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January 26, 1790 On the Wyandots, Major Doughty's peace mission, and attack by Indians within twelve miles of Danville, at Carpenter's Station Arthur St. Clair Henry Knox Expresses confidence in friendly disposition of Wyandots; their influence over other tribes is considerable. Discusses Major Doughty's peace mission to the southern Indians, the establishment of a post at Mussel Shoals, the attitude of the Choctaws and Chickasaws to this event, the number of men required to man this post. Will soon be leaving for Kaskaskia. Reports on attack by Indians within...
June 30, 1800 Ownership of Negros Zebulon M. Pike David Henley Request assistance in determining ownership of Negros who were taken prisoner after their master was killed and then owned by a Cherokee named White Man Killer. Pike will shortly leave for Natchez and does not know who will succeed him.
May 9, 1794 Indian nations in Georgia Constant Freeman Henry Knox Letter from Constant Freemn, agent for the Department of War in Georgia, regarding various Indian nations in that reason.
October 28, 1797 Illegal settlement on the western frontier Timothy Pickering James McHenry Pickering informs McHenry about a letter he received from Kentucky on a possible forced settlement at the Muscle Shoals. 1000 men were said to be ready to proceed, but Pickering firmly believes that this is an exaggeration and does not consider the letter to be of much consequence.
April 29, 1793 Six Persons Were Murdered Joseph Dobbs [not available] "That on Tuesday, the 22nd of April, he saw General Clarke at the town of Washington, Wilkes County, who informed him that six persons were murdered by a party of Indians at or near the Skull Shoals of Oconee in Greene County, on Monday last about 10 o'clock in the morning."
April 10, 1795 Report on efforts of Indian Commissioners [not available] [not available] A report that mentions the names of Benjamin Hawkins, Federal Commissioner (Indian Treaties), General Winchester, and General Andrew Pickens. The author reports on the difficulty of managing the designs of settlers, who are building boats and planning to take possession of Muscle Shoals. Mr. Gordon has been found to be a reliable worker and is given a favorable recommendation. The author...
November 19, 1797 Indian Affairs Benjamin Hawkins James McHenry Hawkins reports on meetings with the towns on the river. The Indian nation is not interested in selling land to Georgia. Hawkins relates the state of the Indian economy and agriculture, and passes on other local news. He concludes with a reminder about the news of the murder of Townsend.
April 16, 1792 An Attack in Our Canoe by Five Indians Ezekiel Abel Joel Rice This is a deposition given by Ezekial Abel to Joel Rice, with regard to an incident in which Abel and another man were attacked in their canoe by five Indians.
December 19, 1789 Expeditions against the Indians Henry Knox Arthur St. Clair Knox expresses Washington's expectation that no expeditions shall be undertaken against the northwestern Indians without the express approval of the governor of the territory and the commanding officer of federal troops. He further recommends establishing a post at Muscle Shoals to control aggression by the Creeks.
February 22, 1791 Decisive Action Against the Indians on the Frontier Henry Knox George Washington Henry Knox's report to the President discusses the coming year's goals of peace in the frontiers and explains in detail how best to meet those goals, using both peaceful and military measures. He provides an in-depth analysis of the force required and the cost involved in taking decisive action against the Indians along the frontier, and the potential political and military implications of the...
June 3, 1800 Contemporary Copy of Letter, Zebulon M. Pike to David Henley Zebulon M. Pike David Henley Letter, seeks instructions re: slaves seeking asylum from Cherokees.
September 3, 1793 James Seagrove Creek Indian Agent, to Secretary of War Henry Knox on how Georgia inhabitants view peace efforts with Creek Nation, attempts to meet with Georgia Governor Telfair, proposal for meeting of Creek Chiefs at Philadelphia, and rumors of whites and Chickasaws planning to attack Creeks James Seagrove Henry Knox Seagrove reports that he is waiting at Augusta to meet with Georgia Governor Telfair. While there he is also attempting to ascertain the prospects for peace with the Creeks, based on newspaper accounts, current reports, and based on the measures being taken by the Governor. Reports that Governor Telfair is making plans for large-scale military operations against Creek Nation, but says this will...
April 2, 1800 Copy of David Henley's wastebook. [not available] Unknown Recipient Extracts from the wastebook of David Henley, Agent for the Department of War Tennessee for month of February 1800. Records accounts and expenditures for the Department in Knoxville. Items include boarding for members of the Chickasaw Nation and a suit of clothes for the funeral procession of General Washington.
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.
April 29, 1793 Extracts from depositions indicating likelihood of general war, construction and garrisoning of blockhouses, and measures taken to secure help from Governor of South Carolina Governor Edward Telfair Henry Knox Georgia Governor Telfair cites some depositions [extracts follow letter] which he says support notion that a general war is imminent with Creeks and Cherokees. Is building and garrisoning block houses. These he considers expedients until the President of United States General George Washington can better provide protection for the settlers. Plans to coordinate with governor of South Carolina...
September 26, 1794 Complaints from Spanish ambassador Stephen Sullivan Henry Knox Linquist Stephen Sullivan asks Knox if an Indian agent, for whom he is writing, will be allowed to formally respond to the complaints lodged against him by the Minister of Spain.
November 7, 1794 Southwest Indian relations McCleish William Blount Letter to Governor William Blount of Southwest Territory, regarding relations with the Southwestern Indians. Mentions one Bill Colbert, who happened upon a canoe with a Cherokee man and four prisoners (two women and two children).
March 12, 1790 Instructions Regarding Willet's Mission to the Creek Nation Henry Knox Marinus Willett Knox informs Colonel Marinus Willet of his instructions for meeting with the Creek Nation of Indians and their leader, Alexander McGillivray. His primary mission is to prevent a war and to encourage McGillivray and other Creek chiefs to travel to New York for treaty talks.
February 24, 1786 Talk of Old Tassel with Governor of Georgia Chief Tosell Governor Edward Telfair Talk of the Cherokee Chief "Old Tossell" (Old Tassel) to the Governor of Georgia asking that he keep John Sevier and his "bad men" from raiding the Cherokee towns. Fear of disturbance from white settlers, who frightened their women and children into the woods and plundered their homes. They seek peace.
April 24, 1797 Land Sale in Georgia Harmed Indian Relations Benjamin Hawkins James McHenry Indian nations alarmed at the sale of land in Georgia and feared settlers will steal their land. Hawkins sought to quiet the matter through assurances of good intentions on part of United States. Matter seen as embarrassment to Indian Department. Hawkins advised suspension of trade licenses until matter is resolved.
January 17, 1792 Conference of the Chiefs of the Cherokee Nation with the Secretary of War Henry Knox [not available] [A journal of a Conference of the Chiefs of the Cherokee Nation with the Secretary of War.] This is the transcript of Knox's meeting with the Cherokee chiefs who came to Philadelphia with a series of demands, particularly regarding white intruders in their territory and increased annuities for ceded lands.
July 1, 1792 Journal of the Grand Cherokee National Council. James Carey [not available] This is Carey's account of the meeting of the Cherokee National Council on June 26th, 1792.
December 2, 1797 Regarding Spanish-Indian relations on the frontier James McHenry [not available] Memorandum of Indian information from William Claiborne. Discusses Cherokee settlement and an Indian delegation to the Spanish. The Spanish allegedly sought to place the southern tribes under Spanish protection, in violation of Pinckney's Treaty.
January 17, 1792 Recommendations Regarding the Cherokees Henry Knox George Washington Knox reports to Washington on the visit of a delegation of Cherokees and his recommendations regarding their requests for the removal of white intruders upon their lands and additional compensation for ceded lands, among other matters discussed.
January 1, 1794 Indians attacked by whites Constant Freeman Governor Edward Telfair Informs the Governor of Georgia of an unfortunate event harming the state's relationship with the Creek Indians. On December 28th the White Bird-tail king and eight Cussetahs, encouraged by assurances of safety from Mr. Seagrove, were hunting when two of them were treacherously murdered by a party of whites. Three white men had appeared to the Indians without arms. The Indians received and...