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July 29, 1792 [Enclosure] Observations from Travels to Chickasaw and Choctaw Nations Anthony Forster William Blount Related sentiments of councils held at both Chickasaw and Chocktaw villages in relation to politics, peace, and war between the whites people (U.S) and the Indians. Discussed names, points of view, and events in detail.
July 19, 1793 Spirit of War Against Indians Daniel Smith Henry Knox Smith reports on the turmoil of the southwestern frontier whereby the Indians seem to have restrained themselves as they wait for the report from the President. The whites, however, appear to have a bloodlust against the Indians which government cannot control.
June 20, 1793 Indians must refrain from acts of violence. Secretary Smith John Thompson Smith is pleased by the pacific acts of the Cherokees but warns them against hostile acts against whites, such as stealing horses or killing them, that will provoke them to commit similar acts against Indians.
April 16, 1794 Copy of the Report of the Committee on Indian Affairs Received at Knoxville April 16, 1794 Congress of the United States [not available] Copy of the report of the Committee on Indian Affairs received at Knoxville April 16, 1794, forwarded for the information of Mero District. Discusses measures for protection of citizens against Indians, and prevention of unauthorized attacks by whites on the Indian tribes.
October 31, 1799 Deployment of Forces and Erection of Fortifications Alexander Hamilton James Wilkinson Hamilton expresses in detail his recommendations regarding the deployment of forces and the erection of fortifications. He believes strongly that the soldiery should be used for this purpose whenever practicable.
February 20, 1793 Letter from James Seagrove Creek Indian Agent, to David Cornell on his bad actions owing to the wicked advice of white me James Seagrove David Cornell From St Mary's, Seagrove says that David Cornell's actions [bringing a scalp from Cumberland at behest of Spanish Agent] are indeed bad, but are the fault of the wicked white men [Spanish Agents]. Seagrove expresses great regard for Cornell's father. Advises him to take the advice of his cousin Alexander. Will see Cornell when he visits the Cussetahs on 1 May 1793.
July 5, 1793 Seagrove's Indian Houseguests and Washington's Orders for Georgia Militia to Temporarily Halt Operations against Bad Towns James Seagrove John Kinnard In letter to Kinnard, Creek intermediary, Seagrove acknowledges receipt of talk by George Galphin. Refers to Chehaw fellow living at Seagrove's house as a fool. Notes that he should have sent the guests, including the Cussetahs, away some time ago, but he was afraid they might be killed by whites. Georgia militia troops in upper part of Georgia that crossed Oconee were called back by order of...
March 5, 1792 Intrusion on Indian Hunting Grounds Richard Justice William Blount Richard Justice and Thomas Glass write to Governor Blount regarding Little Turkey's movements and their willingness to adhere to any agreement between Little Turkey and the Governor. There have been encounters between whites and Indians in Indian hunting grounds but there has been no violence.
May 23, 1792 Blount Warning to the Cherokees William Blount Chiefs & Warriors of the Cherokee Nation The address of Governor Blount to the chiefs and others of the Cherokees in which he cites a long list of depredations by the Indians on innocent whites, including women and children. He warns the chiefs that the violence must stop and the terms of the Treaty of Holston followed or the whites will retaliate with no regard for the age or sex of their victims.
June 30, 1800 Ownership of Negros Zebulon M. Pike David Henley Request assistance in determining ownership of Negros who were taken prisoner after their master was killed and then owned by a Cherokee named White Man Killer. Pike will shortly leave for Natchez and does not know who will succeed him.
February 28, 1797 Objections to an act to reorganize the Army James McHenry House of Representatives McHenry voices the opinion of the Washington administration to a bill in the House of Representatives that would reorganize the U.S. Army. McHenry argues that the bill would not allow the War Department to pay for the services of two companies of light-dragoons after they've been discharged, even though they'll still be serving in the interval. Most importantly, McHenry argues, some form of...
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...
August 11, 1792 Proceedings of Governor Blount and the Chickasaws & Choctaws William Blount [not available] A copy of speeches given by the headmen and warriors of the Chickasaw and Choctaw nations and Governor Blount regarding land disputes, boundary lines, and peace. Many maps and boundaries are described.
June 5, 1793 No War with White People or Red People Little Turkey William Blount Little Turkey reports on the visit of the Cherokee head-men to meet with with the head-men of the Northward Indians. Though the Nortwards appear ready to go to war if provoked by incursions on their land, Little Turkey affirmed the disposition of the Cherokees to remain at peace with whites and Indians.
June 10, 1797 Benjamin Hawkins Report to the Cherokees Benjamin Hawkins Cherokees Report to the Cherokees on the progress of his boundary survey, and his assurance of respecting the rights of both the Cherokees and the whites living in the region; also advises the Cherokee to keep the peace and to follow the advice in the "talks" from the U. S. President
April 7, 1793 Letter from Major Henry Gaither to Secretary of War Henry Knox regarding murder and robbery at Traders Hill on St Marys Henry Gaither Henry Knox Gaither writes from Fort Fidius to inform Knox about the robbery and murder of two whites at Traders Hill on St Marys by Creek Indians. Notes the William Seagrove, presumably owner of the store, is demanding the murderers and the whole party concerned; the Indians are divided over the demand made by Seagrove. Timothy Bernard advises Gaither to stand his guard. Gaither has written to General Clark...
1793 The speech of Nioctsaw Mico or Sick King a Simanolla. Chief Sick King James Seagrove Undated letter, presumably written during spring or summer of 1793, translated by Langley Bryant with sworn testimony by Joseph Ellicot, surveyor, that the document is an exact copy. Addressing James Seagrove Creek Indian Agent, the Sick King of the Simanolla gives assurances that his people will not join the mad people and go to war against the whites. His people are not like those in the mad...
June 30, 1793 Confrontation with Indians at Spanish Creek Captain John F. Randolph James Seagrove Captain Randolph reports from Colerain Station, west of St. Marys Georgia, that Mr McDonald saw some Indians on the path. Randolph responded by sending out men. They fell in with Indians at Spanish Creek. A confrontation ensued and four Indians killed; no whites lost. Got excellent horses as a result. Alexander Young and Mr Wright want to take possession of Bullhead blockhouse; need more men and...
June 29, 1787 To the Head-Men and Warriors of the Lower Creeks. [not available] Headmen and Warriors of Lower Creeks Author, possibly indian agent, expresses desire for peace and regrets loss of life caused by white warriors. Warns against any hostilities against whites. Will not hold lower Creeks accountable of transgressions of Upper Creeks. Mentions Mr Barnard and Mr Galphin and Treaty at Shoulderbone and Alexander McGillivray.
September 4, 1799 Reports Indian Talks, Request for American Flag David Henley James McHenry Reports recent meeting with Double Head and another Cherokee chief with himself and Colonel Butler. The Cherokee nation promises to stop plundering and to live in friendly terms with the whites. The Indians complained of the high prices of their supplies, due to the European war, according to Butler. Referred to the law of 26 June 1794 regulating trade. Reports account drawn up for John Chisolm...
May 16, 1793 Aftermath of Incident at Traders Hill St Mary's Creek Chiefs [not available] Cussetahs pledge continued friendship. Because so many whites have been killed, do not see that they can influence matters any longer. Ask that the U.S. give a drubbing and burning to the perpetrators listed as Cowetas, Broken Arrow, Uchees, Usichees, Tallasse. Chiefs ask that Cussetah town and people be spared. Proceeded to give directions on how best to go after the Cowetas, while sparing...
August 27, 1793 Message from Secretary of War Henry Knox to the Hanging Maw sent by Governor Blount on the Incident at Hanging Maw Henry Knox Hanging Maw Knox conveys the wishes of President of United States General George Washington, who expresses indignation at the attack made upon him [presumably attack and murder by Major Beard and his men at Hanging Maw's house]. Knox notes that Washington has directed Governor Blount to bring the perpetrators to justice. Knox tells Hanging Maw that whites do not carry out individual revenge; it is the job of...
September 3, 1793 James Seagrove Creek Indian Agent, to Secretary of War Henry Knox on how Georgia inhabitants view peace efforts with Creek Nation, attempts to meet with Georgia Governor Telfair, proposal for meeting of Creek Chiefs at Philadelphia, and rumors of whites and Chickasaws planning to attack Creeks James Seagrove Henry Knox Seagrove reports that he is waiting at Augusta to meet with Georgia Governor Telfair. While there he is also attempting to ascertain the prospects for peace with the Creeks, based on newspaper accounts, current reports, and based on the measures being taken by the Governor. Reports that Governor Telfair is making plans for large-scale military operations against Creek Nation, but says this will...
September 1795 Indian Speech to U.S. Commissioner at Fort George in Fall 1795 Anusene [?] [not available] Disputes U.S. statement that the Americans had no knowledge of prior Indian arrangements with "Governor Clinton" [presumably former Governor George Clinton of New York]. Refers to previous, intra-Indian land disputes which preceded the current negotiations. Rails against some third party for inciting war and bloodshed, but reaffirms that the Iroquois tribes have not made war on the United...
August 22, 1793 Indians Have Been Commonly in Our Settlements General Robertson William Blount Robertson reports on the hostile actions of the Indians which, though frequent, have been committed by small parties which can be confronted by companies of cavalry.