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Title Papers [manuscript]: 1794-1796
Author Dinsmore, Silas
Document Type Correspondence
Description From the Newberry Library Catalogue: Correspondence, certificates, and report, 1794-1796, of Silas Dinsmoor, mainly concerning his duties as resident agent to the Cherokee. Four letters, Mar.-Oct., 1795, to David Henley, U.S. War Dept. agent, discuss the Cherokee desire for peace with the whites and the continuing problems in that regard caused by Creek raids on white settlements and the whisky trade for stolen horses. Certificates, 1795-1796, issued by Dinsmoor (some also signed by John McKee (Indian agent) and Charles Hicks (interpreter)) concern the supply of goods and services to the Cherokee. Also "Silas Dinsmoors Report Respecting Goods of 1794 the Yearly Stipend of the Cherokees," which lists goods purchased in August, 1793, materials arriving at Knoxville in March, 1794, and items actually delivered to the Cherokee.
Names Henley, David (1749-1823)
Places Knoxville, Tennessee, United States
Keywords Indian agent, government, government relations, armed forces, peace, white settlement, liquor, trade, horse stealing, goods
Theme American Indians and the US Government; Trade and Indian Economies; Military Encounters: Conflicts, Rebellions and Alliances
Tribe / Nation
Culture Area Southeast
Library The Newberry Library
Copyright The Newberry Library
Collection The Edward E. Ayer Collection
Reference VAULT box Ayer MS 241
Catalogue Link The Newberry Library Catalogue