Viewing 1–25 of 105 documents: "Olaghheyon, or Running"

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June 27, 1796 Supplies Required for Running a Boundary Line James McHenry Samuel Hodgdon The Secretary of State has specified the supplies that Mr. Ellicott will require for running the boundary line between the United States and the territories of his Catholic Majesty [Spain]. The sector tent must be in the form that Mr. Ellicott prescribes and he will also want some alteration in the boot of the markee.
May 25, 1791 Running the Creek Boundary Line Henry Knox Richard Call Knox orders Major Call to march troops to Rock Landing to surpervise the marking of the boundary line established by the treaty with the Creek Nation of Indians. Three citizens of Georgia and three Creek chiefs are to be chosen to observe the running of the line.
July 22, 1799 Consideration of Creek Indians' Refusal to Allow Running of Line Between U.S. & Spanish Florida James McHenry John Adams Quotes a recent letter from General Pinckney reporting that the Creek Indians are reneging on their promise in the Treaty of Coleraine to allow the running of the boundary line between the U.S. and Spanish Florida. Pinckney believes the commotion among the Indians to be the work of a French officer in the Spanish service. Discusses the possibility of altercations with the Creeks. Forwards...
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).
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.
September 8, 1791 Instructions for Running the Boundary Line Henry Knox Joseph Ellicot Knox gives Ellicott his instructions for running the boundary line between the United States and the Creek Nation of Indians, as stipulated in the Treaty of New York.
March 5, 1793 Paid Bill of Expenses Samuel Hodgdon Isaac Craig Conrad's cash running low, paid his bill of expenses of $12 and advanced him.
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...
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.
August 11, 1797 Accounts and Transportation of Supplies Isaac Craig Samuel Hodgdon Ton of powder will be sent forward to Fort Washington. Requests clarification for request of "strapt shot". Noted need for sugar. Enclosed packets containing vouchers for issue of provisions. Most paperwork has been transmitted, lists items and documents not yet transmitted. Mentioned A. Ellicot, commissioner for running boundary line between U.S. and Spanish Territory.
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.
August 20, 1799 Requests Money for James William Park for Cherokee Boundary Line, per Treaty of Tellico David Henley James McHenry Requests payment for James and William Park as money appropriated to pay the commissioner of running the Cherokee boundary line based on the Treaty of Tellico.
June 4, 1792 Boundaries Between the United States & the Cherokee Nation William Blount Little Turkey Blount informs Little Turkey and the other chiefs of the Cherokees of the plans to run the boundary lines between U. S. territory and the Cherokee nation. The United States commissioners who will run the line are men of great stature and integrity and it is expected that the Cherokee headmen who will be involved will be of similar character.
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.
October 4, 1799 Punishment for Desertion Josias Carvel Hall Alexander Hamilton Hall ruminates on the possible punishments for desertion. He argues that death is too harsh for simple desertion and should be reserved for deserting one's post in the face of the enemy.
April 25, 1797 Accounts and Request for Opinion David Henley William Simmons Sparks accounts enclosed, waiting on opinion from Simmons regarding payment of Captain.
December 16, 1792 Running Boundary Lines in Cherokee Country William Blount Henry Knox Governor Blount explains the implications of running the boundary lines established by the Treaty of Holston, especially those through the Nine-mile settlement which have been disputed by the Cherokees.
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...
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...
May 4, 1793 Arrival of Baggage & Trunks William Scott Samuel Hodgdon Notes carelessness of boatman running aground which cause detention for 24 hours. Scott notes that the baggage had not arrived in New York that morning but he is taking the trunks with him on the stage for safety.
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.
December 19, 1796 The President's Response to Chickasaw Concerns Over Boundaries, Garrisons, and Various Issues James McHenry Chiefs of the Chickasaw Nation McHenry transmits the president's thoughts about the concerns expressed by the Indians in the conference of November 24, 1796. He says the president will do what he can to prevent white encroachment, including running the official boundary line. Tells of the treaty between Spain and the U.S. which is re-drawing the U.S. boundary with the Spanish possessions in the Southwest, says that there is...