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Date Title Author Recipient Summary
January 1, 1799 Payments to Messrs. Kennedy and Lynch for Nickajack Expedition David Henley James McHenry Pay Messrs. Kennedy and Lynch $1500 for value received payment of Nickajack Expedition on account of defensive protection estimate.
January 2, 1799 Payment to James and William Park for Nickajack Expedition David Henley James McHenry David Henley certifies payment of $500 to James and William Park for payment of the Nickajack expedition or the defensive estimate.
October 24, 1794 Destruction of Cherokee towns William Blount Henry Knox Letter from the Governor of Southwest Territory to the Secretary of War, regarding the destruction of two hostile lower Cherokee towns (Running Water and Nickajack).
September 24, 1794 Massacre of Indians in Tennessee James Ore William Blount Letter to William Blount, Governor of Southwest Territory. Describes his march from Nashville, with 550 mounted infantry, pursuing the trace of the Indians who had lately committed murders in the Mero District, and of the party that captured Peter Turney's negro woman. The infantry destroyed the Cherokee towns of Nickajack and Running Water. Nickajack was entirely surrounded and attacked by...
October 30, 1794 Destruction of Lower Cherokee Towns Henry Knox Bartholomew Dandridge Secretary Knox requests that Mr. Dandridge submit to President Washington the enclosed letter from Governor William Blount of Southwest Territory, regarding the destruction of two lower Cherokee towns, Running Water and Nickajack.
April 5, 1798 Report No. 81 on Petition by Stephen Cantrill James McHenry House of Representatives Report of Sec. of War on petition: Cantrill requested compensation for services provided related to expedition in Cherokee nations country. Cantrill ordered by General Robertson to destroy two Indian towns (Running Water and Nickajack). Secretary of War did not sanction event.
September 22, 1794 Massacre of Indians in Tennessee William Blount Henry Knox Governor William Blount of Southwest Territory (Tennessee) writes that he has been informed of a detachment of the militia of Mero district, by order of General James Robertson, has lately pursued the trail of a party of Indians to the Tennessee River. The militia then crossed over and destroyed the towns of Nickajack and Running Water, killing upwards of 50 Indians and carrying away twenty...
October 2, 1794 Indian conflict in Tennessee William Blount Henry Knox Letter from the Governor of Southwest Territory, enclosing a copy of a report of Major Ore of the destruction of the towns of Running Water and Nickajack, "two of the most hostile of the Lower Cherokee towns." Accuses the Indians of "depredations" in the district of Mero.
November 4, 1794 Provisions granted to Indian chief John McKee William Blount Informs Governor William Blount of Southwest Territory that Indian chief Tickagiskee recently arrived at Tellico Block House with about 300 Indians. They requested provisions, which were granted. Writes that Colonel Watts has arrived to negotiate for an exchange of prisoners. Watts has informed him that one or two days before the illegal destruction of the Lower Cherokee towns, Nickajack and...
September 26, 1792 Information by Governor Blount, respecting the Cherokee Chiefs whose names are mentioned in the narrative given by Richard Finnelson. William Blount [not available] Believed Panton caused J.Watts to go to Pensacola. Additional details about Indian allegiances and those that signed the Treaty of Holston.
September 13, 1792 Notification of Divide in Cherokee Nation John Sevier William Blount Sevier invited to join council held in Cherokee nation in town of Chota. At council Sevier was notified that the five lower towns had declared war on United States, J. Watts heads party. Hostile Indians plan on attacking frontier settlements. Assurances that every other part of the Cherokee nation is happily at peace with United States. Special note on Indian town names and names of chiefs...
January 2, 1799 Bill of Exchange for Gideon Dennison David Henley James McHenry Order to pay Dennison $1000 for payment for the Nickajack expedition.
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...
August 19, 1790 Comments on Western Border Incidents Arthur Campbell Henry Knox Appears to address various situations on the western boundary of the U.S., from Georgia to Detroit.
May 12, 1797 David Henley Accounts David Henley William Simmons Various accounts and estimates of expenditures relative to Major Jackson and two other companies submitted or discussed.
November 16, 1794 Aggression by Creek Indians William Blount Henry Knox Governor William Blount of Southwest Territory writes the Secretary of War, enclosing letters on hostilities by Indians in the region. The recent murders in the region will prove, Blount believes, to have been committed by the Creeks. "I consider war with the Creeks unavoidable, and my hope of peace with the Cherokees is not abated, but increased." This latter point is due to General Benjamin...
November 1, 1794 Peace with Lower Cherokee William Blount Benjamin Logan After having corresponded with Double-head, Chief of the Cherokees, Governor William Blount of Southwest Territory orders that General Benjamin Logan immediately desist from attempts to invade Lower Cherokee towns, who are in a state of peace with the United States. Rogue elements of the military had previously destroyed the friendly Cherokee towns of Nickajack and Running Water.
December 28, 1794 Certificate of Indian Boundaries from the President Unknown Author [not available] Outlines laws governing boundary between Cumberland and Chickasaw Nation. The various prisoners to be exchanged are discussed, some by name. The Crier of Nickajack is trying to recover his daughter, a prisoner in Kentucky. Discusses conditions for peace, relations between the Cherokee and other tribes, property stolen by Indians.
September 15, 1792 Information given by Red Bird, a Cherokee, respecting his nation Red Bird [not available] Recounts Cockran's encounter with hostile Indians, their decision to go to war, and J. Watts acquisition of arms and ammunition. Countered claim that the Glass and Bloody Fellow and John Watts stopped the war party, it was in fact Unanecata who stopped the hostile warriors. Red Bird would inform Maj. Craig if the war party intended on moving against the U.S. after corn was harvested. Note by...
November 9, 1794 Hostile Indians on frontier William Winchester William Blount Colonel Winchester writes Governor William Blount of Southwest Territory, beginning his letter by stating: "The Indians continue their depredations as usual." One individual (Evan Watkins) was shot and scalped, with a tomahawk sticking in his skull. Frontier folk in the region are complaining: "They say, if Congress knew their deplorable situation, and have the feelings of men, they would not...
October 29, 1794 Correspondence with Cherokee chief William Blount Double-head William Blount, Governor of Southwest Territory, responds to Double-Head, Chief of the Cherokee, about various questions. Double-Head has asked if his people go hunting, if they may be safe from hostile whites on the frontier. Blount assures him that the whites will not hurt his people. But warns him that it is difficult for frontiersmen to distinguish between Creeks and Cherokees, and since the...
May 1792 Minutes of the Conference with the Cherokees William Blount [not available] Minutes of the conference at Coyatee with the chiefs and warriors of the Cherokees, in which Blount describes the circumstances of his entrance into the Cherokee town and the celebrations in preparation for Blount's address to the tribe.
November 10, 1794 Relations with Cherokee Indians William Blount Henry Knox Letter from Governor William Blount of Southwest Territory to Secretary Henry Knox, regarding relations with Indians in the region. Blount desires to maintain peace with the Cherokee Indians, especially considering the hostility experienced with the Creek Nation. One point of hostility with the Cherokee has been horse stealing, and so the governor has ordered citizens to not buy horses from...
March 12, 1800 Extracts from Henley's books for the month of December 1799. David Henley William Simmons Extracts from David Henley's waste book of the Agent of War Department for the month of December 1799.
March 20, 1793 Information Respecting the Intentions of the Southern Indians James Carey William Blount Carey responds to Governor Blount's inquiries regarding the violence of the southern Indians against American settlers and the possibility of an alliance between the southern and northern tribes in a general war against the United States.