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I hope you will excuse my indolence as to writing; but I ought before now to have expressed my thanks for your favor of the Second volume Hollandois, which has afforded me a great fund of entertainment & instruction: you accomplished a great work and of a variety of thoughts arising upon the occasion, this is one—that the minister of a mighty monarch appears to make but a small Figure before a...
To the president of the united states of America, the memorial of Bennet Ballew, Agent plenipotentiary from the chiefs & Head warrior of Cherokee Nation, resident & living in the towns of Chota, Toquoh, Gettico Little Telliquo Tumotly, Nioh or the Tassel’s town, Coettee, Chilhowah Tallassee, Big Tilliquo, Big Highwassa, Cheestowa, Eastanolee, Chatanugah Chichamaugah, Stickoee...
The communications I formerly had the honor to transmit to your Excellency respecting the South-western parts of the United States, now appear to have more weight, than was then foreseen. Alexr McGillivray at times menacing the Southern States; at others soothing them with the appearance of a Treaty. At this time actively engaged in composing some differences, and forming a league among the...
About the 10th instant two men were fired on by a party of Indians but no damage sustained only one of the horses the men rode was killed: the Indians took the saddle & bridle and the night following they stole eleven horses, our men pursued them next day came up with them and retook all the horses, together with said saddle & bridle, and killed two (one of which was a white man). On Sunday...
To conciliate the powerful tribes of Indians in the southern district, amounting probably to fourteen thousand fighting men, and to attach them firmly to the United States, may be regarded as highly worthy of the serious attention of government. The measure includes, not only peace and security to the whole southern frontier, but is calculated to form a barrier against the Colonies of an...
The enclosed copy of an affidavit, the original of which is deposited in our archives, is one among the many proofs existing of the unfriendly conduct of the Spaniards with respect to our black people —It is transmitted to you to form a part of the documents which it is expected you will make the foundation of some discussions with the Spanish Minister before the rising of the National...
I write you by Mrs. Nourse a lady of my acquaintance from N. york and it only Serves to Convey you a few broken Sentences from a mind wanting in many respects, tho equal to most in the love of my Country & the rights of humanity. That I approve of the Constitution upon it’s general Superstructure is a fact, and trust, that such amendments will be introduced as will be pleasing to the people &...