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Date Title Author Recipient Summary
May 24, 1790 Horses Stolen Christopher Greenough Harry Innes Greenough thought that horses stolen from settlement could have been prevented.
June 4, 1790 Stolen Horses John Caldwell Harry Innes Account of stolen horses and pursuit of Indians by Capt. Wilson.
November 29, 1800 Request for Compensation for Stolen Horses Arthur St. Clair Samuel Dexter Arthur St. Clair requests reparation for horses stolen by the Indians. He delineates the problems of providing proof of theft by Indians, and that even those Indians caught generally claim to be from another tribe.
August 28, 1792 Stolen Horses Returned and Indian Relations with U.S. John Kinnard [not available] Stolen horses retrieved from the towns of Cheehaws and Telhuanas, assured "brothers" that head men do not send Indians to steal white mens' horses. Horses sent to Capt. Fleming who will return them to rightful owners. Thought it appropriate to pay Indians who collected horses.
June 15, 1799 Requests Return of Stolen Horses David Henley [not available] Asked Mr. Hilterbrand, who resides in the Cherokee Nation, to request stolen horses to prevent trouble, that there may be peace with White neighbors. If the horses aren't returned, they will stop delivering supplies to the Indians.
August 22, 1799 Expresses Concern about Cherokees Returning Stolen Horses David Henley Standing Turkey Expresses appreciation for Standing Turkey's advice to other chiefs of the Cherokee nation as a good example. Refers to Little Turkey's recommendation to return all stolen horses, but would rather that Little Turkey actually return the horses instead of just recommending. Urges both whites and Indians to resolve matter. Urges peace and resolving distress of poor families by returning horses.
June 26, 1799 Requests Direction for Indian Affairs, Stolen Horses David Henley James McHenry The Indians have sent 18 horses in response to previous requests after issues with theft. Requests advice about how to proceed. The usual practice is a public sale, but requests permission and direction.
November 29, 1800 List of Horses Stolen Arthur St. Clair Samuel Dexter A list of horses believed to have been stolen by Indians since the Treaty of Greenville, supplied to Secretary of War Dexter by Arthur St. Clair.
[not available] Account of Depredations Committed in Kentucky by Savages since May 1, 1789 Unknown Author [not available] Details on murders, attacks, and horse thefts that occurred in each county of Kentucky.
April 9, 1800 Refers to Stolen Horse Incident with Cherokees David Henley James McHenry Refers to claims of James Caruthers and Thomas Callan regarding horses stolen by the Cherokees. Agent Robert White will provide testimony, although he went into the Cherokee Nation without proper authority. Robert White should be prosecuted for hiding horses.
January 4, 1799 Treaty of Holston, Etc. James McHenry Senator Joseph Inslee Anderson In this mostly illegible letter, the following can be read; Cherokee Indians; William Blount, Governor of the Southwestern Territory; Treaty of Holston; steal a horse; laws of the United States; property stolen; Indian tribes; frontier; value of the property; deduction for stolen horses; Intercourse Law; compensation; application to Congress; General Daniel Smith; Power of Attorney;
August 31, 1799 Information about Returning Stolen Horses David Henley Chiefs & Warriors of the Cherokee Nation Refers to horses stolen prior to the previous treaty. Believes that the U.S. should pay for those horses one last time. Promises to write to the Secretary of State to make those arrangements. Requests that on the delivery of any stolen horse, a receipt be made, regulated by white agents, and that he be sent a full account. Requests information about William Brown of mixed race.
September 6, 1793 Deposition of Henry Carrel sworn before Jared Irwin Justice of Peace and taken from files of executive W. Urquhart S.E.D. [not available] Jared Irwin From Washington County Georgia, Carrel describes horses stolen on the Long Bluff. Captain Stocks and detachment pursued Indian culprits, killed some, recovered horses, rifles, smooth bore gun and sundry other items and returned without damage except hunger and fatigue.
July 11, 1797 Request for Horses Thomas Lewis James McHenry Letter, asks for horses.
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.
September 8, 1793 Extract of letter from General Twiggs describing Indian robberies, damage, theft at Green County Georgia General John Twiggs [not available] Indians came to Mr Caibb's in Green County and stole property; to Mr Hill's and plundered and stole horses. Colonel Melton pursued, but waters too high. Inhabitants below Carr's Bluff near Colonel Pugh's don't think themselves safe without a block house and guard. From the files of executive W. Urquhart SED.
May 1, 1800 Stealing of Tuscorora Horses John Jacob Rivardi Alexander Hamilton The Tuscororas have complained of whites stealing their horses. Rivardi has concluded that their claims are justified but Mr. Chapin will not provide compensation without proof that the deed was in fact perpetrated by white men.
March 17, 1796 Describing Incidents of Horse Stealing and Threats of Violence Jonathan Cass James Wilkinson Major Cass is describing troubles among the Indians and the inhabitants. The Indians have stolen many horses. Some were returned as a result of imprisoning a Delaware Indian. The Indians have been threatening to take up the tommahawk, and he fears murder is not far away.
May 2, 1793 Deposition of William Stringer regarding Spanish arms shipments to Creek Nation William Stringer [not available] At Flint River, Lower Creek Nation, William Stringer appeared before Deputy Superintendent Timothy Bernard with a sworn deposition dated 2 May 1793. Stringer, a native of Georgia and now resident at Pensacola, says he saw Spanish public stores at Pensacola and witnessed arms and ammunition delivered to Creek Indians. Stringer relates that he heard Governor O'Neil state that the arms were to be...
May 7, 1799 Pleased with Indian Translator Mr. Thompson and Efforts to Restore Horses in Possession of Little Turkey; High Hopes for Meeting of Creek Nation David Henley Charles Hicks Approves Mr. Thompson as interpreter to Mr. Maclin. Hopes talk will have good effect and that Little Turkey will restore stolen horses. Hopes that all property will be returned in good condition.
June 5, 1799 Efforts to Deal with Cherokees and Horse Thievery David Henley James McHenry Refers to the many serious complications in Cumberland with the Cherokees stealing horses. Sent Zackfield Maclin to the Cherokees and to the Creeks to collect stolen horses, who was unsuccessful in his attempt. Some chiefs confessed to stealing horses and promised to recompense, although many horses were taken to Georgia. When horses are given to the Indians, their white neighbors often steal...
September 24, 1791 Ration Order for Horses of the Light Horses. [not available] [not available] Return for two days horse rations for seven horses of the Light Horses
October 7, 1800 Post Notes May Have Been Stolen Joseph Williams Samuel Hodgdon The two thousand dollars, sent in four post notes of five hundred dollars each, should have come to hand if they were routed through Boston. Williams is apprensive that they may have been stolen and recommends checking with the bank to stop payments should they have been presented for that purpose.
November 2, 1792 Return of Wagons, Horses, and Oxen James O'Hara Henry Knox Return of wagons, horses, and oxen at western posts. Distinguishes between wagon horses, pack horses, and saddle horses.
July 11, 1797 Notification of Delivery of Horses James McHenry Unknown Recipient Letter, notifies that horses will be delivered for Capt Lewis.