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Date Title Author Recipient Summary
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.
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."
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.
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.
September 5, 1797 Requests Compliance with Cherokee Boundaries James McHenry John Sevier Requests full compliance with Cherokee boundaries.
August 15, 1796 Action on the Southwestern Frontier John Sevier James McHenry Governor Sevier discusses action on the southwestern frontier, some of which may require a response by the militia.
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.
January 22, 1798 Malignant and Ambitious Desires John Sevier James McHenry Governor Sevier warns of the malignant and ambitious desires of France.
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...
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.
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.
July 27, 1793 The Calm Before the Storm Daniel Smith Henry Knox Acting Governor Smith reports that even though the Indians repulsed Beard's party, they have seemed calm lately. Still he views this as the calm before the storm.
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."
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.
January 27, 1797 Letter Citation William Simmons John Sevier Cited in Sevier to Simmons, 04/01/1797.
March 24, 1796 Cited Document John Sevier James McHenry Cited in McHenry to Sevier, 04/20/1797
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.
December 22, 1798 Letter Citation James McHenry John Sevier Cited in Sevier to McHenry, 01/22/1799.
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...
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 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...
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.
July 11, 1797 Impeachment of a Concealed Enemy James McHenry John Sevier Enclosed to Governor Sevier are official papers that expose the criminality of an individual whose is unworthy of his seat in the Senate from which he has been expelled. He is also being impeached by the House of Representatives and Sevier is asked to provide persons, papers, and records which might assist in the elucidation of his actions.
April 24, 1797 Alliances with Neighboring Spanish Governments John Sevier James McHenry Sevier discusses the potential of forming alliances with neighboring Spanish governments as a means of protecting the southwestern frontier.