at Nashville.
November 28, 1794 Hostile Creek Indians William Blount Henry Knox Governor William Blount of Southwest Territory writes that the Creek Indians "continue to murder" American citizens, "in their houses and fields." Blount believes that the Chickasaws, Choctaws, and Cherokees will readily aid the United States against the Creeks. Blount concludes by writing, "the friendly Cherokees serve as a guard against the hostile Creeks."
April 4, 1798 Discussion of Spanish Evacuation of Natchez and Burning of Walnut Hills Works Constant Freeman James McHenry Constant Freeman reports that Capt. Guion at Natchez has encountered trouble in convincing the Spanish to surrender their works, mentions that he has convinced the Spanish governor to not report on the situation to the Spanish minister in Philadelphia until Guion has had a chance to fulfill the occupation of Natchez. Laments the Choctaws' destruction of the works at Walnut Hills evacuated (by...
December 30, 1785 Report on the proceedings at Treaty of Hopewell Benjamin Hawkins Charles Thomson Hawkins and Pickens report on the treaty proceedings at Hopewell with the Cherokees and Treaty talks with the Creeks. Refers to Creek leader Alexander McGillivray, a half breed with strong connections with the British and Spanish. Regarding Treaty at Hopewell, points out the protests by commissioners from North Carolina and Georgia. Reports on events in December, following Treaty at Hopewell....
August 11, 1792 Proceedings of Governor Blount and the Chickasaws & Choctaws William Blount [not available] A copy of speeches given by the headmen and warriors of the Chickasaw and Choctaw nations and Governor Blount regarding land disputes, boundary lines, and peace. Many maps and boundaries are described.
October 31, 1793 General Indian War May Be Inevitable James Seagrove Henry Knox Seagrove worries that unless the Governor of Georgia does something to prevent Georgians' incursions into Creek towns, a general Indian war will be inevitable. This possibility is even more likely since the Choctaws and Chickasaws have agreed to aid the Creeks in a war against the United States
December 5, 1793 Little Good to the United States John McKee William Blount McKee reports that the Cherokee chiefs have gone to Walnut Hills where deputations from the Creeks, Chickasaws, and Choctaws have agreed to treat with the Spaniards. McKee anticipates little good to the United States from this conference because, although the Spanish government sincerely wants peace, there are other Spaniards who are secretly fomenting acts of hostility by the Indians against the...
1797 Abstract of Warrants drawn to be transmitted to David Henley War Department [not available] Extract of Warrants drawn by the Secretary of War on the Treasurer of United States to be transmitted to David Henley, agent for War Department. Payments for Indian Agent expenses, interpreters.
September 8, 1795 Copy of Letter from David Henley to Oliver Wolcott on Indian Affairs; conduct of militia; commercial dealings with Indians David Henley Oliver Wolcott, Jr. Henley reports that he has forwarded accounts of John Overturn, agent for Indian supplies, has forwarded goods to Chickasaws and Choctaws . Henley is critical of the militia; acting without orders; trying to draw their 25 cents, and instances of misconduct. Henley has clarified militia pay. Abuses commited in the district are great; has confirmed this with affadavits of disinterested persons....
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.
November 14, 1787 Attention to Letter from John Sullivan about Activity on Ohio and Tennessee Henry Knox Josiah Harmar Discusses a congressional resolution and New Orleans treaty. Refers to concern of local inhabitants about closing the Mississippi River. Requests opinion on enclosed letter from John Sullivan, as to if the threat is real, if British agents are involved. Seeks information about the Choctaws and Chickasaws. Seeks tract of land at the north of the Ohio. Questions adequate number of troops and hopes...
April 27, 1792 Letter Citation William Blount [not available] Cited in Blount to Knox, 05/05/1792.