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October 20, 1794 Letter to the Governor of Southwest Territory Double-head William Blount Letter from Double Head of an Indian tribe in Tennessee, to Governor William Blount of the Southwest Territory. These particular Indians have friendly relations with the United States and insult the Creek Indians in the letter. Double Head writes that his people are desirous of hunting, but fear whites on the frontier who may harm them.
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...
June 15, 1793 Living in Gores of Blood Double-head Secretary Smith Double-head demands an explanation for the recent attack on the Cherokees that resulted in nine deaths.
June 3, 1793 Cherokee Chiefs Not Going to Congress Soon, Etc. John McKee William Blount Major King reports that Double-head,Otter-lifter, and other Cherokee chiefs are not disposed at this time to travel to Philadelphia to meet with the Congress.
June 17, 1793 I want to redress your wrongs. Secretary Smith Double-head Smith assures Double-head that the wrongs committed against the Cherokees will be redressed if they will only delay seeking satisfaction themselves.
August 31, 1792 Report on conference with Cherokees William Blount Henry Knox Governor William Blount of Southwest Territory reports on a conference with the Cherokee. The Cherokees have expressed a desire for peace and friendship. Those who commit depredations deserve punishment, however, writes Blount. Mentions Double Head's presence at the conference. Also encloses a list of those killed, wounded and made prisoners.
August 28, 1799 Reports Talks with Indians, Request to Hoist American Flag David Henley James McHenry Requests funds for April-June to pay the army. Reports business with Double Head and other chiefs regarding horse theft. He and Colonel Butler will hold Indian talks. The Indians have requested a U.S. flag to be hoisted at their dance.
October 29, 1794 Correspondence with Cherokee chief William Blount Double-head William Blount, Governor of Southwest Territory, responds to Double-Head, Chief of the Cherokee, about various questions. Double-Head has asked if his people go hunting, if they may be safe from hostile whites on the frontier. Blount assures him that the whites will not hurt his people. But warns him that it is difficult for frontiersmen to distinguish between Creeks and Cherokees, and since the...
August 31, 1799 Reports Arrival of Indian Goods; Requests Indians Stop Stealing Horses David Henley Bloody Fellow Reports a pleasant meeting with Double Head, Sechochee, and Colonel Butler. Expresses regret for not attending the last dance, but had too much business. The Indian goods have arrived and will keep their women and children warm. Asks them to stop their bad young men from stealing horses.
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.
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.
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.
January 23, 1800 Rules on Double Rations John Steele William Simmons Enclosed letter addressed Secretary of War's opinion on uniform rules in allowing double rations and what to do when the request for double rations is questionable.
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.
January 23, 1800 Double Rations John Steele Caleb Swan Steele encloses a copy of a letter to the Secretary of War regarding the Treasury Department's opinion on issue of double rations.
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.
September 4, 1799 Reports Indian Talks, Request for American Flag David Henley James McHenry Reports recent meeting with Double Head and another Cherokee chief with himself and Colonel Butler. The Cherokee nation promises to stop plundering and to live in friendly terms with the whites. The Indians complained of the high prices of their supplies, due to the European war, according to Butler. Referred to the law of 26 June 1794 regulating trade. Reports account drawn up for John Chisolm...
March 1, 1800 Dispensing Double Rations Alexander Hamilton James McHenry Issue of double rations for officers with multiple posts under their authority addressed by the Paymaster in the enclosed letter. Hamilton believed that those commanding multiple posts should received additional supplies.
May 20, 1800 Rules Regarding Double Rations William Simmons Caleb Swan After examination of accounts submitted by Swan, Simmons noted that double rations are only allowed to officers commanding separate posts. In the case of Brig. Gen. Wilkerson, when he ceased to be commander in chief, he lost the privilege of double rations therefore a deduction from the accounts submitted was made. Secretary of War was written for a decision on the subject and his private...
December 23, 1797 Request for Double Rations with Supporting Documentation David Hale William Simmons Hale supported his request for double rations, included certificate requested by Simmons. Discussed wording of Act pertaining to allocations of rations. Cited Lieut. Marschalk and Capt. Miller as receiving double rations.
August 21, 1800 Double Rations for Officers Solution William Simmons Thomas Butler Simmons related decision on double rations given to officers by the Secretary of War.
September 28, 1799 Seeks Information about Double Posts in South Carolina James McHenry William Simmons Expresses concern about officers drawing double rations in Charleston, SC. Seeks list of officers. Refers to transition of posts, but requests information on which posts are double posts.
March 3, 1800 Defense of Double Rations William Simmons Daniel Jackson Simmons received Jackson's rationale for double rations but decision on allowance amount provided by law does not rest with Simmons. Simmons suggested Jackson state his case with the Secretary of War.
May 18, 1800 Request for Decision on Case of Double Rations William Simmons James McHenry Simmons sent second letter requesting decision on case of double rations issued an officer, Brigadier General Wilkinson.
March 21, 1800 Major Buell's Charge for Double Rations Alexander Hamilton James McHenry Hamilton states that Major Buell's charge for double rations is irregular since his post is part of the fortifications of Detroit and cannot be called a distinct post. This case is different from that of officers whose districts contain a number of independent fortresses. Col. Strong appears to be the one entitled to double rations. The excess that Maj. Buell has received should be charged...