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Date Title Author Recipient Summary
October 1794 Protection in Southwest Territory Doyle General James Robertson Major Doyle informs General James Robertson that Ensign Bird and his detachment has arrived. Discusses protecting the territory at the mouth of the Cumberland River, along with much of the Tennessee River.
April 20, 1799 Robbery of bills of exchange by Indians or white men near Tennessee River Abijah Hunt Samuel Meeker Hunt reports that express rider Robert McCrea was robbed of bills of exchange en route from Natchez to Cincinnati to Lexington. Robbery of $25,000 was near the Tennessee River by either Indians or white men.
March 21, 1798 Establishing a Military Post at Palmyra, Tennessee Oliver Wolcott, Jr. James McHenry Referring to a letter from Morgan Brown, Collector for the District of Tennessee, Wolcott recommends the establishment of a small military post at Palymyra in Tennessee which is located on the Cumberland River.
October 27, 1794 Relations with hostile Indians Henry Knox Arnoldus Vanderhorst Summary of hostile Cherokee and Chicamagua tribe actions and designs along the Tennessee River. Relations with United States and various tribes. Notes that Congress would be in session and discussed process of declaring war.
May 30, 1799 Seeks Formal Organization of Tennessee Troops James McHenry Alexander Hamilton Concerns about the troops in Tennessee and their lack of formal organization with the provisional army. Discussion of Northwestern Territory.
November 28, 1785 Old Tassel's Map of Cherokee territorial claims The Tassel [not available] This document is a copy of the map drawn by Old Tassel to support Cherokee territorial claims at the Hopewell Treaty.
March 26, 1799 Reports Clothing Shipment and Employment of Paymaster James McHenry Henry Gaither Regrets not being able to supply appropriate clothing to the troops due to the contractor unable to navigate the Delaware River. Employed Mr. Edward Wright of Maryland as paymaster in Tennessee.
November 3, 1794 Illegal attack on Cherokees William Blount M'Clellan Order from Governor William Blount of Southwest Territory to Sergeant McClellan, regarding General Logan's illegal invasion of Lower Cherokee towns, who are allies of the United States. Sergeant McClellan is ordered to intercept General Logan before he arrives at the Tennessee River. Upon finding the General, he will deliver a letter ordering him to stop.
November 14, 1787 Attention to Letter from John Sullivan about Activity on Ohio and Tennessee Henry Knox Josiah Harmar Discusses a congressional resolution and New Orleans treaty. Refers to concern of local inhabitants about closing the Mississippi River. Requests opinion on enclosed letter from John Sullivan, as to if the threat is real, if British agents are involved. Seeks information about the Choctaws and Chickasaws. Seeks tract of land at the north of the Ohio. Questions adequate number of troops and hopes...
March 13, 1798 Enclosed Instructions for Pursuing Treaty with Cherokee Indians James McHenry [not available] Comformably to orders of President Adams, McHenry lays before the Senate, (addressed to Vice President Thomas Jefferson), detailed instructions on how to pursue treaty negotiations; copy of instructions to George Walton and Lieutenant Colonel Thomas Butler, Commissioners; Talk of President Adams to Chiefs and Warriors of Cherokee Nation; journal of proceedings of commissioners appointed to hold...
October 7, 1794 [COPY] Missing Mail William Blount Henry Knox Has not heard from the Cherokees or Creeks since they passed the Tennessee (river?), and waiting on an express from Cumberland. Militia has turned out "with unusual alacrity," and the remaining troops to arrive by Saturday.
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.
September 7, 1792 The Deposition of William Cockran William Cochran [not available] Father lives on "waters of Holston" river and that he was attacked by Indians near his fathers home.
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.
August 13, 1796 [Copy of Instructions from the Sec. of War to Stephen Hillis Deputy Paymaster and Storekeeper in the State of Tennessee south of the Ohio] James McHenry Stephen Hillis Divides various departments and describes respective duties.
March 30, 1798 Instructions to Proceed to Knoxville to Finish Treaty with Cherokees James McHenry John Steel Instructions to negotiate treaty with Cherokee Indians. Secondary options for desirable land trade listed. Cherokees to be guaranteed payment in farm goods or money. United States to become sovereign over Indian nation.
March 16, 1797 Outlines Orders, Troop Routes James Wilkinson John Wilkins, Jr. Requests purchase of horses in Kentucky. Horses should be ready to assemble at Fort Washington on short notice. Outlines route for supplies sent to the Lakes. Orders route for troops to Tennessee. Suggests break in chain of posts, including the removal of stores from Greenville. Requests company.
February 4, 1799 Outlines Garrisons, Army Provisions, and Old and New Establishments James McHenry Alexander Hamilton Comments on General Washington's views on the US army. Refers to garrisons at Michilimackinac, along the Mississippi, in Pittsburgh, in Detroit, in Georgia, Tennessee. Mentions divisions of the army and responsibilities of the President. Refers to General Wilkinson's established headquarters. Writes of qualifications of recruits, dragoons, and cavalry. Refers to old and new establishments.
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 1, 1801 Contract for Rations [not available] [not available] Contract for supply of rations in Tennessee and along the Mississippi by Charles Wilkins of Woodford County, Kentucky.
May 15, 1799 Discussion of Treaty with Tennessee Indians James McHenry Alfred Moore Refers to a US treaty with Tennessee Indians and necessary legislation.
October 2, 1792 Address of Governor Blount to the frontier inhabitants of the State of North Carolina. William Blount [not available] Relayed results of council meeting with Cherokee and Creek chiefs. Both Nations declared intention of peace. Advised friendly relations with peaceful towns. Also informed frontier inhabitants of 500 Creeks that just passed Tennessee river, joined by 100-200 warriors en route to Cumberland.
April 14, 1794 Protection of Districts Henry Knox William Blount Secretary Knox informs Governor William Blount that he is authorized by President of United States to make arrangements for the protection of districts in Southwest Territory, provided that the measures are judged necessary. Mentions protection and manning and equipment levels at crossing at Cumberland River, Tennessee County and Davidson County.
April 5, 1790 Court of inquiry relative to Lacassagne's complaint; return of troops; Lieutenant Armstrong's mission Josiah Harmar Henry Knox Mentions court of inquiry relative to Lacassagne's complaint against Captain Ashton. Although Ashton's conduct not justified, the fellows in the vicinity of the garrison are such vagabonds as not to be entitled to the privileges of citizens. Encloses monthly return of troops. Lieutenant Armstrong left rapids of Ohio. Major Doughty, with Mr Vigo, at Wabash Island, preparing to start for...
August 29, 1798 Articles of Agreement James O'Hara Unknown Recipient Articles of agreement outlining agreed prices on rations and other articles, outlining expectations for both parties.