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Date Title Author Recipient Summary
September 7, 1792 Indians Declare War James Carey William Blount Too deadly to travel with news from Little Turkey, therefore Carey entrusted letter to Indian who will carry to Hanging Maw's. Notification that the five lower towns have declared war on U.S., advised Blount to be on guard against attacks.
June 12, 1793 Attack on the People at the Hanging Maw's Major King Secretary Smith Major King reports on the murderous and unwarranted attack by Captain Beard and his mounted infantry on the people at the Hanging Maw's which seemed to be aimed as much at the white people as at the Indians.
June 17, 1793 An Action that May Involve the Nation in Ruin Secretary Smith Edward Adair Smith worries that the attack on the Hanging Maw's house may incite the Cherokee nation to seek satisfaction before they hear from the President.
June 15, 1793 I think you are afraid of those bad men. Hanging Maw Secretary Smith Upon Governor Blount's departure from the country, Hanging Maw was attacked and almost killed by some bad white men. He accuses Smith of not protecting him because he fears these men.
June 13, 1793 Don't join the Creeks in the unprovoked war. Secretary Smith Hanging Maw Despite the unprovoked attack on the friendly Indians at the Hanging Maw's, Smith entreats the Cherokee Chiefs to forego the violence exhibited by the Creeks and accept the invitation of the President to visit him in Philadelphia.
June 18, 1793 The Indians are for peace. John Thompson Secretary Smith Thompson assures Smith that the Indians are for peace if they are not disturbed by whites. The head-men are waiting to see what will be done by the government before they take satisfaction themselves for white depredations.
August 27, 1793 We do not permit an individual to be his own avenger. Henry Knox Hanging Maw Knox assures the Cherokee Chief Hanging Maw that the President deplores the depredations that a few bad white men has inflicted upon him and his friends and hopes that they will be punished according to the severity of their deeds. Still, he warns the Maw that, even if the offenders go unpunished, he is not entitled to be how own avenger.
August 27, 1793 Message from Secretary of War Henry Knox to the Hanging Maw sent by Governor Blount on the Incident at Hanging Maw Henry Knox Hanging Maw Knox conveys the wishes of President of United States General George Washington, who expresses indignation at the attack made upon him [presumably attack and murder by Major Beard and his men at Hanging Maw's house]. Knox notes that Washington has directed Governor Blount to bring the perpetrators to justice. Knox tells Hanging Maw that whites do not carry out individual revenge; it is the job of...
November 1, 1794 Illegal attack on Cherokees William Blount John McKee William Blount, Governor of Southwest Territory, encloses a letter from Hanging Maw of the Upper Cherokees, which he requests be forwarded immediately to the Lower Cherokees. General Logan is planning an illegal attack on the Lower Cherokees, and it appears that he might pass by the Upper Cherokees first, doing them harm as well.
September 10, 1792 Overtures of Peace with Indians Bloody Fellow William Blount Discussed outcome of talk with President regarding land rights and white settlers. Laid blame on white man, not on Creeks for the "effusion of blood" as the settlers were encroaching on Indian land. Hopes for peace and control of "bad people". Discussed settlement of cost for lost horses.
August 4, 1793 On compensation for death of David Cornell, planned meeting of 10 September 1793, Spaniards, Governor Telfair's meetings with militia Generals, the killing of Cherokees in Southwest Territory James Seagrove Henry Knox From Savannah, Seagrove discusses the manner of compensation for death of David Cornell and an Indian youth. Relates that the deaths of Captain Fleming and Mr Moffett at the robbery and murder at Traders Hill St Marys, from which no satisfaction has been obtained, are therefore roughly compensated for by Cornell's death. Spaniards continue to stir up the disaffected towns. Governor Telfair...
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...
June 15, 1793 White People have Spoiled the Talk at Present. Hanging Maw George Washington Because of the attack on his house and the murders that resulted, Hanging Maw declines the invitation of the President to visit him in Philadelphia
August 27, 1793 Letter from Secretary of War Henry Knox to Daniel Smith, Esquire, Secretary of Treasury of United States South of Ohio River Henry Knox Daniel Smith Knox informs Daniel Smith that his letters have been forwarded to President of United States General George Washington. Smith was present at Hanging Maw's house during the attack and murders by Major Beard and his men. Knox discusses the excesses Smith reported on; is sympathetic to Smith's plight. The President will be meeting with Governor Blount to discuss reestablishing order in his...
June 17, 1793 Intelligence from the Lower Towns Secretary Smith Major King Smith has written letters to John Watts, Double-head, the Hanging Maw, and Edward Adair and asks Major King to obtain whatever intelligence he can from the Lower towns respecting what they intend to do.
January 17, 1797 Report From Committee of Claims on Petition of Cherokee Chief Widow Dwight Foster House of Representatives 4th Congress, Second Session. No. 73. Request for provisions and compensation by widow of Scolacuttaw, or Hanging Maw. Widow claimed John Beard and other armed men attacked her home and killed her husband. Committee of Claims expressed difficulty in advising the House of Representatives action due to mutual hostilities between Cherokees and settlers of Tennessee. Policy for future...
April 13, 1793 Letter Citation Boggs Hanging Maw Cited in Blount to Knox, 04/13/1793.
June 15, 1793 Letter Citation Hanging Maw Lieutenant Smith Cited in Smith to Knox, 06/17/1793.
February 6, 1793 Minutes of the Conference at Henry's Station William Blount [not available] Minutes of a conference held at Henry's Station on the 6th of February 1793 between Governor Blount and John Watts, the Hanging Maw, Double-head, and many others of the Cherokees--Susanna Spears, interpreter.
August 13, 1793 On compensation for death of David Cornell, planned meeting of 10 September 1793, Spaniards, Governor Telfair's meetings with militia Generals, the killing of Cherokees in Southwest Territory and enclosures from Richard Thomas on the death of David Cornell and from Alexander Cornell James Seagrove Henry Knox From Savannah, Seagrove discusses the manner of compensation for death of David Cornell and an Indian youth. Relates that the deaths of Captain Fleming and Mr Moffett at the robbery and murder at Traders Hill St Marys, from which no satisfaction has been obtained, are therefore roughly compensated for by Cornell's death. Spaniards continue to stir up the disaffected towns. Governor Telfair...
June 22, 1793 Chiefs Cannot Influence All Parties to Pacific Measures Daniel Smith Henry Knox It appears that the Cherokee head-men are sincere in their desire for peace but they cannot control all the members of their tribe, some of whom are stealing horses and corn which provokes the animosity of the agrieved whites.
November 8, 1794 Conference with Cherokee leadership William Blount [not available] Conference between Governor William Blount of Southwest Territory, and several Cherokee representatives: Colonel John Watts of a Lower Cherokee town (Will's town), and Scolacutta (aka, Hanging Maw), along with other Cherokee chiefs. Also present were 400 warriors and several citizens of the United States. Briefly discuss the illegal destruction by Major Ore of the friendly Lower Cherokee towns...
April 18, 1793 We All Wish for Peace John Watts William Blount Even though Noon-day was a good man, Watts does not want his murder by whites to interfere with the prospects for peace between the Cherokees and the United States.
June 17, 1793 A General War Will Ensue Daniel Smith Henry Knox Follows up on his letter of the 13th. Copies of letters from leaders on both sides indicate that a general war with the Cherokee nation seems inevitable.
June 3, 1793 Cherokee Chiefs Not Going to Congress Soon, Etc. John McKee William Blount Major King reports that Double-head,Otter-lifter, and other Cherokee chiefs are not disposed at this time to travel to Philadelphia to meet with the Congress.