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“ Southwestern Territory, At Mr. Cobbs,” 9 Dec. 1791 . In Blount’s absence, acknowledges receipt of TJ’s to him of 22 Aug. 1791, “which was so much delayed on its passage that it never came to hand ‘till 8th. Nov. last.”—The information requested about Davidson county claims amount to 407,780 acres, which includes all allowable under the law of North Carolina except a few remaining preemption...
From the habits I have ever been accustomed to consider you in, I have ventured to address you on matters of the utmost importance to this territory and also affects the general government. That the Indians have not always been treated with justice by the whites is an undoubted truth: but since the treaties of New York and Holston with the Creeks and Cherokees I neither know nor have heard of...
Southwest Territory, 4 Oct. 1791. Letter of 12 Aug. to William Blount is received in his absence.—Provides answers to questions TJ asked relating to boundaries of Indian claims.—Rumors that Zachariah Cox has established a settlement on the Tennessee River are untrue. The Chickasaws permitted him to set up a post solely to trade with them. His acquittal by the Superior Court has encouraged...
Southwest Territory, 1 Sep. 1791 . Enclosing proceedings of Gov. Blount. Suggests official seal be prepared for Gov. Blount at public expense to replace private one thus far used in the territory. RC ( DNA : RG 59, SWT , M–471/1); 2 p.; endorsed by TJ as received 23 Oct. 1791 and so recorded in SJL . Enclosure: Journal of Executive Proceedings of the Southwest Territory, 7 Mch.-26 July 1791...
Southwest Territory, 1 Mch. 1791 . Enclosing proceedings of Gov. Blount. He has not thought it his duty to notice his proceedings as Superintendent of Indian Affairs.—Must requirement of Act of 13 July 1787 be met by submitting executive proceedings precisely at end of each six months or not exceed that time?—Judge Peery not yet arrived. Distance and danger of going from one district court...