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August 24, 1799 Appointment of Colonel Watts James McHenry Robert Goodloe Harper Writes to Congressman Harper before leaving to Trenton that Colonel Watts has already accepted his appointment, otherwise he would give consideration to his wishes.
January 15, 1787 Mistake in the pay of Dr. Watts John Pierce John White Informs White that a $100 mistake was made in the pay of Dr. Watts, though the name was omitted on the account. Requests that he attempt to convince Watts to return the money.
May 14, 1787 Accounts settled for Captain Watts John Pierce Henry Knox Agreeable to the Secretary at War's request, the Commissioner of Army Accounts has settled the accounts of the corps of Captain John Watts.
April 27, 1787 Discharging of troops John Pierce John Watts Informs Captain John Watts that Congress has discharged the troops of which Watt's corps are a part. Also tells Watts that the Secretary at War has drawn warrants in his favor.
June 17, 1793 Intelligence from the Lower Towns Secretary Smith Major King Smith has written letters to John Watts, Double-head, the Hanging Maw, and Edward Adair and asks Major King to obtain whatever intelligence he can from the Lower towns respecting what they intend to do.
May 14, 1787 Warrants drawn in favor of Captain John Watts John Pierce Joseph Howell Sends warrants drawn in favor of Captain John Watts and which are now paid by Pierce. Will also sent the accounts of the Corps, settled by Pierce and borrowed from the War Office.
May 24, 1787 Captain Watts' account; Mr. Pierce's good health Joseph Howell John Pierce Has seen the papers necessary to the entering of Captain Watts' account. Mrs. Pierce reports that Mr. Pierce is in good health despite the fatigues of the journey; Howell is happy to hear this. Compliments to Mr. Dunscomb.
November 4, 1794 Provisions granted to Indian chief John McKee William Blount Informs Governor William Blount of Southwest Territory that Indian chief Tickagiskee recently arrived at Tellico Block House with about 300 Indians. They requested provisions, which were granted. Writes that Colonel Watts has arrived to negotiate for an exchange of prisoners. Watts has informed him that one or two days before the illegal destruction of the Lower Cherokee towns, Nickajack and...
May 14, 1787 Warrants to be received John Pierce Joseph Howell Informs Joseph Howell that he will receive the warrants drawn in favor of Captain John Watts.
August 16, 1799 Request for Military Appointments Robert Goodloe Harper James McHenry Harper recommends Memereau Walker for a commission in the permanent army. Walker is qualifed to be an infantry officer but would like the artillery for which he is not yet qualifed. Harper himself would like to fill the vacancy left by Colonel Watts on the same terms offered to Dayton.
April 11, 1793 Creeks Never at Peace with Cumberland John Watts William Blount Watts, of the Cherokee Nation, affirms his credibility in warning of the warlike intentions of the Creek Nation against the Cumberland settlements.
April 18, 1793 We All Wish for Peace John Watts William Blount Even though Noon-day was a good man, Watts does not want his murder by whites to interfere with the prospects for peace between the Cherokees and the United States.
September 20, 1794 Letter to Cherokee Chief General James Robertson John Watts Letter from General James Robertson to John Watts, halfbreed chief of the Cherokee Indians. Image not available.
September 15, 1792 Information given by Red Bird, a Cherokee, respecting his nation Red Bird [not available] Recounts Cockran's encounter with hostile Indians, their decision to go to war, and J. Watts acquisition of arms and ammunition. Countered claim that the Glass and Bloody Fellow and John Watts stopped the war party, it was in fact Unanecata who stopped the hostile warriors. Red Bird would inform Maj. Craig if the war party intended on moving against the U.S. after corn was harvested. Note by...
June 17, 1793 Let us punish them for you. Secretary Smith John Watts Smith urges Cherokee chief Watts to forego taking satisfaction against the white men who committed the base act against his people. The President can be relied upon to punish them instead.
April 12, 1791 Examination on the Claims of Various Officers Joseph Howell A.W. Dunscomb The Commissioner of Army Accounts writes on his examination of the claims of Captains Watts and Fisk, along with Lieutenants Clayton and Green.
September 14, 1792 Approved Roads for Travel William Blount Little Turkey the Glass, Bloody Fellow and John Watts have stopped the party of warriors from the five lower towns from waging war against the United States. Blount notified Little Turkey that he would erect block houses in "this district" and in Cumberland for the protection of the white settlers. Advised any Indians traveling to U.S. lands use Maj. Craig's public roads to prevent mistaken identity as...
November 8, 1794 Conference with Cherokee leadership William Blount [not available] Conference between Governor William Blount of Southwest Territory, and several Cherokee representatives: Colonel John Watts of a Lower Cherokee town (Will's town), and Scolacutta (aka, Hanging Maw), along with other Cherokee chiefs. Also present were 400 warriors and several citizens of the United States. Briefly discuss the illegal destruction by Major Ore of the friendly Lower Cherokee towns...
April 21, 1797 Deceptive Plans Regarding Land Purchase William Blount James Carey Secretive plans discussed. Action supported by Indian friends. Location of Chisholm unknown. Land purchase discussed.
February 6, 1793 Minutes of the Conference at Henry's Station William Blount [not available] Minutes of a conference held at Henry's Station on the 6th of February 1793 between Governor Blount and John Watts, the Hanging Maw, Double-head, and many others of the Cherokees--Susanna Spears, interpreter.
September 26, 1792 Information by Governor Blount, respecting the Cherokee Chiefs whose names are mentioned in the narrative given by Richard Finnelson. William Blount [not available] Believed Panton caused J.Watts to go to Pensacola. Additional details about Indian allegiances and those that signed the Treaty of Holston.
April 17, 1793 Letter Citation William Blount John Watts Cited in Blount to Knox, 04/20/1793.
May 16, 1787 Account of Physician John Pierce Henry Knox Encloses the account of the physician who accompanied Captain John Watt's Corps but was omitted by mistake from the previous accounts forwarded.
October 9, 1792 Cherokee Declaration of War Henry Knox William Blount Received letter from Blount which contained proclamation of war on U.S. by the five lower Cherokee towns which is perplexing along with failed negotiations, violence, and leadership of the nations by J. Watts. Advised calling up militia and confining operations to defensive measures until Congress convenes. Requested Blount send an expedition to upper Creek towns to request that their banditti...
April 17, 1793 Forgive and Forget What Has Passed William Blount Hanging Maw Blount apoligizes to the Cherokee chiefs for the death of Noon-day who was killed because he was armed and mistakenly identified as a Creek warrior. Blount hopes that this accidental death will not lead to further bloodshed between the Cherokees and the United States.