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Date Title Author Recipient Summary
March 12, 1793 Murders Committed by Indians in the District William Blount [not available] A list of murders committed by Indians, from the 1st of February to the 12th of March,1793, in the district.
December 3, 1792 Deposition of Owen T. Bowen Owen T. Bowen [not available] Bowen attests to the murders of Mrs. Crockett and several others, which he believes were committed by Cherokee Indians.
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.
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...
1793 A List of Murders and Deprediations Committed on the Frontiers William Blount [not available] A list of murders and depredations committed on the frontiers of Jefferson and Knox counties in Washington District.
1793 A List of Murders and Depredations Committed by Indians William Blount [not available] A list of murders and depredations committed by Indians from the 16th to the 26th January 1793 in the District of Mero.
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.
May 20, 1793 Murders Committed by Indians in Mero District, William Blount [not available] List of murders committed by Indians in Mero District since the 20th of May, 1793.
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.
July 25, 1793 Account Adjustments and Peace with Cherokees Henry Knox Henry Lee Knox related troubles in obtaining account information from Virginia, problems with peace accord b/w U.S. and Cherokees.
May 16, 1792 Indian Provocations and Hostilities William Blount Henry Knox Despite hopes for peace, Governor William Blount of Southwest Territory sends Knox a letter describing the murder of two young boys by Indians and an extract from General Pickens referring to murders and horse stealing by young Indian warriors that are provoking the frontier settlers. Blount believes that the murder of the boys was by southern Indians since northern tribes rarely venture so far...
June 2, 1793 Instructions Regarding the Pursuit of the Indians James White John Beard White instructs Beard on the best ways to pursue and kill the Indians who have been responsible for murders and depredations on the frontier.
1797 Debate regarding the military establishment and western frontier James McHenry [not available] McHenry acknowledges a significant debate in the House over whether a proposed addition to the military establishment be necessary. McHenry stands by his position that not only should the military force on the frontier not be diminished, but it must be augmented. McHenry discusses the constant encroachment on behalf of whites on Indian lands, arguing that even an imperfect peace cannot be...
May 17, 1792 Pernicious Counsels of Mr. Bowles William Blount Alexander McGillivray Governor Blount creates for General McGillivray a long list of murders, horse stealings and other depredations by the southern Indians, particulary the Creeks and Cherokees. He has been informed that William Bowles may be the mastermind behind these atrocities.
August 1, 1791 Memorial from the Civil and Military Officers of Mero District William Blount [not available] The civil and military officers of Mero District [North Carolina] formally request that President Washington intervene on behalf of the citizens of their district, some of whom have been the victims of Indian violence. The state of North Carolina has been derelict in its duty to protect its citizens from Indian depredations.
February 17, 1792 Affection for the Chickasaw Nation Henry Knox Chickasaw Nation of Indians Knox assures the Chickasaws of the affection of President Washington for the Chickasaw Nation and enlists their aid as allies in the campaign against the northern Indians.
April 3, 1793 Indian Hostilities Governor Edward Telfair Henry Knox Governor Edward Telfair describes Indian violence to the Secretary at War. The Governor mentions the murders of Daniel Moffett and John Herring.
March 2, 1795 They Will Be Destroyed Without Distinction Anthony Wayne Cherokees Wayne warns that if the murders, robberies, and injuries perpetrated by the Cherokees and other Indians continues, he will call out his warriors to destroy them without distinction since he will be unable to tell the guilty from the innocent. He therefore advises all peaceable Indians to withdraw themselves immediately from the bad ones so as to leave them to the fate that awaits them.
May 29, 1793 Avoiding Offensive Expeditions in Indian Country Cabinet [not available] The Cabinet and Attorney General make their recommendations to the President regarding his reponse to the report of the Governor of Georgia respecting the depredations of Creek Indians within the territory of that State. The main recommendation is avoid offensive expeditions against the Creek Nation if at all possible.
November 12, 1795 Murder of Peaceful Indians Timothy Pickering George Mathews News of Creeks murder relayed, details supporting the Indians innocence included. Demands murderers to be brought to trial.
June 20, 1793 Report on Events in Aftermath of Robbery & Murder at Traders Hill St. Marys Timothy Barnard [Bernard] James Seagrove From Flint River Georgia, Bernard report to Seagrove that he has been to Cussetah Towns with David Cornell, head warrior of Tuchabachees. Conclusion was to give satisfaction for robbery and murders at Traders Hill. Men were sent by Cussetahs to kill the perpetrators. Daniel Dourouzeaux, villain who turned Spaniard, at behest of Panton, interfered with the business. Nevertheless, both upper and...
February 11, 1784 Murders in the Cumberland Gap Alexander Martin Joseph Martin Governor Martin (of North Carolina) directs an investigation into murders committed in the Cumberland Gap. He states that if Cherokee or Chickamauga Indians are responsible a military expedition will be sent into their nation to obtain "satisfaction" unless they surrender the murderers. Directs that squatters be ordered off Indian Lands. Discusses an agreement between Spain and the Delaware...
May 27, 1793 Orders from Governor Blount and Captain White to Captain Beard James White John Beard These are Gov. Blount's and Captain White's orders to Captain Beard and his company regarding the pursuit of Indians who have committed murders and depredations on the frontier.
March 20, 1793 Absolute Necessity for Defense William Blount Henry Knox Blount worries that the apparent depredations committed by the Cherokees will result in a general war by the agrieved settlers against the Indian towns. He ponders how he can carry out his responsiblity for protecting the settlers while maintaining the peace.
[not available] [Address of the General Assembly of Virginia] General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Virginia John Adams Address to the President concerning Virginian support of war against Indians who had attacked the western frontiers.