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[not available] Regarding the Treaty of Holston and Survey Lines Senator Joseph Inslee Anderson James McHenry Line run pursuant to the Treaty of Holston runs from the River Clinch. Large number of inhabitants ordered off land pursuant to the running to the line. Ferry across Clinch has been disrupted by Indians, not charging exorbitant rates. An armed force is preventing people from traveling down the Holston River. Senate committee requests any information that McHenry might have on these matters.
July 2, 1794 Permanent Additions to the Treaty of Holston Henry Knox [not available] Listed are five articles that are permanent additions to the Treaty of Holston. The Cherokees will be fairly compensated for relinquishments of land, boundaries will be ascertained, an annuity of $5000 will be provided, and the Indians must cease the practice of stealing horses.
September 7, 1792 The Deposition of William Cockran William Cochran [not available] Father lives on "waters of Holston" river and that he was attacked by Indians near his fathers home.
November 30, 1792 Boundaries between Cherokee Land & the United States David Campbell William Blount Campbell, McClung, and McKee describe their efforts to lay accurate boundary lines between Cherokee land and the United States as established by the Treaty of Holston.
1790 [An estimate of the expenses of scouts and rangers, for the protection of the frontiers lying along the Ohio, the Cumberland settlements, and the settlements upon and between the forks of Holston and French Broad rivers, for the year 1791] Henry Knox [not available] An estimate of the expenses of scouts and rangers, for the protection of the frontiers lying along the Ohio, the Cumberland settlements, and the settlements upon and between the forks of Holston and French Broad rivers, for the year 1791. Five men or Scouts to be averaged for each county, and the number of counties of division being estimated at 22.
November 28, 1785 Old Tassel's Map of Cherokee territorial claims The Tassel [not available] This document is a copy of the map drawn by Old Tassel to support Cherokee territorial claims at the Hopewell Treaty.
March 13, 1798 Enclosed Instructions for Pursuing Treaty with Cherokee Indians James McHenry [not available] Comformably to orders of President Adams, McHenry lays before the Senate, (addressed to Vice President Thomas Jefferson), detailed instructions on how to pursue treaty negotiations; copy of instructions to George Walton and Lieutenant Colonel Thomas Butler, Commissioners; Talk of President Adams to Chiefs and Warriors of Cherokee Nation; journal of proceedings of commissioners appointed to hold...
November 11, 1791 Ratification of the Treaty of Holston. George Washington [not available] This is the Instrument of Ratification of the Treaty of Holston as proclaimed by President George Washington with the advice and consent of the United States Senate.
December 8, 1788 McGillivray's influence; war on Georgia; Creek-Cherokee alliance Richard Winn Henry Knox Winn encloses and discusses McGillivray's letter and suggests that if the Indians don't come to the treaty, they mean war; will come down in great force on Georgia. Reports that a fort between the French Broad and Holston Rivers has been attacked and taken by Cherokees and Creeks. Ten were killed and thirty taken prisoner. War goes on between North Carolina and Cherokees. Believes that Alexander...
November 26, 1785 The Headmen Produce their Map and Tassel Addresses the Commissioners [not available] [not available] Discussion on the boundaries. Colonel Richard Henderson called a liar in his dealings. Commissioners point out that Henderson is dead and say that the country believes it has long since been sold. Tassel says it may be too late to recover the land. Commissioners refer to claims of people settled at Nashville Tennessee and the Chickasaws. Tassel and Tuskgahatchee wish to postpone the matter if the...
July 2, 1791 Additional Article to the Treaty of Holston Henry Knox [not available] Additional Article to the Treaty of Holston made between the U.S and the Cherokees on July 2, 1791
November 23, 1785 Preliminary Speeches by Cherokee Headmen at Treaty of Hopewell [not available] [not available] Tassel of Chota. Refers to red people as the original people of the the land. Presents beads as confirmation of friendship. Refers to encroachment by whites on indian land. Recalls past treaties, then introduces War Woman of Chota, who says she is fond of hearing of peace. The commissioners ask for the boundary lines and Tassel agrees to provide it the following day. Unsuckanail, of New Cusse...
January 4, 1799 Treaty of Holston, Etc. James McHenry Senator Joseph Inslee Anderson In this mostly illegible letter, the following can be read; Cherokee Indians; William Blount, Governor of the Southwestern Territory; Treaty of Holston; steal a horse; laws of the United States; property stolen; Indian tribes; frontier; value of the property; deduction for stolen horses; Intercourse Law; compensation; application to Congress; General Daniel Smith; Power of Attorney;
May 4, 1798 Protecting Our Country Against Invaders Unknown Author James McHenry The author assures McHenry that his utmost exertions will be extended to supporting and protecting the country against any invader that dares to attack.
October 7, 1792 Boumdary Line Between Cherokee Land and U.S. William Blount Commissioners Enclosed extract of letter to Little Turkey and other Cherokee chiefs pertaining to meeting of chiefs and commissioners to run boundary line between two nations. Specified where line should fall, according to treaty. Noted war dissolves all treaties.
February 17, 1792 Ammendment to the Treaty of Holston [not available] [not available] This document, dated 17 Feb 1792, is an ammendment to the original Treaty of Holston, dated 2 July 1791. This ammendment changes the amount paid by the United States to the Cherokee Nation for "relinquishment" of their lands.
August 27, 1790 Instructions to Governor Blount Regarding the Treaty of Holston Henry Knox William Blount Henry Knox instructs Governor Blount on the President's policies on Indian affairs in the territory south of the Ohio River, especially regarding the Cherokee Indians. He also requests that Blount renegotiate the geographical boundaries of the treaty, and provides detailed instructions on the desired results. He tells Blount about the attack on Major Doughty's party by a small band of Indians,...
December 20, 1797 Land Claim Dispute Thomas Pinckney House of Representatives Pinckney spoke on behalf of the Committee of the House of Rep. on the remonstrance and petition of the Legislature of the State of Tennessee. Committee found that relief was due citizens of Tennessee who were moved from their land that was granted in a treaty to the Indian Nation of Cherokees. Citizens were found to be owed compensation regardless of the secession of North Carolina.
August 27, 1798 Request by President to Purchase Additional Land from Cherokee John Adams [not available] President Adams official address requesting renewed negotiations for additional land to be occupied by white settlers previously displaced by old negotiated boundary. Assured Cherokees that he had the safety of the Indians in mind and sought to protect them from Zachariah Cox's invasion.
October 2, 1798 Treaty with the Cherokee Nation of Indians Thomas Butler [not available] Articles of a Treaty between the United States and the Cherokee Indians.
March 21, 1800 Opinion regarding Treaties of Holston and Tellico James McHenry John Adams Expression of opinion regarding Treaty of Holsten and Treaty of Tellico. One author appears to be James McHenry.
April 28, 1797 A talk of the chiefs and warriors of the Cherokees Chiefs & Warriors of the Cherokee Nation President of the United States A letter from the chiefs and warriors of the Cherokees to the President of the United States (written down by three interpreters). Four Nations seek protection from Z. Cox and his followers from settling on the land given to the Indians.
March 30, 1798 Instructions to Proceed to Knoxville to Finish Treaty with Cherokees James McHenry John Steel Instructions to negotiate treaty with Cherokee Indians. Secondary options for desirable land trade listed. Cherokees to be guaranteed payment in farm goods or money. United States to become sovereign over Indian nation.
June 26, 1794 Treaty with the Cherokee Nation Henry Knox [not available] This document reaffirms the terms of the Treaty of Holston with the Cherokee Nation, with an addendum regarding fair compensation for Indian land and punishment for the theft of horses owned by white inhabitants.
July 2, 1791 Treaty of Holston with the Cherokee Nation of Indians William Blount [not available] Treaty of Peace and Friendship between the U.S. and the Cherokee Nation of Indians regarding land rights and peace.