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August 5, 1793 Pickens' Answer to the President's Question Andrew Pickens [not available] General Pickens answers the President's second question respecting troops assigned to the regiments in four states.
July 25, 1793 Information & Opinion Relative to the Creek Indians Henry Knox George Washington "I have the honor to submit the information and opinion of General Pickens relatively to the Creek indians. If there should be any other points on which it would be necessary to request his information or opinion, he will be ready to afford the same."
April 28, 1793 Extract of letter from Andrew Pickens Esquire to General Clarke Andrew Pickens [not available] From Hopewell Georgia, taken from files of W. Urquhart, Pickens gives intelligence report stating Creek Nation with exception of Cussetas, have declared war against the United States. John Galphin and 500 warriors had set out to join the Seminoles and plans to fall on the southern parts of Georgia; but Pickens believes the intent is to make an attack along the frontier of Georgia.
August 5, 1793 Letters from Pickens and Blount Henry Knox George Washington "I have the honor to submit the answer of General Pickens to your additional questions; and also a letter from Governor Blount relatively to a post at Bears Creek and goods for the trade of the Choctaws and Chickasaws."
March 3, 1796 Letter from James McHenry to Andrew Pickens regarding the Creek Nation James McHenry Andrew Pickens Secretary of War James McHenry writes Major General Andrew Pickens on Pickens' recent appointment as commissioner. As commissioner, McHenry writes, Pickens will work in conjunction with George Clymer and Benjamin Hawkins on establishing a treaty with the Creek Nation.
September 6, 1794 Letter from Andrew Pickens to Henry Knox on the troops and militia Andrew Pickens Henry Knox Letter from Major General Andrew Pickens to Secretary of War Henry Knox on the concentration of troops and the militia on the southern frontier.
September 23, 1789 Arrival of Mr. Griffin and initiation of treaty talks Commissioners for Indian Affairs in Southern Department Alexander McGillivray Commissioners inform that Mr. Griffin arrived and the three are preparing communications for the next day. General Lincoln and General Pickens will attend this forenoon at the black drink. Indians wish to receive talks on west side of Oconee River. Commissioners agree in order to take away all cause of jealousy.
February 7, 1798 Letter from James McHenry to Andrew Pickens regarding expenses for marking the Cherokee boundary James McHenry Andrew Pickens Secretary of War James McHenry informs Major General Andrew Pickens that he has forwarded $2,000 to deposit in the Branch Bank of Charleston for Pickens to use in order to cover the expenses for properly marking the boundary between the United States and Cherokee Nation.
February 2, 1797 List of Indian treaties between 1786-1796 War Department Andrew Pickens A list provided to Major General Andrew Pickens of the four major Indian treaties signed between 1786 and 1796.
September 18, 1789 Request to keep Indians together in preparation for treaty talks Commissioners for Indian Affairs in Southern Department Andrew Pickens Commissioners honored by receipt of letter addressed on 16 August. They are astonished at the information from Pickens and Osborne, which is diametrically contrary to ideas of Governor of Georgia. Ask that Pickens and Osborne continue to keep Indians together and ask that they forward accompanying letter to Alexander McGillivray.
June 27, 1794 Letter from Henry Knox to Andrew Pickens on peace with the Cherokee Henry Knox Andrew Pickens Knox expresses satisfaction at the peace that has been established with the Cherokee, but is also concerned that "lawless whites" might ruin the peace with "mischief on the frontiers". Knox asks Pickens to inspire confidence among the Cherokee that they will receive protection from the United States.
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.
December 23, 1797 Letter Citation James Byers William Simmons Cited in Simmons to Byers, 01/26/1798. William Simmons discusses Colonel Hawkins' bill in favor of General Pickens with James Byers.
April 28, 1793 Creeks Have Declared War Andrew Pickens General Clarke Pickens states that the Creeks have declared war on the United States and that John Galphin has moved to join the Seminoles.
October 14, 1797 Cited letter or document, Andrew Pickens to James McHenry Andrew Pickens James McHenry Letter, CITATION Only. Cited in McHenry to Pickens, 02/07/1798.
May 15, 1792 Letter Citation Andrew Pickens Henry Knox Cited in Knox to Pickens, 08/15/1792.
August 7, 1793 Peace with the Creeks & Cherokees Henry Knox George Washington "I have the honor to submit to your consideration two questions relative to the preservation of the peace with the Creeks and Cherokees and the answers thereto by Governor Blount and General Pickens--the latter declines forming an estimate but the Governor will do it alone--"
April 10, 1795 Report on efforts of Indian Commissioners [not available] [not available] A report that mentions the names of Benjamin Hawkins, Federal Commissioner (Indian Treaties), General Winchester, and General Andrew Pickens. The author reports on the difficulty of managing the designs of settlers, who are building boats and planning to take possession of Muscle Shoals. Mr. Gordon has been found to be a reliable worker and is given a favorable recommendation. The author...
May 27, 1786 Knox transmits Award to Colonel Pickens for actions at Cowpens Henry Knox Andrew Pickens Sword given to Pickens for service in the military, bravery, and patriotism.
December 18, 1795 Resolution of the South Carolina Legislature Regarding the Fontier South Carolina Legislature [not available] South Carolina's legislature passes a resolution supporting the placement of troops under Major General Andrew Pickens in order to insure protection on the frontier.
September 20, 1796 Account of Andrew Pickens, Commissioner for negotiating a treaty with the Creek Nation of Indians William Simmons James McHenry Simmons certifies that $396 is due Andrew Pickens, Commissioner for negotiating a treaty with the Creek Nation of Indians, being the balance of his compensation and expenses from May 13 to July 22, 1796, payable to William Richards.
May 16, 1792 Indian Provocations and Hostilities William Blount Henry Knox Despite hopes for peace, Governor William Blount of Southwest Territory sends Knox a letter describing the murder of two young boys by Indians and an extract from General Pickens referring to murders and horse stealing by young Indian warriors that are provoking the frontier settlers. Blount believes that the murder of the boys was by southern Indians since northern tribes rarely venture so far...
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.
June 16, 1796 Indian Negotiations Benjamin Hawkins James McHenry Enclosed correspondence b/w Hawkins, Clymer, Pickens, and Commissioners of Georgia. Negotiations with Indians began the previous day, large number of representatives present at council. Chiefs have confidence in the justice of "our Government."
April 21, 1792 Exert Your Influence Over the Southern Indians Henry Knox Andrew Pickens Knox asks Brigadier General Andrew Pickens to be present at the treaty to be held at Nashville with several of the southern Indian tribes. Pickens is known for his influence with these tribes and may be successful in convincing them to join in the campaign against the northern Indians.