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November 19, 1791 Treaty of Protection Henry Knox William Blount United States provides protection to the undersigned Creeks.
August 7, 1790 Treaty at New York with the Creek Nation Henry Knox [not available] Treaty between the United States and Creek Nation. A clear boundary is established and the Creeks cede all land to the north and east of the boundary in exchange for an annual sum of $1,500 paid by the United States government to the Creek Nation. The Creeks agree to release all prisoners and the United States government permits the Creek Nation to punish any U.S. citizen who trespasses onto...
September 8, 1791 Support for the Surveyors Henry Knox Richard Call Knox has designated Joseph Ellicott and his brother Andrew as the surveyors who will run the line between the United States and the Creek Nation of Indians. Major Call and his troops are ordered to provide support to the surveyors.
May 9, 1794 Indian nations in Georgia Constant Freeman Henry Knox Letter from Constant Freemn, agent for the Department of War in Georgia, regarding various Indian nations in that reason.
August 7, 1791 Message to Creek Indian Chiefs Henry Knox Creek Chiefs Secretary Knox offers protection for the Creek Nation by United States if the Creeks will not hold treaties with other states or Indian Nations. Negotiates release of prisoners and Negros under Creek confines.
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.
July 1, 1796 Indian affairs and treaties Benjamin Hawkins James McHenry General Superintendent of Indian Affairs Benjamin Hawkins describes the Treaty of New York of 1790, the Creek Nation, Indian boundaries, and murders on the frontier.
December 5, 1796 Transporting Stores to Pittsburgh Elias Langham Samuel Hodgdon Langham has drawn $500 in favor of William Davidson & Company to be charged in the expense of transporting the stores from Shepherds Town to Pittsburgh. The articles will be shipped in boxes suitable for carrying them safely over the mountain. Should they blocked on the mountain by heavy snow, their fees will be paid for the time they cannont travel.
September 8, 1791 Carrying the Treaty into Effect Henry Knox Alexander McGillivray Knox informs McGillivray, a Creek headman and interpreter, that Andrew Ellicott will be surveying the boundary line until his brother Joseph can join him. Since the boundary was established by the Treaty of New York, it is hoped that the Creeks will cooperate in drawing the line and will assist in maintaining peace on the southwestern frontier.
January 23, 1800 Making Terms With Deserters and Double Rations Charles Cotesworth Pinckney Alexander Hamilton Pinckney expressed his determination in not making terms with deserters until they deliver themselves up. Letter noted, "there are currently three skulking on the Allegheney Mountain" who contacted him but he would do nothing until they come in. Enclosed letter from Freeman which pertained to double rations.
April 2, 1791 Dealing with Discrepancies in Treaties Signed with the Creeks and Cherokees Henry Knox Ralph Izard Knox thanks Izard for communicating General Pinckney's observations regarding the boundary between the Creeks and the Cherokees. Knox states that from Pinckney's observations it would seem that the treaty gave the Creeks a right to lands which were clearly in the possession of the Cherokees, and that the boundary between the two Indian tribes was clearly established and known. However, the...
June 17, 1793 Letter Citation Mountain Leaders General James Robertson Cited in Smith to Knox, 09/27/1793.
February 2, 1797 Appointment of Commissioners to Survey U.S. Boundary with Creeks, Chickasaws & Cherokees James McHenry Commissioners for Surveying of Indian Boundaries, 1797 Appoints 3 men as commissioners, and records the boundaries with each Indian nation as stipulated in respective treaties with them. Advises them to make sure they try their hardest to reconcile the Indians to the outcome of the boundary survey. Addresses the informing of Georgia and the Indian nations of the period the boundary will be run, the permanent marking of the border and the employment...
October 2, 1798 Treaty with the Cherokee Nation of Indians Thomas Butler [not available] Articles of a Treaty between the United States and the Cherokee Indians.
September 15, 1792 Letter Citation William Blount Henry Knox Enclosed copies of letters from Esquaka (aka Bloody Fellow) and the Glass sent from Lookout Mountain Town notifying U.S. that they successfully deterred the young warriors from waging war against U.S. Information regarding the shooting of W. Cockran and the deaths of two Gillaspies. Some militia will remain on duty to protect against small groups of hostile Cherokees and Creeks.
November 18, 1793 Extremely Dangerous for Me to Go John McKee William Blount Because of the bloody turmoil on the southwestern frontier resulting in depredations by Georgians and Indians, McKee has been warned by traders that it would be extremely hazardous for him to proceed into Indian country.
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...
September 27, 1793 Frontiers are Infested with Indians Daniel Smith Henry Knox Smith reports on the sufferings of the inhabitants of the southwestern frontier. He notes that the Chickasaw head-man Mountain Leader intends to visit the President. The Cherokees are committing frequent depredations including the slaughter of an entire family of thirteen. The Indians are so bold as to be reconnoitering General Sevier's movements and his camp.
June 29, 1796 Treaty at Colerain with the Creek Nation [not available] [not available] Treaty between the United States and the Creek Nation, establishing clear boundaries. The Creeks agree to release all prisoners and annex a portion of their land to the U.S. government. The United States, in return for the Creeks allowing the government to establish trading and military posts on their lands, will allot goods to the value of $6,000 and two blacksmiths to be employed for the Creek...
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...
November 10, 1794 Relations with Cherokee Indians William Blount Henry Knox Letter from Governor William Blount of Southwest Territory to Secretary Henry Knox, regarding relations with Indians in the region. Blount desires to maintain peace with the Cherokee Indians, especially considering the hostility experienced with the Creek Nation. One point of hostility with the Cherokee has been horse stealing, and so the governor has ordered citizens to not buy horses from...
November 23, 1785 Preliminary Speeches by Cherokee Headmen at Treaty of Hopewell [not available] [not available] Tassel of Chota. Refers to red people as the original people of the the land. Presents beads as confirmation of friendship. Refers to encroachment by whites on indian land. Recalls past treaties, then introduces War Woman of Chota, who says she is fond of hearing of peace. The commissioners ask for the boundary lines and Tassel agrees to provide it the following day. Unsuckanail, of New Cusse...
August 27, 1790 Instructions to Governor Blount Regarding the Treaty of Holston Henry Knox William Blount Henry Knox instructs Governor Blount on the President's policies on Indian affairs in the territory south of the Ohio River, especially regarding the Cherokee Indians. He also requests that Blount renegotiate the geographical boundaries of the treaty, and provides detailed instructions on the desired results. He tells Blount about the attack on Major Doughty's party by a small band of Indians,...
November 26, 1793 Flagitious Acts Against Peaceable Indians John McKee William Blount McKee warns that if despicable acts, such as that committed recently against a peaceable Indian, go unpunished, any attempts toward a re-establishment of peace will be in vain.
September 13, 1792 Notification of Divide in Cherokee Nation John Sevier William Blount Sevier invited to join council held in Cherokee nation in town of Chota. At council Sevier was notified that the five lower towns had declared war on United States, J. Watts heads party. Hostile Indians plan on attacking frontier settlements. Assurances that every other part of the Cherokee nation is happily at peace with United States. Special note on Indian town names and names of chiefs...