Viewing 1–25 of 3,658 documents: "Colonel Hawkins"

Date Title Author Recipient Summary
September 17, 1798 Requests Payment to Benjamin Hawkins Edward Price James McHenry Encloses bill for Colonel Benjamin Hawkins.
August 23, 1799 Approval of the Conduct of Colonel Hawkins John Adams James McHenry Asks McHenry to convey his satisfaction regarding the conduct of Colonel Hawkins.
March 14, 1797 Intoduction to the Chickasaws Benjamin Hawkins Chickasaw Nation of Indians Letter of introduction from Hawkins to the Chickasaws for a Colonel visiting their nation
June 24, 1798 Negotiations Between Hawkins and the Creek Benjamin Hawkins James McHenry A lengthy letter addressing the negotiations between Hawkins and the Creek Indians. The peace belt is also mentioned as well as the introduction of farming and manufacturing.
August 1, 1800 Merchandise Arrived Edward Wright John Harris Notification that merchandise listed on enclosed invoice arrived, excepting kegs of powder. Request to dispose of Negro woman and her children. Account information on Colonel Hawkins.
August 10, 1796 Colonel Hawkins' Report George Washington James McHenry Colonel Benjamin Hawkins has reported to Washington at Mount Vernon on matters related to the Treaty with the Creek Indians and the conduct of the State Commissioners of Georgia and Louisiana. Washington notes that this is not the normal way that business should be brought to him and instructs McHenry to question Hawkins and Mr. Clymar closely on these matters.
[not available] Accounts Edward Price James McHenry Updating account of Colonel Hawkins. Personal opinions and accounts.
July 16, 1798 Settlements on Indian Lands Benjamin Hawkins James McHenry Hawkins has proceeded up the river, along with two commissioners from Georgia, and they are in agreement about his statement. They have found that some families are living on Indian land. Although they seem like decent people, he has told them that they cannot plant crops and that they should like to move come spring.
February 7, 1798 Letter Citation Benjamin Hawkins James McHenry Cited in Hawkins to McHenry, 02/23/1798. Letters between governor and Hawkins outlined and numbered. Hawkins recounted an ambush of U.S. officers, and complaints of white neighbors of Tuskeegee Tustunnagau and other Creek Indians. Tuskeegee put to death after civil trial. Blacksmith's employed by U.S. for the use of the Creek Indians, Hawkins requests ruling on the responsibility of payment.
November 26, 1800 Letter for Colonel Hawkins Samuel Dexter Commanding Officer, Fort Wilkinson Georgia The War Office directs the Commanding Officer at Fort Wilkinson, Georgia to forward a letter to Colonel Benjamin Hawkins.
April 15, 1799 Negotiations Between Hawkins and the Creeks Benjamin Hawkins James McHenry Hawkins outlines the negotiations between Hawkins and the Creeks. Hawkins proposes that the chiefs elect two representative chiefs and ten hunters and guides for each to accompany Hawkins to Pensacola. The Indians are unsure of the plan, but agree to cooperate if a certain chief agrees with the plan. Believes that at this point they are sufficiently informed of the state of things, and that...
October 25, 1800 Receipt of Payment Edward Wright Endorsed to Lieutenant Colonel Henry Gaither [not available] [not available] To Wright a sum of $686.47 in his favor by Benjamin Hawkins endorsed by Wright, United States factor, to Lieutenant Colonel Henry Gaither.
October 25, 1800 Receipt of Payment Edward Wright Endorsed to Lieutenant Colonel Henry Gaither Benjamin Hawkins Samuel Dexter Payment of $1015.98 in favor of Edward Wright, United States Factor by Colonel Benjamin Hawkins, endorsed by Lieutenant Colonel Henry Gaither.
June 2, 1800 Delivery of Goods, Indian Relations Edward Wright John Harris Information on invoices, waggon load of merchandise arrived yesterday. Request for orders on how to act if Indians "become troublesome" following meetings with Colonel Hawkins. Wright is particularly concerned because his family is with him.
December 3, 1799 Forwards Communication for Benjamin Hawkins James McHenry Henry Gaither Requests forward of enclosed packet to Benjamin Hawkins, principal temporary agent for Indian affairs.
April 4, 1798 Enclosed Letter Edward Price James McHenry Enclosed correspondence of Col. Hawkins regarding the personal store of Mr. Bi[annant] on Indian territory.
May 18, 1799 Report of the Chiefs of the Upper and Lower Creeks Benjamin Hawkins [not available] The Indians report to Hawkins that they are going to all of the nations to tell them to assist the men running the boundary line between the United States and Spain. Hawkins approved and offered advice on what to say.
June 22, 1798 Response to Allegations Against Him Benjamin Hawkins James McHenry Hawkins responds to allegations made by Seaborne Jones, that he is partial to the Indians in Georgia. He says that the Commissioners of Georgia and others witnessed his work, and that they sought the opinion of citizens in every county, and that none claimed the diversity of opinion that Jones says has been ignored. He feels that Jones is fabricating his story, and he expects more of a gentleman.
January 26, 1798 William Simmons discusses pay, finance and accounting with James Byers William Simmons James Byers William Simmons discusses Colonel Hawkins' bill in favor of General Pickens with James Byers.
January 12, 1798 Reports Indian Affair; Seeks to Provide Supplies for Indian Agents with Creek Nation Edward Price James McHenry Responds to Col. Hawkins's request about information of the unfortunate affair with Indians on December 22. Forwards a transcript of Hawkins's diary, which he hopes will reveal the destination of the Indians. Has not been able to secure accommodations. Indicates plan to get stipends and supplies to agents between the state of Georgia and the Creek Nation.
August 6, 1797 Plan of Zachariah Cox & Co. for Land Acquisition from the Chickasaws Benjamin Hawkins James McHenry Hawkins summarized Cox's plan to obtain the Tennessee Company's claim from the Chickasaws. He expected Cox had been arrested and would soon be brought to justice.
February 16, 1798 Report on the Property Line in Tennessee Benjamin Hawkins James McHenry Hawkins, Colonel Burns, and Colonel Clements examined and reported on the border line between U.S. property and Indian land, settlers told to move.
November 1, 1799 Peltries to be Shipped Edward Wright John Harris Cover letter for a report from Colonel Hawkins (not found). Expresses hope that a new assistant factor will arrive from Philadelphia. He expects to ship all his skins within the month.
June 24, 1798 Negotiations between Hawkins and Creeks Benjamin Hawkins James McHenry Letter addresses negotiations between Hawkins and Creek Indians. Mentions peace belt and introduction of farming and manufacturing.
March 17, 1798 Explains Accounts for Indian Affairs and Factory Edward Price James McHenry Requests payment to Alex Bilslamb, a Philadelphia merchant. Explains account for Indian affairs south of the Ohio River for 1797. Refers to bills drawn by Col. Hawkins for factory business. Discusses the expense of teams and wagons.