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Date Title Author Recipient Summary
November 25, 1792 Letter from General Sevier Henry Knox Tobias Lear "Be so good after the President shall have perused the enclosed letter from General Sevier, to return it as it will be requisite for me to acknowledge its receipt."
November 25, 1792 Disposition of the Creek Nation Tobias Lear Henry Knox Knox is directed by the President to inform General Sevier that his assessment of the disposition of the Creek Nation is very different from that of the Superintendent of Indians Affairs in the southern region.
January 27, 1797 Closing of Sevier's account William Simmons John Sevier Requests that Brigadier General Sevier provide his account and vouchers for monies received from the War Office so that Simmons can close his account.
February 28, 1793 Letters from Blount and Sevier Henry Knox Tobias Lear "I enclose you a copy of the President's note of this morning and also two letters from Governor Blount--one dated the 24th of January and the other the 1st of February and also a letter from General Sevier of the 6th of February 1793."
October 18, 1793 Reconciliation with the Cherokees William Blount Henry Knox Blount observes that, except through Seneca, communications with the Cherokees have been cut off since General Sevier's march into the nation. He has dispatched John McKee to collect information from that quarter but it appears that reconciliation with the Cherokees is not probable until a general pacification has occurred among all the nations.
July 31, 1793 Letter Citation William Blount Unknown Recipient "In case of war with the Cherokees as well as the Creeks, General Sevier is a fit character to command that part of the force which be employed against the Cherokees."
April 1, 1797 Account of John Sevier John Sevier William Simmons Sevier discusses his account and assures Simmons that he will send his papers by safe conveyance as soon as it's feasible.
April 16, 1792 Account of the Monies Put into the Hands of General Sevier David Allison Joseph Howell Howell encloses an account of the monies put into the hands of General Sevier for the use of the militia of the territory south of the Ohio.
April 18, 1792 Statement of the Monies Paid to General Sevier Joseph Howell Henry Knox Allison presents Howell with a statement of the monies which he believed were paid by General Sevier to the forces from the territory south of the Ohio, including the sums allegedly paid to the contractors.
September 18, 1798 Protecting the Interests of the General Government John Sevier James McHenry Govenor Sevier assures McHenry that neither Zacharia Coxe nor anyone else would be permitted to make settlements unless permitted to do so by the General Government.
October 28, 1793 Report on Indian Activity William Blount Henry Knox Blount reports on General Sevier's pursuit of the Indians who murdered a frontier family and Blount's attempt to communicate with the Cherokees. Presently there are no major actions by the Indians but still many minor ones except for the massacre of Mrs. Lewis and her children in Greasy Cove, an area previously thought to be safe.
October 12, 1793 Long Sufferings of the People William Blount Henry Knox Blount reports that a large body of Indians has invaded the district of Washington resulting in losses of life and property. General Sevier has been ordered to pursue the invaders and perhaps ease the long sufferings of the people of the district.
August 13, 1796 Peace on Frontier James McHenry John Sever Views of Sevier in line with those proposed by Congress and the President for seeking peace among the frontier inhabitants. Mentions militia.
August 31, 1793 Irregular Design of Invading Indians Daniel Smith Henry Knox Smith views a local Indian attack in which two men were killed as evidence of an imminent general Indian invasion of the district. He has recommended that General Sevier take command of the armed resistance against the Indians since they are intimidated by him.
November 12, 1794 Massacre committed by group of Indians John Easten General James Robertson Describes a vicious attack by a group of 12 or 15 hostile Indians, on the house of Colonel John Sevier. Sevier attempted to defend his house, but the Indians "cruelly slaughtered all around him," killing three of Sevier's children. Charles Snyder, along with two other "small children" were killed. "Some scalped and barbarously cut to pieces; some tomahawked very inhumanly, and the poor helpless...
December 22, 1798 Letter Citation James McHenry John Sevier Cited in Sevier to McHenry, 01/22/1799.
January 17, 1797 Cited letter or document, John Sevier to James McHenry John Sevier James McHenry Letter, CITATION only. Cited in McHenry to Sevier, 04/20/1797.
March 24, 1796 Cited Document John Sevier James McHenry Cited in McHenry to Sevier, 04/20/1797
January 27, 1797 Letter Citation William Simmons John Sevier Cited in Sevier to Simmons, 04/01/1797.
July 23, 1796 Cited Document James McHenry John Sevier CITATION only. Sevier to McHenry, 08/15/1796.
June 4, 1797 Letter Citation John Sevier James McHenry Cited in McHenry to Sevier, 07/11/1797.
May 26, 1791 Infestation of Predatory Indians, Etc. Henry Knox Arthur St. Clair The western frontier of Pennsylvania is infested with Indians but the arrival of troops should push them further west. Although there is a deficiency of regular troops that same is not true of levies. It is hoped that the battalion being raised by General Sevier will be at Fort Washington by early July.
January 15, 1789 Report of Talks with Hanging Maw of Cherokees and Plunder by John Sevier Joseph Martin Henry Knox Reports that some Indians retreated to his plantation in South Carolina in order to escape Mr. Sevier. Martin met with Hanging Maw, Cherokee Chief and reports that he wished to settle all quarrels and will go to his nation to put a stop to war. Martin reports that later he was attacked by party of Creek Indians on his plantation in Georgia. Reports on acts of plunder by Sevier, which was allayed...
September 5, 1797 Discussion of Cherokee Boundary James McHenry General Noailles Received letter; introduced Governor Sevier. Discussion of Cherokee boundaries and the prevention of intruders on their land.
November 12, 1794 Indian attack on women and children Anthony Crutcher William Crutcher Anthony Crutcher informs his brother William: "Yesterday I was a spectator to the most tragical scene that ever I saw in my life. The Indians made an attack on Colonel [John] Sevier's station, killed Snyder, his wife, and child, one of Colonel Sevier's children, and another wounded and scalped, which must die." Colonel Sevier himself was defending his house and wife. "It is impossible to...