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September 3, 1790 Expresses Concern about Expedition; Encourages Participation of Col.s Logan and Shelby Henry Knox Josiah Harmar Expresses concern about tension between militia and troops regarding the expedition. Encourages participation of Colonel Logan and Colonel Shelby to influence the militia.
November 3, 1794 Illegal attack on Cherokees William Blount M'Clellan Order from Governor William Blount of Southwest Territory to Sergeant McClellan, regarding General Logan's illegal invasion of Lower Cherokee towns, who are allies of the United States. Sergeant McClellan is ordered to intercept General Logan before he arrives at the Tennessee River. Upon finding the General, he will deliver a letter ordering him to stop.
February 10, 1796 Certification of payment; Scouts of Logan County Kentucky William Simmons [not available] Simmons certifies payment of $103.34 to the Scouts of Logan County Kentucky for pay and services from 23 April to 23 June 1795 per certificate of Governor Shelby.
February 10, 1796 Pay of the Scouts of Logan County Kentucky William Simmons James McHenry Simmons certifies that $103.34 is due the Scouts of Logan County Kentucky, being their pay for April 23 to June 23, 1795.
November 15, 1794 John Logan's Lead Richard Parker Samuel Hodgdon Seems to discuss John Logan and his lead.
November 1, 1794 Enclosed letters on the Lower Cherokees William Blount General James Robertson William Blount, Governor of Southwest Territory, encloses copies of his letters to Colonel Whitley and General Benjamin Logan, regarding the illegal attacks on Lower Cherokee towns. The governor is quite upset about these rogue actions, as the Cherokee - and in particular, their principal chief Double-head - are in a state of peace with the United States.
March 5, 1784 Pay Transfer Samuel L. Logan John Pierce Order to transfer pay due to Logan to another officer
May 28, 1796 Pay of John & David McElmurry, Scouts of Logan County Kentucky William Simmons James McHenry Simmons certifies that $101.66 is due John and David McElmurry, Scouts of Logan County Kentucky, being their pay for protecting the frontier of that county from July 29 to Sept. 27, 1794.
September 3, 1790 Ordering out of scouts John Logan [not available] Logan orders out scouts for the Lincoln County Kentucky. Outlines their pay and method of payment.
November 1, 1794 Illegal attack on Lower Cherokee towns William Blount Colonel Whitley Governor William Blount of Southwest Territory discusses General Benjamin Logan's illegal invasion of Lower Cherokee towns, who are at peace with the United States. Blount calls this action an "illegal and unauthorized enterprise," states that "he has no legal authority for so doing." Blount claims that his "feelings of humanity" should compel him to desist.
November 9, 1794 Hostile Indians on frontier William Winchester William Blount Colonel Winchester writes Governor William Blount of Southwest Territory, beginning his letter by stating: "The Indians continue their depredations as usual." One individual (Evan Watkins) was shot and scalped, with a tomahawk sticking in his skull. Frontier folk in the region are complaining: "They say, if Congress knew their deplorable situation, and have the feelings of men, they would not...
November 3, 1794 Illegal attack on Cherokees William Blount Henry Knox William Blount, Governor of Southwest Territory, encloses a copy of his letter to Lower Cherokee chief Double-head, to Secretary Knox. General Logan of Kentucky is planning an illegal attack on the Cherokees, who are allies of the United States.
November 16, 1794 Aggression by Creek Indians William Blount Henry Knox Governor William Blount of Southwest Territory writes the Secretary of War, enclosing letters on hostilities by Indians in the region. The recent murders in the region will prove, Blount believes, to have been committed by the Creeks. "I consider war with the Creeks unavoidable, and my hope of peace with the Cherokees is not abated, but increased." This latter point is due to General Benjamin...
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.
September 10, 1790 Certificate of four scouts of Lincoln County Kentucky John Logan [not available] Scouts came before Logan as Justice of peace. Are of full age and made oath to serve as Scouts in Lincoln County Kentucky;
August 24, 1797 [Uniforms for the United States Navy] James McHenry [not available] [possibly a journal entry] Noted visit of Mary Logan and other visitor. Discussed the "coloured gentry". Attached newspaper article pertaining to riot in town.
November 3, 1794 Illegal attack on Cherokees William Blount M'Clellan Governor William Blount of Southwest Territory orders Sergeant McClellan to immediately intercept General Logan and his illegal attack on the Lower Cherokees.
November 15, 1786 On the Killing of Shawanese King Melanthy, General Clarke's Expedition, Surveying Josiah Harmar Henry Knox Colonel Logan's expedition burned seven Shawanese towns, took scalps and prisoners. Melanthy, the Shawanese King, was killed. Harmar laments that he was a friend of United States. There are reports that 400 men have deserted from General Clarke's expedition. Surveying business with Captain Hutchins goes on, but accompanying troops are ill equipped for winter operations. Requests new clothing.
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.
October 18, 1796 Pay of George Moore & Richard Glover William Simmons James McHenry Simmons certifies that $153.36 is due George Moore and Richard Glover, spies ordered into service by Governor Isaac Shelby of Kentucky, being their pay for protecting the frontier of Logan County from March through May 1796.
November 1, 1794 Illegal attack on Cherokee William Blount Double-head Letter from William Blount, Governor of Southwest Territory, to Double-head, Chief of the Lower Cherokees. Blount warns Double-head that General Logan of Kentucky has raised a "large army of volunteers, unauthorized by Government, to invade and destroy the Lower Cherokee towns." General Logan's reasoning behind the illegal attack is that the Lower towns have provoked violence on the frontier, and...
March 7, 1800 Cited letter or document, Sheldon Logan to John Jacob Rivardi Sheldon Logan John Jacob Rivardi Letter, Citation only
May 9, 1793 Invasion of the Creeks William Blount Henry Knox Blount discusses the measures he has taken to relieve the district of Mero as its inhabitants face the prospect of an invasion by the Creeks. The Cherokees appear to be disposed toward peace but still have not decided whether to accept the President's invitation to visit Philadelphia.
September 2, 1790 Campaign Against Wabash Indians Henry Knox Beverley Randolph St. Clair's plan for campaign against Wabash approved by President, all materials afforded. Jealousy among militia and regular troops and consequences outlined. It is thought proper for political reasons to give the expedition the appearance of being leveled at the Shawanese.
June 23, 1791 Letter Citation Harry Innes Henry Knox Cited in Knox to Innes, Shelby, and Logan, 06/30/1791.