Account written by Richard Blount (while serving on the Georgia-Alabama Boundary Survey Commission) describing the Cherokees' negative reaction to the boundary survey. Blount met with Cherokee representatives to defend the work: "We are sent here...
Expenses include food, supplies, and pack horses; room and board; ferriage; and labor and services (for example, washing and shoeing horses, or "Cherokee man to show the Cherokee line"). Transcripts are included.
In the journal Blount discusses the landscape; encounters with Cherokee Indians in the area; and problems the surveyors faced during their work. He also includes a list of Cherokee words with their Creek and English equivalents.
In the letter Dale discusses several scouting expeditions he has made recently, and he reports that "I am under a full belief there is no Indians of the disaffected in this quarter." He then asks about the future of the fort he established in...
In the letter Dale discusses the appointment of men to military and public offices. He also mentions that "Mr Files gives mee some infermation of Mjr Davis having killed and taken some Indians." [Original spelling retained.]
In the letter Powell explains that he has moved from Huntsville to Franklin County near Tuscumbia and Florence ("they are even now places of great trade and considerable importance but are waging an eternal war against each other - which will...
This section gives information from Thomas Malone of Washington County, "in relation to the arrest of Aaron Burr in 1807, and the expedition of the North Carolina Colony in 1802 down the Tombigby River."
This section includes "very curious old" manuscripts, "being Bills of sale and other business papers made by the wealthy Creek Indians many years since." The documents were given to Pickett by Edward Hamrick of Montgomery.
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