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Title Papers [manuscript]: 1794-1796
Author Blount, William (1749-1800)
Document Type Correspondence
Description From the Newberry Library Catalogue: Sixteen letters, orders, and receipts (10 items) of William Blount, pertaining to his administration of Indian and military affairs in the Territory of the United States, South of the River Ohio, 1794-1796. Military topics include militia appointments and reenlistments at South West Point and Fort Grainger, the payment of troops, the removal of white settlers from lands guaranteed the Indians by the Treaty of Holston, and the repossession of stolen Cherokee horses. There is also correspondence regarding Chickasaw and Choctaw annuity goods; an Oct. 10-21, 1795, peace conference with Cherokee and Choctaw chiefs at the Tellico Blockhouse; and the construction of public buildings at Tellico. Correspondents include David Henley (agent of the War Dept.), John Pitchlynn (U.S. interpreter to the Choctaw), and militia and U.S. army officers.
Names Henley, David (1749-1823); Pitchlynn, John (c.1756-1835)
Places Knoxville, Tennessee, United States
Keywords military, militia, army, armed forces, Office of Indian Affairs, government, government relations, soldiers, white settlers, horse, horse stealing, annuity, peace, negotiation, treaty, chief, interpreter
Theme American Indians and the US Government
Tribe / Nation
Culture Area Southeast
Library The Newberry Library
Copyright The Newberry Library
Collection The Edward E. Ayer Collection
Reference VAULT box Ayer MS 74
Catalogue Link The Newberry Library Catalogue