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December 2, 1799 Discussion of Accounts with Foster, General Robertson and Wolf's Friend James McHenry William Simmons Encloses accounts for supplies for A. Foster, General Robertson, and Wolf's Friend, with questions about General Robertson's authority to authorize expenses. Encloses copy of letter from General Wilkinson
April 22, 1792 Robertson Temporary Agent Henry Knox William Blount Mentioned President approving General Robertson as temporary agent for Chickasaws. Discussed conciliatory actions between Chocktaws and Chickasaws.
January 20, 1795 Important Letter from Gen. Robertson Forwarded William Blount Timothy Pickering Received urgent letter from Gen. Robertson, felt it contained important information that Sec. of War must read; forwarded letter express. Pickering enclosed his answers to Gen. Robertson.
November 22, 1794 Enclosed order to General Robertson William Blount Henry Knox Governor William Blount of Southwest Territory encloses a copy of his order to General James Robertson, and states that adequate degrees of protection are being afforded to the Mero District.
April 11, 1794 Howitzers for General Robertson at Nashville Henry Knox Samuel Hodgdon Hodgdon is ordered to have six 3 & 1/2 inch iron howitzers, with ammunition for 100 rounds for each piece including 25 grape or case shot, transported to Fort Pitt and then sent down the Ohio to General Robertson at Nashville.
June 4, 1799 Account of Elijah Robertson Not Paid David Henley Nathan Jones Henley forwards the account of Elijah Robertson with an extract of a letter explaining why the account was not paid.
February 13, 1795 Letter from Gov. Blount Timothy Pickering George Washington "The Secretary respectfully lays before the President of the United States a letter from Governor Blount this momenet received by Express, with Gen. Robertson's letter of the 13th of January & the Governor's answer. Gen. Robertson's letter of Jany 9th mentioned by the Governor is his answer to the General was not enclosed."
May 17, 1794 Supplies for New Posts Samuel Hodgdon Isaac Craig Forward howitzers and grape shot to Nashville for General Robertson who will establish posts in the West.
November 22, 1797 Cited letter or document, William Winchester to General James Robertson William Winchester General James Robertson Letter, CITATION Only. Cited in McHenry to Robertson, 12/12/1799.
April 29, 1793 Large Army of Creeks Coming Against This Nation Piamingo General Robertson Piamingo alerts General Robertson that his Chickasaws will soon be attacked by a Creek army. He hopes that the general will recall past promises of assistance to his nation in dire circumstances such as these.
November 22, 1794 Protection of the Mero District William Blount General James Robertson Governor William Blount of Southwest Territory writes Brigadier General James Robertson on the degree of protection for the Mero District. Discusses the militia to be in service. Also requests that Robertson report any murders or thefts by hostile Indians on the frontier.
April 16, 1794 Attaching Chickasaws to the United States General James Robertson Anthony Wayne Robertson has engaged Robert Thompson, a Chickasaw who speaks some English, to accompany the three Chickasaw warriors who will visit Wayne's camp. Their nation is powerful and it will be useful to attach them to the interests of the United States. They want good guns to go to war with but will return them when the campaign is over. Robertson's brother Elijah will pilot them as far as Governor...
December 3, 1799 Certification of payment; Anthony Foster, for supplies furnished and payments made by order of Brigadier General Robertson to Wolf’s Friend (Indian) William Simmons James McHenry Certification of payment; $287.65 to Anthony Foster, for supplies furnished and payments made by order of Brigadier General Robertson to Wolf’s Friend (Indian), while enroute to the seat of government.
June 23, 1796 Extract of letter from Secretary of War to David Henley on claims and compensation for Indian damage James McHenry David Henley William Simmons addresses compensation for damage committed by Indians. He refers to the act to regulate trade and intercourse with Indian tribes and to preserve peace on the frontiers. Discusses claim by General Robertson for a quantity of corn claimed destroyed by Choctaw and Chickasaws at General Robertson's house. Simmons states that a deduction should be taken from annual amount given to...
April 1, 1794 Report on accounts; duties as Muster Master, and lack of free time due to work Colonel Robert Hays David Henley Discusses accounts and pay as a muster master. Laments how busy he is; cannot devote a day in a month to private business. Mentions muster rolls and procedures. Indians have done a good deal of mischief. Mentions the matter of settlements and General Robertson.
October 1, 1794 Army of Creek Indians John Easten General James Robertson Transmits to General Robertson a copy of a letter from Doctor R.J. Waters relative to an army of Creeks coming against the Southwest Territory.
June 6, 1795 Certificate of Jailer Nicholas Robertson Refering to the Escape of James Chamber. Nicholas Robertson [not available] Certificate, Nicholas Robertson's report regarding James Chambers escape from jail.
September 22, 1794 Massacre of Indians in Tennessee William Blount Henry Knox Governor William Blount of Southwest Territory (Tennessee) writes that he has been informed of a detachment of the militia of Mero district, by order of General James Robertson, has lately pursued the trail of a party of Indians to the Tennessee River. The militia then crossed over and destroyed the towns of Nickajack and Running Water, killing upwards of 50 Indians and carrying away twenty...
July 12, 1795 Spanish at Chickasaw Bluff William Glover General James Robertson Extract of letter from William Glover to General James Robertson concerning the Spanish Governor erecting a fort in the Chickasaw region.
November 7, 1794 Southwest Indian relations General James Robertson William Blount General James Robertson tells Governor William Blount of Southwest Territory that he does not believe that any enemy Indians are in or around settlements, although some have taken off with horses. His son, Jonathan, had his horse stolen. According to the Chickasaws, the Indians lately on the borders of the white settlements have been Creeks.
October 2, 1794 Letter Citation William Blount General James Robertson Cited in Robertson to Blount, 10/08/1794.
November 8, 1794 Aggression by Creek Indians General James Robertson William Blount General Robertson comments on the murder of Colonel Isaac Fitzworth and his family by Creek Indians, along the waters of Red River. Seven persons total were killed and scalped. This, along with other expressions of aggression, "proves the information given us by the Chickasaws, that the Creeks had declared publicly their intensions of distressing this district, or, if able, to extirpate it...
October 8, 1794 Letter to the Governor of Southwest Territory General James Robertson William Blount General James Robertson writes the Governor of Southwest Territory, William Blount. Robertson encloses a copy of his order to Major Ore, and offers details about relations with the Creek, Cherokee, and Chickasaw Indians.
September 19, 1794 Additional woodsmen requested Thomas Doyle General James Robertson Major Thomas Doyle, commanding officer at Fort Massac, informs General James Robertson that several men at his garrison are sick, and so he is unable to track the movements of the Indians in his quarter, which requires about "fifteen or twenty woodsmen." Requests that he sends a sufficient number for a few weeks, arguing that "it is for the public good."
September 6, 1794 Campaign against Creeks and Cherokees General Robertson Major Ore General Robertson informs Major Ore that he is to defend the district of Mero against a large party of Creeks and Cherokees of the Lower towns. Ordered to "destroy the Lower Cherokee towns... taking care to spare women and children, and to treat all prisoners, who may fall into your hands, with humanity, and thereby teach those savages to spare the citizens of the United States, under similar...