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Date Title Author Recipient Summary
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.
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.
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.
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."
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
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.
December 22, 1798 Letter Citation James McHenry John Sevier Cited in Sevier to McHenry, 01/22/1799.
January 27, 1797 Letter Citation William Simmons John Sevier Cited in Sevier to Simmons, 04/01/1797.
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.
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.
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."
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.
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.
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.
January 22, 1798 Malignant and Ambitious Desires John Sevier James McHenry Governor Sevier warns of the malignant and ambitious desires of France.
August 5, 1788 Destruction of Cherokee towns by Servier, from State of Franklin [North Carolina] Richard Winn Henry Knox A party from North Carolina, called Franklin State, with Sevier at the head, came over and destroyed several of their towns, killing nearly 30 Indians. Overhills seem determined for war. Winn wishes to bring the Cherokee situation before Congress.
January 17, 1797 Protection of the Frontier John Sevier Blount, Cooke, & Jackson Sevier proposes that the protection of the frontier can be accomplished by the militia, including three companies of infantry and a troop of horse.
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.
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.
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."