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Date Title Author Recipient Summary
November 29, 1800 Request for Compensation for Stolen Horses Arthur St. Clair Samuel Dexter Arthur St. Clair requests reparation for horses stolen by the Indians. He delineates the problems of providing proof of theft by Indians, and that even those Indians caught generally claim to be from another tribe.
May 6, 1793 Letter from Major Henry Gaither to Secretary of War Henry Knox on Indian theft and murder Henry Gaither Henry Knox Major Gaither reports from Fort Fidius that white inhabitants are alarmed by Indians; gives account of stolen horses and murder of a family of six and the son of Mr Pere. Is receiving requests by inhabitants to call out the militia.
September 8, 1793 Extract of letter from General Twiggs describing Indian robberies, damage, theft at Green County Georgia General John Twiggs [not available] Indians came to Mr Caibb's in Green County and stole property; to Mr Hill's and plundered and stole horses. Colonel Melton pursued, but waters too high. Inhabitants below Carr's Bluff near Colonel Pugh's don't think themselves safe without a block house and guard. From the files of executive W. Urquhart SED.
December 29, 1794 Southwest Indian relations Henry Knox William Blount Letter from the Secretary of War to the Governor of Southwest Territory, regarding Indian relations. Reiterates that the destruction of Lower Cherokee towns was not authorized. States that if any Indian commits murder or theft against whites on the frontier, the nation which that Indian belongs to must deliver the offender to the nearest military post to be tried. Likewise, if any white American...
November 7, 1791 Updates on Troop Movement and Expenses Isaac Craig Henry Knox Barracks in disrepair, housing must be rented to accommodate troops. Post to be established at junction of Mad River and Miami River. Theft of horses major problem. Request for money to discharge current accounts of provisional items, money should not be in post notes. Request leave to travel to Philadelphia.
October 25, 1798 Speech to Captain Thomas Pasteurs Jean Baptiste Duquesne [not available] Speech, by Ducayne, discusses murder & horse theft; discusses White encroachment; alludes to Indian retaliation. Document also contains Capt. Pasteurs reply to Jean Baptist Ducayne.
July 12, 1799 Letter from the Accountant of the War Department William Simmons Nehemiah Freeman Simmons informs Freeman that pay to a soldier awaiting court martial is not admissible prior to acquittal.
March 17, 1796 Describing Incidents of Horse Stealing and Threats of Violence Jonathan Cass James Wilkinson Major Cass is describing troubles among the Indians and the inhabitants. The Indians have stolen many horses. Some were returned as a result of imprisoning a Delaware Indian. The Indians have been threatening to take up the tommahawk, and he fears murder is not far away.
June 26, 1799 Requests Direction for Indian Affairs, Stolen Horses David Henley James McHenry The Indians have sent 18 horses in response to previous requests after issues with theft. Requests advice about how to proceed. The usual practice is a public sale, but requests permission and direction.
June 22, 1798 Abstract of a speech to Indian Chiefs James Wilkinson [not available] Letter, discusses horse theft; discusses Indians & white settlers.
September 7, 1786 Enclosed receipts to various governors John Pierce John Sullivan Encloses to various northern governors copies of the receipts of the agents of the Line in that governor's particular state, for the certificates issued by the Office. This is in light of the recent theft of certificate paper, which the office is worried will lead to much counterfeiting.
December 24, 1796 Harassment of Settlers James McHenry House of Representatives Reports on Indian Nations harassing inhabitants of southwestern territories which constitutes an immediate danger to security of U.S. Advised an expedition to Indian lands.
June 11, 1799 Indian Relations James McHenry James Jackson Cause and effect of white settlers and Indian hostilities on frontier of Georgia. Relates to the thefts of horses from the Choctaw King.
April 5, 1797 Transport of Clothing for Troops at Niagara James Bruff James McHenry Outlines packaging of items to prevent theft and damage by water.
November 1, 1799 Patterns Stolen by Aron Brodie Who Is Now Being Carried to Prison David Ames Samuel Hodgdon Ames discusses the theft of arms from the factory and their recovery in the chest of Aron Brodie along with other articles taken from the works. Brodie is be escorted to prison by an officer and will be duly punished for his villainy.
May 5, 1799 Original bills should not be honored or paid. Isaac Guion James McHenry Captain Guion discusses his paymaster's account which was complicated by the violent theft of the original bills from the express on his way from Loftus Heights. The replacement bills should be honored while the original bills, having been stolen, should not be honored.
August 28, 1799 Reports Talks with Indians, Request to Hoist American Flag David Henley James McHenry Requests funds for April-June to pay the army. Reports business with Double Head and other chiefs regarding horse theft. He and Colonel Butler will hold Indian talks. The Indians have requested a U.S. flag to be hoisted at their dance.
November 22, 1794 Protection of the Mero District William Blount General James Robertson Governor William Blount of Southwest Territory writes Brigadier General James Robertson on the degree of protection for the Mero District. Discusses the militia to be in service. Also requests that Robertson report any murders or thefts by hostile Indians on the frontier.
March 9, 1799 Theft of Horses and the Murder of John Moreland, Etc. James Jackson James McHenry Governor Jackson discusses a number of matters including the theft of horses from the Cheehaw King, the murder of John Moreland by two Coweta braves, the sale of some of Georgia's frontier land, continued complaints against Colonel Gaithers, federal reimbursement of Georgia's expenses, and the need to pay the militia.
1800 Returns and Receipts of David Offley [not available] [not available] Returns of stores and receipts signed off on by David Offley between March 1799 and January 1800. Includes a newspaper clipping about goods stolen from public stores.
April 9, 1800 Refers to Stolen Horse Incident with Cherokees David Henley James McHenry Refers to claims of James Caruthers and Thomas Callan regarding horses stolen by the Cherokees. Agent Robert White will provide testimony, although he went into the Cherokee Nation without proper authority. Robert White should be prosecuted for hiding horses.
August 31, 1799 Reports Arrival of Indian Goods; Requests Indians Stop Stealing Horses David Henley Bloody Fellow Reports a pleasant meeting with Double Head, Sechochee, and Colonel Butler. Expresses regret for not attending the last dance, but had too much business. The Indian goods have arrived and will keep their women and children warm. Asks them to stop their bad young men from stealing horses.
October 6, 1797 Regarding cannon and military stores James McHenry Samuel Hodgdon Discusses the exchange of cannon and directs military stores to Michilimackinac and Pittsburgh. McHenry also wishes to know if clothing for troops stationed in Tennessee has been forwarded.
March 20, 1798 Advertisement & Reward Following Robbery at Military Storehouse John Caldwell John Harris The chief clerk of the War Department transmits to John Harris an advertisement to be placed in the newspapers of Philadelphia. The advertisement offers a reward for the apprehension of thieves who broke into Harris' place of business and stole various military stores, as well as for the return of said goods.
September 25, 1793 The Flame Will Break Out Constant Freeman Henry Knox Freeman comments on the turmoil on the southwestern frontier, noting that nothing in Knox's letter permits the Governor to authorize a war agains the Creeks. He fears that if Seagrove meets with the Creeks, they will kill him. Becaise of the depredations of the Creeks against whites, restraining the settlers from seeking revenge is difficult and war could break out at any time.