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Date Title Author Recipient Summary
May 12, 1790 Enclosed Affidavit Regarding Murder by Indians John Edwards Harry Innes Notification of murders by Indians, enclosed affidavit affirming murder.
September 12, 1800 Murder of an Indian, Etc. Isaac Craig Samuel Hodgdon Major Craig discusses postage problems with Samuel Hodgdon. Craig also mentions the murder of an Indian by a local man and the impending trial.
November 20, 1792 Proclamation of Edward Telfair, Governor of Georgia Governor Edward Telfair [not available] This is Governor Telfair's proclmation in which he declares that the murder of a friendly Indian is to be considered by the laws of Georgia the same as the murder of a white person and the offenders are to be punished according to this principle.
June 15, 1796 Request Details on Murder Benjamin Hawkins James Seagrove Notification that Col. Gaither was contacted regarding regulations that were not currently being observed but must be practiced. Requests information on the murder of Big Warriors brother.
December 4, 1795 Murder Committed by Georgians on Creeks Timothy Pickering William Eaton Following the murder of Creeks by some Georgians, Pickering discusses necessary measures for maintaining the peace.
May 12, 1790 Proof of Agression John Edwards Harry Innes Murders by Indians related, with anger.
June 8, 1790 Deposition of Joseph Barnett taken before Michael Campbell James Barnett [not available] Sworn testament of Indian attack with details on murder and capture.
September 23, 1796 Secretary at War directs the conduct of Indian affairs with Chapin James McHenry Israel Chapin Jr Letter, discusses Indian murder in New York.
March 28, 1791 Murder of Friendly Senecas Henry Knox Thomas Mifflin Knox charges General St. Clair with investigating the murder of friendly Indians but emphasizes that those charged with the murders should be tried and punished by the State of Pennsylvania within whose jursidiction the crime took place.
July 16, 1793 Barbarous Murder Committed by Whites Henry Knox George Washington "I have the honor to submit to you the letters brought by the express from the Southwestern Territory relatively to the barbarous murder committed by the Whites on some friendly Cherokees."
September 8, 1790 Murder of a Creek Indian & Comparative Rank of Officers Henry Knox George Washington Knox forwards a letter to Washington from Governor Telfair that reports of a murder of a Creek Indian. Knox opines that Telfair appears to have taken appropriate measures. He also mentions issues of rank between regular and militia officers.
June 17, 1795 Crimes and Punishment for Murder Anthony Wayne Timothy Pickering Described "dark and mysterious business" of persons in Kentucky not paying taxes on stills and whiskey, advised that Reverend Doctor Flaget might be able to provide information on the subject. Mentioned breaking laws, murder, and trying criminals in Spain for crimes committed in Kentucky.
March 23, 1793 Circular letter to the chiefs of the Upper and Lower Creeks regarding murder of white settlers at Traders Hill James Seagrove [not available] In this circular, sent to twenty of the principal chiefs of the upper and lower Creeks, Seagrove refers to a murder of white settlers at Traders Hill store St Marys. He expresses disappointment that the incident may upset the peace. Emphasizes that President of United States and Seagrove consider Creeks a friend of United States. Asks that chiefs use their leadership and influence to preserve...
May 6, 1793 Letter from Major Henry Gaither to Secretary of War Henry Knox on Indian theft and murder Henry Gaither Henry Knox Major Gaither reports from Fort Fidius that white inhabitants are alarmed by Indians; gives account of stolen horses and murder of a family of six and the son of Mr Pere. Is receiving requests by inhabitants to call out the militia.
March 23, 1791 Murder of Friendly Indians Henry Knox Arthur St. Clair General St. Clair is to ensure that those guilty of the murder of friendly Indians are quickly brought to trial and punished. He is to meet with the principal chiefs of the Senacas to assure them that justice will be done and that compensation for loss of property is due the friends and relatives of the deceased Indians.
October 13, 1788 Orders to Seize and Confine Any Villains Involved in Murder at Sullivan's Station Josiah Harmar John Francis Hamtramck Harmar orders Hamtramck to seize and confine the Gross Tete, or any other villains involved in murder at Sullivan's station. Notes the attack on Lieutenant Peters' detachment. Hopes the new government shall not tamely suffer subjects of US to be murdered. Savages are hatching a plan of mischief. Has detached force to protect Captain Hutchins in his survey of the exterior lines of Cutler and...
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.
January 20, 1795 How to Handle Murder of Creeks by Colbert and His Party William Blount General James Robertson Blount expressed pleasure in the murder of 5 Creeks by Chickasaws, but believed if the U.S. did not support the Chickasaws in their inevitable war with the Creeks, the U.S. would lose friendship with Chickasaws. Believed war between nations may be delayed due to season, and the type of deliberations that happen before Indian Nations go to war. Request guidance on how to instruct Colbert and his...
April 4, 1798 Policy on Murders of Creeks James McHenry James Jackson Wish for system to deal with murder of Indians and discourage future occurrences.
June 15, 1798 Correspondence between Wilkinson and Pickering; Murder of an Indian John Caldwell James McHenry Received letters from General Wilkinson, forwarded to General Pickering. Reports the murder of an Indian named Carpanta.
November 18, 1794 Murders by Cherokee Indians William Blount Henry Knox Governor William Blount of Southwest Territory insists that in case of a murder committed by a Cherokee, "satisfaction shall instantly be demanded of the town, or towns, in which the murderer, or murderers, live." This action, he believes "will probably prevent a repetition of murders, without bringing on a national war." If it does bring war, "it could be terminated in the course of a few...
May 13, 1790 Indian Attacks Harry Innes Henry Knox Murder of several whites and Negros in Jefferson County by Indians related; many instances in numerous accounts that have occurred on the frontier.
April 23, 1791 Copy: Notification of Dissatisfaction with Murder Arthur St. Clair Seneca Chiefs Copy of letter sent to Corn Planter for the Seneca Nation, sent to Lord Dorchester and Lord Grenville. Govt upset with murder of friendly indians at Beaver Creek, reward offered for apprehension of offenders.
April 30, 1791 COPY: Letter of Condolence Regarding Murder at Beaver Creek Arthur St. Clair Delaware Chiefs Assurances of punishment for the murder of Indians by white people, reprimands other bad Indians for "mischief".
June 15, 1798 Correspondence from the western posts John Caldwell James McHenry Discusses the murder of an Indian named White Eyes by a boy named Carpenter with a knife and club.