Adams Papers

To John Adams from Timothy Pickering, June 1799

Department of State [ca. June 1799]


I have received this morning a letter from the Secretary of the Northwestern Territory, informing that the reports propagated in the news-papers of Indian depredations in the two western counties of the Territory & in Shelby county in Kentuckey, are utterly destitute of foundation.

I inclose a letter which came to hand yesterday under a cover from a Christopher McPherson at Norfolk.

A letter received this week from Andrew Ellicott Esqr. dated the 22d. of May, advised me that he had met Colo. Hawkins at Pennsacola, and that they had held a conference with the Creeks, who were perfectly peaceable & willing that the running of the boundary lines should proceed.

I am with great respect / sir your most obt. servt.

Timothy Pickering

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