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July 4, 1792 Power of Attorney Frederick Blood [not available] Power of Attorney of Frederick Blood to Moses Martin to receive and claim all wages and arrearages of clothing due to Blood
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.
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 19, 1793 His Warriors are Determined to Spill Human Blood Henry Gaither Henry Knox Gaither has been informed that the Half Way king and his warriors are determined to spill human blood so he has warned the militia officers of their dangerous situation so that they can be on guard.
May 18, 1792 Stopping the Further Effusion of Blood James Seagrove [not available] A talk delivered by James Seagrove, Commissioner of Indian Affairs, to the Kings, chiefs, and warriors at Rock Landing in which he exhorts the chiefs to stop the bloodshed, surrender their prisoners, and preserve the peace.
June 17, 1793 I want to redress your wrongs. Secretary Smith Double-head Smith assures Double-head that the wrongs committed against the Cherokees will be redressed if they will only delay seeking satisfaction themselves.
August 27, 1785 Murder of Billy Nation Unknown Author [not available] A speech delivered at the Falls of the Ohio to unnamed Indian Nations intended to preserve the peace. The speech indicates that an Inidan named "Billy Nation" was murdered by a white man who subsequently fled into the woods. The speech asks that the chain of friendship not be broken on account of one villian.
May 23, 1789 A Talk from the Head-men and Chiefs of the Lower Creek Nation to the Commissioners of the United States, of Indian Affairs in the Southern Department. Headmen and Warriors of Lower Creeks [not available] Received talk from Mr. George Galphin. Cannot provide answer because of separate talks with Alexander McGillivray. Lament that some have "gone out" [to commit violence] and say they cannot be accountable for this. Hope there will be no blood spilled.
September 10, 1792 Hopes of Peace Glass William Blount The Glass, brother of Bloody Fellow, relayed Col. Robertson's statement to take revenge against Indians that spilled white man's blood. Hoped that all aggressions will cease and only peace will exist between U.S. and Creeks.
May 19, 1792 Stop the Effusion of Blood & Preserve the Peace James Seagrove Kings, Chiefs, & Warriors of the Creek Nation A talk by James Seagrove to the Creek kings, chiefs, and warriors in which he exhorts them to cease the bloodshed, return their prisoners, and preserve the peace between the Creek nation and the United States. He promises that the U. S. will conscientiously carry out all the terms of the Treaty of New York.
April 29, 1793 General War with the Creeks and Cherokees Governor Edward Telfair Henry Knox Governor Telfair discusses the measures being taken to protect the frontiers of his state from marauding Indians.
March 19, 1799 Officers Detailed for a Court Martial Aaron Ogden Alexander Hamilton Ogden warns that Capt. Robert Hunt is in critical condition from a coughing fit that burst a blood vessel in his lung so he won't be able to attend the Court Martial. He is uncertain which officers will attend since he not heard from all those who have been detailed to attend.
April 30, 1798 Writing a history of the United States; Hodgdon and St. Clair defeat James Mease Samuel Hodgdon Mease observes that one of his sources of amusement during his period of solitude has been the arrangement of materials for a history of the United States. It will begin with the establishment of the present government with the end as yet undetermined. Discussion of the Indian Wars in which the government has been so unhappily engaged and which has cost so much blood will include General St....
November 14, 1792 Let the Hatchet Be Buried Governor Edward Telfair Headmen and Warriors of the Cherokee Nation The talk of the Governor of Georgia to the Head-men and Warriors of the Cherokee nation in which he urges the Cherokees to once again seek peace with their white neighbors.
April 16, 1800 A New and Improved Tourniquet Walter Buchanan Samuel Hodgdon Enclosed is a tourniquet which answers the purpose of preventing the flow of blood until the patient is under the care of a surgeon. It can also be used after the operation as it sets light and easy on the limb.
December 4, 1794 Fair and Equitable Terms of Peace [not available] Anthony Wayne Following the defeat of the northern tribes at the Battle of Fallen Timbers, General Wayne proposes terms for a lasting peace that will serve the interests of both red and white people.
February 7, 1784 Speech to the Shawnee Nation James Wilkinson [not available] Speech to Shawnee chiefs and warriors informing them of the peace treaty signed between Great Britain and the United States. Wilkinson asks the Shawnee to join in a "chain of friendship" with the Americans.
July 11, 1797 Impeachment of a Concealed Enemy James McHenry John Sevier Enclosed to Governor Sevier are official papers that expose the criminality of an individual whose is unworthy of his seat in the Senate from which he has been expelled. He is also being impeached by the House of Representatives and Sevier is asked to provide persons, papers, and records which might assist in the elucidation of his actions.
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...
June 16, 1790 Speech of Mohawks at Albany David Hill [not available] Speech of the Mohawks to the Committee of Corporation at Albany, New York. Discussed rivers of blood, and ancestors that wished peace b/w Nations.
December 22, 1791 Maria Butler speaks of the death of General Butler to Washington Maria Butler George Washington Letter, discusses death of Butler; discusses pioneeers and frontier life; discusses militia and protection of the frontier.
June 17, 1793 Let us punish them for you. Secretary Smith John Watts Smith urges Cherokee chief Watts to forego taking satisfaction against the white men who committed the base act against his people. The President can be relied upon to punish them instead.
March 10, 1788 Regarding payment of a debt and the deposit of a note Joseph Howell Jonathan Nicholson From the letter book of the assistant commissioner of army accounts, Joseph Howell. Discusses payment of a debt and the deposit of a note.
March 8, 1791 A Warning to the Delaware Nation Arthur St. Clair Captain Pipe St. Clair recounts the hostile attitude of the Shawnee and Miami Indians toward the United States. Relying on the friendship of the Delaware, St. Clair recommends Colonel Thomas Procter as emissary.
February 24, 1793 Letter from James Seagrove Indian Agent, to John Kinnard, wealthy Creek of mixed blood and Hitchiti chief James Seagrove John Kinnard James Seagrove, Creek Indian Agent, letter to John Kinnard, Creek of mixed blood. United States is friendly to Creek Nation. Asks that Kinnard meet with Timothy Barnard [Bernard] and go to the towns. Bernard will explain why when they meet. Asks that Kinnard give Bernard all the assistance he needs, which the great father General Washington expects as a good friend in the Creek land. About 300...