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November 1, 1794 Illegal attack on Cherokee William Blount Double-head Letter from William Blount, Governor of Southwest Territory, to Double-head, Chief of the Lower Cherokees. Blount warns Double-head that General Logan of Kentucky has raised a "large army of volunteers, unauthorized by Government, to invade and destroy the Lower Cherokee towns." General Logan's reasoning behind the illegal attack is that the Lower towns have provoked violence on the frontier, and...
May 17, 1790 Indian Attacks John Logan Harry Innes Synopsis of Indian attack at Ingle's Station.
August 16, 1792 Copy: Attack on Fort Hamilton James Wilkinson Henry Knox Description of an attack on Fort Hamilton by Indians. After repelling the attack, some troops set out after them. Wilkinson has hired spies to infiltrate the belligerents' community.
July 15, 1788 Attack on Party at Falls of Muskingum Arthur St. Clair General Butler Regarding attack on party at falls of Muskingum, two killed, two wounded. One Indian killed. States that the affair has been exaggerated in common report and fears effect on the settlements. Prospects for peace and war hang on the balance.
July 13, 1788 Regarding provisions for Indians and attack by party of Indians Arthur St. Clair Henry Knox Reports on attack by party of Indians. St. Clair notes that it cannot be determined whether this was a wanton act or deliberately committed to embarrass the Councils and obstruct a general peace. Discusses implications of war and questions good faith of Indians.
June 13, 1798 French Are Planning an Attack, Etc. Isaac Guion James McHenry Amidst a discussion of accounting matters, Captain Guion warns that there are reports that the French are planning an attack on the southwestern country. Considerable military forces have supposedly landed at Pensacola and at Mobile.
November 14, 1792 Serious and Early Attack Being Meditated Governor Edward Telfair Henry Gaither Governor Telfair urges that a reinforcement of federal cavalry be ordered to the western frontier in anticipation of a possible attack by Cherokees as retribution for the murder of several of their own by whites.
July 20, 1793 Movement of Troops; Safeguarding of Letters for Commander in Chief Henry Knox Isaac Craig Mentions his direction to Lieutenant Colonel Clarke to make provisions to send troops. Supposes that detachments at Marrietta and Gallipolis must have their boats with them. Captain Pratt's detachment must wait at Pittsburg. Asks that enclosed letters be forwarded by express boat. Directs that the carrier not suffer them to be taken, or destroy.
August 10, 1786 Reports Intelligence of an Indian Attack Josiah Harmar Henry Knox Ensign Denny brings intelligence from the Miami Indians that General Clark and his men, authorized by the state of Virginia, are forming an expedition to attack the Indians.
June 17, 1792 Asheton's Receipt Staats Morris Joseph Howell Enclosed is Major Joseph Asheton's receipt for $831 which Howell had charged to Morris. Morris asks therefore that Howell destroy his receipt for this same amount.
November 1, 1791 Account of an Attack and Retreat Arthur St. Clair Henry Knox St. Clair gives details of an early morning attack on the army and militia in their camp. Overcome by the power of the enemy, the Americans retreated to Fort Jefferson. St. Clair attributes some of the loss to the disorder and confusion of the newly enlisted troops.
May 23, 1790 Fear of Indian Attack James Barnett Harry Innes Expressed fear of frontier settlers due to Indian attacks.
October 2, 1796 Confined by a Severe Attack of Billious Fever Caleb Gibbs Samuel Hodgdon Due to a severe attack of billious fever, Gibbs has not been able to forward his September returns for the Navy Yard but he hopes to sufficiently recover during the next week to forward them.
September 19, 1794 A reply to Smith's letter; attack on the magazine at Frederick; escorts for artillery; Alexander Hamilton Samuel Smith Hamilton expresses satisfaction over the contents of Smith’s letter of September 16th, regarding an attack on the magazine at Frederick. 1,000 pairs of shoes have been ordered to Frederick, and more will follow. A previous letter mentioned the detachment of a lieutenant and 40 Continental soldiers to escort the artillery of the Virginia and Maryland militia. To that Hamilton adds a Colonel and...
May 24, 1790 Indian Attack Alex Ballit Harry Innes Man wounded near plantation, believed to be by Indians.
May 12, 1790 Report of Indian Attack John Caldwell Harry Innes Miles Hart's house was attacked, several members of the family were killed or taken prisoner.
July 29, 1799 Willingness to Serve as a Volunteer in the Army Robert Goodloe Harper James McHenry Harper discusses his current situation as a lawyer in Baltimore but assures McHenry that he stands ready to return to military service if the need should arise. He would require at least a colonel's commission although he would expect to be a brigadier. He fears an attack by the French.
November 6, 1792 Indian Attack on My Camp John Adair James Wilkinson Adair describes an Indian attack on his camp and the gallant response of his officers and men.
May 28, 1790 Certificate of Robert Lemen, Jacob Seulan, & William Price William Price [not available] Certification of Indian attacks on frontier settlements listed by date, with details. Given under supervision of magistrate.
December 25, 1797 Description of Attack on Indians Edward Price [not available] Description of attack on Indians on 22 December 1797. One Indian was killed; two others were seriously wounded, one of which was Bird Trail, an influential Creek chief. Col. Hawkins, Indian Superintendent, left to determine the damage.
September 14, 1788 Preparations for Indian Treaty; Reports Indian Attack Josiah Harmar Henry Knox Announces Zeigler's arrival, escorted by Cornplanter and Halftown, an Oneida chief, and several of the Six Nations, to arrange the treaty. Describes attack on Lieut. Peters and Major Hamtramck's men with their provisions, with 10 killed and 8 wounded.
August 12, 1794 Commander at Fort Franklin Alexander Hamilton George Washington Secretary Hamilton asks the President whether it would be advisable to put the garrison of Fort Franklin under the command of Thomas Butler. States that an attack from the Indians appears improbable
November 3, 1794 Illegal attack on Cherokees William Blount M'Clellan Governor William Blount of Southwest Territory orders Sergeant McClellan to immediately intercept General Logan and his illegal attack on the Lower Cherokees.
October 10, 1792 Indian Attacks William Blount Henry Knox Received news on attack upon Buchanan's station, relayed details of attack and Indian movement since that time. Settlers of Cumberland in good spirits while erecting block houses and stockades to protect from Indian attacks.
May 1, 1797 Intelligence on Planned Indian Attack Don Manuel Gayoso de Lemos Lieutenant Piercy Smith Pope Discloses intelligence regarding plans of Indians, with British involvement, to attack from Canada. Assistance from Spain against British offered. Evacuation of posts delayed.