Department of State
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 Esq. dated the 22d of May advised me that he had met Colo. [Winthrim] at Pennsacola and that they had held a conference with the Creeks, who were perfectly peaceable and willing that the running of the boundary line should proceed.
I am with great respect / sir your most obt. servt.
MHi: Timothy Pickering Papers.