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December 30, 1785 Report on the proceedings at Treaty of Hopewell Benjamin Hawkins Charles Thomson Hawkins and Pickens report on the treaty proceedings at Hopewell with the Cherokees and Treaty talks with the Creeks. Refers to Creek leader Alexander McGillivray, a half breed with strong connections with the British and Spanish. Regarding Treaty at Hopewell, points out the protests by commissioners from North Carolina and Georgia. Reports on events in December, following Treaty at Hopewell....
December 30, 1790 The President to Piamingo and Chickasaw Nation George Washington [not available] Notes that Major Doughty was sent to brighten the chain of friendship with United States and to assure of firm adherence to Treaty of Hopewell. United States does not want any Chickasaw lands. Mr. Vigo, the bearer, will bring goods conformably to the treaty of Hopewell.
March 19, 1797 Indian Agent Report from Hopewell in Georgia Benjamin Hawkins James McHenry Hawkins' report on his activities as Indian agent at Hopewell in Georgia and general observations on his travel through Georgia.
November 21, 1785 Journal of Commissioners at Treaty of Hopewell, South Carolina [not available] [not available] Entry reports that Headmen and warriors of Cherokees assembled. Ordered that interpreters inform Indians that commissioners will meet the following day at 10 o'clock, under the bower erected for that purpose.
September 30, 1789 Goods Left at Hopewell, Etc. Andrew Pickens Commissioners for Treating with the Indians South of the Ohio Pickens and Osbourne are unaware of any goods being left at Hopewell. They enclose the vouchers for the money received from South Carolina and Georgia with the account of the appropriations and expenditures of that money.
August 26, 1790 Proclamation by the President regarding treaties made at Hopewell, on the Keowee River between United States and Choctaw and Chickasaw Nations of Indians George Washington [not available] Washington states that it is particularly necessary to warn the citizens of the United States against a violation of treaties made at Hopewell on Keowee River in 1786; and to "enforce an act to regulate trade and commerce with the Indian tribes." All officers and citizens will govern themselves according to the treaties and act aforesaid. Discussed land rights for citizens of North Carolina.
August 26, 1790 Jefferson offers his opinion to Knox regarding the Treaty of Hopewell Thomas Jefferson Henry Knox Letter, describes Treaty of Hopewell; describes rights of preemption and occupation.
November 25, 1785 Request for time to draw map of country [not available] [not available] Headmen request paper and pencil and to be left to themselves in order to draw up a map of their country.
November 22, 1796 Report from Hopewell Benjamin Hawkins James McHenry Hawkins reports on his plans for surveys to establish boundary lines between the Creeks, the Cherokees, and the United States. Reports on his plans for a tour through the towns of the upper Cherokee and the Creeks.
November 28, 1788 Right of Claims Richard Winn Alexander McGillivray Commissioners find it impossible to remove settlers from disputed lands. Admonishes U.S. government for ruining Indian tribes after they helped secure peace for the U.S.
April 1, 1790 War Department provides information to the Senate regarding Indain affairs War Department United States Senate Document, Minutes of opinions to Senate; discusses White aggression.
July 7, 1789 Deplorable Situation of the Cherokees Henry Knox George Washington Knox addresses the current situation pertaining to the Cherokee nation. He estimates the number of Cherokee warriors between 2,000 and 2,650. He observes that the Treaty of Hopewell "has been entirely disregarded by the white people inhabiting the frontiers." This is the third report in a four part series of briefs regarding Indian Affairs that Knox sent to the President.
June 15, 1795 Extracts from a Conference Held with the Creeks in Savannah James Seagrove William Blount Lists proceedings of various treaties between Indian tribes and between tribes and United States related to hunting ground rights.
January 15, 1786 Journal of the Treaty at Hopewell Commissioners Plenipotentiary Congress of the United States PRINT document. Journal of the Treaty at Hopewell 7-15 January 1786
January 4, 1786 Report on Treaty of Hopewell, Made with the Cherokee Indians Andrew Pickens John Hancock Report of commissioners Hawkins, Andrew Pickens, and Joseph Martin on their treaty with the Cherokee. Includes a detailed description of their meeting and their impressions of the Cherokee and their relation of the Cherokee's concerns.
November 22, 1785 Opening Address from Commissioners at Hopewell Treaty [not available] [not available] Commissioners state that they have been sent by Congress to meet to headmen of Cherokees. Express good wishes. The recount the contributions of Cherokees during the American Revolutionary War. Make reference to the sovereignty of congress, to a map, and point out that Congress wants none of their lands. Will listen to any grievances.
January 10, 1786 Articles of a Treaty with the Chickasaw Nation Treaty Treaty Treaty concluded at Hopewell, on the Keowee, near Seneca Old Town, between Commissioners Plenipotentiary of the United States of America and the Chickasaw Nation. 11 Articles.
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 13, 1789 Message to the Cherokee from the Commissioners Plenipotentiary for Restoring and Establishing Peace and Amity Commissioners for Indian Affairs in Southern Department [not available] A message to the Cherokee nation of Indians, from the commissioners plenipotentiary for restoring and establishing peace and amity between the United States of America and all the Indian nations situated within the limits of the said States, southward of the river Ohio. From Savannah, the commissioners transmitted friendly talks to the Cherokees, Chickasaws, and Choctaws. The talks mention...
December 21, 1796 President's Reply to Concerns of the Choctaw Delegation of December 16 James McHenry Chiefs of the Chickasaw Nation James McHenry responds on behalf of the president, saying that he does not know if the boundaries described by the Choctaw chief are the same ones decided upon in the Treaty of Hopewell, but that he will consider them; that he will always endeavor to keep whites off the Indians' land, but that the garrisons in Choctaw country will still be manned, to achieve this enforcement; that U.S. trading...
August 10, 1790 Knox discusses Indian affairs Henry Knox [not available] Letter, discusses Indian treaty; advises re details of passage.
June 15, 1790 Letter Citation Marinus Willett Henry Knox Cited in Willet to Knox, 07/03/1790.
November 28, 1785 Draught of Treaty [not available] [not available] Commissioners assembled, to include Benjamin Hawkins, Andrew Pickens, Joseph Martin, Laughlin McIntosh. From North Carolina, William Blount. From Georgia, John King and Thomas Glasscock. Interpreters James Madison and Arthur Coody. Commissioners produced draught of treaty. Previous to signing agent from North Carolina and commissioners from Georgia delivered protests. After signing, headmen...
July 7, 1789 Report on the Chickasaws and Choctaws Henry Knox George Washington Knox views the substantial distance of the Chickasaws and Choctaws from frontier settlements as the principle reason that few complaints regarding white encroachments have thus far been lodged. Knox notes that Chickasaws and Choctaws are "represented as candid, generous, brave, and honest" and have placed themselves under the protection of the United States and no other sovereign.
November 29, 1785 Treaty with the Cherokee Indians conducted at Hopewell, South Carolina, on the Keowee 1785. Commissioners for Treaty of Hopewell, 1785 [not available] U.S. Commissioners of Indian Affairs conducted treaty with the headmen and warriors of the Cherokee Nation. Treaty between Benjamin Hawkins, Andrew Pickens, Joseph Martin, and Lachlan McIntosh, Commissioners Plenipotentiary of United States, and Headmen and Warriors of Cherokees, held at Hopewell. Commissioners ordered a return of the Indians and it was 918. Goods amounting to $1311 distributed...