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Date Title Author Recipient Summary
August 29, 1799 Discussion of Clothing Supply for Northern and Southwestern Frontier James McHenry Alexander Hamilton Discusses correspondence with General Wilkinson and Massac about clothing on the northern and southwestern frontier. Refers to failure of contract and his perception of the role of commanding general. Discusses responsibility of paymasters and quartermaster.
August 15, 1796 Action on the Southwestern Frontier John Sevier James McHenry Governor Sevier discusses action on the southwestern frontier, some of which may require a response by the militia.
January 23, 1801 Certification of payment; detachment of militia under Major Thomas Johnson, against the Indians on the frontier of the Southwestern Territory 1794 William Simmons Henry Wood Certification of payment; $3326.40 to detachment of militia under Major Thomas Johnson, against the Indians on the frontier of the Southwestern Territory 1794, in conformity with Act of Congress 13 May 1800.
July 3, 1794 Personal Allowances David Henley Joseph Howell Henley lists his expenses as agent for Southwestern Territory.
July 26, 1793 Questions Respecting the Expedition Against the Creeks George Washington [not available] The President has eight questions regarding the planned expedition against the Creek Indians, including whether the expedition ought also to be against the Cherokees.
July 9, 1794 Request for Expenses Henry Knox David Henley Expenses in the Southwestern Territory and expeditions to Cherokee Country requested for accounting.
June 5, 1794 Southwestern tribes of Indians Henry Knox John Adams The Secretary at War submits to Congress (in particular, the VP John Adams, President of the Senate) further information relative to the recent events upon the Southwestern frontiers, relating to Indians.
September 27, 1793 Frontiers are Infested with Indians Daniel Smith Henry Knox Smith reports on the sufferings of the inhabitants of the southwestern frontier. He notes that the Chickasaw head-man Mountain Leader intends to visit the President. The Cherokees are committing frequent depredations including the slaughter of an entire family of thirteen. The Indians are so bold as to be reconnoitering General Sevier's movements and his camp.
August 24, 1793 Submit Enclosed Letters to the Southwestern Territory Henry Knox Tobias Lear "Will you please to submit the enclosed letters of the 27 and 30 July from the Secretary to the Southwestern territory and their enclosures to the President of the United States."
September 8, 1791 Carrying the Treaty into Effect Henry Knox Alexander McGillivray Knox informs McGillivray, a Creek headman and interpreter, that Andrew Ellicott will be surveying the boundary line until his brother Joseph can join him. Since the boundary was established by the Treaty of New York, it is hoped that the Creeks will cooperate in drawing the line and will assist in maintaining peace on the southwestern frontier.
December 16, 1793 Report on the Southwestern Frontier and the Creek Indians Henry Knox George Washington Report relative to the Southwestern frontiers of the United States, as connected with the State of Georgia and the Creek Indians, and the territory of the United States South of the Ohio and the Cherokee Indians.Knox believes that, with the exception of a few lawless banditti Indians, the Creeks are amenable to a peaceful settlement and if the depredations of several lawless whites can be...
December 18, 1793 Information Relative to the Southwestern Frontiers Henry Knox John Adams "In pursuance of directions from the President of the United States, I have the honor to submit to the Senate further information relatively to the Southwestern frontiers."
February 15, 1793 Peace with the Southwestern Indians Henry Lee James Wood Governor Lee concludes that since peace appears to be at hand with the southwestern tribes, it will not be necessary to call additional forces into service.
August 10, 1795 Confirms receipt of pay vouchers William Simmons David Allison Confirms receipt of a letter sent by David Allison that contains pay vouchers for the militia of the southwestern territory.
January 15, 1791 Protection of Virginia's Frontier Settlers Henry Knox George Washington Although Knox agrees that the western frontier of Virginia should be defended at the expense of the United States, he does not approve of the methods for providing that defense set forth by Virginia and provides his own recommendations to the President.
September 11, 1795 Proposed Peace b/w Creek and Chickasaw Nations Timothy Pickering George Washington Southwestern Territory is at peace according to letter from Gov. Blount. Notification that Gen. Robertson will go to Chickasaw Nation and notify them of Creeks intention of peace and request for prisoner exchange. Gov. Blount will meet with the Creeks at the Tellico Blockhouse.
August 20, 1794 Pay Due the Militia of the Southwestern Territory David Henley Joseph Howell Howell assures Howell that he will provide the necessary information regarding the pay due eighteen officers of the Militia of the Southwestern Territory.
July 11, 1797 Impeachment of a Concealed Enemy James McHenry John Sevier Enclosed to Governor Sevier are official papers that expose the criminality of an individual whose is unworthy of his seat in the Senate from which he has been expelled. He is also being impeached by the House of Representatives and Sevier is asked to provide persons, papers, and records which might assist in the elucidation of his actions.
July 29, 1797 Request for Delivery of a Horse James McHenry John Harris Directs that a horse be issued to Mr. Nasworthy Hunter.
April 16, 1794 Copy of the Report of the Committee on Indian Affairs Received at Knoxville April 16, 1794 Congress of the United States [not available] Copy of the report of the Committee on Indian Affairs received at Knoxville April 16, 1794, forwarded for the information of Mero District. Discusses measures for protection of citizens against Indians, and prevention of unauthorized attacks by whites on the Indian tribes.
January 26, 1795 [Report of the Secretary of War on the above mentioned Resolution] Timothy Pickering [not available] Finds attempts to form a statement on direction for military operations embarrassing as there is no single direction for troops. Noted recent victories against "savage enemies", but feels defensive force will not be sufficient to secure U.S. superiority. Believed a chain of posts must be maintained to supply line consistent. Also notes protection for Southwestern territory and coastal border...
April 9, 1794 Solicitation for troops in Tennessee Henry Knox George Washington The Secretary of War encloses to the President a letter from Doctor White of the Southwestern Territory (Tennessee) soliciting permanent troops for protection of the citizenry.
May 16, 1792 Protection of southern frontier of Virginia Henry Knox Henry Lee Secretary Knox discusses with the Governor of Virginia the militia call up and pay, along with the protection of Virginia's frontier. President Washington will concur in every reasonable measure for the defensive protection of the Southern frontier of Virginia. He is impressed with conviction that all parts of the Union ought to be defended at the general expense.
April 12, 1794 Defense of Miro District George Washington Henry Knox President Washington approves of Knox's report respecting the defense of the Miro District, and the Governor of the Southwestern Territory is authorized to carry it into effect.
October 9, 1792 Defense of South, Cumberland County Henry Knox Henry Lee Request for opinion on need for additional troops to assist Gov. Blount in defense of frontier.