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Date Title Author Recipient Summary
July 16, 1793 Barbarous Murder Committed by Whites Henry Knox George Washington "I have the honor to submit to you the letters brought by the express from the Southwestern Territory relatively to the barbarous murder committed by the Whites on some friendly Cherokees."
May 31, 1791 Implementation of the Treaty Henry Knox Alexander McGillivray Knox disccusses the implementation of the recent treaty with the Creek Indians and warns General McGillivray against taking revenge against the whites who murdered a Cussetah Indian. He emphasizes that the Creeks should return all prisoners and should appoint three chiefs to supervise the running of the boundary lines.
January 2, 1794 Indians attacked by whites Captain Richard B. Roberts Henry Knox Letter to the Secretary of War regarding the attacks upon the Creek nation by a party of whites in Georgia.
December 5, 1792 Savage Principle of Retaliation Governor Edward Telfair Henry Knox Governor Telfair discusses the measures taken to prevent further violence between whites and Indians on the western frontier of Georgia.
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.
July 11, 1792 Maintaining Peace with the Creek Nation Henry Knox Governor Edward Telfair Knox discusses his hope that the Creek Nation will abstain from acts of retaliation against murderous frontier whites if the Indians can be convinced of the friendship of the United States.
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.
June 18, 1793 The Indians are for peace. John Thompson Secretary Smith Thompson assures Smith that the Indians are for peace if they are not disturbed by whites. The head-men are waiting to see what will be done by the government before they take satisfaction themselves for white depredations.
August 15, 1798 Forwarding of Response to Address from Warrenton, Virginia John Adams James McHenry Adams forwards an address from people at Warrenton, Virginia [perhaps a militia unit, the Whites and Greens], as well as his response; asks that McHenry add his own response and transmit all to Warrenton [the enclosures are not included].
August 5, 1793 Recent Depredations Against Friendly Cherokees Henry Knox William Blount "Permit me to request the favor that you would take into your consideration the recent depredations and murder of the friendly Cherokees by some lawless whites and give your opinion in writing of the most practicable and peaceable method of satisfying the Cherokees upon that subject and an estimate of the cost hereof. "
January 2, 1794 Indians attacked by whites Captain Richard B. Roberts Governor Edward Telfair Capt. Richard Roberts writes the Governor of Georgia on the vicious attack against a band of hunting Creek Indians by a group of whites under the command of Capt. Jonathan Adams. Roberts details what happened.
May 1, 1800 Stealing of Tuscorora Horses John Jacob Rivardi Alexander Hamilton The Tuscororas have complained of whites stealing their horses. Rivardi has concluded that their claims are justified but Mr. Chapin will not provide compensation without proof that the deed was in fact perpetrated by white men.
October 29, 1794 Correspondence with Cherokee chief William Blount Double-head William Blount, Governor of Southwest Territory, responds to Double-Head, Chief of the Cherokee, about various questions. Double-Head has asked if his people go hunting, if they may be safe from hostile whites on the frontier. Blount assures him that the whites will not hurt his people. But warns him that it is difficult for frontiersmen to distinguish between Creeks and Cherokees, and since the...
July 13, 1791 His Death Was the Consequence of His Actions Henry Knox Alexander McGillivray Knox regrets the murder by whites of an Indian horse thief but reminds McGillivray that a similar fate would have awaited a white man who committed the same crime. He warns McGillivray against any retaliation against these whites and urges that the family of the dead Indian be compensated at the expense of the United States.
July 10, 1787 Report of the Secretary at War to Congress. Henry Knox Congress of the United States Knox refers to depredations most probably committed by the Shawanese and Wabash Indians and says that this matter demands the attention of the government. The strong hand of government must keep the whites and savages a certain distance apart. Number of troops is inadequate. Requests 1500 men, establishment of a chain of forts, and efforts to establish a treaty with Shawanese and Wabash,...
March 28, 1793 Letter from Governor Telfair to Major Gaither regarding murders and outrages by Creeks against whites in County of Glynn Governor Edward Telfair Henry Gaither Governor Telfair has received a report regarding murder of whites at Glynn County by Creeks. He asks Major Gaither to find out what can be obtained by Federal Government in order to deal with emergency.
June 23, 1793 Commitment to Peace with the United States Chief White Lieutenant James Seagrove Dispatch from White Lieutenant or Tuskena Atca, for himself and the Upper Creek Towns, to James Seagrove Creek Indian Agent, interpreted and delivered by Stephen Sullivan. White Lieutenant pledges his commitment to peace with United States and will comply with demands to turn over the perpetrators of robbery and murder at Traders Hill St Marys. Asks for patience and understanding. Reminds...
October 21, 1794 Taken prisoner by Shawanese James Neill Henry Knox The author was a pack-horseman at Fort Recovery aged 17 years and taken prisoner by the Shawanese Indians, along with two others. Neill was then taken to a British fort at the Miami, then to Detroit and Michilimackinac. 1,500 Indians and whites were involved in the attack of Fort Recovery.
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.
September 1, 1788 [By the United States in Congress Assembled] Resolve to Protect Cherokees Charles Thomson Henry Knox Resolution of Congress that ordered Secretary of War to assemble troops to march from Ohio for the protection of the Cherokee Indians. Troops are meant to keep peace between whites and Indians and disperse those settled on Indian hunting grounds.
July 22, 1797 Chickasaw chief's response to white encroachment James McHenry John Adams Transcribes a discussion between a Chickasaw chief and American. The chief insists that his people are aware that whites will stop at nothing to take their lands and reminds the American that they remember the terms of past treaties. The Chickasaw then says that he has been informed by Spanish Louisiana Governo Gayoso that Americans want to take possession of their lands and demands an answer to...
July 27, 1787 Talk of the Fat King to His Honor Governor Mathews of Georgia and his Council [not available] George Mathews Have seen the talk sent by commissary Mr. Barnard. It is the whites who have forgot the talks at Shoulderbone, not the Creeks. Laments the hasty revenges taking place. Cannot be accountable for measures of Upper Towns; they can answer for themselves. Refer to promise made to southern Indian superintendent Mr. White. Make demands for satisfaction, life for life; and equal number for twelve people...
June 20, 1793 Do not suffer bad men to injure whites or steal their horses. Secretary Smith Chiefs of the Cherokees Smith warns the Cherokees not to hinder the President's attempts to redress the wrongs committed against them by allowing bad men of their nation to kill whites or steal their horses.
October 25, 1794 Dialogue between U.S. Agent and Cherokee Chief James Davidson John McKee A talk delivered at Tellico block house by James Davidson, a distinguished chief of the Valley and Overhill Towns of the Cherokees, to John McKee, agent to the Cherokees and resident at that post. Davidson states that he consistently urges the Cherokee not to attack or steal from whites. Also states that the Creeks are determined to strike the United States, and that he will assist in taking down...
August 26, 1793 Knox to Governor Blount expressing President of United States General George Washington's concern regarding inroads by whites into peaceable part of Cherokee Nation Henry Knox William Blount Knox informs Southwest Territorial Governor Blount that President Washington is concerned about late violent and lawless inroads made by whites into peaceable parts of Cherokee Nation. President Washington wants Blount to use his highest exertions to bring to perpetrators to justice. Knox expresses Washington's commitment to moderation and justice with regard to the Indians. Asks Blount to take...