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Date Title Author Recipient Summary
June 17, 1799 Forwarding of Correspondence with Pinckney Concerning Actions on Southern Frontier James McHenry John Adams Forwards correspondence with General Pinckney, which relate Pinckney's movements and actions on the southern frontier since he received his instructions.
April 28, 1793 Extract of letter from Andrew Pickens Esquire to General Clarke Andrew Pickens [not available] From Hopewell Georgia, taken from files of W. Urquhart, Pickens gives intelligence report stating Creek Nation with exception of Cussetas, have declared war against the United States. John Galphin and 500 warriors had set out to join the Seminoles and plans to fall on the southern parts of Georgia; but Pickens believes the intent is to make an attack along the frontier of Georgia.
October 7, 1786 Appointment of Richard Butler as superintendent of Indian Affairs for the Southern District Nathaniel Gorham [not available] Nomination of Richard Butler to superintendent of Indian Affairs for the Southern District.
July 10, 1800 Success of Expedition; William Augustus Bowles Benjamin Hawkins Samuel Dexter Letter, discusses expedition along southern frontier. Deputation from the nation went down the Chattahootchee River. Ships cannonaded the St. Marks fort. Mentions William Augustus Bowles and the taking of goods by Indians.
August 21, 1793 Seeking Peace with the Southern Tribes James Seagrove Henry Knox Seagrove reports that despite the suspicious machinations of the Spanish government and their agents McGillivray and Panton & Co., the Indians are quiet on the frontier. He hopes soon to enter the Creek nation to obtain justice for all injuries done and restore peace to the territory.
May 16, 1792 Protection of southern frontier of Virginia Henry Knox Henry Lee Secretary Knox discusses with the Governor of Virginia the militia call up and pay, along with the protection of Virginia's frontier. President Washington will concur in every reasonable measure for the defensive protection of the Southern frontier of Virginia. He is impressed with conviction that all parts of the Union ought to be defended at the general expense.
June 15, 1789 Report on Several Indian Tribes Henry Knox George Washington Knox informs the President that certain Indian Affairs require immediate attention. He also goes on to outline a proposed strategic policy with regard to Indian affairs. Indians are currently in state of unrest. This report pertains to the Wabash Indians in the Northwest. Knox informs the President that subsequent reporting will follow. Reports # 2, 3, and 4 will address the situation with the...
October 14, 1792 Militia to Protect Frontier Henry Knox Henry Lee No requirements from Virginia's military for protection of frontier during the ensuing year. All protection to come from federal government.
September 8, 1796 Provisions for Ellicot and Commissioners Business Samuel Hodgdon Isaac Craig Request to furnish Mr. Ellicot with tents. Discussed transportation by boat. Noted commissioners would run the southern line of the U.S.
February 4, 1797 Military Hospital of the Southern Department Nathan Alexander Unknown Recipient Discusses the Military Hospital of the Southern Department. Also mentions election for the presidency.
September 3, 1794 Contracts for Rations and Supplies Tench Coxe David Henley Price and acquisition of rations and supplies for travel to Knoxville.
November 11, 1790 Recommendation of Captain James Howell; complaints over Creek Treaty James Gunn Alexander Hamilton Recommends Captain John Howell to command the Cutter intended to be stationed in the Georgia District. The late treaty with the Creeks is much complained of in the southern states; in particular there is opposition to the line drawn by commissioner [Knox]. This encouragement has given to savage insolence, spurred them to action, encouraged killing of defenseless inhabitants on frontier.
March 27, 1787 Regarding Indian Affairs in the Southern Department Charles Thomson Henry Knox Thomson refers to a report from Joseph Martin, superintendent of Indian Affairs in the Southern Department, who reported great unrest among the Cherokees over the rapid encroachment of their lands by whites from the "state of Franklin." Suggests that Cherokees receiving encouragement from Choctaws, Chickasaws, Creeks and Spanish.
November 19, 1784 Rations for the Southern Army John Pierce John White John Pierce encloses a letter to John Whitediscussing rations for the Southern Army.
June 16, 1799 Army nominations for the Southern Department Charles Pinckney Horry James McHenry Encloses a letter from his uncle and urges McHenry to not forget him when the army nominations for the Southern Department take place.
August 1, 1793 Savages Against Savages William Blount Henry Knox Governor Blount and General Pickens discuss the implications of building a post at the mouth of the Bear Creek which may help to cut off water communication between the northern and southern Indians. They mention the benefits that may incur by enlisting the Chickasaws and Choctaws in the war against the Creeks who might be joined by the Cherokees.
April 14, 1784 List of officers in the Southern Hospital John Pierce Doctor David Oliphant Requests a list of officers in the Southern Hospital with their dates of service and charges against them, so their accounts can be settled.
September 21, 1789 Readiness to make further communications Commissioners for Indian Affairs in Southern Department Alexander McGillivray So that there will be no complaints of partial or defective representation, commissioners will be ready to make further communications as soon as the third member of the commission, the honorable Mr. Griffin, arrives.
June 10, 1795 Preserving Peace on the Georgia Frontier Timothy Pickering William Eaton Pickering gives Captain Eaton his instructions for handling the unrest between the Creek Indians and the frontier inhabitants of Georgia following the murder of several Creeks by whites.
February 10, 1794 Defensive Protection of the Frontiers Isaac Shelby Henry Knox Governor Shelby fully expects that the Creek and Chickamauga Indians will attack frontier settlers as soon as winter breaks so he requests authority to take measures for the defensive protection of the frontiers of Kentucky.
March 24, 1785 Treaty with Indians Charles Thomson Patrick Henry Charles Thomson sends to the Governor of Virginia, Patrick Henry, notification of Congressional resolves relative to conducting a treaty with the Southern Indians. Thomson encloses a letter to Joseph Martin, Indian Commissioner from Virginia, and asks the Governor to forward it to him.
July 28, 1800 Report on affairs in Creek Country; civilization plan Benjamin Hawkins Samuel Dexter Letter, discusses conditions on the southern frontier. Discusses plan of civilization for the Creeks and expenses.
July 28, 1789 New Commissioners to Negotiate Peace with the Southern Tribes Henry Knox George Washington Knox informs the President that the commissioners report that the Creeks are favorably inclined to enter into a peace treaty with the United States. These commissioners, however, were previously appointed by the states of South Carolina and Georgia and were acting under the resolves of the Confederation Congress. Therefore, Knox points out that these commissioners' authority expired with the...
April 29, 1793 State of Affairs with the Indians Henry Knox Governor Edward Telfair Knox reports to Governor Telfair that Governor Blount, southwest territorial governor and superintendent of Indian Affairs southern department, is also alarmed at the state of affairs with the Indians and has set out for Philadelphia. Knox mentions some general principles from the President of United States General George Washington, to be transmitted separately. These are to be applied in...
December 2, 1797 Regarding Spanish-Indian relations on the frontier James McHenry [not available] Memorandum of Indian information from William Claiborne. Discusses Cherokee settlement and an Indian delegation to the Spanish. The Spanish allegedly sought to place the southern tribes under Spanish protection, in violation of Pinckney's Treaty.