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Date Title Author Recipient Summary
July 13, 1788 Regarding provisions for Indians and attack by party of Indians Arthur St. Clair Henry Knox Reports on attack by party of Indians. St. Clair notes that it cannot be determined whether this was a wanton act or deliberately committed to embarrass the Councils and obstruct a general peace. Discusses implications of war and questions good faith of Indians.
April 20, 1793 Attacks by Marauding Indians William Blount Henry Knox Blount reports on a recent series of murderous attacks by marauding Indians.
January 1, 1794 Indians attacked by whites Constant Freeman Governor Edward Telfair Informs the Governor of Georgia of an unfortunate event harming the state's relationship with the Creek Indians. On December 28th the White Bird-tail king and eight Cussetahs, encouraged by assurances of safety from Mr. Seagrove, were hunting when two of them were treacherously murdered by a party of whites. Three white men had appeared to the Indians without arms. The Indians received and...
December 8, 1792 Captain Prior and Wabash Indians; Expected Arrival of Cornplanter and Senecas Isaac Craig Henry Knox Captain Prior and party of Wabash Indians with interpreters arrived at the Post and will set off in a few days for Philadelphia. Cornplanter said to be on his way with party of Senecas.
July 22, 1788 Party of Chippewas in close confinement Arthur St. Clair Henry Knox Following the violence at the falls of Muskingum, party of Chippewas returned and were taken into custody under suspicion of ill intentions. Had a soldier's cartridge box in their possession.
April 19, 1791 Acts of Violence Against the Friendly Indians Henry Knox Arthur St. Clair Knox decries the act of violence against friendly Indians by Major Gutrie and his party of militia which may provoke the Sencas to turn against the United States. If Gutrie was called into service by the United States he is liable to trial by court martial and, if convicted, may be executed.
May 7, 1786 Alarming Report from the Miami Josiah Harmar Henry Knox Reports alarming intelligence he has received from Capt. Finney at the Miami River on the activities of Indians operating from forts in America's western territory. Believes that peace treaties were farcical as long as the British retain possession of the posts. Questions General Butler's leadership abilities among the Indians.
September 30, 1793 Inflict Due Punishment on Them Daniel Smith John Sevier "In answer of yours of the 27th instant, which I acknowledge to have received, I hold it would be proper to follow the trail of that large party of Indians who massacred Caveat's family on the 25th instant; and, if possible, inflict due punishment on them. The country is to be defended in the best manner we can, comporting with my general instructions to you of the 17th instant."
July 27, 1793 The Calm Before the Storm Daniel Smith Henry Knox Acting Governor Smith reports that even though the Indians repulsed Beard's party, they have seemed calm lately. Still he views this as the calm before the storm.
January 23, 1797 Account of Captain Heth William Simmons James McHenry Certification that $73.90 is due Captain John Heth, being the balance of his account for the expenses of a party of Indians and their interpreter from Detroit to Philadelphia including the loss occasioned by the fire which consumed the Silver Spring Tavern on the night of Nov. 3, 1796.
August 22, 1789 Indian Attacks Robert Johnson John Adams Letter gives detailed account of Indian attacks and the resulting defense by U.S. troops.
April 29, 1793 Six Persons Were Murdered Joseph Dobbs [not available] "That on Tuesday, the 22nd of April, he saw General Clarke at the town of Washington, Wilkes County, who informed him that six persons were murdered by a party of Indians at or near the Skull Shoals of Oconee in Greene County, on Monday last about 10 o'clock in the morning."
October 4, 1794 Report of Deserter Claiming to Have Been Captured By Indians & Escaped John Stagg Anthony Wayne An alleged deserter claims that he was captured by Indians and later released. If he appears in Pittsburgh, he is to be apprehended and sent to Fort Washington and on to Legion headquarters.
January 2, 1794 Testimony on the white attack on Indians Bartlet Walker Unknown Recipient On December 28th a party of whites murdered two Creek Indians hunting in Georgia who had neither attacked them nor threatened them. Bartlet Walker, aged 16 years, testifies that Capt. Jonathan Adams and three others fired upon and killed the Indians.
October 28, 1792 Allison Reports Hostilities with Indians to Knox David Allison Henry Knox Letter, describes Indian aggression on frontiers of Cumberland.
May 22, 1790 Fragment - Events After Gamelin Left Villages John Francis Hamtramck Arthur St. Clair Indians went to war shortly after Gamelin left Indian villages during his tour to seek peace with Indian tribes.
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.
May 12, 1790 Proof of Agression John Edwards Harry Innes Murders by Indians related, with anger.
November 13, 1799 Delivery of Camp Kettles Samuel Hodgdon John Harris Orders to deliver camp kettles for recruiting party.
May 29, 1797 Delivery of Shoes John Stagg John Harris Orders to deliver shoes for a small party from Baltimore.
September 14, 1792 Approved Roads for Travel William Blount Little Turkey the Glass, Bloody Fellow and John Watts have stopped the party of warriors from the five lower towns from waging war against the United States. Blount notified Little Turkey that he would erect block houses in "this district" and in Cumberland for the protection of the white settlers. Advised any Indians traveling to U.S. lands use Maj. Craig's public roads to prevent mistaken identity as...
October 18, 1797 Pensions for James and Robert Cosby David Hanley William Simmons Forwarding accounts for provisions supplied to a party of Indians and cover letter for documents concerning Robert Crosby's and James Crosby's applications for an invalid pension
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.
November 4, 1792 Troops Taken Prisoner, Information Gathered, Situation Unsafe for Travel James Wilkinson Henry Knox Wilkinson now commanding Fort Hamilton provided intelligence gathered by Lieut. Gaines during his outing with a search party for captured soldiers. Kentucky volunteers and pack horses to arrive at Fort Jefferson tomorrow, main road unsafe for travel.
May 7, 1799 Progress of My Recruiting Party Daniel Bradley James McHenry Major Bradley reports on the progress of his recruiting party which has arrived in Staunton on its way to Winchester where he will await orders.