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Date Title Author Recipient Summary
August 1, 1800 Merchandise Arrived Edward Wright John Harris Notification that merchandise listed on enclosed invoice arrived, excepting kegs of powder. Request to dispose of Negro woman and her children. Account information on Colonel Hawkins.
March 5, 1800 List of Materials for Factory Required John Harris Edward Wright List yet to be received; urgently required in order to request materials from agent in London. Request for ruling on whether or not Negro woman was public or private property.
September 21, 1794 Ownership of a woman transferred from slaveholder to Indian William Blount Henry Knox William Blount, Governor of the Southwest Territory, reports a "continuance of Indian depredations." On September 6th a "Negro woman belonging to Peter Turney," who resides in the Mero District, was stolen by Indians.
May 26, 1800 Private Property and Accounts Edward Wright John Harris Opinion that Negro woman is private property, information on private accounts of Benjamin Hawkins. Requests orders on how to act if Indians were to engage the U.S. in war, cites his location as badly supplied and dangerous.
November 27, 1800 Request for Inventory of Factory John Harris Edward Wright Previous letter requesting information unanswered, second letter sent requesting inventory, debts, contracts of factory under command of Wright. Request for Mr. Price's private account, information on Negro woman.
October 12, 1794 Women attacked by Indians Constant Freeman Henry Knox Constant Freeman, agent for the Department of War, reports that Indians in Georgia killed and scalped a white woman and black woman, near the Cow Ford on the Oconee River. They have also stolen horses and negroes from Liberty County. Colonel Gaither has received letters from them that the Tallassee king has gone out for war, with the chiefs disapproving of his conduct.
June 18, 1800 Report on expedition to Appalatcha Franco Gelabert Benjamin Hawkins From Pensacola, Gelabert reports of an unexpected surrender at St. Marks Fort. Mr. Ferguson the secretary to Mr. Bowles the adventurer, who ran away with captain of Brig Sheerwater, which had been captured by Indians.
September 24, 1794 Massacre of Indians in Tennessee James Ore William Blount Letter to William Blount, Governor of Southwest Territory. Describes his march from Nashville, with 550 mounted infantry, pursuing the trace of the Indians who had lately committed murders in the Mero District, and of the party that captured Peter Turney's negro woman. The infantry destroyed the Cherokee towns of Nickajack and Running Water. Nickajack was entirely surrounded and attacked by...
March 13, 1790 Indian Attacks Henry Jones Jonathan Brown Details of Indian attacks and murders, fear of increase in hostilities the following spring.
September 3, 1794 Report of Prisoners with the Indians Anthony Wayne Unknown Recipient Detailed chart of names, date taken, kidnapping tribe, and remarks regarding capture or others killed/taken.
August 26, 1788 Claim of Eleanor Montgomery Joseph Howell Jonathan Nicholson Eleanor Montgomery claim for half pay. Asks for a speedy answer as the poor woman is in distress and has several children to maintain
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,...
July 17, 1799 Waist Coats Composed of Indifferent Negro Cotton Thomas Parker Alexander Hamilton "...A partial supply of clothing has at last arrived...I cannot help however complaining of the waistcoats that have been sent on, one part of which--I mean the backs--is absolutely composed of indifferent negro cotton which is particularly disgusting to the soldiery in this part of the country..."
April 28, 1793 Recovering Three Captured Negro Men Thomas Jefferson Beverley Randolph Jefferson discusses three Negro men that have been captured by Indians and whether or not they can be recovered. He observes that it is not a question of whether they are slave or free but whether they shall remain among the savages or in the country of their birth or connections. Mr. Innes is willing to meet any reasonable expense that will attend their recovery.
November 5, 1792 Return of Persons Killed, Wounded, and Taken Prisoner William Blount [not available] A return of persons killed, wounded, and taken prisoners, from Miro District, since the 1st of January 1791.
April 23, 1793 Murder of Richard Thresher and family Michael Cupps Esquire Elihu Lyman Extract of a deposition taken by Elihu Lyman, Justice of the Peace, of Michael Cupps and Nancy Smith. Cupps and Smith give account of the murder of Richard Thresher and his family by Indians. Cupps heard a gun fired and saw about 30 Indians firing upon and massacring Richard Thresher, two children and a "negro wench." The wife of Thresher leaped into the river, the Indians firing upon her as she...
May 28, 1790 Certificate of Robert Lemen, Jacob Seulan, & William Price William Price [not available] Certification of Indian attacks on frontier settlements listed by date, with details. Given under supervision of magistrate.
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.
May 3, 1787 Claim upon property of late soldier A.W. Dunscomb Joseph Howell Received certificates in favor of George Moxley. Mentions a late soldier of 4th Regiment of Artillery. To obtain a certificate in amount which although not actual specie, will be better than nothing, for the supplies to and care of the soldier-in order to do the poor woman the best justice, asks that money come from pay of 1782.
March 4, 1794 Discussing the Rhode Island general assembly and improving the plight of negro soldiers Archibald Crary Benjamin Brown The letter mentions the general assembly adjourned a Saturday to meet on a Monday at the end of the month. The assembly made provisions for a general election as well as grant the charter for a bridge. The comptroller has not written anything to Governor Bowen or Colonel Olney regarding negro soldiers, and Olney appears to be unwilling to do anything to help improve their situation.
October 1, 1793 Copy of a Letter from the Secretary of War To the Governor of Virginia Henry Knox Henry Lee Information from Thomas Holt on possibility of Negro uprising. Offered guard over small magazine in New London, Virginia and all expenses related to protection from uprising to be paid for by U.S.
June 18, 1800 Regarding the surrender of the fort at St. Marks, Florida, and plans to retake Franco Gelabert Benjamin Hawkins Gelabert provides intelligence on the surrender of the fort at St Marks at Appalache Bay, Florida. Bowles ran away with Captain of Brig Sheerwater, which indians had captured. Discusses plans by Spanish officer Vicente Folch to form expedition to retake the fort.
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.
July 28, 1797 Transport to Natchez and Compensation for Care of Indians Isaac Craig James McHenry Craig provided R. Knox with a boat for a quick decent of the Ohio and Mississippi river to Natchez along with boatmen, arms, and ammunition. Mentioned case of Indian woman in distress who was cared for by Ann Girty who now requests compensation for the expenses. Account enclosed.
August 31, 1793 Deposition of James Aikens describing threats by inabitants of Georgia against Federal Indians agents their employ James Aiken [not available] James Aiken, working for James Seagrove, Creek Indian Agent, describes traveling with goods and baggage of Seagrove along with a free negro named Frederick Chaves. In Washington County Georgia, Aiken and Chaves were confronted by inhabitants and threatened with death because of their service under Seagrove. A Reverend Hutchinson intervened and saved the men's lives. Aiken notes that the people...