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Date Title Author Recipient Summary
November 4, 1796 Addressed to Tellico Block House James McHenry James Byers "Tellico Block House in the care of David Henley."
February 15, 1797 Enclosing a memorandum on British block house James McHenry Robert Liston Encloses a memorandum on the construction of a British block house in American territory.
October 25, 1794 Dialogue between U.S. Agent and Cherokee Chief James Davidson John McKee A talk delivered at Tellico block house by James Davidson, a distinguished chief of the Valley and Overhill Towns of the Cherokees, to John McKee, agent to the Cherokees and resident at that post. Davidson states that he consistently urges the Cherokee not to attack or steal from whites. Also states that the Creeks are determined to strike the United States, and that he will assist in taking down...
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...
January 15, 1792 Sketch of Block House Isaac Craig Henry Knox Enclosed sketch of newly completed block house and other buildings with full description of size, location, and plan for additional buildings.
February 15, 1797 Memorandum on the construction of a British block house James McHenry [not available] Memorandum on the construction of a British block house in American territory.
February 15, 1797 [Memorndum] British Block House James McHenry [not available] British block house between Lake Erie and Lake St. Clair.
May 14, 1794 Building Blocks Houses and Maintaining Militia Henry Knox George Mathews Building of block houses by garrisons along border to commence for protection of U.S. lands. Requests documentation of muster and pay.
February 15, 1797 Enclosed Memo James McHenry Robert Liston Letter, encloses memo re British block house.
April 9, 1792 New Block House John Tillinghast Joseph Howell Hast informs Howell that he found it necessary, both for the necessary accomodation of his men and the strength of the works which were in a weak state, to erect a block house which he has done and for which he encloses the bills of expense. The house is the best and strongest which has been built on the grounds and when the public no longer needs it, will command a price more than the cost.
August 26, 1796 Extract of Letter on Subject of Location for Block House and Barracks Isaac Craig James McHenry Craig strongly recommends lots No. 37 and 38 in the town of Waterford for the barracks and block house. The lots are to be sold at auction, and cannot be reserved. Craig therefore bought them in his own name, and expects the fee to be waived once application is made to the Governor or Legislature of Pennsylvania.
January 10, 1789 Knox authorizes military action Henry Knox Mason Wheaton Letter, directs authority to occupy block house farms.
January 13, 1792 Update on Delivery Henry Knox Isaac Craig Expressed confidence in Craig's expediency in building the block house. Enclosed receipt of cannon shot recently delivered for Craig.
September 21, 1794 Ownership of a woman transferred from slaveholder to Indian William Blount Henry Knox William Blount, Governor of the Southwest Territory, reports a "continuance of Indian depredations." On September 6th a "Negro woman belonging to Peter Turney," who resides in the Mero District, was stolen by Indians.
March 25, 1794 Estimate of Pay & Forage Due the Detachments Joseph Howell Isaac Craig Howell lists estimates of pay & forage due the detachments of Fort Fayette & Big Beaver Block House, Fort Franklin & Wheeling.
August 7, 1797 Copied from Knoxville Waste Book [not available] [not available] Copy of the entries for August 7, 1797, in the waste book of accounts at Knoxville.
March 25, 1794 Paying the Troops of Various Detachments Joseph Howell Henry Knox No arrangements have been made for paying the detachments at Fort Fayette, Big Beaver block house, Fort Franklin, and Wheeling and provisions need to be made to meet these obligations.
April 19, 1794 Estimate of Subsistence for Officers at Fort Fayette & Big Beaver block house, Fort Franklin & at Wheeling for 1793. Joseph Howell Isaac Craig Estimate of Subsistence for Officers at Fort Fayette & Big Beaver block house, Fort Franklin & at Wheeling for 1793.
August 20, 1800 Purchase of Sundries for the Factory at Tellico Purveyor's Office Samuel Dexter According to instruction, requests $3500 to purchase sundries for the Factory at Tellico.
October 2, 1798 Treaty with the Cherokee Nation of Indians Thomas Butler [not available] Articles of a Treaty between the United States and the Cherokee Indians.
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).
March 31, 1796 Sum Due Johannis Lieser William Simmons James McHenry Simmons certifies that $34.15 is due Johannis Lieser for the rent of a lot of ground at Fort Plain where a block house was built for the deposit of public military stores from Mar. 4, 1795 to Jan. 1, 1796.
January 27, 1792 Orders to Supply Block House Henry Knox Isaac Craig Discussed works being built at Fort Pitt; mentions delays in sending Cass's troops.
April 24, 1795 Accounts and Expenses Isaac Craig Joseph Howell Enclosed records of expenditures. Major Howe appointed Mr. Barnes, merchant, as his personal lawyer to secure final settlement of accounts.
January 12, 1792 Supplies and Update from Fort Franklin Isaac Craig Henry Knox Request to Turnbull and Marnie to cast six pound shot for United States. Due to severe winter weather, procuring materials for block house has been difficult and Craig cannot give an accurate estimate of costs. Levies have deserted for want of proper winter clothing. Military updates from Fort Franklin.