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Date Title Author Recipient Summary
February 7, 1799 Encloses Copies of Speeches James McHenry John Adams Submits speech to Bloody Fellow, Wolf Pound, and George Colbert. Will call upon the President in the morning for further instructions.
February 21, 1799 Reference to order of Secretary War to David Henley to deliver rifle to Bloody Fellow [not available] [not available] Certification to John Chisholm authorizing delivery of rifle by order of Secretary of War for $35.00. Stephen Hollis and Samuel Riley certify they saw David Henley deliver rifle to Bloody Fellow.
September 10, 1792 Hopes of Peace Glass William Blount The Glass, brother of Bloody Fellow, relayed Col. Robertson's statement to take revenge against Indians that spilled white man's blood. Hoped that all aggressions will cease and only peace will exist between U.S. and Creeks.
September 14, 1792 Approved Roads for Travel William Blount Little Turkey the Glass, Bloody Fellow and John Watts have stopped the party of warriors from the five lower towns from waging war against the United States. Blount notified Little Turkey that he would erect block houses in "this district" and in Cumberland for the protection of the white settlers. Advised any Indians traveling to U.S. lands use Maj. Craig's public roads to prevent mistaken identity as...
May 23, 1793 Indian Activity on the Southwestern Frontiers William Blount Henry Knox Blount reports on Indian activity on the southwestern frontiers, noting that the Creek-Chickasaw War is not as fierce as might be expected, owing probably to the threat of Panton to withhold arms and ammunition if the war continues. The Creek chiefs have apparently refused the bloody hatchet offered them by the Shawanese ambassadors. Though professing to be friends of the United States, the...
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...
September 15, 1792 Letter Citation William Blount Henry Knox Enclosed copies of letters from Esquaka (aka Bloody Fellow) and the Glass sent from Lookout Mountain Town notifying U.S. that they successfully deterred the young warriors from waging war against U.S. Information regarding the shooting of W. Cockran and the deaths of two Gillaspies. Some militia will remain on duty to protect against small groups of hostile Cherokees and Creeks.
September 15, 1792 Letters Received from Equaka William Blount Henry Knox Letters received from Bloody Fellow inform Blount that the war parties have dispersed, and he is in the process of discharging regiments.
September 13, 1792 Treaty Violated William Blount Bloody Fellow Admits President failed to meet promises he made to Cherokees by keeping settlers from encroaching on Cherokee land but denied any settlement happened after the treaty was signed. Advised that Bloody Fellow keep Cherokees from entering Cumberland and Blount will keep white settlers from moving farther west. Discussed seizure of horses by Cherokees and rights to ownership. Mentioned talks with...
November 18, 1793 Extremely Dangerous for Me to Go John McKee William Blount Because of the bloody turmoil on the southwestern frontier resulting in depredations by Georgians and Indians, McKee has been warned by traders that it would be extremely hazardous for him to proceed into Indian country.
August 4, 1800 Regarding Staff for Cadet School & Indian Commissioners for North Carolina Land Dispute Samuel Dexter John Adams Discusses the appointment of teachers and engineering instructors for the planned artillery & engineer cadet school; observes that no native Americans have adequate engineering training, but that Mr. Foncin, currently overseeing the construction of Fort McHenry at Baltimore, might do well in the position. Also recommends that a mathematician be appointed as superintendent. Notes that...
October 7, 1792 Enclosed Letters to Indians William Blount Henry Knox Enclosed letters from Cherokees for the past month. Contains information on movement of various tribes.
November 16, 1792 It is our desire for your people to lay down their arms. [not available] [not available] Representatives of the Six Nations report on their mission to the Westward Indians to get them to agree to a peaceful settlement.
December 13, 1788 Peace Treaty with the Cherokees Richard Winn Henry Knox Cherokees wish to come to a friendly treaty. Has urged same to North Carolina and trusts they will send forward commissioners and supplies. If this does not happen, expresses fear that there will be a bloody and unnecessary war, whereas a well timed peace would prevent it.
February 17, 1792 Ammendment to the Treaty of Holston [not available] [not available] This document, dated 17 Feb 1792, is an ammendment to the original Treaty of Holston, dated 2 July 1791. This ammendment changes the amount paid by the United States to the Cherokee Nation for "relinquishment" of their lands.
December 12, 1798 Expenses, Pay, Vouchers David Henley William Simmons Hillis forwarded abstracts, officers paid, mention of Captain Butler traveling with a Cherokee.
March 30, 1793 Various comments from Commissary Samuel Hodgdon James O'Hara The Commissary of Military Stores has money by post, believing it to be safest and most expeditious. Secretary Knox is sick. Orderly books have been sent. Reports on commissioners for Sandusky talks. President Washington is on a journey to Mount Vernon. Indian goods will be sent. Also comments on revolutions and wars in Europe: "War now agitates the old world - and the summer will probably be a...
January 10, 1795 Enclosed Journal of Peace Treaty Council William Blount Timothy Pickering Enclosed journal of the proceedings between Cherokee chiefs and Blount which ended with peace agreement. Objective of meeting was to convince Cherokees to terminate friendship between their nation and the Creek Nation.
October 1, 1798 Sickness is Imperious & Obliged Us to Submit to Its Ravages Timothy Banger Samuel Hodgdon Banger laments the effects of the fever on his body and the fact that iillness has rendered him useless in carrying out his business.
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.
September 15, 1792 Letter to Governor Blount from Cherokee Chiefs Chief Breath William Blount Chief Breath writes the Governor of the Southwest Territory, William Blount. Makes reference to a letter sent to Bloody Fellow. Insists that the chiefs making efforts to stop the young from going to war. Mentions Little Turkey. References the Creeks, who carried powder and lead.
September 15, 1792 Seeking Protection Henry Knox [not available] Acknowledged war was bad, hope to live in peace. Notified Knox that Creeks passed through Cherokee towns, but Cherokees were unable to stop them. Hoped the information on the Creeks travel will assure peaceful Cherokees protection by U.S. from hostile Creeks.
August 31, 1799 Reports Arrival of Indian Goods; Requests Indians Stop Stealing Horses David Henley Bloody Fellow Reports a pleasant meeting with Double Head, Sechochee, and Colonel Butler. Expresses regret for not attending the last dance, but had too much business. The Indian goods have arrived and will keep their women and children warm. Asks them to stop their bad young men from stealing horses.
April 3, 1792 Speech: Negotiations for Peace with Indians James Wilkinson [not available] Wilkinson negotiates peace with Indian Nations of the Western frontier; states war would only be brought about by Indians actions, United States wants only peace.
July 29, 1792 [Enclosure] Observations from Travels to Chickasaw and Choctaw Nations Anthony Forster William Blount Related sentiments of councils held at both Chickasaw and Chocktaw villages in relation to politics, peace, and war between the whites people (U.S) and the Indians. Discussed names, points of view, and events in detail.