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April 29, 1793 Killing and Scalping of William Pugh Benjamin Harrison W. Urquhart Extracts from the deposition of Benjamin Harrison and Francis Pugh, of Washington County. Describes the killing and scalping of William, the son of Colonel William Pugh, and the taking of Dick, a negro.
May 8, 1800 Killing of Indian Horses John Jacob Rivardi Alexander Hamilton Rivardi reports that his investigation has uncovered evidence that a discharged soldier was guilty of killing Indian horses and the Tuscaroras who were present at the inquiries seemed pleased with the evidence obtained. Discussed construction of building a road, British involvement, and the Holland Land Company.
January 9, 1795 Peace with Cherokees, Problems with Creeks William Blount Timothy Pickering Meeting at Tellico Blockhouse with Cherokees regarding prisoner exchange resulting in prospects of peace. Mentioned killing and scalping of several men by Creek Indians. Noted that the "superanuated Chiefs" paid no attention to treaty.
August 5, 1788 Destruction of Cherokee towns by Servier, from State of Franklin [North Carolina] Richard Winn Henry Knox A party from North Carolina, called Franklin State, with Sevier at the head, came over and destroyed several of their towns, killing nearly 30 Indians. Overhills seem determined for war. Winn wishes to bring the Cherokee situation before Congress.
September 28, 1793 Extract of letter from Captain Jonas Fauche from the files of executive, Georgia Governor Telfair, reporting on killings of Creek warriors, taking of prisoners Captain Jonas Fauche [not available] In this extract addressed to Georgia Governor Telfair, executive files, Captain Jonas Fauche reports on the Indian theft of horses, killing of Creek warriors, the taking of prisoners, discovery of scalps, and a report that warriors have gone to Cumberland.
November 11, 1790 Recommendation of Captain James Howell; complaints over Creek Treaty James Gunn Alexander Hamilton Recommends Captain John Howell to command the Cutter intended to be stationed in the Georgia District. The late treaty with the Creeks is much complained of in the southern states; in particular there is opposition to the line drawn by commissioner [Knox]. This encouragement has given to savage insolence, spurred them to action, encouraged killing of defenseless inhabitants on frontier.
November 15, 1786 On the Killing of Shawanese King Melanthy, General Clarke's Expedition, Surveying Josiah Harmar Henry Knox Colonel Logan's expedition burned seven Shawanese towns, took scalps and prisoners. Melanthy, the Shawanese King, was killed. Harmar laments that he was a friend of United States. There are reports that 400 men have deserted from General Clarke's expedition. Surveying business with Captain Hutchins goes on, but accompanying troops are ill equipped for winter operations. Requests new clothing.
August 16, 1793 Deposition of William Jones regarding effect of Cornell's death on Creeks William Jones [not available] William Jones is deposed and states that the Creeks were largely peaceful until the killing of Cornell at the hands of Georgia troops.
February 10, 1800 Secretary at War directs the conduct of Indian affairs with Chapin James McHenry Israel Chapin Jr Directs annuity distribution to Indians and the instruction of husbandry techniques to Indians. Discussed Treaty of Kanandaigua and mentioned Genesee Treaty between Seneca Nation and U.S.. Advised Chapin that he is not to exceed the stipend allotted to the Indians, despite their request for additional provisions.
April 18, 1793 Death of Noon-day, a Fellow of Bad Character William Blount Henry Knox Blount contends that the accidental killing of a Cherokee named Noon-day should not evoke great sadness since he was a man of questionable character.
March 21, 1800 Compensation for the Tuscaroras Alexander Hamilton John Jacob Rivardi Hamilton has heard that Maj. Rivardi or the people under his command have killed three horses belonging to the Tuskorara nation. If this is true, the Indians must be immediately compensated for their loss.
November 1, 1788 Regarding the killings of Cherokees and desire for peace Headmen and Warriors of the Cherokee Nation Brig. Gen. Martin Authors recount the killings of Cherokees and the pledges of satisfaction by Congress and Governor of Virginia. Express the wish for peace. Ask that they not be blamed for actions of Creeks.
January 1, 1794 Indians attacked by whites Constant Freeman Henry Knox Informs the Secretary of War, from Georgia, that an unfortunate event on December 28 has destroyed hopes for peace between the United States and the Creek nation. The Bird-tail king and eight of his town were treacherously attacked by a party of whites, killing two Creek Indians.
June 22, 1795 Disputes Among Indians Timothy Pickering William Blount Enclosed copies of Creek talks submitted to Pickering. Disputes between tribes discussed.
March 14, 1791 Certain Destruction Rufus Putnam Henry Knox Putnam describes the perilous conditions he is facing because of the actions of hostile Indians who are killing settlers and cattle.
March 31, 1793 A List of Murders and Depredations Committed by Indians William Blount [not available] A list of murders and depredations committed on the citizens of the United States by Indians during the period March 19th-31st, 1793.
March 4, 1790 Autograph Draft Document [not available] [not available] Speech, asks custody of murderers; discusses Indian aggression.
March 4, 1790 Autograph Draft Document [not available] [not available] Speech, asks custody of murderers; discusses Indian agression
July 15, 1793 Unconfirmed reports of whites killed by Indians Henry Gaither Henry Knox Major Gaither informs Knox of possible hostilities by Indians against white families [30 dead] vicinity of upper part of Georgia, not far from Ft Matthews. Source of information militia General Twiggs. Gaither questions veracity. Reports that citizens fully behind the militia; has heard that militia plans to cross into Creek nation about the mouth of Shoulderbone.
March 29, 1793 Deceived by Bad Talk Sent to Us Chiefs of the Chehaws & Tellihuana Towns James Seagrove The chiefs apologize for killing several men but they had been told that there was a general war and were responding accordingly.
May 29, 1795 Delivery of Goods and Indian Affairs Isaac Craig Timothy Pickering Delivery of wampum and 2 wagon loads of goods too insignificant to make a full boatload to deliver. Craig will wait for the remaining Indian goods to be delivered. Mentioned the scalping of 2 men traveling from Le Boeuf to Presque-Isle.
March 18, 1800 Indian Complaints Respecting Maj. Rivardi James McHenry Alexander Hamilton Indian Agent Israel Chapin has informed McHenry that the Tuskarora Nation has charged that Maj. Rivardi's men have killed three of their horses and have not offered compensation. James Bruff made similar charges against Rivardi. McHenry advised that this charge was serious and should be treated with care.
August 6, 1793 The Law of Blood for Blood William Blount Henry Knox Blount and Pickens discuss the dilemma regarding the murders of Cherokees by white marauders. The Cherokees want the perpetrators to be put to death according to their laws but the only way that could be done is following a verdict of guilty by a jury in a trial. But, it will be nearly impossible to find a jury of frontier people who would find white men guilty of killing Indians.
November 12, 1794 Massacre committed by group of Indians John Easten General James Robertson Describes a vicious attack by a group of 12 or 15 hostile Indians, on the house of Colonel John Sevier. Sevier attempted to defend his house, but the Indians "cruelly slaughtered all around him," killing three of Sevier's children. Charles Snyder, along with two other "small children" were killed. "Some scalped and barbarously cut to pieces; some tomahawked very inhumanly, and the poor helpless...
June 20, 1793 Indians must refrain from acts of violence. Secretary Smith John Thompson Smith is pleased by the pacific acts of the Cherokees but warns them against hostile acts against whites, such as stealing horses or killing them, that will provoke them to commit similar acts against Indians.