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Asbury Ansley Letter

 Collection
Identifier: MS-3180
Abstract

This collection consists of one letter written by Asbury Ansley from Warren County, GA to James A. Nobles in Stewart County, GA. The letter is dated May 29, 1836. Ansley tells of a raid by the Creek Indians, who are now heading towards Stewart County. He also requests a response from Nobles as soon as possible.

Dates: 1836 May 29

Benjamin Hawkins Letter

 Collection
Identifier: MS-2042
Abstract

This collection consists of a single letter by Benjamin Hawkins to Samuel Elbert dated June 12, 1785. Hawkins wrote the letter to the incumbent governor of Georgia concerning negotiations over land with the Creek Indians of the Southeast Georgia.

Dates: 1785

Boarding Bill for Eight Creek Indians

 Collection
Identifier: MS-3682
Abstract

William Maclin, Secretary of State for Tennessee, on May 24, 1799 issued a bill for the United States government concerning the boarding of eight Creek Indians for 33 1/2 cents each (including one gallon of whiskey) for two nights in Nashville, TN.

Dates: 1799 May 27

Henry Knox Indian Affairs Document

 Collection
Identifier: MS-3210
Abstract

This collection houses a document handwritten by Henry Knox mentioning the War Department Agent for Indian Affairs in Knoxville and The Creek Country.

Dates: circa 1793

James Robertson Report and Letters

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0367
Abstract

This collection consists of two letters and a report that deal primarily with Native American relations near Nashville, Tennessee.

Dates: 1784 April 16-1802 November 12

John Dooly Letter

 Collection
Identifier: MS-2043
Abstract

This collection consists of a single letter addressed to Brigadier General Lachlan McIntosh from John Dooly on September 5, 1777. In the letter, Dooly explains that his brother was killed by Creek Indians and suggests to Brigadier General McIntosh that those Indians be taken into custody for their actions against his brother.

Dates: 1777

John Sevier Letter

 Collection
Identifier: MS-3231
Abstract

This collection houses a single handwritten letter from John Sevier to an Honorable [M] Smith in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1792 regarding the region's escalating hostilities with the Creek and Cherokee nations.

Dates: 1792 October 30

Map Regarding the Battle of Horseshoe Bend

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0352
Abstract

This collection includes a hand drawn map from 1814 of the Battle of Horseshoe Bend. The back of the map includes "29th Rgt. Infantry The map of the horse [shoe] in the creek nation" among other notes and scribblings.

Dates: 1814

Receipt of Bounty for the Return of Stolen Horses

 Collection
Identifier: MS-2390
Abstract

This document contains a list of items given to two Cherokee Indians in exchange for the return of ten horses stolen from the Creek Nations. In lieu of money, the payment was in goods. The document was signed by several Indian Agents, including Francis B. Sappington, in December 1797 and January 1798.

Dates: 1797-1798

Solomon Moor Receipt

 Collection
Identifier: MS-2036
Abstract

This collection is comprised of a single receipt signed by Solomoon Morr and John Kelley to David Henley, war department agent. The receipt was written on March 26, 1797, Knoxville, Tennessee. It was given as an advance of two-hundred dollars for the transportation of Creeks, Chickasaws, and Cherokee Indians from Philadelphia to Knoxville.

Dates: 1797

Willie Blount Letter

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0737
Abstract

Tennessee Governor Willie Blount wrote this letter to Henry Newman, Jr. in Boston on December 10, 1811. In it, he expresses his hope that the United States will teach the indigenous people on the Wabash and their [foreign] aiders and abetters, that we are not only united but determined to be free and independent of all nations. He also discusses family and personal business, including Judge Hugh L. White and his family.

Dates: 1811 December 10