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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...
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, 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...
“ 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...
Judge Campbell was at my house a few weeks ago and shewed me a letter of yours to him in which you request him to procure you a vocabulary of the Cherokee language.—Just afterwards a Chickasaw family with whom I am acquainted passed by my house, and supposing that a vocabulary of the Chickasaw language might not be unacceptable to you I made use of this opportunity to take the enclosed. I had...
Tho’ late in my congratulations with you on the acquisition of Louisiana they are not the less ardent on that account. How greatly is our chance encreased to remain at peace with foreign nations! to what a degree are they excluded from tampering with our indians! how bright the prospect of encreasing population and commerce. A bill, I understand, is on its passage in Congress for the...
I assure you, I feel great diffidence, in addressing a letter to you, without the formality of a personal introduction. Considering however, that the President ought to be in possession of every thing connected with all great National undertakings, & knowing, if I was to select, as I might do, our representation in Congress, as the medium of this communication, it must in that case undergo the...
Circumstances of a peculiar nature have weighed with us to forbear acting on the Subject of your note till next monday or tuesday, that is our next post day. We are with high respect Your obedt. Servts. MHi : Coolidge Collection.
In the War department a copy of a letter to Col. Meigs appears, dated Oct. 29th. 1808. in which Col. Meigs is requested to give notice to the Cherokees and Chickasaws that the white people settled on their land would be removed this Spring—and to the settlers also he is requested to give notice that they ought to remove from the said land voluntarily, or the military would remove them this...