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Date Title Author Recipient Summary
October 20, 1796 Certification of Joshua Ball's Power of Attorney James Booth [not available] Certified John Lea a justice of the peace.
August 21, 1793 Seeking Peace with the Southern Tribes James Seagrove Henry Knox Seagrove reports that despite the suspicious machinations of the Spanish government and their agents McGillivray and Panton & Co., the Indians are quiet on the frontier. He hopes soon to enter the Creek nation to obtain justice for all injuries done and restore peace to the territory.
November 2, 1795 Preservation of Peace William Blount Timothy Pickering Extract - notification that peace exists b/w Indian tribes and U.S., but is best preserved through strong military presence in frontier posts.
December 16, 1796 Presidential Reply on Peace Sought with France George Washington House of Representatives Grateful for his ability to serve and the approval of Congress for his service. Pledged to preserve peace b/w U.S. and French republic.
November 20, 1792 Preserving the Peace & Preparing for War Governor Edward Telfair Henry Knox Telfair discusses the steps he has taken to bring to justice the offenders who murdered friendly Cherokees. He warns Knox that if the endeavors to preserve the peace are not successful, the federal government must provide the additional resources needed to defend against marauding Indians.
July 4, 1798 Details on the Wounding of Peaceful Creek Indians Benjamin Hawkins James McHenry Creek Indians injured by residents of Oconee, Hawkins provided monetary compensation in order to preserve peace, but civil magistrates doubt they can bring the offenders to justice.
September 27, 1794 Plea for Peace John Williams Anthony Wayne This is a plea for peace after five years of war. It has been the misfortune of the peaceful Wyandots to have been displaced from their land during this period. This has left many of John Williams' countrymen in a state of despair and he will do all in his power to gain peace.
October 20, 1796 Certification of Power of Attorney James Booth [not available] Certification of John Lea's position as Justice of the Peace.
September 30, 1797 Request for Advice on Payment of Justices of Peace Nehemiah Freeman William Simmons Enclosed accounts current accompanied by vouchers. Notification that applications were made to repay Justices of the Peace for their service in providing oaths of service to officers. Freeman requested Simmons advice.
September 26, 1792 Changing Attitudes of Indian Chiefs, Possibility of War William Blount Henry Knox Enclosed information on J. Deraque and R. Finnelson given under oath witnessed by R. Hays, justice of the peace. Also discussed change in attitude of Indian chiefs and how to obtain men for service in military. Believed Gen. Pickens a good choice for officer to command troops against Indians.
March 5, 1792 Intrusion on Indian Hunting Grounds Richard Justice William Blount Richard Justice and Thomas Glass write to Governor Blount regarding Little Turkey's movements and their willingness to adhere to any agreement between Little Turkey and the Governor. There have been encounters between whites and Indians in Indian hunting grounds but there has been no violence.
April 3, 1792 Speech: Negotiations for Peace with Indians James Wilkinson [not available] Wilkinson negotiates peace with Indian Nations of the Western frontier; states war would only be brought about by Indians actions, United States wants only peace.
June 16, 1796 Indian Negotiations Benjamin Hawkins James McHenry Enclosed correspondence b/w Hawkins, Clymer, Pickens, and Commissioners of Georgia. Negotiations with Indians began the previous day, large number of representatives present at council. Chiefs have confidence in the justice of "our Government."
August 26, 1793 Instructions from President of United States General George Washington to Governor Blount on late violent inroads by white settlers from the southwestern territory into the Cherokee Nation Henry Knox William Blount In this letter to William Blount, Governor of Southwest Territory, Knox conveys President Washington's concerns about white inroads onto peaceable parts of Cherokee lands. President Washington asks that Blount ensure that white perpetrators be brought to justice. Warns Blount that efforts at peace, moderation and justice will be in vain unless crimes are punished. Treaties will be at an end, and...
August 26, 1793 Knox to Governor Blount expressing President of United States General George Washington's concern regarding inroads by whites into peaceable part of Cherokee Nation Henry Knox William Blount Knox informs Southwest Territorial Governor Blount that President Washington is concerned about late violent and lawless inroads made by whites into peaceable parts of Cherokee Nation. President Washington wants Blount to use his highest exertions to bring to perpetrators to justice. Knox expresses Washington's commitment to moderation and justice with regard to the Indians. Asks Blount to take...
September 1, 1786 Regarding whether Shrupp's power of attorney was legal; fraudulent certificates Joseph Howell Jonathan Nicholson Lieut. Weidman has applied for his commutation but an examination of the records indicates that his Certificates were issued to Henry Shrupp who claims to have had power of attorney. The recipient is asked to call on John Miller, a Justice of the Peace, who is supposed to have granted the power of attorney. It needs to be determined whether Shrupp's power of attorney was legal and if the...
June 13, 1795 Recommends Samuel Chase as Chief Justice James McHenry George Washington Recommends Samuel Chase as chief justice in the judicial department. He has demonstrated great patriotism.
1796 MIscellaneous Papers Relative to Fraudulent Claims Against the United States Christian Hubbert [not available] Cover page of large file of documents stating that various Justices of the Peace in New York, New Jersey, and Delaware had their signatures/seals/certificate of power of attorney forged.
June 15, 1793 Living in Gores of Blood Double-head Secretary Smith Double-head demands an explanation for the recent attack on the Cherokees that resulted in nine deaths.
April 23, 1793 Deposition Michael Cupps, Nancy Smith on Indian killings Greene County Georgia Michael Cupps Esquire Elihu Lyman Extract from deposition taken from files of William Urquhart, given by Michael Cupps and Nancy Smith to Elihu Lyman Esquire, justice of peace Greene County Georgia. Cupps was near the Oconee 22 April, heard gunshots; says he saw about 30 Indians massacring Richard Thresher, two children, negro wench. Wife with infant ran into river. Woman sustained scalping, multiple gunshot and tomahawk wounds,...
October 14, 1795 Discussion of Commissioners' Powers to Settle Damage Claims Arising from Jay Treaty Negotiations John Jay Timothy Pickering Letter, discusses the powers and aims of commissioners in deciding claims for losses or damages relative to the Treaty of Peace [apparently referring to the Treaty of Paris which ended the Revolutionary War; these commissioners are probably those for the Jay Treaty, which resolved issues left over from the prior treaty]. Illegal seizures of American ships are mentioned; the main issue appears to...
August 27, 1793 We do not permit an individual to be his own avenger. Henry Knox Hanging Maw Knox assures the Cherokee Chief Hanging Maw that the President deplores the depredations that a few bad white men has inflicted upon him and his friends and hopes that they will be punished according to the severity of their deeds. Still, he warns the Maw that, even if the offenders go unpunished, he is not entitled to be how own avenger.
March 14, 1791 Power of Attorney for Various Soldiers Ephraim Steel Unknown Recipient Power of attorney for various soldiers and officers.
March 14, 1793 Ann Gray's Account of the Murders of Moffitt and Herring Ann Gray E. Hubbard Sworn before E Hubbard, Justice of Peace, Mrs Ann Gray was at Robert Seagrove's store at Traders Hill on St Marys in the care of John Fleming when the robbery and murder took place on 11 March 1793. In the evening James Upton and John Galphin came to the store, followed by some Indians. A deerskin was purchased. Fleming got some rum for James Allen. There was shooting and commotion; Fleming and...
March 2, 1793 Journal of the Commissioners of the United States, appointed to hold a Treaty at Sandusky for the purpose of making peace with the Western Indians Federal Commissioners Treaty at Sandusky [not available] Cover page to the Journal of the Federal Commissioners of the United States appointed to hold a Treaty at Sandusky. Commissioners named as Benjamin Lincoln of Massachusetts, Beverley Randolph of Virginia, and Timothy Pickering of Pennsylvania. Commissioners' purpose is to negotiate a peace with the Nations of Indians northwest of the Ohio River, on principles of mutual justice and convenience. ...