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Material iV AmeHcati History in adiacent States 


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n Copeland Draper, LL. D. 

Collector of the Draper Manuscripts. From Ihe oil portrait by Ja( 
Heeve Stuart, in tlie Museum of the Wisconsin Historical Socii^t 





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Material for American History in adjacent States 


Secretary and Superinleudetit of [he Society 



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Explanatory ...... 

• « • 


Draper Manuscripts — . . . . . 


BediDgerMSS. . . . . . 



Draper's Life of Boone . . . . 



Boone MSS. . . . . . 



Border Forays . . . . , 



Brady and Wetzel MSS. . . . . 



Brant MSS. . . 



Brant Miscellanies . . . . 



Broadhead Papers . . . . 



(George Rogers Clark MSS. 



George Rogers Clark Miscellanies 



Jonathan Clark Papers 



William Clark Papers . . . . 



Croghan Papers 



Daniel Drake Papers . . . . 



Draper's Biographical Sketches 



Draper's Historical Miscellanies 



Draper's Memoranda Books 



Draper's Notes 



Forsyth Papers 



Frontier Wars MSS. . . . . 



Greorgia, Alabama, and South Carolina Papers 



Harmar Papers 



Harrison Papers 



Hinde Papers .... 



Illinois MSS. .... 



Irvine Papers .... 



Kenton MSS. .... 



Kentucky MSS. 



King's Mountain MSS. 



London Documents at Albany 



Mecklenburg Declaration, by Dr«v^^ 



Draper Manuscripts — continued 

GG Mecklenburg Declaration MSS. . 

HH Mecklenburg Declaration Miscellanies 

JJ Newspaper Extracts 

KK North Carolina MSS. 

LL Paris Documents at Albany 

MM Patterson Papers 

NN Pittsburgh and Northwest Virginia MSS. 

OO Pension Statements 

PP Potti^r Papers 

QQ Preston Papers 

RR Rudolph-Ney MSS. 

SS Shepherd Papers 

TT South Carolina MSS. 

UU South Carolina in the Revolution Miscellanies 

VV Sumter MSS. . . 

WW John Cleves Symmes Papers 

XX Tennessee Papers 

YY Tecumseh Papers 

ZZ Virginia MSS. .... 

Maps in the Draper MSS. 

Wisconsin Manuscripts — 

A Wisconsin Pur-Trade Accounts 

B Grignon, Lawe, and Porlier Papers 

C Green Bay and Prairie du Chien MSS. 

D Papers of Greorge Boyd, Indian Agent 

E Miscellaneous Wisconsin Commissions 

F Miscellaneous Mineral Point MSS. 

G Kemper Papers . 

H Moses M. Strong Papers . 

J Morgan L. Martin Papers 

K Bliss Papers 






















English Manuscripts — 
Phillipps MSS. 
List of Regiments 

Miscellaneous Manuscripts (awaiting arrangement) 
Eleazer Williams 
Deeds and transfers of land 
Western history 
Houck transcripts of Spanish papers 







New EDgland, Middle States, the South . 


War of Secession .... 


National Affairs .... 




Book of Hours .... 




Dbscriptions of Adjacent Manuscript Collections — 

Marietta (Ohio) College Library . 


Historical and Philosophical Society of Ohio 


** Old Northwest " Grenealogical Society 


C. M. Burton .... 


Chicago Historical Society 


Chicago Public Library 


Newberry Library .... 


Edward E. Ayer 


University of Illinois 


Minnesota Historical Society 


State Historical Society of Iowa 


Missouri Historical Society . . . . 


Mercantile Library, St. Louis 


Louis Houck . . . 


State Historical Society of Missouri 


Kansas Historical Society . . . . 


tJniversity of California 


Miscellaneous Private Collections — 

Ohio . . . . . 


Michigan . . . . . 


Wisconsin . . . . . 


Illinois . . . . . 


Iowa . . . . . 


Kentucky . . . . . 


Tennessee . . . . . 


Kansas . . . . . 


[ndbx ....... 




Portrait of Lyman Copeland Draper 
Commission of Captain Qeorge Rogers Clark 
Map of headwaters of Clinch and Holston rivers 
Commission of Sieur Charles Langlade 
Letter by Solomon Juneau 
Map of Milwaukee, 1833 










This publication does not aim to be a detailed catalogue of 
the manuscripts in the Wisconsin Historical Library — that is 
a task that must wait for the future, when will appear the 
annotated calendars now in preparation. Until the present 
time, the Library has perforce been content with a generalized 
.index to its considerable collections of manuscripts. The need 
of printed calendars has long been recognized, but the store of 
materials is so large and funds of the Library so insufficient for 
its needs, that progress thereon has been slow. The ever-in- 
creasing demands upon the Manuscript Department have at 
last compelled us, in the absence of calendars, to publish what 
will for a time serve as a compromise between these and the old 
card index — the present Descriptive List, which we trust will 
much lighten the burden of search by giving the student a 
general survey of our manuscript possessions, thereby leading 
him fairly close to the documents needed in his especial work. 

In the Appendix we present like summarized statements 
concerning important historical manuscript collections else- 
where in the Old Northwest and in other States adjacent to 
Wisconsin. This information will, we feel assured, prove 
helpful to all persons engaged in research among Middle West- 
ern sources, and is designed as a tentative effort towards some 
measure of co-operation among the historical societies of this 

The description of the Draper Manuscripts is in large meas- 
ure the work of Louise Phelps Kellogg, Ph. D.; considerable 
work upon the other features of ttieLi\al\vsL%\ife^w^<^w<^Va K^*^ 


Currier Tilton, Ph. D.; while much of the task of proof-read- 
ing has fallen to Annie Amelia Nunns, A. B. — all of them mem- 
bers of the Library staff. Most cordial acknowledgments are 
also due to our several correspondents, private and official, who, 
often at much individual pains, have furnished us with data 
concerning their own collections. The value of the List is much 
enhanced by these contributions. 

December 1, 1906. R. G. T. 


The following terms have been used in the preparation of 
this List : 

Papers : The original documents of any person or group of persons, 
or those connected with any historical event. 

MSS : Materials concerning a person, including both original docu* 
ments and facts collected from descendants and other sources. 

NoTKia : Unassorted materials concerning a person or event, Collected 
by letters, personal interviews, etc. 

Miscellanies : Miscellaneous printed material concerning a person or 

The letter (or letters) just preceding the title of the series is 
the ** press-mark '^ of that series. In citations, the volume 
number should precede the series letter ; the folio or page num- 
ber should follow. For instance, should it become necessary 
to cite document No. 45 in the 14th volume of the George 
Rogers Clark MSS., which are series J in the Draper Collec- 
tion, the reference would simply be: Draper MSS., 14 J 45. 
If it were document No. 90 in the 45th volume of the Grignon, 
Lawe, and Porlier Papers, which are series B in the Wisconsin 
Manuscripts, the reference would be: Wis. MSS., 45B90. 
Historical students using or citing the Society's manuscripts, 
would confer a favor by following this concise style. 


List of Manuscripts 

Draper Manuscripts 

The Lyman C. Draper manuscript collection consists of 469 
folio volumes. The geographical field covered is from the 
Hudson River to the Mississippi, from Charleston to Louis- 
ville, and the period from the year 1735 until the close of the 
War of 1812-15 ; with some material bearing upon the trans- 
Mississippi region, such as certain papers of William Clark 
and the journal of Sergt. Charles Floyd' (Lewis and Clark ex- 
pedition). The classification is chiefly under the names of 
important border heroes or pioneers, for Draper collected with 
a view of using the material for a series of biographies: 
George M. Bedinger, Daniel Boone, Samuel Brady, Joseph 
Brant, Daniel Brodhead, George Rogers Clark, Jonathan Clark, 
William Clark, George and William Croghan, Josiah Harmar, 
William Henry Harrison, William Irvine, Simon Kenton, 
Robert Patterson. James Potter, William Preston, D^vid 
Shepherd, Thomas Sumter, John Cleves Symmes. Tecumseh, 
and Louis Wetzel. There are six volumes of data relative to 
the Mecklenburg declaration of independence ; others contain 
early manuscripts relative to Alabama. Georgia, Illinois, Ken- 
tucky, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Ten- 
nessee, Virginia, and King's Mountain ; numerous volumes are 
devoted to Draper's interviews with pioneers or their descend- 
ants in many parts of the border states and the Middle West. 
It should be explained that but a small part of the Draper 
Manuscripts are contemporary documents; much the larger 
portion consists of Draper's interviews and correspondence 
while seeking information, all of w\\\c\v X?* It^^Xn \x^\^x'^^^^'^'^^^ 

Wisconsin Historical Society [Draper 

with his critical comments and notes. His laborious methods 
of investigation furnish an interesting and instructive study 
to historical specialists. A carefully prepared calendar of the 
papers is now in course of preparation. The collection is al- 
ready extensively used by historians and genealogists. 

For an account of Draper's life and methods, consult Wis- 
consin Historical Collections, i (reprint), pp. ix-xxix. 

A. Bedinger MSS. 1 vol. 

Maj. George Michael Bedinger (1756-1843) was born of 
German ancestry in York County, Pennsylvania. At the age 
of s'x he removed to the neighborhood of Shepherdstown, 
Virginia, where he enlisted (1775) in Col. Hugh Stevenson's 
company of sharpshooters, which joined the Continental army 
before Boston. Continuing in volunteer service. Bed nger 
participated in the battle of Germantown, and brought sup- 
plies to the army at Valley Forge. In 1779 he joined a com- 
pany setting forth for Kentucky, where they reinforced the 
Indian-harassed pioneers at Boonesborough ; later in the 
same year, he was appointed adjutant in Col. John Bow- 
man's regiment, and participated in the latter's unfortunate 
caimpaign. Returning to Virginia, Bed'nger rejoined the 
army, being present at the siege of Yorktown, thus escaping 
the Battle of Blue Licks. Again in Kentucky (1783-85), he 
explored the Green River country, finally making h's per- 
manent home in the new community at Lower Blue Licks. 
Thence, after taking part in St. Clair's campaign (1791), he 
was sent to the state and national legislatures. 

His papers consist of personal recollections written by 
Bedinger or taken by Draper from his verbal dictation, affi- 
davits of services, land warrants, and letters from his 

B. Draper's Life of Boone. 5 vols. 

Draper had written, before 1856, about one-third of his con- 
templated Life of Boone; but while continuing to gather ma- 
terial therefor until his death in 1891, made no further pro- 
gress on the Life itself. These volumes contain his work, as 
far BS completed. They consist of: 


Mss.] List of Manuscripts 

1. Introductory matter. Contains testimonials to the competence of 

Draper to undertake this work, from members of the Boone 
family and others; lists of illustrations and Boone lo- 
calities; Anally, an exceedingly valuable resume of Western 
exploration and discovery prior to the time of Boone, carefully 
annotated and including a copy of Walker's journal (1750), like- 
wise annotated, and an account of Wood's, Spottswood's, and 
Gist's journeys, with biographical sketches of the participants. 

2. Chaps. 1-6 (1742-70). Recounts Boone's ancestry and early lite 

in Pennsylvania; his removal to North Carolina, and the 
troubles incident upon the French and Indian and Pontiac'S 
wars; Boone's early hunting excursions in the back country and 
in Florida; and his meeting with John Findlay, together with 
the first advance into Kentucky. 

3. Chaps. 7-11 (1771-75). The early history of Kentucky, its explora- 

tions and first settlements, together with an acount of hunting 
customs, Indian treaties, Dunmore's War (1774), and the first 
systematic attempt by the Transylvania Company to exploit 
Kentucky lands. Biographical sketches of the early explorers, 
the Long Hunters, and the earliest founders ot Kentucky are 
also given. 

4. Chaps. 12-16 (1775-78). Woven around the incidents of Boone's 

life in these adventurous years. Draper has herein presented a 
full history of early Kentucky, beginning with the meeting of 
the Transylvania legislature (1775), and closing with the siege 
of Boonesborough (1778). It is chiefly a record of Indian hos- 
tilities, the capture and rescue of Boone's daughter and her 
companions, the capture and escape of Boone, and the varying 
history of the small Kentucky stations. 

5. Appendices. Consists entirely of biographical sketches of Ken- 

tucky pioneis, prominent militia officers of southwestern Vir- 
ginia, members of the Transylvania Company, and legislators, 
including John Peter Sailing, Dr. Thomas Walker, Col. William 
Preston, Col. Arthur Campbell, Gen. William Russell, Gen. 
Daniel Smith, Col. Thomas Slaughter, Col. James Harrod, Col. 
Richard Callaway, Col. John Floyd, Col. John Todd, Gen. Wil- 
liam Cocke, Alexander Spottswood Dandrldge, Col. Samuel 
Henderson, Isaac Hlte, James Douglas, Azarlah Davis, Capt. 
William Moore. Nathan Hammond, Col. Richard Henderson, Col. 
John Wllllama, Thomas, David, and Nathaniel Hart, Col. John 
Luttrell, James Hogg, William Johnston, I^onard Henley Bul- 

Wisconsin Historical Society [Draper 

C. Boone MSS. 32 vols. 

This material was collected by Draper preparatory to writ- 
ing his proposed Life of Boone, The first sixteen volumes, 
deal'ng in a rough chronological order with the events of 
Boone's life, consist of information furnished by his descend- 
ants, neighbors, and friends — anecdotes, rem'niscences, inci- 
dents of hunting excursions and Indian warfare, descriptions 
and maps of localities connected with Boone's career — set 
forth in letters to Draper, or in notes taken by him in h's 
visits to these pioneers. Two volumes follow (17, 18), con- 
taining data regarding inscriptions traceable in Draper's time, 
cut by Boone upon trees and rocks to recount his hunting 
exploits. The succeeding six volumes (19-24) contain letters, 
with b'ographical material, from the descendants of Boone 
and those of many of his associates and companions. The 
three volumes (25-27) of original documents comprise auto- 
graph signatures, letters, commissions, land patents and other 
legal papers, accounts, surveying notes and field-books 
(Boone's), relat ng both to Boone and to many of his con- 

The following is a summary of the separate volumes: 

1. Grenealogy. * 

2. Early life. 

3. Route over the mountains. 

4. Early Kentucky trips, 1769-81. 

5. Transcript of Thomas Walker's journal, 1750; notes on the Long 


6. Events of Boone's life in 1773-74. 

7. Teay's Valley; capture of Boone and the Callaway girls. 1775-76. 

8. 9. Boone in Rowan County, Virginia, and on the Yadkin. 

10. Origin and significance of "Yadkin." Watauga. 

11. 1776-79. Boone's capture and escape. Siege of Boonesborough. 

12. Col. John Bowman's campaign, 1779. 

13. 1780-82. Blue Licks; Estill's defeat; Bryan's Station besieged. 

14. 1783-91. Chloe Flinn's rescue. Attack on Tacket's Fort. 

15. 1792-1815. Boone in West Virginia and Missouri. War of 1812-15 

on the frontier. 
16: 1816-20. Last years, and death. 

17, 18. Trees, rocks, and traditions connected .with Boone's life. 
19. Biographical notes on Squire Boone, Jesse Boone, etc. 


Mss.] List of Manuscripts 

20. Biographical notes on Henry Miller, Alex. Neely; Peter Houston's 

24. Letters from descendants of the Boone family and their relatives 

and neighbors, with notes on Edward Boone, the Bryans, 
Grants, Joseph Winston, the Scholls, the Penningtons, John 
Stuart, the Van Bibbers, the McKinneys, the Callaways, Felix 
Walker, Catlett Jones, the Hancocks, John Holder, the Hender- 
sons, Michael Stoner, William Bush, John Gass, the Millards, 
Lucy Brashears, Yelverton Peyton, Benjamin Keeley, Richard 
Wade, William Stafford, Nathaniel Bullock, Andrew Johnson, 
and George Hendricks. 

25. 1738-1803. Original documents. 

26. 1782-99. Original documents. 

27. 1788 1823. Original documents. 

28. 1818-78. Draper's miscellaneous memoranda. 

29. 1879-90. Draper's miscellaneous memoranda. 

30. 31. Draper's miscellaneous notes. 

32. Boone miscellanies (printed) — pamphlets, and magazine and news- 
paper articles. 

D. — '■ — Border Forays. 5 vols. 

A complete work, prepared by Draper in collaboration with 
Consul Willshire Butterfield, but never published: 

1. Chaps. 1-8. (1) De Soto's adventures: Battle of Mauvile, 1535- 

43. (2) Massacre of the French by the Natchez Indians: de- 
struction of the Natchez, 1729 31. (3) First fight with Indians 
west of the Blue Ridge, December, 1742. (4) First exploration 
of Kentucky, 1750. (5) Adventures of Robert Stobo and Jacob 
Van Braam, 1754 GO. (G) Captivity and escape of Mrs. William 
Ingles. (7) First .military expedition against Western In- 
dians, 1756. (8) Armstrong's Kittanning expedition, Septem- 
ber, 1756. 

2. Chaps. 9-13. (9) Destruction of Fort Loudoun by the Cherokees, 

1760. (10) Ambuscade of the Devil's Hole, Sr^ptember, 1763. 
(11) A perilous journey up the Maumee, 1764. (12) Logan, the 
Mingo chief, 1710-80. (13) Indian eloquence: speeches of 
Garangula, Fontiac, Shegenaba, Skenando, and Big Elk. 

3. Chaps. 14-18. (14) Dunmore's War, 1774. (15) Battle of Point 

Pleasant, October, 1774. (16) Biographical sketches of Dun- 
more and his field officers. (17) Biographical sketches of field 
officers at Point Pleasant. (18) Sketch of Cornstalk, 175^-11. 

4. Chaps. 19-26. (19) Tragical dealYi ot 3a.\i^ ^^C,^^^. V^KN ^^^-^'^ 

Wisconsin Historical Society [Draper 

Border Forays (continued) — 

of Oriskany, August, 1777. (21) Ambuscade at Fort Henry — 
Wheeling, 1777. (22) Foreman's defeat, 1777. (23) Battle and 
massacre of Wyoming, 1778. (24) Clark's conquest of the Illi- 
nois, 1778. (25) Indian attack on Boonesborough, September, 

1778. (26) Captivity of Samuel Kenton, September, 1778-June, 

5. Chaps. 27-31. (27) Bowman's expedition against Chlllicothe, 

1779. (28) Rogers's defeat, 1779. (29) Andrew Poe's desperate 
encounter with two Indians, September, 1781. (30) Gnaden- 
hiitten — closing scenes of the Revolution in the West, 1782. 
(31) Crawford's campaign against Sandusky, 1782. Memoranaa 
following the last chapter consist of accounts of the battle of 
Cedaf Springs, S. C, 1780, by B. F. Perry; of that of Musgrove's 
Mills, 1780, by Colonel James Williams, Governor John Rut- 
ledge, Colonel Isaac (Shelby, and Colonel William Hill; a bio- 
graphical sketch of Josiah Culbertson ; and notes on Rogers's 
defeat, with original papers. 

E. Brady and Wetzel MSS. 16 vols. 

Samuel Brady (1756-1800) and Lewis Wetzel (1764^1808?) 
were noted spies and scout captains in southwest Pennsyl- 
van'a and northwest Virginia during the time of the Revolu- 
tion and the succeeding Indian wars. The exploits of the 
bands under their leadership were the pride of the frontier. 
Brady, of Scotch-Irish ancestry, having served in the conti- 
nental army in the Eastern colonies, was sent to Pittsburgh 
(1779) to assist in protecting the backwoodsmen. Wetzel, 
somewhat younger, belonged to a noted family of German 
immigrants, who performed irregular frontier service during 
the Indian campaigns *n the Northwest (1789-95). A con- 
siderable mass of traditional material having clustered around 
the names of these two typical heroes, Draper undertook the 
task of both collecting. and sifting these traditions and leg- 
ends, and likewise of noting as many of the subordinates 
in the scouting companies as could be traced. 

The fifteen volumes of this series, while an epitome of the 
careers of the prominent pioneers of the region, are of a mis- 
cellaneous character and consist chiefly of letters from de- 
scendants, friends, and neighbors who were still living in the 
time of Draper's investigations (1843-65). During their 


Mss.) List of Manuscripts 

course, it was found that Samuel J. Rea of Beaver, Pennsyl- 
vania, was making similar researches, whereupon his collec- 
tion was purchased by Draper, and is now embodied in vol- 
umes 12 and 13 of the present series. 
1. Draper's opening sketch. A fragmentary history of border atroci- 
ties in Pennsylvania during the French and Indian War, with 
sketches of S^hingas and Half King, famous chiefs. Original 
documents — consisting of autographs, letters, accounts, muster 
rolls, land transfers, etc., of prominent men of the region, 
including Brady and the Van Swearingens. 
2-7. Letters of friends and descendants relating, in addition to tHe 
chief heroes, Brady and Wetzel, to the following: Jacob Byerly, 
George Carpenter, James Whittaker, Silas Hedges, Henry Jolly, 
James Downing, the Van Swearingens, the Spencers, John Har- 
mon, Edward Sherlock, Capt. William Faulkner, George FoulkB, 
Solomon Urie, John Riley, James and Alexander Mitchell, MaJ. 
Daniel White, Major Joseph L. Finley, Jesse Edgington, Philip 
Six, the Bairds, Conrad Stoup, James Ramsey, the Walkers 
(captivity of), Peter Groves, Joseph Biggs, William Bailey 
(captivity of), the Pipers, Levi Morgan, and many others. 

8. Letters of J. W^ Biddle of Pittsburgh, to Draper (1844-61); 

also sketches of John Cuppy, David Williamson, the Crawfords, 
George Vallandighara, ^tc. 

9. Letters concerning Joseph Biggs, Isaac Meek, John Finley, Samuel 

Murphy, the Greathouses, Jesse Edgington, John Simrall, Peter 

Henry, John Edgar, etc. 
10,11. Similar in character to the preceding, but carefully Indexed by 

12, 13. Rea Papers: "Notes, documents, and memoranda to serve as a 

basis for a Life of Captain iSamuel Brady, collected by Samuel 

J. Rea, of Beaver, Pa., 1855." 

14. Draper's miscellaneous memoranda. 

15. Brady miscellaneous (newspaper articles and pamphlets), includ- 

ing a series of articles by S. J. Rea, annotated by Draper; "In- 
cidents in the Early History of the West," published in the 
Beaver (Pa.) Argus, 1855; and other clippings on the life of 
Brady, from various Pennsylvania newspapers. 

16. Brady miscellanies, consisting of newspaper clippings concerning 

many pioneers of Virginia, Pennsylvania, and Kentucky. 

F. Brant MSS. 22 vols. 

Joseph Brant (ca. 1740-1807), a Mohawk chief, educated 
at Wheelock's Indian school, was pYorcv\xvexv\. ^>\\vcv^'^^'^^i?^- 

Wisconsin Historical Society [Draper 

Brant (continued) — 

olutionary period, under British influence leading his tribes- 
men to ^yar against the American colonies. After the peace 
he visited England in the interests of the Iroquos, and led 
them to homes on the Canadian side of the lakes. His his- 
tory furnishes, therefore, an epitome of the Revolutionary 
struggle on the frontier of western New York and Pennsyl- 
vania. Preparatory to wr'ting a proposed life of this chief- 
tain. Draper made a large collection of materials bearing on 
events with which Brant's career brought him in contact. 
Whole volumes are devoted to especial episodes of the border 
struggle, with notices of all the leading participants. The 
first twelve volumes deal in this way with the affairs of 
Brant's life, with full details of the martial events connected 
therewith. Volumes 13, 14, and 15 relate to Brant's relatives 
and descendants, 'ncluding copies of selected papers of his 
brother-in-law. Sir William Johnson. Volumes 16 and 22 are 
composed of notes on important contemporaries of Brant, 
both British and Indian. Volumes 17 and 18 contain collec- 
tions acquired by Draper from local antiquaries — Charles P. 
Avery, M. R. Hulce, and Dudley Burwell. The two volumes 
of original documents comprise letters from the important 
border leaders on both sides, Indian treaties, speeches, and 
petitions; other orig'nal letters (especially by Brant) are 
scattered through the preceding volumes, notably in 5. 10, 11, 
and 12. 

1. Draper's introductory matter (fragmentary sketch); Brant's an- 

cestors and boyhood. 

2. Devil's Hole massacre; war against the Delawares; Brant's pre- 

Revolutionary life, 1763-76. 

3. Oriskany and Fort Stanwix, 1777. 

4. Springfield; Kylo Settlement; Andrustown; Wyoming, 1778. 
.5. Cherry Valley; Cobleskill, 1778. 

6, 7. Sullivan's campaign, 1779 (bibliography of original materials). 
8, 9. Minisink battle, 1779. 

10. Battles of Stone Arabia and Foxe's Mills; raid on Schoharie, Little 

Falls, and Oswego, 1780-83. 

11. Treaty of Fort Stanwix, 1784; removal to Grand River; Brant In 

England, 1784-93. 

12. Later years and death, 1794-1807. 


iwiss.] List of Manuscripts 

13,14,15. Brant's relatives and descendants; Sir William Johnson 

16. Copies of papers of Daniel Claus; notes on Augustine Prevost, 

Alexander and John Harper, and Complanter; life of Govemer 
Blacksnake, related by himself. 

17. Collections of Charles P. Avery and M. R. Hulce, comprising notes 

on John Montour, Col. William Lyman, Capt. Horatio Jones, 
Sebastian Strope, Abel Hart, Parshall Terry, John Hilborn and 
his captivity, Cyrus Hotohkiss, Benjamin Whittaker, Rev. Will- 
iam Johnston, Jasper Edwards, Benjamin and Daniel Cole, 
Josiah Parkes, the Harpers of Harpersfield, St. Leger Cowle^y, 
Anne McKee and her captivity, William Rose, Daniel Bennett, 
Ben Shanks, Canope, Tom Quick, Tom Hill, Capt. Bezaleel Tyler, 
and David Young. Also narrative of captivity of Mrs. Whit- 
taker; recollections of John Gee, Caty McMaster Harris, Elisha 
Forsyth, Nicholas Sliter, and some Mohawk of Canada. 

18. Collections of Dudley Burwell. 

19. Unclassified notes and letters. 

20. Original documents, 1771-99. 

21. Original documents, 1800-36. 

22. Blacksnake papers; Draper's memoranda. 

G. Brant Miscellanies. 3 vols. 

These consist of printed material, comprising: 

1. Pamphlets, magazine and newspaper articles, and engravings. 

2. Brant memorial; Wyoming. 

3. Cherry Valley; Sullivan's campaign; Minisink. 

H. Brodhead Papers. 3 vols. 

Col. Daniel Brodhead (1736-1809) was a delegate to the 
provinc'al convention of Pennsylvania (IT'T'o), and chosen the 
same year lieutenant-colonel of the 8th Pennsylvania regi- 
ment. After serving in the Eastern colonies, his regiment 
was, in the .autumn of 1778, made a part of Gen. Lachlan 
Mcintosh's brigade for the protection of the Western frontier, 
w*th headquarters at Fort Pitt. In April of the following 
year, Washington appointed Brodhead commander of the 
Western Department — a post held until . September, 1781. 
After the Revolution, he was surveyor-general of Pennsyl- 
vania (1789-1800). 

These three volumes of original papers were secured by 
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Broadhead (continued; — 

in large part of Indian speeches, treaties, and information 
sent by friendly chiefs to Brodhead, during the years of his 
command at Fort Pitt. 

1, 2. Pennsylvania, Virginia, and Kentucky frontier, 1775-81. IndiSA 

talks and treaties. 
3. Fort Pitt matters, 1780-81. Colonel Brodhead's letter boottc, while 

commandant at Fort Pitt, copied by Draper from the original. 

J. George Rogers Clark MSS. 65 vols. 

This is the largest and most important series in the entire 
collection, and was secured by Draper with the intention of» 
writing a complete b ography of the conqueror of the North- 
west. The task of collection extended over the entire period 
of Draper's literary activity, and was abandoned only at his 
death. Previous unsuccessful attempts at collection for a 
biography had been made ; from these writers and the sur- 
viving relat'ves of Glark, Draper secured the bulk of the ex- 
tant papers, adding to these large numbers of contemporary 
documents bearing on the early history of Kentucky and the 
War of the Revolution in the West. These in turn are sup- 
plemented by a mass of notes, memoranda, copies of docu- 
ments, interviews with participants or their descendants, and 
recollectons of survivors — such gleanings in the then un- 
worked field of Western history as were available in the 
fourth to the eighth decades of the nineteenth century. 

The first six volumes relate without chronological method^ 
to previous biographies of Clark, and such important leaders^ 
both British and American, as were connected wth Clark's 
campaigns. The succeeding six volumes (7-12) in loose 
chronological order conta'n additional material of similar 
character, embracing also many original papers. With volume 
13 begins the history of Clark's life, arranged in strict chrono- 
logical sequence, detailing his campaigns and movements, and 
contemporary events bearing thereupon. This series, extend- 
ing through volume 35, is largely composed of secondary 
material, but is interspersed with many original documents 
notably in volumes 17, 18, 27, 30-32. Three volumes (36-38) 
follow, with notes on Clark's officers and further miscellan'es. 

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partly by subject, partly chronologically. The first three are 
transcripts from Spanish archives (with their English transla- 
tions). The next three (43-45) contain collections and copies 
of specific sets of papers. Volumes 46-55 are devoted to 
Clark papers proper, arranged with as much reference to 
chronology as their character would allow. Volumes 56-63 
are of a miscellaneous and supplementary character, the entire 
series closing with a volume of Draper's jottings and memo- 
randa. The following summarizes the separate volumes: 

1. Draper's commencement of a biography. Only the two first 

chapters were written — the first, devoted to the early Indian 
tribes of Kentucky; the second, to the boyhooi and education 
of Clark. 

2. Other intended lives; portraits; John Law letters. Draper re- 

views the more or less serious attempts at a life of Clark, Djr 
Allen B., Magruder, Jared Sparks, iSamuel Brown, Leonard 
Bliss, Joseph Buchanan, Mann Butler, John Croghan, John Law, 
Humphrey Marshall, John Bickley, Joseph Bogy, Washington 
Irving, and others — none of them successful, however — and tells 
how he came into the possession of the notes left by several 
of the foregoing. 

3. Leonard Bliss's sketch; copy of Clark's celebrated memoir of 

his campaign against Kaskaskia and Vincennes (original in Vol. 

4. Pogue papers (indexed). William Pogue was one of the early 

settlers of Boonesborough, being killed by the Indians in 1777. 
His widow married Joseph Lindsay, afterward commissary-gen- 
eral for Clark. His papers relate to the provisioning of the expe- 
ditions against the Indians. Rocheblave papers. Rocheblave 
was the British commandant at Kaskaskia when captured by 
Clark; these papers consist chiefly of transcripts from the Cana- 
dian archives, a few Rocheblave letters, with notes on family 
history. M6nard papers, consisfing of letters to Draper by 
Pierre M6nard (1797-1871), a descendant of French pioneers 
at Kaskaskia, comprising notes on Isadore Chene, Jehu Hay, 
Henry Bird, Philip de Jean, William la Mothe, and Captain 

5. Notes on Thomas Dillard, Thomas Hutchings, John Donelson, 

Robert Hays, Hancock Lee, John Willis; also the Durrett corre- 

6. Notes on Hancock Lee, Benjamin Clark and family, William Rad- 

ford, John Floyd, James Patton, ^WWam '?T^??yMi, ^\.^. 

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G. R. Clark (continued) — 

7. Clark on the Ohio; the French War; Dunmore War, 1774. 

8, 9. Clark's campaigns, 1778-86. Mann Butler's papers; letters from 

participants, and recollections of survivors. 

10. Informalion from Clark relatives; John Croghan correspondence. 

11,12. Collections of original material interspersed v/ith miscellane- 
ous notes, including autograph letters and account books of 
Clark, his speeches to Indians, memorials to Congress, William 
Clark letters, Shelby's memorial, and the De Pauw papers con- 
nected with the French expedition of 1793, including an original 
letter from Thomas Paine. 

13-15. Clark on the upper Ohio, 1771-74; Dunmore's War, 1774. 

16. Clark's first visit to Kentucky, 1775-76. 

17. Col. John Bowman's papers, 1777-86. Col. John Bowman (1738- 

84) was commissioned in 1776 as colonel of Kentucky militia. In 
1779 he undertook an unsuccessful expedition into the Indian 
country. His brother Josetph (1752-79) was major of Clark's 
regiment, dying at Vincennes. Their papers comprise muster- 
rolls of both brothers' commands, land titles, accounts, and con- 
temporary letters. The volume also contains notes on Ebenezer 

18. Preparations for the Illinois compaign, 1777-78; original letters 

from Patrick Henry, Matthew Arbuckle, Arthur Campbell, and 
Clark (at Kaskaskia) ; notes on the French of the Illinois, in- 
including Pierre Gribault, the St. Gem and Beau Vais families, 
J. B. Janis, Frangois C. de Charleville, J. B. La Croix; and items 
on French customs in the Illinois. 

19. 20. Corn Island, 1778; beginnings of Louisville, with notes on the 

first settlers. 
21,22. Route to Kaskaskia, 1778. 
23. The recapture of Vincennes, 1779, with transcript of Clark's journal 

from the Canadian archives; original letters from John Todd, 

Jefferson, and Clark. 
24,25. Route to Vincennes, 1779. 

26. Building of Fort Jefferson; Le Balme's expedition, 1780. 

27. Fort Jefferson; original papers of John Girault; Wea (Ouiatanon) 

Fort; Isaac Bowman, 1779-81. 

28. Clark's relief of St. Louis, May, 1780. 

2^. Bird's expedition; siege of Fort Jefferson; Clark's preparation 

for new campaign, 1780. 
30,31. Floyd's defeat; Hay's Station massacre; Lochry's defeat, 1780- 

81; also some original letters of Clark to Fleming, and of 

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32, 33. Events of Clark's life, 1782-88; Wabash campaign; relations 
with Spainv 

34. Clark's life, 1790-1800; Grsnet's scheme; O'Fallon correspondence. 

35. Clark's last years, 1801-18. Marston G. and Jonathan Clark. 

36. 37. Clark's officers and associates, including notes on Timothy de 

Montbrun, Joseph Saunders, Hugh McGary, William Harrod, 
John Bailey, Abraham Chapline, John Girault, George Slaughter, 
John Gabriel Jones, William Pope, Leonard Helm, Valentine T. 
Dalton, John Cowan, Samuel Fulton, Low Brown, John Williams, 
William Lowther, John Floyd, Cornelius Darnell, James Spilman, 
David White, Daniel Davis, Nathaniel Randolph, William Bailey 
Smith, William Linn, Thomas Slaughter, Joseph Crockett, thje 
Barbees, William Oldham, James Barnett, William Shannon, 
John Crittenden, James Willing, John Field, William Christian, 
Archibald Lochry, Philip S. White, Richard Harrison, Samuel 
H. Parsons, Richard Brashears, John Paul, and others. 

38. Draper's miscellaneous memoranda, 1845-91. 

39-42. Spanish documents, 1791-95. 

42a. Translations of the Spanish documents in vols. 39-42. 

43. Oliver Pollock case. 

44. David Todd papers, 1833-59; Mann Butler papers, 1810-55. 

45. Henry Hamilton papers, copied from Canadian and English ar- 

chives with some original papers, including letters and accounts 
of Hamilton, petition of Peter Pond, etc. 

46. Original documents, 1761-88. Miscellaneous letters of George 

Croghan, Guy Johnson, John Willis, Lord Dunmore, Henry Ham- 
ilton, Patrick Henry, George Morgan, George Rogers and Jona- 
than Clark, Thomas Jefferson, Benjamin Harrison, Walker 
Daniel, Isaac Shelby, Josiah Harmar, Levi Todd, Wprden Pope; 
lists of Illinois habitants; Clark's accounts; Daniel Smith's 
journal, 1779-80. 

47. Clark's original memoir, written at request of Jefferson and Madi- 

son; copies of Clark's journal of 1779; and Bowman's journal, 

48. Original documents, 1774-98: Clark's cofnmission in Dunmore's 

War; Harrodsburgh journal; Levi Todd's narrative; Clark's 
public and private instructions; the French alliance; Kaskaskia 
letters; letters from Oliver Pollock, John and Joseph Bowman, 
Benjamin Harrison, Patrick Henry, etc. 

49. Original documents, 1779: letters from Pollock, Gratiot, Hamil- 

ton, Captains George, Helm, Brashears, Joseph and John Bow- 
man, Todd, Linctot, Brodhead, etc.; document, relating to the 
surrender of Vincennes — letter from Lieutenant-Oox^rMyc '^^kccl- 

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ilton to Clark, requesting a truce; Clark's famous reply, knowD 
as his "unconditional surrender" letter, of Feb. 24, 1779; lists 
of prisoners; and Clark's proclamation to the French-Canadian 

50. Original documents, 1780: instructions from Virginia; letters 

from Montgomery, Pollock, Brodhead, Gibault, Legros, Thjrus- 
ton, and the French-Canadian habitants. 

51. Original documents, 1781: Clark's commission as general; orders 

from Steuben; letters from Jeilerson, Slaughter, Todd, Floyd, 

52. Original documents, 1782-83: rank of officers in the Illinois regi- 

ment; letters from Floyd, Irvine, Jefferson, Harrison, Legros, 
John Dodge, etc. 

53. Original documents, 1784-92: Clark's commissions as surveyor 

and Indian coramissioner; letters from William Finney, Chap- 
line, Crittenden, John May, Dalton, Sebastian, John Brown, 
Harry Innes, Jonathan Clark, etc. 

54. Original documents, 1787-1818: grant to the Illinois regiment; 

letters from John Harding, Isaac Shelby, Edmund Randolph, 
Fauchet, Symmes, Bullitt, etc. 

55. Original documents, 1793-1818: documents concerning the French 

attack on Louisiana; Clark's public accounts and pension. 

56. Court-martial book, Illinois regiment, 1779-81. 

57. Daniel Trabue's narrative, 17G0-80. 

58. Copies of Clark's papers captured by the British, 1779; Clinton- 

Haldimand correspondence, 1779-81; Clark's narrative, 1777- 
81, sent to George Mason (transcript). 

59. Clark's memoir, copied by Draper; notes on Samuel Brady, the 

Lewis family, battle of Point Pleasant, etc. 

60. "Illinois papers" on Clark's campaigns and Pollock's claims (In- 

dexed), copied from the Virginia archives. 

61. Secretary's book for grant of land to Illinois regiment. 

62. Orderly book of the continental army, 1778. 

63. Clark's orderly book, 1781-82; William Clark's, 1791. 

64. Draper's miscellaneous notes. 

K. George Rogers Clark Miscellanies. 5 vols. 

This series consists of printed matter : 
1,2. Pamphlets, magazine and newspaper articles, and engravings. 

3. Congressional efforts to obtain Revolutionary claims. 

4. Roster of the Illinois regiments, 1780. 

5. Clark vs. Porterfleld, supreme court, 1844. 


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Lr. ^Jonathan Clark Papers. 2 vols. 

Jonathan Clark (1750-1811) ^was the elder brother of 
George Rogers. Born in Caroline County, Virginia, he re- 
mained in his native state for the greater part of his life, re- 
moving to the neighborhood of Louisville, Kentucky, in 1803. 
At the outbreak of the Revolution he was commissioned 
•captain in the 8th Virginia continental regiment, wherein he 
rose to the rank of colonel. Captured at Charleston (1780), 
he was paroled the following year, and married Miss Hite, 
with whom he settled in Shenandoah County, where he ac- 
quired a large landed estate, and was appointed major-general 
of state militia. As the eldest son, he inherited the family 
papers, the earliest of the collection (1728) being deeds of 
land and the will (1734) of his grandfather Jonathan Clark. 
The bulk of the dociiments in the two volumes of original 
papers are personal family letters — those from his illustrious 
brothers, George Rogers and William, being of pecul'ar in- 
terest. In the collection are also military papers embracing 
pay and muster rolls, lists of prisoners, orders from Clark's 
superior officers (Muhlenberg, Lord Sterling, etc.), military 
-commissions, and letters describing operations of the conti- 
nental army. Of especial note is a series of letters in the sec- 
ond volume, detailing William Clark's experiences as an offi- 
cer under General Wayne (1794). 

1. Virginia and Kentucky, 1728-79, 

2. Virginia and Kentucky, 1780-1810. 

M. William Clark Papers. 6 vols. 

This series embraces the papers of two pioneers of the same 
•name. The elder William Clark was a cousin of George 
Rogers and of William, the explorer. This cousin was a mem- 
ber of the Illinois regiment, and remained 'n military service 
until 1784. Thereupon he became commissioner for the Illi- 
nois grant, secretary of the board, and principal surveyor 
until hs death in 1791. 

The younger William Clark (1770-1838), but a boy during 
the Revolutionary period, went out with the army of the 
Northwest (1791-95), after which he lived in retirement near 
Louisville until his famous Western exploring expedition 
(1803-06) in company with Meriv/etVveT "Le-Wv^. 

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Wm. Clark (contnued) — 

The mass of the papers bound into these six volumes are 
those of. the elder William Clark, comprising letters from 
officers of the Illinois regiment, including a notable series 
from Natchez and New Orleans, papers relating to the lUi- 
no's grant, a letter book, and two books of accounts. In 
volume 2 are a few later papers of the younger William 
Clark, chiefly Indian speeches (1815-22) ; while volume 6 com- 
prises the interesting journal of Sergt. Charles Floyd, one of 
the members of the Lewis and Clark expedition.^ 

1. Letters and miscellaneous papers, 1780-91. 

2. Letters and miscellaneous papers, 1781-1822- 

3. Letter-book of Lieut. William Clark, 1782-89. 

4. Ledger, 1784-85. 
5* Day-book, 1787-88. 

6. Sergt. Charles Floyd's journal, Lewis and Clark expedition, 1804. 

N. Croghan Papers. 3 vols. 

Will am Croghan (1752-1822) was a native of Ireland. 
Coming to America to join his uncle, George Croghan, the 
famous Indian agent, he embraced the patriot cause, raised a 
company (1776) for the 8th Virginia regiment, and served 
throughout the Revolut on. Captured at Charleston (1780)^ 
he was paroled the following year, and visiting Virginia with 
Col. Jonathan Clark met and married the latter's sister Lucy, 
They removed about 1783 to Kentucky, near Louisville, 
where they lived on an estate known as "Locust Grove," the 
centre of a wide-spread hospitality, and later the home of 
George Rogers Clark. 

The three volumes of papers bound under Croghan's name 
are of a miscellaneous character. Among them are two or 
three belonging to the elder George Croghan. Following are 
Revolutionary records, comprising many pay and muster rolls 
of the Virginia regiments in wh'ch Major Croghan served. 
Among these are several diaries of campaigns, notably one in 
the Jerseys, 1776-77; one of the march from New Jersey to 
Charleston, 1770-80; and the return to Virginia, 1781. There 

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is also the journal of a trip in 1784 from Louisville to Nash- 
ville, comprising surveyor's notes by the way. An interest- 
ing series of letters from Croghan's son George, describes the 
latter's experiences in the War of 1812-15, wherein the young 
soldier gallantly defended Fort Stephenson. 

1. Original documents, 1769-1818. 

2, 3. Revolutionary journals and company rolls, 1776-81. 

O. Drake Papers. 2 vols. 

Daniel Drake (1785-1852) was brought to Kentucky in his 
third year, 1 ving there the life of the ordinary backwoods- 
man, well described in his Pioneer Life in Kentucky (Cincin- 
nati, 18T0). At the age of fifteen he removed to Cincinnati 
to study medic ne, and became one of the leaders of his pro- 
fession, lecturing upon medical subjects both in his residence 
city and at Lexington and Louisville. He took much inter- 
est in antiquarian and historical subjects, publishing (1810) 
Notices of Cincinnati, enlarged .nto Natural and Statistical View 
or Picture of Cincinnati and the Miami Country (Cincinnati^ 
1815). The materials used by him in the preparation of 
his works fell into Draper's hands, and constitute these 
two large volumes of papers. They are of a miscellaneous 
character, consist' ng of scraps of information, notes on an- 
tiquities, interviews with pioneers, copies of diaries, etc. 
They largely deal with Ohio, especally the Miami region. 

1. Cincinnati sketches; Miami County, Ohio. 

2. Prehistoric Ohio; reminiscences; miscellaneous. 

P. Draper's Biographical Sketches. 3 vols. 

Youthful sketches by Draper, commenced in 1835, of num- 
erous American historical characters, Colonial, Revolutionary, 
and Western — evidently his earliest attempts at b ography: 

1. Eminent men of Massachusetts — many connected with Western. 


2, 3. Miscellaneous. 

Q. Draper's Historical Miscellanies. 8 vols. 

I'nassorted material, grouped as follows: 
1. Documents, 1720-1839, comprising a number of interesting unclassK 
fied papers — for example, letters of Alexaivd^T ^^^\X«^qo^ VV\*L^ 

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Draper Miscel. (continued) — 

Richard Peters (1756), Boynton, Wharton, and Morgan (1766), 
John Simpson (1772), John Taylor (1782); several letters of 
Roger Sherman, and of British army officers; petitions to St.Clair 
from inhabitants of the Northwest Territory; a journal of an 
Oregon journey (1839) ; and many others. 

2. Unassorted correspondence, 1831-87. There is much interesting 

historical matter to be gleaned from this collection, which is 
largely dated before 1850. 

3. The West in the Revolution. A series of notes arranged in alpna- 

betical order by Draper's characteristic method, on the principal . 
personages of the Revolution in the West. 

4. Draper's letter-book, 1843; notes for letters, 1862-63. 

5. Memoranda. Miscellaneous notes on persons and events connected 

with border history in the eighteenth century. 

6. "American Manuscripts of the Revolution (1780-83): Quebec, 

Montreal, New York, Vermont, etc. Correspondence of Clinton, 
Carleton, Haldemand, Chittenden, Allen, Reidesel, and others; 
finely copied from the original State Papers, and never pub- 
lished." This volume of transcripts was purchased by Draper 
at an auction sale of the papers of Col. Thomas Aspinwall, held 
in Boston in 1879. It comprises a valuable series of letters re- 
lating chiefly to the Northern frontier, with references to West- 
em affairs and lists of prisoners captured in Kentucky and its 

7. Comprises clippings from English newspapers (1758-1801). The 

American items (found on pages 1-5G) relate chiefly to military 
affairs during the French and Indian and Revolutionary wars. 
The English intelligsnce is quite miscellaneo'is in character. 
S. Contains clippings from English newspapers, chiefly undated — a 
few ranging from 1775-89 — dealing with miscellaneous Eng- 
lish matters. 

K. Draper's Memoranda Books. 3 vols. 

These were memoranda of topics to be looked up, and in- 
quiries to be made, on the trips named : 

1. Trips, 1844-51. 

2. Trips, 1860-71. 

3. Trips, 1877-79. 

S. Draper's Notes. 33 vols. 

These volumes contain interviews with trans- Alleghany 
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of historical material. Not satisfied with the tedious prooess 
of correspondence as a means of securing information, he 
began as early as 1841 a series of journeys to the homes of 
Western pioneers or their descendants, the results of his in- 
terviews be ng transcribed in the note-books that form this 
series. In addition to the interviews, transcripts were made 
from state and county archives, rare newspaper files, and 
jealously-hoarded manuscripts encountered in the journeys. 
The aggregate of material is large and its value cons'derable, 
due to the skill of the questioner and the judgment with which 
he pressed h s inquiries. Geographically, the field of travel 
was from R chmond, Virginia, to Western Missouri, from 
Upper Canada to Mississippi ; chronologically, the inquiry 
ranged from the first passage of the mountain-barrier to the 
close of the War of 1812-15. The volumes begin with the 
journey of 1843 and extend through that of 1868, subsequent 
journeys being ^embodied under special headings and placed 
in other series. This arrangement continues through vol- 
ume 26; the remaining seven volumes (27-33) revert to the 
earlier trips of 1841-45, which are but meagerly related in 
volumes 1 and 2. Draper carefully indexed the larger por- 
tion of this series, both as regards contributors and sub- 
jects. In many cases he removed portions of his noje books 
to other series, but the following represents a careful revision 
of the lists of contributors : • 

1. 1843-44. Contributors: Jeremiah Morrow, R. T. Dillard, William 
K. Sadler, Enoch Carter, Henry Sadler, Col. Robert Weakley, 
Thomas and Mrs. Eaton, William Matlock, Samuel Blair, Thomas 

2. 1845. Contributors: Jonathan Leet, Isaac Bane, Daniel Moore, 

John S. Brady, Harmar Denny, Neville B. Craig, J. W. Biddle. 
Bazaleel Wells, Mrs. Elizabeth Cummings, Mrs. McNulty, Charles 
McRoberts, Daniel McGregor, 'Mrs. Priscilla Biggs, Joseph 
Hedgeg, George Edgington, John Brady, Mrs. Lydia Cruger, 
Maj. Lewis Bonnett, Stephen Burkarn, Mrs. Sophronia Clark, 
Mrs. Rawson, Michael Cresap, George Wetzel, Van iS. Brady, 
Jesse Ellis, John Hinkson, Bourbon County (Ky) records, and 
Pennsylvania Packet. 

3. 1846. Contributors: Capt. Samuel Murphy, John Craig, James 

Chambers, James Powers, John Parchment, Samuel Hullnga, 
John Myers, John Glrty, Simon Munger, 3a.TDL^^ "SV^-^toc^, "^^scl- 


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Draper's Notes (continued) — 

iel Hlggins, John and Mrs. Clark, Richard Hardesty, Rachel 
Johnson, Samuel Zane, Ebenezer McKinley, Ezekiel Caldwell^ 
Daniel Steenrod, Mrs. Lydia Cruger, Archibald Woods, William 
Bukey, Joseph Tomlinson and son. Dr. S. P. Hildreth, Capt. 
George Gretsinger, George Roush, Mason County (Ky.) records. 
Providence Wliite, Michael Sells, E. B. Williams, Mrs Timothy 
Kibby, Mrs. Phoebe Miranda, Gov. Jeremiah Morrow, James 
Collier, Samuel Kyle, Thomas Lewis, Col. Charles Clendennin, 
Jacob White, and Washington County (Ky.) newspapers. 

The journey for 1850 was from Pittsburgh through New 
York and western Pennsylvania, especially including the In- 
dian reservations, where several Iroquois were visited: 

4. 1850. Contributors: Silas Amberson, Robert Price, Col. William Rob- 
inson, J. W. Blddle, N. B. Craig, Dr. W. A. Irvine, Governor 
Blacksnake, William Patterson, Captain Decker, Bucktooth, Ja- 
cob Taylor, Solomon W. McLane, Peter Crouse and Old Fatty, 
Benjamin Williams, Charles 0*Bail, Ira Marsh, A. M. Casler, 
Michael Myers, James Lyon, Henry Smith, Michael Baker, John 
Shane, George Stoops, Mrs. Nancy Stoops, Thomas Silk, Wil- 
liam Croghan, James Potter, Dr. and Mrs. Wilson, Judge Baird, 
Pennsylvania Gazette^ James Albott, and William O. Butler. 

The journey for 1851, filling two volumes, began in western 
Pennsylvania, included a steamer trp down the Ohio and up 
the Mississippi to the French villages of Illinois and Mis- 
souri, and back to Kentucky, Indiana, and Ohio. 

5. 1851. Contributors: Col. L. V. Bogy, John A. Corwin, Col. R. M. 

Grain, Seth Day, J. Baptist Danis, Dr. Thomas Earle, Mrs. 
John Haymaker, John H. James, Kaskaskia Church recoras, 
William M. Kenton, Louis and Zedor Lecont, John and Sarah 
McCord, Edmund M6nard, Charles F. Mercer, Capt. Samuel 
Murphy, Col. John O 'Fallon, Peter Perry, Adam Poe, Gen. Jon- 
athan Ramsay, John Scott, Titus Strickland, Auguste St. Gem, 
Judge David Todd, Felix Valle, Joseph Vance, E. P. Washburn, 
Gen. Benjamin Whiteman, General Woodard. 

6. 1851. Entirely relating to Missouri. Contributors : Col. and Mrs. 

Nathan Boone, James Boone, Morgan and Mrs. Bryan, Edward 
Coles, Rev. Nathan H. Hall, Mrs. Frances Lamme, Dr. J. G. M. 
Ramsey, and William T. Wilson. 


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The journey of 1858, 'ncluded in volumes 7 and 8, began at 
Cincinnati and covered neighboring places in Kentucky, 
Indiana, and Ohio, concluding with northeast Ohio towns: 

7. 1858. Contributors: Massie Beasley, William Bickley, William 
Bradford, Lewis Collins, John Crosby, Mrs. Sabrina Ellis, 
Thomas Kenton, Kentucky laws and Journals, Marshal Key, Pey- 
ton R. Key, Mason County records, George McDonald, Capt. Ar- 
thur Mitchell, Mrs. Annah Nicholson, H. R. Orr, Mrs. Jane 
Rains, Gen. Richard Seward, Isaac Thomas, Andrew Wood, and 
Ohio and Kentucky newspaper extracts. 

S. 1858. Contributors: Mrs. EHizaoeth Arrowsmitn, Mason Arrow- 
smithy Champaign County (Ohio) records, Mrs. Sallie Cuffle, Gen. 
W. H. Fyffe, William Haller, Elisha Harbour, Samuel D. Harris, 
James Kenton, William M. Kenton, Mrs. Sarah McCord, William 
Patrick, Adam Poe, Jacob Stough. 

The journey for 1860, whose results are embraced in eght 
note-books (vols. 9-16) began in central Ohio. An excursion 
to Richmond and Washington followed, with a return jour- 
ney through Pennsylvania, stopping at Harrisburgh; thence 
through West Virginia and eastern Ohio to Cleveland and 
its neighboring towns : 

9. 1860. Contributors: John Cuppy, Fletcher P. Cuppy, Thomas 
Dover, Francis Dunlevy, Mrs. Belinda Hendricks, Dr. James 
Hood, Henry Jolly, Vachel Dickerson, David Miller, Mrs. Sarati 
Miller, Daniel Chandler, Caleb Wells, Isaac Hedges, Silas 
Hedges, William Keener, Benjamin Wells, Sebastian E. Fonts, 
Mrs. McMichael, Mrs. Ruth Roland, Jacob Fonts. 

10. 1860. Contributors: Mrs. Sarah Dunlap, George Metcalf, Mrs. 
Elizabeth Meek, Thomas Wilson, "^^oTiias Witten, Mrs. Jane 
Shoff, and Virginia state records at Richmond. 

11-13. 1860. Extracts from Virginia state records at Richmond. 

14. 1860. Extracts from Virginia state records at Richmond, and con- 

tinental congress records at Washington. 

15. 1860. Extracts from continental congress records at Washington, 

and Washington correspondence in state department archives. 

16. 1860. Contributors: Washington and Jefferson correspondence in 

state department archives, Wayne manuscripts, Pennsylvania 
state archives at Harrisburgh, Pennsylvania newspaper extracts, 
John Brady, Judge Samuel Mitchell, John W. Mitchell, Jacob 
Shriver, Mrs. Margaret A. Burkett, James M^e\iCoaL^\i\VcL, CX>flcev55Sw 


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Draper's Notes (continued) — 

Noble, James F. Leonard, Nehemiah Dille, Joseph Quigley, 
Joseph Cox, General Joseph Garrard, Mrs. Cline (n68 Foulks), 
Jesse W. Davidson, Hugh McGuire, and James M. Wilson. 

The journey for 1863, written up in four volumes (17-20), 
was less extensive, but included more stopping-places than 
any previous trip. Begnning in northern Indiana, Draper 
went leisurely southward, digressing to an Illinois town and 
coming back by way of Toledo, Ohio, and Monroe, Michigan, 
to Detroit. Thence he crossed to the towns of Upper Can- 
ada, interview ng descendants of British and Tory leaders 
in the American Revolution and War of 1812-15. ^rom here 
he returned through eastern Ohio* to Cincinnati, crossed into 
Kentucky, and after visitng numerous pioneers of that 
state went back through Ohio and Indiana, arriving at 
Springfield. Illinois, October 29. In 1864 he spent some time 
in Cinc'nnati ; and in December visited Simon Girty's only 
surviving child in Illinois : 

17. 1863. Contributors: Mrs. Sarah C. Riley, Mrs. Jane Calvin, Perry 

Calvin, Mrs. Nancy Titus, Samuel Kenton, Henry DicKerson, 
John and Mrs. Rhuby, Mrs. Underwood (n6e Morgan), J. M. 
Workman, Mrs. Elizabeth T. Workman, Daniel Butler, Mrs. Mark 
Kenton, William M. Kenton, Mrs. Mary Murray (n6e Kenton), 
Mrs. Eliza C. Thornton, William K. Parkison, John Kenton, Ken- 
ton family register, John A. Calvin, William M. Kenton Jr., 
William and Mrs. Grant, Michael Crow, James Knaggs, Peter 
Navarre, Francis Cousineau, Robert F. Navarre, Capt. Antoine 
La Fontaine, Antoine Drouillard, A. D. Anderson, Mrs. Isaac 
Lee, Alexis Businet, Joseph Bisseau, Augustine Revour, Mrs. 
Nannette Caldwell, James Bentley, Joseph Evans, Gabriel 
Chene, Mrs. Pelagie Drouillard, St. Anne*s parish register (De- 
troit), Mrs. Rosilie Chabert Laronge, Mrs. Catharine Girty, Jo- 
seph Munger, Mrs. Ledwell, Miss Ferris, John McCormick, 
Capt. Wni. McCormick, James McCormick, Peter Sanscrainite, 
Robert Reynolds, John Caldwell, Enos Holmes, Dr. Michael 
Holmes, Noah Z. McCulloch, Joseph Newell, Heni-y H. McPher- 
son, Mrs. Samuel Carter, George McCulloch, William Henry, 
John Enoch, Samuel Black, Martin Sayre, Rachel Reno, Harvey 
Talbot, Harvey Kenton, Mrs. Susan Osbom, Mrs. Elizabeth 
Arrowsmith, Mason Arrowsmith, and Rev. Alfred Brunson. 

18. 1863. Contributors: William and Gabriel Kenton, De Morll Tal- 


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bot, Mason Arrowsmith, Philip C. Kenton, Mrs. Elizabeth. Maa- 
ser, Mrs. Ruth Blanchard, Mrs. Elizabeth Arrowsmith, Mrs. La- 
vina Caldwell, Mrs. R. H. Gheathem, Moses B. Corwin, Absalom 
Mattox, John Dugan, Mrs. Martha North, Mrs. Moorman, Mrs. 
Rachel Kibby, Rev. Adam Poe, Liberty Hall (early newspaper), 
W. J. Ellsworth, Capt. George Moore, Lucien Edwards, Joseph 
Morin, Peter Smith, Mrs. Polly Alerson, Dr. Stephen F. Gano, 
John Rankin, Franklin Payne, Gen. William Johnson, Andrew 
Calvert, Obadiah Calvert, John Calvert, Mrs. Ellen T. Jobnson, 
Maj. James S. Whitaker, Mrs. Mary Logan Smith, Dr. Ben Lo- 
gan, Mark Hardin, Pierson Willis, Mrs. Ann Lewis Harper, 
Asa and Franklin Payne, Col. Thomas H. Waters, Gen. William 
Dudley, Rev. Thomas P. Dudley, Mrs. Mary Irvine Hart, MaJ. 
Thomas Shelby, Mrs. Emery, William Nelson, Mrs. Susan Lyle, 
Col. David Irvine, Guffey Peyton, Craven Peyton, Caldwell 
Campbell, John Mason, Mrs. Margaret Denney, William Champ, 
Mr. Hunter, Mr. Wait, Mrs. Halley, Mrs. Susan Fishback, Lewis 
Bryan, Mrs. Joseph Bryan, and Thomas C. Kelley. 

19. 1863. Contributors: Allen Latham, Mrs. Jemima Hawkins, Corne- 

lius Harlow, Mrs. Sarah Burk, Mrs. Prudens, George Edwards, 
Thomas Medford, Mrs. Nancy Rachford, John N. Records, 
Mrs. Elizabeth Willis, Col. Samuel K. Stivers, Col. John Allen, 
Nicholas Devore, Peter Devore, John Mefford, Morgan B. Strode, 
Francis Preston, William Kennon, John S. Wells, Mrs. Ann Elli- 
son, Asa Jjeedom, Nathaniel Tomlinson, Joseph Wlade, Jacob 
Edgington, Mrs. Elizabeth Scott, Mrs. Margaret M. Mackerley, 
Col. Thomas Rogers, Edward Byram, Mrs. James Wells, Samuel 
Taggart, Elijah Figgins, Henry Wilson, Col. Joseph Holmes, 
Samuel Hedges, Adam Culp, Mrs. Mary Wells, William Ander- 
son, Joseph Markle, John C. Plumer, Judge Thomas H. Baird, 
Herald of Liberty, Robert and Ellen Sprott, William and Samuel 
Sprott, John Sprott, Catlet Jones, and John G. Crockson. 

20. 1863-64. Contributors: David Ross, Absalom Grafton, Wflliam R. 

Records, Spencer R. Quirk, Cyrus Wetzel, Western Literary 
Journal, Thomas Williams, Ebenezer Zane Ryan, Mrs. Rachel 
Collins, Alexander Wells, Dr. John Todd, Liberty Hall, Penr^ 
aylvania Gazette, Mrs. Sarah Girty Munger, Philip Bruner, 
John Tofflemyer, and William M. Kenton. 

The journey of 18()6, whose interviews are found in volume 

21. began at Toledo, Ohio, continued through central Ohio 
and ndrthern Kentucky, the return trip being via Indianapolis, 
Terre Haute, and some northern Illinois towns; 

Wisconsin Historical Society [Drap«^ 

Draper's Notes (continued) — 

21. 1866. Contributors: John B. Hunt, Peter Navarre, Henry Hall, 

Judge James Wolcott, Mrs. Judge Spofford, John H. Renick, 
James Bennett, Beverly S. Daniel, Mrs. Sarah G. Winston, 
Philip S. Bush, Mrs. Mary Bennington, John Kirker, Mrs. Eliza- 
beth Campbell, St. Clair Ross, John Raines, Mrs. Louisa Aid- 
ridge, Mr. Aldrioh, William Bickley, Mrs. Thurmond, Peyton R. 
Key, Willoughby Griffith, Mrs. Mary D. Triplet, Mrs. Michael 
Strode, Michael Strode, James Jones, Mrs. Anna Strode^ Bennet 
Mclntire, Francis, George L., Samuel, and William Cassidy, 
William Mclntire, Daniel Peck, Fielding Belt, David D. Finley, 
Mrs. Mercy Clinkinbeard, Francis Jones, Mrs. Gorman, Mrs. 
Armstrong, Major and Mrs. W. H. H. Finney, Austin W. Allen, 
Hinde manuscript extracts, Jacob D. Early, John Danielson, 
Mark Beaubien, and Alexander Robinson. 

The journey for 1868 is embodied in five volumes (22-26). 
Beginning at Chcago, with occasional stops elsewhere in 
Illinois, several days were spent in the neighborhood of St. 
Louis; then pushing westward, M ssouri pioneers were inter- 
viewed, descendants of those of Tennessee and Kentucky. 
A visit to eastern Kansas gave opportunity for talks with 
several Shawnee and Delaware Indians, and the return jour- 
ney via Iowa and Indiana to Louisville, Ky., yielded interest- 
ing results: 

22. 1868. Contributors: John M. Ruddell, Isaac Lowrey Leith, James 

Leith, David Leith, Richard J. Hughey, Gurdon S. Hubbard, 
George F. Whittaker, Robert Forsyth, Mrs. R. W. Wells, Mrs. 
Julia Jarrot, Judge Frederick Hyatt, Col. David Musick, Mrs. 
Elizabeth Plant (Paillant), Mrs. Nancy Hutchason, Clark family 
record, Mrs. Elizabeth Musick, Mrs. Lucy Patterson, Stephen 
Hempstead, Louis de Noya, Mrs. Winnifred Kouns, Barney Far- 
mer, Dr. Nathan Kouns, Jesse Farmer, Col. Samuel M. Grant, 
Mrs. Evretta Burt, Capt. Samuel Boone, and John Scholl. 

23. 1868. Contributors* Darius Heald, Samuel Cole, James Cole, Mrs. 

Frances Campbell, Capt. Joseph Cooper, Missouri militia mus- 
ter-rolls, Mrs. Seava Swearington, Mrs. Elizabeth Callaway, Alex- 
ander Weant, Rev. W. H. Vardeman, John B. Saucier, Boone 
family record, Daniel Boone Jr., the Indians Kachequa, Moses 
Silverheels, Graham Rogers, Charles Bluejacket, Pemepeesce, 
Charles Tucker, Joseph Flint, Abram B. Burnett, Henry Tiblow, 
Rev. J. C. Pratt, Joseph N. Bourassa, Mrs. Rebecca Fitzpatrick, 


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John Jones, Thomas J. Clark, Henry Cobly, Mrs. Susan Howell, 
Frank Howell, John H. Corseley, Mrs. Serena Howell, and 
Elijah Bryan. 

24. 1868. Contributors: George Whetzel, Dr. Thomas Craig, John 
Arrowsmith, Kenton family record, John Frizell, David Rice, 
Lewis Wetzel, Francis LeClair, Judge Oily Williams, James 
Long, J. F. Darby, Samuel Conway, Url Musick, Mrs. Elizabeth 
McCourtney, John McCourtney, Joseph Scholl, Thomas Calla- 
way, and Alfred West. 

-25. 1868. Contributors: Hon. John Law, John Decker, Mrs. Julia 
Myers, Mrs. Betsy Bishop, W. W. Hitt, Western Sun, Nicholas 
Smith, Aaron Lewis, Mrs. Carthorn, Toussaint Furrier, Mrs. 
Lucy G. Clark, Noble Callaway, John H. Callaway, Mrs. Eliza- 
beth Bowman, Mrs. Jane Pennington, James Harbeson, Charles 
W. Milholland, Anderson Stewart, Robert Stewart, Mrs. Jane 
Bullen, Dr. John Knight, John Joyes, David Morgan, Morgan 
family record, Elisha Applegate, James Harrison, Col. 
Charles H. Harrison, Col. George Hancock, Mrs. Marshall Key, 
William C. Bullitt, Mrs. A. J. Ballard, Richard C. Gwathmey, 
David S. Chambers, Jefferson County (Ky.) records, George W. 
Chambers, Joshua Owings, John Jouett, Mr. and Mrs. Obadiah 
Curry, John Clinkenbeard, William Spahr, James Callaway, Mrs. 
Jennet Scott Tavateur, and Isaac Shelby Jr. 

:26. 1868. Extracts from early St. Louis newspapers, the Louisiana 
Gazette and Missouri Gazette, 

-27. 1839-43. Notes on Revolutionary patriots, copied from printed 
books and pamphlets; Hugh L. White's speech (1827) on state 
of Franklin; Jefferson's correspondence relating to George 
Rogers Clark; Bimey's eulogy of John Marshall, and interviews 
with Andrew McCallum, Andrew J. Edmondson, Paul Hawes, 
and Jacob Lindley. 

28. 1841-43. Contributors: Col. John Reeve, John Portman, Alex- 

ander McCallum, John Spelts, John Birdsong, and Benjamin 

29. 1841-44. Contributors: Benjamin Starritt, Egbert Shepard, Hern- 

don Haralson, Henry Rutherford, James Givens, and Joel 

30. 1842-44. Contributors: Col. Patrick Henry Fontaine, Dr. John 

Miller, John Portman, Maj. Al. Thurmond, Mrs. Johnson, Gen. 
Thomas Love, James Leeper, Rev. James Haynes, Gen. John 
Bell, Gen. Stephen Cocke, George and Robert Hemdon, Maj. 
William Stewart, Hugh F. Bell, Capt. Henry Jo\iw^\i, C^\. <^.^ . 


Wisconsin Historical Society [Draper 

Draper' Notes (continued) — 

Sevier, Maj. Thomas Hickman, James Sevier, John Sevier, Se- 
vier manuscripts, and Shelby correspondence. 

31. 1841-45. Contributors: Knoxville Qazette and other early Ten- 
nessee newspapers. Col. George Wilson, Dr. Felix Robertson^ 
Col. John Stump, Robertson manuscripts, Mrs. Sally Shelby^ 
Mrs. Elijah Robertson, Campbell-Shelby controversy and docu- 
ments, Mrs. Agatha Towles, Alexander McCallum, Samuel Gar- 
land, P. H. Fontaine, Rev. Robert Bell, Mr. Gassett, John Port- 
man, Capt. James Bell, Col. R. H. Boone, Col. John Reevets,. 
Cocke manuscripts, Maj. Meredith Thurmond, Silas McBee^ 
Virginia Qazettej Philadelphia Gazette, Gen. William Hall, Sam- 
uel H. Kercheval, Kerch eval's manuscript notes, Frederick 
County (Va.) records, Augusta County (Va.) records, Preston, 
family memoranda, and Hugh Paul Taylor's (son of Cornstalk) 
. "Sketches." 
, 32. 1844. Contributors: Hugh Paul Taylor's "Sketches," Col. Sam- 
uel McDowell Reid, Samuel H. Lewis, Botetourt County (Va.) 
recorc^s, Col. Andrew Lewis, Dr. John Johnson, Fincastle County^ 
(Vfi.) records, Montgomery County (Va.) records, Mrs. Dorothr 
Bratton, Gov. David Campbell, Sullivan County (Tenn.) records, 
Mdj. James Sevipr, Washington County (Tenn.) records, John, 
and Rebecca Rector, Sevier family record, Maj. John Sevier,. 
John Towner, Joseph Cobb, William Coudray, Rev. John Kid- 
well, Col. William Martin, James Bell, David Gallaher, Major 
Leslie, Mr. Job, Mrs. John Donelson, Andrew Castleman, CoU 
Robert Weakley, extracts from Daniel Trabue's narrative (see- 
57 J), Col. George Smith, Capt. William Reid, Dr. Felix Robert- 
son, Col. George Wilson, Mrs. George Winchester, Col. Alex- 
ander Green, William T. Martin, Col. William Martin. 

33. 1845. Contributors: Kentucky Gazette (1787-95), Floyd corre- 
spondence, Hart corespondence, Gen. Francis Preston, Nathaniel 
Hart, Gen. William Hardin, Henderson manuscripts, and Rev. 
L. W. Seeley. 

Indexes. The following volumes are equipped with manuscript In- 
dexes of persons and subjects, prepared by Draper: 3-^8, 17-20, 
22, 25, 28-30, 31 (partially), 32, 33. 

T. Forsyth Papers. 9 vols. 

Major Thomas Forsyth was born in Detrot in 1771, a half 
brother of John Kinzie, well known in the Indian fur-trade. 
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several winters at Saginaw Bay and one (1798-99) on ail 
island in the Mississippi. In 1802 Knzie and Forsyth estab- 
lished a trading post at Chicago, Forsyth residing (after 1804) 
at the site of the modern Peoria, where he was, notwithstand-" 
ing his efforts to pacify the Indians, captured (1812) by ail 
American expedition under Captain Craig. His influence was 
recognized by the government in an appointment as sub- 
agent (1812), later as agent, for the Sauk and Foxes with 
headquarters at Rock Island, on the Mississipp*. After his 
removal (1830) he retired to St. Louis, where he died in 1833. 
The first three volumes of his manuscripts included in the 
Draper collection are chiefly concerned with the affars of his 
Indian agency (1812-30). 

1. Original documents, 1804-22. Contains many letters from William 

Clatk, then superintendent of Indian affairs, and Ninian Ed- 
wards, governor of Illinois. 

2. Original documents, 1823-33. Throw light on fur-trade conditions, 

especially the Arikara war on the Missouri (1823), and the 
Winnebago outbreak of 1827. 

3. Indian agency accounts, 1822-30. 

4. Letter book of Thomas Forsyth, 1814-27, giving his official correspon- 

dence with the secretary of war, the superintendent of Indian 
affairs, and governors of neighboring territories. 

5. Instructions and letters received by Forsyth, 1817-25. 

6. Letter book of Thomas Forsyth, 1820 25, a continuation of volume 4. 

7. Transcript of Forsyth's letter book, 1814-33. 

8. Transcript of Forsyth's letter book, 1824-33. 

9. An account of the "Manners and Customs of the Sauk and Pox nar 

tions of Indians," an original work by Forsyth, written in 1827. 

U. Frontier Wars MSS. 23 vols. 

This collection was arranged by Draper preparatory to writ- 
ing a series of sketches on border warfare (see series D, 
above). While the earlier Indian wars are briefly considered, 
particularly in volumes 1, 2, 12, 13, 18, 19, the larger portion 
of the material deals with wars waged with the tribesmen of 
the Northwest (1788-95). and w'th Western operations dur- 
ing the War of 1812-15. The collection is rich in original 
material, embracing several important series of papers and 
journals of participants in the campa'gns. Vols. 1-5, 8, 9, and 
16 are almost wholly contemporary Aocvim^wX.^, >^i\v\\^ xv^'ictN:^ 


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Frontier Wars (continued) — 

every volume contains letters and papers of primary value. 
Volumes 20 and 21 contain material prepared by Draper for 
a proposed new edition of Withers's Chronicles of Border War- 
fare, an undertaking only partly carred forward at the time 
of his death in 1891. The work was completed and published 
by the present Editor (Cincinnati: Robert Clarke Co., 1895). 
Volume 22 is the manuscr pt original of General Dearborn's 
defense against the charges of General Hull in relation to the 
Detroit surrender; and the last volume is concerned wholly 
with Indian treaties and the negotiations inc'dent thereto. 
The following brief summary serves to indicate the contents 
of the series: 

1. Notes on Sandy Creek expedition, 1756; orginal papers relative 

to Cherokee expedition, 1776; and defence of Virginia and 
Pennsylvania frontier, 1777. 

2. Original papers relating to defense of the border, 1777-78; Shelby's 

Chickamauga campaign, 1779; and notes on Crawford's expedi- 
tion, 1782. 

3. Gen. Richard Butler's papers, 1754-88. Butler was an officer In 

the Pennsylvania line during the Revolution, superintendent of 
Indian affairs (1784-91), commisioner for Indian treaties (1785- 
88), and second in command of St. Clair's army, losing his life 
in battle with the Indians (1791). His papers are rich In Revo- 
lutionary journals, journals of Indian treaties, commissions, 
muster rolls, land warrants, and sheriff books. His personal 
journals are voluminous and valuable. 

4. Gen. Josiah Harmar's expedition, 1790. Narratives of survivors; 

papers of the court of inquiry, with original reports; Gen. Ar- 
thur St. Clair's expedition (1791), with original journal, narra- 
tives of survivors, pension statements, and contemporary auto- 
graph letters of St. Clair and Gen. Charles Scott. 

Dr. Absalom Baird's papers, 1791-97. Baird served as Penn- 
sylvania regimental surgeon during the Revolution. Removing 
(1786) to Wjashington County, Pennsylvania, he held various 
positions in the militia, and at the time of the Whiskey Rebel- 
lion was an inspector. His papers deal chiefly with affairs of 
the militia and the protection of the Pennsylvania frontier. 

5. Original documents, 1792-1811: Gen. Anthony Wayne's expedition, 

described in letters of Gen. Charles Scott, Alexander Bullitt, and 
Gen. James Wilkinson; journals of the expedition — William 


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Clark's, Nathaniel Hart's, and an anonymous diary; Truman's 
embassy; and Tennessee Indian difficulties, 1794-1800. 

6. War of 1812-15. Winchester papers. After service in the Revolu- 

tion, Gen. James Winchester (1752-1826) removed to Summer 
County, Tenn., whence he was chosen (1812) biigadier-general 
of the regular army, and sent to supersede Harrison in com- 
mand of the Northwest. Defeated and captured at River Raisin 
(1813), he was a prisoner at Quebec until exchanged (1814). 
His papers contain a vindication of his conduct of the battle, 
lists of prisoners, killed, and wounded, letters and orders during 
captivity in Canada, and commissions issued to . himself and 
his brother George. 

7. War of 1812-15. Letters from camp, detailing expedition of 

1812-13: notes on Olliver's expedition; notes on Capt. Jim 
Logan, a Shawnee chief. 

8. War of 1812-15: Charles S. Todd's papers, 1835-71. Todd was 

a colonel in the Kentucky volunteers, later minister to Russia 
(1841-46), and a statesman of note. His letters to Draper 
extended over many years, and are filled with interesting remi- 

Benjamin Whiteman was a general of Ohio militia; his papers 
are chiefly military orders and letters. 

Nathan Heald was in command at Fort Dearborn, and cap- 
tured at the massacre (1812). His papers contain his commls- 
sipns, accounts of Fort Dearborn, parole and exchange papers, 
recruiting and muster rolls, etc. The volume contains, also, 
copies of four journals by Judge Witherell, James Dalliba, Josiab 
Snelling, and James Foster (chiefly from printed originals). 
A War of 1812-15: Unclassified documents, including letters from 
Vincennes, Ste. Genevieve, and Detroit (1812) ; lists of Ameri- 
can prisoners; order book of Andrew Jackson; a vindication of 
the 1st regiment of United States infantry, etc. 

10. Notes on Southern Indian tribes: William Weatlierford and the 

Creek War, Gen. Samual Dale, Choctaw, Catawba, and Chicka- 

11. Notes on Wyandot and Gen. William Walker; Oneida, Tuscarora, 

and Seneca. 

12. Notes on Red Jacket; Simon GIrty, with original letters; Robert 

Stobo and Jacou Van Braam; Capt. Thomas Morris; unclassi- 
fied documents, chiefly concerning Indians. 

13. Copy of Thomas Blake's journal, in Sullivan's expedition, 1779. 

14. Original papers concerning the Hopewell UeaW^^, Vl'^'^-'^^\ ^^ax^-^- 

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Frontier Wars (continued) — 

live (1783-94) of Col. William Sudduth, a Kentucky pioneer; 
newspaper extracts concerning Harmar's campaign, 1790. 

15. Original papers relating to the Holston treaty, 1791; indexed news- 

paper extracts, 1791-93. 

16. Orderly book of Gen. Robert Todd, 1793-94; journal of an army 

officer (Thomas Posey?), 1792-1800. 

17. Nathan Heald's journal, 1812-13; newspaper extracts, 1812-15. 

18. MS. copy of Capt. Charles Lewis's journal, 1755. 

19. Sullivan's expedition, 1779: journals (transcripts of originals) 

of Ebenezer Elmer, Samuel M. Shute, and James Norris. 

20. Notes on the authorship of Wjithers's Chronicles of Border War* 

fare (Clarksburg, Va., 1831) ; information concerning William 
Powers, William Hacker, Dr. Jacob Hardman, Judge Edwin S. 
Duncan, and Hugh Paul Taylor. 

21. Appendices prepared by Draper for his proposed new edition of 

Withers's Chronicles: John Peter Sailing's adventure; Gen. An- 
drew Lewis and Col. John Lewis; Benjamin Borden Sr., Capt. 
John McDowell and the first Indian battle in the Valley of Vir- 
ginia, 1742; Col. James Patton; officers killed at Grant's de- 
feat, 1758; Shawnee expedition, 1756; Alexander McNutt; 
captivity of Renick family, 1757; Mrs. Clendenin's captivity; 
and Indian outbreak of 1763. 

22. The original manuscript of the defense of General Dearborn, writ- 

ten by his son Henry Alexander Scammel, and published at Boa- 
ton in 1824. A^ the close of the manuscript, there are added 
letters in commendation thereof written by JefTerson, Madison, 
John Quincy Adams, William Eustis, Lewis Cass, Richard M. 
Johnson, Bernard Peyton, Greanleaf Dearborn, Benjamin 
Vaughan, and Thomas Melvill, together with letters of General 
Henry Dearborn to his son. There follow a manuscript copy 
of an address (1830) at the second centennial of Roxbury by 
H. A. S. Dearborn; and an account of the condition of the 
banks of Boston, for whose examination Dearborn was a mem- 
ber of the commission (1830). 

23. Indian treaties (1784-91) and the speeches and negotiations in- 

cident thereto, transcribed in 1793 from the records in office of 
the superintendent of Indian affairs at Montreal. A valuable 
collection of papers, of which the originals do not appear to be 
now existent 

V. Georgia, Alabama, and South Carolina Papers. 1 vol. 

Georgia: Notes on Elijah and John Clarke, Micajah Wil- 


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liamson, Richard McGriff, William Candler, and Benjamin 

Alabama : Notes on Alexander McGillivray, William 
Weatherford, George Stiggins, and Stiggins*s narrative of 
•Creek Indians. 

South Carolina : Original papers of Richard Winn and the 
S. C. Yazoo Land Company. 

AV. Harmar Papers. 2 vols. 

A Pennsylvania Revolutionary soldier, Gen. Josiah Harmar 
was transferred to the West at the close of the war, as Indian 
-agent for Northwest Territory. In 1790 he commanded a dis- 
astrous campagn against the Miami, after which he retired 
irom the service. He was later, however, adjutant-general for 
Pennsylvania (1793-99), aiding in Wayne's campaign. His 
son William lent his father's papers to Draper, who in 1849- 
50 made copious extracts therefrom, embodied in these two 
volumes. Both volumes are carefully indexed and throw light 
on Western campaigns: 

1. Pennsylvania, Virginia, Ohio, Kentucky, and Tennessee, 1778-88. 

2. Pennsylvania, Virginia, Ohio, Kentucky, and Tennessee, 1789-99. 

X. Harrison Papers. 5 vols. 

The first four volumes of this series consist of copies of Gen. 
Will'am Henry Harrison's official reports made to the secre- 
tary of war and found in the department archives at Wash- 
ington. These are distributed as follows: 

1. 1811. 

2. 1812. 
3,4. 1813. 

:5. Original papers (1812-33) consisting of letters from Ninian Ed- 
wards, Jeremiah Morrow, Green Clay, Duncan McArthur, Joseph 
Desha, Willie Blount, Isaac Shelby, and others to General 
Harrison;^ a series of letters from Harrison to Shelby (then gov- 
ernor of Kentucky) ; and Harrison's defense (written about 
1840) of his conduct of the war in 1813. 

Y. Hinde Papers. 34 vols. 

Thomas Spottswood Hinde was born in Hanover County, 
Virginia, in 1785. His father, Dr. Thomas H\yv^^, ^'^'s. -jl ^>c^x- 


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Hinde (continued) — 

geon in the British navy who served in America in the years 
1757-59, and about 1765 settled in Virginia. In 1797 the fam- 
ily removed to Kentucky, where Hinde was educated in the 
ordinary schools; and in 1801 he entered the office of the 
clerk of the superior court of Kentucky, remaining four 
years. In 1806 he moved to Chillicothe, Ohio, publishing for 
a few months a newspaper called The Fredonian, in which he 
opposed the projects of Aaron Burr. Abandoning th's enter- 
prise, he went into the land business, and his experience in 
. legal clerical work led to his being chosen (1807) clerk of the 
Ohio house of representatives, an office which he held for 
three sessions. Before coming to Oh o he had been inter- 
ested in religious matters, and about 1810 was licensed to- 
preach by the Methodist Episcopal Church, and thenceforward 
devoted much of his time to the work of a circuit preacher. 
In 1813 he had charge of prisoners from the battle of Lake 
Erie. Leaving Ohio in 1818, he returned to Kentucky, but 
two years later removed to Mt. Carmel, Illinois, which he had 
aided in founding (1817). In 1823 he again returned to Ken- 
tucky, in 1828 to Ohio, and in 1834 to Mt. Carmel, where he 
spent the remainder of his days, dying early in 1846. 

Hinde wrote many articles for periodicals and newspapers, 
sometimes under the pseudonym of "Theophilus Arminius." 
His manuscripts abound in vague philosophical and religious 
reflections — this is especially true of his diaries — thus making 
them of slight value even for the religious history of the early 
West; but scattered through them is considerable other ma- 
terial which is interesting and valuable, coming as it does 
from a man who had so wide an acquaintance with the North- 
west in its formative stage. 

1-24. These comprise Hinde's diary: Volume 1, for 1808; 2, for 1825- 
2G; 3, for 1832-35; 4-24 consecutively, 1839-45. Volume 4 also 
contains letters and some sketches of the history of the West, 
besides personal reminiscences; 5 has copie*s of political let- 
ters, and a petition to Congress to recognize his services in de- 
tecting the Burr conspiracy; 10 contains hints to emigrants, 
and an account of the West; 14, an account of an Indian coun- 
cil at Chillicothe (September, 1807); 16 was written on the 
roster of the yeas and nays of the Ohio house (1808-09), of 


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which Hinde was clerk — about half has been torn away, but the 
remainder is legible; i 24 contains reminiscences of Kentucky, in 
the form of letters to Henry Clay. 

25. This embraces philosophical inquiries, besides some Western re- 

searches, including sketches of Indian chiefs, recollections of 
Rev. John Sale, sketch of Mrs. Charity Hendershott, and a brief 

26. Events of the West in the form of brief notes and reminiscences. 

27. The journal of the United Society, an organization of Chillicothe 

Methodist ministers, with an autobiography more concrete than 
in volume 25. 

28. This consists of theological reflections; sketches of Hinde's • rela- 

tives, including his mother, Mary Todd (Hubbard) Hinde; a de- 
scription of Hanover County, Virginia, and other historical ma- 
29-32. Miscellaneous notes and reflections. 

33. Contains a draft (1833) of a plan of government for the Indians; 

a sketch of Hinde's father; a brief history of the Methodist 
church; some political letters, etc. 

34. Miscellaneous matter, embracing a sketch of his wife, Belinda 

Bradford Hinde, in which is embodied some account of her 
father, Capt. James Bradford, an artillery officer in St. Clair's 
army, who later resided at Fort Knox (Vincennes) and Fort 
Washington (Cincinnati). 

Z. Illinois MSS. 1 vol. 

A series of letters concerning American pioneers in Illinoio, 
Avith a few original papers of Capt. James Piggott. This 
material was furnished to Draper (1842-6)8) by J. M. Peck, 
Isaac Newton Piggott, John Reynolds, Pierre Menard, Benja- 
min Scott, James Lemen, and John T. and George Liisk. 

A A. Irvine Papers. 2 vols. 

WiUiam Irvine (1841-1904), born in Ireland, came to 
America about 1763, settling at Carlisle, Pennsylvania. At 
the outbreak of the Revolution he joined the Americans, 
and becoming a brigadier-general (1779) was sent in Septem- 

1 An account of this document, by Asa Currier Tilton, together with a 
half-tone facsimile of a sample page, is in 8eventy-s\event7i General 
Assembly Record (Columbus, Ohio, i, No. 9, pp. 156, 163, 164). 

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ber, 1781, to the command of the Western department, with 
headquarters at Fort Pitt. Here he remained until the au- 
tumn of 1783, directing all movements intended for the defense 
of the frontier. 

1. This volume consists of selections and extracts from Irvine's manu- 

script papers, copied by Draper in 1849. The majority of these 
were later published in Consul W. Butterfield, Washington- Ir- 
vine Correspondence (Madison, 1882). 

2. Correspondence of Gen. William Irvine (1781-83) not found in the 

printed volume, copied for Draper by Butterfield. 

B B. Kenton MSS. 13 vols. 

Simon Kenton (1755-1836), a noted scout and Indian 
jighter, was a Virginian by birth. Fleeing from the settle- 
ments because of the supposed murder of a comrade in a 
youthful fracas, Kenton changed his name to Butler, and ap- 
peared on the frontier as early as 1771. From that time he 
was associated with the events of the border — its Indian wars, 
the settlement of Kentucky, Clark's campaigns, and Wayne's 
expeditions. In 1802 he settled at Urbana, Ohio, and was 
again in active service during the War of 1812-15. 

In this series, Draper gathered the materials for a proposed 
life of Kenton. But little original or contemporary material 
is therein contained. The first five volumes deal in a rough 
chronological order with the events of Kenton's life. Volume 
6 contains previous biographical sketches and depositions; 
while the succeeding six volumes (7-12) consist of narratives 
of Kenton episodes, and notes upon the comrades of his ex- 
ploits by surviving pioneers. The last volume (13) is wholly 
original material. The volumes are summarized as follows: 

1. Kenton's early life, 1755-77. Location of Logstown and Provance's 

Station; buffalo in West Virginia. 

2. Paint Creek expedtion; Kenton's captivity and life among the 

Indians, 1778-79. 

3. Kenton's life, 1780-90: Expedition of 1786; notes on Col. John 

Edwards, Michael Taggart, Capt. Michael Cassidy, Capt. John 
Mclntyre, Thomas Kelsey, and James Livingston, with a few 
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4. Kenton's life, 1791-99: Orr's Scioto expedition, 1791; Bdward^iK 

blackberry campaign; Hubbell's fight; Kenton's Little Miami 
expedition, 1792; Scioto expedition, 1793. 

5. Kenton's later life, 1800-36: Personal appearance, death, burial, 

and reinterment; portraits; notes on Col. Alexander Macbeth, 
Simon Kenton Jr., and Col. William Ward. 

6. Attempted biographical sketches by John Bickley and John D. 

Taylor; deposition of Kenton and many associates; papers ot 
Col. Henry Lee, of Mason County, Ky.; original letters of Chris- 
topher Greenup, Gilbert Imlay, John Fowler, and Josiah Harmar.- 

7. Papers of Gen. John Edgar of Kaskaskia, 111., 1784-1832; papers of 

Thomas Kirker, acting governor of Ohio, 1807-08; biographical 
sketch of Asal Owens. 

8. Biographical sketch of William Wood; Kenton's later years, narra- 

tives by William Patrick, Douglas Luce, D. F. Heaton, Benjamin 
and William M. Kenton, Mary I. Parkison, Willoughby Griffith, 
etc.; notes on Peter and George Drouillard. 

9. Notes on Gen. Benjamin Whiteman, Col. James Ward, Samuel 

FYazee, Shadrach Bond, etc. 

10. Reminiscences of Kenton descendants; notes on John Hughey, 

Laban Records, John and Edward Waller, Maj. George Stocktom 
James McKinley, and James Ward. 

11. Notes on Joshua Robinson, McCullochs, Zanes, Calvins, Thomas- 

Waring, Capt. George Will, and William Leachman; narratives- 
by Israel Donalson, Samuel Baker, etc. 

12. Miscellaneous items and letters, including notes on McClelland and 

White, Cornelius Washburn, Fielding Figgins, John Strode and 
Strode's Station, Charles Fallenash, Samuel Cartwright, etc. 

13. Original documents, 1780-1839, including land surveys, affidavits, re- 

ceipts and letters from Kentucky, Ohio, and Illinois pioneers.. 

C C. Kentucky MSS. 30 vols. 

Collected in this series are a number of valuable papers,, 
chiefly originals, dealing with the early history of Kentucky 
rather than with the life of any one pioneer. The first two- 
volumes contain the Henderson papers, relating to the be- 
ginnings of Kentucky in the Transylvania Land Company, 
and comprise Henderson's orig'nal journal of his visit to 
Kentucky in 1775, the founding of Boonesborough, and the* 
early convention held thereat. The next two volumes (3, 4) 
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-TCentucky (continued) — 

Then follow three volumes (5-7) of material accumulated in 
the editorial room of William W. Worsley, of the Lexington 
Reporter, with a succeeding miscellaneous volume (8) of great 
interest. The next two volumes (9, 10) contain original 
manuscripts of unique value from the point of view of his- 
toriography — that of Whitley having furnished much of the 
matter for Humphrey Marshall's History of Kentucky (Frank- 
fort, 1812), while the journals of Filson are autograph papers 
of the earliest historian of the state. The Shane papers fol- 
low in nine volumes (11-19), containing excellent material 
collected from many sources, for the events and persons con- 
nected with Kentucky's earliest days. Volumes 20-22 relate 
to the early history of the city of Lexington. The final vol- 
umes of the series (23-30) supplement Kentucky history at 
many points. The following epitomizes the volumes: 

1. Richard Henderson papers, including the articles of agreement for 

the Louisa and Transylvania companies, Henderson's original 
journal (1775), and copies of papers and depositions presented 
at the suit of law (1822). 

2. Richard Henderson papers, including more legal documents, the 

grant in Powell's Valley, the town of Henderson, Ky., and 
sketches by descendants of the Transylvania proprietors — Rich- 
ard Henderson, Thomas and Nathaniel Hart, John Luttrell, James 
Hogg, etc. 

3. Notes on the Chenowith family — Richard was one of the first set- 

tlers at Louisville; Thomas, an early Indian captive. 

4. (a) McAfee papers: copies of original description of the McAfee 

settlement and Cowan's journal; notes on Abraham Chapline and 
Edward Worthington; and the Robert B. McAfee correspond- 

(b) Notes on Robert Renick and family. 

(c) Hardin papers: Capt. John Hardin had part in nearly 
all Kentucky campaigns from 1780 to hfs death at the hands ot 
Indians (1792), to whom he had been sent as negotiator. His 
papers were carefully copied for Dr. Draper and annotated by 
the former's son Mark. 

(d) O'Fallon papers: After serving as surgeon in the Revo- 
lution, Dr. John O'Fallon came to Louisville (1790), married the 
j^oun^est sister of Gen. George Rogers Clark, and died late In 


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1793. He engaged Clark in Genet's project against Louisiana, 
and was in active correspondence with Gren. Anthony Wayne. 
His papers in this volume deal chiefly with family affairs. 
5-7. Worsley papers, 1796-1824; William W. Worsley was editor of 
the Lexington Reporter (1807-19). These papers are rich In 
material for the social and political history of Kentucky, con- 
sisting of "copy" for the paper, personals, letters from citizens 
in every walk of life, news from the seat of war, especially In 
the West (1812-15) — in short the usual accumulation of a 
prominent newspaper editor's desk. 

8. Miscellaneous, 1775-1870: List of Kentucky stations, notes on Ben- 

jamin Sebastian, John May, George Madison, John L. Gano, 
Gen. Charles Scott, Mark Hardin, Humphrey Marshall, and 
James Robertson; sketches of Matthias Denman, James Gallo- 
way, James Orr, and Charles Scott; Fleming autobiography; 
autographs of members of Kentucky constitutional convention 
(1849), etc. 

9. William Whitley papers, 1775-1813: Originals and copies, with 

Draper's notes on ^^^itley. 
10. John Pilson's journals, 1785-86: Journal of trip from Vincennes 
to Falls of Ohio, August, 1785; narrative of his defeat on Wa- 
bash, June 2, 1786; Clark's campaign on foot; Hardin and 
Patton's expedition, etc.; diary commenced May 18, 1785; 
journal of a voyage from Pittsburgh to Vincennes in 1785, with 
origin of the Wabash expedition of 1786. 

Volumes 11-19 and 26-30 constitute the Shane collection. 
Rev. John Dabney Shane^ was born in Cincnnati in 1812. 
Educated at Hampden-Sidney College, Virginia, he studied 
theology in Union Seminary of the same state, was li- 
censed by Cincinnati presbytery (1842), ordained by that of 
West Lexington, Ky., the following year, and stationed for 
some years (1845-53) at North Middleton. Afterwards he 
served as supply, finally locating in Cincinnati, where he de- 
voted hirnself to historical work until hs death in 1864. His 
collections were made with a view of preserving the history 
of the Presbyterian church in Kentucky and the Mississippi 
valley. His methods were similar to those of Draper: inter- 
viewing pioneers and securing their recollections, clipping 
from old newspapers and magazines, and copying old manu- 

iFor information concerning Shane, thanks are due to William P. 
Yust, librarian of Louisville Free Public LAbTa.T>j. 


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scripts and papers, and family and church registers. These 
he entered in blank books, in a clear, legible hand, with mar- 
ginal descriptions.. After his death this collection was sold 
at auction, the larger portion passing to the Presbyterian 
Historical Society at Philadelphia. Draper secured several 
of the volumes, which he indexed and annoted carefully. 
They are arranged as follows : 

11. (Shane I.) Material concerning Bourbon, Clarke, Fayette, Jessa- 

mine, Woodford, Franklin, and -Shelby counties, Kentucky. 

12. (Shane II.) Bath, Montgomery, Nicholas, and Fleming counties, 


13. (Shane III.) Material obtained by conversation with pioneers, in- 

dexed by persons. 

14. (Shane IV, V.) Data concerning Adams, Clermont, and Brown 

counties, Ohio; Cincinnati antiquities; record book of New 
Providence church, Ky; Kentucky stations. 

15. (Shane VI, VIM.) Data from information of pioneers; transcripts 

of Kentucky Historical Society papers — letters of Hart, David 
Todd, Henderson's journal, etc. 

16. (Shane XI, XIII.) Register of the Preston family; copies of Gen. 

Levi Todd's papers; New Londonderry and White Oak congrega- 
tions; index to Frankfort Commonwealth. Interviews with pio- 
neers (see index) ; lives of General Adair and of Dr. John P. 
Campbell; Presbyterian church records, etc. 

17. (Shane XIV, XVI.) Notes by Charles Eccle®, Capt. John Wilson, 

Benjamin Jones, and J. S. Roche; list of early Kentucky mar- 
riages ; notes on origin of Lexington ; journal of Kentucky travel, 
1824-29; correspondence of Rev. J. H. Brown, pastor at Lexing- 
ton, 1844-53; copy of Floyd correspondence and of Hart papers; 
sketch of Rev. R. M. Cunningham, pastor at Lexington, 1807-22. 

Volumes xii and xvii of the Shane collection, dealing with 
religious matters, as well as eight volumes of material on 
Transylvania University, and one on its Adelphi Society, 
were sold to Samuel Agnew. of Philadelphia, for the Presby- 
terian Historical ^Society, and thus did not come into Draper's 
hands. Draper makes note of the fact, also, that volumes 
vii, ix, X, and xv were not acquired by him. 

18. Extracts from Kentucky Gazette, 1787-88. 

/A Scrap-book of newspaper extracts — one of the Shane collection. 


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20. Lexington assessment book, 1796-1806. 

21, 22. Letter books of James and Henry Wier, 1806-24. A native 

of Ireland, James Wier settled in Kentucky about 1788. JIa be- 
came one of the most prosperous merchants of Lexington, hav- 
ing in addition to a general store a bagging factory and a rope 
walk, and in Woodford County a cotton mill. The letter books are 
those concerning his business affairs, and afford interesting ma- 
terial concerning early commercial operations and methods in 

23. Spencer Records's narrative: Born in Maryland (1762), Spencer 

Records removed to the Redstone neighborhood in western 
Pennsylvania (17GG), and later (1772) to the vicinity of Fort 
Pitt. In 1783 he migrated to Kentucky. This narrative was 
written in his old age, for the benefit of his children and grand- 
children. It is a simple, interesting account of early days on 
the frontier, of Indian massacres and captivities, and other 
hardships of pioneer life. It has been corrected, chronologi- 
cally and otherwise, by Draper. 

24. Copy of Thomas Hanson's journal, 1774 (see 14 J 58-84); copies of 

letters on the campaign of 1774; an anonymous account-book 
for military supplies, 1777. 

25. History of Kentucky, by John Magill, 1832. Manuscript copy of 

a rare work, with index by Draper. 

26. Scrap-book of newspaper extracts (1794-1849), annotated and in- 

dexed by Draper, containing notices and obituaries of prominent 
Kentucky and Tennessee pioneers. Formerly in the Shane col- 

21. Scrap-book (also by Shane) of newspaper clippings containing 
some original letters of George Rogers Clark and Generals Butler 
and Armstrong; notes on John Helm, Boone's ancestry, the 
Todd family, Abraham Thomas, Simon Kenton, and the Nicka- 
jack campaign. 

28-30. Scrap-books prepared by Shane, of newspaper extracts (1823- 
52) on miscellaneous subjects, chiefly matters of antiquarian and 
local interest, with some clippings relating to the fur trade and 
far Western exploration and migration. 

D D. King's Mountain MSS. 18 vols. 

The * following volumes were collected and arranged by 
Draper preparatory to writing his volume, King's Mountain 
and its Heroes (Cincinnati, 1881). This battle, fought Octo- 
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in southwest Virginia and the over-mountain settlements of 
Norfti Carolina, under the leadership of Col. William Camp- 
bell, Isaac Shelby, John Sevier, and other border heroes. 
Draper's researches extended to reports of the battle by par- 
ticipants on both sides, to reminiscences of survivors, to 
manuscript papers of the chief leaders, and a topography of 
the region, as well as an account of earlier skirmishes in the 
locality and the fate of the captured British troops and Loyal- 
ists. These volumes contain, therefore, materials for the 
Revolutionary history of the frontier, and much genealogical 
matter for the region covered. The classification is as fol- 


1. Data concerning Col. Samuel Hammond (1757-1842). Hammond 

was a native of Virginia and served throughout the Revolution 
—first on the frontier at Fort Pitt (1777-78), later with Lincoln 
in South Carolina. He gathered the militia of Rowan County, 
North Carolina, for the battle of King's Mountain, afterwards 
serving at Eutaw ^Springs and Cowpens (1781), where he was 
wounded. At the close of the Revolution he settled in Greorgia, 
removing thence, at the time of the Louisiana Purchase (1803), 
to St. Louis, where he held important positions — in the land 
office, as receiver of public moneys, etc. Hammond's home at 
St. Louis was the scene of much hospitality and gayety. About 
1824 he returned to South Carolina, where he again held public 
trusts, such as state surveyor-general and secretary, and where 
he died at an advanced age. This volume of notes deals chiefly 
with his Revolutionary career. 

2. Pension statements of Samuel Martin (with muster-roll of Col. 

William Polk's regiment), Samuel Patton, Alexander Moore, 
James Caldwell, John Moore, John Baldwin, Jacob Martin, Rob- 
ert Wilson, John Davidson, John Dickson, Joseph Dobson, Jacob 
Crabtree, Abraham Forney, Jonas Clark, John Collins (of Geor- 
gia), Alexander McFadden, Thoriias Boyd, Peter Forney, Samuel 
Espy, Capt. James Dillard, James Alexander, John Adair, Dar- 
ling Jones, John Clark, Mrs. Landon Carter, Thomas Hood, 
George Carr, William Barron, John Collins (of South Carolina), 
William Alexander, Littleton Brooks, Col. James Blair, John 
Spelts, Charles Bowen, Joseph Kerr, John Bearden, William 
Neel, Matthew Patton, James Tinsley, Charles Bickley, George 
Roberts, Matt. Martin, Walter Carson, William Carson (of South 


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Carolina), James Cunningham, John Martin (of Virginia), John 
Martin (of Kentucky), Wililam Carson (of Kentucky), William 
Smith (of Georgia), Robert McDowell, Robert Henderson, Rob- 
ert Long, Dr. William Maclean, Mrs. John Moor (of North Caro- 
lina), William Moor, John Moor (of Georgia), John Moore (of 
Kentucky), Capt. James Martin (of South Carolina), Wililam 
Amberson, Jesse Ellis, John Dawson, Bowling Baker, Joseph 
Reed, Christopher Taylor, Salathiel Martin, James Gray (of 
Wilkes County, North Carolina), James Gray (of Rutherford 
County, North Carolina), John Watson, Cornelius Clements, John 
Whelchel (Whitsal), Philip Evans, John Evans. William de 
Priest, David Dickey, Reuben Hill, William Watson, Josiah Cul- 
bertson, Lewis Powell, John Dysart, Samuel Watson, Mrs. Naney 
Martin, Isham Burks, and Jacob Beeler. 

3. Pension statements of the following participants in the battle: 

Robert McNeese, George Roebuck, William Smith, Daniel Bry- 
son, Robert Campbell, Isaac Crabtree, James Cannon, William 
Beard, Daniel Alexander, William Hargis, Joel Darcy, Thomas 
Baker, John Bain, Mrs. Elizabeth Dickey, James Kerr, Gen. 
Michael McLear>', John L. Davis, Capt. William Hutchinson, 
Matthew Armstrong, Samuel Allen, David ^Carter, William Bark- 
ley, Joseph Cathcart, William Dawson, William Alexander, Rob- 
ert Robinson, Mrs. Sarah Downs, James Adair, Isaac Alexander, 
David Abernathy, John Hampton, and James Beatty. In the 
controversy (1823) between Isaac Shelby and the heirs of Col. 
William Campbell, the following participants made statements 
concerning the battle: Col. William Edmundson, David Beattie* 
James Crow, Maj. James Snodgrass, John McCulloch, Gen. 
' George Rutledge, Pres. Thomas Jefferson, Henry Dickenson, 
John Craig, Col. John Witherspoon, Col. Benjamin Sharp, Joseph 
Phillit)s, Col. David Campbell, Gen. William Russell, Col. Samuel 
Newell, Andrew Russell, Col. Thomas Maxwell, Andrew Evins, 
Benjamin White, William Moore, Israel Hayter, Capt. James 
Keys, William Snodgrass. Next follow the petition of Nathaniel 
Evans, and the pension statements of Mrs*. Naomi (widow of 
Valentine) Sevier, John Clark, Edward Jennings, James With- 
row, James Patterson, Elijah Vickes, William Galbraith, Alex- 
ander Galbralth, John Duckworth, Col. Richard Allen, Richard 
Ballew, Samuel Castle, Moses Austin, Andrew Pickens, Patrick 
Cain, and John McCulloch. 

4. Topography of battlefield; route thither; treatment of prisoners; 

British and American contemporary newspaper accounts; notes 
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Weir; pension statements of William Merritt, Thomas Skipp, 
Lewis Wolff, and William Alexander; copy of manuscript diary 
of Lieut. Anthony Allaire (a Loyalist with Ferguson), March 5- 
November 29, 1780; notes on battle of Cane Creek and Ramsour's 
Mill; location of Ferguson's headquarter^; and data concerning 
William Gilbert of Gilbertown. 

5. Material concerning Col. Benjamin Cleveland (1738-1806). Bom 

in Virginia, he removed (about 17G9) to the Yadkin (North Cai'- 
olina), where he hunted and visited Kentucky and the Chero- 
kee Indian country. At the outbreak of the Revolution he was 
employed in the militia against both Indians and Loyalists, and 
led a regiment at King's Mountain, serving until the close of 
the war, when he settled in South Carolina on a large planta- 
tion. As a popular hero, many traditions gathered around his 
name. These Dr. Draper collected, as well as information on his 
associates and companions: Capt. Salathiel Martin, Capt. An- 
drew Kincannon, Capt. William Meredith, Richard Callaway, 
Benjamin Cutbirth, Robert Cleveland, Capt. John Barton, Col. 
Elijah Isaacs, Capt. Samuel Johnson, Elisha Reynolds, Joseph 
Dickson, Maj. cWrles Gordon, and Martin Davenport. 

6. Information concerning Benjamin Roebuck, Capt. Isaac White, 

Martin Roberts, William Logan, James Shannon, Col. Joseph 
Winston, Capt. Joshua Cox, Capt. Jack Martin, Col. Joseph Will- 
iams, Capt. Joseph Cloud, Col. Andrew Hampton, Col. Joseph 
Dickson, Col. John Moore, Col. William Graham, Elias Powell, 
Col. Charles McLean, Capt. Samuel Espy, and Colonel John 
Moore, the Loyalist. 

7. Information concerning Joseph and Charles McDowell, John Miller, 

Frederick Hambright, William and James Porter, Robert Gilkey, 
Andrew Hampton, James Gray, James Miller, Charles Miles, 
William Graham, and Abraham, William, and Enoch Gilmore; to- 
pography of Ferguson's route and his headquarters*. 
8-10. Campbell papers. Arthur (1743-1811) and William (1745-81) 
Campbell were cousins, and prominent political and military 
leaders of that part of southwest Virginia afterwards known as 
Washington County. They were both concerned in the defense 
of the border from 1774 to the close of the Revolution, and Col. 
William Campbell was chosen commander-in-chief for the army 
that was victorious at King's Mountain. The first volume (8) 
contains copies of the papers of the family (1774-1823), includ- 
ing: company muster-rolls, biographical sketches, and material 


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on the Campbell^Shelby controversy of 1823. The next volume 
(9) is composed of original papers, cihiefly of Arthur Campbell 
(1774-1815), dealing with the campaigns of 1774, 1776, 1778, and 
1780-82, with the movement for the State of Franklin, speeches 
to Indians, and early Kentucky politics. The third volume (10) 
consists of Draper's correspondence with Campbell descendants', 
chiefly David and William B. Campbell (1840-59), with letters to 
and from some later members of the family, notably from Thomas 
Buchanan Read, artist and poet; also biographical sketches of 
Col. John C. and David Campbell. 
11. Shelby papers, 1756-1822: Chiefly originals, with some transcripts 
from other originals, embracing muster-rolls, accounts, military 
orders, commercial agreements, and letters from both Evan and 
Isaac Shelby. The former (1720-94) was bom- in Wales. Com- 
ing to America in early life he served under Braddock and 
Forbes, and in 1771 removed to Holston River, on the border 
between Tennessee and Virginia. He commanded a company 
at the battle of Point Pleasant (1774), and was second in com- 
mand at the Cherokee campaign of 1776. His son Isaac (1750- 
1820) was lieutenant in Dunmore's War (1774), and commanded 
a battalion at King's Mountain. Removing to Kentucky (1782) 
he became flrst governor of the state- (1792-96), and served 
again during the second war with England (1812-16). A num- 
ber of these papers relate to the period of Shelby's first governor- 
ship, and the volume contains also a copy of his manuscript, 
'*Early Times in TennessBe." 

Sevier papers, 1760-1814. John iSevier (1745-1815) was of 
Huguenot descent, and born in Rockingham County, Virginia, 
Removing in 1771 to the Holston country, not far from the 
Shelby's, he defended the Watauga and Nolachucky settlements 
from the attacks of Indians and Loyalists. After the King's 
Mountain campaign he led forays against the Cherokee (1781- 
82), and two years later embarked on the experiment known 
as the State of Franklin. After this was suppressed (1788), 
Sevier went to the North Carolina legislature, was chosen flrst 
governor of Tennessee (1796-1801), and again from 1803-09. 
After two terms in congress' (1811-15), he died while surveying 
a boundary for the Creek Indians in Alabama. His papers ar« 
not numerous, and consist of accounts, orders, brigade reports 
and muster-rolls, a Spanish passport, and letters from contemp- 
orary notables. Draper also included in this volume letters of 
Sevier's sons, James, A. H., and G. W. Se\\^Y. 


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12. Hampton papers, 1770-1814. Andrew Hampton, of English births 

removed early to Virginia, finally settling in upper North Caro- 
lina, where he became a militia officer as early as 1770. By 
1779 he was colonel of Rutherford County, and served against 
the Loyalists, going (1780) to the relief of Charleston, and com- 
manding his county contingent at King's Mountain. His papers 
consist of commissions and letters. The remainder of the vol- 
ume relates to the topography of Ferguson's camp and the 
battlefields of Cedar Springs, Thompson's Peach Orchard, Thick- 
etty Fort, Musgrove's Mill, and Blackstock; notes on William 
Lenoir, including his defense of Campbell; Gen. John Adair 
(1758-1840), Lieut. Anthony Allaire, Col. Richard Singleton, Col. 
David Vance, Robert Henry, Col. Joseph Hughes, John Brown^ 
Maj. Charles Miles, and Capt. Isaac White. Mingled with this 
data are letters from James* and Elijah Callaway, on Daniel Boone 
and the Callaways in North Carolina. 

13. Notes on the following, connected with the warfare of the period: 

John Boyce, John McWatters, Capt. William Nettles, William 
Capers, Col. William Hill, Col. William Bratton, Col. Edward 
Lacy, Charles S. Myddleton, Col. Thomas Brandon, Maj. Robert 
Crawford, Col. William Candler, Col. Richard Winn, Col. Thomas 
Taylor, Col. Robert Irwin, Col. James Hawthorn, Col. William 
Folk, Josiah Wallace, Myer Moses, Ransom Davis, William D. 
James, Maj. John Singleton, John and Wade Hampton, John 
and Joseph McCord, Maj. John Huggins, Jesse Coffey, Andrew 
Williamson, and Andrew Pickens; copies of Col. William R. 
Davie's correspondence; topography of Juniper Springs; actions 
of Huck's defeat, and Mobley's Meeting-house skirmish. 

14. Notes on the following persons: Maj. William Mills, Capt. Daniel 

McKissick, Col. John Sawyers, Col. Joseph Dickson, Col. George 
Maxwell, Col. Samuel Ware (Weir), Charles Robertson, Robert 
Sevier, — McFarland, John Sevier, Richard Singleton, Capt. 
Andrew Caruthers, William Robinson, Col. John Martin, William 
Lenoir, Maj. Joel Lewis, Gen. Griffith Rutherford, Col. James 
Williams, Col. Samuel Newell, Gen. William Russell, Capt. 
James Withrow, Maj. William Edmondson (with Edmondson 
family record), Capt. William Meredith, Beattie brothers. Col. 
William Wofford, Capt. Andrew Kincommon, Col. Ambrose Mills, 
Capt. John Taylor, Dr. Uzal Johnson, Lieut. Anthony Allaire, 
Lieut. William Stevenson and other Loyalist officers, JosepH 
Anderson, William Christian, Col. John Tipton, and Col. William 
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15. Miscellaneous notes and letters, including copies of letters from 

Andrew Lewis and William Preston; notes on Meriwether Lewis*; 
newspaper extracts; business correspondence relative to the publi- 
cation of Draper's book. 

16. Original documents, 1753-1843. These include Shelby papers, let- 

ters from Evan 'Shelby, John Wlilllams, Gilbert Christian, John 
and William Campbell, James Robertson, John Sevier, etc., with 
many later letters relating to King's Mountain heroes. 

17. Miscellanies. Printed items — pamphlets, magazine and newspaper 

articles, and notices of the centennial celebration of the battle. 

18. Draper's notes, references, etc., on the battle. 

E E. London Documents at Albany. 1 vol. 

These were copied from transcripts at Albany, that had 
been made from the Colonial Papers at London, now in the 
British Public Record Office. All have now been printed 
in the New York Colonial Documents, vols, iii-viii, thus ren- 
dering Draper's copes of no particular value. 

F F. ^Mecklenburg Declaration, by Draper. 3 vols. 

A completed manuscript work by Draper, attempting to 
prove that the long-accepted story of the alleged early decla- 
ration of independence, May 20, 1775, was spurious. The 
work contain^ elaborate notices of the delegates to the May 
30—31 convention, and a bibliography of the subject. Follow- 
ing are the sub-heads of the several chapters: 

t. Ohaps. 1-11. Origin of the controversy; the so-called Declaration 
considered; absence of contemporaneous records; how the sup- 
positious Declaration originated; genuine Mecklenburg Resolu- 
tions discovered; proofs of the genuine Resolutions; further 
confirmatory evidence; date of the adoption of the Mecklenburg 
Resolutions; Captain Jack's mission to Philadelphia; errors ex- 
posed and corrected; further perversions indicated. 
2. Chaps. 12-23. Validity of the 20th of May Resolves disproved; 
history rept^ating itself, facts established; the question of dele- 
gates considered; sketches of delegates and actors, as follows — 
(Jen. Thomas Polk, Col. Abraham Alexander, Dr. Ephraim Bre- 
vard, Col. Adam Alexander, Col. John Phifer, Gen. Robert Irwin, 
John McKnitt Alexander, Rev. H. J. Balch, Hezekiah Alexander, 
Benjamin Patton, Capt. Zaccheus Wilson, Neill Morrison, Richard 
Barry, John Flenniken, William Graham, Matt\ift^ ^c.C\>\T^,'^<5^iSL 


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Draper's Mecklenburg (continued) — 

Quearry, Ezra Alexander, Waightstill Avery, Ck>l. Wllliani Kennon, 
Col. James Harris, David Reese, Henry Downs, John Foard, 
Charles Alexander, Robert Harris Sr., Maj. John Davidson, CoL 
Bzekiel Polk, Samuel Martin, William Wilson, and Duncan 
Ckihiltree; the aged certifiers as follows — Capt James Jack, John 
Simeson Sr., Rev. Francis Cummins, Gen. Joseph Graham,. 
Capt. William Hutchison, Jonas Clark, Robert Robinson, Rev. 
Humphrey Hunter, Isaac Alexander, Col. William Polk, and Gen. 
William Lee Davidson. 

3. Chaps. 24, 25. Gen Hugh Waddell, and Gen. Griffith Rutherford. 
Appendices 1-8: Literature of the Mecklenburg Declaration; 
the North Carolina s'tate pamphlet, and other documents; Re- 
solves of May 31, 1775; the McKnitt-Davie, Martin, and Garden 
copies of the Resolutions compared; proposed Instructions,. 
September 1, 1776; Professor Philips on the Mecklenburg Re* 
solves, from North Carolina University Magazine, May, 1853; 
Col. Peter Force's letter, Dec. 11, 1841; Governor Swain's let- 
ters to Lossing, Bancroft, and Randall, with a preliminary 
sketch of Swain's life and character. 

G G. Mecklenburg Declaration MSS. 3 vols. 

These volumes contain the material (in part) from which 
Draper compiled the preceding series. They are composed of 
a miscellaneous series of letters and papers, gathered from de- 
scendants of the participants in the Mecklenburg convention 
of 1775, and from local antiquaries and historians interested 
in the general topic. There has lately been a renewal of 
interest in the subject, occas'oned by the alleged discovery of 
the Cape Fear Mercury of June 3, 1775, containing the resolu- 
tions of May 20, 1775, a reproduction of which was published 
in Collier's Weekly for July 1, 1905. A contest has since been 
waged over its genuineness — see A. S. Salley Jr.. and Worth- 
ington C. Ford, "Dr. S. Millington Miller and the Mecklen- 
burg Declaration," in American Historical RevieuK xi, pp. 548— 
558 ; also A. S. Salley Jr., The True Mecklenburg Declaration 
of Independence (Columbia, S. C, 1905j ; Charlotte (N. C.) 
Daily Observer, Jan. 1, 12, Feb. 4, 1906; and fresh evidence pro- 
duced by Dr. George W. Graham in his Mecklenburg Declaration 
of Independence (N. Y., 1906). These manuscripts collected 
nearW fifty years ago, are therefore of especial value at the 


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present time. The following is a general but not exhaustive 
description of the contents, by volumes: 

1. Bibliography of articles, etc., upon the Mecklenburg Declaration of 
Independence. Proof sheets and manuscript of James C. Wel- 
ling's articles in North American Review^ cxviii, pp. 256-293, 
(April, 1874), with comments and criticism. Pension statement 
of Anthony Dickey. Letters, etc., containing notes on Col. Will- 
iam Polk, Waightstill Avery, Hugh Waddell, Robert Irvln, Heze- 
kiah Alexander, Ezekiel Polk, Adam Brevard, Neill Morrison, 
William Kennon, etc. 

2. Copies of Rowan County records of 1775. Correspondence (1823) 

with J. G. M. Ramsey. Autograph papers of the two Alexanders 
State pamphlet issued by North Carolina legislature (1830) 
with some accompanying correspondence. Letters on the sub- 
ject by Peter Force and Governor Swain. Genealogical notes 
on Gen. Robert Irwin, Zaccheus Wilson, Rev. Humphrey Hunter, 
Col. Thomas Polk, the Alexander family, John Davidson, Rev 
James Wallis, the Phifer family, Richard Barry, Wlalghtstlll 
Avery, Joseph Graham, and David Reese. The centennial cele- 
bration at Charlotte, North Carolina, 1875. Letters to Dr. 
Draper from George H. Bancroft, James C. Welling, Prof. 
Charles Phillips, J. G. M. Ramsey, and Benson J. Lossing. 

3. Composed chiefly of biographical and genealogical material, includ- 

ing letters from Prof. Charles Phillips, John H. Wheeler, Sam- 
uel Agnew, N. P. Hosack, and Daniel Goodloe. Notes on 
the following delegates: Matthew McC^ure, Waightstill Avery, 
John Flenniken, Henry Downes, the Alexander family, Neill Mor- 
rison, John Foard, Robert Harris, Capt. James Jack, William 
Davidson, Ezra Alexander, Hugh Waddell, the Polk family, 
David Reese, Benjamin Patton, William Kennon, Duncan Ochil- 
tree, Ephraim Brevard, John Phifer, and Isaac Alexander. Ar- 
ticles from the Raleigh Register, 1819. 

H H. Mecklenburg Declaration Miscellanies. 2 vols. 

These consist of printed matter — pamphlets, and magazine 
and newspaper articles. 

J J. Newspaper Extracts. 4 vols. 

A series of blank books, filled with manuscript transcripts, 
articles and items bearing on Western history, made by- 
Draper from scarce files of eighteenth centurv u^\^^^7^.'^^\'$^. 


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Newspaper Extracts (continued) — 

These selections from valuable contemporary records were 
made with the care and zeal which characterize all the work 
of that collector. Following is a survey of the con- 
tents, most of the books being roughly indexed by the com- 
piler : 

1. This volume is composed of five books, in whicn the transcripts 
were made in ihe spring .and early summer of 1^47. 

Book A is taken entirely from a file of the Maryland On- 
zette for 1752-59, found in the Maryland Historical Society, 

Book B is devoted to the years 1766-78. The extracts are 
from the Pennsylvania Gazette, 1756, 1763; two Virginia Gazettes 
(Purdie and Dixon's, and Rind's), 1758-74; Pennsylvania Jour- 
nal, 1767, 1774; and New York Gazette or Weekly Post Boy, 1771- 

Book C is taken entirely from the Pennsylvania Gazette, 1755- 
61 — chiefiy items concerned with Cherokee affairs. 

Book D, on the same subject, is composed of extracts froni 
the Maryland Gazette, 1759-60. 

Book E is from the same journal, 1760-68. 
2. Contains six books with the following contents: 

Book A comprises extracts from files found in the Baltimore 
Library Company's possession, of the Pennsylvania Gazette, 
1761, 1764, dealing chiefly with affairs on the southwestern bor- 
der and Cherokee depredations. 

Book B, from the same journal, 1764-70, relates to Bouquet's 
and Bradstreet's expeditions, Cherokee affairs, difficulties in the 
Illinois, and the Regulator movement in North Carolina. 

Book C, from the same journal, 1771, 1774, 1775, completes 
the extracts on the Regulators, and gives information of Dun- 
more's War (1774) and Henderson's Transylvania purchase 
(1775). There are also extracts from the Maryland Journal, 

Book D is wholly from the Maryland Journal, 1776-80, and 
deals chiefly with Cherokee affairs. 

Book E, from miscellaneous newspapers of 1774-7G, is chiefly 
concerned with Dunmore's War. 

Book F contains extracts from the Pennsylvania Packet, 1785, 
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3. Comprises seven books, as follows: 

Book A, transcripts from the Mttryland Journal, 1781-82, con- 
cerns itself with the border warfare in the South during the 
later Revolutionary period — reports of the battles of Cowpens, 
Guilford, and Green Spring, the defense of Virginia, and the 
capture of Augusta. 

Book B, likewise from the Maryland Journal, 1782-85, nar- 
rates Crawford's defeat, that at Blue Licks, the new state move- 
ments in the West, and Kentucky and Franklin* affairs. 

Book C, from the Pennsylvania Packet, 1785, deals chiefly with 
Kentucky and the state of Franklin. 

Book D, from the same Journal, 1785-87, relates to Harmar's 
campaign and the troubles with the Chickasaw. 

Book E is extracted from the Maryland Gazette, 1785-87, and 
contains notes on Kentucky separation. Brant in England, In- 
dian treaties, and Col. Elijah Clark and the Creek Indians. 

Book F, from the Maryland Journal, 1787-88, is concerned with 
the Cherokee and Creeks, the Invasion of Cumberland, the navi- 
gation of the Mississippi, and Kentucky conventions. 

Book G, from the Maryland Journal, 1789-91, has notes on 
Col. John iSevier, the Spanish intrigues, navigation of the Mis- 
sissippi, Elijah Clark, and the Creeks. 
4- This volume has seven blank books, devoted chiefly to extracts con- 
cerning Western affairs: 

Book A (1790) is from miscellaneous sources, dealing with 
Harmar's campaign, the Butler brothers, a sketch of Gov. Isaac 
Shelby by his son, and lists of Revolutionary oflicers of the 

Book B is miscellaneous in character, containing material on 
Conrad Weiser and George Croghan (1754), and extracts from 
the Philadelphia General Advertiser, 1792, an(| the Columbian 
Magazine, 178G-91, chiefly relating to Crawford's death and the 
Moravian campaign. 

Book C is from the Maryland Journal, 1791, with Western 
news, especially concerning St. Clair's dafeat, November 4. 

Books D and E, from the same journal, 1792-93, contain mis- 
cellaneous Western matter. 

Book F, from the Maryland Journal, 1794, deals with Wayne's 
campaign and George Rogers Clark's projected filibustering ex- 
pedition against New Orleans. 

Book G completes the information for 1794 on Cherokee and 
Tennessee affairs, British intrigues with the Northwestern In- 
dians, Wa3nie's campaign, and the Nickajack ex\>edlUo\v. 

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K K. North Carolina MSS. 1 vol. 

This volume contains the Avery and McDowell papers and 
some miscellaneous documents. 

Waightstill Avery was a native of Norwich, Conn. (1743), 
who was educated at Princeton, where subsequently he was 
employed for a year as tutor, after whch he studied law in 
Maryland and removed to North Carolina in 1769. Although 
of Puritan origin his opinions were in accord with the Scotch- 
Irish settlers of Mecklenburg County. He soon acquired 
considerable pract'ce, and took a prominent part in political 
affairs, acting on the committee on resolves (1775), as dele- 
gate to the North Carolina congress, and later as member of 
the council of safety. In 1776 he aided in drawing up the 
new state constitution, and was sent to accompany Gen. Grif- 
fith Rutherford on the latter's Cherokee expedition (1776) to 
secure the best possible terms from the Indians. The next 
year he was one of the commssion negotiating the Long Island 
treaty with the Cherokee. In 1778 the new government 
chose Avery for attorney-general; and during the stress of 
the Revolutionary War in the South, he also served as colo- 
nel of militia for Jones County. In 1781 he removed to Burke 
County and settled on an estate called "Swan Ponds," where 
he died in 1821. His papers begin with a biographical sketch 
by his son ; then follow several transcripts from original 
documents lent by his granddaughter. Later, Draper ob- 
ta'ned most of the originals, which are included in the latter 
part of the volume and embrace family letters ; a diary of 
Avery's journey to North Carolina (1769) ; commissions and 
instructions as Indian commissioner; lists of milit'a — notably 
for Evan Shelby's Chickamauga expedition (1779) ; petitions 
to the royal Governor Tryon from the nhabitants of Meck- 
lenburg; outlines of speeches, and jury presentments; receipt 
and account books; lists of Indian presents, and instructions 
to delegates in congress (1776). 

Silas McDowell (1795-1877) was a South Carolina writer 
of some local repute, a grandson of William, and a cousin 
of Gen. Charles of Burke County, North Carolina. His early 
life was one of hardship. He became a protege of Colonel 
Avery and attained prominence as a literary man. His papers 
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(1873-74) relative to the location of mountain forts in the 
Cherokee campaign of 1776. 

Among the miscellaneous papers are anonymous pre- 
Revolutionary complaints against abuses by law courts, and 
a letter (1756) on Indian depredations. 

L L. Paris Documents at Albany. 1 vol. 

These were copied by Draper from transcripts in the New 
York State Library at Albany, taken from originals in the 
Colonial archives in Paris. Translations thereof were after- 
wards published under E. B. O'Callaghan's editorship in the 
New York Colonial Documents, vols, ix, x. As Draper's copies 
are, however, in the original French, they may serve to check 
the published translation, which in many cases is inaccurate. 

M M. Patterson Papers. 3 vols. 

"Founder of three cities" (Lexington, Louisville, and Cin- 
cinnati), pioneer settler, soldier, and magistrate, Robert Pat- 
terson was one of the most noteworthy characters on the 
stage of early Kentucky history. Born (1753) of Scotch- 
Irish ancestry near Cove Mountain, Pennsylvan a, young^ 
Patterson had but just attained his majority when he entered 
a company of Pennsylvania rangers enlisted to protect the 
frontier during Dunmore's War (1774). In the autumn of 
the following year he joined the party of John McClelland, 
start ng down the Ohio for the Kentucky country, Patterson 
following the shore on foot in order to drive the cattle* 
Crossing the country from Salt Lick Creek, they built cabins 
on the site of the present Georgetown, thus establishing the 
most northerly outpost of Kentucky stations. This they 
mainta ned and defended until the autumn of 1776, when re- 
turning to Fort Pitt for ammunition Patterson was severely 
wounded by Indians, so that he remained in Pennsylvania 
until the summer of 1778. That year he joined George 
Rogers Clark's Illinois reg ment, took part in the Kaskaskia 
campaign, and returned to Kentucky in time to go out as 
ensign under Bowman (May, 1779). The same year he built 
the first cabin on the site of Lexington, and thenceforward 
made that place his home. Chosen milit'a officer in the 
newly-erected Fayette County, he took part in all the import- 
ant expeditions, leading one wing at the battle of P>lue Licks^ 


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Patterson (continued) — 

in which encounter an act of heroism on the part of one of his 
subord nates afforded him a narrow escape from death. On 
Logan's campaign (1786) he was severely wounded, being in- 
capacitated for further active military duty ; but he contnued 
to act as colonel of Fayette County militia. In civil life he 
served for many years as justice of the peace; was high sheriff 
two years; represented Kentucky in the Virgin'a assembly 
(1789-90) ; and was member of the first state legislature (1792). 
In 1788-89 he laid out the city of Cincinnati, his share therein 
being ultimately sold (1794) to Samuel Freeman. In 1804, 
after losses occas'oned by becoming security for friends, 
Colonel Patterson removed to the neighborhood of Dayton, 
Ohio, where on an estate called "Rubicon Farm" he spent 
the evening of his life, dying in August, 1827. Thus con- 
cerned with many initial events of Western h* story, known 
and honored by both early and later emigrants, Patterson's 
papers are of remarkable value and interest for students of 
pioneer conditions. The following is a rough summary of 
their contents: 

1, Opens with copies of Patterson's memorials to congress detailing 

his services in order to secure a pension. A series of letters 
from his youngest son, Jefferson, to Draper, gives not cmly the 
former's recollections but contains quotations from his father's 
autobiography. The original papers, commencing with 1758, re- 
late to land claims, the early settlement of Lexington (1779), 
muster rolls of various campaigns (1780-86), survey books and 
an indenture to Lexington land, letters from distant relatives 
and friends, orders for the militia, letters to his wife, a subscrip- 
tion for a school-house in Lexington, etc. The last document 
ends with 1786. 

2. 1787-89. This volume begins with letters concerning the defense 

of the country, the exchange of white and Indian prisoners, the 
bounds of militia companies, their officers, muster rolls, etc. It 
continues with lists of sheriff's fees and fines, and speeches to 
the Indians. The most interesting papers of this volume are those 
dealing with the founding and early history of Cincinnati, first 
called "Losantiville." These include letters from Matthias Den- 
man, Israel Ludlow, John Cleves Symmes, James Henry, and 
Robert, brother of the historian John Filson — the latter being 
killed by Indians before the settlement had fairly begun. 

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3. 1790-1812. A volume miscellaneous in character, continuing the hiEk 
tory of the Cincinnati settlement; letters on Harmar's defeat; 
militia rolls, orders, and lists of garrisons; ecclesiastical docu- 
ments, subscriptions for Lexington churches and for missions, 
and accounts of religious revivals; political pamphlets, includ- 
ing slavery discussions; a "Stray Book for 1793;" a list of vol- 
umes designed for the library of Transylvania Academy; docu- 
ments on a Kentucky vineyard; lottery tickets; and miscellane- 
ous letters received after Patterson's removal to Ohio — the 
series closing with several obituaries written at the famous 
pioneer's demise. 

NN. Pittsburgh and Northwest Virginia MSS. 10 vols. 

This series, although somewhat miscellaneous in character, 
yet deals as a whole w*th the military commanders and popu- 
lar heroes of the Fort Pitt region. It was arranged by 
Draper himself in the earlier period of his researches (about 
1855). A considerable portion is composed of orig'nal papers 
or transcripts therefrom; these are supplemented by reminis- 
cences of surviving pioneers and letters from their descend- 
ants, as well as gleanings from fellow ant'quarians and his- 

1. This volume is in three divisions. It consists first, of extracts trans- 
cribed from manuscript records in the office of the Pennsyl- 
vania secretary of state at Harrisburg. All of these records hav- 
ing since been published in Pennsylvania Archives, 1st series, 
the chief value of this division consists in indicating Draper's 
choice of materials relating to Western history. The second di- 
vision comprises a letter book of Col. Daniel Brodhead (1779- 
81) transcribed from the original in the hands of private par- 
ties at Harrisburg. This is not a duplicate of 3 H of our 
series, but supplements that volume. The third division con- 
consists of transcripts of letters written to Gen. William Irvine 
by two foreigners in the Revolutionary service. The first, Lieut.- 
Col. Antoine Felix Wuibert, was connected with the engineering 
corps at Fort Pitt, 1782-83; his few letters (1783-89), are per- 
sonal in character. Baron Gustavus Henri de Rosenthal was a 
Russian nobleman, known in America as John Rose. Having 
left his native land after being concerned in a fatal duel, he 
landed in Baltimore (1776), studied surgery, and \cAx!^<5s^ ^2ssa 

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Pittsburgh, etc. (continued) — 

Pennsylvania trcx>ps. In 1781 General Irvine made him a staft 
ofllcer at Fort Pitt, and Ws services were notable in the dis- 
astrous Crawford campaign (1782). Returning home in 1784, he 
was pardoned by the emperor, and lived upon the family estate 
until his death (1830). Although never revisiting America, his 
interest herein was strongly maintained, and his letters to 
Oeneral Irvine reveal an attractive character. Written after 
his return to Europe, their chief historical value lies in their 
reminiscences and recollections of frontier service. The volume 
is carefully indexed. 

2. This comprises the orderly book of the 8th Pennsylvania regiment, 

beginning at Lancaster (1778), containing the orders on the 
march to Fort Pitt, afterwards at Fort Pitt, and during the ex- 
pedition (1778) to found Fort Laurens on the Tuscarawas. The 
book is continued to the close of the Revolution (1783) ; it con- 
tains the orders of three commandants of Fort Pitt — Gen. Lach- 
lan Mcintosh (1778-79), Col. Daniel Brodhead (1779-81), and 
G^n. William Irvine (1781-83). The book was copied by 
Draper from the original in the Irvine papers, and is thoroughly 

3. We have here the papers of Gen. Edward Hand, transcribed by 

Draper (1852) from originals in possession of Hand's daughter. 
Born in Ireland, Hand came to America in a British regiment 
in 1767 and was stationed at Fort Pitt until 1774, when he ob- 
tained his discharge and settled at Lancaster, Penn. At the out- 
break of the Revolution he joined the American army and was 
stationed at Fort Pitt (1777-78), being then promoted to the 
charge of the entire frontier, with headquarters at Albany. In 
1779 he took part in Sullivan's campaign, and the following 
year was appointed adjutant-general, aiding in the battle of 
Yorktown. (Stationed at Philadelphia (December, 1781-May 
1782), he was in Newburgh and vicinity until the disbanding of 
the army, when he re-entered private life at Lancaster. He 
served in the old congress (1784-85) ; in 1790 was a member of 
the Pennsylvania constitutional convention, and in 1798 was ma- 
jor-general for the provisional army. He died at his home in 1802. 
His papers consist chiefly of correspondence at Fort Pitt and Al- 
bany — the letters to his wife (1775-78) graphically detailing 
frontier events. Among others, there are important letters 
from Matthew Arbuckle concerning the murder of Cornstalk, 
from Zeisberger the Moravian missloiiaTy, Itoicl 3^.tci^^ "Willing, 


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John Gibson, David Shepherd, Archibald Lochry, William Craw- 
ford, George Rogers Clark, and Zebulon Butler, practically ail 
of them concerning military matters. 
4. This volume contains the papers of William Harrod, John McCul- 
loch, Samuel Brady, and David Williamson, all of them frontier 

William Harrod (1737-1801) was elder brother of James, 
founder of Harrodsburgh, Ky. Born on the Pennsylvania fron- 
tier he was out with Forbes (1758) and in 1772 settled on the 
Monongahela, where he was commissioned cai/tain by Lord Dun- 
more (1774), and served as commissary during the campaign of 
that year. The next year he visited Kentucky, but made his 
permanent home in what is now western Pennsylvania, where 
he was commissioned (1776) captain of militia for West Augusta, 
Virginia. Two years later he recruited a company for Georgo 
Rogers Clark, serving efficiently in the latter's Illinois campaign. 
Harrod's papers (1700-91) consist of family records, military 
commissions, documents relative to commissary matters, land 
warrants, enlistments, certificates of service, muster and pay 
rolls, a scheme for a new Western government, and a petition 
to the Virginia legislature from the distressed inhabitants of the 
frontier. There are also letters by Harrod to his wife, from 
Kentucky, etc. 

John McCulloch belonged to a well-known frontier family 
of what is now Ohio County, West Virginia. The elder 
John died before 1780, having been a captain under Bouquet 
(1763), captain of Hampshire militia (1763), and major 
of militia in the Redstone settlement (1774). John Jr., brother 
of Siamuel (see 11 B B, above), was a local scout, and (1792) cap- 
tain of rangers. The papers of the two Johns (1748-1803) com- 
prise the will of Samuel McCulloch of New Jersey (1748), com- 
missions, military papers, lists and rolls, and receipts and other 
business papers. 

For Samuel Brady see our series E. These Brady papers 
(1779-94) consist of receipts, bills of sale, land entries, sub- 
scriptions for a spy company, and letters from Hugh Brady 
(1793-95) and Gen. Anthony Wayne. 

David Williamson attained a somewhat disagreeable notoriety 
from the blood}^ attacks, under his command, on the peaceful 
Moravian Indians (1781-82). He was, however, a brave officer 
and was popular on the frontier, serving second In command 
on Crawford's Sandusky expedition (1782) ; lie "waja «Asft ^V^KtWL 
of Washington County, PennBylvanla, ol ^\Aci\i\i^\i»AVs^^'^^^s^ 

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Pittsburgh, etc. (continued) — 

colonel of militia, dying there in 1814. His papers consist of 
few documents, the range being from 1790-1808. 

'5. Consisting of Benjamin Biggs*s papers. Biggs was born in Mary- 
land, removing in the spring of 1774 to Short Creek, above 
Wheeling. He was out with Gibson in the Indian war of that 
year, and at the outbreak of the Revolution entered the conU- 
nental army, being at first in the Bast and South, but returning 
(1779) to Fort Pitt with the 9th Virginia regiment. He was for 
some time in commond of the outlying forts, Henry and Mcin- 
tosh, accompanying Gibson to build Fort Laurens (1779). At 
the close of the Revolution he settled near West Liberty and 
during the Indian wars became a prominent militia ofllcer, serv- 
ing as commandant for his county (1787-1814), and brigadier-gen- 
eral after 1784. His papers (1773-1820) are interesting and 
important. Dealing chiefly with military affairs, they relate 
also to political and social events on the frontier, such as the 
Whiskey Rebellion (1793), the Virginia-Kentucky resolutions 
(1798-99), Burr's conspiracy (1806), early days in Illinois, etc. 
6. A volume consisting of collections made by various local anti- 
quaries and historians, who in correspondence with Draper fur- 
nished him with the results of their earlier researches into the 
annals of border warfare in the Fort Pitt neighborhood. The 
volume was arranged and indexed by Draper in 1850. 

S. P. Hildreth of Marietta, Ohio, had for some years been 
collecting such material. He furnished Draper with the per- 
sonal recollections (written about 1838) of Judge Henry Jolly 
(who came to the frontier in 1784), concerning the Yellow Creek 
massacre (1774), the Moravian campaign (1782), the rescue of 
the Henry children (1779), the Wetzels and their adventures, 
isolated attacks on the families of Nathan Parr, the Sims, etc. 

John L. Crawford, son and grandson of Indian scouts from 
Green County, Pennsylvania, sent to Draper his recollections, 
including a manuscript narrative of one John Crawford (1740— 
77), which is interesting. 

Dr. Joseph L. Doddridge, author of Notes on the Settlements 
and Indian Wars of the Western Parts of Virginia and Pennsyh 
vania (Wells'burgh, Va., 1824), sent some additional and unpub- 
lished material that he had secured, especially in reference to 
attacks on Fort Henry (Wheeling), including also the manuscript 
of Stuart's narrative. 

Robert Orr, whose father of the same name had been In 
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to his father's adventures, also furnishing information with re- 
gard to his father's comrades, Matthew Jack, (japt. John Sloan, 
Alexander Guthrie, Samuel Murphy, EZzekiel L*ewis; also upon the 
location of Lochry's Creek. 

7. This is similar in character to the preceding volume. Judge A. H. 

Dunlevy of Lebanon, Ohio, furnished information to Draper re- 
specting his father Francis (17G2-1839), who during a long 
career was prominent in military, political, and educational 
matters in western Pennsylvania and Ohio. . 

George S. McKiernan, who (1834 41) had given much attention 
to frontier history, corresponded with Draper (1845-46), giving 
him many local facts and incidents. 

Wlilliam McCluny, who had moved West in 1789 and knew 
many of the pioneers, wrote Draper a series of letters (1845- 
50). The remainder of the volume consists of notes on the 
Bradys, secured (1835-52) from surviving relatives*. and friends, 
such as Hugh, William P., and Van iSwearingen Brady, Mary 
Pratt (Brady's granddaughter), and R. B. McCabe. 

8. Miscellaneous in contents, a considerable portion consisting of 

the letters (1845 54) of William Darby of Washington, D. C, 
who knew many early pioneers and had a deep interest in the 
subjects of Draper's studies. There are also letters from 
D. Kaine, about Colonel PauU; from Franklin Hardin, relative 
to the Wetzels; from Col. Robert Davidson, concerning Van 
Buskirk, Relly, and the Hughes brothers; from Joseph Sharp, 
on the Indian attack on his father's boat (1794); from S. L. Car- 
penter and Robert Orr, on the Henry children's captivity, the 
escape of John Sloan, and John Guthrie's adventures after 
Lochry's defeat (1781) ; from George Flake, concerning William 
Amberson; from Thomas Earl, Lucius V. Bierce, and William 
Cogswell, chiefly on the Bradys. Single letters from Amzi At- 
water, John Foulks, John W. Davidson, Henry Johnson, Joel 
Blakeslee, W. B. iScranton, and George F. Whitaker complete 
the volume. 

9. This is even more miscellaneous than the preceding. There are 

three original documents — the Brady family record, a letter of 
John Gibson (1806), and an extract from Ebenezer Denny's 
Journal. Several letters from David Chambers concern the de- 
feat at Grave Creek (1777) ; others are from W. De Hass and 
Elisha Whittlesey, contemporary annalists; there are a series 
of letters from J. W. Blddle (1845-52), a Pittsburgh editor who 
sent much material to Draper; lYiexe «lt^ ^^^ \^\Xk«^ Ix^tss. 
NarciBBA Doddridge in reference to re^wYiW^YAT^v; V«t \^>3cvw^% 


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Pittsburgh, etc. (continued) — 

2fotes (See 6 NN) ; and one or two letters on different frontiers- 
men from the following persons — Thomas Scott, J. Wilkerson, 
Charles Miner, D. M. Edgington, William Stevenson, M. J. 
Biddle, Neville B. Craig, J. M. and Mary Heckewelder, John 
Conwell, Thomas A. Baird, Calvin Fletcher, Samuel Brenton, 
James Miles, John A. Trimble, Thomas D. Webb, James Sharp, 
J. S. Baird, Wilson Knott, William Amroy, W. A. Irvine, Friend 
Cox, Joseph Engle, John G. Pratt, Lewis Bonnett, James P. 
Murphy, R. McKissen, Adam Poe, Benjamin Tappan, T. Day, 
George C. Vallandigham, J. W. Biddle, and W. Robinson. A 
brief memoir of Col. Stephen Bayard closes the volume. 

10. The John Redd and Nathan Reid papers occupy this volume. 

Redd was born (1755) in Orange County, Virginia, removed 
to Henry (then Pittsylvania) in 1774, and was still living there 
when Draper heard of him in 1848. He wrote out for the 
great collector his own reminiscences, embracing the settle- 
ment of Poweirs Valley (1776), the Cherokee campaign the 
same year, and many border incidents in which he had been a 
participant. After the Cherokee campaign. Redd re-enlisted un- 
der Brice Martin (1777-80), was wagon master for Gen. Na- 
thaniel Greene (1781), a lieutenant at Yorktown, served in the 
Virginia legislature (1795-96, 1798-99), and died in 1850. His 
recollections of Gen. Joseph Martin, George Rogers Clark, 
Daniel Boone, William Campbell the Shelby, family, the Bled- 
soes. Col. Benjamin Cleveland, Dr. John Walker, Col. John 
Montgomery, etc., show his wide acquaintance with border 

Nathan Reid, born in 1753, removed to Holston River as an 
Indian trader in 1774. Two years later he went to Kentucky 
with John Floyd, and was in Boonesborough during the event- 
ful summer of 1776. Entering the continental army he served 
at Brandywine and iStony Point, and in Virginia until the close 
of the war. He settled in southwest Virginia, dying there in 
1830. His son of the same name sent to Draper (1848-49) 
a mass of material, some of it written down as narrated by his 
father, with transcripts of a few original letters and documents. 
John Floyd is described, and there is given a portion of a manu- 
script narrative (written in 1806) of his adventures at sea and 
captivity in England. 


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O O. Pension Statements. 1 vol. 

A volume abound ng in material for the biographies of 
trans-Alleghany pioneers and Indian fighters, being state- 
ments of military service by Revolutionary soldiers in the 
West, accompanying their applications for pensions, as tran- 
scribed by Draper from the records of the pens on depart- 

The declaration of the following are found therein (military 
titles omitted): John Clark (of Penn.), Samuel Murphy, 
Peter Parchment, Ezekiel Lewis, John Hardin, Robert Orr, 
Manasseh Coyle, James Paull, Henry Jolly, Lawrence Stephena, 
George Roush, John Evans, Robert Love, Benjamin Roberts, 
Anthony Crockett, Joseph Kennedy, Beal Kelly, Joseph Proctor, 
Jesse Hodges, William Cradlebaugh, Thomas Bell, Joseph 
Mosby, John Murphy, Jesse Robards, Daniel Bryan, Anna, widow 
of Squire Boone, Samuel Boone, James McDowell, Joseph Gisi, 
Thomas Kennedy, Bland Ballard, Joseph Jackson, Andrew 
House, Abraham Estis, Jacob Van Metre, John Adair, Matthew 
Kuykendall, Isaac Clinckenbeard, Henry Wilson, Elijah Farls, 
Benjamin Whaley, James Ray, Abraham Bowman, Michael 
Catt, John Small, Patrick Hunter, Micajah Callaway, Josiah 
Dickson, Benjamin A. Cooper, Jesse Evans, Benjamin Sharp, 
Wallace E3still, Aaron Reynolds, Samuel Handley, David Henry, 
Jonathan Tipton, Abraham Sevier, Thomas Young, Isaac An- 
derson, Samuel Estill, John Childess, Cornelius Carnack, Enos 
Johnson, Daniel Wilcoxen, John Mitchell, John Stephens, John 
Magill, Goldsby Childers, Jacob Brown, Catherine, widow of 
John Sevier, Darling Jones, Nathan Gann, John Clark (of 
Tenn.), Elizabeth, widow of Landon Carter, Isaac Taylor, Wil- 
liam Tipton, Robert McFarland, Henry Blevins, Eleazer William- 
son, Jonathan Draper, John Minor, John Cutright, George Doh- 
erty, and James Sevier. 

P P. Potter Papers. 1 vol. 

The Potters were a prominent family of central Pennsyl- 
vania. John emigrated from Ireland about 1741 and settled 
in Cumberland County, of which he was sheriff from 1750 
until his death in 1757. He had many dealings with promi- 
nent Ind an traders, especially George Croghan and William 
Trent. James Potter, the eldest sou, was boxw \\\ \t A-^xvWw. 
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Potter (continued) — 

French and Indian War he was made a lieutenant, com- 
manded a company on Armstrong's Kittaning expedition 
(1755), and continued in the frontier militia service until the 
close of the war. About 1772 he removed to Penn's Valley, 
in Centre County, where he afterwards (1777) built Fort Pot- 
ter. Joining the continental army at the outbreak of the 
Revolution, he was commissioned brigadier-general (1777), 
and later (1782) major-general. His services were highly 
commended by Washington, in several personal letters. He 
served Pennsylvania as member and vice-president of the su- 
preme executive council (1780-81), and as one of the council 
of censors (1784). A surveyor for certain state lands in his 
later years, he died at his daughter's home in 1789. His 
eldest son, James, was lieutenant-colonel of milita in 1793, 
and associate judge of his home county in 1800. 

The manuscripts, 1747-1807, embrace many papers of Sherilf 
Potter, such as summonses and indentures of servants, 
lists of goods belonging to George Croghan, William Trent, and 
Andrew Montour, prominent Indian traders, receipts, accounts^ 
and letters. Among the papers of General Potter are several 
relating to the French and Indian War, receipts and rolls of 
Armstrong's company, and a list "of officers and soldiers 
wounded, missing and returned after the action near Fort Du- 
quesne Sept. ye 14th, 1758" (Grant's defeat). There are many 
tax receipts, land warrants, surveys and transfers, personal ac- 
counts, and papers connected with the settlement of his father's 
estate. Relating to the Revolutionary period there are mili- 
tary orders and accounts, complimentary addresses from vari- 
ous bodies of militia, with Potter's replies, letters from Wash- 
ington, etc. A few letters on political affairs, land schemes, 
and Wyoming Valley disturbances finish General Potter's 
papers. The remainder relate to his son; and the volume con- 
cludes with Draper's correspondence with Potter's grandsons and 

Q Q. Preston Papers. 6 vols. 

William Preston was born in Ireland on Christmas day, 
1729. While still a lad his father removed with the latter's 
brother-in-law, Co\, James Patton, to Augusta County, V'r- 
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where they were among the earliest settlers west of the Blue 
Ridge. Educated under the care of the pioneer Presby- 
terian minister John Craig, young Preston showed an 
aptitude for public affairs, and as early as 1752 was secretary 
to the commssion that drew an Indian treaty at Logstown. 
He soon became captain of a body of rangers, and participated 
in the Sandy Creek expedition of 1756. After the murder of 
his uncle, Col. John Patton (1756), he became administrator 
of the latter's estate, and deputy surveyor and sheriff of 
Augusta until his removal to Botetourt County (1767), where 
he held similar important offices. In 1773 he establshed him- 
self on his estate of "Smithfield/' in Fincastle County, being 
appointed county lieutenant, and throughout the Revolution 
guarding the exposed frontier of southwestern Virginia. 
In 1774 he organized the expedition under command of 
Andrew Lewis, that repulsed the Indians at Point Pleasant 
(October 10). In 1776, troops were forwarded for the Chero- 
kee expedition, and frontier forts garrisoned. In 1780-81, 
Loyalist plots were detected and frustrated; and .'n the latter 
year Preston took the field at the head of his militia regiment 
in the battles of Whitzell's Mills and Guilford Court House 
(1781). He died at a regimental muster in June, 1783. 

Preston was for several years chief surveyor for Fincastle 
County, then embracng most of the Kentucky lands. At his 
office numerous entries were made, particularly of bounty 
lands for the officers and soldiers of the French and Indian 
War. In the course of his official duties he became intimately 
acquainted with many of the pioneer founders of Kentucky, 
and was in correspondence with the prominent men of h's 
own region as well as the Revolutionary patriots of eastern 
Virginia. His papers (1731-89) are in an unusually good 
state of preservation and constitute one of the niost important 
series 'n the Draper collection. Following is a somewhat 
generalized summary: 

1. 1731-57. The first portion of this volume consists of the papers of 
Col. James Patton, an uncle of Preston and son-in-law of Benja- 
min Borden, who was a grantee of a large tract of land in the 
Shenandoah valley. Patton was a man of prominence in Ire* 
land, with lands also in the English county of Essex. In 1738 
he emigrated to America with a large family connection and 


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Preston (continued) — 

several indentured servants. One of the early documents is the 
record of such an indenture entered into in London before his- 
departure. Patton was appointed lieutenant-colonel of Augusta, 
collector of duties on furs and skins, sheriff, surveyor, and later 
county lieutenant of militia. With him came his son-in-lav 
John Buchanan, at whose death (1769) Preston was chosen, 
executor, and Buchanan's papers are also found heiem. 
Buchanan was deputy surveyor, a captain of Augusta militia,, 
and an early explorer of much of the trans-Alleghany region. 
Among other documents in this volume are d^eds of land, a 
muster book (1742-47) with court-martials of delinquents, 
Buchanan's diary of a trip to Wood River, the grant of a great 
tract of land to a company composed of Patton, Wood, Bu- 
chanan, ai\d others, with terms of sale and settlement, Patton's^ 
will, and accounts of his death at the hands of Indians (1756). 
There follow the Preston register of persons killed, wounded,, 
or taken prisoner in Augusta County, 1754-58; letters from Gov- 
ernor Dinwiddle to Buchanan; a pay roll of Augusta County 
militia (1756) ; Preston's journal of the disastrous Sandy Creek. 
expedition ; military orders and accounts ; and letters on frontier 
defense from William Fleming, Thomas and Andrew Lewis. 
Clement Read, Edmund Pendleton, and Gov. Robert Dinwiddle. 

2. 1758-73. This volume chiefly relates to military affairs and land 

grants. There are orders from Governor Fauquier, militia pay- 
rolls (1758), receipts for provisions, and letters describing at- 
tacks of Indians and the protection of the frontier especially 
during Pontiac's conspiracy (1763-64). Orders to disband the^ 
regiment were received in December, 1764. The papers there- 
after are somewhat political, Preston becoming a member of the 
legislature in 1766. There are references to Indian treaties, the- 
running of a boundary between the settlements and the Chero- 
kee, petitions from the back inhabitants for relief from taxa- 
tion, and warrants from Lord Dunmore for bounty lands lor 
Virginia officers. Mingled with these are many personal let- 
ters from friends and relatives, revealing the customs and habits 
of thought of ,the better-educated people of the frontier. 

3. 1774. This volume deals with Western land surveys and Dunmore's^ 

War; much of the matter on the latter subject has recently 
been published in Thwaites and Kellogg, Dunmore's War (Madi- 
son: Wisconsin Historical Society, 1905). It consists of letters 
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Pendleton, Colonel Peachy, John Blair, Thomas Walker, Lord 
Dunmore, etc. There are letters and orders from Preston's fel- 
low officers and subordinates in the militia — Andrew Lewis, 
William Christian, William Fleming, Charles Lewis, Arthur 
and William Campbell, James Robertson, William Russell, An- 
thony Bledsoe, John Floyd, and many others. Many of the let- 
ters in this volume came from the expedition, describing its 
progress, the battle at Point Pleasant, the march beyond the 
Ohio, and the homeward route. We find also letters on frontier 
conditions; the recall of the surveyors from Kentucky; the ex- 
ertions of Boone, Stoner, and other woodsmen in frontier de- 
fense; accounts, and pay and muster rolls; finally, the prepar 
rations of the Transylvania Company for the purchase of Ken- 
tucky lands from the Cherokee. 

1775-78. This volume relates chiefly to border warfare and land 
matters. A large part of the correspondence concerns the diffi- 
culties with the Cherokee, the negotiations with whom (1777) 
Preston aided in conducting; all the speeches and acts are 
herein preserved. The murder of Cornstalk (1777) at Fort 
Randolph created the danger of a Shawnee war; this Preston 
and Fleming succeeded in averting; their messages to the 
Indians are also preserved in this volume. Echoes of the Revo- 
lution east of the mountains, both South and North, came to Pres- 
ton from relatives and friends in the continental army, while 
* news from Kentucky was brought over the Wilderness Road in 
letters from surveyors and early settlers, as well as from men in 
Clark's Illinois regiment; this data is also here given. 

1779-91. This last volume of correspondence is fully as interest- 
ing as the preceding. It opens with a letter from Preston's 
nephew, John Brown, a student at William and Mary College. 
William Russell sends from the Northern army an account of 
the storming of Stony Point, in which he participated. A let- 
ter from John Williams, at Kaskaskia, describes Illinois condi- 
tions after the American conquest. A considerable portion of 
the volume relates to Indian depredations, and to the Loyalist 
plot to capture lead mines near Fort Chiswell and make connec- 
tions with the British army inavding the Carolinas. Thomas Jef- 
ferson, then governor of Virginia, wrote several epistles of ad- 
vice, here preserved, concerning frontier defense and the suppres- 
sion of the Loyalists. There is also news of the victory at King's 
Mountain (Oct. 10, 1780), which cheers the hearts of the pa- 
triots; and Preston, appointed to take charge of the prisoners 
therefrom, resigns in favor of William Madison. The latter part 


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Preston (continued) — 

of the volume relates to peaceful matters. Rev. John Browu 
writes of the founding of Liberty Hall Academy, and Dr. 
Thomas Walker of the confirmation of the titles of the Loyal 
and Greenbrier land companies. A few letters after his father's 
death to John Preston, the eldest son, complete the volume. 

6. This is a military receipt book (1757-66), interesting chiefly for auto- 
graph signatures of members of Preston's and Buchanan's 
companies in the latter years of the French and Indian War. 

R R. Rudolph-Ncy MSS. 10 vols. 

Peter S. Ney, an interesting and eccentric character who 
taught school in the Carolinas and Virginia (1821-46), was 
by many of his pupils and neighbors thought to be the famous 
French marshal, Michel Ney (1769-1815), who was sup- 
posed to have mysteriously escaped beng shot at the alleged 
execution of December 7, 1815. Peter S. Ney had evidently 
been a soldier in the Napoleonic wars. Sometimes, when in- 
toxicated, he claimed identity with the great general. Draper 
became much interested in ths matter, and intended writing 
a book about it. For this purpose, he procured much ma- 
terial bearing on the appearance, character, and claims of the 
Carolina Ney. and entered nto a minute examination of the 
career of the marshal himself. In the course of his invest'- 
gations. which lasted through many years, Draper discovered 
another popular rumor, to the effect that Marshal Ney was 
American-born, and identical with Capt. Michael Rudolph, 
an officer in the Revolution, later in Wayne's army, who in 
1794 disappeared, being reported to have been wrecked near 
the West Indies. Draper thereupon collected what informa- 
tion he could obtain upon this Maryland officer.^ The vol- 
umes are arranged as follows: 

1. Newspaper extracts; letters from Peter S. Key's former pupils, 
chiefly from J. A. Rogers, Joihn Young, A. W. Wiseman, 
James F. Johnstone, James H. Foote, Burgess Gaither, R. H. 
Dalton, and Mary C. Dalton. 


1 Four yearaf after Draper's death, Rev. James A. Weston of North 
Carolina published a book entitled, Historical Doubts as to the Execu- 
tion of Marshal Ney (New York, 1895). Weston came to Madison ill 
1894, to study the Draper material. 


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Jorrespondence with Mary C. Dalton, W. C. Ramsey, A. Anderson, 
J. B. Wheeler, Rufus Barringer, Peter C. Jurney, Denton Jjames, 
N. L. Clark, Charles G. Viele. Accounts of the exhumation of 
the body of Peter S. Ney, done at Dr. Draper's instigation, to as- 
certain if the skull had been trepanned, as had that of the mar- 
shal. Letters from Victor S. Barringer, Thomas S. Houston, 
Charles H. Poellnitz, J. D. Graham, J. D. Hodges, Father Neyrou. 

The first part of this volume concerns the Rudolph story as told 
by William Leigh and Thornton A. Jenkins. There are also let- 
ters of J. K. Teft and of Rudolph relatives — notably John B. Ru- 
dolph of Alabama; letters on Peter S. Ney by John H. Foard, 
John Gibbon, T. L. Clingman, W. W. Lenoir, D. H. Hill, G. E, 
Mumford, H. H. Helper, J. C. Foard, W. P. Bynum, B. F. Rock- 
well, John T. Helderman, and Frank S. Woodson. Correspon- 
dence from Henri Vignaud, secretary of the American embassy 
at Paris; and an autograph signature of P. S. Ney. 

Letters on Peter S. Ney from James A. Weston, Hughes Dillard^ 
Moses Lingle, J. G. Ramsey, P. H. Cain, A. J. Derr, N. F. Hall, 

F. L. Young, A. W. Wiseman, John M. Young, R. B. Anderscm, 
H. G. Bunn, Stephen Frontis, P. S. Pennick, W. W. Albea, Dr. 
John Young, J. W. Erwin, J. K. Graham, D. B. Wood, J. R. B. 
Adams, M. J. Brandon, W. B. McLean, Mrs. O. G. Foard, and 
J. W. Perry. 

6. Chronological outline of life of Marshal Ney. Extracts from 
printed works on his career and character, including a brief ac- 
count of his sons. 

Copies of poems written by P. S Ney, from manuscripts lent by 
J. G. Ramsey; transcripts of several of Ney's letters; corres- 
pondence of A.H.Graham; and statements and articles by Basil 

G. Jones and G. A. Miller, obtained through S. T. Browne. 
Miscellaneous letters, chiefly on P. S. Ney. Original documentb,. 

consisting of several autograph letters and orders of Marshal 
Ney; three letters of Captain Michael Rudolph (1784-93); P. S. 
Ney autographs, comprising inscriptions on title pages to books, 
letters, copies set for pupils in penmanship, various scraps of 
writing, rewards of merit signed by his hand, a small blank book 
containing explanations of his stenographic system, and a fe^r 
leaves of a printed book with his manuscript annotations. 
Ney Miscellanies, embracing newspaper articles with contemporary^ 
accounts of the trial and execution of Marshal Ney; and later ac- 
counts of the attempts to identify him with Michael Rudolph and^ 
Peter S. Ney. 

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Ney (continued) — 

10. Buttmann's Greek grammar with marginal notes, autographs, etc., 
by Peter S. Ney. 

S S. Shepherd Papers. 5 vols. 

The son of an English emigrant, David Shepherd was born 
in Berkeley County, Virginia, January, 1734. Shepherds- 
town, in the Valley of Virginia, was named for th!s family, 
who intermarried with the Van Metres. About 1774, David 
Shepherd went West and purchased of Silas Zane land at the 
forks of Wheeling Creek. During the Indian alarm of that 
year he removed to the Youghiogheny valley, but late in the 
year returned to Wheeling, becoming one of the prominent 
citizens of that locality. In 1777 he commanded at Fort 
Henry during, the s ege. As county lieutenant of Ohio, he 
superintended the frontier defense during the Revolution and 
the subsequent Indian wars. He personally led his regiment 
on Brodhead's campaign (1781), and co-operated with the 
commandants of Fort Pitt and the Western armies in supply- 
ing them w'th troops. He was in the Virginia legislature 
one or more terms, also acting as sheriff of his county. He 
died at his seat near Wheeling in 1795. 

Shepherd's papers are largely of a business nature, chiefly 
military, and relate to the defense of the frontier around 
Wheeling. They are grouped as follows: 

1. 1755-80. This volume contains early land claims and receipts; pa- 
pers of Shepherd's son-in-law, Francis Duke, who was killed at 
the first siege of Wheeling (1777) ; receipts and issues of provi- 
sions; contributions for public salt; papers on the defense of 


Fort Henry; letters from Patrick Henry, governor of Virginia, 
and from Gen. Edward Hand at Fort Pitt; papers on Foreman's 
defeat (1777); petition to congress for supplies for the conti- 
nental army; letters of George Rogers Clark, on securing boats 
and ammunition for his expedition of 1778; drafts for the conti- 
nental army; commissions for militia officers; court martial 
fines; letters from his brother, Abraham Shepherd, lately re- 
leased on parole from imprisonment in the Eastern army, witli 
current news, prices of merchandise, etc.; letters of Brodhead, 
Mcintosh, and Jefferson, on militia affairs; lists of twenty-five men 
united to support one soldier in the coTLUTLental army; muster 

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roll of the 9th Virginia regiment; and a memorial to congress 
containing a petition for a new state west of the Alleghanies 

>. 1781-dO. Letters from Col. Daniel Brodhead and G. R. Clark, on 
the expeditions of 1781; receipts for military stores; accounts 
showing inflated prices and depreciated currency; letter from 
Col. John Gibson, giving warning of an intended Indian attacic 
on Wheeling; business letters from Col. John Gibson, William 
Wilson, John Rogers, David Bradford, and Abraham Shepherd; 
letters and orders from governors of Virginia — Patrick Henry, 
Beverly Randolph, and Eldmund Randolph; papers on a land con- 
test of the Hite heirs with the Fairfax estate; a draft of 1787 
for Indian wars; letters and orders respecting militia from Gen. 
Arthur St. Clair and John Knox, secretary of war; lists of scouts 
and rangers; and local information of Indian depredations. 

L 1791-94. Chiefly dealing with Indian diflaculties and means of de« 
fense, after St. Clair's defeat (1791), and comprising letters 
from Gen. John Knox of the war department. Gen. Anthony 
Wayne, Gen. Richard Butler from Fort Pitt,- Gov. Henry 
Lee of Virginia, and Benjamin Biggs, -Shepherd's subordinate; 
certificates and pay rolls of scouts; return of the militia com- 
panies headed by Captains McGuire, William McMachen, Bax- 
ter, and Lewis Bonnett; petitions of the inhabitants; accounts 
of scouting parties, and attacks on block-houses; receipts and 
pay-rolls; council of county officers; and reports of courts mar- 
tial. In addition, there are letters from Alexander White on 
the early acts of congress, especially the excise; letters 
from Henry Bedinger and George Washington about land on 
Round Bottom; and a plat of Shepherd's lands. 

4. This is composed of a blank book in which Shepherd had entered 

pay and muster rolls, with accounts for rations and forage, of 
the militia employed in Brodhead's Coshochton expedition of 
March and April, 1781. The companies entered, are those of 
Joseph Ogle, Captain Royes, Jacob Lefler, and William Craw- 
ford; there is also a list of losses sustained in the campaign. 
Later (1801-04), the book was used by Moses Shepherd as au 
account book for his milling business. 

5. A memorandum book of David Shepherd (1777-90). The entries 

concern rations and ammunition for troops, certificates ot 
scouts, drafts for 1778, tithables for 1778, an undated muster 
roll, list of articles belonging to the state of Virginia, and some 
private accounts. 


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T T. South Carolina MSS. 1 vol. 

"Articles of Cartel for the exchange and relief of th 
Prisoners of war taken in the southern department agree 
to at the house of M^. Alexander Pigree on Pedee third o 
May 1781 between Capt Cornwallis on the part of Lieu*. Gen^ — 
Earl Cornwallis & Lieu*. Colonel Carrington on the part o 
Maj^ Gen^ Greene." 

The twelve articles therein are followed by the names o 
officers who are prisoners of war at Charleston. This cartel 
was entered in a blank book which had previously (1777-78) 
been used as an account book by some member of the Clarkr 
family — the signature of Edmund Clark is at the end. There 
is also enclosed a transcript of the muster roll of Capt. Har- 
man Davis's company of South Carolina art llery (1778-79). 

U U. S. Carolina in the Revolution Miscellanies. 2 vols. 

These consist of printed material, as follows : 

1. 8cofs and Gentleman's Magazine (1781), with articles on South 

Carolina battles; Life of Gen. Edward Lacey (1859); Southern 
Literary Messenger (1845) ; Historical Magazine (18GG) ; South- 
ern PresbyteriOM Review (1853); a few Gen. Thomas Sumter 
pamphlets; and Daniel Greene Stinson's sketches of heroines of 
upper South Carolina, as printed in Elizabeth Fries Ellet, Women 
of the American Revolution (New York, 1854), iii. 

2. "Civil Warfare in the Carolinas and Georgia," in Southern Literary 

Messenger (1846) ; "Narrative of Capt. John Stuart," in Maga- 
zine of American History (1877) ; Drayton's speech to the 
Cherokee, September, 1775; biographical sketch of Sumter; 
Fort Moultrie Centennial Celebration^ 1876; speech of Senator 
Berrien (1828), on Revolutionary survivors; clippings from the 
Richmond Enquirer (1823), etc. 

V V. Sumter MSS. 23 vols. 

Thomas Sumter, known as the "game cock of South Caro- 
lina," was born in Virginia, probably in 1734. He early left 
home to join the colonial army, and probably was with Brad- 
dock (1755) and on Forbes's campa'gn (1758). In 1761, 
while officiating as sergeant, he accompanied Lieut. Henry 
Timberlake on a perilous mission to the Cherokee towns, re- 
sulting in a voyage to England (1762) as escort of three 


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I chiefs. The visit of these savages created a sensation in 
London. The official interpreter having d ed, Sumter was 
called upon to undertake that office and to return with his 
charges to their native land. Tn the Indian territory he ap- 
prehended a French spy, and brought him a prisoner to the 
nearest English fort. Soon thereafter he settled in South Caro- 
^ na — first as a merchant, later as a planter in what is now 
Sumter County, where in 1774 he was justice of the peace. 
The following year he was a member of the provincial con- 
grress. and was appointed captain of a company of rangers, 
^^hich took part in the **snow campaign" in upper South 
Carolina (1775-76). Sumter was next appointed (February, 
I'^'^G) lieutenant-colonel of the 2nd regiment of South Caro- 
1 na. riflemen, which in the early summer saw service near 
Cha.rleston, and was embodied for the Cherokee campaign in 
^he succeeding autumn. The next year (1777) he visited 
^^iladelphia on a private mission for South Carolina, and in 
^'^'^8 resigned from the continental establ shment. After the 
^^11 of Charleston (May 12, 1780), Sumter fled to North 
^^folina. where he organized a militia force that successfully 
^^t-assed the British and Loyalist troops during the summer 
^^ci autumn of 1780. The following year he co-operated with 
^^n. Nathaniel Greene in rcduc ng the British posts in South 
^^irolina. At the close of the Revolutionary War Sumter 
^^rved for several years in the state government, in the con- 
"^^ntion of 1788 opposing the adoption of the federal constitu- 
tion. NotwithvStanding, he was a member of congress, 1789- 
^3 and 1797-1801, being *n the latter year appointed senator, 
to complete the term of Thomas C. Pinckney. He resigned 
his senatorshij) in 1810, retiring to private life and living on 
his estate of "South Mount,'' near Statesburg. S. C, where 
he died June. 1, 1832. 

Draper collected these volumes w'th a view to writing a 
life of General Sumter and his men. They are an epitome of 
South Carolina history during the Revolution, and contain 
much valuable material nowhere publ'shed. The following is 
a summary: 

1. Original documents, 1763-1828, comprising an early letter of Sum* 
ter (1763) to his boyhood friend Joseph Martin; a letter of 
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Sumter (continued) — 

Richard Call to Gen. Benjamin Lincoln; an account for medi 
cines used on Florida expedition (1778), including the names 
of many participants; returns of regiments in Charleston, ei 

pecially those of Gen. Charles Scott's brigade; letters of Gen 

Nathaniel Greene, Gen. Andrew Pickens, Col. Wade Hampton — 
Col. Christian Senf, Col. William Bratton, Col. William Hill, CoL_ 
Robert Anderson, Col. Edward Lacey, Minor Winn, Richarcz: 
Winn, John Adair, John Sevier, etc.; letters of Gen. Andrew 
Pickens, giving an autobiographical sketch and particular ac 
counts of his operations against the Lioyalists in Georgia^ 
Gen. William Hill's sketch of the Revolution in South Carolina — 
written to justify Sumter and to set forth facts concerning tlifc= 
action of the South Carolina troops in the battle of King'^ 
Mountain — an important document; Moses Shelby's account o^ 
the King's Mountain expedition; later letters of Sumter (1823 — - 
28), chiefly business affairs; autographs of Sumter's officers. 

2. Sumter's ancestry and early life, including notes on the Timber- 

lake family; letters of Capt. William Cave, William J.. Duke^i 
William T. Early, Mason and James L. Gordon, James Alexan- 
der, William Beck, Robert M. Andrews, L. R. Moore, ChapmaiK 
Maupin, Col. William Martin, Maj. John Redd, R. T. W. Duke^ 
B. Moody, Orville Allen, Charles Brown, William D. Meriwether^ 
and K. L. Nelson, embracing traditions of the Sumters in Vir- 
ginia; papers transcribed in the London Public Record Offlcd^ 
on the Cherokee visit to England, the report of the captain on 
the return voyage, etc.; letter of Augustus Fludd on Sumter in 
South Carolina before the Revolution ; letters of William H. 
Timberlake and of Sumter's relatives concerning his early liie. 

3, 1774-79. Devoted chiefly to Gen. Andrew Williamson's Cherokee 

campaign (1776). There are extracts from contemporary news- 
papers on early events of the Revolution in South Carolina; 
letters of James R. Aiken and John H. Wheeler on the Cherokee 
campaign; notes on Gabriel Tutt, with an original letter and 
pension statement of same; statements of J. K. Bryson, William 
Jones, Dr. M. F. Stephenson, and George W. and C. S. Williams 
on the location of lower Cherokee towns; transcripts from the 
Laurens MSS., relative to the campaign; journals of partici- 
pants, manuscript and printed; reminiscences of leaders by 
P. H. Fontaine; notes on Gen. Andrew Plckens'p Cherokee cam- 
paign (1781); Loyalist foray of 1779; and funeral sermon on 
Thomas C. Pinckney (1825). 


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4. 5. Relating to the military events of 1780 — ^Huclcs defeat, Sum- 
ter's surprise on Fishing Creek, and battles at Rocky Mount, 
Hanging Rock, Cedar Springs, Fish Dam Ford, and Blackstock's, 
in the latter of which Sumter was severely wound^ed. There 
are a few original documents, such as John Adair's order to 
Capt. Robert Cooper; copies of Sumter's report to Gates; con- 
temporary newspaper accounts; narratives of participants — Col. 
W. R. Davie and Col. William .Polk; Adair's recollections; 
copies of Cornwallis's correspondence, and some of Tarleton'S 
reports. There are also plans and maps of the battle fields, 
and notes on the following participants — Christopher Strong, 
William Farr, James Harbison, Col. John Nixon, Col. Thomas 
Woolford, Col. Elijah Isaacs, Gen. Joseph Graham, Richard 
Winn, the Blackstock family, and Robert McKelvey; a poem on 
partisan warfare; letters of local antiquaries; and papers on 
Sumter's money advances and the claim of his heirs in congress 
^- This deals with the events of 1781, and consists of transcripts of 
original reports; letters of Gov. John Rutledge, Gen. Nathaniel 
Greene, and Gen. Francis Marion; British despatches, extracted 
chiefly from Gibbes's Documentary History; pension state- 
ments; reminiscences of the fight at Stirrup Branch, and Myd- 
dleton's and Hampton's defeat; the siege of Ninety Six; ex- 
tracts on Lord Edward Fitzgerald in South Carolina (1781); 
plans and maps of sites of forts and battles; notes on Col. John 
Fisher, Col. William Thomson, James Calk, and Mrs. Jane 

7. Composed of transcripts of letters from Sumter, Greene, Gates, 

Marion, Richard and Wade Hampton, Daniel Morgan, Gov. 
John Rutledge, Gen. Andrew Pickens, etc., taken from 
collections lent to Dr. Draper for this purpose by the Sumter 
heirs. Prof. G. W. Greene of Rhode Island, the New York His- 
torical Society (owner of the Gates papers), the Hampton heirs, 
etc. There are also included Sumter acounts and his letters to 
his constituents (1796, 1798, 1802) ; also a letter and map of the 
sites near Camden, by Edward Boykin. 

8. 1782-1832. Relates to the life of Sumter after the Revolution, 

with copy of one of his letters to Washington (1791) ; notes on 
his attitude in congress, with copies of his speeches, his treat- 
ment in Philadelphia (1798) ^ and his senatorial career; Sum- 
ter's attitude toward nullification; a letter (1830) to a States 
Rights and Free Trade convention; reminiscences of Ills later 
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Rosser, and Polly and Edmund, negro servants; press notices of 
Sumter's death. There are also contemporary newspaper ac- 
counts on the condition of South Carolina Loyalists; sketches 
of Abraham Tipton's services and of Judge William D. James; 
letters of D. G. Stinson on Sumter's career; accounts of Sum- 
ter portraits. 
S, This is devoted to various contemplated lives of Sumter, embrac- 
ing materials collected therefor by D. G. Stinson, including 
recollections of Samuel McCalla (1849) and of Robert M. 
Cooper: Joseph Gaston's pension statement; epitaph of Geiu 
William R. Davie: peUtion of William Wylie (1827); notes on 
John Linn, John Bishop, William Stinson, Hopping Jolm Miller, 
. etc. : printed narratives of Susannah Smart and Joseph Gaston; 
sketches of Fort Dearborn, old Waxhaw church, and the coven* 
anters of Ri>cky Creek: closing with a copy of Gen. William R. 
Hill's MS., of which the original is in our vol. 1 V V. 

10. Devoted to Sumter's men — pension statements of Capt. Peter Du- 

bose. Gen. John Adair. Thomas Sumter (of Tennessee), Ben- 
jamin Rowan, William Kenedy, Capt. James Jamieson, James 
Wallace. William Brandon, Christopher Strong, George GiU, 
Daniel Alexander, Jonathan Handly, Daniel Sullivan, William 
Caldwell. William Vaugn, William Shield, Charles Spann, Levi 
Casey. William Co^gin, Robert Hanna. Hampton Stroud, Robert 
Johnston. Thomas Berry (of Ohio), James Cannon, JosepD 
Ratchford. Thomas Berry (of Kentucky^, John Moore (of North 
Carolina). William Graham, William C. Smith, Richard Vernon, 
John Ricbbourg. William Mcintosh, Robert Williams, James 
Turner. John Mebone. Benjamin Carroll, Gasper Long, William 
Bryan. James Wright. John Nix, Samuel Martin, Jonathan 
Smith. Moses Liddell, Robert Martin, William Cummings, Sam- 
uel Hancock, John Hood (of Tennessee}, Edward Curry, Joseph 
Herndon. Ansell Cunningham, John Hood (of North Carolina), 
Thomas Garrott, Andrew Hood, John O. F. Martin, Thomas 
Hood, Robert Wilson, Gideon Martin, and William Wilkins(Mi. 
Notes on Robert Mursh. a Pamunky Indian, and on CapjL George 
Wade, Joseph John Wade, Col. John Moffitt, and Dr. David 
Ramsey; obituaries of Col. Evan EJdwards, Col. John S. Dart, 
Gen. Levi Casey, and Gov. John Rutledge; list of Sumter de- 

11. Also relating to Sumter's men: notes on Col. Patrick McGrif^ 
■l Col. Thomas Taylor. Capt. James Taylor, William Butler, Maj. 

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Hicks Chappell, Col. James Hawthorn, MaJ. Adam Hawthorn, 
Col. Andrew Neel, Col. Thomas Neel, Col. Samuel Watson, Col. 
William Hill, Oen. Andrew Pickens, Robert Starke, Col. Thomas 
Taylor, Emily Geiger, and Rev. Samuel Furness; letters of Ex- 
Oov. B. F. Perry; reminiscences taken by Draper (1871) 
from L. D. Spratt, Dr. John Winsmith, James K. Mears, Dr. 
Maurice A Moore, Maj. J. Starke Sims, MaJ. James Pagan, Dr. 
A. P. Wylie, Judge J. M. Ross, Dr. J. R. Bratton, Alexander 
Walker, Thomas McDill, Sebastian and Thomas D. Sumter, Mrs. 
Louisa Murrell OSumter's granddaughter), FYanklin J. Moses, 
and others; copies of probate records of York county; of extracts 
from Pickens MSS. Pension statements of James Jamieson, 
James Moseley, John Bishop, George Weir, B. S. Carson, David 
Sadler, Abraham Blackwell, Thomas Farrow, William Morrow, 
James West, Henry Massey, John O'Sheals, Golding Tinsley, 
David Watts, Capt Matthew Palton, Jeremiah Bunch, MaJ. Andrew 
Hamilton, Thomas Burbage, James McCaw, John Sloan, David 
Hamilton, Col. Samuel Hammond, David Palton, Charles Britt, 
William Morchead, Charles Allen, John McClure, MaJ. Joseph 
McJunkin, John Brown, Adam Carlck, Nathan Rice, Benjamin 
Lindsay, Jonathan Whittier, John Richbourg, Nicholas Bishop, 
George Conn, William Dawson, John Sullivan, James Wallace, 
Thomas Boggs, David Golightly, Joseph Hart, Robert Jordon, 
Greenbery Capps, Reuben Stark, Andrew Frazler, Francis Wylie, 
Stephen McElhaney, Samuel Earle, John Farrow, Davis Gonde- 
lock, Thomas Hamilton, Charles Sisenbee, John Maxwell, Wil- 
liam Hughs, John Darwin, John Gulp, William Robison, David 
Morton, Stephen Welch, Nicholas Cony, Thomaw Mllford, Alex- 
ander Penden, Absalom Thomson, Fredrick Gray, Joseph Chap- 
man, William Crane, Samuel Hutchinson, Andrew Floyd, Thomas 
Parrott, Joseph Black, John Harris, John Davis, John McDill, 
William Robertson, Robert McCrelght, Richard Addis, .Joshua 
Palmer, John Brown, John Kenmoure, Joseph Morrow, David 
Hamilton, Jesso Nevill, Jamen (Jraham, John Hodge, Capt. 
John Hollis, James Teter, Aaron Guy ton, William Dodd, John 
Craig, William Caldwell, Joseph Gaston, Samuel Morrow, Wil- 
liam Russell Thomson, MaJ. Hicks Chappell, Richard Brandon, 
Isaac Motte, Abraham Taney, MaJ. William Smith, MaJ. Jona- 
than Downs, Col. William Farr, Capt. James Martin, Jacob 
Black, Joseph Wlnningham, Samuel Henderson, Andrew Logan, 
William Adair, John Waldrop, John Lee, Christopher Brandon, 
George Roebuck, Abraham Bolt, Mrs. Mary (widow of James) 
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Richard Hampton, Capt. Robert Wilson, Mary (widow of Capt. 
John) Mills, Daniel McJunkin, William Walker, Hugh Pierce, 
Reuben Stone, John Bodley, William Casey, Maj. Samuel Otter- 
son, Joseph Hughes, Meredith Taylor, James Harbison, William 
Hall, Michael Houk, Right Rice, George Campbell, Thomaa 
Glaze, Hugh Gaston, Adam Skains, Shadrach Gibbs, John Bird^ 
John Lucas, Thomas Stanford, James McConnell, John Chandler, 
Matthew Nail, James Robertson (of Albama), Hugh Randolph, 
Elijah Ivey, James Renick, David Howe, Sterling Crowder, 
Francis Haney, Jannet (wife of John) Gaston, John Diamond, 
James Jordon. 

12. Sumter's men: notes on Anthony, Wade, Edward, John, Richard^ 

Henry, and Preston Hampton, Elizabeth Hampton Harrlsou, 
Capt. Samuel Earle, Maj. Michael Dickson, Maj. Frederick Kim- 
ball, Col. Abraham Buford, Col. Samuel Hawes, Col. David 
Hopkins (with copies of some letters), Col. James Syles, Col. 
James Mayson, Col. Charles S. Myddleton, Col. William Polk^ 
Maj. Samuel Tate, Col. William Hagins, Robert and Thomas 
Crawford, Alexander Moore, and the Loyalist Colonel Robinson. 

13. Letters of John Rosser on the Sumter family; original letter of 

Marquis de Lafayette to Thomas Sumter Jr. (1803); notes on 
Col. Henry White, Mrs. Mary Dillard, Gen. William Hendersou, 
Capt. Charles Sims, the Blackstock family, Maj. Samuel Ottei- 
son, Col. Samuel and Capt. Thomas Farrow, Gen. Richard and 
Col. John Winn, James Lusk, and Charles Miles (with the latter's 
pension statement), Maj. Hicks Chappell, Capt. Robert Camp* 
bell, Emily Geiger, and Llewelyn and John Threewitts; letters 
of Mary P. Dawkins on different subjects; McCord*s eulogy of 
Sumter and materials therefor obtained of Prof. H. J. .Nott, 
with notes on the latter; Maj. Peter Jacquette's "Recollections 
of the Revolution," copied from Niles' Register (1829); original 
documents of Richard Winn (1789-97) ; "Incidents of the Revo- 
lution in Union, York, and Spartanburg Districts of Soutb 
Carolina," by D. Wallace, copied by Dr. Draper from an un- 
dated manuscript found among William Gilmore Sims's papers; 
"Random Recollections of Revolutionary Characters," by John 
Belton O'Neall, copied from the Southern Literary Journal 
(1838); letters (1872) of. Mary Lee Walton, sister of Sergt. 
Charles Floyd of Kentucky, who died on the Lewis and Clark 
expedition (1804). 

14. Sumter's men: notes on Gen. Edward Lacey, Col. James Haw- 


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thome, Richard and Charles Miles, Col. John Thomas, Joslah 
and William Culberson, Gen. Thomas Brandon, MaJ. Thomaa 
Young, Joshua Lacey, Capt. John Starke, Capt. John Turner 
(with family record), George and Elizabeth Peay, William 
Shields, Col. Zachariah Burnley; letters of Dr. M. A. Moore, a 
South Carolina historian, on different members of Sumter's 
corps; Reminiscences of York County (printed), by Dr. Moore; 
letters of Dr. Alexander O. Bradley, of Alabama; of B. F. 
Dowell, on the Sumter family; and the reminiscences of Rev. 
Samuel McCalla. 

15. Sumter's men: notes on Capt. James Walkup (Wahab), Capt. Da- 
vid Reid, Lieut. John and Ensign David Flanagan (Flennikin), 
Thomas McClure, Capt. Robert Craighead, Capt. James Knox (in- 
cluding a letter of Mrs. James K. Polk), Capt. Robert H. Camp- 
bell, Maj. Robert Crawford, Capt. Robert McKelvey, James Meek, 
Col. Hy Hunter, Col. Thomas Woolford, Capt. William Fan, 
Rev. Thomas Humphries, Col. Edward Lacey, Col. John Thomas, 
Josiah Culbertson, .John and Gabriel Friday, James Mackey, 
J5seph and Jane Morrow, Maj. John Singleton, Samuel Craig, 
Col. William Harden, Capt. John Hillhouse, Capt. James Pagan, 
John McWaters, and John Cathay, Jr.; pension statements of 
Joseph Hawthorne, Thomas Gill, Robert Lard, Col. Abraham Bu- 
ford, William Brotherton, Thomas Martin, William Brady and 
Maj. Pleasant Henderson; notes on Robert McLeroth of the Brit- 
ish army; letters of William T. Lewis of Mississippi, on many 
subjects, including the record of the Lewis family of South Caro- 
lina; the narratives of Mrs. Brozer, Ann Kennedy, and Col. 
Thomas Brandon; reminiscences by Joseph F. White, and T. D. 
Spratt concerning the Catawba Indians, especially Newriver 
and his wife Sally. 

16. Sumter's men: notes taken by Dr. Draper on his trip in 1871, con- 
cerning Col. John Thomas, Josiah Culbertson, Gen. Richard 
Winn, Edmund Sumter, Col. Anthony Butler, the Sumter ances- 
try. Col. William Polk, Gen. John Coffee, Col. John Donelsou, 
Col. Thomas Hutchings, Gen. Wade Hampton, Col. Thomaa 
Taylor, and John Winn; interviews by Draper with Gen. 
Thomas C. McMackin, Dr. Joseph McJunkin, and Mrs. Brazllia 
Sumter Brownfield; extracts from Ix)uisville (Georgia) Gazette, 
from early newspapers at Charleston, and from the Henry Lau- 
rens MSS. ; notes on Col. John Roebuck and Capt. James But- 
ler; pension statements of Maj. Joseph McJunkin and James 


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Sumter (continued) — 

A large portion of this volume consists of a transcript of ma* 
terials collected by Dr. John H. Logan for volume ii of his 
History of Upper South Carolina f of which volume i was pub- 
lished in 1859.1 Draper made a careful copy of at least most of 
Logan's material, which consists of: The pension statement of 
Robert Long; notes on Col. William Bratton, Gen. Robert Ir- 
win (with family record); an interview with Robert C. Gillam; 
poems on Ferguson's defeat, from the Robert Long MSS.; 
Pearson's manuscript "History of Fairfield District"; notes on 
the Syles family; interviews with G. W. Means, L. Miles, 
Joseph F. Hart, Maj. S. T. iSlms, and Rev. James H. Saye; 
notes on Robert Anderson, Gen. Andrew Pickens, and Capt. Wil- 
liam Beal, relative to the Calhoun settlement (with a letter 
from J. C. Calhoun), the King's Mountain battle, and the siege 
of Ninety Six; Gen. Andrew Williamson on Brandon's defeat, on 
Sam Clowney, and on Horseshoe Robinson; an interview with 
James Wardlaw and Starr Moore on Huck's defeat; an address 
of Gen. Samuel McGowan ; notes on James Hames, the birthplace 
of Andrew Jackson, the battle of Musgrove's Mill, and Robert 
Wilson; notes on an Interview with Col. T. S. Sims; a transcript 
of John Henderson's letters; notes on Maj. John Bowie, Col. 
James Williams, and the battle of Cedar Springs. 

The volume concludes ,with obituaries of Josiah Culbertsou, 

Col. Charles Polk, Col. William Bratton, Col. Barkley Martin, 
Mrs. Jane Thomas, Col. William Lyons, Col. Thomas Taylor, Col. 
Henry Hampton, etc., with notes on Maj. Joseph McJunkin, Col. 
Henry Rugely and Capt. John Starke, and extracts from the 
Charleston Royal Gazette (1781-82). 

1 The statement has frequently been made, that this is the original 
manuscript copy for Logan's projected second volume. It is, how- 
ever, but Draper's transcript of Logan's undigested data for the book, 
the completion of the work having been Interrupted by the War of 
Secession. From a note appended to this transcript, also from a letter 
written to us by Logan's widow (Dec. 4, 1901), we learn that about 
1875-80, while collecting material for his King's Mountain, Draper vis- 
ited Greenwood, S. C, then the home of Logan. The latter appears to 
have lent his manuscript material to Draper, who later returned It to 
Dr. B. R. Calhoun, of Greenwood, father-in-law of Logan. Much curi- 
osity has ever since been exhibited by South Carolina historians as to 
the whereabouts of the manuscript of Logan's second volume, which was 
reported to have been prepared for the press, and It has been assumed 
that this manuficrlpt came Into Draper's possession. We Incline to the 
belief, however, that such was not the fact — that Draper saw only the 
raw material, from which he made these excerpts, and that Logan pro- 
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^7- This volume is devoted to the Loyalists. It contains ex- 
tracts from the Historical Journal of the Revolution, and from 
the Royal (Gazette and other pro-British newspapers; "Observa- 
tions on War in Carolina, 1780-81," by Robert Gray, in North 
Carolina University Magazine (1858), with notes on the author; 
Levi Smith's "Narrative" (1781), in South Carolina Gazette 
(1782), copied by Draper; "Buford's Defeat" (1780), from 
BcoVs Magazine (1782), copied by Draper; letters of Cornwal- 
lis to Sir Henry Clinton (June-July, 1780), transcribed by 
Draper; letters on the "American War," by Pabricius, in Scot's 
Magazine; notes on Maj. Robert McLeroth, James Coates, James 
Wemyss, John Money, and John Skinner; the Loyal regiments 
of New Y.ork and their officers; a history of English regiments 
employed in South Carolina during the Revolution; notes on the 
South Carolina Loyalists, George Dawkins, Col. George Trumbull, 
and Maj. Thomas Fraser (with a contemporary letter to Major 
Fraser) ; a list of officers of Col. James Innis's regiment, 
Wemyss's notes, with copy of a cipher letter from Cornwallis, 
and other Wemyss MSS., including sketches of the characters 
of the general officers of the British army in America, with ac- 
counts of movements in South Carolina — a valuable document; 
and notes on Capt. John Adamson and Col. James Cary. 

18. Containing correspondence with Gen. Thomas Sumter's direct and 
collateral descendants: Sebastian Sumter, Mrs. Brazilla Brown- 
field and daughter, Louisa Sumter Murrell, Thomas Delage 
Sumter, H. C. and Anne F. Bate, P. S. and W. W. Weathered, 
Louisa B. Locke, George F. Holmes (with table of the Virginia 
Suddarths, descended from Gen. Sumter's sister), Richard P. 
Suddarth, Sarah M. Darrow, J. W. Marshall, Mary J. Landers, 
John T. Sumpter, E. D. Sumpter, John James Sumpter, Thomas 
Sumter (of Texas), Samuel Greenville, B. F. Dowell, Mary J, 
Townley, Arias Alexander, John Sumter (of Arkansas), Edmund 
and Richard Sumter, George M. White, Mrs. Elizabeth Suddartn, 
Patience S. Weathered, Mary A. Tinsley, and John P. Wilson. 
The volume closes with notes on the Brownfields in the Revo- 

19. Unassorted notes and letters (single letters without importance 
are not mentioned) embracing: letters from Col. William 
Martin, John R. Hampton, P. Dowell, Charles Gayarr6, and 
Thomas W. Glover; notes on Col. Henry Lyon (by S. P. Ad- 
kins), A. A. Conley, Thomas J. Lyon, Edward M. Boykin), Wil- 
liam Fludd (by Augustus Fludd), the Harrison family (by Slla» 
Johnson), Andrew Jackson's birthplace l,\iY T>^Ti\^\ ^. '^Wt^s.^t^ 


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and J. A. Wilson), Jane Morrow (by S. D. Graham), and Ed — 
mund Sumter; extracts from Almon's Remembrancer; and the* 
Lewis family tree. 

20. Consisting of Draper's memoranda of the events of Sumter's life,^ 

arranged chronologically with references to authorities. Them 
end of the volume contains notes on the following Loyalists: 
Maj. Archibald McArthur, Maj. Thomas Mecan, Maj. James Dun- 
lap, John Skerrett, Capt. Richard Hovenden, Col. John Small^ 
Maj. John Carden, Capt. Thomas Hewlett, and- Capt. Georges 
Dawkins; there are also references to Montford Brown, Col- 
Patrick, and Col. John Moore, and to the Catavba Indians who^ 
served under Sumter. 

21. This comprises Sumter references that had largely been copied^ 

and in better form, into volume 20. There is also a list oC 
family papers, wherein investigators should seek tor Sumter" 
material ; and a list of Sumter letters loaned by Prof. George W.- 

22. This consists of notes on the battle of Ramsour's Mill, with dia- 

gram by William Reinhardt; notes on John Thomas and Josiah. 
Culbertson, with a poem on the battle of Eutaw Springs; letters 
to Draper from Rev. James H. Saye of South Carolina, with- 
much material on Revolutionary heroes of upper South Caro* 
lina; notes on Col. Benjamin Herndon, who fought at King's^ 
Mountain (1780), and his son and brother Joseph Herndon, to- 
together with his half-brothers the Gordans; and notes on John, 
and David Witherspoon, John Brown, Col. Elijah Isaacs, and 
other Revolutionary soldiers of Wilkes County, North Carolina. 

23. Consists of what is known as the McJunkin narrative. Maj. 

Joseph McJunkin, a Revolutionary survivor, was interviewed 
(1837) by Rev. James H. Saye, the product being an account of 
McJunkin's services in the Revolution, that embraced the 
history of that war in South Carolina and Georgia. The manu' 
script was for a time in possession of Judge O'Neale, who ia 
January, 1843, published in the Magnolia (Charleston, S. C.) an 
article taken from McJunkin's narrative, with sundry changed 
and additions. Later (1847-48), Saye likewise published articles 
in the Richmond (Va.) Watchman and Observer, also based oo 
McJunkin's narrative, with additions from the testimony of the 
latter's contemporaries. In this volume, transcribed by Draper, 
we have the Magnolia article; the articles from the Watchman 
1^ ana Observer (the first part incomplete, as a. i^ortlon had been 

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torn or lost) ; a copy of the original McJunkin manuscript as pre- 
pared in 1837; a second McJunkin manuscript, composed for 
Professor Nott; and McJunkin's journal — a briefer account of 
the same transactions. The volume closes with copies made by 
Draper of the other material secured by Saye in preparing his 
articles — comprising notes on Col. James Little and reminiscent 
narratives by the following Revolutinary survivors: John Adair, 
Christopher Brandon, Maj. Thomas Young, John Jeffries, Chris- 
topher Gardner, James Thompson of Georgia, William Sims, and 
Maj. Samuel Morrow; also the fragment of a narrative of Mr. 
Smith, living near Fairforest, S. C; notes on the battle of Fish- 
dam Creek, derived from Col. Thomas Taylor through Hon. D. 
Johnson and others; the narrative of S. Davidson and R. Thomp- 
son; extracts from the history of Williamsburg church; and 
notes of conversations with Saye, whom Draper visited in 1871. 

"NVW. ^John Cleves Symmes Papers. 3 vols. 

There were of this name, tw^o . prominent Western men, 
Xincle and nephew. Judge John Cleves Symmes of the Miami 
Purchase was born of Puritan ancestry at Riverhead, Long 
Island, July 21, 1742. In 1770 he removed to Sussex County, 
New Jersey. On the outbreak of the Revolution, he was one 
of the committee of safety of that county, and shortly after a 
colonel of militia. In that capacity Colonel Symmes served 
under Washington in the defense of New York until June, 
1776. Urged at that time to become a delegate to the New 
Jersey convention, he accepted and aided in drafting the state 
constitution. He served in the New Jersey legislature 
(1776-79), aided in the defense of the frontier, was lieutenant- 
governor of the state, and for six years a member of its coun- 
cil and one of the justices of the state supreme court. 
Through Benjamin Stites he became interested (1787) in 
Western lands, and negotiated the Miami Purchase from con- 
gress of a million acres between the two Miami rivers. The 
following year he was appointed one of the judges of the 
newly-erected Northwest Territory, and removed thither, 
landing at Miami September 22, 1788. He made his home at 
North Bend, and intended that a site which he laid out at the 
•mouth of the Great Miami should be the metropolis of the 
settlement; but eventually Cincinnati became vts m\^^Q>\V?ccv\. 
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be spared from official duties, to the settlement of the new 
territory. In 1790, with the other magistrates of the terri- 
tory, he made a journey to IlHnois. From 1793 to 1795 he 
was in the East settling accounts, and arranging affairs with 
congress. Thenceforward the judge resided at his North 
Bend home until the burning of his house in 1811, when he 
went to reside with his son-in-law, Gen. William Henry Har- 
rison, at Cincinnati, where he died February 26, 1814. 

His nephew, John Cleves Symmes Jr., was born in New 
Jersey in 1780; coming to the Ohio w'th his uncle, probably 
upon the latter's return in 1795. In 1802 he entered the regu- 
lar army as ensign, became second lieutenant two years later, 
and first lieutenant in 1807. While stationed at Fort Adams 
in 1808, he married the widow of a brother officer, Mrs. 
Marianne Lockwood, who had a family of six children, who 
were reared by Symmes as his own. In 1812 he received his 
captaincy, in 1809 being stationed in the Arkansas post, and 
from 1811-14 at Bellefontaine on the Missouri. In the spring 
of the latter year Captain Symmes was ordered to the seat ot 
war, and served gallantly at the battle of Lundy's Lane and 
the siege of Fort Erie. Upon the reduction of the army in 
1815 Symmes was discharged, and for three years served as 
sutler at different Mississippi River posts. His several busi- 
ness ventures proving unsuccessful, he returned with his family 
to Newport, Kentucky (1818), later (1824) settling on his 
farm near Hamilton, Ohio, where he died May 29, 1829. 

About 1818 Captain Symmes published at St. Louis a 
pamphlet advocating a novel theory of the construction of the 
earth. He declared it to be composed of concentric spheres,, 
with a habitable interior, whither entrance could be 
made at either pole. In his later years he wholly occupied 
himself with promulgating this theory, which was received 
with much rid cule, "Symmes's Hole " being a term of popu- 
lar derision. Nevertheless the captain made a few converts, 
and presented a petition to congress (1822) for means with 
which to fit out an expedition to the north pole ; but the ac- 
companying resolution, which was introduced 'n his behalf, 
was promptly laid upon the table. From 1827 to the close of 
ISSS he was occupied in lecturing in the Eastern states. He re- 
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sey, but his health becoming seriously impaired he returned 
homie to die. His son, Americus, erected above his grave a 
tombstone bearing the appropriate design of a hollow sphere, 
and about 1876 attempted to revive his father's theory. 

The papers of the elder Symmes were burned with his 
house in 1811. When Draper instituted inquiries in 1845, he 
could secure little relating to the Mami Purchase; but he did 
obtain a number of papers of the younger Symmes, which 
i^ake up the bulk of the volumes here described. 

^« 1791-1817. Consisting chiefly of manuscript data concerning legis- 
lation of 1795 in the Northwest Territory, drafted by Judge 
Symmes, with autographs of himself, Arthur St. Clair, and George 
Turner; copiea of letters (1791-1800) to Governor St. Clair; and 
letteflf of 1811 on the burning of his house. The remainder of 
the papers are those of the younger Symmes, being chiefly fam- 
ily letters after he entered the army, the earliest being addressed 
to Fort Wayne. This interesting series of letters throws much 
light on early days at Cincinnati and the frontier posts, espe- 
cially at Bellefontaine on the Missouri. There is also some news 
of the WIestern campaign of 1814, and the peace establishments 
on the Mississippi (1815-17). 

^ "• ^18-27. This is largely composed of the papers of Captain Symmes, 
chiefly relating to his theory, with some private letters — 
one from Mrs. Anna Symmes Harrison. There are also in this 
volume letters (1845) to Draper from John Cleves Short, grand- 
son of Judge Symmes, with a brief biography of the latter. 

*• Consisting of copies and extracts made by Draper of papers lent to 
him by John Cleves Short relating to Judge Symmes and the Mi- 
ami Purchase — a valuable series of letters, chiefly to and from 
Capt Jonathan Dayton (1787-96), but also including others to 
Elias Boudinot and members of the board of proprietors of the 
Miami Company. It is to be regretted that Draper did not see fit 
to copy the entire series in extenso, for it throws much light on 
the early settlements of the Miami country, the government of 
'Northwest Territory, and the military operations of the Indian 
war (1790-95). The latter part of the volume is filled with tran- 
scripts from the Ohio State Journal (Columbus), including 
reminiscences of the Miami settlement, and notes on Thomas 
Todd, Gen. Thomas Worthington, John Dunn Hunter, and 
Thomas Hinde Sr. There is also a description of Dudley's de- 
feat and the treatment of American prisoners (1813), written by 
Judge Joseph R. Underwood, a participant 

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X X. Tennessee MSS. 7 vols. 

This collection was made by Draper quite early in his caree :3 
of research (1840-54), for the purpose of writing the lives o " 
some prominent Tennessee border heroes — ^Joseph Martiim- 
John Sevier, and James Robertson, w'th their comrades ir^ 
the early work of commonwealth building. In the course o^ 
his investigations Draper visited Tennessee, and secured ths 
papers of several pioneers, which with the letters of thei^ 
descendants and the recollections and remin'scences of age(J 
survivors form this series. The first three volumes comprise 
the Martin Papers ; the fourth those of Daniel Smith, James 
Robertson, and William Blount ; the remainder are miscel- 
laneous : i 

1. JVIartin Papers, 1771-86. Gen. Joseph Martin was born in Albemarle 
County, Virginia, in 1740. He was a schoolmate and triend oC 
Thomas Sumter. Sometime during the French and Indian War- 
the two lads left home and sought the army at Fort Pitt. Later^ 
Martin became a hunter and trapper, and having discovered- 
Poweirs Valley removed thither (1769); taking up a trtujt 
of land, he planted corn. During the Dunmore War (1774) Martin, 
was employed in the defense of the frontier, acting as second 
in command at Culbertson's blockhouse. In November of that 
year he was commissioned captain of the militia of Pittsylvania, 
where he kept his permanent home while ranging westward in 
the summers. The following year he was Powell's Valley agent 
for the Transylvania Company, aiding in<he first settlement of 
Kentucky. In 1776 he joined Christian's campaign against the 
Cherokee, and the next year was appointed Indian agent by the 
government of Virginia, with headquarters at Long Island in 
the Holston. He engaged in several campaigns against the 
Cherokee, notably those of 1780-81 and 1788, but acted many 
times as peace-maker, and served as commissioner for several 
important treaties, particularly that of Hopewell (1785). Con- 
gress having in 1789 made other arrangements for Indian man- 
agement, Martin retired from the agency and settled in Henry 
County, Virginia. He served in the legislatures of three states, 
Georgia, North Carolina, and Virginia. North Carolina appointed 
him brigadierigeneral of militia in 1787, and Virginia in 1793. 
He is said to have aided Madison in drawing the Virginia resolu- 
tions of 1798. He died at his home in that state, December 18, 
1808. The first volume of his papers contains his conmiissioiis 

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• and oflacial documents, the muster and pay rolls of his companies 
(1774-77), speeches of the Indian chiefs and negotiations for 
treaties, together with many letters from prominent men of the 
region, containing news of Indian forays, the new Kentucky set- 
tlements, political matters, etc. 

2. 1785-1809. This second volume is of a nature similar to the firsts 

but relating to the later period, and more closely connected with 
events in east Tennessee — especially the Franklin government, 
the Chickamauga campaign, troubles with the Creek Indians, and 
boundaries between North Carolina and Tennessee, and Virginia 
and Kentucky. 

3. This contains the correspondence of Draper with Joseph Martln'a 

son, William. The latter was born November 26, 1765, and 
joined his father at Long Island, Tennessee, about 1780. la 
1787 he commanded a company to protect the Tennessee settle- 
ments. In 1791 he settled in South Carolina, on the Tugalo 
River, neighbor of Gen. Andrew Pickens, thence removing (1798> 
to Sumner County, Tennessee, where, after participating in the 
battle of Talledego (1813), he lived to an old age, dying Novem- 
ber 4. 1846. William Martin took much interest in Draper** 
undertaking, aiding his collection of material by every means 
in his power. His letters are full of anecdote and personal remi- 
niscences concerning early days in Tennessee and the pioneer 
founders. In addition to matter concerning his father there are 
found notes on the following: Col. John Montgomery, the Blount 
family, Gen. James Winchester, Col. Robert Orr, Maj. John Bn- 
chanan, Capt. George Ridley, Alexander Moore, Col. Ben. Cleve- 
land and his sister Molly Franklin, Edmund Jennings, Capt. Abra- 
ham Penn, Col. Arthur Campbell, Col. Hord, Jesse Walton, John 
Tipton, Henry Wilson, Gen. Thomas Sumter, Moses and James 
Shelby, Capt. John Blackmore, Hugh Rogan, Casper Mansker, 
Thomas Spencer, the Bledsoe family, Zach. Green, Charles Cox, 
Col. Samuel Barton, and Phil. Alston; also on the settlemeat 
of Powell's Valley, Eaton's Station, the battle of King's Moun- 
tain, and the chiefs Oconestota and Little Caarpenter. There 
is also a rhyming chronicle of the battle of Point Pleasant 
(1774). There are likewise letters from William's brother, Jo- 
seph Martin, who possessed the papers of their father; and ia 
conclusion a few letters from Col. William's sons written to 
Draper after the former's death. 

4. . Robertson, Blount, and Daniel Smith Papers. Daniel Robertsoa, 
bom In Virginia in 1742, at an early age removed to the frontier 
of North Carolina, and was among the fLxat ^\X\^t^ cycw^^ScKSMSfc^ 

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Tennessee (continued) — 

in what is now East Tennessee. In the Dunmore War (1774) 
he was a sergeant in Evan Shelby's company, being one of the 
first to discover the Indian enemy on the morning of October 
10. In 1778-79 he explored the Cumberland region, and in 
the autumn of 1779 led out a company for the first settlement of 
Nashville. During the early days of this settlement Robertson 
was one of its defenders, being noted for his skill in Indian war- 
fare and his influence with the native chiefs. In 1812 he was 
made Chickasaw agent, dying at the agency two years later. In 
1825 the legislature of "Tennessee removed his remains to 
Nashville. Although Robertson was a man of action, not given 
to literary expression. Draper collected from the papers of Dan« 
iel Smith and Shelby a series of letters from the old pioneer 
written between 1790 and 1794, dealing chiefly with Indian 
affairs. There is also in the collection other miscellaneous mat- 
ter — partly on the relations with the Spaniards at New Orleans, 
and letters of Absalom Tatum, Robert Hays, Elijah Robertson, 
and Alexander Macgillvray. 

William Blount was a North Carolinian of some political 
prominence, having been born in the state (1744). He was chosen 
delegate to the continental congress (1782-83, 1786-87), was a 
signer of the federal constitution, and a member of the North 
Carolina ratifying convention. Upon tlie organization of the 
Southwest Territory (1790) Blount was appointed governor by 
President Washington, and removed his home to Knoxville. His 
office included the management of Indian affairs. Upon the or- 
ganization of the state of Tennessee (1796) he was chosen Unitea 
States senator, but was expelled the following year for en- 
couraging a filibustering expedition against the Spaniards. Ar- 
ticles of Impeachment were prepared, but finally the prosecution 
was dropped. His popularity in Tennessee suffered no dimuni- 
tion in consequence of this incident, he being immediately chosen 
state senator, and then president of that body, an office hela 
until his death in 1800. His papers begin with his interest in a 
Tennessee land purchase (1783-84) ; then come official letters, 
chiefiy to the brigadiers of two Tennessee districts — John Sevier 
and Daniel Smith — regarding militia appointments and Indian 
affairs, as well as the general politics of the territory. There 
are lists of officials and of delegates to the Tennessee constitu- 
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half brother and secretary — one giving a sketch and vindication 
of William Blount, incident to his impeachment. 

The volume closes with the papers of Gen. Daniel SmitH 
(1774-1804), many of which were also contained in the two pre- 
vious collections. Bom in Stafford County, Virginia (1748), 
Smith was deputy surveyor of Augusta in 1773. During Dun- 
more's War (1774) he was a captain and commanded a chain of 
frontier forts. The following year he was one of the committee 
of safety for Fin castle County and prominent in all plans for 
border defense. Removing to the Cumberland, he was made 
secretary of the new territory (1790-96), and brigadier-general 
of Miro District; later being United States senator from Tenn- 
essee (1798-99, 1805-09). He died at his home in Sumner County 
in 1818. His papers include letters from Arthur Campbell and 
William Preston (1774-82); from Thomas Walker, on land 
companies (1783) ; an oath of allegiance and bond (1783) ; let- 
ters from the Spanish governor of New Orleans, Estevan Miro 
(1789) ; muster rolls, etc. He was an expert surveyor and topog- 
rapher, and the collection includes one or two. good manuscript 
5, 6. These consist of miscellaneous material on the pioneer 
history of Tennessee. The greater part of volume 5 is com- 
prised of original papers — muster rolls of Daniel Smith's com- 
pany (1774), Shelby letters, land entries, Kentucky surveys* 
early Tennessee legislation, a meeting of militia companies 
(1786) to consider Mississippi navigation, letter of James O'Fil- 
Ion on Yazoo Land Company, one of John Sappington (1791) on 
a town at Cumberland mouth, Chickasaw Indians to Robertson 
(1794), courses of the Henderson grant (1795), note books 
(1804, 1810, 1812) of a traveller in Kentucky and Tennessee, let- 
ter of James Overton (1821.) There are also notes on Edmund 
Jennings, Thomas Spencer, Oliver, Daniel, and Sampson Wil- 
liams, Gordon's expedition to Elk River (1794), Landon Carter, 
John Tipton, Nathaniel Taylor, Capt. Samuel Handley — with ac- 
count of his captivity on the Nickajack campaign — and remi- 
niscences of Silas McBee and H. L. White. 

Volume 6 consists of Draper's correspondence with Tennessee 
pioneers, including notes on John and Ephraim Peyton, Hugh 
Rogan, Maj. John Buchanan, David and Robert Hays, James 
Ford, Casper Mansco (Mansker), William Edmiston, Samuel Bar- 
ton, Col. John Williams, Gen. Isaac Roberts, Thomas Spencer, 
Capt. George Ridley, Timothy de Montbrun, Robert Love, I«jcafta 
Todd, Major Elholm, Jesse "Wood, C\va.T\^^ ^^^o\i^T\.%, ^\5KsS^^8a. 


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Oliver, Henry Earnest, Harrod Holman, Elisha Walden, John 
Rains, Col. Robert Orr, Gen. Thomas Johnson, Capt. Jack Gor- 
don, Col. Moses Maiding, and G«n. John Mcintosh of Geor- 
gia. There are also accounts of discoveries of Bledsoe's and 
Mansco's licks, and of the Long Hunters; letters from Felix 
Robertson, Stockly Donelson, J. G. M. Ramsey, A. W. Putnam, 
William L. Martin, Cave Johnson, J. R. Love, David Farragut, 
and John Carr; an autobiography of William Pillow; Joseph 
Brown's recollections of the Nickajack campaign, Felix Robert- 
son's memoirs on his father James, with comments by Robert, 
son's daughter, Mrs. Craighead; John Davis on Murray's cam- 
paign to Elk River; Jonathan Robertson and the Creeks; the 
Nickajack campaign; a memoir of Benjamin Joslin; statements 
of John Carr; Wright Williams on battle of Nickajack; a draw- 
ing of the early Nashville fort; and Daniel Smith's "Soldier's 
Book" of 1774. 
7. This contains Draper's memoranda for biographies of John Sevier 
and James Robertson. , 

Y.Y. Tecumseh MSS. 13 vols. 

This series was arranged by Draper preparatory to writing 
a life of the celebrated Shawnee chief Tecumseh, who was 
born about 1768 near the site of Springfield, Ohio. H*s father 
fell at Point Pleasant (1774), and the son was active in the 
campaign against Wayne (1794). Discontented with the 
prospects of the future of his race, Tecumseh began about 
1804 — with the aid of his brother, the Prophet — a campaign 
for a great Indian confederacy to res'st the encroachments of 
the whites and to restore the aborigine to his former independ- 
ence. In the furtherance of this scheme Tecumseh travelled 
widely, holding councils with different tribes, while a con- 
siderable village of his malcontents gathered on the upper 
Wabash. During Tecumseh's absence among the Southern 
tribes in 1811, the Prophet brought on the battle of Tippe- 
canoe, the result of wh'ch disarranged their plans. Baffled in 
this regard, Tecumseh turned to the British for sympathy and 
aid. He was given a commission at the outbreak of the War 
of 1812-15, and commanded the Indian contingent. After 
Dudley's defeat at the siege of Fort Meigs he saved the lives 
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of the River Raisin. His death occurred in the battle on the 
River Thames, October 5, 1813. Tecumseh's influence among 
the Southern tribes precipitated the Creek War of 1813. 
Much of the material of this series refers to the events of that 
episode, and contains especially valuable unpublished material. 
The volumes are arranged as follows : 

1. Contains Draper's notes for a biography, with details and traditions 
of Tecumseh's birth, his father's death, the warlike expeditions 
of the Shawnee in 1780-92, the attack on Zeigler's Station in 
Tennessee (1792), in which Tecumseh is supposed to have par- 
ticipated, and his part in Wayne's battle (1794). The volume 
continues with the beginning of the Prophet's operations in 1804; 
visits to the Menominee, Potawatomi, and Sauk (1810); the Vin- 
cennes conference with General Harrison (1811) ; and slight ref- 
erences to the Southern visit of 1811. Letters from missionaries 
to the Indians follow, also from educated Shawnee and former 
Indian agents. There are notes on the Miami chief Le Gros, Te- 
cumseh's relatives the Maisonvilles, the Chippewa chief Little 
Pine, Captain Tommy, and Shaubena; also notes on Nathaniel 
Harrison, Col. Richard Taylor^ Captain Daniel Curtis, and Gen. 
Richard Kennon, together with letters from John Wentworth, 
etc., and Benjamin Drake's memoranda on Tecumseh and the 
Prophet, and Tecumseh and Pierre Juzan. 

2. Devoted to Benjamin Drake's material on Tecumseh and the 

Shawnee. Drake was a Kentuckian, who lived and practiced 
law and letters in Cincinnati, where he died in 1841. His Life 
of Tecumseh (Cincinnati, 1841), is the most reliable biography 
of the chief, being based on materials obtained from active 
participants in the War of 1812-15. First there are letters and 
journals of John Johnston, Indian agent for many years, with a 
brief Shawnee vocabulary; letters of Gen. Joseph Vance on the 
council of 1806, and of George Rogers Clark Floyd on Tecum- 
seh's appearance in 1810; statements of Stephen Ruddell and 
Anthony Shane; and Daniel Drake's account of the position of 
the Indians south of the lakes. Several letters deal with Dud- 
ley's defeat — others, relating to Tecumseh's deatli, are from 
Richard M. Johnson, Duncan McArthur, Stephen Ruddell, P. H. 
Coffee, and Benjamin Warfield. 

3. Relates chiefly to Tecumseh's early battles and life before 1810. 

We have here some original material, such as Roundhead's ad- 
dress of 1807, written by Isaac Zane and William McCuUoch, in- 
terpreters; a letter of William Kirk trom'BVa^iVXiOol'^ \.<y«\!L,^Si^'\^ 

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and one from Abraham Edwards, written at Fort Wayne, 1808. 
There are also notes on the attack on Buchanan's Station (1792)^ 
the location of American forts (1793-94), and the site of Old 
Town; data concerning Godfrey le Sieur, Tecumseh's sister, the 
Prophet's wife, and the Shawnee chief Silverheels; Judge 

B. F. H. Witherell's reminiscences; extracts from the Virginia 
Argus (1806) concerning visits of three Shawnee to the gover- 
nor of Virginia; Tecumseh at Vincennes, with the testimony of 
those present; and information from Thomas Hinde and Dr. 
Hunt on the council of 1807. 

4. Deals with Tecumseh's visit to the Southern tribes in 1811. J. G. 

Vore, living in Indian Territory, wrote to Draper relative to the 
chief's visit to the Creeks, sending him statements of Tuste- 
nuckochee, John Jumper, and other Creeks. There are also 
notes on Sophia Durant and the Weatherfords. Information is 
given by G. W, Stidhan, concerning the visit to the Creeks. We 
also have letters of Coleman Cole, a Choctaw Indian; and there 
are notes on Joe Ellis, a Shawnee chief. On Tecumseh among 
the Cherokee, information was furnished by A. W. Chamberlain, 
W. A. Duncan, and the Cherokee Indians J. T. Adair, John Har- 
age, and William Ross; concerning Tecumseh among the Choc- 
taw, there is information from Dr. J. P. Lincecum and Rufus 
Folsom; also much detailed data from H. S. Halbert, derived 
from interviews with the Choctaw Indians Charlie Hoentubbee, 
Himonubbee, Red Pepper, and others. In conclusion, there are 
a few scant allusions to Tecumseh among the Chickasaw. 

5. Chiefly concerned with anecdotes of Tecumseh, and the battle of 

Tippecanoe. The volume contains letters on the Prophet, by 

C. C. Trowbridge and H. L. Hosmer; the original text of a 
treaty signed by Blackhoof (1811); information from Gen. Wal- 
ter Wilson, who was sent to invite Tecumseh to the council of 
1811; notes on Wilson and John Tipton; narratives of the Tippe- 
canoe campaign, including Capt. Peter Funk's manuscript rela- 
tion; notes on Col. James Simrall, Col. Hubert Lacroix, and Te- 
cumseh in the Wabash country, by John and D. L. McCawley; re- 
collections of the massacre at River Raisin by William Gaines, 
Daniel Field, and Ann Forsyth; notes on the captivity of the 
Ruddells by William and George G. Boord; notes on Daniel Curw 
tis; pioneer reminiscences (in print); the Shawnee In Missouri^ 
by Gustavus St. <xem; and the death of Col. Robert Dickson. 


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6. This volume collects materials on the events of the war in the 

West in 1813, relating to River Raisin, Dudley's defeat, and the 
sieges of Fort Meigs and Fort Stephenson. In detail, we have 
contemporary newspaper extracts on the defeat at the Raising 
notes on Thomas G. Graves, Truman Guthrie, John (or Jesse) 
Green, and Jonathan S. Wright; ana a narrative, of Lieutenant 
Baker. There follow a copy of a letter by Gen. Leslie Coombs 
(1815)^ describing Dudley's defeat, also Coombs's later letters to 
Draper; Joseph R. Underwood's narrative of Dudley's defeat 
(not the same as that in 3 W W) ; Harrison's speech, 
with protests against British consent to Indian atrocities; 
Alfred Brunson on the sieges of Fort Meigs and Stephenson; 
letters of A. H. Edwards on the battles of 1813; the second siege 
of Fort Meigs, with Harrison's official report (newspaper ex- 
tract); letter of John O'Fallon, Aug. 1, 1813; Tecumseh at 
Maiden, with speech to Proctor; Timothy Alden on Tecumseh; 
notes on Hubert Lacroix, and by Judge Joseph C. Guild on the 
Creek War and William Weatherford. 

7. Concerns the battle of the Thames and the death of Tecumseh. 

There is testimony on the once much-bruited query, "Who 
killed Tecumseh," by Benjamin B. Griswold, the Ottawa chief 
Noonday, Col. Joseph McDowell, Col. Stephen Clever, Alfred 
Brunson, Capt. Joseph Davidson, the Potawatomi chief Shau- 
bena, Dr. S. Theobald, John Wentworth, Samuel Baker, Abraham 
Holmes, William Gaines, J. Scott Harrison, Colin C. Ironside, 
Major Richardson, and the Sauk chief Black Hawk. There fol- 
low notes on Peter Navarro; and on the query "Was Tecumseh 
a Mason?" there is printed and other material. Tecumseh 
relics are described in this volumo. We have also letters of Al- 
len Wolcott and others to Benjamin Drake, written in 1823. 

8. Consists chiefly of narratives of those who had known Tecumseh 

or some of his allies. We have the accounts of William and 
John Connor, and Stephen and Abraham Ruddell, former pris- 
oners among the Shawnee; Godfrey Lesieur, on Indian witch- 
craft; Thomas Forsyth, on the later years of Tecumseh, ob- 
tained from British and Indian testimony; notes on La Main 
Pogue, a Potawatomi chief; a British description of operations 
near Maiden; a sketch of Tecumseh by Joseph C. GuiHl; notes 
on Andrew Clark; letters of Mrs. Juliette A. Kinzie with sketch 
of Shaubena (Chambly), and letters of James W. Drake. 
»^. Concerns Tecumseh's Indian companions — White Loon, Missele- 
wetaw (or Le Gros), and other Miami chiefs; and Senachewin, 
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Teciunseh (continued)— 

awatomi. These latter cheifs were concerned in the massacre 
of Fort Dearborn at Chicago (Aug. 15, 1812). The collection 
includes a letter of Senachewin to John McNeill, and a letter 
of Josiah Fulton; an engagement (in French) made at Fort 
Dearborn (1804), and another bearing the signature of Billy 
Caldwell as witness; letters of J. W. Bourassa, Gurdon Hubbard, 
William Hickling, Perry Armstrong, George W. James, F. H. 
Taylor, and John Wentworth, with notes on these Indians, and 
telling of early days at Fort Dearborn; notes on Waubun- 
see; photographs of Shaubena and his squaw; and a copy of 
Billy Caldwell's certification as to Shaubena's trustworthiness. 

10. Consists entirely of letters and material furnished to Draper by 

H. S. Halbert of Mississippi, on Tecumseh's visit to the Choc- 
taw, the Creek War of 1813, and kindred subjects. In detail, 
we have an account of Seekaboo, Tecumseh's Southern interpre- 
ter; Tecumseh's speech at Mokalasha; William Weatherford in 
1819; incidents at the seige of Fort Mims; Weatherford at the 
battle of Caleebe; Revolutionary incidents in -upper South Caro- 
lina; William Weatherford, Colonel Sturdevant, and a Creek 
Indian named Dixon Moniac; an incident of Charles Weather- 
ford; reminiscences concerning Gen. Thomas Sumter, Col. Ed- 
ward Lacey, Capt. Patrick Moore, William Copeland, and the 
battle of Cowpens; a description of the battles of Caleebe 
swamp (1813), Holy Ground, and the Horseshoe; Pushmataha 
at Fort Madison; Tecumseh's speech to the Choctaw (1811); 
notes on the Creek chief Semottie and the battle of Burnt Com; 
a description of Fort Madison; an attack on Fort Sinquefield; 
reminiscences of Dick Embree; Tecumseh at Tuckabatchie; 
Tecumseh and Pierre Juzan; notes on Oklahoma, a Choctaw 
chief; and the death of Pushmataha. 

11. Consists of the correspondence of John Johnston, who was bom m 

Ireland (1775), came to America in 1786, was with Wayne in 
1794, and a factor at Fort Wayne from 1798-1812, when he re- 
moved to upper Piqua as Indian agent, a position held until 
1829. His knowledge of Indian life and character was pro- 
found. The series begins with notes on Maj. Francis Ham- 
tramck, and the deaths of Colonel Crawford and Col. John Har- 
din; notes on the Indians at the treaty of Fort Wayne (1809) 
and Greenville (1814); a letter to Daniel Drake (1811), directly 
after the battle of Tippecanoe; and another to Benjamin Drake 
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scribed are, the condition of Indian women; the history of the 
Delaware tribe; notes on Capt. James Flinn, Capt. James I/>Kan 
(Indian chief), the Wolf, Robert Talt, Buckingf»helas, the Rud- 
dells, Henry Jackson, Kllbuck, Blacksnake, Blackh(x>f, Whltaker, 
Francis Duchoquet, Baptiste Ducolgne, Oliver Pollock, Col. 
Francis Vigo, Captain Pipe, Scoutash, Blackbird, Bluejacket, 
Little Turtle, Anthony Shane, Captain Johnny, and the Wyan- 
dot Dumquat; site of Fort Washington; and William and Mary 
Wells. Many other historical points are touched upon In these 
letters. The volume closes with some mlsocdlanlfts relating to 
Johnston, and Thomas Irwin's accoimt (1S45), with notes, on 
Harmar*s defeat and Jacob Fowler. 
12. This is a manuscript book belonging to Benjamin Drake, In whlcn 
he had entered the descriptions of Tecumseh given him by An- 
thony Shane, a half-breed residing at Fort Waynt; (1S21), whoso 
wife was a relative of the famous chief. Shan<j (h^nrribed the 
Prophet's talks and their Influence on Indian superstition, and 
narrated anecdotes of Tecumseh's boyhood, of his early skir- 
mishes, his hunting exploits, his removal to Tlpimcanoe In 1K08, 
his visit to the South, and the batth^s of 1S1:{, ending In Tecum- 


seh's death. Bound with this are two small notci b(K)ks of 
Draper, in which he entered a list of pension statcjments wanted, 
and a bibliography of the War of 1812-15 In the West; there is 
a list of the pensioners residing In 1840 in Kentucky, western 
Pennsylvania, western Virginia, Ohio, etc., entered by counties. 
^' Consists of Tecumseh miscellanies— |)rint<'d urtichjH and pamph- 
lets. These include a poem, a drama, and several artlcU^s on the 
Indian chieftain; A. H. Edwards's letters givo vnluahl<> data con- 
cerning early days at Fort Dearborn. 

^ 2. Virginia MSS. 14 vols. 

This series was collected and i)artly arranf(od by Draper 
^^^h the idea of i)ublishin^ a revised edition of the wc^rk of 
T^^v. Joseph Doddridj^e, Azotes on the ScNlcmcnts and Indian 
^'^cirs of the Western Parts of J'lr^inij and Pennsylvania, 1/6^- 
^ (Wellsburj^h, Va., IHJ^l). See al.scj our series X X above. 

'"aper contemplated addinj:^ to a rei)rint of Doddridj^e's book 

. ^ly facts of early border history *n the Valley of Virginia, 

^he Greenbrier settlements, and on the upper ( )hio River 

. ^ its southern tributaries. The collection is miscellaneous 

character, but valuable as to conlcnl, coxvVaXmwv; x\\wOv\ c^\v>«,- 


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inal MS. and biographical matter concerning the Scotch-Irish 
frontiersmen and their descendants. It is classified as follows: 

1. Draper's memoranda for a proposed new editicm of Dodd* 
ridge's yotes, comprising material for notes cm George Morgan 
and his proposed colony of ''Indiana;" copies of family let- 
ters, poems, and biographical sketch of Dr. Joseph Doddridge; 
a portion of the manuscripts of Stuart's "Narrative of Indian 
Wars and Settlements " (published in Virginia Historical Colko- 
tions, i; also in Magazine of American History, i)« found among 
Dr. Doddridge's papers: the narrative of John Bingeman (1763); 
letters of a "Russian Spy/' published in the Chillicothe Gazette 
( lS2S-26» : an account of the captivity of the Doddridge children 
iITTSk letters and obituary of Philip Doddridge; an originalln- 
dian novel by Dr. Doddridge, called "Tutela;" Draper's notes 
for revision: and his correspondence with Miss Narcissa Dodd> 
ridge US0G-69L 
2. Original documenis, 17T4-S2. The first part of this volume deals 
largely with the campaign to Point Pleasant (1774) and the 
Indiau battle there foug'ai. It contains six letters from Col. 
William Fleming to his wife isee Thwaites and Kellogg, Dun- 
mote's War) ; letters of John Madison and William Christian; 
notes on the same by John Stuart (1798), Andrew Lewis Jr. 
aS40), John Posey aS43), Nathan Smith (1846), and Cliarles 
Stuart (lS25i: muster rolls of companies and regiments; ad- 
dresses and letters ilT77-VSK on the death of Cornstalk; topo- 
graphical deiails of the battle-field, with maps and pension state- 
ments of Jacob Persinger and William Kennerly; finally, a 
bibliography of the subject by Draper. Included in these 
papers is an original letter of Gen. William Russell on the battle 
of Big Island (1T7C). The latter part of the volume consists of 
three manuscript journals of Dr. William Fleming — ^fhe first, 
that of his journey to Kentucky (Jan. 4-April 22, 1783), when 
he was commissioner of Virginia to settle accounts in that 
country, especially those of the Illinois regiment; the second is 
a journal of the Point Pleasant campaign (1774) ; the third of 
a journey to Kentucky in the winter of 1779-80, when he Uk* 
wise went out as a state commissioner. It contains an inter' 
esting description of Boonesborough and Bryan's Station, of the 
attack on Ruddell's Station, of the distances of Kentucky settle- 
ments from Fort Pitt and Richmond, and an account of the 
route of George Rogers Clax^t W^*^^. '^o \Mis V& %i^t^<iA. t 

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draught of a letter on the defense of the frontier (1776), one of 
Matthew Arbuckle from Point Pleasant (1776), letters relating 
to Tory diflaculties and frontier matters (1777-81), with a copy 
of a portion of an autobiography of Dr. William Fleming. 

J. The early part of this volume is devoted chiefly to the Greenbrier 
country and its defense (1776-80), and to the battle of Big Is- 
land on Holston (1776). It is composed of original letters from 
John Stuart, John Cook, John Vanbibber, James Henderson, Col. 
WSlliam Preston, and William McClanahan; also of letters to 
Draper from Gov. David Campbell, George Christian of Ten- 
nessee, and James L. Cummings; letters on topography; copies 
of Capt. William Cocke's defense; the military commissions of 
William Edmondston; the pension statement of James Keys; 
and transcripts of contemporary notices of the battle, from the 
Maryland Gazette. There follow the Dunwiddie papers, consist- 
ing of the proclamation of 1754 on bounty land, a letter of Gov. 
Robert Dunwiddie to Capt. William Fleming (1758), a list of the 
killed and missing at Grant's Defeat (1758), letters and orders of 
Fleming (1761-63), and an extract from a royal proclamation 
on bounty land (1764): The volume is completed by the manu- 
script of a "Memoir*' by Dr. Samuel L. Campbell of Rockbridge 
County, Va., on Indian wars in the West, published in the ap- 
pendix to Charles Campbell, Introduction to the History of the 
Colony and Ancient Dominion of Virginia (Richmond, 1847). 

^' Contains much interesting material — the first part, chiefly in re- 
lation to the earliest recorded Indian skirmish in the Valley of 
Virginia (1742), and the attacks on Wheeling (1777, 1782). On 
the former are copies of the accounts in Chalmer's and Howi- 
son*s histories; a letter of Arthur Campbell (1809), giving the 
tradition of the skirmish as related by the survivors; one of 
Samuel (1808), son of the Capt. John McDowell who was killed 
in the fight; a deposition of the same in a law-suit, giving iit- 
formation of the earliest settlement on Borden's grant; and ex- 
tracts from contemporary notices in the Pennsylvania Gazette 
(1843). On the latter there are original letters of James 
Booth, David Shepherd, and James Chew; a speech from the 
ChiUicothe Indians; accounts of Foreman's defeat; notes on Si- 
mon Girty at the siege; the exploit of Elizabeth Zane; and arti- 
cles (1835, 1837) from magazines. Following this are letters from 
Rev. William T. Price on the part taken by Jacob Warwick in 
the battle of Point Pleasant. The volume closes with a num- 
ber of papei-s of William Byrd 3d. He was bom at Westover 
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peace, etc. In 1756 he was appointed to the command of the 
2nd Virginia regiment, and creditably defended the frontier, 
making an incursion into Cherokee territory (1761). His sympa- 
thies were, in 1775, with England rather than the colonists, 
and he died by his own hand at Wesfover, 1777. The paperb 
are letters from Gen. Jeffrey Amherst and William Byrd (1760- 
61), concerning the Cherokee campaign; letters (1758-61) from 
Gov. Francis Fauquier to William Byrd on military affairs, 
referring to Col. George Washington's resignation ; ^ an agree- 
ment of the Cherokee to join Forbes's army (1758) ; a letter of 
George Turner, Indian negotiator (1758)l; a list of recruits 
(1759); a letter of William Byrd (1772) on bounty land; and 
an unsigned letter on recruiting (1761). 
5. Contains the papersi of Thomas Madison, son of John, an early set- 
tler of Augusta County, brother of James, bishop of Virginia, 
and Richard, Gabriel, Rowland, and George of Kentucky. Thomas 
was for many years surveyor of Boutetort County ; purveyor for 
the Cherokee expedition of 1776; and prominently connected 
with the important families of southwest Virginia — ^the Henrys, 
Campbells, Christians, Russejls, Prestons, etc. His papers are 
interesting, containing letters (1772-97) from his brothers Ga- 
briel, John (surveyor of Monongalia County), Rowland, James, 
and George, Col. William Christian and Caleb Wallace from 
Kentucky, Arthur Campbell, William Fleming, John Brown, 
SaHy Campbell (later Mrs. Francis Preston), and Francis Pres- 
ton. Among these letters are several discussing the federal 
constitution, throwing interesting light on the opinions of edu- 
cated frontiersmen. There are also accounts for the Cherol^®® 
campaign (1776), receipt books, John Smith's book of packhorses 
and packmen, sheriffs fees of Botetourt County (1772), rec^P* 
book of Hugh Barcley, a surveyor's book (1777), and WilUai" 
Madison's account book (1780-81) for troops under Col. Georg® 
Rogers Clark. The volume closes with printed biographies 
taken from the Fincdstle Herald (1873), of Rev. Robert Ijo&-^* 
Col. Henry Bowyer, Col. William Anderson, Gen. James Breckefl* 
ridge, the Christian family, Charles Johnston, the McAfee faitt' 
ily, the women of Botetourt County, Col. Matthew Harvey, thfe 
Kyles family, James S. Walrond, Gen. Andrew Lefwis and de* 
scendants, Mrs. Martha Burwell, Mrs. Martha Delzell, Gen. BJd- 
ward Watts, and the McClanahan family. 

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Consists of notes on the Zane family and Samuel McCullocli; 
printed sketches of Fort Henry; original messages (1777) from 
David Zeisberger, enclosing one of White Eyes, the Delaware 
chief; letters of David Shepherd, John Vanmeter, and Daniel 
McFarland (1777) on Foreman's Defeat. There follow the pen- 
sion statements of Peter Anderson, Adam Arbogast, John Bane, 
William Baxter, Peter Birting, Charles Boren, John Bradshaw, 
John Caldwell, George Cox, Thomas McCall, William Martin, 
Jonas Roush, and Thomas Shores, of Virginia; John Day, and 
William Martin, of Tennessee; Lawrence Bishop, Bazle Castle, 
Peter Catron, and Josiah Herbert, of Kentucky; David Barr, 
Samuel Barr, William Barr, Frederick Baum, Hugh Beatty, John 
Beatty, Jonathan Casher, Alexander Cameron, Robert Hamilton, 
Richard Martin, Roger Martin, Thomas Martin (with muster-roll 
of Northumberland militia, 1778), Thomas Mills, and William 
Rankin, of Pennsylvania; Charles Brooks, William Brown, 
Thomas Dickerson, Abraham Hapstonstall, Henry Jolly, Na- 
thaniel Mitchell, John Poe, and Thomas Tipton, of Ohio; 
Isaac Davidson, of Indiana; Samuel Caldwell, and Samuel 
McClure, of Illinois; and William Berry, of Missouri. There 
is also a petition to congress from the heirs of Thomas Bullitt 
of Kentucky. 

Contains miscellaneous original documents, 1770-1802. The vol- 
ume begins with a manuscript account of the adventure of 
Thomas (son of Andrew) Lewis with John Hollis, an Indian. 
There follow Isaac Shelby '» letter from Point Pleasant (1774) ; 
notice of an election in Fincastle County to the Virginia con- 
vention (1775) ; proposals for an academy of learning (origin 
of Liberty Hall, 1776), a ration book for northwest Virginia 
(1777) ; a Tory bond (1779) ; a list of western Virginia counties 
(1779; a sheriff's receipt (1779); a letter of John May (1782); 
a land transfer in North Carolina (1783); an agreement for a 
division of land in Kentucky (1784); a land sale by Samuel 
McDowell to William Scott (1787); letters of Anthony Bled- 
soe, John Dickson, General Winchester, Francis Walker, Lewis 
Craig, David Wilson, Catherine Bledsoe, Edward Douglass, and 
Henry Bradford (1787-93), chiefly on Indian depredations in 
Tennessee, including the death of Col. Isaac Bledsoe, with the 
reply of Gen. Daniel Smith to Mrs. Bledsoe; rules established 
in court- of appeals of Kentucky (1793-94) ; letter of John Cald- 
well (1794) to Isaac Shelby; proclamation of Gov. Henry Lee 
on the Whiskey Rebellion (1794); letter of William Bowyer 
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seizure at Cincinnati (1796); survey book of Walter Evi 
(1800) in Powell's Valley; letter of James Trotter (1802); 
dated draught of letter to Shawnee chiefs on the death of Cor 
stalk; and proposals to form a steamboat company (1788) f( 
James Rumsey. 

8. Comprises Draper's early correspondence with descendants of Vi ^r* 

ginia pioneers concerning his search for biographical materi^^^l 
and papers. There are letters of William Campbell Presto D 
(1840) on Cols. William Campbell and Preston, and the Shelbys 
of William Martin (1842), inclosing a biography of Joseph Ma: 
tin; of Edward S. Duncan (1842); of Mrs. Eliza Ramse"^*- : 
(1843) , on her father William Fleming, and her uncle Willlai^^ 
Christian; letters (1844-48) of Samuel H. and Charles H. Lewi- ^ 
on their family; of Charles A. Stuart (1845) on border hlsC^y ^ 
of Charles Francisco (1845), C. C. Lee (1845-46), A. Alexanw-- 
der (1845-47), John A. Trimble (1845), Elijah McClanahan (184o- — 
46), Charles Arbuckle (1845), B. Estill (1845), James McDowei:! 
(1845), W. R. Preston (1846), Matthew Manning (1846), James A— 
Trimble (1846), Samuel D. Campbell (1847-48), A. G. McNutt^ 
(1847), James G. Paxton (1847), William Woods (1848), P. H- 
Fontaine (1848-49), Philip S. Dandridge (1848-52), David H- 
Smith (1849), Thomas Ingles of Virginia (1851), Thomas 
Ingles of Kentucky (1851-1852), R. J. Breckenridge (1851-68), 
James S. Whittle (1852), J. R. Christian (1874), William T, 
Lewis (1881), and of Will Boggs of California (1890) on Boone 
family. There are also undated letters of Peachy Harrison 
on the Harrison family, and of H. F. Westfall on William White 
and the murder of Bald Eagle. There are narratives of Mrs. 
Margaret Handley Erskine on her Indian captivity, and of 
Thomas Ingles on the history of his family. The volume 
closes with an original orderly book on the Cherokee cam- 
paign of 1776, from the Joseph Martin papers. 

•9. Contains notes prepared by Miss Narcissa Doddridge for a second 
edition of her father's Notes. Many of these additional notes 
were arranged by Judge Thomas Scott of Chlllicothe, Ohio, and 
contain matter concerning the McCullochs, Vanmetre's fort, 
McCuUoch's scout of 1793, Thomas Bendeaux and the incident 
of 1784, William Chenowith and the Cox family, the capture of 
the Doddridge family, an Indian skirmish at Hanging Rock, 
origins of the names iSavage Mountain and Negro Mountain, an 
anecdote of Charles Prather, notes on Capt. Oliver Brown, on 


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John Bingeman*s adventure (1763), on David Rogers's defeat, 
and on adventures of Basil Brown and. one Benharm, wounded 
therein. A few of these data, have been published in the 
second edition of Doddridge's Notes (Albany, 1876). 

Consists of the manuscript of Dr. Joseph Doddridge prepared for 
the first edition of his Notes. This contains substantially 
all the subject matter of the. published book, although ar- 
ranged in different order. It closes with an original prose 
tragedy by Dr. Doddridge, on the life of the Shawnee chief 

Consists of the journal of James Newell of Fincastle County on 
the campaign of 1774. This has already been published entire 
in Virginia Magazine of History, xi, pp. 242 253, and in part in 
Thwaites and Kellogg, Dunmore's War. The second constitu- 
ent of thi& volume is a copy of the "Journal of a Voyage intended 
b"y Crod's permission in the good boat Adventure from Fort 
Patrick Henry on Holtson River to the French Salt Springs 
on Cumberland River, kept by John Donelson" (1779-80). This 
relates the founding of the Nashville settlement, and has fre- 
quently been printed. See particularly A. W. Putnam, History 
of Middle Tennessee (Nashville, 1859). 

Consists of the papers of Rev. John Evans Finley, given to Draper 
by his son, living near Red Oak in Brown County, Ohio. Finley 
was an early Presbyterian clergyman, born (1753) in Chester 
County, Pa. About 1794 he removed to Mason County, Ky, 
Three years later he made a tour through Illinois and to the 
valley of the lower Mississippi. He died in 1818. In this bound 
blank book is entered a variety of information, such as sermon 
notes; rules for a Latin school; forms for wills; power of attor- 
ney; marriage contracts, etc.; papers in a law suit in Chester 
County, Pa., subscriptions for his support and for a school of psal- 
mody; receipts for separating gold and si!ver, and for tanning; 
notes on Kentucky land sales (1773-1800); on the Symmes grant 
in Ohio; on the origin of infant baptism; on establishing a cotton 
factory, etc. The most valuable parts appear to be copies of 
a book of ancient concessions at Kaskaskia (1783) ; of deeds of 
grant to Boynton, Wharton, and Morgan (1768-69); diary of a 
tour from Kaskaskia to Natchez and Natchidoches, with the 
names of settlers: and notes of a journey made by Patrick 
Kennedy (1773). 

Contains letters of Franklin Minor on his ancestor Dr. Thomas 
Walker of Virginia, accompanied by a small blank book con- 
taining memoranda of the life of same, oblBin^^ V^ Vc^s^ti 

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among other relatives. There are also bound with this two small 
blank books in which Draper indexed the American State Papers 
(Indian affairs) concerning Virginia and Kentucky inroads, and 
the Cherokee and Tennessee. 
14. This is a manuscript copy made by Draper of an early book. The 
Discoveries of John Lederer (London, 1672). Two later editions 
thereof have also been published (Cincinnati, 1879; Rochester, 

Maps in the Draper MSS. 

The Draper Manuscripts contain many interesting sketch maps 
and plans, which for convenience we have grouped as follows, ■ 
with their respective press-marks : 

1 A312--Plat of battleground at Blue Licks, Ky. 

2 B 135 — Southwest Virginia and southeast Kentucky, indicating 

Walker's settlement, Cumberland Ford and Gap, etc. 
2 B 1361/^ — Neighborhood of Boone's residence in North Carolina. 

2 B 149 — Copy of Evans's map of Kentucky (1755). 
3C 26 — Boone's exploring route of 1769; the vicinity of the Yadkin 


3 C 41 — Region between Jefferson, N. C, and the Clinch River, show- 

ing site of a Boone camp. 

3 C 43 — Neighborhood of Jonesboro, Tenn. 
3C 44 — Battleground of Estill's defeat. 

3 C 47 — iSouthwest Virginia and northeast Tennessee, mountain-map 

by United States geo'ogical engineer. 

3C 48— Battleground of Black's Fort (Abingdon, Va.), 1776. 

3 C 49— Battleground at Guilford, N. C, 1781. 

3 C 50; 5 C 52, 53 — Battleground at Blue Licks, Ky. 

5C 13 — Cumberland River ford. 

6 C 18— Powell's Valley, Va. 

6 C 40— Vicinity of Clinch River and Powell's Valley. 

6C 52— Vicinity of Cumberland Gap. 

6 C 65 — Upper waters of Holston and Clinch rivers. 

6 C 80 — ^Several gaps in the Cumberland Mountains. 

6 C 89 — Powell's and Clinch valleys. 

7C 1— Indian Old Fields, Clark County, Ky. 

7C 6 — Cherokee cession, and Donelcon's boundary. 

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7 C 29 — Location of Fort Patrick Henry. 

7 C 42— Teay's Valley, W. Va. 

7 C 54 — Vicinity of Teay's Valley. 

7 C 74 — Early roads in central Kentucky. 

7C 90— Bath County, Ky. 

7 C 99 — Turnpike road from Mount Sterling to Owingsville, Ky. 
7C104, 107 — Montgomery and Bath counties, Ky., showing route 

taken by the Boone and Callaway girls after their 
capture by Indians. 

8 C 33, 56 — Region of the Yadkin settlements, N. C. 
8 C 92 — Plats of Boone's lands in North Carolina. 
8C 164— Forks of the Yadkin River, N. C. 

8C 165— Location of Fort Waddell. 

8 C 188 — Rowan County, N. C, with early boundaries. 
9C 2 — Brushy Mountain, N. C, showing Boone's Gap. 

9 C 17 — Yadkin River and Boone's Gap. 
9 C 90 — ^Boone camp on the Yadkin. 

9C 124, 173, 201, 208 — Location of Boone's cabin on the Yadkin. 

9 C 147— Baker's Gap, N. C. 

9C211 — Boone's trail over the North Carolina mountains. 

9 C 223 — McKinney's place on the Yadkin. 
10 C 24 — Boone's route to Mocassin Gap, Va. 
10 C 50 — Southwest Virginia and northeast Tennessee, showing mo n 

tain ranges and gaps. 
10 C 56 — -Sites of Boone's camps crossing the mountains. 
10 C 58, 77— Yadkin River to the Watauga. 
10 C 79— Vicinity of the Watauga. 

10 C 87— Vicinity of the Yadkin. 

lie 78 — Location of Boonesborough, Ky. 

11 C 88— Vicinity of May's Lick, Ky. 

12 C 29 — Ground-plan of fort at Harrodsburgh, Ky. 

13 C 38— Site of Estill's defeat. 

13 C 79, 191 — Ground-plan of Bryant's Station. 

13 C 183, 184 — Plat of Blue Licks battleground. 

14 C 13— Pilot Knobs, Ky. 

15 C 44 — Greasy Ridge, showing site of Boone's camp. 
20 C 11— ^ite of Miller's iron-works, W. Va. 

25 C 4 — Boone's birthplace. 

25 C 28 — >Skin-horse Branch and Station Camp, Ky. 

25 C 120 — ^Daniel Smith's settlement, in southwest Virginia. 

9f C 117— Forks of the Yadkin. 

3 E 4, 7 — ^Brady's Bend, on the Allegheny River. 

6 B 88— Location of Rice's Fort, WItshington County, P^.. 


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7 E 80 — Site of Indian battle on Captina Creek, Ohio. 

9 E 76 — 'Site of capture of Peter Henry in western Pennsylvania. ! 

3 F 65, 69 — Plat of Oriskany battleground. 

4 F 158 — Location of Andrustown, N. Y. 

6 F 18 — Site of battle of Newtown, Sullivan's campaign. 

8 F 38 — Plat of Minnesink battleground. 

9 F 46 — Plat of Minnesink battleground. 
10 F 17 — Palatine settlement in Montgomery County, N. Y., with 

names of early settlers. 

10 F 18, 22— Location of St. Johns ville, N. Y. 

11 F 69 — iSite of Ononquago settlement, Chenango County, N. Y. 
6 J 36— Vicinity of Frankfort, Ky. 
8 J 42 — Location of Fort Sackville, Vincennes, Ind. 

8 J 29y>, 300— Site of Indian village of Chillicothe. 

9 J 91— Plat of Bryant's Station, Ky. 
9 J 92 — Plat of Indian Piqua, and Clark's attack. 
9 J 92 — Plat of Blue Licks battleground, Ky. 

12 J 116— Plat of Com Island, Louisville, Ky. 

13 J 3— Plat of Pipe Creek and Round Bottom, W. Va. 

13 J 14 — Location of Horseshoe Bottom, W. Va. 

14 J 1— Vicinity of Fish Creek, W. Va. 
14 J 50— Site of Fort Gower, Ohio. 

14 J 115— Site of Indian town of Salt Lick, Ohio. 

15 J 92 — Locality of Camp Charlotte, Ohio. 

15 J 142 — Locality of Mingo Indian town, Ohio. 

16 J 35— Plat of McClellan's Station, Ky. 

16 J 78, 79 — Site of landing place for gunpowder, for Kentucky de- 

fense, 1776. 

17 J 38 — Plat of Bowman-Hite tract in Mercer County, Ky. 

18 J 158 — Site of Clark's Spring, near Kaskaskia, 111. 

19 J 8, 10, 12, 24 — Vicinity of Falls of the Ohio. 
21 J 17— Vicinity of Fort Massac, 111. 
21 J 19 — -Site of Rock Spring, Massac County, 111. 

21 J 23, 56, 66, 68, 85; 22 J 45— Tracing of Clark's route from Fort 

Massac toward Kaskaskia, 111. 

22 J 32, 49 — Clark's route in southern Illinois. 

23 J 261, 263 — ^Vincennes township, Ind. 

24 J 139, 140, 150, 198 — Clark's route to Vincennes. 
24 J 151,154, 15s9, 194, 210, 211, 219-^ite of crossing of Little Wab***^ 

24 J 191— Vicinity of Kaskaskia, 111. 

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►, 227 — ^Wlabash River near Vincennes. 

h 23, 28, 40, 70— Site of crossing of Little Wabash River. 

I — Washington County, 111. 

I — Plat of Old Vincennes. 

I (4) — Tracing of route of Clark's Chillicothe campaign. 

I (5)— Plat of Old Piqua, Ohio. 

I (9) — ^Site of Tecumseh's birthplace. 

I, 7, 22, 28 — Site of Fort Jefferson, on the Mississippi. 

» — Site of Clark's boatyard, on the Monongahela. 

J — Location of McKee's Island. 

) — ^Alliquippa's (or Brunot's) Island, in Ohio River. 

>— Site of Clark's skirmish on the Wabash, 1786. 

J— Vicinity of Richmond, Va. 

J, 84— Vicinity of North Bend, Ohio. 

4 — Site of Fort Jefferson and Clarksville, on the Mississippi. 

1, 132 — ^Plat of the grant in Indiana to the Illinois regiment. 

{,136-151 — Sites and plats of Indian mounds in Ohio. 

) — Plat of Kaskaskia, 111. 

>— Plat of Cahokia, 111. 

r-229 — Brady's Lake, and section of Cuyahoga, River; Ohio. 

5 — Site of Edward Boone's death. 

I— Site of Kenton's Station, Ky. 

3 — Plat of Boone's grave, Frankfort, Ky. 

5 — Site of Brady's Leap, Cuyahoga River. 

5 — Headwaters of the Tennessee River. 

2— Kentucky in 1782. 

2 — Ground-plan of early fort at Lexington, Ky. 

9— Plat of battleground (1793) on Sandy Creek, Ohio. 

9 — Plat of t :e battlaground at Tippecanoe, Ind. 

2 — Vicinity cf Vincennes, Ind. 

4 — Site of Clark's hou^e at Clarksville, Ind. 

2— Site of Estill's defeat, Ky. 

— Sites in early Tennessee history. 

5 — Site of Tipton-Sevier battleground, Tenn. 

1 — Mississippi and Missouri rivers, showing sites of forts and 
trading houses. 

2— Part of Michigan and Missouri territories (1821), at the con- 
fluence of Mississippi and St Peter's rivers. 

3 — Illinois River, from its mouth to Peoria. 

5 — Large map of the Northwest, showing water-routes and lo- 
cation of Indian tribes. 

!9— Vicinity of Dayton, Ohio. 

»3 — Site of Logan's Springs, Mercer County, V«l. 


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9 U 154— Site of Greenville, Ohio. 

5 X 31 — Plat of battleground at Tippecanoe, Ind., sketched by the 

victor, Gen. William H. Harrison. 
4 BB 71— Vicinity of Kenton's battleground (1792) on Little Miami 

River, Ohio. 
4BB118 — ^Plat of Kenton's skirmish-ground on Paint Creek, Ohio. 

6 BB 46— Plat of land laid off (1789) on Elkhorn River, Ky. 

4CC 88 — Plat of lands pre-empted by the McAfees and others, on 

Salt River, Ky. 
4CC115 — Plat of battleground at King's Mountain, showing arrange- 

ment of the tropps. 
9CC 70— Vicinity of Pittsburgh, with sites of skirmishes of 1786. 
4 DD 30 — Eastern Tennessee and western North Carolina. 

4 DD 76, 77 — Route of portion of King's Mountain men. 
5DD113 — ^Vicinity of Clevelwi'd's camp, on New River, W. Va. 
6 DD 11 — Vicinity of Cowpens battleground, S. C. 

6 DD 12, 154 — King's Mountain battleground, showing disposition of 

6 DD 14, 18 — Ferguson's route towards King's Mountain. 
6DD 19, 24, 50— Site of Colonel Williams's death and burial. 

6 DD* 21, 26 — Route of Colonial troops towards King's Mountain. 

7 DD 85, 94 — ^Vicinity of Cowpens and King's Mountain battlegrounds. 
7 DD 145, 147 — Roads north and west from King's Mountain. 

12 DD 24, 29, 33 — Site of battleground of Cedar Springs, S. C. 

12 DD 32— Location of Thickety Fort, S. C. 

12 DD 36,38,39,44,46 — Location of battleground of Musgrove's Mill, 

S. C. 
1 EE 198— English colonies in 1768. 

1 EE213 — Boundary line established by the Treaty of Fort Stan wis. 
1 KK 90— "The Rode from Newbem to Salesbury", N. C, 1768. 
IKK 123-126 — Upper waters of the Tennessee. 
1 MM 37— Location of "Old Town" on the Little Miami, Ohio, with 

route of Logan's men (1779). 
1 00 1 — Copy of portion of Senex's map of North America (1710), 

showing locations of Indian tribes. 
3 VV 85, 116 — ^Sites of Cherokee Indian towns. 

5 VV 21,26— ^Vicinity of battleground of Rocky Mount, S. C. 
5 VV 23, 25— Vicinity of battleground of Hanging Rock, S. C. 
5 VV 24 — Cataw*ba Indian reservation, S. C. and N. C. 

5VV 29; 16 VV 272 — Plan of battleground of Huck's defeat. 
5 VV 44, 48, 54 — ^PJan of b?,ttleground of Blackstock's Ford, 

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6VV 64, 72, 75, 79— Vicinity of BishopvlUe, S. C, showing battle- 
ground of Stirrup Branch. 

6 VV no—Vicinity of Camden and Ninety Six, S. C. 

6VV140 — Plan of operations (1781) between Orangeburgh and 

Ninety Six, S. C. 

6 VV 165— Vicinity of Cedar Creek battleground, S. C. 

6 VV 185 — Site of Gen. Nathaniel Greene's camp, near Charlotte, N. C. 

7 VV 34 — Sites of Revolutionary battlegrounds near Camden, S. C. 
9 VV 48— Vicinity of Fishing Creek, S. C. 

9 VV 17.9— Site of Sumter's camp near laud's Ford, S. C. 
11 VV 149— Vicinity of Old Nation Ford, S. C. 

11 VV 181— fVicinity of Monk's Comer, S. C. 

12 VV 193 — Site of Cornwa lis's (amp near Charlotte, N. C. 

13 VV 6 — ^Slte of Revolutionary camp on Clem's Branch, near Char- 

lotte, N. C. 
' 14 VV 37— Plat of Blackstock's battleground. 
15 VV 12 — Site of Tuckasega Ford, Catawba River, N. C. 
15 VV 42 — Site of camps of Sumter and Tarleton, on Fishing Creek, 

S. C. 
19 VV 20 — Plan of Orangeburgh, S. C, when captured by Sumter. 
19 VV 139 — Upper waters of Clinch and Watauga rivers. 
19 VV 140— Vicinity of Radcliff's Ford, S. C. 
22 VV 141— Site of battleground of Ramsour's Mill. 
4 XX 62 — Upper waters of Clinch and Holston rivers, drawn by Gen. 

Daniel SmRh.i 

6 XX 107 — Upper waters of Tennessee, Cumberland, and Kentucky 

3 YY 87 — Sites of forts on Maumee River. 

7 YY 67 — ^Vicinity of battleground on Thames River, Ont. 

10 YY 7 — Location of Big Rock, on Laramie Creek near Piqua, Ohio. 

1 1 Y Y 33 — Site of Piqua Indian towns. 

2 ZZ 55 — Junction of the Ohio and Great Kanawha rivers. 
2 ZZ 56— Plat of village of Point Pleasant, W. Va.a 
2 ZZ 58— (Site of the battleground of Point Pleasant.s 
7 ZZ 51 — Plan of the boundary line between Virginia and North Car- 
olina, with upper waters of Cumberland River. 
7 ZZ 52 — Southeastern Kentucky and eastern Tennessee ; map drawn 

by Gen. Daniel Smith. 

1 Published in Thwaites and Kellogg, Dunmore^s War, p. 30. 

2 Jbid, p. 290. 

3 Jbid, p. 254. 


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Maps in the Draper MSS. (continued) — 

7 ZZ 53 — ^Armstrong's map of Pennsylvania west of the Susquehanna 

12 ZZ 33, 34 — Plat of survey on Elk River, Ky. 
12 ZZ 78, 275 — Plat of surveys on Fish Creek, Ky. 
12 ZZ 80, 141 — Plat of surveys on Lawrence Creek, Ky. 
12 ZZ 125 — Plat of survey on Lee's Creek, Ky. 
12 ZZ 136 — Ohio River from the Scioto to the Guyandotte. 
12 ZZ 137 — Plat of survey of ranges west of Ohio River. 
12 ZZ 139 — Plat of survey on the Ohio River. 
12 ZZ 264— Plat of Bracken County, Ky. (1800). 



Reduced facsimile of commission of Sieur Charles Langlade 

IS lieutenant of Canadian raiiKcvs: crjinted liy I^iuis XV, king of 
France, dated Versailles, Febnisry I, 17(50. ( ripiual owned by 
Misses Sarah 6. and Deborah H. Murtiu, Otr^«ii 6n,y, degoalled in 

Wisconsin Historical Library 

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Wisconsin Maniiscrij>ts 

■Wisconsin Fur Trade Accounts. 17 vols. 

These consist of what were originally loose sheets, such as 
invoices, claims, rece pts, notes of hand, etc., both in French 
and English, and refer to a wide territory, reaching from 
Mackinac to the upper Mississippi region and the British 
Northwest, and as far down the Mississippi as St. Louis. The 
majority have to do with the operations of Mackinac and 
Green Bay traders — chiefly the latter — either as agents of 
great fur companies or independently ; there are also many 
military, governmental, and purely personal accounts. The 
collection is valuable not only as material for economic study, 
but as throwing light on Indian affairs, movements of traders, 
Indian agents, etc., and incidentally on the development of 
society in the country lying immediately to the west and 
northwest of Lake Michigan. 

Vols. 1-15 cover the period 1792-1875; 16 and 17 are undated, 
but many of them are obviously oW. 

B. Grignon, Lawe, and Porlier Papers. 65 vols. 

The descriptive sub-title of this series is, "Green Bay and 
the Fur Trade." A' miscellaneous and highly valuable col- 
lection of letters and varied documents both in French and 
English — social, commercial, ecclesiastical, political, and mil - 
tary — throwing a flood of light on the early history of the re- 
gion ranging from Mackinac to the upper Mississippi, and be- 
tween Lake Superior and the Illinois country. The centre ot 
interest, however, is Green Bay. 

The Grignons and John Lawe of Green Bay, and Louis B. 
Porlier of Butte des Morts — closely related families, long 
dominant in the Fox River valley — give name to the series, for 
the majority of the papers came from their several estates; 
and with their respective interests, family and cotuuvetc\^.V^ 
these documents are largely concetneA. ?jeT\^^ K ^^vcv^ \\QrccN. 

Wisconsin Historical Society [wi». 

Grignon, etc. (continued) — 

the same source as the present series, but were separated 
therefrom as a matter of convenience. 

Vols. 1-51 consist chiefly of letters and notes, in French and 
English, from 1800-84; vols. 52-54 are of miscellaneous ma- 
terial, undated; Vol. 55 (1712-1855) is made up of certificates 
of marriage, baptism, and divorce, apprentices* bonds, and 
licenses to conduct fur-trade with the Indians; vols. 56, 57 
(1779-1841) are the contracts between fur-trade engages and 
their employers — ^an interesting field of study; vols. 58, 59 (1767- 
1859) are made up of real estate conveyances, deeds, leases, etc.; 
and in vols. G0-G5 (1793-1873) are miscellaneous legal docu- 

C. — — Green Bay and Prairie du Chien Papers. 99 vols. 

Similar in character to series B-, save that both Green Bay 
and Pra'rie du Chien are the centres of interest. Some of the 
papers are later acquisitions from the same sources as the 
preceding series ; but in the main they are from the estates of 
Morgan L. Martin of Green Bay, referred to under series J, 
below, and of Hercules L. Dousman of Prairie du Chien, 
prominent as a fur-trader, independently and as representative 
of the American Fur Company. In this series we have in- 
cluded the loose sheets of accounts that bear the wSame rela- 
tion thereto as series A does to series B. 

Vols. 1-28 consist of letters from 1789-1893 and undated; 
vols. 29-60 are made up of accounts from 1774-1895, besides 
undated and fragmentary; vols. 64, 65, are the accounts specifi- 
cally of Hercules L. Dousman, 1827-59, besides many undated; 
Vols. 66-71 concern the Fox and Wisconsin rivers improve- 
ment*, 1829-77; vols. 72-80, Indian affairs, 1813-77 and undated; 
vols. 81-83, military affairs, 1816-64; vols. 84-87, land convey- 
ances and plats, 1820-86 and undated; vol. 88, agreements, con- 
tracts, and engagements 1817-65 and undated; vol. 89, bonds, 
(1815-65) and chattel conveyances (1823-57); vol. 90, deposi- 
tions, writs, etc., 1822-78 and undated; vol. 91, commissions, 
wills, etc., 1821-65; vol. 92, fur-trade licenses and legal fees, 
1823-54 and undated; vols. 93-95, legal procedure alphabetically 
arranged; vol. 96, elections, legislation, and local affairs, 1829- 
74 and undated; vol. 97, petitions, speechea, \ft\XeT^, meetings. 


4?^.*^ ^^/ yt*</^ t^t^i^ ^/u ^/ 

^ (Iciiv^^ 

Reduced facsimile of autograph letter of Soiomon Juneau 

Dated Milwaukt*(», August 9, 1841; addressed to Morgan L. Martin of 
Green Ba}*. Original in Wisconsin Mss., series J; see p. Ill, post 

MS8.] List of Manuscripts 

1825-74 and undated; vol. 98, Masonic affairs, 1824-57; vol. yy, 
Louis B. Porlier's memoranda (receipts, bills, drafts of letters, 
copies for penmanship, etc.) and some other miscellaneous ma- 

D. Papers of George Boyd, Indian Agent. 8 vols. 

Col. George Boyd (born in Virginia about 1779, died at 
Green Bay, August 14, 1846) was federal Indian agent at 
Mackinac. 1818-32, being in the latter year ordered to the 
Green Bay agency, resigning that post in 1840. His papers 
in the possession of the Society range from 1797 to his death, 
being supplemented by other documents from members of his 
family, dating up to 1858. Vol. 8 is his letter book (1832-41). 
During his term at Green Bay occurred the Black Hawk War 
(1832), and the papers are rich in material on the Green Bay 
contingent\s operations therein. Colonel Boyd had had a 
wide experience (having been sent on two official trips to 
Europe), and his wife (Harriet Johnson) was a sister of Mrs. 
John Quincy Adams. There are in the collection several let- 
ters from the Adams family, and incidental material on other 
matters than those of the West. 

E. Miscellaneous Wisconsin Commissions. 1 vol. 

A small collection of commissions (French and English) 
granted to Wisconsin people — ranging from the British ap- 
pointment of Jacques Porlier to be a captain-lieutenant of the 
Montreal militia (September 8, 1791), to the commission of 
George Anderson to be postmaster at the City of the Four 
Lakes, Wisconsin (March 25, 1840), signed by Amos Kendall, 
postmaster general. 

F. Miscellaneous Mineral Point Papers. 1 vol. 

Consists of unclassified letters, accounts, commissions, 
legal aflfairs, broadsides, etc. (1825-49), collected by the late 
Cyrus Woodman of Mineral Point. 

G. Kemper Papers. 

The Society has received in trust for use under certain con- 
ditions— -one of them being that no person aside from the 
secretary and his staff may use tV\e p^i^ieTS >mV0cvo>3X ^\>nx«^ 


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Kemper (continued) — 

permission from the bishop of Milwaukee — the papers of 
Bishop Jackson Kemper. As early as 1812 Dr. Kemper be- 
came active in missionary work in the more newly settled 
portions of the country, working in western Pennsylvania and 
Virginia, and in eastern Ohio ; in 1835 he was chosen first mis- 
sionary bishop of the Protestant Episcopal Church. His field 
was the Northwest, from Indiana on the east to Kansas and 
Nebraska on the west. In 1854 he became bishop of Wis- 
consin ; but continued his missionary labors and journeys until 
his death in 1870. His papers consist of a large number of 
letters, diaries and journals, note books, memorandum books, 
letter books, and documents accumulated in connection with 
his work and the institutions with which he was actively con- 
nected. The papers form one of the most valuable collections 
in the possession of the library, giving as they do from the 
hand of an able observer, a view of conditions in the North- 
west for an extended period. The material is classified and 
arranged, but as yet unbound. 

H. Moses M. Strong Papers. About 230 vols. 

The Society has recently come into possession of the papers 
of the late Mos<s McCure Strong {1810-94) of Mineral Point, 
territorial surveyor, land agent for wealthy Eastern investors, 
lawyer. United States attorney for Wisconsin Territory, mem- 
ber of territorial council, fiscal agent of the Territory, a con- 
spicuous member of the constitutional convention of 1846, 
member of the state assembly, one of the projectors of the La 
Crosse & Milwaukee, the Mineral Point, and other railroads, 
and the author of History of Wisconsin Territory (Madison, 

The number of papers in this series is estimated at 35,000.. 
which w 11 fill about 230 volumies of the size adopted in our Li- 
brary as a standard. They comprise accounts, legal and bus- 
iness papers of all kinds, drafts of public papers, and letters. 
These latter are rendered doubly useful from- the fact that from 
i860 forward Stong regularly kept copies of his own letters; 

1 See biographical sketch of Strong In Wis. Hist. Soc. Proceedings, 
18B4. pp, 17-19. 


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unfortunately, these copies are not so frequent for the earlier an 
for the later years. The earliest date found in any document is 
1774; from about 1825, the sequence becomes continuous. 

The series begins with letters and papers written while Strong 
was still in X'ermont. They are valuable as show'ng the sur- 
roundings, education, and early interests of one of the most 
prominent of Wi'sconsin pioneers. From the time of his arrival 
in Wisconsin (1836) they cover every phase of his activity — a 
career wide and varied enough to touch all the economic, social, 
and political life of the Stat^ during the first half century of its 

A large mass of letters and papers concern lands, chiefly in the 
southwestern part of the statv and on the upper Wiscons'n, al- 
though many deal with lands in other sections. They illustrate 
very fully the history of land speculation, etc., in the early days 
of the State. With other papers which bear directly on the sub- 
ject, they also throw much light on early immigration and set- 
tlement. One interesting group is concerned with the land. 
speculation attendant on the location of the capital at Madison. 
Closely connected with lands is lead mining, in which Strong 
was always interested ; tho papers illustrate this subject on many 
sides, as is the case with all matters in Strong was ac- 
tively interested. In the same category is lumbering; there are 
a large number of papers on pine lands around Stevens Point 
and other places in the central and northern parts of the State. 
Those on Stevens Point throw much light on the earlier history 
of that city, as do the mining and land papers on the history 
of the lead region. 

Strong was also interested n several railroiil enterprises, 
either directly as an investor and manager, or indirectly as legal 
counsel ; and there are accordingly hundreds of papers on all 
branches of railroading. Together, they form a valuable con- 
tribution to the history of early railroading n the State, from 
the time the projects were first discus, ed until the roads were 
financed and built; and then upon their management and busi- 
ness. There are also some papers on canals. 

From territorial days and the first two decades of the State^ 
there are many political and semi-political letters. These illus- 
trate in various ways the political methods of the time, also cur- 
rent opinion on subjects of interest in State and national TjoUtvc^^ 


Wisconsin Historical Society [wi«. 

Strong (continued) — 

Some of these add directly to our knowledge of important events 
in the early history of Wisconsin. As examples, may be mcn- 
t oned a letter to Senator Dodge, giving Strong's account of the 
quarrel over appropriat'ors between Governor Doty and the 
legislature (1842), and other papers on the same episode; a 
considerable number of papers on the location of the state cap- 
ital at Madison and resulting questions ; while others deal with 
the task of working out a State constitution, and with popular 
views regarding it. In the later years of Strongs life, the 
political letters are few. 

There are also many legal papers, connected both with Strong's 
own business affairs and with those of his clients. They are 
such as would come from the office of any lawyer with a large 
and varied practice. Aside from the large groups of papers 
dealing with subjects above mentioned, there are many others 
touching upon less conspicuous, but no less interesting, sides of 
early life in Wisconsin. While the collection is of the utmost 
importance for the material which it contains on specific sub- 
jects, its greatest value is to be found in the fact that it fur- 
nishes a complete and intimate picture of the life of one of the 
most typical of the prominent men of early Wisconsin. 

J. Morgan L. Martin Papers. About 20 vols. 

A large number of papers emanating from the estate of the late 
Morgan Lewis Martin (1805-87) of Green Bay, one of the most 
active and distinguished of Wisconsin pioneers, are bound up in 
our series A. B, and C above. But in September, 1906, the 
Society came into possession of another, and we believe the final, 
consignment from th.s source, the existence of which had hereto- 
fore been unknown at the Library. These newly-discovered 
documents are so numerous and important in character, that as 
soon as practicable they will be arranged and bound in a dis- 
tinct series, and will probably fill 20 volumes. 

The range of dates is approximately 1826-80, and that of sub- 
jects about the same as series A, B, and C. There are numerous 
legal papers, including Martin's administration and settlement of 
estates in the lower valley of the Fox; documents connected 
with the fur-trade and Indian affairs in that district; further 


Keduced lacslmlle of Ms. map of Milwaukee 

Drawn by Morgan Lewis Martin in August, 18i!3. OriKinal in Wiscon- 
sin Mss., series J 

M88.] List of Manuscripts 

documentary history of the Fox-Wisconsin rivers improve- 
ment (see vols. 66-71 C above, w^hich also chiefly emanated 
from the Martin estate) ; land operations in the Fox River val- 
ley, but more especially Martin's extended business corres- 
pondence with Solomon Juneau — they were equally owners 
and founders of the city of Milwaukee ;^ Wisconsin military 
affairs in the War of Secession — Martin being an army pay- 
master ; and an extensive and intimate correspondence with 
prominent men in Wisconsin Territory and the early State — 
Doty, Strong, Dodge, Childs, and others. Martin was dele- 
gate in congress from W^isconsin Territory (1845-47), and pre- 
sented the bill enabling Wisconsin to form a State government 
(Jan. 13, 1846) ; he was also president of the State constitu- 
tional convention of 1847-48.- His letters and papers throw 
much light on these episodes. In his later years he was county 
judge of Brown county, and some of the documents are the 
outgrowth of this position. 

Connected with the series are numerous day books, journals, 
and ledgers kept by early Green Bay and DeP<Te merchants 
whose estates were evidently administered by Martin. These 
are of value as showing prices and character of goods, names of 
customers, and methods of doing business — occasionally the 
blank pages were utilized by their owners for weather records 
and personal diaries. 

K. Bliss Papers. 

Plat books, field notes, abstract books, indexes to registers 
of deeds, and similar material — equivalent to about 40 folio 
volumes, but as yet unbound — relating chiefly to La Crosse 
County and City: coming to the Library from the estate 
of H. J. Bliss, an early La Crosse surveyor. 

1 See axjcompanying "Map of Milwaukee drawn by M. L. Martin, Aug. 

2 See biographical sketch of Martin in Wis. Hist. Colls, xi, pp. 380- 
384, followed by his "Narrative," pp. 385-415. 


Wisconsin Historical Society [Misceii. 

English Manuscripts 

Phillipps Manuscripts. 70 vols. 

These were purchased by the Society in 1902 from the fa- 
mous collection of Sir Thomas Phillipps of Cheltenham. They 
bear on the economic, local, and family history of the western 
part of England in the latter part of the eighteenth century 
and the first half of the nineteenth. The material is valuable 
for genealogy as well as for local and economic history.^ 

List of Regiments. 10 vols. 

Returns (apparently official) of his majesty's forces for Jan- 
uary, August, November, 1766; July, 1767; February 1768; 
February, June, August, October, December, 1782. These are 
small volumes bound in full morocco, consisting of printed 
forms which are filled in with ink. Apparently they were for 
the use of an official in the war office, or some important mili- 
tary officer. The reports give analytical lists of regiments 
then in service in America and other parts of the empire. The 
volumes for 1782. coming at the close of the American Revo- 
lution, arc of particular interest for American history. 

1 See detailed description in Wis. Hist. Soc. ProceedingSy 1902, pp. 


Mssj List of Manuscripts 

Miscellaneous MSS. awaiting Arrangement 


A considerable number of sets of papers and manuscript 
books — to say nothing of hundreds of single papers — touch- 
ing the history of all parts of Wisconsin, and all sides of her 
varied social and economic life from the earliest days to the 
present, are stored in the vault awaiting arrangement and 
binding. They are, however, catalogued on cards. 

An important collection of account books of various dates 
forms a valuable portion of this material. Those of the Amer- 
ican Fur Company, and of Porlier, Grignon, and other fur- 
traders, belong of right to the bound volumes of manuscripts 
on the subject of the fur-trade, and will doubtless eventually 
be added thereto. Another scries consist of some of the earli- 
est account books of the Wisconsin Marine and Fire Insurance 
Company. Among others are the account books of Nathan 
Myrick of La Crosse (1841-47), and of Ebenezer Brigham 
of Blue Mounds (1828-36). The numerous ledgers, day- 
books, etc., of early merchants, are of considerable importance 
as material for economic and commercial history; see, for ex- 
ample, under series J, above. 

Of diaries and journals there are several, such as the memo- 
randum book of Judge Charles Reaume, a diary of Mathias 
Duerst of New Glarus, of David Giddings, and G. A. Jenkins, 
and a narrative based on the memoranda books of Garret 
Vliet. Among much other missionary material there are the 
' journals and letter books of Rev. Alfred Brunson, a pioneer 
Methodist circuit rider and Indian agent; and Rev. Cutting 
Marsh, representative of the American Board and of the Scot- 
tish S. P. C. K. 

Some material on the Indians exists aside from that in the 
bound volumes of manuscripts. This includes the ori^m^.l, oxv 

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Wisconsin (continued) — 

parchment, of the treaty made at Green Bay in 1821 between 
the Stockbridge and other tribes of Eastern Indians, and the 
Menominee and Wnnebago, and some other papers relating 
to their settlement in Wisconsin; also the orderly book for 
1834-36 of Lieut. H. O. Van Cleve at Fort Winnebago. We 
have, as well, the commission of Maj. John H. Rountree and 
the muster roll of his company in the Black Hawk War (1833). 

Bearing on internal improvements and similar subjects are: 
maps, plans, and papers of Joseph T. Dodge ; papers dealing 
with the building of plank roads ; papers from Dr. A. L. Bene- 
dict, relating to the improvement of Wisconsin harbors; field 
books and papers of Dr. Increase A. Lapham, early scientist 

The record books of numerous organizations that have been 
formed for various objects, throw light on many sides of 
social life. Among these are: papers and letters relating to 
the British Temperance Society and the settlement of Mazo 
manie; records and papers of the Workmen's Co-operative 
Society of Oshkosh; proceedings of the Wisconsin Pioneer 
Association (1856-57) ; records of the presbyteries of Dane 
(1852-70), Columbus (1856-70), Wisconsin River. (1870-81) » 
and those of the Mukwonago Anti-Slavery Society. 

Another group of papers deal with the political history ^^ 
the State. In addition to many single papers may be va^^' 
tioned the correspondence of Ellis Baker Usher, chairnfi^^ 
of the Democratic state central committee in the campaign ^ 
1888. There are also stored in the vaults several sealed bo^c^^ 
of documents left by prominent deceased political leaders of tX^^ 
State, which can not be opened until such time as presumat^*-^ 
all persons concerned in the correspondence have passed aW^-^ 
. — generally, specific future dates have been agreed upon 
the opening of the material to investigators. 


An interesting document is the MS. docket book of Jud^^^ 
J. D. Doty and David Irwin for the United States circuit cd^^'^ 
for Brown County (Aug. 13, 1822-Oct. 12, 1838). 

Naturally the papers which have been grouped under 
above heads contain much material on other subjects, 
raphy, for instance, would cut across them all. Eventual ^^' 
most of them will be classified, and bound into conveni*^^'^ 

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leazer Williams. 

"The lost Dauphin" is one of the picturesque characters of 
/isconsin history, and his connection with the migration of 
le New York Indians to Wisconsin relates him with events 
I real importance. In addition to numerous papers bearing 
pon him, and on the movement with which he was con- 
irned, in the bound volumes of Wisconsin Manuscripts listed 
)ove, some papers have come directly from his estate. These 
elude letters and other documents, two diaries (1834-36, 
i66-74), sermons, and vocabularies, etc., in the Oneida lan- 

eeds and transfers of land. 

Many documents of this description have accumulated in 
e vaults. In addition to those from Wisconsin, which are 
turally the most numerous, are deeds (many of them parch- 
ent) from Connecticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, New 
3rk, Pennsylvania, Maryland. Virginia, South Carolina, 
iorgia, Ohio, and Michigan. There are also several quaint 
reign deeds, the oldest of which is one from Germany (1447). 
lose deeds, aside from the information which they contain 
the history of landholding, often throw valuable light on 
"ial history and genealogy. 

estem history. 

\ number of unpublished addresses, etc., on various sub- 
ts of Western history, x:ontain useful material. Under the 
ne head may be mentioned some material accumulated in 
t present Editor's preparation of the Jesuit Relations, but 
t used. Some documents which have come to the Society 
m time to time, but are as yet unarranged, add bits here and 
-re to the enormous amount of material on Western history 
tich is to be found in the Draper collection. Among these 
:^uments is a journal (266 pp.) of the preliminary survey 
the Texas Pacific railroad, mad6 July, 1872, by J. G. Knapp, 
attache. The original register of baptisms and marriages 
the parish of Michillimackinac rests in the Catholic parish 
arch on that island, but the Society possesses a facsimile 
>y; the range is 1741-1821, and there is a preliminary ah- 
act extending- back to 1695. We possess 2\so, >iN\e, cffivciSaS. 


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Western History (continued) — 

transcript, made in ]\Iay, 1793, in the office of the superinte 
ent-general of Indian affairs at ^lontreal, of Indian treat 
speeches, etc.. from 1784 to 1701, concluded and made at v; 
ous points between the Ohio River and Quebec ; and a volu 
of transcripts (with translations) of documents from the Ca 
dian archives which are published in IVis. Hist. Colls., v. 

Houck transcripts of Spanish papers. 

Among Louisiana documents and those appertaining to 
Middle West in the Society's Library, are a collection of tra 
cripts and translations from the Houck transcripts, refer 
to in the Appendix in connection with the private library 
Mr. Louis Houck of Cape Girardeau, Mo. These docunie 
have been obtained by Mr. Houck, primarily for material 
a book on the history of Upper Louisiana, and through 
courtesy transcripts of those transcripts are now be 
placed in the Wisconsin Historical Library. While embi 
ing prmiiinontly the district known as Upper Louisiana, 
documents have much that is interesting and valuable c 
cerning Lower Louisiana, the Northwest Territory, the J 
souri River region, and even the Southwest. The geogra 
ical, social, economic, and political relations, as portra 
therein, combine to set forth the early history (1767-1805^ 
this middle portion of what is now the United States, 
three-cornered game of politics between Spain, France, 
England (at wdiich the youthful L^nited States became apla 
after 1T83), and wh'ch was definitely stopped by the purd 
of Louisiana by the United States (1803), can be studied 
these transcripts, which consist of official reports, superior 
ders from Spain, royal decrees, reports on the Indian trii 
mention of services, etc. ; and a variety of material on plans 
settlement, industrial beginnings, exploitation of new territ( 
the fur-trade, American and English aggressions. Spar 
colonial attempts on the previous French basis, and above 
the continually-expressed alarm of the Spaniards over 
movements of the Westward-pushing Americans. 

New England, Middle States, the South. 
While nothing like a coWeeliotv otv vW \vv%\.ots o^ ^^^ 

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states can be expected in the archives of a Society so far re- 
moved from the seaboard, and with a special field so distinct, 
yet a number of MSS. not without interest and value have been 
acquired by us at various times. From New England are" 
several account books of the eighteenth century — such as that 
of Nathan Bolles (Bowles), a merchant of Hartford, Conn. 
(1770-1806) — and some papers bearing on the India trade *n 
the early part of the nineteenth. The Middle States are repre- 
sented by Elias Boudinot's letter-book (1777-78), when com- 
missary-general of prisoners in the Revolutionary army; also 
V a small volume of miscellaneous New York manuscripts 
(1667-1778) — land patents and memoranda, notes of hand, legal 
papers, sheriff's writs, political letters, petitions, etc. Of note 
^n the history of the South, in addition to the Draper MSS., 
^re : an account book of Joseph Kershaw of Camden, S. C, for 
^he years 1774-75 ; several court warrants from Virginia in the 
Eighteenth century; a number of bills of sale of slaves; and 
^ Ms. book containing a list of the taxes on personal property 
in Norfolk, Va., for the year 1839. 

^ar of Secession. 

Under this head is a miscellaneous collection of documents, 
^uch as enlistment rolls, copies of military orders, muster rolls, 
Teports, commissions, etc. There are also a number of narra- 
tives of specific events and of regiments. Mention may be 
made of the papers of Brigade-Surgeon C. B. Chapman, of 
Madison, the letters and other material obtained by Rev. D. 
Love while writing his IVisconsin in the Rebellion (Chicago, 
1866), two diaries and other material from Gov. C. C. Wash- 
burn, the diaries of George Fairfield, and a copy of Secretary 
Stanton's memorandum to President Buchanan on United 
States property in South Carolina in 1860. In six large vol- 
umes are a record of persons liable for military duty in nearly 
all of the counties of Wisconsin ; and with them papers deal- 
ing with the draft. 

National affairs. 

Among documents dealing with national affairs may be 
mentioned the original letters of Grover Cleveland and 
Thomas A. Hendricks, accepting the uo\w\t\^.\.\otv^ iox ^\^iv- 

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National affairs (continued) — 

dent and vice-president in 1884; letters illustrating the Span- 
ish War; a contemporary copy, with autograph signatures, of 
President Dole's message to the senate of Hawaii, transmit- 
ting the treaty of political union with the United States in 
1897; and a copy in the original German of the journal of 
Captain Pausch, chief of the Hanau artillery during the Bur- 
goyne campaign, from which William L. Stone made his pub- 
lished translation. 


During the secretaryship of Dr. Draper, the Society gave 
much attention to the collection of autographs; as a result, 
we have several very valuable series. Most noteworthy are 
the two containing the autographs of the signers of the 
declaration of independence, and of the signers of the consti- 
tution; another interesting set is that of the presidents of the 
old congress. The Society also possesses the autographs 
of most of the presidents and vice-presidents of the United 
States, of many of the generals of the Revolutionary War, and 
of a large number of Kentucky pioneers. The Society has 
also received from many sources a large number of autographs 
of prominent men in America and Europe. Some of the let- 
ters in the autograph collection are of genuine historical in- 
terest — as illustration, a set of ten letters of Patrick Henry. 

Book of Hours. 

The only vellum manuscript book in the Society's possess- 
ion is a Book of Hours, It was written in the latter part of 
the fourteenth century, and is composed of 300 pages of cream- 
tinted vellum, with three full-page paintings, and fourteen 
full-page arabesques; bird, flower, and grotesque initials are 
freely interspersed. 



Descriptions of Adjacent Manuscript 


Adjacent Manuscript Collec- 


Marietta (Ohio) College Library 

Our manuscripts are for the most part stored in a fire-proof vault at 
one of the banks until such time as we shall be able to care for them 
on the college campus, which we hope is not far distant. 

We have the original surveys of the Ohio Company and the Journal 
of their proceedings; several of the journals of Gen. Rufus Putnam, in- 
cluding a very interesting autobiography in Journal form, compiled by 
him in later years, giving not only the story of his life during a con- 
siderable period, but some account of his family "tree." We have nine 
or ten bound volumes of manuscript letters, and a great mass of un- 
bound, unclassified letters. These are from more or less distinguish- 
ed men of our early times, such as Washington, Sargent, Knox, Picker- 
ing, Hull, Howe, Hamilton, and Gallatin. There are also a good many 
official documents, some of them very valuable. 

Historical and Philosophical Society of Ohio, Cincinnati 

Oran Follett Papers, containing about 200 letters written by Follett 
and responses thereto. Sketch of Follett's life; Follett's letters; po- 
litical letters and circulars to committees; letters addressed to Follett; 
Vance controversy, 1843-46; battle of New Orleans, by a Frenchman; 
battle of New Orleans, anonymous; New York politics of 1824; poli- 
tical songs, 1822, 1827, 1832; Folletfs certificate of election, and kin- 
dred papers; national loan of 1861; United States treasury, 1861. 

Aaron Torrence Papers. Fifty-seven boxes and 15 bound volumes 
of miscellaneous but highly important material. The Torrence fam- 

lAs reported to us by their custodians. 


Wisconsin Historical Society 

Ohio (continued) — 

ily were related to the Harrisons^ Wlhitemans, Irvins, and others prom- 
inent in the development of Cincinnati. Among those whose papers 
are included in the collection are President Harrison, Smith & Findlay 
(army sutlers), Anthony Wi^yne, General Findlay, and others con- 
cerned in frontier development at the close of the eighteenth and the 
beginning of the nineteenth centuries. The extent and variety of tne 
material — social, political, military, mercantile — strongly remind one 
of the famous Thomason Tracts in the British Museum. Twenty-nine 
boxes are devoted to miscellaneous letters; there is a box of miscella- 
neous manuscripts, numerous bills and receipts, printed circulars and 
handbills, legal documents, land contracts and entries, land certifi- 
cates of the John Cleves Symmes tract (1804), account book of re- 
ceiver's office at Cincinnati, army orders (1794-1820), militia orders, 
vouchers, returns, etc., Hamilton County (Ohio) plats, miscellaneoub^ 
account books, day books, ledgers, etc. 

The Robert Clarke Papers. Documents bearing date from 1777 to 
1809; history of Illinois Territory; evidence in Illinois Territory and 
War of 1812-15; documents relating to prices, 1779-1819; Filson Pa- 
pers; John Cleves Symmes and family, letters and documents; Short 
family; Ludlow family; miscellaneous legal documents; miscellaneous 
documents, mainly historical; miscellaneous letters; Cincinnati maps, 
early history, etc.; miscellaneous newspaper clippings; maps, certifi- 
cates, and commissions; Revolution, facsimiles and documents; news- 
papers; Kentucky broadsides; Lyman C. Draper's letters to R. B. 
McAfee; S. P. Hildreth's letters to R. Buchanan; Isaac Lea's letters to 
R. Buchanan; John Jay Smith's letters to same; "An Act," 1791; auto- 
graphs, and Cist's correspondence about them. 

John Sites Gano Papers. Papers relating to the army in the Revolu- 
tion, and War of 1812-15; maps of Detroit, 1792-1815; maps of south 
shore of Lake B3rie, 181G-17; Burr, Smith, and others; Deerfield, Ohio; 
clerkship of court; conveyances, bills, deeds, miscellaneous letters. 

William Cranch Papers. Containing letters from Abigail Adams, 
John Adams, Thomas B. Adams, Charles H. Appleton, Edward Pease 
Cranch, Richard Cranch Sr.., Richard Cranch Jr., William Cranch 
to T. B. Adams, William Cranch to William P. Ferrand, Nat. Nutting, 
Peter V. Daniel, G. Duval, John C. Fitzpatrick, James Greenleaf, John 
Hopkins, Hugh Nelson, Josiah F. Polk, Samuel Putnam, Josiah Quincy, 
J. J. Ricketts, James Smith, W. Thornton, Bush. Washington, and Noah 
Webster Jr.; letter book of William Cranch. Other documents, viz.; 
importation of slaves, newspaper clippings, legal documents, notices, 
and miscellanies. 


Adjacent MS. Collections 

Gallipolis, Ohio. General sketches of Gallipolls history; prospec-^ 
tus, maps, and "Avis;" agreements, transfers, etc.; French grant; 
French settlers; notices, deeds, contracts, and miscellaneous notes; 
numerous pamphlets. 

Timothy Walker Papers. Collection of letters from eminent men- 
and women, from 1825 to 1855; different miscellaneous papers. 

Lawler Family Papers. Public documents (wills, deeds, etc.) ; 
journal of Davis B. Lawler; Bryant letters; letters, etc. 

Susan Walker Papers. Manuscripts of South Carolina, 1862; Wash- 
ington, 1865-68; misecllaneous papers. 

Chalfant Papers. Journal; commission as chaplain; documents of 
Lpngview Asylum; newspaper clippings; deeds. 

Charles Scott Todd Papers. Correspondence — 73 letters addressed' 
to Charles Scott Todd, and 9 letters addressed to his father, Thomas 
Todd; miscellaneous letters. 

Pitcaim Letters, 1795-1821. Collection of letters from John Quincy^ 
Adams, Thomas B. Adams, Rufus King, Alexander Lameth, John Jay, 
R. R. Livingston, Charles C. Pinckney, and others; other documents. 

William (Stanley Hatch Papers. Map of vicinity of Fort Jefferson, 
near Ohio River; large collection of early deeds in Ohio; miscellaneous 
maps; letters to William Stanley Hatch; memoirs of the same; diary 
of a convert under Lorenzo Dow; several other diaries; orderly book 
of Captain Slough's Company, Legion V, March 1, 1793. 

The Society has also a large quantity of letters, deeds, and other 
original manuscripts not yet catalogued. 


'Old Northwest" Genealogical Society, Columbus, Ohio 

Journal of Rev. Timothy Cooley, on a missionary tour through the 
Western part of New York state in 1808. 

Journal of Mary Ferrison, begun in New Boston, N. H., in 1813, end- 
ing in Delaware Co., Ohio, in 1849. She came to Ohio in 1818. 

Letters and correspondence of Hon. James Kilboum (1802-55), in- 
cluding some letters from his son Byron Kilboum, and an early map 
of Milwaukee. 

Transcriptions of the records of the Episcopal churches in Granville 
and Marion, Ohio. (Soon to be published.) 

Some papers relative to a number of families of the name of Bald- 

A collection of transcriptions of various grave stones in Ohio. (To- 
be published from time to time, as needed in the Quarterly.) 

No efforts have been made to collect manuscripts, as at this time we- 
have no proper place to keep them. 


Wisconsin Historical Society 

Private Library of C. M. Burton, Detroit, Mich. 

The collection of manuscripts which I have picked up In the past 
thirty-five years is almost entirely of local interest. It consists of orig- 
inals and transcripts: letters, letter books, diaries, military order books, 
account books, Indian and French deeds and contracts, covering more 
than two centuries in the history of Michigan and the region of tne 
Great Lakes. 

The Cadillac Papers ( 1669-1745) „ are copied from the archives in 
Paris, and relate to affairs connected with the early history of De- 
troit — its establishment, struggles for existence, missions among the 
Indians, wars, and English troubles. These papers are now being pub- 
lished in the Michigan Pioneer and Historical Society Collections, vols. 
33, 34. 

The Montreal Papers which are copied from notarial records in 
Montreal from 1G82-1804, are accounts of agreements made with sol- 
diers, interpreters, traders, and merchants to go into the land of the 
Indian, establishing trading posts and missions, .strengthening those al- 
ready there, and later representing trading firms of Montreal in 
Detroit. Some of these papers relate to Cadillac. 

Next in importance and historical sequence are copies of the records 
of St. Anne's Roman Catholic church, the first mission established in 
Detroit, and still in existence; and of the church of the Assumption, a 
Huron mission established on the Canadian side of the Detroit River. 
These records cover the period from 1704 to 1842, giving dates of bap- 
tism, marriage, and burial of French Catholics and converted Indians, 
and comprise twenty volumes of manuscript. 

Following these come the original letters, papers, etc., belonging to 
several of the oldest French and English families in this part of the 
country. Among these are the Askin Papers, containing the corre- 
spondence of two generations, fur-trade accounts, Indian troubles, and 
land dealings. John Askin was a merchant and fur-trader of S^indwieh 
township, Ontario, Upper Canada. He served in the British army, but 
was retired when the War of 1812-15 broke out. However, he proudly 
boasts in' one of his letters that he has "four sons, ten grandsons and 
three sons-in-law in actual service," but he does not say that some of 
them were on the American side.. He married into one of the old 
French families at Detroit, and his papers and diaries give a curious 
picture of French, English, and American Interests from the standpoint 
of a British subject. Alexander Henry, the explorer, was a personal 
friend, and they carried on a lively correspondence. Askin was closely 
related, in real estate affairs, with Isaac Todd and James McGill, 


Adjacent MS. Collections 

founder of McGill Univerisity, Montreal. Many prominent names ap- 
pear in this collection — Arent iSchuyler De Peyster, Jonathan Schiefifer- ^ 
lin, William' Dummer Powell, George Washington, Arthur St. Clair, 
James Wilkinson, William H. Harrison, Joseph Brant (Indian chief) ^ 
and Movarian missionaries Zeisberger and Heckewelder. There is- 
a good deal also in the Askin papers about the British frontier forts 
in the Miami country. 

The Williams papers contain interesting material on the War of 
1812-15 and Black Hawk War (1832), both of which, together with the 
Askin papers on the War of 1812-15, have be^en published in the MichU 
gan Pioneer Collections. John R. Williams was born in Detroit, 1782, 
and died in 1854. He prepared the first charter of Detroit, and was 
its first mayor. He was interested in military affairs, real estate, and 
trade, and held a social position among the first families. His papers 
are valuable in connection with the industrial and social growth of 
Detroit, and among them are found such interesting names as Lewia 
Cass, Charles J. Lanman, Charles Lamed, Judge James and B. F. H. 
Witherell, Abraham Edwards, Austin B. Wing, Gabriel Richard, Henry 
Rowe Schoolcraft, Solomon Van Rensselaer, and Blias Boudinot. 

The Woodbridge papers are the letters, law briefs, account books» 
etc., of William Woodbridge, the governor of Michigan in 1840-41. They 
extend through his college days at Litchfield, Conn., his law career in 
Ohio (where he was admitted to the bar in 180G), his appointment as 
secretary of Michigan Territory in 1814, up to the time of his death 
in 18G1. He married Juliana Trumbull, daughter of Judge Jonathan 
Trumbull of Connecticut, author of McFingal: and a number of Trum- 
bull's papers and unpublished poems are' also found in this collection. 
Woodbridge's accounts, kept while collector of customs, and his papers 
while he was superintendent of Indian affairs, are of interest and 
value to the student of the political growth of Michigan. His close 
association with Lewis Cass is shown by their extensive correspon- 
dence. Among these papers are found some of the most interesting 
letters in the whole collection— from William Hull, Return J. Meigs (of 
the War of 1812-15), James Madison, James Monroe, John Adams, 
John Quincy Adams, Gabriel Duval, Saml. P. Hildreth, Albert Gallatin,. 
Gen. Nathaniel Greene, Harman Blennerhasset, and many others. 

The papers of James Abbot, Detroit's first postmaster, of Ferdinand 
C. Rivard, and of Dennis and Theodore Campeau, and a few scattered 
Beaubien, Godfrey, Piquette, and Bissell papers, give an interesting 
picture of the old French families and church. 

A collection mostly of law briefs is that of Halmer H. RmmoxiL^ ^^<3l 
his partners — A. Emmons, James A. Van T>y\Le, «JSi^ '©o^xifc'Lftx ^^Aax^e^%- 

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Wisconsin Historical Society 

Burton (continued) — 

ton. Emmons practiced law in Detroit from 1840-77, and in 1870 
was appointed judge of the U. S. circuit court of Michigan. He was 
.attorney for several railroads and settled a number of interesting real 
estate questions. These papers are of interest in studying the political 
questions of that period of Michigan history. 

" The papers of Senator Jacob M. Howard, who took an active pa^-t 
in the "Toledo War," and of Ross Wilkins, federal judge of Michigan 
Territory, are full of social and political interest between the dates 

A copy of the records of the supreme court of Michigan Territory, 
1805-14; the "Minutes of the Meeting of the Board of Trustees of the 
corporation of the Town of Detroit, 1803-1804," in the quaint hand of 
Peter Audrain, clerk of the territorial supreme court; and copies of the 
"Laws and Papers and Records of the Territory Northwest of the Ohio 
River from 1790 to 1813," the originals of which are in Washington, 
D. C. — all these are of great value in the study of the early political 
-situation in the Northwest. / 

Besides these documents of purely local interest, I have original 
letters from Gen. Wayne and Gen. Wilkinson to Quartermaster-Gen- 
eral John Wilkins (179G-98), which will soon be published in the 
Michigan Pioneer Collections ; a copy of the orderly books of Anthony 
Wayne and Gen. James Wilkinson (1792-97) ; Brig.-Gen. Winchester's 
.original general order book in the War of 1812-15 (Sept. 12, 1812-Jan. 
11, 1813), printed in the Michigan Pioneer Collections; the orignal gen- 
jeral order book kept by Adj.-Gen. Ed. Baynes, a British ofllcer in the 
War of 1812-15, at Quebec, Fort George, and Chambly; the original 
order book of Col. Prince in the "Patriot War of 1837;*' copies of the 
life and letters of Jacob B. Varnum, nephew of James M. Vamum; a 
-copy of "An account of the Catholic Church in the diocese of the United 
States by the Rev. J. Dilhet of Baltimore, 1807;" and the private corre- 
ispondence of Gen. Richard Butler, up to his death at St. Clair's de* 
feat — coming to me from a Wyandot chief. 

In addition to these documents and also of great historic value, I 
have a large collection of photographs and negatives to the number of 
several thousand, of citizens of Detroit and of the state of Michigan, 
And of places in and about Detroit, extending over a period as far back 
AS the advent of photography and down to the present. 

The library and these collections are open to all students. 


Adjacent MS. Collections 

Chicago Historical Society 


John Armstrong. Letters to James Madison (1804-14), 1 vol. 

Gen. Henry Dearborn. Original drafts of orders and letters in the 
War of 1812-15, and copies of several hundred letters in the War De- 
partment relative to Same. 

Capt. Alfred C. Hills. Fifteen months in the Army of the Potomac, 
and miscellaneous papers. 

Joseph Jones. Letters to James Madison (1780-1804), 1 vol. 

James Madison. Papers (1778-1837), consisting of some 1,400 letters, 
■8 vols. 

James Knox Polk. Papers (1826-48), and Diary (1845-49), 24 vols. 

John Policy. Orderly book (May 12-Dec. 22, 1775). 

Edmund Randolph. Letters to James Madison (1781-90), 1 vol. 

Edward Stabler. Letters, documents, etc., relative to history of 
patents on reaping machinery, 1 vol. 

Capt. Ebenezer Wakefield. Statement relative to campaign of 1777. 

James Wilkinson. Papers (1779-1823), containing besides letters of 
Wilkinson, those of Thomas Jefferson, Henry Knox, Oliver Wolcott, 
Timothy Pickering, Henry Dearborn, W. C. C. Claiborne, Marquis of 
Caso Calvo, Morales, John Hamtramck, and many others; some relat- 
ing to Wayne's campaign, also to Aaron Burr. 

Illinois and Old Northwest Territory 

Henry Asbury. Papers (1844-70) relating to Mormons In Illinois, 
War of Secession, and politics. 

Consul Willshire Butterfield. The West in the Revolution, 2 vols. 

John Calhoun. Account books of his printing business, Chicago 
(1831-36), 3 vols. 

Baptist Theological Union, Chicago. Records (1861-65), 1 vol. 

City National Bank, Chicago. Signature book. 

Chicago Collections. These papers consist of addresses delivered 
before the Society, and letters and reminiscences of early times in 
Chicago, written by pioneer citizens; in 20 ms. boxes. 

Old Settlers Society, Chicago. Record book (1855), containing sig- 
natures of first settlers of Chicago (1826-55), 1 vol. 

Old Tippecanoe Club, Chicago. Memorial book (1836). 

Philosophical Society of Chicago. Record book (1875-76). 

Cook County National Bank. Signature book. 

Zebina Eastman. Ledgers, etc., used In his newspaper business 
(1843-58); papers (1818-93), 2 vols. These refer to slavery, etc., In 


Wisconsin Historical Society 

Chicago (continued) — 

Ninian Edwards. Papers (1800-30), consisting of documents and 
correspondence with prominent men of his day, among them Albert 
Gallatin, Benjamin Howard, Shadrach Bond, Daniel P. Cook, Thamas 
H. Benton, John Reynolds, Jesse B. Thomas, John Pope, John U. 
Calhoun, John McLean, Sidney Breese, Elias Kent Kane, and many 
others. A selection from these letters has been published in volume 
iii of the Society's Collections. 

George Flower. History of the English Settlement in Edwards. 
County, Illinois (1817). Published as vol. i of Society's Collections. 

Fort Dearborn. Hospital department — medical prescription-book 
(1832-36). The above, which is the record of doses prescribed for the 
soldiers by Dr. Philip Maxwell, contains also a history of the 25tk 
U. S. Infantry in the War of 1812-15, written by a surviving soldier 
of that regiment at Fort Howard, Green Bay, Wis. 

Joseph Gillespie. Papers (1770-1877) relative to Illinois. 

Hugh Heward. Journal of a voyage made to the Illinois country^ 

Holmes & Son, Chicago. Cash book and ledger (18G0-61), 2 vols. 

Edward Clarence Hubbard. Papers (1859-C8) — Civil War corres- 
pondence relative to movement of 13th Illinois Regiment. 

Gurdon S. Hubbard. Cash books, Chicago (1853-G5). 

Illinois and Michigan Canal. Letter books, annual reports, proceea- 
ings, etc. (1843-71), 20 vols.; records (1843-70); book of specimen, 
bonds and scrip (1837), etc. 

Early Citizens of Illinois. A collection of papers consisting of lists 
of heads of families in Kaskaskia, Cahokia, Prairie du Pont, Prairie 
du Rocher, and St. Philip, before 1783; rolls of militia, etc. (1779-97;. 

Illinois in the Civil War. Records of Illinois regiments (1861-64;,. 
1 vol. 

William Johnston. Notes of a tour from Fort Wayne to Fort Dear- 
born (Chicago) in June, 1809. 

Gabriel Jones. Papers (178G-1857), relating to Virginia, Kentucky,, 
and Illinois. 

Elias Kent Kane. Papers (1771-1834) relative to Illinois, 2 vols. 

Kaskasia, Illinois. Journal of transactions of unknown party in 
general merchandise business (1816-18), 1 vol. 

Kaskaskia, Parish of the Conception of Our Lady. Extracts (tran- 
scripts) from registers of births, marriages, and deaths (1695-1834), 
1 vol. 

John Kinzie. Complete transcript of all names in his four account: 
books— St Joseph, Mich. (1803-04), Chicago (1804-22). 


Adjacent MS. Collections 

John H. Kinzie. Vocabulary and grammar of the Winnebago lan- 
guage ("Prairie des Chiens, January 1, 1826"), 1 vol. 

Leavitt Family. Genealogy, 12 vols. 

Mason Collection. French manuscripts (transcripts) purchased by 
Edward G. Mason for the Society, consisting of documents signed by 
sovereigns and statesmen of France, by governors of Canada, and ex- 
plorers of the Illinois country; among these Louis XIH, Richelieu, 
Allouez, JoUiet, La Salle, and Tonty. 

M6nard & Vall6. Ledger of transactions in the Indian trade at Ste. 
Genevieve (1817-27). The above are Pierre M6nard and Frangois 
Vall6. Many names of early settlers, as well as Indians, in Illinois 
and Missouri are mentioned. 

Pierre M6nard (17CC-1844). Papers (1848-74), consisting of docu- 
ments and letters, public and private, relative to life in Illinois, In- 
diana, and Missouri. A small selection of these were published in 
vol. i of the Society's Collections. 

Mormons in Illinois. Papers of John A. Prickett, N. W. Bliss, and 
others relative to Mormon troubles (1840-48). 

Henry Neville. Papers (1770-1870), early Illinois and Indiana; War 
of Secession, etc. 

Otto L. Schmidt Collection. Manuscripts (transcripts) illustrative 
of the French regime in America (U'^5 1811), 20G in 2 vols. 

Parish of St. Anne du Fort Chartres, 111. Registers of births and 
marriages (1721-G5) copied and indexed by Oscar W. Collet, 1 vol. 

Henry Tanner. Martyrdom of Lovejoy, 1 vol. 

John Todd. Record book (1778-88), as lieutenant or commandant 
of Illinois County, with his appointment to this post signed by Pat- 
rick Henry. Published in vol. iv of tlia Sociatys Cnlections. 

Young Men's Christian Association. Signature books (1875-8G), 8 

Bryant & Stratton's Mercantile College. Journal, 1857 58. 

In addition to the above mentioned collections, the Society pos- 
sesses about 14,000 miscellaneous manuscripts, mainly relative to 
Illinois and the Old Northwest Territory, in 72 vols. 

Chicago Public Library 

Eilihu B. Washburne Papers. Letter-press copy-book (54 volumes, 
in excellent preservation and neatly bound), covering the period that 
Mr. Washburne was American minister at Pkris. The volumes of es- 
pecial interest are, of course, those contalTiing \i\^ o^<i\a\ ^\!^^ ^xV 

(9) [129] 

Wisconsin Historical Society 

Chicago P. L. (continued) — 

vate correspondence during the Franco-Prussian War (1870-71). 
There are copies of his correspondence with the military authorities 
during the siege, letters to the French government, and the story of 
his efforts to save the life of Archbishop Darboy; also his own diary 
during the siege. These volumes are a mine of information for the 
historian of that period. 

Newberry Library, Chicago 

The library has many Arabic, Armenian, Chinese, Dutch, English, 
French, Hebrew, Italian, Latin, Sanskrit, Spanish, and Turkish manu- 
scripts, both texts and charts, of the 15th and ICth centuries, and a 
considerable collection of facsimiles of classical and other manu- 
scripts, as well as numerous parchment missals of the 13th to the 
18th centuries (inclusive) ; but it possesses no American history ma- 
terial of this character. 

Private Library of Edward E. Ayer, Chicago 

The library of Mr. Ayer contains about a thousand manuscripts — 
documents, letters, reports, relations, autographs, etc. — relating to the 
early history of North America; the Indians, their manners and cus- 
toms, history, wars, missions, captivities, and languages; and to the 
Philippine Islands. It is impracticable to list them all Here; passing 
by those (many of them of much importance) on Mexico, the West 
Indies, Indian languages, and the Philippines, the following are se- 
lected as of immediate interest to students of the history of the United 
States and Canada: 

The Sonthicest. including Sonera, Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, and 


Zarate Salmeron, G. de. Relaciones de todos las cosas que en el 

Nueva Mexico se han visto y sabidos. . . .1538-1G2C. 1C29. 127 

Ascension, A. de la. Relacion de la jornado hizo el General Sebastian 

Vizcaino al descubrimiento de las Californias 1602. 246 p. 

Carbonell, Tsteban. Relacion del viaje de la California hecho por el 

Cappn Francisco '^ Horttega. . . .1C32. 15 p. 

Adjacent MS. Collections 

Correa, Bias. Racones que ser representan la conquista espiritual 

de Callfornias Mexico: 1649. 3 Ivs. 

Luzemillo y Torres, F. de. Relacion del viaje hecho d la California. 

1668. 12 p. 
Gordon, William. Historia de las misiones Jesuitas en la California 

baja desde su establecimiento hasta 1737. La Paz: 1734 - San- 

mgc: WST. 187 Ivs. S** 
Garces, Francisco. Varias cartas sobre el mision d, Sonora. 17C8-69. 

5 Iv? 
Galvez, Jose de. Informe sobre el estado de Mexico, California, 

Sonora 1768-78. 74 Ivs. 

Dlario de expedicion & California de D. Joseph de Galvez en 1769. 

19 Ivs. 
Beleiia, Eusebio Ventura. Informe .... descripcion de Sonora y 

Cinaloa. 1770. 21 Ivs. 
Costanso, M. Misiones de Monterey en California. 1772. 4 Ivs. 
Reyes, A. M. de los. Breve descripcion y relacion de Sonora. Mex- 
ico: 1772. 9 Ivs. 
Anza, Juan Bautista de. Dlario de la ruta y operaciones. . . .de abrir 

comunicacion desda Provincia k California. .. .1773. 25 Ivs. 
Neve, Felipe de. Noticias sobre las misiones de Calirornia. Mexico: 

1774. 3 Ivs. 

Velez de Escalante, Sylvester de. Carta sobre las misiones de Sonora. 

1775. 5 Ivs. Copy. 

Carta sobre descubrimiento de camino del Nueva Mexico a 

Monterey. 177G. 2 Ivs. 

Derrotero y dlario. 177G-77. 35 Ivs. 

Informe sobre las misiones escrito al Padre Morfl. 1779? 8 


Miera y Pacheco, B. de. Carta y memorial al Rey de Espana, sobre 

las misiones Chihuahua. 1777, 5 Ivs 
Documentos para la historia eclesiastica y civil de Tejas. 1689- 

1779. 2 vols. f°. Modern copies. 
Morfi, Juan Agustin. Informe sobre el viaje de los PP. Dominguez 

y Escalante a California. 8 Ivs. 

Diario k las mi:iones de Texas y Nueva Mexico en 1777. 290 


Noticia sobre el Parrall. 1778. 7 Ivs. 

Vildosola, J. A. de. Diario de la expedicion Nueva Mexico & 

Sonora. 1780. 17 Ivs. 
Informe sobre Sonora y sus misiones. 76 Ivs. 


Wisconsin Historical Society 

Ayer (continued) — 

Garcia de Leon y Pizarro, J. Compendio historico y cronologico que 
demuestra el descubrimiento del Mar del Sur y de las Californias. 
1796. 344 p. 

Compendio historico de las navegaciones sobre las costas septen- 

trionales de las Californias Mexico: 1799. 406 p. 

Clavigero. F. X. Historia de la Antigua o Baja California. 

New France, etc. 

Montmagny, Charles Jacques Hualt de. Acte de la prise de possession 

de risle d'Orleans pr6s de Quebec, par le gouveneur de la Nou- 

vt"e France Quebec: 16S8. 2p. 
Le Moyne, Simon. Lettre & Monsieur le Cure de St. Martin, Beauvais. 

De ntr. Hesidce. de la Conception avec Hurons. ce 25 May, 1C39. 1 

p. Address. 
Avaugour, Dubois d' Baron. Memoire sur le colonie de Quebec. 

Plaisance^ Gasp€ et Cape Breton. 1663. 6 p. Map of Quebec. 

Copied by M. Margry. 

Lauzon, Charles de, Seigneur de Charny. Donation faite d, la m^re 

Marie de Saint Bonaventure de Jesus et & la m6re Marie de la 

Nativity toutes deux depositaires du bien des pauvres. .. .Quebec 
le 31 Juillet, 1GG5. 2 p. (Also signed by Jacques de la Metairie.) 

Bourdon, Jean Frangois. Sr. de Dombourg. Aveu et denombrement 
fl'i f ef et "feigneurie de Domtourg. Quebec: 1668. 19 p. 

Donation aux Recollets de Quebec, faite par M. de Lotbini^re, pro- 
cureur general du Roi en la Nouvelle Frange, d'une terre portant 
le nom de terre des Recollets laquelle lui avait 6t6 concedes par 
le Baron d'Avaugour. Quebec: 1G70, 2 p. (Signed by Courcelles, 
Lotbiniere and others). 

Dablon, Claude. S. J. Des missions Iroquoises en I'ann^e 1C76. 32 

Tonty, Henry de. Engagement pardevant Pierre Duquet, notaire, de 
deux coureurs de bois, Jacques Nepveu et Ant. Madry, & Henry de 
Tonty de monter aux Fort St. I-.ouis incessament pour y faire la 
traits avec les sauvages. Quebec, 27 settembre, 1684. 2 p. 

La Salle, Nicholas de. Relation de la d6couverte que Mr. de la Salle 
a faite de la Riuiere de Mississipi en 1G82 et aussi de son voy- 
age de France dans le Golfe Mexique en 1684. Copy. 36 p. 

Perrault, Hyacinthe. Protestation des RR. PP. Recolletz de la prov- 
ince de Quebec, contre Mgr. de Quebec qui avait ordonnd la fer- 
meture de leur convent de Montreal. Quebec, 6 de Juillet, 1694. 
^ p. 5^ 


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Memoire par report au traitt6 de la paix generale concernant les 
colonies, la navigation, et le commerce d, Mrs. les Commlssaires 
Flenipotintiares du Roy & Riswick. 47 p. 

Proc€ s-verbal d'assembl^e des trois estats, habitans de ce pays, que 
depute MM. d'Auteuil, Juchereau et Pacaud pour aller en France 
faire regler les contestations qui sont entre le Sieur de Vlllebols 
et les habitans de ce pays; former une campagnie qui se charge 
de la recepte des castors. Quebec: 1699. 2 p. 

Raudot, Jacques. Memoire sur les affaires presentes du Canada, et 
r^tablissement du Cap Breton. Quebec: 1708. 73 p. Copy. 

Memoire pour jetter les premiers fondements de rfitablisse- 

ment propose dans I'lsle du Cap. Breton. Quebec: 1708. 44 p. 

Memoire Eur I'establissement du Cap. Breton. Quebec: 1710. 

IC p. (Copy.) 

Reports, letters, instructions, and political papers relating largely to 

Nova Scotia and the West Indies. 1717-22. 415 Ivs. 
Bermen de la MartiniSre, Claude. Sept pi^es concernant. .. .Quebec: 

1717-2G. 58 p. 
La Mothe Cadillac, Antoine de. Relation du 1718. Ill p. 24*». 2 

Gannes, — de. Memoire concernant le pay de Illinois. 1721. 99 p. 

Franquet, Sieur. Voyages de a I'lsle Royale et St. Jean en 1751, 

et du Canada, 1752. Louisbourg & Quebec: 1752. 153 p. Copy. 
Lisle, G. de Conjecture sur I'existence d'une mer dans la partie 

occidentale du Canada et du Miesissipi. 17 p. Copy. 

Louisiana, etc. 

Iberville, Pierre Le Moyne, Sieur d*. Lettre 6crite de Rochefort, en 
Juillet, 1C99, a son retour de I'expedition & I'embouchure du Mis- 
sissipi. Et autre documents relative d, la Louisiane. Copies. 
179 Ivs. 12°. 

Penicaut, Andr6. Relation ou annalle de ce qui se'st pass6 dans le 
pays de la Louisiane 1699-1721. Copy. 195 Ivs. 8**. 

Beranger, — . Memoire des connoissances de la Louisiane, qu'll a 

fait depuis la d6couverte de feu M. d'lberville en 1697: jusqu'en 
1722 Copy. 58 p. 

Derbanne, — . Relation du poste de Natchitochez, 12 Juin, 1724. Copy. 
10 p. 

Roussel, — . Journal du voyage k la Louisiane 1718. Cq^y* 

56 p. 


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Ayer (continued) — 

Butel Dumont, G. M. M6moire de L. D. officier Ingjenieur, concernant 
. . . . Louisiane 453 p. 8°. 


Siguenza y Gongora, C. de. Floride, Mobile et Fleuve Colbert. . . .San 

Juan de Ulua: 1693. 52 p. 
Le Maire, M. Copie d'une lettre 6critte d. Pensacola le 15 Janvier, 

1714, par M. le Maire, missionaire dans ce pays. 4C p. 


Chastellux, Frangois Jean, Marquis de. Voyage de Williamsburg en 
Virginie S. Charlotteville, Natural Bridge, Petersburg, Rich- 
mond, etc. 1782. 152 p. 8°. 

Account of the Indians in Virginia and of some remarkable things in 
that country. 1689. 45 p. 

New England 

The manuscripts on New England consist mostly of letters, with some 
documents, relating largely to the Indians and the early Indian 
wars, etc. Among others: Roger Ludlow, 1639; Ferdinando 
Gorges, 1670; Richard Waldron, 1C75; Benjamin Church, procla- 
mation to the soldiers. Boston, July 14, 1696; Eleazer Melvin. 
Account of the "Great fight at Pequaket," May 8, 1725; Report of 
the Lords of Trade on the separation of Massachusetts and New 
Hampshire; also a number of letters relating to the boundary be- 
tween Massachusetts and New Hampshire by Theodore Atkinson, 
Jonathan Belcher, Benning Wentworth, Andrew Wiggin, and John 
Thomlinson, etc. A declaration of war against the Cape Sable 
and St. John's Indians, signed by William Shirley, Boston, Oct. 
19, 1744; Sir Francis Bernard to the Gentlemen of the Council, in 
regard to taking proper measures for defending the settlers 
against the Indians, Concord, June 5, 17C4; Rev. John Sergeant 
to Rev. Stephen Williams, giving an account of the Indian mis- 
sions, Housatunnuk, May 14, 1730; and a letter from James 
Dean to Rev. Stephen Williams, with information about Bis sister 
Eunice Williams, Dartmouth College, Nov. 12, 1774. 

New York 

On New York and the Iroquois Indians there are letters and docu- 
ments by George Clinton, Cadwallader Golden, George Croghan, 
Sir Wnu&m Johnson, and others; 3o\iti "i^onoii ^TftYonltLhokara- 


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wen). A collection of letters (1805-10), 147 p., by Thomas Eddy. 
Diary of one of the commissioners appointed (1810) to examine 
the internal navigation of the westerly parts of New Yorlc, 130 
p.; also a number of treaties between the Oneida Indians and the 
state of New York (1788-1811). 



The various French and Indian wars and the Revolution are repre- 
sented by such names as William Dummer, Gurdon Salstonstall, 
William Shirley, George Clinton, Benning Wentworth, Robert 
Dinwiddle, Benjamin Franklin, Jeffrey Amherst, Thomas Gage, 
Sir William Johnson, William Leslye, George Btherington, Arent 
Schulyer De Peyster, Gozen Van Schaick, Marinus Willett, James 
Wilkinson, Anthony Wayne; also including the journal of the 
captivity of Captain William Pote (1745-47). 

In the West there are documents signed by Daniel Boone, Simon 
Kenton, John Sevier, etc.; licenses to trade with the Indians 
issued to Augustin Grignon and others; and numerous letters re- 
lating to the fur-trade and the American Fur Company. In the 
Far West the journal of Joseph Whitehouse of the Lewis and 
Clark expedition, commencing May 14, 1804, 146 leaves. 

On the Cherokee and Creek Indians there is an account of an embassy 
to the Cherokee by Sir Alexander Cuming, 59 p.; "A sketch of the 
Creek country in the years 1798 & 1799," by Benjamin Hawkins^- 
2 copies, one made by Col. Andrew Pickens Jr., in 1802, and the 
other by John Howard Payne in 1835; letters and talks to the In- 
dians by William H. Drayton, George Galphin, James Seagrove, 
etc.; and a collection of manuscripts relating principally to the 
Cherokee, by John Howard Payne (1835,42), in 14 vols.. Includ- 
ing besides Payne's own work and the copies which he had made, 
autograph letters and sketches by John Ross, John Ridge, 
Gov. George R. Gilmer of Georgia, Elizur Butler, Lucy A. Butler, 
Daniel Sabin Butrick, H. G Clauder, William Byrd Powell, George 
Troost, Jesse Mercer, Elvan Jones, Charles R. Hicks, J. P. Evans, 
James J. Trott, William Turner, and A. E. Blunt. 

Library of the University of Illinois, Urbana 

There are temporarily housed here the following records: 
1. The Kaskaskia records, about 3,500 manuscripts belonging to 
Randolph County, Illinois. These are depoaVle^ Vu \Xvft ^^VccvsNX. e^<Kt>^^ 


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Illinois (continued) — 

office at Chester, Randolph County, and are temporarily at the Univer- 
sity of Illinois Library for examination by Prof. C. W. Alvord of our 
department of history, and will remain here for at least two years. 

2. The Cahokia records — five record books belonging to St. Clair 
County, Illinois, deposited in the circuit clerk's office at Belleville, 
St. Clair County. These also are temporarily here for examination, 
and will remain until the fall of 190C. 

3. The Pierre M6nard letters (business and private), about 2,00i 
in number, given recently by the grandson of Pierre Menard to the 
Illinois State Historical Library at Springfield, where they will ulti- 
mately be deposited. They will remain temporarily here until they 
are examined, about three or four years hence. 

Minnesota Historical Society, St. Paul 

Among the many manuscripts that have been collected by this So- 
ciety, relating to American history and especially that of Minnesota, 
the following seem worthy of particular mention: 

A letter »y G.or^'e vVishington ("12th of August, 1754"), on mili- 
tary movements against French and Indians; on reverse side, Wash- 
ington's written memoranda of falls and rapids of Potomac River, 
with rccommeniaticns for improvement of its navigation. 

Letters (320 in number, in four bound volumes, indexed) received 
by Maj. Lawrence Taliaferro (1813-40) from Gen. Zachary Taylor, 
Gen. Lewis Cass, J. N. Nicollet, Gen. Winfield Scott, Col. Josiah Snell- 
ing, and others. Taliaferro (bom in Whitehall, Va., February 28, 
1794, died in Bedford, Pa., January 22, 1871) was Indian agent at St. 
Peter's (afterwards Mendota, opposite to Fort Snelling), holding until 
1840. He became United States military storekeeper at Bedford, Pa., 
in 1857. 

Journal of Maj. Stephen H. Long (April 30-Oct. 27. 1823), during his 
expedition from Philadelphia to the upper Mississippi and Minnesota 
rivers, the Red River of the North, and Lake Winnipeg, returning by 
way of Lake of the Woods, Rainy Lake, and Lake Superior. This 
journal, including many sketch maps, is contained in three small note- 
books, each of about 180 pages. It was consulted by Prof. William H. 
Keating in preparing the Narrative of this expedition, published in 
1825; but the exact text of the journal was not considerably quoted* 
and it seems worthy of full publication. 

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Letters and papers ot Gen. Henry H. Sibley (1834-91). More than 
3,000 letters received by him are arranged chronologically and alpha- 
betically in thirteen letter-file boxes. Copies of about 1,500 letters 
written by him (1849-55), are preserved in four copying books. The 
collection also includes many miscellaneous business and state 
papers. Sibley was born in Detroit, February 20, 1811; came to Min- 
nesota as a partner of the American Fur Company in 1834; was dele- 
gate to congress from Minnesota Territory (1849-53), and was first 
governor of the state (1858-CO). He was commander of the volun- 
teer troops who suppressed the Sioux outbreak in August and Septem* 
ber, 18-62; and in 18C3 led a campaign against these Indians in Dakota. 

History of the life of Charles Larpenteur, with many Interesting 
stories, written by himself after a residence of forty years in the In- 
dian country; also his views on Indian affairs, and suggestions for 
their government. (Written in 1870-72, published by Francis P. Har- 
per, New York, 1898, edited with notes by Dr. Eliott Coues, in two vol- 
umes entitled Forty years a Fur Trader on the Upper Missouri, the 
Personal Narrative of Charles Larpenteur, ]83:i-1872.) This original 
manuscript, 18G folio pages, bound, was presented to the Society (1901) 
by the author's nephew, August L. Larpenteur of St. Paul. A copy 
from it, with much annotation by Dr. Coues, was used in the publica- 
tion. Other manuscript books of Charles Larpenteur were also pre- 
sented to the Society by the same donor, as follows: Original journal 
at Fort Union, 1834-37 (examined and annotated by Coues) ; journal, 
March 26, 1864-August 6, 1866; cash book, 1869-70; last journal, June 
19, 1867-March 9, 1872. 

Letters received by Col. John H. Stevens, Minneapolis (1848-88), ar- 
ranged alphabetically in three file books; about 800 letters relating to 
the Mexican War, territorial and state politics, etc. Stevens was 
bom in Canada June 13, 1820, and died in Minneapolis May 28, 1900. 
He served in the army during the Mexican War, and in 1849 settled in 
Minnesota, building the first dwelling west of the Mississippi on the 
site of Minneapolis. He was a farmer, merchant, editor, and historian, 
being author of Personal Recollections of Minnesota and its People, and 
Early History of Minneapolis, During many years he was president 
of the State Agricultural Society. 

Meteorological observations in St. Paul, January, 1859-March, 187b, 
by Rev. Andrew B. Paterson, 2 volumes. 

Many records of Minnesota in the War of Secession and the Sioux 
War; letters and diaries; biographies of pioneers, interesting auto- 
graphs, etc. The Society has several hundreds of these miscellaneous 
manuscripts, mostly brief, concerning the territorial and state his- 


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State Historical Society of Iowa, Iowa City 

Records of the Johnson County Claim Association (1839-42), 2 vols. 

Governor Kirkwood's letter books (1861-63), 7 vols., and 3 vols. (1881). 

Zegathian Literary Society Records (1863-97), 5 vols. 

Irving Literary Society Records (1864-1902), 14 vols. 

Iowa City Academy Literary Society Records (1876-98), 13 vols. 

Constitution and Records of the Symponian Society (1868-72). 

Constitution and Records of the Philomathian Siociety (1875-79), 2 

History of Company D, Eleventh Iowa Infantry Volunteers, by W. S. 
Fultz (1861-65), 2 vols. 

Original draft of report of commissioners to revise the statutes of 
Iowa, and parts 1 and 2 of the proposed code, 1872. 

Morning reports and accounts of Company D, 44th Iowa Infantry, 2 

Constitution and minutes of Muscatine County (Iowa), Teachers' As- 
sociation, 1854-55. , 

Subscription books, Iowa Standard (1845-48), 2 vols. 

Clerk of election record, Iowa City, April 3, 1847. 

Constitution and records of Young Men's Debating Club of Muscatine, 
(1853-54), 1 vol. 

Record of Iowa City Army Sanitary Commission, organized October 
21, 1861. 

Journal record of the Davenport and Iowa City Rail Road Company, 
1850-53. (The first railroad company organized in Iowa.) 

Clerk of court records, bar dockets, etc., Johnson County, Iowa Territory 
and State (1840-49), 38 vols. 

Johnson County Agricultural and Mechanical Society's Records (1853- 

Tri state O d Settlers Association, proceedings of 5th and last meet- 
ing (Iowa, Illinois, and Missouri, 1889). 

Justice dockets and records, Iowa City (1846-58), 4 vols. 

Address delivered by Thomas H Benton at the annual commencement 
of State University of Iowa, June 21, 1867. 

Missouri Historical Society, St. Louis 

There are in the Society's library a considerable number of letters 

and other documents from the French and Spanish regime; among 

tAese are marriage contracts (as early as 11 ^T), doewmwvta relating 


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to the history of the Catholic church in St. Louis (as early as 1774), 
French land titles and letters, fifty-seven letters and documents relat- 
ing to trade and Indians affairs in Upper Louisiana (including the Illi- 
nois) prior to 1800, wills (17C7, 1770), detailed census of Upper Loui- 
siana (1787, 1791), papers and maps kept by Surveyor-General An- 
toine Soulard, of Upper Liouislana, and Oscar W. Collet's volume of 
notes on Fort Chartres. 

There are also 500 pages of transcripts of Spanish documents re- 
lating to Upper Louisiana in the archivo general de Indias in Seville. 
Among these are ministerial instructions to and correspondence of the 
Spanish governors, miscellaneous official letters, despatches, memorials, 
boundary claims, reports of exploring and military expeditions, and 
particularly much material bearing on the intrigues with American 
borderers, American affairs at Natchez, and the French sale of Loui- 
siana to the United States. 

Ste Genevieve papers. Fifteen volumes of accounts, court pro- 
ceedings, and business memoranda kept by officials and private per- 
sons in Ste. Genevieve, together with several thousand letters and 
miscellaneous papers (1752-1840). Among these is a list prepared by 
J. B. Valle, commandant of the post, reporting to Amos Stoddard upon 
the documents in the hands of the commandant at the time of the 
transfer of Upper Louisiana (1804). This list is incomplete; one set 
records transactions for 17G8-1804, another from 1771 1800. 

Transfer of Upper Louisiana. In the Chouteau and kindred collec- 
tions are many highly valuable papers on the transfer of Upper Loui- 
siana to the United States — letters, instructions, proclamations, re- 
ceipts to and from Stoddard and De Lassus, military orders (Spanish 
and American), etc. 

Lewis and Clark. There are many letters and other documents 
bearing on the personal and official affairs of Governors Meriwether 
Lewis and William Clark. 

Hempstead letters. A volume of 250 pages of manuscript letters 
(1805-30). and memorandum of journey from New London. Con- 
necticut, to St. Louis in 1811, by Stephen Hempstead, father of Ed- 
ward Hempstead, first territorial representative in congress from Mis- 
souri. Many were written by EJdward Hempstead to his par- 
ents; correspondence from Washington; and numerous interesting 
letters written by the early Presbyterian missionaries in the Missis- 
sippi valley, such as John T. Schermerhorn, Samuel J. Mills, William R. 
Good, Daniel Smith, Timothy Flint, Salmon Giddings, Peter Griffin, 
and Wester Gilbert, together with letters from members of the Hemp- 
stead family. 

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Missouri (continued) — 

St. Louisi The Society has amassed a very considerable and im- 
portant collection of documentary and other material on the social life 
and general history of St. Louis, such as coroners* records, minutes 
and constitutions of societies (social, military, political, and literary),, 
proceedings of conventions and the committee of public health, remi- 
niscences by old settlers, albums and scrap-books, diaries, journals 
of pioneer trips from the East, legal papers, biographical sketches of 
old residents, business letters and accounts (including the ledger 
showing visits made and medicines administered in 1832 by Drs. 
Lewis Field Linn, afterwards U. S. senator from Missouri, and Icha- 
bod Sergeant), and papers read before local literary and historical 
societies. A catalogue of these would fill many pages. 

Exploring expeditions. Among the many journals of such expedi- 
tions are the following: 

Gen. Stephen W. Kearny's journal of trips by keel boats from Coun- 
cil Bluffs to .St Peters (1820), and St. Louis to Council Bluffs (1824), 
1 volume. 

General Kearny's diary of expedition to New Mexico and California 
(184G-47), 172 pp , 1 volume. 

George R. Gibson's (2d lieut. of infantry, Co. B, Missouri Volun- 
teers) diary of march from Fort Leavenworth under General Kearny 
in July and August, 184G, to Santa F6, for occupation of New Mexico,. 
150 pages; recollections of the State of Chihuahua, by the same, in- 
cluding march of CJolonel Doniphan from Bl Paso del Norte to Chihva- 
hua (winter of 1847), GO pages; the same diarist's journal of return 
trip from Chihuahua to Santa F6 in April, 1847, in company with a 
caravan of Chihuahua traders, 50 pages; also his journal of return 
trip from Santa F6 to Fort Leavenworth in spring of 184$ with the 
United States mail, GO pages; journal of Gen. Henry Atkinson of trip 
up Missouri River (1825). 

Sibley manuscripts. Four volumes of correspondence (1803-53) 
and letter-book (1829-36). George C. Sibley was United States fac- 
tor and Indian agent at Fort Osage on the Missouri, with Gen Wil- 
laim Clark, superintendent of Indian affairs. There are, as well, let- 
ters to members of the Sibley family, and replies to the same; letters 
from John W. Johnson (Prairie du Chien, 1819), H. Johnson, I. S. 
Johnston, David Barton, James Kennerly, Wilson P. Hunt, Maj. Ben- 
jamin O'Fallon, Gen. Henry Atkinson, F. Lee, Tracy & Wahrendorir, 
Isa Rawlings, James Hull, H. Leavenworth, Thomas L. McKenney, 
George S. Simpson, E. M. Ryland, A. B. Chambers, Archibald Gamble, 
E. M. Samuel, H. Peaks (president of Whig convention at Hannibal, 


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Mo., 1843), Secretary of War Henry Dearborn, Meriwether Lewis, 
Lfilburn W. Boggs, John D. Daggett, Silas Bent, John Simonds Jr., 
George Tompkins, John O'Fallon, Benjamin H. Reeves, and John Wil- 
«on, besides Sibley's notes of Indian aftairs, copies of reports, and 
federal commissions to Sibley and others. 

Gen. George R. Smith collection. Manuscripts of life of Smith, 
who was the founder of Sedalia, Mo., and letters to him from many 
men prominent in Missouri affairs (1836-80), with copies of miuites 
and reports of meetings of directors of Pacific Railroad (now Missouri 

Sublette collection. The papers of Smith, Sublette, Ashley, Jack- 
son, and Campbell in the Western fur-trade; about 700 letters and 
papers, covering a period from the time of Jedediah Smith's trading 
operations in Mexico (1827) up to the death of Solomon Sublette, In- 
dian agent. They include the articles of agreement for the members 
of the Rocky Mountain Fur Company, correspondence between the 
members and their agents in the mountains, the papers of Sublette, 
details of the fur-trade business of Smith, Jackson & Sublette (later 
Campbell & Sublette) on the upper Missouri, correspondence from 
Santa F6 in 1848, etc., and many valuable notes about the Santa Fe 
trail, with letters from California and various places in the West. 

William Hertzog Collins collection. Two volumes of letters, corre- 
I)ondence between Christian and Andrew Wilt at St. Louis, and their 
uncle, Joseph Hertzog, at Philadelphia (1811-14). 

Vasquez collection. Letters written by and from members of 
the Vasquez family of St. Louis — Louis, Benito, Baronet, and other 
members of a family which was prominent in the fur-trade and in the 
exploration of the West (1811-45). 

War of Secession. There are many documents relating thereto, bom 
Union and Confederate, chiefly concerned with the lower Mississippi 

Treat papers. Correspondence and papers of the late Judge Samuei 
Treat, embracing personal correspondence between him and several 
presidents, — from Polk to Grant — besides supreme court justices. United 
States senators, and other people prominent both at home and abroad, 
during that period. "Some of the correspondence du.'^ing the Civil 
War places a somewhat different light on the inside view of things at 
Washington to what has generally been accepted as standard history." 

Southeast Missouri. The Society has lately (1906) been the recipi- 
ent of several thousands of manuscripts dealing with the early history 
.and judicial affairs of this region, the result of a "house to house" cam- 
paign on the part of the librarian. 

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Missouri (continued) — 

New England. Several constables' notices (1774), minutes of meet- 
ings of freeholders (1781), list of voters (1775), and journals — Na- 
thaniel Ely (1800-06) and John Sergeant (1822); there are also some 
records affecting Eleazer Williams, "the lost Dauphin" of Wisconsin, 
in this collection. ** 

The Society also owns a good many autographs — ^a Daniel Boone let- 
ter among them. 

Mercantile Library, St. Louis 

Frangols, marquis de Barb6-Marbois. MS. of his Historie de la Loui- 
siana (ed. 1829). 

Gen. Daniel Bissell. Letters and documents (1800-20), forming part 
of his correspondence as commandant of the United States military 
department of Missouri Territory. Among the writers are Gen. James 
Wilkinson, Lieut. Zebulon M. Pike, Gov. William Henry Harrison, Col. 
Thomas Hunt, Gov. Meriwether Lewis, John Cleves Symmee. 
Thomas T. Crittenden, Gov. William Clark, Benjamin Howard, E P. 
Pinckney, Ninian Edwards, Auguste Chouteau, and Andrew J. Donel- 

August? Chouteau. Fragment of journal (in French, 113 pp.), de- 
scribing the founding and settlement of St. Louis Also an importani 
volume of the papers and correspondence of this famous fur-trader 
(1787-1819) ; among these are numerous commissions, letters, and 
other documents from William Henry Harrison. James Monroe, Wil- 
liam Clark, Lord Selkirk, Baron de Carondelet, Manuel Gayoso de 
Lemos, C. de Villemont, Manuel Perez, Gilberto Leonard, Zenon Tru- 
deau, Lord G. Fitzgerald, etc. 

Journal of the proceedings of the Louisiana territorial legislature,. 
June 2. 1806-Oct. 9, 1811, 127 pp. 

Account book of Joseph Philipson, St. Louis merchant, Dec. 13, 1807— 
July 31, 1809. 

Records of the Rock Spring (St. Clair County, 111.) Baptist churchy 
1829 49, 2 vols. 

In addition to the above, several minor manuscripts. 

Private Library of Louis Houck, Cape Girardeau, Missouri 

Mr. Houck is the owner of a collection of valuable Louisana tran- 
foripts, which have been made from the originals conserved in the 


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Spanish archives of Seville (Archivo general de Indias) and Simancas 
(Archive general de Espaiia), mainly the former. These MS9. relate 
principally to the history of Upper Louisiana (17C7-1805), but many 
events in ttie history of Lower Louisiana are mentioned. They consist 
of official reports from military and civil officials, and regular official 
correspondence; and contain instructions, mention of services, reports 
on and relations with Indian tribes, relations with the English and 
Americans, and descriptions of various sections of country. There is 
much valuable material from the social and economic standpoint, and 
the beginnings of the later growth of the district of Upper Louisiana 
are set forth. In those documents later than 1783, one finds expressed 
continually the Spanish fear of the Americans, whose ambition, rest- 
lessness, and land-hunger force them in the direction of Spanish terri- 
tories. The articles of incorporation of the "Commercial Company in- 
stituted (1794) for the Exploration of the country west of the Mis- 
souri," form one of the most valuable of the documents. There is con- 
siderable material concerning the Acadian families who settled in 
Louisiana, the industries of flax and hemp culture, the establishment 
of flour-mills, the Wilkinson scheme, an American project for a set- 
tlement at the confluence of the Mississippi and Missouri, and many 
other matters. A number of the documents come from the collection 
of MSS. that were sent to Spain from Cuba at the close of the Spanish- 
American War. That collection has since that time been allowed to 
lie in a confused mass on the floor of the basement of the archives 
in Seville, and access has generally been refused to them. Investiga- 
tions have been made in them, however, through the counesy of the 
director of the archives, Seflor Don Pedro Torres Lanzas, and the 
chief of investigation, Senor Don Joe6 Gonzales Verger, the latter of 
whom conducted the investigation through instructions from Mr. 
Houck's representative, Mr. James A. Robertson, of Madison, Wiscon- 
sin. Mr. Houck's immediate object in making this collection is for 
the sake of gathering material for a history of portions of Upper Loui- 
siana, on which he is now at work, and which will be published in the 
near future. The value of these MSS will be enhanced by the fact 
that many of them have been translated into English, and will be con- 
served with the original Spanish. 

Through the kindness of Mr. Houck, transcripts of many of these 
transcripts from the originals have been obtained by the Wisconsin 
Historical Library. 

In addition to the above MSS. Mr. Houck also possesses or has the 
use of the following: 

1. Archives of the sub-intendancy of New Madrid, in 11 volumes. 

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Houck (continued) — 

These documents belong to the County of New Madrid, and have been 
classified and bound by Mr. Houck. 

2. Copies of a letter from Col. George Morgan to Don Diego Gardo- 
qui, developing his plan to establish a colony or new province at the 
mouth of the Ohio, with New Madrid as the seat or centre of govern- 

3. Many documents relating to the early history of Upper Louisiana 
exist in the oflBces of the circuit and probate clerks at Ste. Genevieve. 
The same is true of the probate clerk's oflace of Cape Girardeau 

4. The early court records of the districts of Ste. Genevfeve and 
Cape Girardeau, after the acquisition of Louisiana, still exist in the 
various offices; but the records of New Madrid County -were recently 
destroyed by fire. 

State Historical Society of Missouri, Columbia 

The manuscript papers of the late Brigadier-General Thomas Adams 
Smith in possession of the Society consist of seven bound volumes of 
letters, orders, etc., sent by him during his military services in Florida 
during the War of 1812-15, from the Canadian border in 1813-14, 
and after the close of the war from his headquarters of the Western 
Military Department at La Belle Fontaine, near St. Louis, from 181b- 

There are also letters and reports from the officers in command of 
the forts under him, at Fort Crawford, Prairie du Chien; Fort Arm- 
strong, Rock Island; Fort Osage; and Fort Smith, Arkansas. In ad 
dition to these there are letters from many of the prominent men of 
the day, civil and military. The collection is an exceedingly Impori- 
ant one, historically. 

Kansas Historical Society, Topeka 

The Society was by a statute of 1905* made the custodian of such 
documents, etc., as might be deposited with it by "any state, county, 
or other official." Among the papers thus turned over, since this act 
was passed, are letters and papers relating to mustering and move- 
ments of Kansas volunteers in the War of Secession; similiar papers 
relative to the state militia until 1879; papers relating to the attempted 


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draft of Kansas men, 1865; settlers' letters, petitions, etc., regarding 
Indian depredations (1868-79), and documents regarding movements 
of militia and federal troops during these disturbances — an exceedingly 
interesting mass of material, touching on early Kansas life; papers re- 
lating to the Cherokee neutral-land controversy in Bourbon, Crawford, 
and Cherokee counties (1869-70) ; telegrams relating to strike of train 
men of Santa F6 railway (April, 1879), and movements of militia 
relative thereto; papers concerning the Price raid claims (1864); mis- 
cellaneous current papers and correspondence received by the governor 
ajid adjutant-general. 

Among the Society's MSS. are the original papers in a sharp-contro- 
versy (1865) between Judge David J. Brewer of the district court at 
Leavenworth and Maj. Gen. John Pope, concerning the respective juris- 
dictions of the civil and military authorities regarding certain ponies 
that had been stolen by citizens of Kansas from the Indians. Pope 
contended that the state courts "protected the thieves," and Brewer re- 
sented "military despotism." The affair closely approached a clash be- 
tween state militia and federal troops. 

University of CaJifomia (Bancroft Library), Berkeley 
The Library of Hubert Howe Bancroft, purchased by the University 
of California in November, 1905, and housed in California Hall, apart 
from the University's General Library, contains important manuscript 
collections bearing upon the history of the entire Rocky Mountain dis- 
trict, the Pacific Slope, Mexico, the Central American states, and in 
some degree upon the West Indies. In addition thereto and thus bring- 
ing it clearly within our field, is material of much value upon Louisiana 
under Spanish dominion, including significant documents relating to 
the proposed filibustering operations of George Rogers Clark.i 

Miscellaneous Private Collections 

The following reports of private collections within our ter- 
ritory are extracted from the Fifth Amiiial Report of the His- 
torical Manuscripts Commission of the American Historical 

Association (1901), pp. 595-623: 


Dr. William T. Haviland, Bellefontaine: Owns a large collection of 
autograph letters, etc., of distinguished personages left by the late 
Judge William Lawrence, of Ohio. 

1 For more detailed description, see Thwaites, The Bancroft Library, 
a Report submitted to the President and Regents of tlie UmMet^W-vj ^A 
California fBerkelep, November H, 1905), 

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A. B. Leet, 207 South College avenue, Grand Rapids: Owns a large 
number of autograph letters by and to Gen. U. S. Grant. 

John G. Parkhurst, Coldwater: "Following is an exact copy of a paper 
in my possession. It was found at Winchester, Tenn., by some of my 
scouts -aind turned in to me, as provost-marshal of the Fourteenth Army- 
Corps, August 6, 1863. It carries the autograph signatures of ten of the 
most prominent Southern statesmen in 1850: 

" *We will avail ourselves of any and every means which a majority of 
those signing this paper may determine to prevent the admission of Cali-' 
fornia as a state, unless her southern boundary be reduced to '36^ 30 " and 
if California be admitted with the boundaries prescribed, then such admis- 
sion be allowed only after the People of California shall have assented 
thereto — this admission may be allowed if necessary, on proclamation of the 
August 2d, 1850 

H. S. Turney 
A. P. Butler 
D. R. Atchison 
D. L. Yuloe 
Pierre Soul6 
Jeffn: Davis 
Jere: Clements 
John Mason 
Jackson Morton 
D. R. W. Barnwell 
[Reverse of document.] 

August. Mr. Soula moved that we resist by all Parlamentory means the 
Passage of the bill & the Vote Stood as follows, for the Motion was Messrs. 
Davis, Turney, Soule, Morton, Yulee— 5. against it was Barnwell, Butler, 
Mason, Hunter, Atchison— 5. Lost by a Tie vote. 


Found at Winchester Tenn. August 6th 1863 

Conspiracy to prevent the admission of California as a state." 

A. IVIott Williams, IVIarquette : "I have only my father's letters to my 
mother. They would need an occasional omission, but are astonish- 
ingly free from purely personal matters. They run from 1857 to 186Z, 
and cover post life on the Northern border, the Utah expedition, and 
the early operations in North Carolina and Louisiana during the Civil 
War. ]V[y father was a carefully observant man, of good education, a 

graduate of West Point in 1837, aid-de-camp to Gen. Winfield Scott, and 
a general officer." The author of these letters was Gen. Thomas Wil- 
liams, U. S. A., who was killed at Baton Rouge, La., in 1862. 


The late Prof. W. C. Whitford, president of Milton College, Milton, 
had accumulated a considerable mass of material relative to the Sev- 
enth-Day Baptist Church. 

Miss Mary Woodman, 9 Kirkland place, Cambridge, Mass., and Edwin 
Woodman, Portland, Me.: Possess accoimt books and files of letters — 
"the bulk of them friendly letters" — kept by their father, Cyrus Wood- 
wan, for many years a prominent pioneer banker and merchant «t 

e ' 

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Mineral Point, Wis. He was tot a long time partner of the late Cad- 
wallader C. Washburn, governor of this state. Among the letters are 
some from Governor Andrew, Charles Deane, and other Massachusetts 
men of distinction. Six volumes of "historical letter books" from this 
collection were, with other documents, given by Mr. Woodman in his 
life time to the Maine Historical Society. They "are of special Interest 
to the historians of that locality only." 


Mrs. M. D. Hutchinson, 299 Erie street, Chicago: Owns many inter- 
esting political letters, including some from Calhoun, Van Buren, etc., 
addressed to G. M. Dallas, William Wilkins, B. M. Stanton, and others 
of Mrs. Hutchinson's family connections. 

Bowen W. Schumacher, 107 Dearborn street, Chicago: "I have in my 
possession diaries of my father, Col. Michael Shoemaker, of Jackson, 
Michigan, kept by him from some time in the forties down to the time 
of his death in the year 1895. These diaries are very full, as it was his 
custom to practically keep a record of all his political, business, and 
military transactions. He was in the army in the War of the Rebel- 
lion. I also have letters written to my mother at this time, which 
contain various accounts of the military operations." 

George C. Walker, Rookery Building, Chicago: Has "a large amount 
of matter referring to business in New York and Chicago during the^ 
period from 1840 to 1850." 


W. C. Putnam, 211 Main street, Davenport: "I have quite a large 
collection of historical autograph letters and documents, relating to 
American and French history mainly, and I should be glad to permit 
their examination and publication at any time. I have not the leisure 
at present to prepare a list of the documents of interest, but will be 
glad to do so some time in the future.' 



Col. Reuben T. Durrett, Louisville: Has a large and valuable collec- 
tion of manuscripts relating to Kentucky and Tennessee, particularly 
the former. Next to the Draper collection in the library of the Wis- 
consin Historical Society, this is the largest storehouse of materials 
extant for the early trans-Allegheny movement. It is impracticable at 
present to obtain from Colonel Durrett a list of his treasures; he is, 
however, very hospitable to visiting scholars who come with proper 


Wisconsin Historical Society 

Kentucky (continued) — 

L. H. Jones, "Winchester: "I have a number of old family letters dat- 
ing back almost to the beginning of the eighteenth century; some of 
them are quite gossipy, and might be considered valuable for the his- 
toric data they contain. A book published by me at Albany, N. Y., in 
1891, Capt, Roger Jones', of London and Virginia, contains sketches of 
the people to whom these documents refer." 


Im R. Campbell and Mrs. J. S. Pilcher, Nashville: 

Twenty-three letters and drafts of letters, correspondence between 

Governor David Campbell, of Virginia, L. C. Draper, and others con- 
cerning King's Mountain and the celebration of King's Mountain Day, 

and the pioneers of southwestern Virginia and eastern Tennessee. 

Dated 1810-57. 

Twenty-nine documents: Memoranda, copies of letters, etc., on the 
same subject, nearly all in the handwriting of Governor Campbell, ana 
nearly all examined by L». C. Draper and Theodore Roosevelt. Dated 
-1781 ff. Most of the documents are undated. 

Fifteen letters of John Campbell to his brother, Governor Campbell, 
and his mother, when the writer was a student, an officeholder at Rich- 
mond, and Washington, containing comments on current politics. 
Dated 1806-34. 

Eleven letters of Arthur Campbell to his brother. Governor Camp- 
bell (9 from Washington while the writer was an officeholder there, 
1831-34), containing political gossip. Dated 1804-50. 

Fifteen letters of W. B. Campbe'l to his uncle and foster-father. 
Governor Campbell, while in Congress and afterwards, containing polit- 
ical gossip and comment from thfe Whig standpoint. Dated 1841-45. 

Five letters. Correspondence between Governor Campbell, Hu. L. 
White, Martin Van Buren, Henry Clay, Zachary Taylor — all but the 
last of some political interest. Dated 1823-48. 

Six letters and petitions to Governor Campbell, for relief for the 
banks. Dated 1837, chiefly in May. 

Thirty letters. Correspondence between Governor Campbell and va- 
rious persons, touching on miscellaneous questions of politics and pub- 
lic welfare. Dated 1813-55. 

Eighteen letters of David Campbell, of Virginia, to James Carrell on 
the history of Methodism, political items, border history, religious and 
scientific questions. Dated 1849-51. 

Five letters of Johnson Taylor, of Philadelphia, to Governor Camp- 
bell on Swedenborgianism and miscellaneous topics. Dated 1803-07. 


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Seven letters of James Campbell, of Winchester, Tenn., brother ol 
Governor Campbell, to his parents and brothers, containing occasional 
references to politics. Dated 1818-42. 

Eighteen letters of Governor Campbell to his wife (chiefly from 
Richmond, in 1837), containing references to Andrew Jackson and mis- 
cellaneous topics. Dated 1818-41. 

One autobiographical sketch of Governor Campbell. 

One diary of Governor Campbell, 1837-57; occasional entries, some 
political, but mostly personal. 

One memorandum of religious views of Governor Campbell. 

Recollections of the town of Abingdon, Va., incomplete, in the hand- 
writing of Governor Campbell. 

One memorandum. General Jackson and his political influence, in 
handwriting of Governor Campbell. 

Six letters of Archibald Roane to Governor Campbell and wife, with 
some political comments. Dated 1800-01. 

One letter of Arthur Campbell (probably the uncle of Governor Da- 
vid) to Archibald iStuart, with political comments. Dated 1786. 

Two letters of William Blount to David Campbell (probably of Tenn- 
essee), concerning building of blockhouse and Indian negotiations. 
Dated 1793-94. 

One letter of Dr. Ebenezer Brooks to Arthur Campbell, on political 

topics. Dated 1798. 

Two letters of William Blount to David Campbell (probably of Tenn- 
daughter, containing comments of a Unionist on current politics. Dated 


One circular letter of political nature, by Winfleld Scott. Dated 1841. 

Thirty-four letters and memoranda of little interest, personal or 
otherwise, including several letters to Governor Campbell from hte 
slave servants. Dated 1803-45. 

S. A. Link, Nashville: Letter of Judge Charles S. Gayarr6, of New 
Orleans, to S. A. Link, criticising G. W. Cable from the Creole stand- 
point. Dated 188 — . 

Thomas Plater, Nashville: 

Two letters from Thomas Jefferson to Alexander White, concerning 
land cases in which Jefferson was White's attorney. Dated 1771-72. 

Three letters from George Washington to Alexander White, concern- 
ing dismissal of White's nephew from the army (1776), and White's ap- 
pointment as commissioner for laying out the Federal City. Dated 

Twelve copies, in White's hand, from White to Washington, vchlefly 
upon matters related to the Federal City. Dated 179 5- Wi. 

Wisconsin Historical Society 

Tennessee (continued) — 

Three letters from James Madison to Alexander White, reporting 
current politics at Philadelphia. . Dated 1793-94. 

Gen. G. P. Thurston, Nashville: Notes of testimony given before the 
reconstruction committee of congress. Gen. B. F. Butler, chairman, 
Washington D. C, on the condition of Nashville at that time. Dated 
March 20, 1870. 

Leslie Warner, Nashville: Has a letter from George Washington to 
.Alexander White, concerning the Federal City. 


^W. S. Grosvenor, Kingman: Has "a curious account book kept in 
"Buffalo, N. Y., between 1806 and 1815." 

Capt. John R. Williams, V. S. A., Fort Riley: Has a good deal of 
documentary information about the Revolutionary War, early Detroit, 
and early New Jersey. 

Errata and Addenda. 

p. 1 — eleventh line from bottom, for Louis Wetzel read Lewis. 

P. 15 — twentieth line from top, for Sterling read Stirling, 

P. 20 — sixth line from bottom, for E. P. Washburn read E. B, Wash- 

P. 22 — eighth line from bottom, for Sanscrainite read Sanscrainte. 

P. 36 — second line from bottom, for John O'Fallon read James, 

P. 58 — fifteenth line from bottom, for John Walker read Thomas. 

P. 61 — eighth line from top, for John Patton read James. 

P. S3 — third line from bottom, for Daniel Robertson read James, 

P. 93 — fifteenth and seventeenth lines from top, for Dunwiddie read 

P. 106 — among the papers in Series C, Wisconsin MSS., are also many 
of much importance from the estate of Henry S. Baird 
(1800-76), a prominent early lawyer of Green Bay. As this 
List goes to press (December, 1906), the Societjr's Library 
has been enriched by other manuscript material from the 
same' source, which will be separately arranged, the new 
series to be known as "The Henry S. Baird Papers.' 




Abbot, James, papers, 125. 

Abemathy, David, pension statement, 41. 

Abingdon ( Va. ) , fort in, 98 ; recollec- 
tions, 149. 

Adair, J. T., Cherolcee Indian, informa- 
tion on, 88. 

Adair, James, pension statement, 41. 

Adair, Gen. John, notes on, 44 ; pension 
statements, 40, 72 ; declaration, 59 ; 
recollections, 71, 79 ; letter, 70 ; life, 

Adair, William, pension statement, 73. 

Adams, Abigail, letters, 122. 

Adams, J. R. B., letter, 65. 

Adams, John, letters, 122, 125. 

Adams, John Quincy, letters, 30, 123, 

Adams, Mrs. John Quincy, relationship, 

Adams, Thomas B., letters, 122, 123. 

Adams family, letters, 107. 

Adams County (O.), data, 38. 

Adamson, Capt. John, notes on, 27. 

Addis, Richard, pension statement, 73. 

Adelphi Society, Transylvania Univer- 
sity, 38. 

Adkins, S. P., letter, 77. 

Agnew, Samuel, letters, 47 ; purchases 
Shane collection, 38. 

Ailsen, James R., letters, 70. 

Alabama, papers. 1, 30, 31 ; Indians, 43 ; 
Bradley in, 75. 

Albany (N. Y.), transcripts in, 45, 51; 
Hand (n, 54. 

Albea, W. W., letter, 65. 

Albermarle County (Va.), Joseph Mar- 
tin (D, 82. 

Albott, James, interviewed, 20, 

Alden, Timothy, notes, 89. 

Aidricb, , interviewed, 24. 

Aldridge, Mrs. Louisa, interviewed, 24. 

Alerson, Mrs. Polly, interviewed, 23. 

Alexander, A., letters, 96. 

Alexander, Col. Abraham, sketch, 45. 

Alexander, Col. Adam, sketch, 45. 

Alexander, Arias, letters, 77. 
Alexander, Charles, sketch, 46. 
Alexander, Daniel, pension statement, 41, 


Alexander. Ezra, sketch, 46 ; notes on, 47. 
Alexander, Ilezekiah, sketch 45 : notes' 

on, 47. 
Alexander, Isaac, pension statement, 41 ; 

certlllcation, 40 ; notes on, 47. 
Alexander, James, pension statement, 40 ; 

letter, 70. 
Alexander, Jobn McKnitt, sketch, 45. 
Alexander, William, pension statements, 

Alexander family, notes on, 47 ; papers, 

Allaire, Lieut. Anthony, notes on, 44 ; 

dinry, 42. 
Allen, Austin W., interviewed, 24. 
Allen Cliarles, pension statement, 73. 
Allen, Col. Jobn, interviewed, 23. 
Allen, Orville, lettei^ 70. 
Allen, Col. Richard, pension statement, 

Allen, Samuel, pension statement, 41. 
Allouez, Claude Jean, documents, 129. 
Almon'8 Remembrancer f 78. 
Alston, I'hil., notes on, 83. 
Alvord, Prof. Clarence W., examines 

manuscripts, 136. 
Amberson, Silas, interviewed, 20. 
Amberson, William, pension statement, 

41 ; notes' on, 57. 
America, French regime in, 129 ; English 

regiments, 77, 112 ; historical mater- 
ials. 17, 112, 136, 147. 
American Board of Foreign Missions, In 

Wisconsin, 113. 
American Fur Company, 135, 137 ; agent, 

106 ; account books, 113. 
American Historical Association, Report, 

Amt'rican Historical Review, 46. 
American State Papers, 98, 
Amherst, Gen. Jeffrey, letters, 94, 135. 




Amray, William, letter, 58. 
ADderson, A. D., .Interviewed, 22 ; corre- 
spondence. C5. 
Anderson, George, commission, 107. 
Anderson, Isaac, declaration, 59. 
Anderson, Joseph, notes on, 44. 
Anderson, Peter, pension statement, 95. 
Anderson, Rasmus B., letter, 65. 
Anderson, Col. Robert, letter, 70 ; notes 

on, 76. 
Anderson, William, interviewed, 23 ; bi- 
ography, 94. 
Andrew, Gov. John A., letters, 147. 
Andrews, Robert M., letter, 70. 
Andrustown (N. Y.), notes on, 8; map, 

Anza, Juan Bautista de, diary, 131. 
Applegate, Ellsha, interviewed, 25. 
Appleton, Charles H., letters, 122. 
Apprentice bonds, 106. 
Arabia, 130. 

Arbogast, Adam, pension statement, 95. 
Arbuckle, Charles, letters, 96. 
Arbuckle, Matthew, letters, 12. 54, 93. 
Archives, transcripts from, 19 ; British, 
13; Canadian, 11, 13, 110: French, 
51, 124; Spanish, 11. 139, 143. 
Arizona, papers,' 130-132. 
Arkansas, John Sumter in, 77 ; post, 80. 
Armenian papers, 130. 

Armstrong, Mrs. , interviewed, 24. 

Armstrong, Gen. John, letters, 39, 127 ; 

expedition, 5, 00 ; map, 104. 
Armstrong, Matthew, pension statement, 

Armstrong. Terry, lexers, 90. 
Arrowsmith, Mrs. Bliisabeth, interviewed, 

Arrowsmith, John, interviewed, 25. 
Arrowsmith, Mason, interviewed, 21-23. 
Asbury, Henry, papers, 127. 
Ascension, A. de la, Relation of Vis- 

ca'» nit's voyayc, 130. 
Ashley, Gen. William II., letters, 141. 
AsUin, John, papers, 124. 
Aspinwall, Col. Thomas, papers, 18. 
Atchison, D. R., autograph, 146. 
Atkinson, Gen, Henry, papers, 140. 
Atkinson, Theodore, letter, 134. 
Atwater, Amzi, letter. 57. 
Audrain, Peter, records, 126. 
Augusta (Ga.), captured. 49. 
Augusta County (Va.), pioneers, 60, 62, 
94 ; surveyors, 61, 85 ; militia, 62 ; rec- 
ords, 62 ; register, 26. 
Austin, Moses, pension statement, 41. 

Auteuil, , Canadian deputy, 133. 

Autographs, collections, 4, 7, 37, 81, 118, 
122, 127, 137, 142, 146 ; of "signers," 

84. 118 ; presidents and vice-presi- 
dents, 118 ; Sumter's officers, 70. 

Avery, Charles I\, collection, 8, 9. 

Avery, Waightstill, notes on, 47 ; papers, 
50 ; SKetch, 46. 

Avaugour, Baron Dubois d'. Memoir, 132. 

Ayer, Edward E., collection, 130-135. 

Bailey, John, notes on, 13. 

Bailey, William, captivity, 7. 

Bain, John, pension statement, 41. 

Baird, Dr. Absolom, papers, 28. 

Baird, Henry S., papers, 150. 

Baird, J. S., letter, 58. 

Baird, Thomas A., letter, 58. 

Baird, Judge Thomas II., interviewed, 20, 

Baird family, letters on, 7. 

Baker, Lieut. . narrative, 89. 

Baker, Bowling, pension statement, 41. 

Baker, Michael, interviewed, 20. 

Baker, Samuel, narrative, 35 ; testimony, 

Baker, Thomas, pension statement, 41. 

Balch. Rev. H. J., sketch, 45. 

Bald Eagle, letters on, 96. 

Baldwin, John, peusion statement, 40. 

Baldwin I'amily, papers, 123. 

Ballard, Mrs. A. J., interviewed, 25. 

Ballard, Bland, declaration. 59. 

Ballew, Richard, pension statement, 41. 

Baltimore, Dilhet in, 126 ; Baron Rosen- 
thal, 53 ; library, 48. 
Bancroft, George II., letters, 47 ; letters 

to 46. 
Bancroft, Hubert Howe, library, 145. 

Bane, Isaac, Interviewed, 19. 

Bane, John, pension statement, 95. 
Banks, examining commission, 30 ; peti- 
tlv), H » 

Baptism, in'ant, notes on, 'M. 

Baptists, records, 127, 142 

Bai*b(^-Marbois, Frangois, marquis de, 

Barbee family, notes on, 13. 
Barcley, Hugh, receipt book, 94. 
Barkley William, pension statement, 41. 
Barnett, .Fames, notes on, 13. 
Barnwell, D. R. W . pap'.'rs, 146. 
Barr, David, pension statement, 95. 
Barr, Samuel, pension statement, 95. 
Barr, William, pension statement, 95. 
Barringer, Rufus, correspondence, 65. 

Barringer, Victor S., letter, 35. 
Barron, William, pension statement, 40. 
Barry, Richard, notes on, 47 ; sketch, 45. 
Barton, David, letters, 140. 

Barton, Capt. John, data concernlii;?, 42. 



Barton, Samuel, notes on. 83, So. 

Bate, Anna F., letters, 77. 

Bate, H. C, letters, 77. 

Bath County (Ky.), notes on, 38; map, 

Baton Rouge (La.), Gen. Williams In. 

Battles : Big Island, 92, 93 ; Black's fort, 
98 ; Blackstock, 44, 71, 102, 103 ; Blue 
Licks, 2, 4, 49, 51, 98-100; Bran- 
dy wine, 58 ; Buchanan's station. 88 ; 
Burnt Corn, 90 ; Caleebe, 90 ; Cane 
Creek, 42 ; Cedar Springs, (J, 44, 71, 76, 
102, 103 ; Chickamauga, 50 ; Cowpens. 
40, 49. 90, 102 ; Dudley's defeat, 81, 86, 

87, 89; Estill's defeat, 4, 98-100; 
Eutaw Springs, 40, 78 ; Fish Dam Ford, 
71, 79 ; Fishing Creek, 71 ; Floyd's 
defeat. 12; Foreman's defeat, 66, 93, 
95 ; Fort Erie. 80 ; Fort Mlms, 90 ; 
Fort Stanwix, 8; Fox Mills, 8; Ger- 
mantown, 2; (Jrave Creek. 57: Green 
Spring, 49 ; Guilford, 49, 61, 98 ; Hamp- 
ton's defeat, 71 ; Hanging Rock, 71, 96, 
102 ; Hay's station, 12 ; Holy Ground, 
90; Horseshoe, 90; Ilucks defeat, 44, 
71, 76, 102 ; iving's Mountain, papers, 
39-45; noted, 33, 34, 41, 63, 70, 76. 
78, 83, 102 ; Lake Erie, 32 ; Lochry's 
defeat, 12, 56, 67 ; Lundy's Lane, 80 ; 
Mauvile, 5; Minisink, 8, 9, 100; Mob- 
ley's Meetinghouse. 44 ; Musgrove's 
Mill, 6, 4-k, 76, 102; Myddleton's de- 
feat, 71 ; New Orleans, 121 ; Newtown, 
100; Nicknjack, 86; Ninety-six, 71, 
76, 103 ; Oriskany, 5. 6, 8, 100 ; Pequa- 
ket, 134 ; Point Pleasant, 5. 14, 43, 61, 
63, 83. 86, 92, 93, 95, 103; Raisin 
River, 29, 87-89 ; Ramsour's Mill, 42, 
78, 103; Rocky Mount, 71. 102; 
Rogers's defeat, 6, 97; Stirrup branch, 
71. 103 ; Stone Arabia, 8 ; Stony Point, 
58. 63 ; Talledago. 83 ; Thames, 87, 89, 
103 ; Thicketty fort, 44 ; Thompson's 
Peach-orchard, 44 ; Tippecanoe. 86. 

88, 90, 101. 102; Wiieeiing, 6, 66. 93; 
Whitzell's Mills. 61 ; Wyoming mas- 
sacre, 6, 8, 9, 60; Yorktown, 2, 54, 
58; Zelgler's Station, 87. 

Battlefields, maps and plans of, 71, 98- 

Baum, Frederick, pension statement, 95. 

Baxter, Capt. , militia company, 67. 

Baxter, William, pension statement, 95. 

Bayard, Col. Stephen, memoir, 58. 

Baynes, Gen. Edward, order book, 126. 

Bays: Green, fur traders on, 105. Sag- 
inaw, 27. 

Beal, Capt. William, notes on, 76. 

Beard, William, pension statement, 41. 

Bearden, John, pension statement, 40.- 
Beasley, Massie, Interviewed, 21. 
Seattle, David, statement, 41. 
Beattle Brothers, note on, 44. 
Beatty, Hugh, pension statement, 95. 
Beatty, James, pension statement, 41. 
Beatty, John, pension statement, Wk- 

Beaubien, , papers, 125. 

Beaubien, Mark, interviewed, 24. 
Beauvais family, notes on, 12. 
Beaver (Pa.), Samuel Rea In, 7. 
Beck, William, letter, 70. 
Bedford (Pa.), Taliaferro In, 186. 
Bedlnger, George M., biography, .1, 2;: 

manuscript, 2. 
Bedlnger, Henry, letters, 67. 
Beeler, Jacob, pension statement, 41. 
Belcher, Jonathan, letter, 134. 
Beleila, Eusebio Ventura, Sonora y Cin" 

aloa, 131. 
Bell, Hugh F., Interviewed, 25. 
Bell, Capt. James, interviewed, 26. 
Bell, Gen. John, Interviewed, 25. 
Bell, Thomas, declaration, 59. 
Bell, Rev. Robert, interviewed, 26. 
Bellefontaine (O.), Dr. Haviiand In, 145w 
Belleville (111.), Cahokla records, 136. 
Belt, Fielding, interviewed, 24. 
Bendeaux, Thomas, notes on, 96. 
Benedict. Dr. A. L., papers, 114. 

Benharm, .adventure, 97. 

Bennett, Daniel, notes on, 9. 
Bennett, James, interviewed, 24. 
Bennington, Mrs. Mary, Interviewed, 24,. 
Bent, Silas, letters, 141. 
bentley, James, interviewed, 22. 
Benton, Thomas IL, letters, 128 ; address^ 


Beranger, , Memoir, 133. 

Berrien, Senator , speech, 68. 

Berkeley County (Va.), David Shepherd' 

in, 66. 
Bermen de la Mnrtini^re, Claude, data 

on, 13.3. 
Bernard, Sir Francis, letter, 134. 
Berry, Thomas (Ky.), pension statement, 

Berry, Thomas (Ohio.), pension state> 

ment, 72. 
Berry, William, pension statement, 95. 
Bickley, Charles, pension statement, 40. 
Bickley, John, sketch by, 35 ; review, 11. 
Bickley, William, interviewed, 21, 24. 
Blddle, J. W., letter, 7, 57, 58; inter- 
viewed, 19, 20. 
Blddle, M. J., letter, 58. 
Blerce, Lucius V., letters, 57. 
Big Elk, Sioux Indian, speech, 5. 
Big Rock (Plqua, O.), map, 103. 
Biggs, Benjamin, papers, 56 ; l^tt^^v ^^^ 



Biggs, Joseph, letters on, 7. 

Biggs, Mrs. Triscilla, interviewed, 19. 

Bills of sale, 55. 

Bingeman, John, narrative, 92, 97, 

Bird, Henry, notes on, 74. 

Bird, John, notes on, 74. 

Birdsong, John, interviewed, 25. 

Birney, , eulogizes Marshall, 25. 

Birting, Peter, pension statement, 95. 
Bishop, Mrs. Betsy, interviewed, 25. 
Bishop, John, pension statement, 73 ; 

notes on, 72. 
Bishop, Lawrence, pension statement, 95. 
Bishop, Nicholas, pension statement, 73. 
Bishopville (S. C), map of, 103. 
Bisseau, Joseph, interviewed, 22. 
Bissell, Gen. Daniel, papers, 125, 142. 
Black, Jacob, pension statement, 73. 
Black, Joseph, pension statement, 173. 
Black, Samuel, interviewed, 22. 
Black Hawk, Sauk chief, 89. 
Black Partridge, information on, 89. 
Blackbird, notes on, 91. 
Blackhoof , notes on, 91 ; signs treaty, 88 ; 

town, 87. 
Blackmore, Capt. John, notes on, 83. 
Blacksnake, papers, 9 ; interviewed, 20 ; 

notes on, 91. 
Blackstock family, notes on, 71, 74. 
Blackwell, Abraham, pension statement, 

Blair, Col. James, pension statement, 40. 
Blair, John, letters, 63. 
Blair, Samuel, interviewed, 19. 
Blake, Thomas, journal, 29. 
Blakeslee, Joel, letter, 57. 
Blanchard, Mrs. Ruth, interviewed, 23. 
Blashford, James, interviewed. 19. 
Bledsoe, Anthony, letters, 63, 95. 
Bledsoe, Catherine, letters, 95. 
Bledsoe, Col. Isaac, death, 95. 
Bledsoe family, recollections, 58 ; notes 

on, 83. 
Blennerhasset, Harmon, letters, 125. 
Blevins, Henry, declaration, 59. 
Bliss, H. J., papers. 111. 
Bliss, Leonard, life of Clark, 11. 
Bliss, N. W., papers, 129. 
Blount, William, letters, 84, 149 ; papers, 

82-84 ; vindication, 85. 
Blount, Willie, letter, 31 ; papers, 84. 
Blount family, notes on, 83. 
Blue Licks (Ky.), Bedlnger In, 2. See 

also Battles. 
Blue Mounds (Wis.), Ebenezer Brigham 

in, 113. 
Bluejacket, Charles, interviewed, 24 ; 

notes on, 91. 
Blunt, A. E., letters, 135. 
Badley, John, pension statemenjt, 74. 

Boggs, Lilburn W., letters, 141. 

Boggs, Thomas, pension statement, 73. 

Boggs, William, letters, 96. 

Bogy, Josepn, life of Clark, 11. 

Bogy, Col. L. v., interviewed, 20. 

Bolles (Bowles), Nathan, account books, 

Bolt, Abraham, pension statement, 73. 

Bond, Shadrach, notes on, 35 ; letters, 

Book of Hours, 118. 

Bonnett, Maj. Lewis, Interviewed, 19 ; 
letter, 58 ; company list, 67. 

Boone, Mrs. Anna, declaration, 59. 

Boone, Daniel, biography, 3, 4 ; manu- 
scripts, 4, 5 ; references to, 44, 58, 63 ; 
autograph letters, 135, 142 ; maps of 
localities. 3, 58. 99, 101. 

Boone, Daniel Jr., interviewed, 24. 

Boone, Edward, notes on, 5 ; site of 
death, 101. 

Boone, James, interviewed, 20. 

Boone, Jemima, captivity, 99. 

Boone, Jesse, notes on, 4. 

Boone, Col. Nathan, interviewed, 20. 

Boone, Col. R. H., interviewed, 26. 

Boone, Capt. Samuel, Interviewed, 24 ; 
declaration, 59. 

Boone, Squire, note on, 4. 

Boone family, letters, 5, 96 ; ancestry, 39, 

Boonesborough ( Ky. ) , founded, 35 ; early 
settlers, 11 ; description, 92 ; conven- 
tion at, 35 ; siege, 2-4, 6 ; Nathan 
Reid in. 58 ; map, 59. 

Boord, George G., notes, 88. 

Boord, William, notes, 88. 

Booth, James, letters, 93. 

Borden, Benjamin, noies on, 30 ; land 
grant, 61, 93. 

Boren, Charles, pension statement, 95. 

Boston, proclamation at, 134 ; continen- 
tal army before, 2 ; banks, 30 ; manu- 
script sales in, 18 ; publishers, 30. 

Botetourt County (Va.), records, 26; 
Preston in, 61 ; surveyor, 94 ; sheriff's 
fees, 94. 

Bourbon County (Kans.), Cherokee con- 
troversy, 145. 

Bourbon County (Ky.), records, 19; 
notes on, 38. 

Boudinot, Ellas, letter-book, 117 ; letters 
to, 81 ; data, 125. 

Bourdon, Jean Frangois, sleur de Dom- 
bourg, fief, 132. 

Bourassa, J. W.. letters, 90. 

Bourassa, Joseph N., interviewed, 24. 

Bouquet, Col. Henry, campaign (1763), 
48, 55. 

Bowen, Charles, pension statement, 40. 



Bowie, MaJ. John, notes on, 76. 
Bowles, Nathan. See Bolles. 
Bowman, Abraham, declaration, 59. 
Bowman, Mrs. Elizabeth, interviewed, 25. 
Bowman, Isaac, papers, 12. 
Bowman, Col. John, papers, 12 ; letters, 

13 ; expedition, 2, 4, 6, 51. 
Bowman, Maj. Joseph, expedition to Vin- 

cennes, 12 ; letters, 13 ; journal, 13. 
Bowyer, Col. Henry, biography, 94. 
Bowyer, William, letter, 95. 
Boyce, John, notes on, 44. 
Boyd, Col. George, papers, 107. 
Boyd, Thomas, pension statement, 40. 
Boykin, Edward M., letter, 71 ; notes on, 

Boynton and Morgan, letters, 18 ; land 

grant, 97. 
Bracken County (Ky.), plat, 104. 
Braddock, Gen. Edward, expedition, 43, 

Bradford, David, letters, 67. 
Bradford, Henry, letters, 95. 
Bradford, Capt. James, sketch, 33. 
Bradford, William, interviewed, 21. 
Bradley, Dr. Alexander O., letters, 75. 
Bradshaw, John, pension statement, 95. 
Bradstreet, Col. John, expedition, 48. 
Brady and Wetzel manuscripts, 6, 7. 
Brady, Hugh, letters and papers, 55 ; 

notes, 57. 
Brady, John, interviewed, 19, 21. 
Brady, John S., Interviewed, 19. 
Brady, Samuel, biography, 1, 6, 55 ; 

papers, 6, 7, 55 ; memoranda on, 7, 14. 
Brady, Van S., interviewed, 19 ; notes bv, 

Brady, William, pension statement, 75. 
Brady, William r., notes by, 57. 
Brady family, record, 57. 
Brady's Bend, map, 99. 
Brandon, Christopher, pension statement, 

73 ; reminiscences, 79. 
Brandon, M. J., letter, 65. 
Brandon, Richard, pension statement, 73. 
Brandon, Col. Thomas, narrative, 75 ; 

notes on, 44, 75 ; defeat, 76. 
Brandon, William, pension statement, 72. 
Brant, Joseph, biography, 1, 7, 8 ; data 

on, 9, 49, 125 ; manuscripts, 7-9 ; mis- 
cellanies, 9. 
Brashears, Lucy, notes on, 5. 
Brashears, Capt. Richard, letters, 13. 
Bratton, Mrs. Dorothy, interviewed, 26. 
Bratton, Dr. J. R., reminiscences, 73. 
Bratton, Col. William, notes on, 44, 76 ; 

letter, 70 ; obituary, 76. 
Breckenridge, Gen. James, biography, 94. 
Breckenridge, R. J., letters, 96. 

Breese, Sidney, letters, 128. 
Brenton, Samuel, letter, 58. 
Brtvard, Adam, notes on, 47. 
Brevard, Dr. Ephraim, sketch, 45 ; notes 
on, 47. 

Brewer, Judge David J., papers, 145. 
Brigham, Ebenezer, account books, 113. 
British Museum, Thomason Tracts' In, 

British Public Record Office, documents 
from, 45. 

British Temperance Society, papers on, 
114. See also English. 

Britt, Charles, pension statement, 73. 

Broadsides, 107, 122. 

Brodhead, Col. Daniel, biography, 1, 9, 
10 ; papers, 9, 10 ; order-book, 54 ; let- 
ter-books, 10, 53: letters, 13, 14, 66, 
07 ; expedition, 66, 67. 

brooks, Charles, pension statement, 95. 

Brooks, Dr. Ebenezer, letter, 149. 

Brooks, Littleton, pension statement, 40. 

Brotherton, William, pension statement, 

Brown, Basil, adventure. 97. 
Brown, Charles, letter. 70. 
Brown, Rev. J. H., correspondence, 38. 
Brown, Jacob, declaration, 59. 
Brown, John (Ky.), letter, 14. 
Brown, John (S. C), notes on, 44, 78; 
pension statement, 73. 

Brown, R.jv. John (Va.), letters, 63, 64, 

Brown, Joseph, recollections, 86. 
Brown, Low, notes on, 13. 
Brown, Montford, notes on, 78. 
Brown, Capt. Oliver, notes on, 96. 
Brown, Dr. Samuel, life of Clark, 11. 
Brown, William, pension statement, 95. 
Brown County (O.), data. 38, 97. 
Brown County (Wis.), documents. 111, 

Browne, S. T., information, 65. 
Brownfield, Mrs. Brazilla, letters, 75, 77. 
Brownfield family, notes on, 77. 

Brozer, Mrs. , narrative, 75. 

Bruner, Philip, Interviewed, 23. 
Brunson, Rev. Alfred, Interviewed, 22 ; in- 
formation, 89 ; papers, 113. 
Bryan, Daniel, declaration, 59. 
Bryan, Elijah, Interviewed, 25. 
Bryan, Mrs. Joseph, Interviewed, 23. 
Bryan, Lewis, interviewed, 23. 
Bryan, Morgan, interviewed, 20. 
Bryan, Mrs. Morgan, interviewed, 20. 
Bryan, William, pension statement, 72. 
Bryan family, notes on, 5. 
Bryant, , letters, 123. 



Brjant aod Stratton a M^rcftiitlle Cotlcge, 

Bryont 8 (Brians) Sta.tlon (Ky.)> alege 
at 4 description S'' plans, 9S, ,""" 

Brrson Daniel pension statembnt, 4: 

Bryson J E ■stal lo u 

Bucbuian JiimeB mun a d Q /or, : 

Bucbanan MaJ John papers 62 ; ni 
on Q4 88 85 

Bucklngeheloa note on 81 
Bucktooth — — Interviewed 20. 
Buffalo m West MrRlDla 34 
Buffalo (N \ I account book (1806-15) 

Bukey W llllain interview d "0. 
Bullen M s Jane Inte leaed 2o. 
Bullitt Aleiander letters S 
Bullitt TUonus letttis 14 petition < 

heirs 9o 
Bullitt William C IntetTiewed, 23. 
Bollock I eonari Ileniej biography, 3. 
Bullock -VathanlPl notes on 5. 

Buno II < Ji-tte 8 
Burbage Ihomaa pens 
Burk Mca Sa oh Intervlened 23. 
Burkarn Stephen Inter lewed 19. 
Burke rount (^ C I o 
Burkett, Mrs. Margaret A., Intei-vlewed, 


t. 41. 

Burks, laham, pension 
Burnett, Abram B., Intervlewtd, 24. 
Burnley. Col. Zaeharlah, notes on, 7S. 
Burr, Aaron, conapiracy, 32, 56 ; opposed. 

31; ' 

1, lal. 

Burt, Jlrg, Evrette, Interrlewed. 24. 
Burton, C. M. mnnuacrlpts. lW-126. 
Burwell, Dudley, collectton". S It 
Burwell, Mrs. Nfnrthn, bioRiniihy, 04. 
Busloet. Alexis. Intervleiveil 22, 
Bush, Philip S., Interviewed. 24. 
Bash, William, notes on. 5. 
Butel Dumont, G. M., Memoir, i34, 
Butler, A. T paptr. 3 40, 
Butler, Cnl. Anthony Holes on. 75. 
Butler. {Jen. Benjamin V notes, 150. 
Butler, Daniel. Interviewed, 22. 
Butler, EUzur. letters. I3S. 
Butler, Capt. James, notes on. Tu. 

Butler, Mann, life of Clark. Jl; papers. 

12, 13. 
Butler. Gen. Richard, papers, 28 ; Ifcttera, 
!>», 87. 128. 
Batter, William, notes, 72. 

llllam O., Interviewed, 20. 

Butler, Zebuton, letti 



ibin, letters, 135. 
Wis.), Porller In, 105.. 
'field, Conaul Wiltshire, collAborater 
[)uhlleBtlons. 34. 127.. 

Lutlmann. — ~, <ireek g 
Byerly, Jacob, letters on, 7. 
Bynum, W. 1'.. letter, 85. 
Byrum, Edward. Interviewed, 23. 
Byrd, Wllliom (Va.|. papers, 03, 94. 

Cable, George W 

c rill clam 

n, 149 


la S 


124, 133. 


(111.), re 




128: plat 



also O 


CalD, P. 

II., lette 


taiement. 41. 


. Billy, 












23; 'p 


^oldwell. Mrs. Lavlna, inlervlewed, 23.. 
.'aldwell. Mrs. Nannettt. Interviewed, 22, 
.•nldwell, Samuel pension stafcmeot. 95. 
Caldwell. W D., reminlscenceB. 71, 
Caldwell. William, pension statement, 72, 

Calhoun, Dr. E. B., .n Greenwood (S. C), 


. JohLi. 

128, 147. 

IhouQ settlemenl 

iliroi-nla, missions. 130-132: voyages,. 

130-132: history, 140. 148: letters 

from. 141 ; Bogga In. 08. 
Calk, James, notes on, 71. 

11. Maj. Richard, letter. 70. 

llBway, Betsey, captivity, 4, 00. 

llaway, Elijah, letters, 44. 
rsHaway. Mrs. Elizabeth, Interviewed, . 

Callaway. Fanny, c 
illawny. James, le 

Callan-ay. John H., Interviewed, 2S. 
Callaway. Mlcsjah. declaration. 59. 
.'allaway. Noble, Interviewed, 25. 
Catlaway, Col. Ilichard, biography, 

data on. 42. 
Callaway. Thomas, interviewed. 25. 
Callaway family, noti-s on, 6. 44. 
Calvert, Andrew, interviewed, 23. 
Calvert. John, interviewed, 23. 
CalTett. Ob»dlah, li 



Calvin, Mrs. Jane, Interviewed. 22. 

•Calvin, John A., interviewed, 22. 
Calvin, Perry, interviewed, 22. 
Calvin family, notes on, 35. 
Cunden (N. J.), sites near, 71. 

•Camden (S. ('.), Josf-ph KerRlmw in, 117; 

map of, lO.'t. 
Cameron, Alexander, penuion stntement, 

Camp Charlotte (()), map of, 100. See 
also Dunm ore's War. 

•Caimp1)ell. Col. Arthur, biography, 3, 42, 
43; notes on, 83; letters, 12, 03, 85, 
93, 04, 148. 140; letters to, 140. 

■Campbell, Caldwell, interviewed, 23. 

Campbell, Mrs. Catherine, letters, 140. 

Campbell, Charles, CoU.njj and Ancient 
Dominion of Virf/inla, O.'J. 

■Campbell, Gov. David, autobiography, 
140 ; sketch, 4.s ; correHpoiidcnee, 4.'{, 
03, 148. 140; diary, 140; Interviewed, 
20 ; stntement, 41. 

•Campbell, Mrs. Elizabeth. Interviewed, 

Campbell, Mrs. Frnncres, interviewed, 24. 

Campbell, Cieorge, note on, 74. 

Campbell, .Tames, letters, 140. 

Campbell, John, letiers, 4.'. 148. 

Campbell, Col. John C.. sketch, 4:\. 

Campbell, Dr. John V., life, 38. 

<:ampbell, L. H., mnnuKcrlptH. 148, 140. 

■Campbell, Itobert, periHlon stntement, 41 ; 
notes on, 74, 75. 

■Campbell, Robert, fur trader, letters. 
141 ; pnperH. 141. 

Campbell. Snlly, lettrrs, 04. 

Campbell. Kamuel D.. let tern, 0(5. 

Campbell, Dr. Snmuel L., memoir, O.'J. 

Campbell, Col. Wllllnui, sketeh, 42; reeol- 
lections, 58; nt Kiuif's Motintnin. 40; 
letters, 45, 03; letters on, 00; contro- 
versy concerning;, 20. 41. 43, 44. 

Campbell, Wllllnm H.. cMrre«;)ond'«n"e, 
43, 148. 

Campbell fnmlly, 43. 04. 

Campbell papern, 42, 4.3. 

Campean, DennlH, pnr)erK, 125. 

Campean, Theodore, papers, 125. 

Canada, arovernors, 120; letters from, 
144; Stevens In, 137 ; captivity, 20; 
Mohawks, 0; transcripts from arch- 
ives, 11, 13, 110; boundnry. 10. 

Canals, in Wisconsin, pni)ers on, 100. 

Candler, Col. William, notes on. 31, 34. 

Cannon, James, pension stntement, 41, 

Canope, Iroquois Indlnn. notes on. 0. 

Cape F^ar Mercury, cited. 46. 

Cape Girardeau (Mo. i, Ilouck collection, 
116, 142. 

Cape Girardeau County (Mo.), records, 

Cape Sable, Indians of, 134. 
Capers, William, note on, 44. 
Capps, Greenl>ery, pension statement, 73. 
Carbonell, Isteban, relation of Ilortte^a't 

voyajfe, 130. 
Carden, MuJ. John, notes on, 78. 
Carlck, Adam, pension statement, 73. 
Carleton, Sir Guy, correspondence, 18. 
(Carlisle d'a.), William Irvine in, 33. 
Cnrnack, Cornelius, declaration, 50. 
Cnrolinas, British army in, 63; Peter 

Ney. 04 ; Civil Warfare in Carolina$ 

and (Jroryia, 08. 
Caroline County (Va.), Jonathan Clark 

in, 15. 
Carondelet, Baron dc, letters, 142. 
Carpenter, (ieorge, letters on, 7. 
Carpenter, S. L., letters, 57. 
(,'arr, (ieorge, pension statement, 40. 
Cnrr, John, papers, 80. 
Carrel 1. James, lett<TH to. 148. 
CarriuKton. Lleut-Col. - -, "Articles of 

Cartel," (58. 

Carroll, Benjamin, peiiHlon statement, 

Carson, B. S.. penHion Htatnuent, 73. 
CarHon, Walter. p(>nK!ou HtntenK'Ut, 40. 
Carson. William (Ky. ). pension state- 
ment, 41. 
CarHon, Wllllain (S. Car.), p<MiH;on .state- 
ment. 4(». 
(.'arter, DavhI. pension statement. 41. 
Carter, .Mrs. Kllzabeth, declaration. 50. 
Carter, Enoch, Intervh'wed. 10. 
Carter, Landon. notes on. 85. 
Carter, Mrs. Landon, pension stntement, 

'arter. Mrs. Samuel, Interviewed, 22. 

'art horn. Mrs. - -, Interviewed, 25. 

'artwrl*i;ht, Samuel, ijot<'s on. 35. 

'anithers. Capt. Andrew, notes on, 44. 

!ary. Col. James, note on. 77. 

'asey, Levi, pension stnt(>ment. 72; 
obitunry. 72. 

'asey, William, pension statement, 74. 
"asher, Jonathan, pension stjileiuent. 05. 
^'asler, A. M.. Interviewed, 2(». 
Caso Calvo. Mnnpils of. letters, 127. 
"ass, Lewis, letters. :{(). 125, 130. 
"assidy, Francis, interviewed, 24. 
Cassidy, (Jeorse L.. interviewed, 24. 
Cnssldy. Capt. Michael, notes on, 34. 
Cassidy, Samuel, Interviewed. 24. 
Cassldy. William, interviewed, 24. 
Castle. Bazle, pension statement, 05. 
Castle, Samuel, pension stntement, 41. 



:lioy, John Jr.. notes on, 
. Joseph. pcoalOQ B 
church, in Bnltlmi 
irolt, 124 : MBCkiDnc, 11. 


ttl Amei'lca, jinpiiB on, 140. 

e Count; <l'a.|, settlement Jn, CO. 
ol[unt piipcrs. 123, 

vs. George, historLnn. 03. 
Chambers, A. B.. Ielt*ca. 140. 
Chambers, David, letters. OT. 
CUambcrs, Daild H., lnterv[civcd. 2S. 
Cliambera, fJeorge W., InterTlewed. 20. 
Chambers, Jomes, interviewed, 19. 
Chamlierliilii, .\. W nformatlon by. SS. 
Chambly. Kee Sliaiiljena. 
Cbamp. William, interviewed, 23. 
Champaign County (Ohio), records, 21. 
Chandler. Daniel. Interviewed, 21. 
Chandler, John, note on, 74. 
Chnpllne, Abcnhara. Iplters. 14 ; noles on. 

13, :■ 
Cliapman, Brl(rndeSi 

Bi-on C. n., iinpers 

, (iO ; reelnienta 


[)apcrs, 40. 

, Mecklenborc celebrn- 
aps near, 103; neivs- 

Cliarlotteville (Va.), visit to, 134. 
Chnsteilui, Francois Jean, mari]iiis de. 

vojDge, 134. 
Cheatbem, Mrs. It. ir„ Inlervlewcd, 23. 
Cheltenham (Kng-i, Sir Tbomas Thil- 

lipE In. 112. 
Chenango Connty (N. Y,). map of set. 

Chene, Gabriel, inttrvlcHT'l, 22. 

Chene, Isadore, nolea on, 11 

Cheaowlth, Richard, notes od, 3G. 

Chenowltb, Thomas, notes on. 3<l. 

Chenowlth, WllllBm, nates on. SO. 

Chtrokfe Indiana, data on, 48, 40. 98; 
depredations. 4S : In French and In- 
dian War, 94 : la London, OS, TO ; em- 
baas^ to. 42. OB. 135; sp*ech to, 08; 
destroy Fort iMudoan, C ; tipedltlons 

against (1770), 50, 51, 58, 01, 69. 
TO, 82, 94. 00 ; 1 1781 1 , 70 ; treaty with, 
60, 63 i cession, 03, 99 : boundary, 62 ; 
towns. 70, lOi; ; Tecumeeh among. 88 , 
Kansas controversy on, 145. 

Clierokee County (Kans.), 145. 

Cherry Valley, massacre at (1778), 8, 9. 

Chester (111.), Kaskaskla records Id, 135, 

Chester County (I'a.). papers, 87. 

Chew, James, letiers, 0;l. 

(.'hicigo, tracing post, 27 ; In War at 
1812-15, 00 (see also Fort Dearborn) ; 
first settlers, 127 ; papers. 127-129, 
147 ; Draper In, 2i sirs. Hntehinsoo, 
147; achumacher, 14T Historical So- 
ciety CoUections. 1:37 2S rhUosopHi- 
ca Society, record liook, 1^:7. 

Ohlckasaw Indians, notes on, 20; letter, 
8:^ agent, 84 csmpnign against, 47; 
Tecumseh among. 8S. 

CbibuahuB (Mei,), expedition to, 140. 
'liilders, Goidshy. declaration. 59. 

Chi Ids, - 

1, Jnhr 

-, letters, 

tbonn, E^eiiezer ni 

Christian. Ueorgt-. I 
Christian, Gilbert, 1 
Christian. J, 1 


I'll! la 


44, 06 ; letters, 63, 02. 04 ; Cherokee- 
iiimiiaign, fa. Sec also Cherokee. 

Olirlstlan family, 04. 

Cliurch, Benjamin, proclH mat ion. 134. 

Churches, 53, '2. 73, 123, 124. See alBO' 
tbe severat denominations. 

Cinaloa. description, 131. 

ClncinnBli, Bkelcbea. 17 ; antiquities, 38 ; 
early history, Sl-r.-'j. 70. 81 ; records, 
122; pn-sbytery. 37: prominent fam- 
ilies. 122; mnp, 122: warrant. 96; 
Drniie In, 17, 87 ; Shane, 37 ; Symmes, 

(,■«, CC, \ftUCT3, 127. 



Clark, Andrew, notes on, 89. 
Clark, Benjamin, notes on, 11. 
Clark, Edmund, accoiinl book, 08. 
Clark, Frances, marries O'Fallon, 30. 
Clark, George Rogers, biography, 1, 10- 
14; home, 10; letters, 12, 15, 30, 55, 
06, 67 ; correspondence concerning, 25 ; 
recollections, 58; campaigns. 0, 11-14, 
37. 40, 00, 145 ; regiment, 51, 55. 03. 
92 ; routes, 92, 'l00-102 ; manu- 
scripts, 10-14, 94 ; miscellaneous, 14. 
Clark, John, interviewed, 20. 
Clark, .Tohn, pension statements. 40, 41. 
Clark, .John (Pa.), declaration, 59. 
Clark, John (Tenn.). declaration. 59. 
Clark, Mrs. John, interviewed, 20. 
Clark, Jonas, pension statement, 40 ; 

certification, 40. 
Clark. Jonathan, biograpny. 1. 15 ; pa- 
pers. 15; letters. 14: will, 15: with 
Croghan, 10. 
Clark, Lucy, marries William Croghan, 

Clark, Mrs. Lucy G., interviewe<l, 25. 
Clark, Marston G., papers on, 13. 
Clark, N. L.. correspondence, 05. 
Clark, Mrs. Sophronia, interviewed, 10. 
Clark, Thomas J., interviewed, 25. 
Clark, William Sr., biography, 15; 

papers, 15, 10. 
Clark, William Jr., biography, 1, 15 ; ex- 
pedition to Pacific. 1 : letters. 12. 15, 
27, 142; papers. 14-10. 28, 20, 130; 
Indian agency, 10, 140. 
Clark family record, 24 : papers, 15. 
Clark vs. Porterfield, 14. 
Clarke, Col. Elijah, notes on, 30. 49. 
Clarke. John, note on, 30. 
Clarke, Robert, papers. 22. 
Clarke County (Ky.), notes on, 38. 
Clark's Spring (111.), map. 100. 
Clarksville (Ind.), plat, 101. 
Clarksville (on Mississippi), map, 101. 
Clauder, II. G., letters. 135. 
Claus, Daniel, papers. 0. 
Clavigero, F. X., history, 132. 
Clay, Green, letters, 31. 
Clay, Henry, letters, 148; letter to, 33. 
Clements, Cornelius, pension statement, 

Clements, Jeremiah, papers, 140. 
Clem's Branch, map, 103. 

Clendenin, Mrs. , captivity of. 30. 

Clendennin, Col. Charles, interviewed, 

Clermont County (O.), data, 38. 
Cleveland, Col. Benjamin, biography, 42 ; 

notes on, 58, 83 ; map of camp, 102. 
Cleveland, Grover, letter, 117. 

Cleveland. Robert, data on, 42. 
Clever, (^ol. Stephen, testimony, 89. 
Clinckenbeard, Isaac, declaration, 59. 
Cline, Mrs. (nC^e Foulks), inter- 
viewed, 22. 
Clingman, T. L., letter, 05. 
Clinkenbeard, John, interviewed, 25. 
Clinkinbeard, Mrs. Mercy, interviewed, 

Clinton. Oorg'-, letters. 134, 1.35. 
Cloud, Capt. Joseph, data on, 42. 
Clowney, Samuel, notes on, 70. 
Coates, James, notes on, 77. 
Cobb. Joseph, interviewed, 20. 
Cobleskill, in Revolution, 8. 
Cobly, Henry, interviewed, 25. 
Cocke, Gen. Stephen, interviewed, 25. 
Cocke, Gen. William, biography, 3 ; de- 
fense, 03 : manuscripts, 20. 
Coffee, Gen. John, note on, 75. 
Coffee, P. II.. letter. 87. 
Cutfey, Jesse, notes on, 44. 
Coggin. William, pension statement, 72. 
Cogswell, William, letters, 57. 
Colden, Cadwallader, letter, 134. 
Coldwater (Mich.), John Parkhurst in, 

C^ole, Benjamin, notes on, 9. 
Cole. Coleman, Choctaw Indian, letters, 

Cole, I'aniel. notes on, 9. 
Cole, James, interviewed, 24. 
Cole, Samuel, interviewed, 24. 
Coles. Edward, interviewed, 20. 
Colleges : Dartmouth, 134 ; Hampden- 

Sidney, 37: Iowa, 138; McGill, 125; 

Milton, 140: Princeton, 50; Union, 

80 ; William and Mary, 03. 
Collet, Oscar W., parish register, 129 ; 

notes, 139. 
Collier. .Ifvmes. interviewed, 20. 
Collier's Wecklv, cited, 40. 
Collins, John, pension statement, 40. 
Collins, Lewis, interviewed, 21. 
Collins, Mrs. Rachel, interviewed, 23. 
Collins. William Hertzog. papers, 141. 
Columbian Mayazliie, extracts from, 49. 
Columbus (O. ). genealogical society in, 

123 ; anti-slavery society records, 114. 
Commerce, early Kentucky, 39 ; accounts, 

4, 12, 10. 39, 50, 00, 02, 03, 142, 150; 

papers, 43, 55, 105-108, 111, 113, 116, 

117, 122, 124, 125, 127. 128, 137, 139, 

140, 140, 147. 
Concord (Mass.), 134. 
Congress, provincial, 09 ; continental, 54, 

84, 118; delegates, 43, 69, 71, 111; 

instructions, 50 ; acts, 67 ; Indla.ti. ^<iV- 
* icy, S^; comm\\.\.^e, \^^\ ciX^Vss^'^, 'V^.^ 



jrrants, 79, 80 ; petitions to, 12, 32, 52, 
66, 67, 80, 95 ; records, 21. 
•Conley, A. A., notes on, 77. 
'Conn, George, pension statement, 73. 
-Connecticut, deeds of land, 115 ; Trum 
bull in, 125. 

Connor, John, account, 89. 

Connor, William, account, 89. 

Consineau, Francis, interviewed, 22. 
•Continental army, 63 ; drafts, 66 ; sharp- 
shooters in, 2 ; Brady in, 6 ; lists, 66 ; 
orderly book, 14 ; letters from, 15, 03. 

Conway, Samuel, interviewed, 25. 

Conwell, John, letter, 58. 

Cook, Daniel P., letters, 128. 

Cook, John, letters, 93. 

Cook County (111.), National Bank, sig- 
nature book, 127. 

Cooley, Rev. Timothy, journal, 123. 
■Coombs, Gen. Leslie, letters, 80. 

Cooper, Benjamin A., declaration, 59. 

Cooper, Capt. Joseph, interviewed, 24. 

Cooper, Robert M., order to, 71 ; recol- 
lections, 72. 

Copeland, William, reminsoences, 90. 

Cornplanter, Seneca chief, note on, 9. 

Cornstalk, Shawnee chief, biography, 5 ; 
letters on, 92 ; murder, 54, 63, 90 ; 
son of, pseudonym, 20. 

Corn wal lis, Earl Charles, correspondence, 
71, 77 ; exchanges prisoners, 08 ; camp. 

Correa, Bias. Splriiual Conquest of Cah 
fornia, 131. 

Corry, Nicholas, pension statement. 73. 

Corseley, John H.. interviewed. 2."5. 

Corwin, John A., interviewed, 20. 

Corwin, Moses B.. interviewed, 2:'. 

Costanso, M., Califontin J/fssfo/i^. 131. 

Cotton factory, rotes on establishing, 97. 

Coudray, William, interviewed, 20. 

Coues, Dr. Elliott. Forti/ Years a Fur 
Trader, 137. 

•Council Bluffs (Iowa), Kearney's expe- 
dition to, 140. 

Courcelles. , signature, 132. 

Courts, abuses of law, 51 ; martial, OJ 

Cove Mountain (Ta.), Robert Pattersor 
in, 51. 

Covenanters, at Rockj Creek, 72. 

Cowan, John, notes on. m : journal. 30. 

Cowley, St. Leger, notes on, 9. 

Cox, Charles, notes on. 83. 

Cox, Friend, letter, 58. 

Cox, George, pension statement. 95. 

Cox, Joseph, interviewed, 22. 

Cox, Capt. Joshua, data on, 42. 
-Cot family, notes on, OG. 

Coyle, Manasseh, declaration, 50. 

Crabtree, Isaac, pension statement, 41. 

Crabtrec, Jacob, pension statement, 40. 

Cradlebaugh, William, declaration, 59. 

Craig, Capt. , expedition of (1812), 

. 27. 

Craig, John, statement, 41 : interviewc.!!, 
19 ; pension statement, 73. 

Craig, John, Presbyterian minister, 61. 

Craig, Lewis, letters, 95. 

Craig, Neville B., interviewed, 19, 20; 
letters, 58. 

Craig, Samuel, notes on, 75. 

Craig, Dr. Thomas, interviewed, 25. 

Craighead, Mrs. -, comments, 86. 

Craighead, Capt Robert, note on, 75. 

Grain, Col. R. M., interviewed, 20. 

Cranch, Edward Pease, letters, 122. 

Cranch, Richard Sr., letters, 122. 

Cranch, Richard Jr., letters, 122. 

Cranch, William, letters and papers, 122. 

Crane, William, pension statement, 73. 

CrawfoiHi, John, narratlvi\ 50. 

Crawford, John L., recollections, 56. 

Crawford, Maj. Robert, notes on, 44, 74, 

Crawford, Thomas, notes on, 74. 

Crawford, William, letters, 55 ; notes on, 
90; expeditions, 6, 28, 49, 54, 55, 67. 

Crawford family, biography, 7. 

Crawford County (Kans.), Cherokee con- 
troversy in, 145. 

Creek Indians, boundary, 43 ; notes on, 
31, 49, 83, 86 ; embassy, 135 ; Tecum- 
seh among, 88. 

Creeks: Captina (O.), map, 100; Fish 
(W. Va.), map, 100, 104; Fishing (S. 
C), map, 103; Laramie (Ohio), map, 
lu3 ; Lawrence (Ky.), surveys on, 104 ; 
Lee's (Ky.), survey on-, 104; Lochry's, 
57: Paint (O.), plat, 102; Pipe 
(W. Va.), plat, 100; Salt Lick, Pat- 
terson on, 51 ; Sandy, plat, 101 ; 
Wheeling, settlement on, 00. 

<^resap, Michael, interviewed, 19. 
'rittenden, John, notes on, 13 ; letters, 

.'rittenden, Thomas T., letters, 142. 

C!rockett, Anthony, declaration, 59. 

?rockett, Joseph, notes on, 13. 

""rockson, John G., interviewed, 23. 

C'rochan. George Sr., Indian agent, 1, 16, 
49. 59, 00: letter, .34. 

Croghan, George Jr., letters, 13, 17; 
papers, 10. 

Croghan, John, correspondence, 11, 12. 

Croghan, William, biography, 1, 16; In- 
terviewed, 20 ; letters, 12 ; papers, 16, 




Crosby, John, Interviewed, 20, 

Crouse, Peter, interviewed, 2u. 

Crow, JAmes, statement, 41. 

Crow, Michael, Interviewed. 22. 

Crowder, Sterling, notes on, 74. 

'Cruger, Mrs. Lydia, interviewed,. 19, 20, 

Cuba, sends documents to Spain, 143. 

Cuffle, Mrs. Sallie, interviewed, 21. 

Culbertson, Josiah, biography, 6 ; obit- 
uary, 76 ; notes on, 75, 78 ; pension 
statement, 41. 

Culbertson, William, notes on, 75. 

Culp, Adam, interviewed, 23. 

Culp, John, pension statement, 73. 

Cumberland, invasion of, 40. 

Cumberland County (Pa.), Potters in, 

Cumberland Ford, map, 98. 

Cumberland Gap, map. 98. 

Cuming, Sir Alexander, embassy, 135. 

Cummlngs, Mrs. Elizabeth, interviewed, 

Cummlngs, James L., letters, 93. 

Cummlngs, William, pension statement, 

Cummins, Rev. Francis, certification. 40. 

Cunningham, Ansell, pension statement, 

Cunningham, James, pension statement, 

Cunningham, Rev. R. M., sketch. 38. 

Cuppy, Fletcher P., interviewed, 21. 

Cuppy, John, biography, 7 ; interviewed, 
, 21. 

Curry, Edward, pension statement, 72. 
Curry, Mr. and Mrs. Obadiah, inter- 
viewed, 25. 
Curtis, Capt. Daniel, notes on. 87, 88. 
Cutbirth, Benjamin, data on, 42. 
Cutrlght, John, declaration, 50. 

Dablon, Claude, letter, 132. 

Raggett, John D., letters, 141. 

i>akota, Sioux in, 137. 

^ale. Gen. Samuel, notes on. L'O. 

Dallas, G. M., letters to, 147. 
^*Iliba, James, journal. 20. 

I>aiton, , letter, 14. 

*^^lton, Mary C, correspondence. C4, 05. 
J^aiton, R. H., letter, 64. 
"«i^lton, Valentine T., notes on, 13. 
*-^^ndridge, Alexander Spottswood. bi- 

ography, 3. 
^^ndrldge, Philip S.. letters, 96. 
^^ne Anti-Slavery Society, records. 114. 
^^nlel, Beverly S.. interviewed, 24. 
^^niel, Peter V.. letters, 122. 
^^niel. Walker, letters. 13. 
^-^ftnlelson, John, interviewed, 24. 

Danis, Jean naptisl, interviewed, 20. 

Darboy, Archbishop, letters on, 130. 

Darby, J. F., Intervhwed, 25. 

Darby, William, letters, 57. 

Darcy, Joel, pension statement, 41 

Darnell, Cornelius, notes on, 13. 

Darrow, Sarah M., letters, 77. 

Dart, Col. John S., obituary, 72. 

Darwin, John, pension statement, 73. 

Davenport, Martin, data concerning, 42. 

Davenport (la.), W. C. Putnam in, 147. 

Davenport and Iowa City Railway Com- 
pany, record, 138. 

Davidson, Isaac, pension statement, 95. 

Davidson, Jesse W., interviewed, 22. 

Davidson, Maj. John, sketch, 46; pen- 
sion statement, 40 ; notes on, 47. • 

Davidson, John W., letter, 57. 

Davidson, Capt. Joseph, testimony, 89. 

Davidson, Col. Robert, letters, 57. 

Davidson, S., narrative, 79. 

Davidson, Gen. William Lee, certiflca 
tion, 40 ; notes on, 47. 

Davie, Col. William R., correspondence, 
44 ; narrative, 71 ; epitaph, 72. 

Davis, Azariah, blograpiiy, 3. 

Davis, Daniel, notes on, 13. 

Davis, Capt. Harman. muster roll, 618. 

Davis, Jefferson, paper, 140. 

Davis, John, pension statement, 73 ; let 
ters. 80. 

Davis, John L., pension statement, 41. 

Davis. Ransom, notes on, 44. 

Dawkins, Capt. George, notes on, 77, 78. 

Dawkins, Mary P., letters. 74. 

Dawson, John, pension statement, 41. 

Dawson, William, pension statement, 41, 

Day, John, pension statement, 95. 

Day, Seth, Interviewed, 20. 

Day. T., letter, 58. 

Dayton, Capt. Jonathan, letters, 81. 

Dayton (O.), Robert Patterson in, 52; 
map. 101. 

Dean, James, letter, 134. 

Deane, Charles, letters, 147. 

Dearborn, Greanleaf, letter, 30. 

Dearborn, 11. A. S., address, 30. 

Dearborn, Gen. Henry, letters, 30, 127, 
141 ; defense, 28, 30. 

Decker, Capt. , Interviewed, 20. 

Decker. John, interviewed, 25. 

Declaration of Independence, autographs 
of signers, 118. 

Deerfield (O.), papers on, 122. 

De Ilass, W., letters, 57. 

De jean. See Jean. 

De Lassus, Don Carlos Dehault, papers, 




Delaware Indians, history of, 91 ; war 
against, 8 ; Interview, 24. 

Delaware County (O.), Mary Ferrison in, 

Delzell, Mrs. Martha, biography, 94. 

Democratic state central committee 
(Wis.), correspondence of chairman, 

Denman, Matthias, sicetch, 37 ; letters, 

Denney, Mrs. Margaret, interviewed, 23. 

Denny, Ebenezer, journal, 57. 

Denny, Harmar, interviewed, 19. 

De Pauw papers, 12. 

De Pere (Wis.), merchants. 111. 

De Peyster, Arent Schuyler, data con- 
cernipg, 125. 

Derbanne, , Relation, 133. 

Derr, A. J., letter, 65. 

Desha, Joseph, letter, 31 

De Soto, Ferdinand, adventures, 5. 

Detroit (Mich.), surrender, 28; letters 
from, 29; early history, 124, 125; 
papers on, 124-lz6, 150 ; parish reg- 
ister, 22 ; maps, 122 ; portraits of cit- 
izens, 126 ; Burton in, 124 ; Emmons, 
126; Forsyth, 26; Sibley, 137; Will- 
iams, 125. 

Devil's Hole, massacre (1763-76), 5, 8. 

Devore, Nicholas, interviewed, 23. 

Devore, Peter, interviewed, 23. 

Diamond, John, notes on, 74. 

Dickenson, Henry, statement, 41. 

Dickerson, Henry, interviewed, 22. 

Dickerson, Thomas, pension statement, 

Dickerson, Vachel, Interviewed, 21. 

Dickey, Anthony, pension statement, 47. 

Dickey, David, pension statement, 41. 

Dickey, Mrs. Elizabeth, pension state- 
ment, 41. 

Dickson, John, pension statement, 40; 
letters, 95. 

Dickson, Col. Joseph, notes on, 42, 44. 

Dickson, Josiah, declaration, 59. 

Dickson, Maj. Michael, notes on, 74. 

Dickson, Col. Robert, death, 88. 

Dillard, Hughes, letter, 65. 

Dillard, Capt. James, pension statement, 

Dillard, Mrs. Mary, notes on, 74. 

Dillard, R. T., interviewed, 19. 

Dillard, Thomas, notes, 11. 

Dille, Nehemiah, interviewed, 22. 

Dinwiddle, Gov. Robert, letters, 62, 93, 
135 ; papers, 93. 

Doberty, George, declaration, 59. 

Dobson, Joseph, pension statement, 40. 

Dodd, William, pension statement, 73. 

Doddridge, Dr. Joseph, sketch, 92 ; Note9 
on Settlements, 56, 58, 91, 92, 96, 97. 

Doddridge, Narcissa, letters, 57, 92, 96. 

Doddridge, Philip, letters and obituary^ 

Doddridge family, captivity, 92, 96. 

Dodge, Gov. Henry, letters, 110, 111. 

Dodge, John, letters, 14. 

Dodge, Joseph T., maps, plans, and 
papers, 114. 

Dole, President, message, 118. 

Dominguez, Father, in California, 131. 

Donalson, Israel, narrative, 35. 

Donelson, Andrew J., letters, 142. 

Donelson, Col. John, notes on, 11, 75 ; 
journal, 97 ; map of survey, 98. 

Donelson, Mrs. John, Interviewed, 26. 

Donelson, btockley, letter, 86. 

Doniphan, Col. A. W., expedition, 140. 

Doty, Gov. James D., notes on, 110 ; let- 
ters, 111 ; docket-book, 114. 

Douglas, James, biography, 3. 

Douglass, Edward, letters, 95. 

Dousman, Hercules L., papers, 106. 

Dover, Thomas, interviewed, 21. 

Dow, Lorenzo, convert of, 123. 

Dowell, B. F., letters, 75, 77. 

Dowell, P., letters, 77. 

Downing, James, letters on, 7. 

Downs, Henry, sketch, 46 ; notes on, 47. 

Downs, Maj. Jonathan, pension state- 
ment, 73. 

Downs, Mrs. Sarah, pension statement, 

Drake, Benjamin, biography, 87 ; letters 
to, 89, 90 ; manuscripts, 87, 91 ; Lif9 
of Tecumaeh, 87. 

Drake, Daniel, biography, 17 ; letter to, 
90 ; published works, 17. 

Drake, James W., letters, 89. 

Draper, Jonathan, declaration, 59. 

Draper, Lyman Copeland, biography, 2 ; 
travels, 19-25, 75, 79, 82 ; methods, 1, 

2, 6, 10, 19. 27, 31, 34, 37, 47, 48, 51. 
53, 59, 64, 69, 74, 76, 78, 81, 82, 86, 91, 
98, 148; collaboration, 5, 34, 56; no- 
tation, 11, 39, 92 ; purchases collec- 
tions, 7, 8, 18, 38 ; correspondence with 
Biddle, 57 ; Darby, 57 ; Campbell, 43, 

03, 148; Halbert, 90; McAfee, 122; 
McDowell, 50 ; Martin, 83 ; Orr, 56 ; 
Patterson, 52 ; Tennessee pioneers, 85 ; 
Virginia pioneers, 96 ; author, 37, 39, 
70 ; editor, 28, 30, 91, 92 ; Biograph- 
ical Sketches, 17 ; Border Forays, 5 ; 
Historical Miscellanies, 17, 18 ; King's 
Mountain, 39, 76 ; Life of Boone, 2-4 ; 
Mecklenburg Declaration, 45, 46; 
Memoranda books, 18 ; Notes, 18-26. 



Drayton, William H., Cherokee speeches, 

68, 135. 
Drouillard, Antoine, interviewed, 22. 
Drouillai'd, George, notes on, 35. 
Drouillard, Mrs. Pelagie, iniervlewed, 22. 
Drouillard, Peter, notes on, 35. 
Dubose, Capt. Peter, pension statement, 

Duchoquet, Francis, notes on, 01. 
Duckworth, John, pension statement, 41. 
Ducoigne, Baptiste, notes on, 91. 
Dudley, Rev. Thomas P., interviewed, 23. 
Dudley, William, defeat, 81, 86, 87, 89; 

Interviewed, 23. 
Duerst, Mathias, diary, 113. 
Dugan, John, interviewed, 23. 
Duke, Francis, papers, CO. 
Duke, R. T. W., letter, 70. 
Duke, William J., letter, 70. 
Dummer, William, letter, 135. 
Dumquat, Wyandot Indian, notes on, 91. 
Duncan, Edward S., letters, 96. 
Duncan, Judge Edwin S., information on, 

Duncan. W. A., information from, 88. 
Dunlap, MaJ. James, notes on, 78. 
Dunlap, Mrs. Sarah, interviewed, 21. 
Dunlevy, Judge A. II., furnishes informd- 

tion, 57. 
Dunlevy, Francis, Interviewed, 21 ; 

sketch, 57. 
Dunmore, Lord, biography, 5 ; commis- 
sion, 55 ; letters, 13, 03 ; warrants, 02. 
Douquet, Pierre, notary, 132. 
Durant, Sophia, note on, 88. 
Durrett, Col. Reuben T., correspondence, 

11 ; collection, 147. 
Duval, Gabriel, letters, 122, 125. 
Dysart, John, pension statement, 41. 

Eable, Capt. Samuel, notes on, 74 ; pen- 
sion statement, 73. 

Earle, Dr. Thomas, interviewed, 20 ; let- 
ters on, 57. 

Early, Jacob D., interviewed, 24. 

Early, William T., letter, 70. 

Earnest, Henry, notes on, 86. 

Eastman, Zeblna, ledgers and papers, 

Eaton, Thomas, interviewed, 19. 

Eaton, Mrs. Thomas, interviewed, 19. 

Elaton's Station, settlement, 83. 

Eccles, Charles, notes by, 38. 

Ecclesiastical documents, 53, 105, 108, 
115, 123. See also Catholics, Churches, 

Economic conditions, papers on, 109, 
112, 113, 116. 122, 143. 145. 

BJddy, Thomas, letters, 135. 

Edgar, Gen. John, papers, 35; lettenr 
on, 7. 

Edglngton, D. M., letter, 58. 

Edglngton, George, interviewed, 19. 

Edglngton. Jacob, interviewed, 23. 

Edglngton, Jesse, letters on, 7. 

Edmondson, Andrew J., Interviewed, 25. 

Edmondson (Edmiston), Maj. William^ 
notes on, 44, 85 ; statement, 41 ; com- 
missions, 93. 

Edmondsou family, record, 44. 

Edmund, negi'o servant, reminiscences,, 

Edwards, A. II., letters, 89, 91. 

Edwards, Abraham, letter, 88 ; data con- 
cerning, 125. 

Edwards, Col. Evan, obituary,. 72. 

Edwards, George, intei*viewed, 23. 

Edwards, .Jasper, notes on, 9. 

Edwards, Col. John, note on, 34 ; black- 
berry campaign, 35. 

Edwards, Lucien, interviewed,. 23. 

Edwards, NInian, letters, 27, 31, 142; 
papers, 128. 

Edwards County (111.), English settle- 
ment in, 128. 

Elholm, MaJ. , notes on, 85. 

Euet, Elizabeth Fries, Wonien of RevO' 
Intion, 08. 

Ellis, Jesse, interviewed, 19 ; pension 
statement, 41. 

Ellis, Joe, Shawnee chief, note on, 88. 

Ellis. Mrs. Sabrina, interviewed, 21. 

Ellison, Mrs. Ann, interviewed, 23. 

Ellsworth, W. J., interviewed, 23. 

Elmer, Ebenezer, journals, 30. 

El I*aso (N. Mex.), Doniphan's expedi- 
tion In, 140. 

Ely, Nathaniel, journal, 142. 

Embree, Dick, reminiscences, 90. 

Emery, Mrs. , interviewed, 23. 

Emigration, to Kentucky, 51 ; Enp'lislr,. 
GO ; hints for, 32. 

Emmons, A., law briefs, 125. 

Emmons, Ilalmer H., law briefs, 125 ; 
sketch, 120. 

England, history, 112 ; Brant visits, 8^ 
49 ; Floyd captive In, 58 ; Patton in,. 
01 ; Sumter, 68 ; archives, 13 ; manu- 
scripts, 112, 130 ; newspapers in, 18^ 
41, 77. 

Engle, .Joseph, letfer, 58. 

English, in Detroit, 124; Illinois, 128; 
Virginia, 66; frontier forts, 69, 89^, 
125; relations with Spain, 116, 143; 
with Indians, 8, 49, 86, 89; in fur- 
trade. 105, 107; loyalists, 94; in 
Clark's campaigns, 10-14, army 
lists, 77, 112 ; Vtv etiYc\Vci«.^, \<^, ^^, ^'^N 



officers, 18, 77 ; Askin, 124 ; Hand In, 

54; despatches, 71. 
Enoch, John, Interviewed, 22. 
Episcopal church, first missionary bishop, 

Erskine, Mrs. Margaret Handley, cap- 
tivity, 96. 
Erwin, J. W., letter, 65. 
Escalante, Father, In California, 131. 
Espy, Capt. Samuel, data concerning, 42 ; 

pension statement, 40. 
Estill, B., letters, 96. 
Estill, James, defeat, 4, 98, 99, 101. 
Estill, Wallace, declaration, 59. 
Estls, Abraham, declaration, 59. 
Ethrlngton, George, letters, 135. 
Eustis, William, letter, 30. 
Explorations, of Kentucky, 5, 98 ; Cum- 

l>erland, 84 ; Lewis and Clark, 15, 74 ; 

%)anish, 116 ; Western, 3, 39, 140. 
Evans, J. P., letters, 135. 
Evans, Jesse, declaration, 59. 
Evans, John, pension statement, 41, 59. 
Evans, Joseph, Interviewed, 22. 
Evans, Lewis, map of Kentucky, 98. 
Evans, Nathaniel, petition, 41. 
Evans, Philip, pension statement, 41. 
Evans, Walter, survey book, 96. 
Evlns, Andrews, statement, 41. 

Tabricius, letters, 77. 

Fairfax estate, contest over, 67. 

Fairfield, George, diaries, 117. 

Falrforest (S. C), Smith in, 79. 

Fallenash, Charles, notes on, 35. 

Falls of Ohio, journal of a trip, 37 ; map, 

Faris, Elijah, declaration, 59. 

Farmer, Barney, interviewed, 24. 

Farmer, Jesse, interviewed, 24. 

Fairr, Col. William, notes on, 71, 75 ; 
pension statement, 73. 

Farragut, David, letter, 86. 

Farrow, John, pension statement, 73. 

Farrow, Col. Samuel, notes on, 74. 

Farrow, Thomas, pension statement, 73 ; 
notes on, 74. 

Fauefaet, Jean A. J., letter, 14. 

Faulkner, Capt. William, letters on, 7. 

Fauquier, Gov. Francis, letters, 94 ; or- 
ders. 62. 

Fayette County (Ky.), militia, 51, 52; 
notes on, 38. 

Ferguson, Col. Patrick, at King's Moun- 
tain, 42, 44, 76. 

Fcrrand, William P., letters to, 122. 

Ferris, Miss , interviewed, 22. 

FerriBon, Mary, journal, 123. 
^ew, Benjamin, notes on, 30. 

Field, Daniel, recollections, 88. 

Field, John, notes on, 13. 

Fifteenth Century manuscripts, 130. 

Figgins, Elijah, interviewed, 23. 

Figgins, Fielding, notes on, 35. 

Fllson, John, death, 52 ; journals, 36, 37 ; 
papers, 122. 

Filson, Robert, letters, 52. 

Fincastle County (Va.), extent, 61; 
committee of safety, 85 ; records, 26, 
95 ; Newell in, 97 ; Preston, 61 ; Her- 
ald, 94. 

Findlay, Gen. James, papers, 122. 

Findlay, John, Boone meets, 3. 

Finley. David D., interviewed, 24. 

Finley, John, letters on, 7. 

Finley, Rev. John Evans, papers, 97. 

Finley, Maj. Joseph L., letters on, 7. 

Finney, Major H. H., interviewed, 24. 

Finney, William, letters, 14. 

Fishback, Mrs. Susan, interviewed, 23. 

Fisher, Col. John, notes on, 71. 

Fitzgerald, Lord Edward, extracts on, 

Fitzgerald, Lord G., letters, 142. 

FItzpatrick, John C, letters, 122. 

Fitzpatrick, Mrs. Rebecca, interviewed, 

Flake, George, letter, 57. 

Flanagan (Flennlkin), David, notes on, 


Flanagan, Lieut. John, sketch, 45 ; notes 
on, 47, 75. 

Flax culture, papers on, 143. 

Fleming, William, autobiography, 37, 93 ; 
averts war, 63 ; letters, 62, 63, 92. 94 ; 
letters to, 12, 93 ; letters on, 96 ; jour- 
nals, 92. 

Fleming, Mrs. William, letter to, 95. 

Fleming County (Ky.), notes on, 38. 

Fletcher, Calvin, letter, 58. 

Flinn, Chloe, rescue, 4. 

Flinn, Capt. James, note on, 91. 

Flint, Joseph, interviewed, 24. 

Flint, Timothy, letters, 139. 

Florida, Spanish regime, 134 ; expeditions 
against, 70, 144; Boone in. 3. 

Flower, George, Hiatory of English Set- 
tlement, 128. 

Floyd, Andrew, pension statement, 73. 

Floyd, Sergt. Charles, death, 14 ; jour- 
nal, 1, 16. 

Floyd, George Rogers Clark, letter, 87. 

Floyd, Col. John, biography, 3; In Ken- 
tucky, 58; defeat, 12; narrative, 58; 
correspondence, 14, 26, 88, 63 ; notes 
on, 11, 13. 

Fludd, Augustus, letter, 70; notes on, 



Flndd, William, notes on, 77. 

Foard, J. C, letter, 65. 

Foard, John, sketch, 46 ; notes on, 47. 

Foard, John H., letter, 65. 

Foard, Mrs. O. G., letter, 65. 

Follett, Oran, papers, 121. 

Folsom, Rufus, information by, 88. 

Fontaine, Col. Pacrick Henry, inter- 
viewed, 25, 26; reminiscences, 70; let 
ters, 96. 

Foote, James H., letter, 64. 

Forbes, Gen. John, campaign (1758), 43, 
55, 68, 94. 

Ford, James, notes on, 85. 

Ford, Worthington C, cited, 46. 

Foreman, Col. William, defeat (1777), 
6, 66, 93, 95. 

Forney, Abraham, pension statement, 40. 

Forney, Peter, pension statement, 40. 

Forsyth, Ann, recollections, 88. 

Forsytn, Elisha, recollections, 9. 

Forsyth, Robert, interviewed, 24. 

Forsyth, MaJ. Thomas, biography, 26, 27 ; 
manuscripts, 27, 89. 

Forts : frontier, 51, 61, 71, 85, 88, 101 ; 
block houses, 67. Adams, 80. Arm- 
strong (Rock Island), 144. Belief on- 
talne. 80, 81, 140. Black (Abingdon), 

98. Chartres, 129, 139. Chiswell, 63. 
Crawford (Prairie du Chien), 144. 
Culbertson's, 82. Dearoorn, sketch, 
72 ; early days, 91 ; tour to, i28 ; mas- 
sacre, 29, 90. Duquesne, 00. Erie, 
siege of, 80. George, Gen. Baynes in, 
126. Gower (Ohio), map, 100. Ilar- 
rodsborough (Ky. ), ground-plan, 09. 

Henry (Wheeling), sketches, 95; siege, 
6, 56. 66. Henry (on Holston), 97. 

99. Howard (Green Bay, Wis.), 128. 
Jeiferson (on Mississippi), siege of, 
12: map, 101; (on Ohio), 123. Knox 
(Vincennes), 33. Laurens, establish- 
ment, 54, 56. Leavenworth, 140. 
Loudoun, destroyed, 5. Mcintosh, Ben- 
.iamin Biggs in, 56. Madison, 90. 
Massac (ill.), lOO. Maumee, 103. 
Meigs. 86, 89. MIms, siege of, 90. 
Moultrie, centennial celebration, 08. 
Osage, 140, 144. Ouiatanon, see Wea. 
Pitt. 39, 92; In Revolution, 40, 56, 
66 ; garrison, 5.>, 54 ; commanders, 9, 
10. 34. 5.3, 54; lettters from, 66, 67; 
individuals in, 51. 54. 56. 82. Potter, 
60. Pfandolph, Cornstalk in, 63. Rice 
(Washington County, Pa.). 99. Riley, 
Capt. Williams In. 150. St. Louis 
(111.). 132. Sackville (Vincennes), 

100. Sinqueflelu, 90. Smith (Ark.). 
.144. Snelling, 136. Stanwlx. 8. 

Stephenson, 17, 89. Tackefs, attack 
on, 4. Thicketty (S. C), map, 102. 
Union, Larpenteur at, 137. Van- 
metre's, 96. Waddell, map, 99. Wash- 
ington (Cincinnati), xjo, 91. Wayne, 
81, 88, 90, 91, 128. Wea (Oujatanon)., 
12. Winnebago, Van Cleve at, 114. 
Foster, James, journal, 29. 
Foulks, George, letters on, 7. 
Foulks, John, letter, 57. 
Fonts, Jacob, interviewed, 21. 
Fonts, Sebastian E., Interviewed, 21. 
Fowler, Jacob, note, on, 91. 
Fowler, John, letters, 35. 
Fox Indians. See Sauk. 
Fox-Wisconsin rivers improvement, docu- 
ments on, 106, 110. 
Francisco, Charles, letter, 96. 
Frankfort (Ky.), map, 100, 101; Com- 

inonicealth, 38. 
Franklin, Benjamin, letter^, 135. 
Franklin, Molly, notes on, 83. 
Franklin, state of, 25, 43, 49, 83. 
Franklin County (Ky.), notes on, 38, 
Franquet, Sieur, Voyage, 133. 
Fraser, Maj. Thomas, notes on, 77. 
Frazee, Samuel, notes on, 35. 
Frazier, Andrew, pension statement, 73. 
Frederick County (Va.), records, 26. 
Fredonian, 32. 

Freeman, Samuel, land purchase, 52. 
French, relations with Spain, 12, 116; 
history, 129, lo8, 147; autographs, 
129 ; manuscripts, 129, 130 ; alliance 
with U. S., 13; settlers, 123; land 
titles, 139 ; among Cherokee, 69 ; 
Natchez, 5. 
French-Canadians, Clark's relations, 
11-14; in Detroit, 124, 125; in Illin- 
ois, 12, 14, 20. 
French Salt Springs, 97. 
Friday, Gabriel, notes on, 75. 
Friday, John, notes on, 75. 
Frizell, John, interviewed, 25. 
Frontier Wars manuscript, 27-30. 
Frontiersmen. 62, 63, 07, 94. 
Frontia, Stephen, letter, 65. 
Fulton, Josiah, letter, 90. 
Fulton, Samuel, notes on, 13. 
Fultz. W. S.. Histoip of Company D, 138, 
Funk, Capt. Peter, narrative, 88. 
1' urness. Rev. Samuel, notes on, 73. 
Fur-trade, agents, 26, 82, 105 ; posts, 
27, 101; papers* on, 27, 39, 105, 110, 
11.3, 116, 124, 135, 141, 142; accounts, 
113, 124 : contracts, etc., 106. 
Fyffe, Gen. W. II., interviewed, 21. 

Gage, Thomas, \^\\.^\?>, \^v». 



Oaines, William, testimony, 89 ; recol- 
lections, 88. 

Oaitlier, Burgess, letter, 64. 

Cralbraith, Alexander, pension statement, 

Cralbraith, William, pension statement, 

-Gallaher, David, interviewed, 26. 

<Sallatin, Albert, letters, 121, 125, 128. 

Gallipolis (O.), documents on, 123. 

Galloway, James, sketch, 37. 

-Galphin, George, letters, 135. 

Galvez, Jos6 de, MexicOj California, So- 
nora, 131; diary" of expedition, 131. 

Gamble, Archibald, letters, 140. 

Gann, Nathan, declaration, 59. 

Gannes, , memoir, 133. 

Gano, John Sites, notes on, 37 ; papers, 

Gano, Dr. Stephen F., interviewed, 23. 

Gaps: Baker's (N. C), 99; Boone's, 99; 
Cumberland, 99 ; Mocassin, 99. 

Garangula, speech, 5. 

Garces, Francisco, Sonora mission, 131. 

Garcia de Leon y Pizarro, J., California 
history, 132. 

Garden, , copy of Mecklenburg Res- 
olutions, 40. 

Gardner, Christopher, reminiscences, 70. 

Gardoqui, Diego, letter to, 144. 

Garland, Samuel, interviewed, 26. 

Garrard, Gen. Joseph, interviewed, 22. 

Garrott, Thomas, pension statement, 72. 

GaspC, memoir on, 132. 

Gass, Jolin, notes on, 5. 

Gasseii, — ■ — , interviewed, 20. 

Gaston, Hugh, notes, 74. 

Gaston, Jannet, notes on. 74. 

Gaston, Joseph, narrative, 72 ; pension 
statement, 72, 73. 

Gates, Gen. Horatio, papers, 71. 

Gayarre, Charles S., letters, 77, 149. 

Gayoso de Lemos, Manuel, letters, 142. 

Gee, John, recollections, 9. 

Geiger, Emily, notes on, 73, 74. 

Genealogy, papers on, 24, 40, 112, 115, 
121, 123, 128. 

Genet, Edmund Charles, project. 13, 37. 

Gentleman's Magazine, cited, 68. 

George, Capt. , letters, 13. 

Georgetown (Ky.), site, 51. 

Georgia, legislature, 82 ; loyalists in, 70 ; 
In Revolution, 78 ; Hammond in, 40 ; 
Thompson, 79; papers, 1, 30; land- 
deeds, 115. 

Germans, in Revolution, ; in Pennsyl- 
vania, 2; land-deeds, 115. 

GJbault, Father Pierre, notes on, 12; 
letters, 14. 

Gibbes, Robert W., Documentary History, 

Gibbon, John, letter, 65. 

Gibbs, Sbadrach, notes on, 74. 

Gibson, Lieut. George R., diary, 140. 

Gibson, Col. John, letters, 55, 57, 67; 
in Dunmore's War, 56. 

Glddings, David, diary, 113. 

Giddings, Salmon, letters, 139. 

Gilbert, Wester, letters, 139. 

Gilbert, William, data on, 42. 

Gilkey, Robert, data on, 42. 

Gill, George, pension statement, 72. 

Gill, Thomas, pension statement, 75. ' 

Gillam, Robert C, interviewed, 76. 

Gillespie, Joseph, papers, 128. 

Gilmer, Gov. Greorge R., letters, 135. 

Gllmore, Abraham, data on, 42. 

Gilmore, Enoch, data on, 42. 

GUmore, William, data on, 42. 

Girault, John, notes on, 13 ; papers, 12. 

Girty, Mrs. Catherine, interviewed, 22. 

Girty, John, interviewed, . 19. 

Girty, Simon, letters, -^ ; notes on, 93. 

Gist, Christopher, journeys, 3. 

Gist, Joseph, declaration, 59. 

Givens, James, interviewed, 25. 

Glaze, Thomas, notes on, 74. 

Glover, Thomas W., letters, 77. 

Gnadenhtitten (Ohio), in Revolution, 6. 

Godfrey, , papers, 125. 

Gold, receipts for separating from sil- 
ver, 97. 

Golightly, David, pension statement, 73. 

Gondelock, Davis, pension statement, 73. 

Good, William R., letters, 139. 

Goodloe, Daniel, letters, 47. 

Gordon, Maj. Charles, data on, 42. 

Gordon, Capt. Jack, notes on, 86 ; ex- 
pedition of 1794, 85. 

Gordon, James L., letter, 70. 

Gordon. Mason, letter, 70. 

Gordon, William, California Jesuit Mis- 
sions, 131. 

Gordon brothers, notes on. 78. 

Gorges, Ferdinando, letter, 134. 

Gorman, Mrs. , interviewed, 24. 

Grafton, Absolom, interviewed, 23. 

Graham, A. H., correspondence, 65. 

Graham, Dr. George W., Mecklenburg 
Declaration of Independence, 46. 

Graham, J. D., letter, 65. 

Graham, J. K., letter, 65. 

Graham, James, pension stateitient, 73. 

Graliam, Gen. Joseph, certification, 46 ; 
notes on, 47, 71. 

Graham, S. D., notes, 78. 

Graliam, William, sketch, 45 ; data on, 
42 ; pension statement, 72. 




Grand Rapids (Mich.), Leet In, 146. 

6rant, Col. James, In French and In- 
dian War, GO ; defeat, 30, 93. 

Qrant, Col. Sahiuel M., interviewed, 24. 

Grant, Ulysses S., letters, 141, 146. 

Grant, William, inttrrviewed, 22. 

Grant family, notes on, 5. 

Granville (O.), church records, 123. 

Gratiot, Charles, letters, 13. 

Graves, Thomas (J., notes on, 80. 

Gray, Frederick, pension statement, 73. 

Gray, James, data, on, 42. 

Gray, James (Rutherford Co., N. C), pen- 
sion statement, 41. 

Gray, James (Wilkes Co., N. C), pen- 
sion statement, 41. 

Gray, Rohert, notes on, 77 ; War !n Car- 
olina, 77. 

Greathouse family, letters on, 7. 

Great I^akes region, historical data, 124. 

Green, Col. Alexander, Interviewed, 20. 

Green, John (or Jesse), notes on, 89. 

Green, Zacharius, notes on, 83. 

Green Bay (Wis.), early history, 105; in 
Black Ilawk War, 107 ; Indian agency, 
107; treaty at, 114; merchants. 111; 
Baird in, ir)0 ; Boyd, 107 ; Grignons, 
105; Lawe, 105; Martin, 1(M5, 110; 
papers. 100. 107. 1.50. 

Green County (Ta. ), Inaian scouts in, 

Greenhrior (V«.). settlements, 91, 93; 
land company, 04. 

Greene, Prof. Oeorge W., collections, 71 ; 
loans, 7S. 

Greene, Gen. Nathaniel, In Revolutionary 
War, 58, 09, letters, 70, 71, 125 ; camp, 
103 ; exchange of prisoner3> 08. 

Greenleaf, James, letters, 122. 

Greenup, Christopher, letters, 35. 

Greenville, Samuel, letters, 77. 

Greenville (O.), map, 102. 

Greenwood (S. C), I)rai>er in, 70. 

Gretsinger, Capt. (icorge, interviewed, 

Griffin, Peter, letters. 139. 

Griffith, Willoughby, interviewed, 24 ; 
narrative, 35. 

Grignon, Augustin, licensed, 135. 

Grignon family, papers, 105, 100. 

Griswold, Benjamin B., testimony, 89. 

Grosvenor, W. S.. account book, 150. 

Groves, Peter, letters on, 7. 

Guild, Judge Joseph C, notes, 89. 

Guthrie, Alexander, data on, 57. 

Guthrie, John, adventures, 57. 

Guthrie, Truman, notes on, 89. 

Guyton, Aaron, pension statement, 73. 

Gwathmey, Richard C, interviewed, 25. 

IlACKEB, William, information on, 30. 
Ilagins, Col. William, notes on, 74. 
Ilalbert, II. S., letters, 88, 90. 
Ilaldimand, Gen. Frederick, correspond' 

ence, 14, 18. 
Half King, Indian chief, biography, 7. 
Hall, Henry, interviewed, 24. 
Hail, N. F., letter, 65. 
Hall, Rev. Nathan H., interviewed, 20. 
Hall, Gen. William, interviewed, 26; 

notes on, 74. 
Haller, William, interviewed, 21. 

Ilailey, Mrs. , interviewed, 23. 

Hambright, Frederick, data on, 42. 

Hames, James, notes on, 70. 

Hamilton, MaJ. Andrew, pension state' 

ment, 73. 
Hamilton, David, pension statement, 73. 
Hamilton, Henry, letters, 13, 14 ; papers, 

Hamilton, Robert, pension statement, 95. 
Hamilton, Thomas, pension statement, 

Hamilton (O.), Symmes in, 80. 
Hamilton County (O.), documents on, 

J. a. A.. 

Hammond, Nathan, biography, 3. 

Hammond, Col. Samuel, j)ension state- 
ment, 73 ; sketch, 40. 

Hampshire County (W. Va.), militia, 55. 

Hampton. Col. Andrew, data on, 42; bi- 
ography, 44; defeat, 71. 

Hampton, Anthony, notes on, 74. 

Hampton, Edward, notes on, 74. 

Hampton. Col. Henry, notes on, 74; obit- 
rary, 70. 

Hampton, John, notes on, 44, 74 ; pen- 
sion statement, 41. 

Hampton, .John R., letters, 77. 

Hampton, Preston, notes on, 74. 

Hampton, Richard, letters, 71 ; notes on, 
74 ; pension Htatement. 74. 

Hampton, Wade, notes on, 44, 74, 75; 
letters, 70, 71. 

Hampton, Mrs. Wade, pension statement, 

Hampton papers, 44, 71. 

Iiamtramck, Maj. Francis, notes on, 90. 

Hamtramck, John, leners. 127. 

Hancock, Col. George, interviewed, 25. 

Hancock. Samuel, pension statement, 72. 

Hancock family, notes on, 5. 

Hand, Gen. Edward, biography, 54, 55 ; 
papers, 54, 55; letters, 00. 

Ilandley, Samuel, declaration, 59 ; notes 
on, 85. 

Handly, Jonathan, pension statement, 
V2. ' 

llaney, Francis, nol^, qyv, '^\. 



Hanna. Robert, pension statement, 72. 
Hannibal (Mo.), Whig convention in. 

Hanover County (Va.), description, 33; 

Hinde in, 31, 
Hanson, Thomas, Journal, 39. 
Hapstonstall, Abraham, pension state- 
ment, 93. 
Harage, John, Cherokee Indian, Inform.i- 

tion, 88. 
Haralson, Herndon, interviewed, 25. 
Harbison, James, interviewed, 25 ; notes 

on, 71, 74. 
Harbour, Elisha, interviewed, 21. 
Harden, Col. William, notes on, 75. 
Hardesty, Richard, interviewed, 20. 
Hardin, Franklin, letters on, 57. 
Hardin, John, declaration, 59. 
Hardin, Capt. John, biography, 3G ; 

papers, 36 ; notes on, 90. 
Hardin, Mark, interviewed, 23 ; notes on, 

37 ; notes by, 36. 
Hardin, Gen. Willfam, interviewed, 20. 
Harding, John, letter, 14. 
Hardman, Dr. Jacob, information on, 

Hargis," William, pension statement, 41. 
Harlow, Cornelius, interviewed, 23. 
Ilarmar, Gen. Josiah. biography, 1. 13 ; 

campaigns, 28, 49, 53, 01 ; letters, 13. 

35 ; papers, 31. 
Harmar, William, loans papers, 31. 
Harmon, John, letters on. 7. 
Harper, Alexander, notes on, 0. 
Harper, Mrs. Ann Lewis, interviewed, 

Harper, Francis P.. publisher, 137. 
Harper, John, notes on. 9. 
Harper family, notes on, 9. 
Harrington, Ebenezer, law briefs, 125. 
Harris, Caty McMaster. recollections, 9. 
Harris. *Col. James, sketch, 40. 
Harris. John, pension statement, 73. 
Harris, Robert, sketch, 46 ; notes on, 47. 
Harris, Samuel D., interviewed, 21. 
Harrison. Mrs. Anna Symmes, letter, 81. 
Harrison, Benjamin, letters, 13, 14. 
Harrison, Col. Charles H., interviewed, 

Harrison, Elizabeth Hamptou, notes on, 

Harrison, J. Scott, testimony. S9. 
Harrison, James, interviewed, 25. 
Harrison, Nathaniel, notes on, 87. 
Harrison, Feachy, letters, 90. 
Harrison, Richard, notes on. 13. 
Harrison, William Henry, biography, 1 : 

conference with Indians, 87 ; speech. 

S!): superceded, 29; defense of, 31; 

data on, SO, 125 ; letters, 31, 142 ; let- 
ters to. 31 ; map, 102 ; papers, 31, 
122; official reports, 31, 89. 

Harrison family, notes on, 77, 96, 122. 

Harrisburgh, Pennsylvania state arch- 
ives in. 21, 53. 

Harrod, Col. James, biography, 3 ; founds 
town, 55. 

Harrod, William, notes on, 13 ; papers, 

Harrod family, records, ^o. 

Ilarrodsburgh (Ky. ), founder, 55; map 
of, 99 ; journal at, 13. 

Hart, Abel, notes on, 9. 

Hart, David, biography, 3. 

Hart, Joseph, pension statement, 73. 

Hart, Joseph F., interviewed, 76. 

Hart, Mrs. Mary Irvine, interviewed, 23. 

Hart, Nathaniel, biography, 3 ; sketches, 
36 ; papers, 26, 38 ; journal, 29 ; inter- 
viewed, 26. 

Hart, Thomas, biography, 3 ; sketches. 


Hartford (Conn.), Nathan Bowles in, 

Harvey, Col. Matthew, biography, 94. 
Hatch,' William Stanley, papers, 123; 

letters to, 123. 
Haviland, Dr. W^llliam T., manuscript 

collection, 145. 
Hawaii senate, message to, 118. 
Hawes. Paul, interviewed, 25. 
Hawes, Col. Samuel, notes on, 74. 
Hawkins, Benjamin, Sketch of Creek 

Country, 135. 
Hawkins, Mrs. Jemima, interviewed, 23, 
Hawthorn, Maj. Adam, notes on, 73. 
Hawthorne, Col". James, notes on, 44, 73- 

Hawthorne, Joseph, pension statement, 

Hay, Jehu, notes on, 11. 
Haymaker, Mrs. John, interviewed, 20. 
Haynes, Rev. James, interviewed, 25. 
Hays. David, notes on, 85. 
Hays, Robert, notes on, 11, 85 ; letters, 

Hays Station, massacre, 12. 
Ilayter, Israel, statement by, 41. 
Ileald. Darius, interviewed, 24. 
Heald. Nathan, papers, 29 ; Journal 

(1812-13). 30. 
Ileaton, D. F., narrative, 35. 
Hebrew manuscripts, 130. 
Heckewelder, G. E., Moravian mission 

ary. data on, 125. 
Heckewelder, J. M., letter, 58. 
Heckewelder, Mary, letter. 58. 
Hedges, Isaac, interviewed, 21. 



Hedges, Joseph, Interviewed, 19. 

Hedges, Samuel, iDterviewed, 23. 

Hedges, Silas, letters on, 7. 

Heim, John, notes on, 39. 

Helderman, John T., letter, 65. 

Helm, Leonard, notes on, 13 ; letters, 13. 

Helper, H. H., letter, 65. 

Hemp culture, papers on, 143. 

Hempstead, Edward, letters, 139. 

Hempstead, Stephen, » interviewed, 24 ; 
journal, loi». 

Hempstead papers, 139. 

Henderson, James, letters, 93. 

Henderson, John, letters, 76. 

Henderson, Maj. IMeasant, pension state- 
ment, 75. 

Henderson, Col. Richard, biography, 3 ; 
sketches, 36 ; Transylvania purchase, 
48; journal, 35, 36, 38; papers, 26, 
35, 36. 

Henderson, Robert, pension statemeat, 

Henderson, Col. Samuel, biography, 3 : 
pension statement, 73. 

Henderson, Gen. William, notes on, 74. 

Henderson family, notes on, 5. 

Hendershott, Mrs. Charity, autobiog- 
raphy, 33. 

Hendricks, Mrs. Belinda, interviewed, 21. 

Hendricks. George, notes on. 5. 

Hendricks, Thomas A., letters, 117. 

Henry, Alexander, correspondence, 124. 

Henry, David, declaration. 59. 

Henry, James, letters, 52. 

Henry. Tatrick. letters. 12, 13, 66, 67. 
118 ; appointment. 129. 

Henry. Peter, letters on, 7 ; capture, 100. 

Henry, Robert, notes on. 44. 

Henry, William, interviewed. 22. 

Henry family. In Virginia, 94 ; captive 
children, 56, 57. 

Henry (Pittsylvania) County (Pa.). 
John Keud in, 58. 

Henry County (Va.). Martin in, 82. 

Herald of Liberty, 23. 

Herbert, Josiah, pension statement, 95. 

Herndon. Col. Benjamin, notes on, 78. 

Herndon, Georare. interviewed, 25. 

Herndon. Joseph, pension statement, 72 : 
notes on, 78. 

Herndon, Robert, interviewed. 25. 

Hertzoc, Joseph, letters. 141. 

Heward, Hugh, journal of a voyage. 128. 

Hewlett. Capt. Thomas, notes on, 78. 

Hickiing, William, letters, 90. 

Hickman, Maj. Thomas, Interviewed, 26. 

Hicks. Charles R., letters. 135. 

Higgins, Daniel, interviewed, 20. 

Hildreth, Samuel P., interviewed, 20 ; 
letters, 122, 125; collections, 56. 

Hilborn, John, captivity, 9. 

Hill, D. H., letter, 65. 

Hill, Reuben, pension statement, 41. 

Hill, Tom., note on, 9. 

Hill, Gen. William, letter, 70 ; notes on,. 
44, 73 ; sketch of Revolution, 70 ; man- 
uscripts, 6, 72. 

Hillhouse, Capt. John, notes on, 75. 

Hills, Capt. Alfred C, papers, 127. 

Himonubbee, Choctaw Indian, Inter- 
viewed, 88. 

Hinde, Belinda Bradford, sketch, 33. 

Hinde, Mary Todd (Hubbard), sketch, 

Hinde, Thomas, in French and Indian* 
war, 31 ; sketch, 33 ; notes on, 81 ; 
information by, 88. 

Hinde, Thomas Spottswood, biography, 
31 ; papers, 24, 31-33. 

Hinkson, John, interviewed, 19. 

Historical Journal of the Revolution, 77. 

Historical Magazine, 68. 

Hite, Isaac, biography, 3. 

Ilite, Sarah, married Jonathan Clark»- 

Hite family, contest with Fairfax estate^- 

Ilitt, U. W., interviewed, 25. 

Hodge, John, pension statement, 73. 

Ilodges, J. D., letter, 65. 

Hodges, Jesse, declaration, 59. 

Iloentubbe, Charlie, Choctaw Indian, lo- 
terviewed. 88. 

Hogg, James, biography, 3 ; sketch, 36. 

Holder, John, notes on. 5. 

Hollis, Capt. John, pension statement,. 

Hollis, John. Indian boy, adventure, 95. 

llolman. Ilarrod, notes on, 86. 

Holmes. Abraham, testimony, 89. 

Holmes. Enos. interviewed, 22. 

Holmes, (leorge F., letters, 77. 

Holmes. Col. Joseph, interviewed, 23. 

Holmes, Dr. Michael, interviewed, 22. 

Holmes & Son, cash-book and ledger, 128^ 

Holston. John Sevier at, 43; treaty of, 
30. See also River Ilolston. 

Hood, Andrew, pension statement, 72, 

Hood. Dr. James, interviewed, 21. 

Hood, John (N. C), pension statement,. 


Hood, John (Tenn.), pension statement. 

Hood, Thomas, pension statement, 40, 

Hopewell treaties (1785-86), papers on,. 

Hopkins, Col. David, notes, 74. 
Hopkins, John, letters, 122. 



-, notes on, 83. 

Hord, Col. — 

Horseshoe Bottom (W. Va.), map, 100. 

Horttega, Francisco de, voyage, 130. 

Hosack, N. P.^ letters, 47. 

Hosmer, H. L.. letters, 88. 

Hotchkiss, Cyrus, notes on, 9. 

Houck, Louis, collections, 116, 142-144. 

Houk, Micliael, notes on, 74. 

House, Andrew, declaration, 59. 

Houston, Peter, narrative, 5. 

Houston, Thomas S., letter, 65. 

Hovenden, Capt. Richard, notes on, 78. 

Howard, Benjamin, letters, 128, jl42. 

Howard, Sen. Jacob M., papers, 126. 

Howe, (jrcn. , letters, 121. 

Howe, David, notes on, 74. 

Howell, Frank, interviewed, 24. 

Howell, Mrs. Serena, interviewed, 25. 

Howell, Mrs. Susan, interviewed, 25. 

Howison, Robert R., History of Virginia, 

Hubbard, Edward Clarence, papers, 128. 

Hubbard, Gurdon S., interviewed, 24 ; 
letters, 90 ; cash-books, 128. 

Huggins, Maj. Joun, notes on, 44. 

liughes. Col. Joseph, notes on, 44 ; pen- 
sion statement, 74. 

Hughes brothers, letters on, 57. 

Hughey, John, notes on, 35. 

Hughey, Richard J., interviewed, 24. 

Hughs, William, pension statement, 73. 

Huguenot descendants, 43. 

Hulce, M. U., collections. 8, 9. 

Hulings, Samuel, interviewed, 19. 

Hull, James, letters, 140. 

Hull, Gen. William, charges against 
Dearborn, 28 ; letters, 121, 125. 

Humphries, Rev. Thomas, notes on, 75. 

Hunt, Dr. , information by, 88. 

Hunt, John E., interviewed, 24. 

Hunt, Col. Thomas, letters, 142. 

Hunt, Wilson P., letters, 140. 
Hunter, , Interviewed, 23. 

Hunter, Rev. Humphrey, notes on, 47 ; 
certification, 46. 

Hunter, Col. Hy., notes on, 75. 

Hunter, John Dunn, notes on, 81. 

Hunter, Patrick, declaration, 59. 

Huron Indians, mission among, 124, 132. 

Hutchason, Mrs. Nancy, interviewed, 24. 

Hutchings, Col. Thomas, notes on, 11, 

Hutchinson, Mrs. M. D., manuscript col- 
lection, 147. 

Hutchinson, Samuel, pension statement, 

Hutchison, Capt. William, certification, 
46 ; pension statement, 41. 
Hyatt, Jndge Frederick, Interviewed, 24. 

Iberville, Pierre le Moyne, sieur d', 
letter, 133. 

Illinois', explorers, 129 ; boundaries, 105 ; 
French regime, 12, 13, 20; Clark's 
conquest, 6, 12-14, 100; American 
pioneers, 33, 35, 63; early days In, 
48, 56, 63, 128, 129; Mormons, 127, 
129 ; slavery, 127 ; tour through, 97 ; 
in War of Secession, 128 ; letters on, 
159 ; pension statements In, 95 ; 
Draper in, 24 ; Edwards, 27 ; Symmes, 
80; manuscripts on, 1, 14, 33, 122, 
127-129 ; early record book, 129 ; 
collections in, 127-136, 147. 

Illinois dnd Michigan canal, papers on, 

Illinois regiment, grant, 15, 101; letters 
from, 63 ; officers, 14, 15, 51 ; papers 
of, 14, 16, 92. 

Imlay, Gilbert, letters, 35. 

Immigration, German, 6; early Wiscon- 
sin, 109 ; alarms Spaniards, 116. 

Indentures, copies of, 60 ; records, 62. 

India trade, papers on, 117. 

Indian Old Fields (Ky.), map, 98. 

Indian Piqua, plat, 100. 

Indian Territory, J. G. Vore in, 88. 

Indiana, as a boundary, 108 ; data on, 
129 ; bounty land, 101 ; deeds, 115 ; 
pension statements in, 95 ; Draper in, 
20, 24 ; papers, 120. 

Indiana Colony, 92. 

Indians, tribes, 11, 86, 101, 102, 116, 
134 ; names, 129 ; mounds, 100 ; super- 
stitions, 91 ; witchcraft, 89 ; presents 
for, 50 ; conditions of women, 91 ; 
speeches, 5, 8, 10, 63, 83 ; petitions, 8 ; 
plan of government for, 33 ; chiefs, 
10, 33; as scouts, 56; interpreters, 
124 ; testimony of, 89 ; trade with, 58- 
60, 62, 105-107, 129; hostilities, 
3, 5, 11, 12, 30, 43, 66, 93, 124; 
depredations, 2, 51, 57, 59, 62, 63, 67, 
95, 145 ; attack Boonesborough, 2, 6 ; 
Wneeling, 67 ; captives, 34, 36, 39, 52, 

86, 99; massacres, 11, 39; kill Filson, 
52 ; Hardin, 36 ; Patton, 62 ; wound 
Patterson, 51 ; Poe encounters, 6 ; in 
Dunmore's War, 61 ; Revolution, 8, 
42 ; War of 1812-15, 86 ; missions for, 

87, 124 ; schools, 7 ; British relations, 

89, 116 ; agents, 16, 27, 31, 82, 84, 87, 

90, 105, 107, 113, 125, 136, 140, 141; 
commissioners, 14, 50 ; superintendent, 
27, 28, 30 ; councils with, 10, 87, 88 ; 
speeches to, 11, 12, 16, 43. 52 ; reser- 
vations, 20 ; accounts of, 87, 105 ; let- 
ters on, 84, 137, 139, 149; notes, 8, 
82 ; papers, 28, 29, 105, 110, 113, 115, 



116. 124, 130. 143, 145; map of vil- 
lage, 100. See also Treaties, and the 
several tribes. 
3Ingles, Thomas (Ky.), letters, 96. 

Ingles, Thomas (Va.), letters, 06. 

Ingles, Mrs. William, escape, 5. 

Ingles family, history, 96. ^ 

Innes, Harry, letters, 14. 

Innis, Col. James, list of officers. 77. 

.Iowa, Draper in, 24 ; collections in, 138, 
147; hcandard, 138. 

Ireland, Croghan in, 16 ; Hand, 54 ; Ir- 
vine, 33 ; Johnston, 90 ; Patton, 61 ; 
Potter, 59 ; Preston, 60 ; Wier, 39. 

Jronside, Colin C, testimony, 89. 

Iroquois, interviewed, 20 ; removed to 
Canada, 8 ; documents on, 134. 

Irvln family, relationship, 122. 

Irvine, Col. David, interviewed, 23. 

Irvine, Gen. Robert, notes on, 76. 

Irvine, Dr. W. A., interviewed, 21 ; let- 
ter, 58. 

Irvine, Gen. William, biography. 1, 33, 
34 ; letters, 14 ; letters to, 53, 54 ; 
papers, 32, 34, 54 : order book, 54. 

Irvine family, record, 76. 

Irvini?, Washington, life of Clark, 11. 

Irving Literary Society (la.), records, 

Irwin, Judge David, docket book, 114. 

Irwin, Col. Robert, notes on, 44, 47 ; 
Sketch, 45. 

Irwin, Tliomas, account, 91. 

Isaacs, Col. Eiijan, notes on. 42, 71. 78. 

Islands: Bruuot's (Aliquipas), 101; 
Cape Breton, 132, 133: Corn, 12, 100: 
Long (on Ilolston), 82, 83; McKee's, 
101 ; Mackinac, 105, 107 ; Orleans, 
132 ; Royale, 133 ; St. Jean, 133. 

Italian manuscripts, 130. 

Ivey, Elijah, note on, 74. 

Jack, Capt. James, certification, 46 ; 

notes on, 4i ; Philadelphia journey, 

Jack, Matthew, data on, 57. 
Jackson, Andrew, birthplace. TO. 77 ; 

order-book, 29 ; letters on, 149. 
Jackson, David, fur-trader, letters, 141. 
Jackson, Henry, note on, 91. 
Jackson, Joseph, declaration, 59. 
Jackson (Mich.), Schoemaker in, 147. 
Jacquette, Maj. Peter, RccoVections of 

the Revolution, 74. 
James, Denton, correspondence, 65. 
James, George W., letters, 90. 
James, .John II., interviewed, 20. 
James, Judge William D., sketch, 72 ; 

notes on, 44, 125. 

.Tamieson, .Capt. James, pension state- 
ment, 72, 73. 

Janis, J. E., note on, 12. 

Jarrot, Mrs. Julia, interviewed, 24. 

Jay, John, letters, 123. 

Jean, Philip de, notes on, 11. 

Jeiferson, Thomas, letters, 12-14, 30, 
63, 66, 127, 149; relating to Clark, 
13, 25 ; in archives, 21 ; statement by, 

Jefferson (N. C), on Clinch River, 98. 

Jefferson County (Ky.), records, 25. 

Jeffries, John, reminiscences, 79. 

Jenkins, G. A., diary, 113. 

Jenkins, Thornton A., letters, 65. 

Jennings, Edmund, notes on, 83, 85. 

Jennings, Edward, pension statement, 41. 

Jesuits, missions in California, 131 ; Re- 
lations, 115. 

Jessamine County (Kj'.), notes on, 38. 

Job, , interviewed, 26. 

Johnny, Capt. , notes on, 91. 

Johnson, Mrs. , interviewed, 25. 

Jqlinson, Andrew, note on, 5. 

Johnson, Cave, letter, 86. 

Johnson; lion. I)., information, 70. 

Johnson, Mrs. Ellen T., interviewed, 23. 

Johnson, Enos, declaration, 59. 

Johnson, (xuy, letters, IJJ. 

Johnson, H., letters, 140. 

Johnson, Harriet, marries George Boyd, 

Johnson, Capt. Henr.v. interviewed, 25 ; 
letter, 57. 

Johnson, Dr. .John, interviewed, 20. 

Johnson, John W., of Prairie du Chien, 
letters. 140. 

Johnson, Rachel, Interviewed, 20. 

Johnson. Richard M., letters, 30, 87. 

.Johnson, Capt. Samuel, data on, 24. 

Johnson, Silas, notes by, 77. 

Jounson, Gen. Thomas, notes on, 86, 

Johnson, Dr. Uzal, notes on, 44. 

Johnson, Gen. William, interviewed, 23. 

Johnson, Sir William, papers, 8, 9, 135. 

Johnson County (la.), records, 138. 

Johnston, Charles, biography, 94. 

Johnston. I. S., letters, 140. 

Johnston, John, biograpuy, 90 ; letters 
and journals, 87, 90 ; miscellanies, 91. 

Johnston, Mrs. Mary, pension statement, 
73. . 

Johnston, Robert, pension statement, 72. 

Johnston, William, oiography, 3 ; notes 
on, 9 ; notes of tour, 128. 

Johnstone, James F., letter, 64. 

Joliiet. Louis, autograph, 129. 

Jolly, Judge Henry, interviewed. 21 : let- 
ters on, T ; •^cvl%\«w ^\.'^\.<kss^<£n\\., ^~^\ 


• -:> 


recollections. 5C ; declaration, 59. 

Jones, Basil G., statements, 65. 

Jones, Benjamin, notes, 38. 

Jones, Catlett, notes on, 5 ; interviewed, 

Jones, Darling, pension statement, 40 ; 
declaration, 59. 

Jones, Evftn, letter, 135. 

Jones, Francis, interviewed, 24. 

Jones, Gabriel, papers, 128. 

Jones, Capt. Horatio, notes on, 9. 

Jones, James, interviewed, 24. 

Jones, John, interviewed, 25. 

Jones, John Gabriel, notes on, 13. 

Jones, Joseph, letters, 127. 

Jones, L. H., manuscript collection, 148. 

Jones, William, statements by, 70. 

Jones County (N. C), militia, 50. 

Jonesboro (Tenn.), map, 98. 

Jordan, James, note on, 74. 

Jordan, Robert, pension statement, 73. 

Joslin, Benjamin, memoir, 86. 

Jouett. John, interviewed, 25. 

Journals : Askin's, 124 ; Avery's 50 : 
Bowman's, 13 : Buchanan's, 62 ; Cool- 
ey's. 123: Dalliba's, 29; Denny's, 57; 
Donelson's, 97 ; to Falls of Ohio, 37 ; 
Ferrison's, 123 ; Filson's, 36, 37 ; 
Fleming's, 92; Floyd's, 1, 16; Han- 
son's, 39 ; Heald's, 30 ; Hemstead's, 
139; Heward's, 128; Johnston's, 87, 
90 ; Knapp's. ll.> ; Larpenteur's, i67 : 
Lawler's, 123 ; Charles Lewis's, 30 ; 
Lonc's, 136 ; .Joseph McTunkin's, 79 ; 
Marsh's. 113 ; Xewell's, 97 ; Norris's. 
30; Pausch's, 118; Polk's, 127; 
I'osey's, 30 ; Putnam's, 121 ; Serge- 
ant's. 142; D. Smith's. 13; Snelllng's. 
26 : Walker's, 3. 4 ; Washburne's, 130. 

Joyes. John, interviewed. 25. 

Juchereau, . mission to France, 133. 

Jumper. John. Creek Indian, 88. 

Juneau. Solomon, correspondence. 111. 

Juniper Springs, topography, 44. 

Jurney, Peter C. correspondence, 65. 

Juzan. Pierre, memoranda on, 87 ; remi- 
niscences, 90. 

KACHEgrA. Shawnee Indian, Interviewed. 

Kaine. D., letters, 57. 

Kane, Elias Kent, papers, 128. 

Kan&as. as a boundary, 108; Draper in. 
24 ; pioneers. 145 : in •War of Seces- 
sion, 144, 145 ; collections in, 144. 
At 5, 150. 

Kaskaskia (111.). Clark's campaign 

against. 11, 12. 51; route to. 12; 

maps, 100. 101 ; pioneer lists, 11, 128; 

concessions, 97 ; Edgar in, 35 ; records,. 
20, 91, 128, 135 ; letters from, 13, 63. 

Kearney, Gen. Stephen W., papers, 140i. 

Keating, Prof. \Villiam H., narrative, 

Keeley, Benjamin, notes on, 5. 

Keener* William, Interviewed, 21. 

Kelley, Thomas C, Interviewed, 23. 

Kellogg, Louise Phelps, aid acknowl- 
edged, vll. See also Thwaites andi 

Kelly, Beal, declaration, 59. 

Kelsey, Thomas, notes on, 34. 

Kemper, Bishop Jackson, biography, 108 ; 
papers, 107, 108. 

Kendall, Amos, postmaster general, 107. 

Kenedy, William, pension statement, 72. 

Kenmoure, John, pension statement, 73.. 

Kennedy, Ann, narrative, 75. 

Kennedy, Joseph, declaration, 59. 

Kennedy, Patrick, notes on a journey, 97:. 

Kennedy, Thomas, declaration, 59. 

Kennerly, James, letters, 140. 

Kennerly, William, pension statement,. 

Kennon, Gen. Richard, notes on, 87. 

Kennon. Col. William, sketch, 46 ; notea» 
on, 47 ; Interviewed, 23. 

Kenton; Benjamin, narrative. 35. 

Kenton, Gabriel, interviewed, 22. 

Kenton, Ilarvey, Interviewed. 22. 

Kenton, James, interviewed, 21. 

Kenton, John, interviewed, 22. 

Kenton, Mrs. Mark, interviewed, 22. 

Kenton, Philip C. Interviewed, 23. 

Kenton, Samuel, Interviewed, 22 ; cap- 
tivity. 6. 

Kenton, Simon, biography, 1, 34, 35 ; 
notes on, 39, 135 ; battle-grounds, 102 ; 
papers, 34, 35. 

Kenton, Simon Jr., notes on. 35. 

Kenton, Thomas, Interviewed. 21. 

Kenton, William, interviewed, 22. 

Kenton, William M., narrative, 35; In- 
terviewed, 20-23. 

Kenton, Willi{£m M. Jr., interviewed, 22^ 

Kenton family, register, 22, 25 ; descend- 
ants, 35. 

Kenton's Station (Ky.). map, 101. 

Kentucky, boundary, 83 ; explorations, 
3, 5 ; emigration to, 51 ; early history^ 
3, 10, 35, 37, 39 ; founders. 3 ; pio- 
neers, 3, 30, 35, 37-39, 51, 61, 63, 
118; marriage lists. 38; descendants, 
24 ; stations, 37, 38 ; settlements, 3, 
34, 51, 82, 92 ; disunion, 45 ; conven- 
tions, 37, 48, 49 ; legislature, 3, 52 ; 
laws, 21 : delegate to Virginia, 52 ; 
courts, 95 ; politics, 43 ; Indian tribes,. 



:ll ; inroads, 98 ; captives, 18 ; cam- 
paigns, 31, 36; militia, 12, 29, 52; 
?travel in, 38, 85 ; maps of, 98-101 ; 
103 ; commerce, 39 ; manufacturers, 
■ 39 ; pensioners, 91, 95 ; land-sales, 3, 
95, 97 ; surveys, 61, 62, 85 ; church 
In, 37 ; Boone in, 3, 4 ; Builitt, 95 ; 
bowman, 12 ; Christian, 94 ; Clark, 12 ; 
•Cleveland, 42 ; Drake, Benjamin, 87 ; 
Drake, Daniel, 17 ; Draper, 20 ; Flem- 
ing, 92 ; Floyd, 74 ; Harrod, 55 ; Hen- 
derson, 35 ; Hinde, 31 ; Ingles, 96 ; 
Madison, 94 ; Tatterson, 51 ; Records, 
39 ; Reid, 58 ; Russell. 94 ; Shelby, 43 ; 
Wallace, 94 ; Weir, 39 ; first historian 
of, 36 ; newspapers, 7, 21 ; Gazette, 26, 
38 ; Historical Society, 38 ; manu- 

. scripts on, 1, 15, 33, 35-39, 53, 122, 
128, 147. 

Kercheval, Samuel H., interviewed, 26. 

Iverr, James, pension statement, 41. 

Kerr, Joseph, pension statement, 40. 

Kershaw, Joseph, account book, 117. 

Key, Marshall, contributions from, 21. 

Key, Mrs. Marshall, interviewed, 25. 

Key, Peyton R., interviewed, 21, 24. 

Keys, Capt. James; statement, 41 ; pen- 
sion statement, 93. 

Klbby, Mrs. Rachel, interviewed, 23. 

Kibby, Mrs. Timothy, interviewed, 20. 

Kidwell, Rev. John, interviewed, 26. 

Kllbourn, Byron, letters, 123. 

Kilbourn, Hon. James, letters, 123. 

Killbuck, Delaware chief, note on, 91. 

Kimball, MaJ. Frederick, note on, 74. 

Kincannon, Capt. Andrew, notes on, 42- 

King, Rufus, letters, 123. 

King's Mountain, manuscripts, 1, 39-45, 
148 ; celebration, 148 ; topography, 39- 
42, 102. See also Battles: King's 

Kingman (Kans.), Grbsvenor in, '150. 

Kinzie, John, fur-trader, 26, 27 ; papers, 
1^8, 129. 

Kinzie, Mrs. Juliette A., letters, 89. 

Kirk, William, letter, 87. 

Kirker, John, interviewed, 24. 

Kirker, Thomas, papers, 35. 

Kirkwood, Gov. , letter books, 138. 

Knaggs, James, interviewed, 22. 

Knapp, J. G., journal, 115. 

Knight, Dr. John, interviewed, 25. 

Knott, Wilson, letter, 58. 

Knox, Henry, letters, 127. 
Knox, Capt. James, notes on, 75. 

Knox, Gen. John, letters, 67, 121. 

Knoxville (Tenn.), Blount in, 84; Ga- 
zette, 26. 

Kouns, Dr. Nathan, interviewed, 24. 

Kouns, Mrs. Winnifred, Interviewed, 24. 
Kuykendall, Matthew, declaration, 59. 
Kyle, Samuel, interviewed, 20. 
Kyles family, biography, 94. 
Kyle's Settlement, in Revolution, 8. 

Lacey, Joshua, notes on, 75. 

L.acroix, Col. Hubert, notes on, 88, 89. 

La Croix, J. B., note on, 12. 

La Crosse (Wis.), Bliss in. 111; Myrick, 

113 ; documents on. 111. 
La Crosse and Milwaukee Railway, 108. 
Lacy, Col. Edward, notes on, 44, 74, 75 ; 

reminiscences, 90; letter, 70. 
Lafayette, Marquis de, letter, 74. 
La Fontaine, Capt. Antoine, Interviewed, 


Lakes : Great, 8, 87, 124 ; Brady's, 101 ; 
Erie, 122 ; Michigan, 105 ; Rainy, 136 ; 
Superior, 105, 136 ; Winnipeg, 136 ; of 
the Woods, 136. 

Ij& Main Pogue, Potawatomi chief, notes 
on, 89. 

Lameth, Alexander, letters, 123. 

Lamme, Mrs. Frances, interviewed, 20. 

La Mothe. See Cadillac. 

La Mothe, William, notes on, 11. 

Lancaster (Pa.), Hand in, 54. 

Landers, Mary J., letters, 77. 

Lands, agents, 108 ; bounty, 61, 62, 94 ; 
claims, 52, 66, 145 ; companies, 36, 60, 
64, 85 ; speculation, 3, 32, 79, 109, 
124 ; grants, 62, 97 ; Blount's, 84 ; 
Boone's, 99 ; Borden's, 93 ; Bowman- 
Hite, 100 ; Cumberland, 85 ; Fox Val- 
ley, 110, 111 ; French, 123 ; Illinois 
regiment, 14-16, 101 ; McAfee's, 102 ; 
Martin's, 82 ; Miami — see Symmes ; 
Powell's \ alley, 36 ; Round Bottom, 
67 ; Shenandoah, 61*; Shepherd's, 67 ; 
Symmes, 79, 81, 97, 122 ; Transylvania, 
3, 48, 63 ; office, 40 ; conveyances, 106, 
11^3-125; deeds, 15, 62, 111, 115, 
123, 124; entries, 55, 61, 85, 122; in- 
denture, 52; patents, 117; titles, 12, 
64, 139 ; transfers, 7, 95, 115 ; war- 
rants, 2, 28, 55, 60, 62; contests, 67, 
95 ; sales, 62, 66, 95, 97 ; surveys, 35, 
43, 60-63, 121 ; surveyors, 4, 14, 15, 
17, 52, 60, 61, 63, 85, 94; plats, 100- 
102; Wisconsin, 109. 

Lanman, Charles J., data on, 125. 

Lanzas, Pedro Torres, aids investiga- 
tion, 143. 

Lapham, Dr. Increase A., papers, 114. 

Lard, Robert, pension statement, 75. 

Larned, Charles, data on, 125. 

Laronge, Mrs. Rosilie Chabert, inter- 
viewed, 22. 



Larpenteur, August L., presents manu- 
scripts, 137. 

Larpenteur, Charles, papers, 137. 

La Salle Nicholas de, Relation, 182. 

Latham, Allen, interviewed, 23. 

Latin manuscriptB, 130. 

Laud's Ford (S. C), camp near, 103. 

Laurens, Henry, letter to, 69 ; manu- 
scripts, 70, 75. 

Lauzon, Charles de, sieur de Charny, 132. 

Law, John, life of Clark, 11 ; Inter- 
viewed, 25 ; letters, 11. 

Lawe, John, of Green Bay, papers, 105, 

Lawler, Davis B., journal, 123. 

Lawler family, papers, 123. 

Lawrence, Judge William, letters, 145. 

Lea, Isaac, letters, 122. 

Leachman, William, notes on, 35. 

Lead mines, in Virginia, 63 ; Wiscon- 
sin, 109. 

Leavenworth, Henry, letters, 140. 

Leavenworth (Kans.), conflict in, 145. 

Leavitt family, genealogy, 129. 

Le Balme, , expedition of 1870, 12. 

Lebanon (O.), Judge Dunlevy in, 67. 

Lebanon (Tenn.), letters from, 149. 

Le Clair, Francis, interviewed, 25. 

Lecont, Louis, interviewed, 20. 

Lecont, Zedor, interviewed, 20. 

Lederer, John, discoveries of, 98. 

Ledwell, Mrs. — • — . interviewed, 22. 

Lee, C. C, letters, 96. 

Lee, P., letters, 140. 

Lee, Hancock, notes on, 11. 

Lee, Col. Henry, papers, 35, 95 ; letters, 

Lee, Mrs. Isaac, interviewed, 22. 

Lee, John, pension statement, 73. 

Leedom, Asa, interviewed, 23. 

Leeper, James, interviewed, 25. 

Leet, A. B., manuscript collection, 146. 

Leet, Jonathan, interviewed, 19. 

Lefler, Jacob, in Coshocton expedition, 

Legal papers, 4, 15, 36, 50, 52. 106-108, 
110, 111, 114, 117, 123, 125, 126, 139- 
141, 144. 

Legislation, 122, 126. 

Legros, J. M. P., letters, 14. 

Le Gros, Miami chief, notes on, 87, 89. 

Leigh, William, letters, 65. 

Leith, David, interviewed, 24. 

Leith, Isaac Lowrey, interviewed, 24. 

Leith, James, interviewed. 24. 

Le Maire, , letter, 134. 

Lemen, James, presents letters, 33. 

Le Moyne. See Iberville. 

I/e Moyne, Simon, letter, 132. 
Z^enolr, W. W., letter. Go. 

Lenoir, William, notes on, 44. 

Leonard, Gilberto, letters, 142. 

Leonard, James F., interviewed, 22. 

Lesicur, Godfrey, data on, 88 ; account 
by, 89. 

Leslie, Uaj. , Interyiewed, 26. 

Leslye, William, letter, 135. 

Lewis, Aaron, interviewed, 25. 

Lewis, Gen. Andrew, biography, 94 ; at 
Point Pleasant, 61 ; notes on, 30 ; let- 
ters, 45, 62, 63. 

Lewis, Andrew Jr., interviewed, 26; 
notes by, 92. 

Lewis, Capt. Charles, journal (1755), 30; 
letters, 63. 

Lewis, Charles H., letters, 96. 

Lewis, Ezekiel, data on, 57 ; declaration, 

Lewis. Maj. Joel, notes on, 44. 

Lewis, Col. John, notes on, 30. 

Lewis, Capt. >Ieriwether, expedition to 
Pacific, 1, 15, 16, 74, 136; notes on^ 
45; documents, 189; letters, 141, 142» 

Lewis, Samuel H., interviewed, 26; let- 
ters, 96. 

Lewis, Thomas, interviewed, 20; letters, 
62 ; adventure, 95. 

Lewis, William T., notes on, 75 ; letters^ 

Lewis family (S. C), record, 75. 

Lewis family (Va.), notes on, 14; rec- 
ord, 22, 78. 

Lexington (Ky.), early history, 36, 38, 
51, 52, 101 ; Brown in, 38 ; Cunning- 
ham, 38 ; Drake, 17 ; merchants, 39 ; 
churches, 53 ; schools, 52 ; assessment 
book, 39; Reporter, 36, 37. 

Liberty Hall (Va.), origin. 95. 

Lihertif Hall, newspaper, 23. 

Libraries : Ayer, 130-135 ; Bancroft,. 
145; Burton, 124-126; Chicago His- 
torical. 127-129; Chicago Public, 129,. 
130; Houck, 142-144; Illinois state* 
136 ; university, 135, 136 ; Kansas His- 
torical Society, 144, 145 : Louisville, 
37 ; Maine Historical, 147 ; Marietta- 
College, 121 ; Minnesota Historical, 
136; Missouri Historical, 138-142, 
144 ; Newberry, 130 ; New York State, 
51 ; Ohio Historical, 121 ; Old North- 
west Genealogical. 123 ; St. Louis 
Mercantile, 142; Transylvania acad- 
emy, 53 ; Wisconsin Historical, 1-118,. 
147 ; private, 145-150. 

Liddell, Moses, pension statement, 72. 

Lincecum, Dr. J. P., information from,. 

Lincoln, Capt. , in South Carolina,. 


Lincoln, Gfetv. BeTi^wmVn, \^U«, 70. 



-, letters, 13. 

Liinctot, Capt. — 

Lindiey, Jacob, Interviewed, 25. 

Lindsay, Benjamin, pension statement, 

Lindsay, Josepli, with Claris, 11. 
Lingle, Moses, letter, Co. 
Link, B. A., manuscript collection, 149. 
Linn, John, ,notes on, 72. 
Linn, Dr. Lewis Field, papers, 140. 
Linn, William, notes on, 13. 
Lisle, GuIIlaume de, conjectures, 133. 
Litchfield (Conn.), Woodbridge in, 125. 
Little, Col. James, notes on, 79. 
Little Carpenter, Cherokee chief, note 

on, 83. 
Little Falls, in Uevolution, 8. 
Little Pine, Chippewa chief, note on, 87. 
Little Turtle, Miami chief, note on, 91. 
Livingston, James, notes on, 34. 
Livingston, R. R., letters, 123. 
Lochry, Archibald, notes on, 13 ; letters, 

55; defeat, 12, 56, 57. 
Locke, Louisa B., letters, 77. 
Lockwood, Mrs. Marianne, marries John 

Symmes, 80. 
Locust Grove, home of George Rogers 

Clark, IG. 
Logan, Mingo chief, 5, 07. 
Logan, Andrew, pension statement, 73. 
Logan, Benjamin, route, 102. 
Logan, Dr. Benjamin, interviewed, 23. 
Logan, J. H., History of Upper South 

Carolina, 76. 
Logan, Mrs. J. H., letter, 76. 
Logan, Capt. Jim, Shawnee chief, notes 

on, 20, 91. 
Logan, Rev. Robert, biography, 94. 
Logan, William, data on, 42. 
Logan's Springs (Pa.), map, 101. 
Logscown (Pa.), location, 34. 
London, Cherokee visit, 69, 70 ; docu- 
ments in, 47, 70. 
Long, James, interviewed, 25. 
Long, Robert, 'pension statement, 41, 76; 

manuscripts, 76. 
Long, Maj. Stephen H., journal, 136. 
Long Hunters, sketches, 3, 4. 
Longview Asylum, documents, 123. 
Losantiville, early name for Cincinnati, 

Lossing, Benson J., letters, 47; letters 

to, 46. 
Lotbinlftre, Chartler de, donation of; 132. 
Lottery tickets, 63. 
Louis XIII, autograph, 129. 
Louisa company, articles of agreement, 

Louisiana, French regime, 133, 184 ; 

Genet's project, 14, 37 ; history of 

Upper, 116, 143 : purchase, 40, 116, 
139, 144; legislative journal, 142; 
Acadian families, 143 ; manuscripts on, 
116, 142-146 ; Gazette, 25. 

Louisville (Ga.), Gazette, 75. 

Louisville (Ky. ), as a boundary, 1; 
beginnings, 12, 51; Cbenowiths at, 
«6 ; Clarks, 15 ; Croghans, 16 ; Drake, 
17 ; Draper, 24 ; Durrett, 147 ; O'Fal- 
ion, 36 ; public library, 37 ; journey 
from, 17. 

Love, Rev. D., Wisconsin in the i^ebe)- 
lion, 117. 

Love, J. R., letter, 86. 

Love, Robert, declaration, 59 ; notes on, 

Love, Gen. Thomas, interviewed, 25. 

Lovejoy, Klijah P., martyrdom, 129. 

Lowther, William, notes on, 13." 

Loyal Land Company, titles, 64. 

Loyalists, in Revolution, 42-44 ; bond, 
95 ; letters on, 93 ; manuscripts on, 
44, 77 ; newspaper accounts, 72 ; at 
King's Mountain, 40; in Georgia, 70; 
South Carolina, 69, 70, 77, 78; Vir- 
ginia, 61, 63. 

Lucas, John, notes on, 74. 

Luce, Douglas, narrative, 35. 

Ludlow, Israel, letters, 52. 

Ludlow, Roger, letter, 134. 

Luaiow family, documents, 122. 

Lumbering, in Wisconsin, 109. 

Lusk, George, presents letters, 33. 

Lusk, James, notes on, 74. 

Lusk, John T„ presents letters, 33. 

Luttrell, Col. John, biography, 3 ; sketch 
by, 36. 

Luzernillo y Torres, F. de, California 

Voyage, 131. 
Lyle, Mrs. Susan, Interviewed, 23. 
Lyman, Col. William, notes on, 9. 
Lyon, James, interviewed, 20. 
Lyon, Col. Henry, notes on, 77. 
Lyon, Thomas J., note on, 77. 
Lyons, Col, William, obituary, 76. 

McAfee, Robert B., corresponde;nce, 36, 

McAfee family, biography, 94 ; papers, 

McArthur, Maj. Archibald, note on, 78. 
McArthur. Duncan, letter, 31. 
McBee, Silas, Interviewed, 26 ; reminls- 

cences, 85. 
Macbeth, Col. Alexander, notes on, 35, 
McCabe, R. B., notes, 57. 
McCall, Thomas, pension statement, 95. 
McCalla, Samuel, recollections, 72, 75. 



JicCallum, Alexander, interviewed, 26. 

McCallum, A&drew, InterTlewed, 25. 

JfcCaw, James, pension statement, 73. 

McCawley, D. L., notes, 88. 

McCawley, John, notes, 88. 

McClanahan, Elijah, letters, 96. 

McClanahan, William, letters, 93. 

jicClanahan family, biography, 94. 

McClellan's Station (Ky.), plat, 100. 

McClelland, , notes on, 35. 

McClelland, John, emigration, 51. 

McCluny, William, letters, 57. 

McClure, John, pension statement, 73. 

McClure, Matthew, sketch, 45 ; notes on, 

McClure, Samuel, pension statement, 95. 

McClure, Thomas, notes on, 75. 

McConnell, James, notes on, 74. 

McCord, , eulogy of Sumter, 74. 

McCord, John, interviewed, 20 ; notes on, 

McCord, Joseph, notes on, 44. 

MeCord, Sarah, interviewed, 20, 21. 

McCormick, James, interviewed, 22. 
McCormIck, John, interviewed, 22. 
McCormick, Capt. William, interviewed, 

McCourtney, Mrs. Elizabeth, interviewed, 

McCourtney, J-ohn, interviewed, 25. 
McCrea, Jane, tragical death, 5. 
McCreight, Robert, pension statement, , 

McCulloch, GreoTge, interviewed, 22. 
McCulloch, John, biography, 55 ; pension 

statement, 41 ; papers, 55. 
McCulloch, John Jr., scout, papers, 55. 
McCulloch, Noah Z., interviewed, 22. 
McCulloch, Samuel, notes on, 95 ; will, 

McCulloch, William, Indian interpreter, 

McCulloch family, notes on, 35, 96. 
McDil'I, John, pension statement, 73. 
McDill, Thomas, reminiscences, 73. 
McDonald, George, interviewed. 21. 
McDowell, Charles, data on, 42, 50. 
McDowell, James, letters, 90 ; declara- 
tion, 59. 
McDowell, Capt. John, notes on, 30 ; in 

battle at Wheeling, 93. 
McDowell, Joseph, notes on, 41, 42 ; tes- 
timony, 89. 
McDowell, Robert, pension statement, 41. 
McDowell, Samuel, letter, 93 ; land sale, 

McDowell, Silas, biography, 50, 51 ; 
papers, "50. 

McDowell, William* grandson mentioned, 

McElhaney, Stephen, pension statement, 

McFadden, Alexander, pension statement, 

McFarland, , notes on, 44^ 

McFarland, Daniel, letters, 95. 
McFarland, Robert, declaration, 59. 
McFingal, 125. 

McGary, Hugh, notes on, 13. 

McGill, James, founds university, 124, 

McGillivray, Alexander, notes on, 31 ; 
letters, 84. 

McGowan, Gen. Samuel, address, 76. 

McGregor, Daniel, interviewed, 19. 

McGriff, Col. Patrick, notes on, 72. 

McGriflf, Richard, notes on, 31. 

McGuire, Capt. — > — , militia company, 

McGuire, Hugh, interviewed, 22. 

Mclntire, Bennet, interviewed, 24. 

Mclntire, William, interviewed, 24. 

Mcintosh, Gen. John (Ga.), notes on, 

Mcintosh, Gen. Lachlan, in Fort Pitt, 9 ; 
letters, 66 ; order-book, 54. 

Mcintosh, William, pension statement, 

Mclntyre, Capt. John, notes on, 34. 

McJunkin, Daniel, pension statement, 

McJunkin, Dr. Joseph, interviewed, 75, 
78 ; pension statement, 73, 75 ; notes 
on, 76, 78 ; narrative, 78, 79 ; Journal, 

McKee, Anne, captivity, 9. 

McKelvey, Capt. Robert, notes on, 71, 

McKenney, Thomas L., letters, 140. 

Mackerley, Mrs. Margaret M., inter- 
viewed, 23. 

Mackey, James, notes on, 75. 

McKiernan, George S., furnishes infor- 
mation, 57. 

Mackinac (Michillimacklnac), parish reg- 
ister, 115 ; traders, 105. 

McKInley, Ebenezer, interviewed, 20. 

McKlnley, James, notes on, 35. 

McKinney family, notes on, 5 ; residence, 

McKissen, R., letter, 58. 

McKlsslck, Capt. Daniel, notes on, 44. 

McKnitt, J., on Mecklenburg resolutions, 

McLane, Solomon W., interviewed, 20. 

McLaughlin, James, interviewed, 21. 



UcLtan, Col. Cbatlea, 


on, *2. 

McLean. John, letters, ,128. 

McLean, W. B., letter 


Maclean, Dr. William, 


n statement. 

McLcary, Oen. Mlcho 

el, pensioD ■ 


mcnt, 41. 

McLeroth, Robert, not 

75, 77. 

McMaehen, Will lam, 1 



^cMackln, Thoiima r. 

lewwl. - 

McMlchael. Mn. 

, Inle 



UcNeeae, Kobert, pension stnlemcnt, 41. 
UcNHIl, John. IMter io, 90. 

jicMulty. Mm. ^ ■. Interiilewed. 10. 

McNntt, A. G., lelterg, 88. 
UcNutt. Aleianfler, notes on. 30. 
McI'herBon. Henry H., interviewed, 22. 

■lewed, in ; 

Madison, James, letlern, SO. 04. 12S 
ir.O; letters to, 127: author of Vlr 
glnlB resolutions. S:i ; requests C'lark'i 
memoir, 13; papers. 127. 

MadlBoD. JuKK-N. liUliiip ot Vir;;lnls. 1)1. 

Madison, John, letters, 02. 04. 

Madison. Richard. In Kentiick.v. 94, 

Madison, Rowland, letters, 04. 

Madison, Thomas, papers, 04. 

Madison, William, accniiot Imok, 04 : sue 

t Pre 



rade ( 


Uagaxlne of Amcrlenn Hiiloru, 08, 82. 

M«lll John, history of KentntKj, Z( 
declaration. SO. 

Magnider, Allen B,. life of Clark. 11. 

Malsonvllle family, notes on. 87, 

Maiden (Ont.l, Tecumseh at, 80. 

Maiding, Ool. Moses, notes on, Sfl. 

Mannine, Matthew, letters, 00. 

Maneeo (Mnnsker), Casper, notes o: 
83, 8.-i. 

Maps: In Proper collection. 4, 71, 8 
1)2, 08-104 : Rohert Clarke. 12i 
Ilntch. 123: Dodge's, 114: t^ng' 
ISO; of Cincinnati, 122; Detroit, 12S 
Fort Jefferson, 123; C.nlllpolls. 1S3: nal. ' 
Lake Erie. 122; Milwaukee. Ill 

Margry. Tier re, collections. 132. 

Marietta (O. Illldrelli In 56. 

Mvion to.), chnrch records. 123. 

Marin, Gen. Francis, letters, 71. 146. 

Markle, Joseph, interviewed. 23. 

(1^) Hill 

Mnt-ijuelte (Mich.), Williams In. 146r- 

.Murriage certificates, 97. 108. 

Marsh. Rev. Cutting, Jonrnal and letter' 

books, 113. 
Marsh, Ira, latervlewed, 20. 
Marshall. Humphrey, lift of Clark, Up 

Miefny of Kentucky, 30 ; notes on. 

Marsiiali. John, eulogy of, -a. 
Martin, Col. Barkley. obituary. 78. 
.UarHn. Brlce. in Revolution. 58. 
Martin, Francis X.. copy of Mecklen 

IS ion Male men t. 72. 

[artln, Capt. James (8. 

Martin. Col. J 


notes on. 44. 

Martin, John 


, penslwi statTOient, 

Martin John 


. pension »tatem*nt. 

.Manin, Jolin 

0. I 

, iMnsIoti ststement. 

Martin, lien. 


h. biography. 82, fl6- 

Imuk, 1 


Martin, Jowph Jr., letters, 83. 
Martin, Mn then- pension atatemet 
.Martin. Morgan I.ewls. Mogrnphy. 

papers, 100, 111). Ill, 
Martin, Mrs. Nancy, pension state 

Martin. Richard 
MnrtIn, Robert, 
Martin. Roger, p 
Martin, Sal&thk 



Martin, William T., 

Maryland. Avery in. f 

ords, -'10; Rudolph, 

ciety. 48 : Oa:Hte, 

: Biggs, 50 ; Rec- 
64 : Historical S6- 
48, 40. 93; Jour- 


Mason County (Ky.), Finley in, 97; 
Lee, 35 ; records, 20, 21. 

Masonic affairs, papers on, 107. 

Massacliusetts, boundary, 134 ; land- 
deeds, 115 ; citizens, 17 ; letters from, 

Massey, Henry, pension statement, 73. 

Matlock, William, interviewed, 19. 

Mattox, Absalom, interviewed, 23. 

imaupin, Chapman, letter, 70. 

Maxwell, Col. George, notes on, 44. 

Maxwell, John, pension statement, 73. 

Maxwell, Dr. Piiilip, prescription boolc, 

Maxwell, Col. Thomas, statement, 41. 

May, John, letters, 14, 95 ; notes on, 37. 

May's Licit (Ky.), map, 99. 

Mayson, Col. James, notes on, 74. 

Mazomanie (Wis.), settlement, 114. 

Means, G. W., interviews with, 76. 

Mears, James K., reminiscences, 73. 

Mebone, John, pension statement, 72. 

Mecan, Maj. Thomas, notes on, 78. 

Mecklenburg Declaration of Indepen- 
dence, controversy over, 45 ; Draper s 
work on, 45, 46; manuscripts, 1, 46, 
4 i ; miscellanies, 47 ; delegate to con- 
vention, 50 ; bibliography, 47 ; centen- 
nial celebration, 47. 

Mecklenburg County (N. C), petition 
to Tryon, 50. 

Idedford, Thomas, interviewed, 23. 

Medical affairs, documents on, 70, 127, 

_Meek, Mrs. Elizabeth, interviewed, 21. 

Meek, Isaac, letters on, 7. 

Meek, James, notes on, 75. 

iMefford, John, interviewed, 23. 

Meigs, Return J., letters, 125. 

Melvill, Thomas, letter, 30. 

Melvin, Eleazer, describes Indian bat- 
tle, 134. 

Menard, Edmund, interviewed, 20. 

M6nard, Pierre, letters, 11, 136; pres- 
sents letters, 33 ; papers, 11, 129. 

Menominee Indians, treaty with Eastern 
tribes, 114 ; Tecumseh among, 87. 

Mercer, Charles F., interviewed, 20. 

Mercer, Hugh, letters, 62. 

Mercer, Jesse, letter, 135. 

Mercer County (Ky.), plat of Bowman- 
Ilite tract, 100. 

Mercer County (Pa.), map of Logan's 
Springs in, 101. 

Merchants, account books. 111, 113, 117 ; 
in Detroit, 124. 

Meredith, Capt. William, notes on, 42, 

Meriwether, William D., letter, 70. 
Merritt, William, pension statement, 42. 

Metairie, Jacques de la, signature, 132. 

Metcalf, George, interviewed, 21. 

Methodist Episcopal church, history of, 
33, 148; in Wisconsin, 113; license 
Hinde, 32 ; organization of ministers, 

Mexico, Smith in, 141 ; papers on, 130, 

Miami Company, letters to, 81 ; settle- 
ments, 79, 81. 

Miami County (O.), notes on, 17. 

Miami Indians, chiefs, 89 ; posts among, 
125 ; campaign aginst, 31. 

Michigan, historical data, 124-126; 
courts, 126 ; land-deeds, 115 ; map of, 
101 ; manuscript collections in, 124- 

126, 146; Pioneer Society CoUect'.ona, 
cited, 124-126. 

Micuillimackinac. See Mackinac. 

Middle States, documents, 116, 117. 

Miera y Pacheco, B. de. Memorial, 131. 

Miles, Maj. Charles, notes o;i, 42, 44, 74, 
75 ; pension statement, 74. 

Miles, James, letter, 58. 

Miles, L., interviewed, 76. 

Miles, Richard, notes on, 75. 

Mitford, Thomas, pension statement, 73. 

Milholland, Charles W., interviewed, 25. 

Military affairs, 2, 15, 89, 49, 56, 57, 62, 
81, 106; papers on, 55, 60, 66, 105, 
106, 117, 122, 124, 125, 127, 143- 
147 ; accounts, 39, 43, 60, 67, 94 ; af- 
fidavits of service, 2; autographs of 
officers, 70 ; commissions, 4, 15, 28, 29, 
44, 55, 66, 93, 10/, 114, 117, 123, 141; 
courts martial, 67; drafts, 67, 145; 
militia companies, 28, 50, 52, 53, 85; 
muster-rolls, 7, 12, 15-17, 24, 28, 29, 
40-43, 52, 53, 55, 60, 62, 63, 67, 68, 
83, 85, 95, 114, 117, 128 ; pftj-roUlf, 15, 
16, 55, 62, 63, 67, 85; prisoners, 15, 
18, 29, 52, 68, 81, 117 ; stores, 64, 67, 
94; orders, 43, 53, 60, 62, 117, 122, 

127, 139; orderly-books, 14, 54, 96, 
114, 123, 124, 126, 127 ; scouts, 6, 67, 
146; spies, 55, 69. See also Battles, 
Troops, and Wars. 

Millard family, note on, 5. 

Miller, David, interviewed, 21. 

Miller, G. A., statements by, 65. 

Miller, Henry, biography, 5. 

Miller, Mrs. Sarah, Interviewed, 21. 

Miller, James, data on, 42. 

Miller, Dr. John, interviewed, 25; data 

on, 42. 
Miller's Iron Works (W. Va.), map of 

site, 99. 
Mills, Col. Ambrose, notes on, 44. 
Mills, Mrs. Mary, pension statement, 74. 
\ MlUa, SamueV 3.» Vettets, 189. 



Mills, Thomas, pension statement, 95. 

Mills, MaJ. William, notes on, 44. 

Mills, establishment, 143. 

Milwaukee (Wis.), founders. 111; Kem- 
per in, 108; maps, 111, 123. 

Miner, Charles, letter, 58. 

Mineral Point (Wis.), Strong in, 108; 
Woodman, 107 ; railway, 108 ; papers, 
107, 147. 

Mingo Indian town (O.), map, 100. 

Minneapolis (Minn.), first dwelling in, 

Minnesota, manuscripts on, 136, 137 ; 
Historical Society, 130, 137. 

Minor, Franklin, letters, ui. 

Minor, John, declaration, 50. 

Miranda, Mrs. I*hoebe, Interviewed, 20. 

Miro, Estevan, letters, 85 ; district 
named for, 85. 

Missals of Middle Ages, 118, 130. 

Misselewetaw. See Le (jros. 

Missions, Indian, 124 ; subscriptions for, 
53; papers on, 108, 113, 123-125, 139. 

Miss'ssippi, as a boundary, 19 ; llalbert 
in, 90 ; Lewis, 75. 

Missouri, as a Injundary, 19 ; Boone in, 
4 ; French villages, 20 ; p'.oneers, 24, 
129, 141 ; Shawnee in, 88 ; militia, 24, 
95, 142; map, 101; Gazette, 25; his- 
torical societies, 138-142, 144. 

Mitchell, Alexander, letters on, 7. 

Mitchell, Capt. Arthur, Interviewed, 21. 

Mitchell, James, letters on, 7. 

Mitchell, John, doclnration, 50. 

Mitchell, John W., interviewed, 21. 

Mitchell, Nathaniel, pension statement, 

Mitchell, Judge Samuel, interviewed. 21 

Mitchell, Thomas, interviewed, 19. 

Moffitt, Col. John, notes on, 72. 

Mohawk Indians, in Revolution, 8 ; rec- 
ollections, 9. 

Mokalasha, Tecumseh's speech at, 90. 

Money, John, notes on, 77. 

Moniac, Dixon, Creek Indian, account 
of, 90. 

Monk's Corner (S. C), map, 103. 

Mon'ongalia County (Va.), surveyor, 94. 

Monroe, James, letter.4, l-'r>, 142 

Montbrun, Timothy de. notes on, 1.3, 85. 

Monterey (Cal.), mission, -131; journey 
to, 131. 

Montgomery, Col. John, letters, 14; rec 
ollections of, 58 ; notes on, 83. 

Montgomery County (Ky.), notes on, 38; 
map. 99. 

Montgomery Counry (X. T.), rabitino 
settlement in, 100. 

Montgomery County (Va.), records, 2*3. 

Montmagny, Charles Jacques Hualt de, 
governor of New France, 132. 

Mcntour, Andrew, Indian trader, 60. 

Montour, John, notes on, 9. 

Montreal, Indian affairs, 30, 116 ; mer- 
chants, 124 ; military affairs, 18, 107 ; 
convent in, 132 ; university, 125 ; 
papers, 124. 

Moody, B., letter, 70. 

Moor, John (Ga.), pension statement, 41.' 

Moor, Mrs. John (N. C). pension state- 
ment, 41. 

Moor, William, pension statement, 41. 

Moore, Alexander, pension statement, 40 ; 
notes on, 74, 83. 

Moore, Daniel, interviewed, 19. 

Moore, Capt. George, Interviewed, 23. 

Moore, John, pension statement, 40. 

Moore, John (Ky.), pension statement, 

Moore, John (N. C), pension statement, 

Moore, Col. John, loyalist, notes on, 41, 
42, 78. 

Moore, L. R., letter, 70. 

Moore, Dr. Maurice A., reminiscences, 
'<3, 75 ; letters, 75. 

Moore, Patrick, notes on, 41 ; reminis- 
cences, .90. 

Moore, Starr, interviewed, 70. 

Moore, Capt. William, biography, 3 ; 
statement 41. 

Moorman, Mrs. , interviewed, 23, 

Morales, , letters, 127. 

Moravian missionaries, 54, 125 ; attacks 
on converts, 55, 50. 

Morehead, William, pension statement 

Morfi, Juan Augustin, Writings, 131 ; let- 
ter to, 131. 

Morgan, Daniel, letters, 71. 

Morgan, David, interviewed, 25. 

Morgan, George, letters, 13, 18, 144 ; 
land-grant, 97 ; notes on, 92. 

Morgan, Levi, letters on, 7. 

Morgap family, record, 25. 

Morln, Joseph, interviewed, 23. 

Mormons, in Illinois, papers on, 127, 

Morris, Capt. Thomas, notes on, 29. 

Morrison, Neill, sketch, 45 ; notes on, 

Morrow, Jane, notes on, 75, 78. 

Morrow, Jeremiah, interviewed, 19, 20 ; 
letter, 31. 

Morrow, Joseph, notes on, 75 ; pension 
statement, 73. 

Morrow, Samuel, pension statement, 73 ; 
reminiscences, TO. 



Morrow, William, pension statement, 73. 

Morton, David, pension statement, 73. 

Morton, Jackson, paper by, 146. 

Moses, Franklin J., reminiscences, 73. 

Moses, Myer, notes on, 44. 

Moseley, James, pension statement, 73. 

Moseley, Joseph, declaration, 59. 

Motte, Isaac, pension statement, 73. 

Mt. Carmel (111.), Thomas Hinde in, 32. 

Mount Sterling C^y.;, road, 99. 

Mountains : Alleghany, 4, 19, 67 ; Blue 
Ridge, 5, 61 ; Brushy, 99 ; Cumberland, 
98, 99; Greasy Ridge, 99; Negro, 96; 
North Carolina, 99; Savage, 96. 

Mouser, Elizabeth, interviewed, 23. 

Muhlenberg, Col. Peter, orders, 15. 

Mukwonago (Wis.), Anti-Slavery So- 
ciety, records, 114. 

Mum ford, G. E , letter, 65. 

Munger, Joseph, interviewed, 22. 

Munger, Mrs. Sarah Girty, interviewed, 

Munger, Simon, interviewed. 19. 

Murphy, James P., letter, 68. 

Murphy, John, declaration, 59. 

Murphy, Samuel, declaration, 59 ; letters 
on, 7 ; data, 57 ; interviewed, 19, 20. 

Murray, Mrs. Mary (n^e Kenton), inter- 
viewed, 22. 

Murrell, Louisa Sumter, letters, 77 ; 
reminiscences, 73. 

Mursh, Robert, Indian, notes on, 72. 

Muscatine County (la.). Teachers' Asso- 
ciation, 138. 

Musick, Col. David, interviewed, 24. 

Musick, Mrs. Elizabeth, interviewed, 24. 

Musick, Url, interviewed, 25. 

Myers, John, interviewed, 19. 

Myers, Mrs. Julia, interviewed, 25. 

Myers, Michael, interviewed, 20. 

Myddleton, Col. Charles S , notes on, 44, 
74 ; defeat, 71. 

Myrick, Nathan, account books, 113. 

Nail, Matthew, notes on, 74. 

Nashville (Tenn.), eftrly fort, 86; settle- 
ment, 84, 97 ; notes on, 150 ; Campbell 
in, 148 ; private collections, 148-150. 

Natchez (Miss.), letters from, 16; Amer- 
icans in, 139 ; tour to, 97. 

Natchez Indians, French massacre, 5. 

Natchldoches (La.), tour to, 97; post. 

Navarre, Peter, interviewed, 22, 24 : 
notes on, 89. 

Navarre, Robert F., interviewed, 22. 

Nebraska, as a boundary, 108. 

Neel, Col. Andrew, notes on, 73. 

A><>J. Co]. Thomas, notes on, 73. 
^\ee/, WJllIam, pension statement, 40. 

Neely, Alexander, biography, 5. 

Nelson, Hugh, letters, 122. 

Nelson, K. L., letter, 70. 

Nelson, WMlliam, interviewed, 23. 

Nepveu, Jacques, fur-trade engagement,. 

Nettles, Capt. William, notes on, 44. 

Neve, Felipe de, California Missions. 131. 

Nevill, Jesse, peoBion statement, 73. 
Neville, x^enry, papers, 129. 

*>ew Boston (N. H.), Mary Ferrison in,. 

New England, early wars, 134 ; papers 
on, 116, 117, 142. 

New France, fur-trade company, 133 ; 
papers, 132, 133. 

.New Glarus (Wis.), Duerst in, 113. 

New Hampshire, boundary, 134. 

.New Jersey, in Revolutionary War, 16 ; 
legislature, 79 ; McCulloch in, 55 ; 
Symmes, 80 ; papers on, loO. 

New London (Conn.), journey from, 

New Londonderry (Ky.), congregation, 

New Madrid (Mo.), archives, 143; docu- 
ments on, 144. 

New Mexico, Kearney's exped't!on to, 
140; manuscripts, 130-132. 

New Orleans, Spaniards in, 84, 85 ; let- 
ters from, 16 ; Clark's expedition 
against, 14, 49 ; Gayarr^ in, 149. 

New Providence (Ky.), church record 
book, 38. 

New York, in Revolution, 8, 18, 77, 79; 
Indians of, 115, 134, 135; missionary 
tour, 123 ; land-deeds, 115 ; internal 
navigation, 135 ; Draper In, 20 ; poli- 
tics in 1824, 121 ; manuscripts, 1, 
117; historical societies, 71; Colonial 
Documents, 45, 50 ; Oazette, 48. 

New York City, papers on, 147. 

Newburgh (N. Y.), Hand in, 54. 

Newell, James, journal, 97. 

Newell, Joseph, interviewed, 22. 

Newell, Col. Samuel, notes on, 44 ; state- 
ment, 41. 

Newport (Ky.), Symmes in, 80. 

Newriver, Catawba Indian, reminiscen- 
ces of, 75. 

Newriver, Sally, Catawba Indian, 75. 

Newspapers, clippings, 7, 25, 37, 38, 41, 
68, 70, 72, 75, 122, i23 ; extracts, 19, 
30, 38, 39, 41, 45, 47-49, 64; pro- 
British. 77. 

Ney, Marshal Michel, life, 64, 65. 

Ney, Peter S., biography, 64 ; papers on, 
64, 65. 

Neyron, Father, letter, 65. 

Nicholas County (Ky.), notes on, 38. 



Nicollet. J. N., letters, VM\. 

Mlcbolson, Mrs. Annah, Interviewed, 21. 

Nlles, Ilezeklah, NUvh' lUyMvi-, 74. 

Nix, John, penHlon statement. 72. 

Nixon, Col. John, notes on, 71. 

Noble, Charles, interviewed, 21, 22. 

Nolachucky, attacks upon, 43. 

Noonday, Ottawa chief, testimony, 80. 

NorfoiK (Va.), taxes, 117. 

Norris, James, Journal, .'{(). 

North, Mrs. Martlia, intorviewed, 2M. 

North American Ifcvlnr. 47. 

North Bend (Ind.), Judge Blmmes In, 
70, 80; map of, 101. 

North Carolina, l)oundftry, ft.'i ; map, 102; 
legislature, 4.'i, 47, 82 ; council of 
safety, 50 ; ratifying; convention, 84 ; 
militia, 40, 82 ; land-trauHferH, 05 ; 
regulators, 48 ; Journey to, 50 ; Avery 
In, CO ; mount, 84 ; IJoone, .'{, 08, 
09 ; Hampton, 44 ; Robertson, 88 ; 
Humter, 00 ; Weston, 04 ; nianuHcriptH. 
40, 50, 51, 140; university, Muf/ashu;, 
40, 77. 

North Middleton (Ky.), Shane In, 87. 

Northwest Territory, erection, 70; gov- 
ernment, 81 ; legislation, 81, 120; set 
tlementft, 70, 80; petitiouH, 18; mis- 
sions, 108; Indians, 40; Indian agent. 
31; politics, 120; in War of 1812 15. 
^J ; Clark in, 10; map. 101; papers. 
82, 108, 110, 1^0. 

Norton, John, (Teyonlnhokarawen), let- 
ter, 1;J4, i;i5. 
Norwich (Conn.), Avei;y In, 50. 

Nott, l*rof. II. J., notes on, 74 ; man- 
uscript, 70. 

Nova Hcotia, papern on, l.'i.'l. 

Moya, Louis de, IntJMvlewed, 24. 

Nullification. Suniter's attitude toward. 

Nunns, Annie Amelia, aid acknowledgtMl, 

Nutting, Natluuilel, letters, 122. 

Oath of allegiance, 85. 

O'Bail, Cluirles, interviewed, 20. 

O'Caliaghan, 10. H., editor, 51. 

Ochiltree, Duncan, sketch, 40; notes on, 

Oconestota, notes on, 8.'l. 

O'Fallon, MaJ. Benjamin, letters. 140. 

O'Fallon, Dr. .lames, letters, i;j, 85; 
papers, 30, 37, 150. 

O'Fallon, Co\. John, interviewed, 20; 
letters, SO, 141, l.'>0. 

Ogle, ('apt. Joseph, in Cosliocton expe- 
dition, 07. 

Ohio, prehistoric. 17, loi ; In Revolu- 
tion, 00; c/mipalgns In, 01, 03; mil- 

Itlfl, 20; surveys, 121 ; land-deeds, 115, 
123; governor, 35; legislature, 21, 32, 
33 ; pioneers, 17, 35 ; pensioners, 01, 
05 ; gravestone ingcriptions, 123 ; 
map, 101; Draper in, 20; Dunlevy, 
57; Kemper, 108; Patterson, 53; 
Hymmes, 80 ; Woodhrldge, 125 ; man- 
uscripts on, 1, 121 123; collections 
in, 121 123, 145; newspaper ex- 
tracts, 21, 81. 

Ohio County (W. Va.), pioneers, 55. 

Oklahoma, Choctaw chief, notes on, 00. 

Oldham, William, notes on, 13. 

Old Fatty, Inter viewe<l, 20. 

Old Nation Ford (8. C), map, 103. 

Old Town (().), site, 88, 102. 

Oliver, Htephen, notes on, 80. 

Oliver. MaJ. William, expedition, 20. 

O'Neale, Judge , publication, 78. 

O'Neall, John Helton, Random Rccollec- 
tloHH of liitcohiUonury Characters, 74. 

Oneida Indians, notes on, 20, 115, 135. 

Onon(piago settlement (N. Y.), map, 

Orange County (Va.), John Redd in, 58. 

Orangeburgh (S. ('.), map, 103. 

Oregon, Journey to, 18. 

Orr, H. R., Interviewed, 21. 

Orr, James, sketch, 37; expedition, 35. 

( )rr, Robert, correspondence, 50, 57 ; 
p(>nsion statement, 50. 

Orr, Col. Robert, notes on, 83, 80. 

O'Shrals, .Tohn, pensl<m statement. 73. 

Osborn, Mrs. Husan, interviewed, 22. 

Oshkosh (Wis.), society In, 114. 

OKwego (X. Y.), In Revolution, 8. 

Otterson, MaJ. Samuel, pension state- 
nnuit, 74 ; notes on, 74. 

Overton, James, letter. 85. 

OweuH, Asal, sketcli, 35. 

OwlngH, Joshua, Interviewed, 25. 

OwlngHville (Ky.), road. 00. 

I'Ac.M'i). , i''r«'nch iuIsm'oii. \'.V.\. 

I'agiin. ('apt. Janu's, notes on, 75; remi- 
niscences, 73. 

i'alllant. Hee IMant, Mrs. Kll/alxth. 

Paine. Thomas, letter, 12. 

I'aint Creik (O. ). expedition. 34. 

Palson, Joel, Interviewed, 25. 

i'alatine s« ttlement (X. V.), map, loo. 

i'ahner, Joshua, pension stat<in(>nt, 73. 

i'alton, David, pension statement. 73. 

Palton, ('ai)t. Matthew, pension state- 
ment, 73. 

I'archment, John, interviewed, 10. 

Parchment, Peter, declaration. 50. 

Paris, Kliliu Washburne in. 121>. 



Tarkhurst, John G., manuscript collec- 
tion, 146. 

Parkison, Mary I., narrative, 35. 

Parkison, William K., interviewed, 22. 

Parr, Nathan, family attacked, 50. 

Parrott, Thomas, pension statement, 73. 

Parsons, S&muel H., notes on, 13. 

Patents, history of reaping machinery, 

Paterson, Rev. Andrew B., meteorological 
observations, 137. 

Patrick, Col. , notes on, 78. 

Patrick, William, Interviewed, 21 ; nar- 
rative, 35. 

Patterson, James, pension statement, 41. 

Patterson, Jefferson, letters, 52. 

Patterson, Mrs. Lucy, interviewed, 24. 

Patterson, Robert, biography, 1, 51, 52 ; 
autobiography, 52 ; obituary, 53 ; 
papers, 51-53. 

Patterson, William, Interviewed, 20. 

Patton, Benjamin, sketch, 45 ; notes on, 

Patton, Col. James, biography, 61, 62 ; 
death, ol ; land-grant, 62 ; notes on, 
11, 30 ; papers, 61. 

Patton, Col. John (misprint for James), 
61, 150. 

Patton, Matthew, pension statement, 40. 

Patton, Samuel, pension statement, 40. 

Paul, John, notes on, 13. 

Paull, Col. James, letters on, 57 ; declara- 
tion, 59. 

Pausch, Capt. , journal, 118. 

Paxton, James G., letters, 96. 

Payne, Asa, Interviewed, 23. 

Payne, Franklin, Interviewed, 23. 

Payne, John Howard, letters, 135. 

Peachy, Col. , letters, 03. 

Peaks, H., president of Whig convention, 
letters, 140. 

Pearson, , History of Faufitid Dis- 
trict, 70. 

Peay, Elizabeth, notes on, 75. 

Peay, George, notes on, 75. 

Peck, Daniel, Interviewed, 24. 

Peck, J. M., presents letters, 33. 

Peebles, John, reminiscences, •-. 

Pemepeesee, Suawnee Indian, Inter- 
viewed, 24. 

Penden, Alexander, pension statement. 

Pendleton, Edmund, letters, 62. 03. 

Penlcaut, Andr^, Relation, 133. 

Penn, Capt. Abraham, notes on, 83. 

Penn's Valley (Pa.), James Potter in, 00. 

Pennick, P. S , letter. 65. 

Pennington, Mrs. James, Interviewed, 25. 

Pennington family, notes on, 5. 

I^ennsylvaDi-^, pioneers, G, 7, 53 ; Boone 

In, 3; Brodhead, 9; Draper, 20; Dun- 
levy, 57 ; Harmar, 31 ; Harrod, 55 ; 
Kemper, 108 ; Patterson, 51; Potter, 
59 ; Records, 39 ; councils, 60 ; conven- 
tions, 9, 54; pensioners, 91, 95 ; land- 
deeds, 115 ; In Revolution, 6, 8, 10, 28 ; 
border-wars, 7, 28, 31, 51 ; troops, 54 ; 
maps, 100, 104 ; manuscripts, 1, 58, 
54 ; archives, 21, 53 ; Archives, cited, 
53 ; newspapers, 7, 21 ; Gazette, 20, 
23, 48, 93; Journal, 48; Packet, 19, 
48, 49. 
Pensacola, letter from, 134. 
Peoria (111.), site, 27; map, 101. 
Perez, Manuel, letters, 142. 
Perrault, Hyaclnthe, protest, 132. 
Perry, B. F., letter, 73 ; manuscripts, 6. 
Perry, J. W., letter, 65. 
I'erry, Peter, Interviewed, 20. 
Perslnger, Jacob, pension statement, 92, 
L*eters, Richard, letters, 18. 
Peyster, Arent Schuyler de, letters, 135, 
Peyton, Bernard, letter, 30. 
Peyton, Craven, interviewed, 23. 
Peyton, Ephralm, notes on, 85. 
Peyton, Guffey, interviewed, 23. 
Peyton, John, notes on, 85. 
L*eyton, Yelverton, notes on, 5. 
Phlfer, Col. Jobn, sketch, 45 ; notes on, 

Phlfer family, notes on, 47. 
Philadelphia, Agnew In, 38; Hand, 64; 
Hertzog, 141 ; Jack, 45 ; Long, 136 ; 
Sumter, 69, 71 ; Taylor, 148 ; historical 
society, 38; letters on, 150; Gazette, 
lu ; General Ad^tertiser, 49. 
Philippines, manuscripts on, 130. 
Philipson, Joseph, account book, 142. 
I iiillipps. Sir Thomas, papers, 112. 
I'nilllps, Prof. Charles, letters, 47 ; on 

Mecklenburg resolves, 46. 
I'hillips, Joseph, statement, 41. 
Phllomathlan Society (la.), records, 138. 
LMant (Palllant), Mrs. Elizabeth, Inter- 
viewed, 24. 
Pickens, Gen. Andrew, letters, 70, 71 ; 
pension statement, 41 ; manuscripts, 
73 ; notes on, 44, 73, 76 ; Cherokee 
campaign, 70, 83. 
L'ickens, Col. Andrew Jr., letters, 135. 
IMckering, Timothy, letters, 121, 127. 
Pierce, Hugh, pension statement, 74. 
Pigree, Alexander, on Pedee River, 68. 
Piggott, Isaac Newton, presents letters, 

LMggott, Capt. James, papers, 33. 
Pike, Lieut. Zebulon M., letters, 142. 
I'ilcher, Mrs. J. S., manuscripts, 148, 

PUlow, William, autobiography, 86. 



Pilot Knobs ( Ky. ) , map, 99. 

Pinckney, Charles C, letters, 123. 

Pinckney, E. P., letters, 142. 

Pinckney, Thomas C, succeeded by Sum- 
ter, 69 : funeral sermon. 70. 

Pipe, Capt. , notes on, 91. 

Piper family, letters on, i. 

Piqua (O.), maps, 101, 103. 

Plquette, , papers, 125. 

Pitcairn. . letters, 123. 

Pittsburgh, Biddle in, 7, Brady, 6, 20; 
EXraper, 20 ; map, 102 ; voyage, 37 ; 
manuscripts, 53-58. See also Fort 

Pittsylvania County (Va.), Martin in, 

Plaisance (N. F.), memoir on, 132. 

l*later, Thomas, manuscript collection, 

Plumer, John C, Interviewed, 23. 

Poe, Adam, interviewed, 20, 21, 23; let- 
ter, 58. 

Poe, Andrew, encounter with Indians 
tl781), 6. 

Poe, John, pension statement, 95. 

Poellnitz, Charles H., letter, 65. 

Poems, on partisan warfare, 71, 70, 78, 
83 ; on Tecumseh, 91 ; Dr. Doddridge's, 
92; political, 121. 

Pogue, William, biography, 11 ; papers, 

Point Pleasant (\V. Va), letter from, 93 ; 
journal of campaign, 92 ; plat, 103. 
See also Battles. 

Politics, frontier, 50. .17 ; In 1801, 121; 
1888, 114 ; certific.ite of election, 121 : 
papers on, 32, 4.^, .".(). 02. 83, 105, 106, 
108, 109, 111, llr», 116-118, 121, 122, 
125-127, 137, 140. 142. 148, 149: let- 
ters on, 32, o.i, 60. 84, 109, 110, 117, 
136. 141 ; notes on, 53 ; pamphlets, 53. 

Polk, Col. Charles, obituary, 76. 

Polk, Col. Ezeklel, sketch, 46 ; notes on, 

l*olk, James K.. papers. 127 ; letters. 141. 

Polk, Mrs. James K.. letter. 75. 

Polk, Josiah F.. letters. 122. 

Polk, Gen. Thomas, sketch, 45 ; notes on, 

Polk, Col. William, notes on, 44. 47, 74, 
75 ; narrative by. 71 ; certification, 46 ; 
regiment, 40. 

Policy, John, order l.v book, 127. 

Pollock, Oliver, letters. 13. 14 ; claims, 
13, 14 : notes on, 91. 

Polly, Sumter's servant, reminiscences. 

Pond, Peter, petition. 13. 
Pontiac, (uiawa chief, speech, 5. 

Pope, Gen. John, letters, 128; papers,. 

Pope, William, notes on, 13. 

Pope, Worden, letters, 13. 

Porlier, Jacques, British appointee, 107. 

Porlier, Louis B., papers, 105, 106 ; mem- 
oranda, 107 ; account books, 113. 

Porter, James, data on, 42. 

Porter, William, data on, 42. 

Portland (Me.), Woodman in, 146. 

Portman, John, interviewed, 25, 26. 

i'osey, John, notes, 92. 

Posey, Thomas, Journal, 30. 

Potawatomi Indians, chiefs, 89, 90 ; Te- 
cumseh among, 87. 

Pote, Capt. William, captivity, 135. 

Potter, James, biography, 1, 59, 60 ; in- 
terviewed, 20 ; papers, 5C, 60. 

Potter, James Jr., sketch, 60. 

Potter, John, biography, 59. 

Powell, Elias, data on, 42. 

Powell, Lewis, pension statement, 41. 

Powell, William Bird, letters. 135. 

Powell, William Dummer, data on, 125. 

I'owell's Valley, grant, 36 ; settlement, 
58, 83 ; map, 98 ; survey-book, 96 ; 
Martin In, 82. 

Powers, James, interviewed, 19. 

Powers, William, information on, 30. 

Prairie du Chlen (Wis.), Dousman in, 
106 ; Johnson, 140 ; papers on, 106, 

Prairie du Pont (111), early citizens In, 

Prairie du Uocher (111.), early citizens 
in, 128. 

Prather, Charles, notes on, 96. 

rratt. Rev. J. C Interviewed, 24. 

Pratt, John G., letter, 58. 

Pratt, Mary, notes by, 57. 

Presbyterian churcli, history of, 37; 
records, 38 ; In Mississippi Valley, 37, 
139 : Virginia, 61 ; clergymen, 97 ; mis- 
sionaries, 139; Historical Society, 38. 

l*reston, Francis, interviewed, 23, 26 ; let- 
ters, 94. 

I'reston, Mrs. Francis (n^»e Sally Camp- 
bell), letters, 94. 

Preston, John, letters to. 64. 

Preston, W. R., letters, 96. 

Prefeton. Co., William, biography. 1. 3, 
(iO, 61 ; letters, 45, 85, 93 ; letters on, 
90; notes on, 11 ; papers, 60-64. 

Preston, William Campbell, letters. 96. 

Preston family, memoranda on, 20 ; re;?- 
Ister, o8: in Virginia, 94. 

I'revost, AugusiAue, note on, 9. 

Price, Robert, interviewed, 20. 

Price, Rev. William T., letters, 93. 




a'rice, Sterling, raid, 145. 

X*rickett, John A., papers, 129. 

•driest: William de, pension statement, 41. 

-Prince, Col. , ord^r book, 126. 

Proctor, Gen. Henry, Tecumseh's speech 

to, 89. 
Proctor, Joseph, declaration, 59. 
Prophet, Shawnee Indian, campaign, 86, 

87 ; letters on, 88 ; talks, 91 ; wife, 88. 
€*rovance's Station (Pa.), location, 34. 

Prudens Mrs. , interviewed, 23. 

Purdie and Dixon, Virginia Oazette, 48. 
Purrier, Toussaint, interviewed, 25. 
Pushmataha, Choctaw chief, at Fort 

Madison, 90. 
Putnam, A. W., letter, 86; History of 

Tennessee, 97. 
Putnam, Gen. Uufus, journal, 121. 
Putnam, Samuel, letters, 122. 
Putnam, W. C, manuscript collection, 


QuEARKY, John, sketch, 45, 76. 

<Juebec, as a boundary, 116; map, 132; 

in Revolution, 18 ; War of 1812-15, 

1^6 ; Winchester in, 29. 
<3uick, Tom, notes on, 9. 
-Quigley, Joseph, interviewed, 22. 
-Quin^^y. Joslah, letters, 122. 
<}uirk, Spencer K., interviewed, 23. 

RACiironi), Mrs. Nancy, interviewed, 23. 
Radford, William, notes on, 11. 
Railroads, Wisconsin, documents on, 109. 
Raines, John, interviewed, 24. 
Rains, Mrs. Jane, interviewed, 21. 
Rains, John, notes on, 86. 
Kaleigh (N. C), Regster, 47. 
R.amsay, (Jen. Jonathan, interviewed, 20. 
Ramsey, Dr. David, notes on, 72. 
Ramsey, Mrs. Eliza, letters, 96. 
Ramsey, J. G., letter, 6.') ; manuscripts, 

Ramsey, Dr. J. G. M., interviewed, 20; 

letters, 47, 86. 
Ramsey, James, letters on, 7. 
Ramsey, W. C, correspondence, 65. 
Randall, Henry S., letters to, 46. 
Randolph, Beverly, letters, 67. 
Randolph, Edmund, letters, 14, 67, 127. 
Randolph, Hugh, notes on, 74. 
'Randolph. Nathaniel, notes on, 13. 
Rankin, John, interviewed, 23. 
Rankin, WDUam, pension statement, 95. 
Hatch ford, Joseph, pension statement, 72. 
Hatcllffc's Ford (S. C), m&p, 103. 

Uaudot, Jacques. Memoir, 133. 

Uawlings, Isa, letters, 140. 

Rawson, Mrs. , Interviewed, 19. 

Ray, James, declaration, 09. 

Uea, Samuel J., sells collection, 6; 
papers, 7. 

Rea^, Clement, letters, 62. 

Read, Thomas Buchanan, letters, 43. 
Reaume, Judge Charles, memorandum 
book, 113. 

Recollects, at Quebec, 132. 

Records, John N., interviewed, 23. 

Records, Laban, notes on, 35. 

Records, Spencer, narrative, 39. 

Records, William R., interviewed, 23. 

Hector, John, interviewed, 26. 

Rector, Rebecca, interviewed, 26. 

Red Jacket, Seneca chief notes on, 29. 

Red Oak (O.), Finley in, 97. 

Red Pepper, Choctaw Indian, interviewed, 

Redd, Maj. John, letter, 70 ; papers, 58. 

Redstone (Pa.), settlement, 55; early 
settlers, 39. 

Reed, Joseph, pension statement, 41. 

Reese, David, sketch, 46 ; notes on, 47. 

Reeves, Benjamin H., letters, 141. 

Reeves, Col. John, interviewed, 25, 26. 

Reid, Capt. David, notes on, 75. 

Reid, Nathan, papers, 58. 

Keid, Nathan Jr., papers, 58. 

Reid. Col. Samuel McDowell, interviewed, 

Reid, Capt. William, interviewed, 26. 

Reily, — - — , letters on, 57. 

Relnhart. William, diagram, 78. 

Reidesel, Allen, correspondence, 18. 

Religious matters, notes on. 53 ; early 
history. 32; letters. 33, 38, 53, 14S, 
149. See also Churches, and the sev- 
eral denominations. 

Renick, James, notes on, 74. 

Renick, John H., Interviewed, 24. 

Renick, Robert, notes on, 36. 

Renick family, captivity, 30. 

Keno, Rachel, interviewed, 22. 

Revour, Augustine, interviewed, 22. 

Reyes* A. M. de los, Sonora, 131. 

Reynolds, Aaron, declaration, 59. 

Reynolds, Elisha, data on, 42. 

Reynolds, John, letters, 128 ; presents let- 
ters, 33. 

Reynolds, Robert, interviewed, 22. 

Rhode Island, Greene in, 71 ; laud-deeds, 

Rhuby, John, interviewed, 22. 

Rhuby, Mrs. , interviewed, 22. 

Rice, David, interviewed, 25. 

Rice, NatYvan, peivaloiv statement, 73. 

Rice, RlgVit, nolfcs oiv, 1\. 




Richard, Gabriel, data on, 125. 

Richardson, Maj. , testimony, 89. 

Richbourg, John, pension statement, 72, 

Richelieu, Armand Jean du Plessis, 
French minister, signature, 129. 

Richmond (Va.), as a boundary, 19; let- 
ters from, 149 ; Campbell in, 148 ; 
map, 101 ; route from, 92 ; records at, 
21 ; Enquirer, 68 ; Watchman and Ob- 
server, 78. 

IRicketts, J. J., letters, 122. 

^idge, John, letters, 135. 

Ridley, Capt. George, notes on, 83, 85. 

Riley, John, letters on, 7. 

Riley, Mrs. Sarah C, Interviewed, 22. 

Rind, , publisher, 48. 

Rivard, Ferdinand C, papers, 125. 

Rlverhead (L. I.), Symmes in, 79. 

Jlivers : Allegheny, 99. Catawba, 103. 
Clinch, 98, 103. Cumberland, 84, 85, 
r97, 98, 103. Cuyahoga, 101. Detroit, 
124. Elk (Ky.), 104. Elk (Tenn.), 85, 
«6. Elkhorn, 102. Fox (Wis.), 106. 
Grand (Ont.), 8. Great Miami, 79. 
Oreen (Ky.), 2. Guyandotte, 104. 
Holston, 43, 58, 82, 93, vS. 103. 
Housatonic, 134. Hudson, 1. Illinois, 
101. Kanawha, 103. Iventucky, 103. 
Little Miami, 102. Little Wabash, 100, 
101. Maumee, 5, 103. Minnesota, 101, 
136. Mississippi, as boundary. 1, 105, 
137 ; maps, 101 ; posts, 80, 81 ; navi- 
:gation, 49, 85 ; islands, .27 ; explora- 
tion, 116, 136; journeys to, 20, 97; 
fur-trade on, 105 ; union with Mis- 
souri, 14^5. Missouri, expeditions, 27, 
140; posts, 80, 81. 101, 140; fur- 
trade on, 141. Monongahela, 55, 101. 
New (W. Va.), 102. Ohio, 12, 20, 51,, 
•91, 101, 103, 104, 116, 123, 144. Tedee, 
68. Piqua, 90. I*otomac. 130. Red, 
136. St. Peter's (see Minnesota). 
Salt (Ky.), 102. Scioto, 104. Susque- 
hanna, 104. Tennessee, 101-103. Tu- 
galo, 83. Tuscarawa, 54. Wabash, 37, 
86, 101. Watauga, 83, 103. Wiscon- 
sin, 106. Yadkin, 4, 42. 98, 99. 

Roads : Clark's route, 12, 100 ; Forts 
Wayne to Dearborn, 128 ; Kentucky, 
97, 98; King's Mountain. 41, 42, 101, 
102; plank, 114; Wilderness, 63; 
maps, 98-104. 
^oane, Archibald, letters, 149. 
Hobards, Jesse, declaration. 59. 
lioberts, Benjamin, declaration, 59. 
Itoberts, George, pension statement, 40. 
lioberts. Gen. Isaac, notes on, 85. 
^loberts, Martin, data on, 42. 
Robertson, Charles, notes on, 44. 

Robertson Daniel, misprint for James, 

83, 150. 
Robertson, Elijah, letters, 84. 
liobertson, Mrs. Elijah, interviewed, 26. 
Robertson, Dr. Felix, interviewed, 26 ; 

papers, 86. 
Robertson, James, biography, 82-84, 86 ; 

letters, 45, 63, 84 ; letter to, 85 ; notes 

on, 37, 74 ; papers, 26, 82-84, 150. 
Robertson, James A., Spanish investiga- 
tions, 143. 
Robertson, Jonathan, notes on, 86. 
Robertson, William, pension statement, 

Robinson, Col. , loj-alist, notes on, 

Robinson, Alexander, interviewed, 24. 
Robinson, Horseshoe, notes on, 76. 
Robinson, Joshua, notes on, 35. 
Robinson, Robert, pension statement, 41 ; 

certification, 46. 
Hoblnson, W. Jr., letter, 58. 
Robinson, Col. William, interviewed, 20 ; 

notes on, 44. 
Roblson, William, pension statement, 

Roche, J. S., notes, 38. 
Rocheblave, Philippe b rangols de, papers, 

Rock Island (111.), Indian agent at, 27. 
Rock Spring (St. Clair County, 111.), 

map, 100 ; church records, 142. 
Rockbridge County (Va.), Campbell In, 

Rockingham County (Va;), Sevier In, 

Rockwell, E. F., letter, 65. 
Rocky Creek, covenanters at, 72. 
Rocky Mountain Fur Company, articles 

of agreement, 141. 
Roebuck, Benjamin, data on, 42. 
Roebuck, George, pension statement, 41, 

Roebuck, Col. John, notes on, 75. 
Rogan, Hugh, notes on. 83. 85. 
Rogers, David, defeat, 6, 97. 
liogers. George, letters, 13. 
Rogers, Graham, Interviewed, 24. 
Rogers, J. A., letter, 04. 
Rogers, John, letters, (57. 
Rogers, Col. Thomas, Interviewed, 23. 
Roland, Mrs. Ruth, interviewed, 21. 
Roosevelt, Theodore, examines manu- 
scripts, 148. 
Rose, John. See Rosenthal, Baron. 
Rose, William, notes on, 9. 
Rosenthal, Baron Gustavus, Henri de, 

letters, 53. 
Ross, David, Interviewed, 'IZ, 
Ross, jMdgfc 5. M„ \^mVcv\^<i^xvQ.^'a», T^. 



Ross, John, letters, 135. 

Ross, St. Clair, Interviewed, 24. 

Ross, William, Information by, 88. 

Rosser, John, letters, 74 ; reminiscences, 
71, 72. 

Roundhead, Indian chief, speech, 87. 

Rountree, Maj. John H., military papers. 

Roush, George, interviewed, 20 ; declar- 
ation, 59. 

Roush, Jonas, pension statement, 95. 

Roussel, , Voyage, 133. 

Rowan, Benjamin, pension statement, 

Rowan County (N. C), Boone in, 4; 
militia, 40 ; map, 99 ; records, 47. 

Roxbury (Mass.), bl-centennial address, 

Royal Qazette, 77. 

Royes, Capt. , in Coshocton expedi- 
tion, 67. 

Rubicon Farm (O.), Patterson's estate, 

Ruddell, Abraham, notes on, 89. 

Uuddell, John M., interviewed, 24. 

Ruddell, Stephen, letter, 87 ; notes on, 
89 ; statement, 87. 

Ruddell family, notes on, 91 ; captivity, 

Ruddeirs Station, attack on, 92. 

Rudolph, John B., letter, 65. 

Rudolph, Capt. Michael, identity, 64, 
65 ; letters, 65 ; manuscripts, 64-66. 

Rugley, Col. Henry, notes on, 76. 

Rumsey, James, steamboat company, 96. 

Russell, Andrew, statement, 41. 

Russell, Gen. William Sr., biography, 3. 
letters, 63, 92 ; notes on, 44 ; pen- 
sion statement, 41. 

Russell, Col. William Jr., notes on, 44. 

Russell family, in Virginia. 94. 

Russians, in America, 29. 53 ; "Russian 
Spy," letters, 92. 

Kutherford, Gen. (iriffith, notes on, 44, 
46 ; expedition, 50. 

Rutherford, Henry, interviewed, 25. 

Rutherford County (N. C), Hampton in, 

Rutledge, Gen. Geors^e, statement, 41. 

Rutledge, Gov. John, letters, 69, 71 ; 
obituary. 72 ; manuscripts, 6. 

Ryan, Ebenezer Zane, interviewed. 23. 

Ryland, E. M., letters, 140. 

Sadler, Dav!d, pension statement, 73. 
Sadler, Henry, interviewed, 19. 
Sadler, William K., interviewed, 19. 
St Anne's (Detroit), parish register, 22; 
records, 124. 

St. Clair, Gen. Arthur, letters, 28, 67, 
81 ; letters to, 81 ; Journal, 28 ; pe- 
titions to, 18; expedition, 2, 28, 33, 
49, 67, 125. 

St. Gem, Auguste, interviewed, 20. 

St. Gem, Gustavus, notes by, 88. 

^>t. Gem family, notes on, 12. 

St. John's (N. B.), Indians of, 134. 

St. Johnville (N. Y.), map, 100. 

St. Joseph (Mich.), account books from, 

St. Louis (Mo.), early history, 12, 140, 
142, 144; church, 139; pioneers, 140; 
fur-trade, 105 ; merchants, 142 ; Jour- 
ney to, 139 ; Draper in, 24 ; Porsyth, 
27 ; Hammond, 40 ; Kearney, 140 ; 
Symmes, 80 ; Vasquez, 141 ; Wilt, 141 ; 
newspapers, 25. 

St. Paul (Minn.), Larpenteur in, 137; 
observations in, 137. 

St. Peter (Minn.), Kearney's expedition 
to, 140; Indian agent at, 136. 

St. Philippe (111.), early citizens in, 

Sie. Genevieve (Mo.), fur-trade in, 129; 
letters from, 29 ; papers, 139, 144. 

Sale, Rev. John, recollections, 33. 

Salley, A. S. Jr., cited, 46. 

Sailing, John Peter, biography, 3; ad- 
venture, 30. 

Salstonstall, Gurden, letters, 135. 

Saic Lick (O.), map of Indian town at, 

Samuel, E. M., letters, 140. 

Sandusky, Crawford's campaign against 
(1782), 6. 

Sandwich (Ont.), fur-trader in, 124. 

Sandy Creek, expedition (1756), 62; 
plat of battle ground, 101. 

Sanscrainte, Peter, inte»viewed, 22, 150. 

Sanskrit, manuscripts, -.oO. 

Santa I^^^, expedition, 140; letters from, 
140 ; trail, 140, ^41 ; railway, 145. 

Sapplngton, John, letter, 85. 

Sargent, Winthrop, letters,\ 121. 

Saucier, John B., interviewed, 24. 

Sauk and Fox Indians, customs of, 27; 
Tecumseh among, 87. 

Saunders, Joseph, notes on, 13. 

Sawyers, Col. John, notes on, 44. 

Saye, Rev. James H., interviewed, 76, 
79; interviews. 78, 79; letters, 78. 

Sayre, Martin, interviewed, 22. 

Scammel, Henry Alexander, defense of 
General Dearborn, 30. 

Scarborough, James, pension statement, 


Schermerhorn, John T., letters, 139. 
Schiefferlln, Jonathan, data on, 125. 
I Schmidt, Otto L., collecuon, 129. 



Schoff, Mrs. Jane, interviewed, 21. 

Schoharie (N. Y.), in Revolution, 8. 

Scholl, John, interviewed, 24. 

Scholl, Joseph, interviewed, 25. 

Scholl family, notes on, 5. 

Schoolcraft, Henry Rowe, data on, 125. 

Schools : Indian, 7 ; Latin, 97 ; Liberty 
Hall academy, 64 ; Transylvania Uni- 
versity, 38, 53 ; Union Seminary, 37 ; 
West Point, 146. See also Colleges. 

Schumacher, Bowen W., manuscript col- 
lection, 147. 

Scot's Magaz'ne, 68, 77. 

Scotch-Irish, notes on, 92 ; in Pennsyl- 
vania, 151 ; in Virginia, 50. 

Scott, Benjamin, presents letters, 33. 

Scott, Gen. Charles, letters, 28 ; sketch, 
37; brigade, 70. 

Scott, Mrs. Elizabeth, interviewed, 23. 

Scott, John, interviewed, 20. 

Scott, Thomas, letter, 58 ; notes, 96. 

Scott, William, land purchase, 95. 

Scott, Gen. Winfield, letters, 136, 149; 
aide, 146. 

Scoutash, notes on, 91. 

Scranton, W. B., letter, 57. 

Seagrove, James, letter, 135. 

Sebastian, Benjamin, notes on, 37 ; let- 
ter, 14. 

Sedalia (Mo.), Smith in, 141. 

Seekaboo, Southern interpreter, 90. 

Seeley, Rev. L. W., interviewed, 26. 

Selkirk, Thomas Douglas, Earl of, let- 
ters, 142. 

Sells, Michael, interviewed, 20. 

Semottie, Creek chief, notes on, 00. 

Senacawin, a Potawatomi, information 
on, 89; letter, 90. 

Seneca Indians, notes on, 29. 

S«nex, John, map, 102. 

Senf, Col. Christian, letter, 70. 

Sergeant, Dr. Ichabod, ledger and pre- 
scription book, 140. 

Sergeant, Rev. John, letter, 134 ; jour- 
nal, 142. 

Sermons, notes for, 97. 

Servants, indentures, 60, 62. 

Settlements: English, 128; Spanish, 116: 
in Kentucky, 3, 36-38, 51, 52, 82, 83. 
92; North Carolina, 40. 76, 98. 90; 
Pennsylvania, 55 ; Ohio, 52, 79, 81, 91 ; 
Tennessee, 43, 83, 84, 97 ; Virginia, 34, 
58, 91, 93, 98; Wisconsin, 109, 114; 
In Northwest Territory, 79, 80, 143. 

S«venth-Day Baptist Church, papers on, 

Sevier, A. H., letters, 43. 

Sevier, Abraham, declaration, 59. 

Sevier, Mrs. Catherine, declaration, 59. I 

Sevier, Col. G. W., interviewed, 25, 26;. 
letters, 43. 

Sevier, Maj. James, interviewed, 26; let- 
ters, 43 ; declaration, 59. 

Sevier, Col. John, biography, 43, 82, 86;. 
letters, 45, 70, 135; letters to, 84; 
papers, 26, 43 ; notes on, 40, 44, 49^ 

Sevier, Maj. John Jr., interviewed, 26. 

Sevier, Mrs. Naomi, pension statement,. 

Sevier, Robert, notes on, 44. 

S«vler family, records, 26. 

Seward, Gen. Richard, interviewed, 21. 

Shane, Anthony, statements, 87, 91 ^ 
notes on, 91. 

Shane, John, interviewed, 20. 

Shane, Rev. John Dabney, biography, 36,. 
37 ; papers, 35, 37, 38. 

Shanks, Benjamin, notes on, 9. 

Shannon, James, data on, 42. 

Sharp, Col. Benjamin, statement, 41, 

Sharp, James, leicer, 58. 

Sharp, Joseph, letters, 57. 

Shaubena (Chambly), Potawatomi chief,, 
testimony, 89 ; notes on, 87, 89, 90, 
126 ; pnotograph, 90. 

Siiawnee Indians, hau^iat, 88 ; vocabu- 
lary, 87 ; sketch, 9U ; letters, 87 ; let- 
ters to, 96; visit Virginia, 88; Inter- 
viewed, 24 ; hostility, 63 ; expeditions: 
against, 30, 87 ; prisoners among, 89. 

b*-egenaba, Ottawa chief, speech, 5. 

Shelby, Evan, sketch, 43 ; in Dunmore's- 
War, 84 ; Chickamauga expedition, 28, 
50 ; letters, 45, 85 ; papers, 43, 84. 

Shelby, Gov. Isaac, sketcn, 43, 49 ; at 
King's Mountain, 40 ; controversy, 41 ; 
letters, 13, 14, 31, 95 ; papers, 6, 43,. 
45, 84 ; memorial, 12. 

Shelby, Isaac Jr., Interviewed, 25. 

Shelby, James, notes on, 83. 

Shelby, Moses, account of King's Moun- 
tain, 70 ; notes on, 83. 

Shelby, Mrs. Sally, interviewed, 26. 

Shelby, Maj. Thomas, interviewed, 23. 

Shelby family, recollections, 58 ; letters 
on, 26, 96. 

Shelby County (Ivy.), notes on, 38. 

Shenandoah County (Va), Clark in, 15. 

Shepard, Egbert, interviewed, 25. 

Shepherd, Abraham, letters, 66, 67. 

Shepherd, David, biography, 1, 66 ; 
papers, 66, 67 ; letters, 55, 93, 95. 

Shepherd, Moses, account book, 67. 

Shepherdstown (Va.), origin of name^- 
66; Bedinger in, 2. 



^SherllTs, fees and fines, 52 ; writs, 60- 

62, 117; books, 28. 
Sherlock, Edward, letters on, 7. 
•Saerman, Roger, letters, 18. 
Shlchshick, a Potawatomi, information 

on, 89. 
Shields, William, notes on, 75 ; pension 

statement, 72. 
Shingas, jJelaware chief, biography, 7. 
Shirley, William, declaration of war, 

134 ; letters, 135. 
Shoemaker, Col. Michael, diaries, 147. 
Shores, Thomas, pension statement, 95. 
Short, John Cleves, letters, 81. 
Short family, docum^ttts on, 122. 
Short Creek (W. Va.), Benjamin Biggs 

in, 56. 
Shriver, Jacob, interviewed, 21. 
Shute, Samuel M., journal, 30. 
•Sibley, Txeorge C, letter-book, 140 ; man- 
uscripts, 140. 
Sibley, Gen. Henry II., letters and 

papers, 137. 
Siguenza y Gongora", C. de, Florida^ 134. 
Silk, Thomas, interviewed. 20. 
Silverheels, Shawnee chief, data on, 88. 
Sllverheels, Moses, interviewed, 24. 
Simeson, John Sr., certification, 40. 
Simonds, John Jr., letters, 141. 
Simpson, George S., letters, 140. 
Simpson, John, letters, 18. 
Simrall, Col. James, notes on, 88. 
Simrall, John, letters on, 7. 
Sims, Capt. Charles, notes on, 74. *■ 

Sims, Maj. J. Starke, reminiscences, 73. 
Sims, Maj. S. T., interviewed, 76. 
«ims, Col. T. S., interviewed, 70. 
Sims, William, reminiscences, 79. 
Sims. William (Jilmore. papers, 74. 
Sims family, attack on, 56. 
Singleton, Maj. Jo'in. notes on, 44, 75. 
Singleton, Col. Richard, notes on, 44. 
Sioux Indians, campaign against, 137. 
Sisenbec, Charles, pension statement, 73. 
Six. I'hiiip, letters on, 7. 
Sixteenth century manuscripts, 130. 
Skains, Adam, notes on. 74. 
Skenando. Oneida ch'ef, speech, 5. 
Skerrett, John, notes on, 78. 
Skinner, John, notes on, li. 
Skipp, Thomas, pension statement. 42. 
Slaughter, George, letters, 14 ; notes on, 

Slaughter, Col. Thomas, biography, 3; 

notes on, 13. 
"Slavery, discussions on. 53 : in Illinois. 

127; bills of sale, 117; importations, 
li:*; slave-letters, 149. 
:S//tei', Nicholas, recollections, 9. 

Sloan, John, pension statement, 73; es- 
cape, 57. 

Slough, Capt. , orderly book, 123. 

Small, Col. John, notes on, 78 ; declara- 
tioti, 5^. 

Smart; Snsannah, narrative, 72. 

Smith7 — : — (Fairfoffest, S. C), narra- 
tive, 79. 

Smith, Burr, papers on, 122. 

Smith, Gen. Daniel, biography, 3, 85 ; 
settlement, 99 ; maps, 103 ; letters, 
95, 139 ; letters to, 84 ; journal, 13 ; 
soldier's book, 86 ; papers, 82-85. 

Smith, David H., letters, 96. 

Smith, Col. George, Interviewed, 26. 

Smith, Gen. George K., papers, 141. 

Smith, Henry, interviewed, 20. 

Smith, James, letters, 122. 

Smith, Jedediah, letters, 141. 

Smith, Jonatnan, pen.sion statement, 72. 

Smith, John, book of packhorses, 94. 

Smith, John Jay, letters, 122. 

Smith, Levi, narrative, 77. 

Smith, Mrs. Mary Logan, interviewed, 

Smith, Nathan, notes by, 92. 

Smith, Nicholas, Interviewed, 25. 

Smith, Peter. Intel-viewed, 23. 

Smith, Gen. Thomas Adams, papers, 144. 

Smith, William, pension statement, 41, 

Smith, William (Ga.), pension state- 
ment, 41. 

Smith, William Bailey, notes on, 13. 

Smith, William C, pension statement, 

Smith and Findlay (army sutlers), 
papers, 122. 

Smithfleld. Preston, estate, 61. 

Snelling, Col. Joslah, letters, 136; Jour- 
nal, 26. 

Snodgrass, Maj. James, statement, 41. 

Snodgrass, William, statement, 41. 

Social conditions, papers on, 56, 105, 
100. 113-116, 122, 125, 126, 138, 140, 

Society for Propagation of Christian 
Knowledge (S. P. C. K.), In Wiscon- 
sin, 113. 

Sonora (Mex.). journeys to, 130-132; 
missions in, 131. 

Soulard, Antoine, papers and maps, 139. 

Soule (Soula), Pierre, paper, 146. 

South Carolina : historian, 75, 76 ; con- 
vention, 69 ; government, 69 ; land- 
deeds, 115 ; in Revolution, 68-70, 78, 
90; heroines, 68; loyalists, 72, 77; 
regiments, 68, 77 — see also Troops; 
govemmeivt ^property, 117 ; papers on. 



1. 30, 31, 08, 123; Cleveland In, 42; 
Hammond, 40; Fitzgerald, 71: Lewis, 
75; McDowell, 50; Martin, 83; Saye, 
78 ; Sumter, 69, 70 ; Gazette, 77. 
South Mount, Sumter estate, 60. 
Southern Indian tribes, notes on, 20 ; 
Tecumseh among, 86, 88 ; Interpreter, 
Southern Literary Journal, 74. 
Houthern Literary MeHsenger, 68. 
Southern Presbyterian Review, 68. 
Southwest, documents on, ilO, 130-132. 
Southwest Territory, organization, 84, 

Spahr, WJllIam, Interviewed, 25. 
Spanish: colonizing, 116; expeaitlons, 
139; foreign relations, 116; boundary 
claims, 139 ; governors, 85, 139 ; fear 
Americans, ^16; Intrigues, 40, 139, 
142 ; expeditions against, 13, 84 ; pass- 
port, 43 ; manuscripts, 13, 116, 130- 
132, 138, 139. 
Spann, Charles, pension statement, 72. 
Sparks, Jared, life of Clark, 11. 
Spelts, John, interviewed, 25 ; pension 

statement, 40. 
Spencer, Thomas, notes on, 83, 85. 
Spencer family, letters on, 7. 
Spllman, Jnmos, notes on, 13. 
Spofford, Mrs. Judge, interviewed, 24. 
Spottswood, Alexander, Journeys, 3 ; let- 
ters, 1/. 
Spratt, L. I)., reminlHcences, 73. 
Spratt, T. D. reminiscences, 75. 
Springfield (N. Y.), in Revolution, 8. 
Springfield (O.), site, 86. 
Sprott, Ellen, interviewed, 23. 
Sprott, John, Interviewed, 23. 
Sprott, Rol)ert, interviewed, 23. 
Sprott, Samuel, interviewed, 23. 
Sprott, William, interviewed, 23. 
Stabler, Edward, letters, 127. 
Stafford, William, notes on. 5. 
Stafford County (Vu.), Daniel Smith in, 

Stanford, Thomas, notes on, 74. 
Stanton, F^dwin M., letters to, 147 ; mem- 
orandum, 117. 
Stark, I{eul>en, pension statement, 73. 
Starke, Capt. John, notes on, 75, 76. 
Starke, Uol)ert, notes on, 73. 
Rtarritt, Itenjnmin, interviewed, 25. 
State's Rights and Free Trade conven- 
tion, 71. 
Niatesburg (S. C), Sumter In, 6'.i. 
Station Camp (Ky.), map, 99. 
SiStaunton (Va.), settlement, 60. 
Hteenrod, Daniel, Interviewed, 20. 
Stenographic system, explanations, 65. 

Stephens, John, declaration, 59. 

Stephens, Lawrence, declaration, 50. 

Stephenson, Dr. M. F., statements, 70. 

Steuben, Baron Frederick, orders, 14. 

Stevens, Col. John II., papers, 187. 

Stevens Point (Wis.), early history, 109* 

Stevenson, Col. Hugh, In Revolution, 2» 

Stevenson, Lieut. William, notes on, 44 ; 
letter, 58. ' 

Stewart, Anderson, Interviewed, 25. 

Stewart, Robert, Interviewed, 25. 

Stewart, MaJ. William, Interviewed, 25^ 

Stldham, G. W., Information, 88. 

Stigglns, George, notes on, 31 ; narra- 
tive, 31. 

Stinson, Daniel (}., note by, 77 ; letters^ 
72 ; Sketches of Heroines, 68. 
I Stinson, William, notes on, 72. 

Stirling. Sir Thomas, military orderj;,. 
15, 150. 

Stites, Benjamin, Interest in Western 
lands, 79. 

Stivers, Col. Samuel K., interviewed, 23,. 

StolK), Rol)ert, adventures, 5 ; notes on^ 

Stockl)ridge Indians, removal to Wiscon- 
sin, 114. 

Stockton, Maj. George, notes on, 35. 

Stoddard, Amos, papers, 139. 

Stone, Reuben, pension statement, 74. 

Stone, William L., translation, 118. 

Stoner, Michael, notes on, 5, 63. 

Stoops, George, Interviewed, 20. 

Stoops, Mrs. Nancy, interviewed, 20. 

Stougn, Jacob, Interviewed, 21. 

Stoup, Conrad, letters on, 7. 

Strickland. Titus, interviewed, 20. 

Strode, John, notes on, 35. 

Strode, Michael, interviewed, 24. 

S.roue. Mrs. Michael, interviewed, 24. 

Strode, Morgan B., interviewed, 23. 

Strode's Station (Ky.), notes on, 35. 

Strong, Christopher, pension statement^ 
72 ; notes on, 71. 

Strong, Moses M., sketch, 108 ; papers, 
108-111 ; Territorial History of Wis- 
'(^ons'.n, 108. 
Strope, Sebastian, note on, 9. 
Stroud, Hampton, pension statement, 72, 
Stuart, Archibald, letter to, 149. 
Stuart, f^harles, notes by, 92. 
Stuart, Charles A., letter, 96. 

Stuart, Col, John, notes on, 5 ; notes, 02 ; 

letters, 93; narrative, 56, 68, 92. 
Stump, Col. John, Interviewed, 26. 

Sturdevant, Col. , notes by, 90. 

Sublette, Solomon, letters, 141. 
Sublette, William, papers, 14a. 
Suddarth, Mrs. Elizabeth, letters, 77. 



«uddarth, Rlcjiard P., letters, 77. 

^uddarth. Col. William, narrative (1783- 
94), 30. 

Suddartli family (Va.), record, 77. 

Sullivan, Daniel, pension statement, 72. 

Sullivan, Gen. Jolin, campaign, 8, d, 20, 
30, 54, 100. 

:Sullivan, John, pension statement, 78. 

.Sullivan County (Tenn.), records, 26. 

Sumner County (Tenn.), Martin in, 83; 
Smith, 85; Winchester, 29. 

Sumpter, E. E. D., letters, 77. 

Sumpter, John James, letters, 77. 

"Sumpter, John T., letters, 77. 

Sumter, Edmund, letters, 77 ; notes on, 
75, 78. 

Sumter, John (Ark.), letters, 77. 

Sumter, Richard, letters, 77. 

Sumter, Sebastian, reminiscences, 73 ; 
corresporidence, 77. 

jjumter. Gen. Thomas, biography, 1, 68- 
71, 78 ; schoolmate, 82 : reminiscenses 
of, 70, 77, 83, 90 ; obifuaries, 72 ; por- 
traits, 72 ; camps, 103 ; papers, 68- 

Sumter, Thomas (Tenn.), pension state- 
ment, 72. 

Sumter, Thomas (Tex.), letters, 77. 

Sumter, Thomas Delage, reminiscences, 
73 ; letters, 77 ; letters to, 74. 

Sumter family, ancestry, 75 ; traditions, 
70 ; letters, 74 ; collections, 71 ; papers, 
78 ; descendants, 72. 

Sumter County (S. C), Sumter in, 69. 

Sussex County (N. J.), committee of 
safety, 79. 

Surveyors. See Lands. 

Swain, Gov. David L., letters, 46, 47. 

Swan Ponds, Avery estate, 50. 

Swann, Mrs. Jane, notes on, 71. 

Swearington, Mrs. Seava, interviewed, 

Swedenborgianism, letters on, 148. 

Syles, Col. Jdmes, notes on, 74. 

Syles family, notes on, 76. 

Symmes, Americus, erects tombstone, 81. 

Symmes, John Cleves. biography, 1, 79, 
81 ; land-grant, 97 ; letters, 14, 52, 
142 ; papers, 79-81, 122. 
Symmes, John Cleves Jr., biography, 
80 ; theory, 80, 81. 

Syinponian Society (la.), records, 138. 

Taggart, Michael, notes on, 34. 
Taggart, Samuel, interviewed, 23. 
Ta»c, Robert, notes on, 91. 
TaiDot, De Moril, interviewed, 22, 23. 
Talbot, Harvey, Interviewed, 22. 

Taliaferro, Maj. I^wrence, sketch, 13G; 
letters to, 136. 

Taney, Abraham, pension statement, 73. 

Tanner, Henry, on martyrdom of Love- 
Joy, 129. 

Tanning, receipts for, 97. 

Tappan, Benjamin, letter, 58. 

Tarleton, Col. Banastre, . reports, 71 ; 
map of camp, 103. 

Tate, MaJ. Samuel, notes on, 74« 

Tatum, Absalom, letters, 84. 

Tavateur, Mrs. Jennet Scott, interviewed, 

Taylor, Christopher, pension statement. 

Taylor, F. H., letters, 90. 

lay lor, Hugh Paul, information on, 30; 
sketches, 26. 

Taylor, Isaac, declaration, 59. 

Taylor, Jacob, interviewed, 20. 

Taylor, Capt. James, notes on. 72. 

Taylor, Capt. John, notes on, 44 ; letters, 

Taylor, John D., sketch by, 35. 

Taylor, Johnson, letters, 148. 

Taylor, Meredith, notes on, 74 ; pension 
statement, 74. 

Taylor, Nathaniel, notes on, 85. 

Taylor, Col. Richard, notes on, 87. 

Taylor, Col. Thomas, notes, 79 ; notes 
on, 44, 72, 78, 75; obituary, 76. 

Taylor, Gen. Zachary, letters, 136, 148. 

Teay's Valley (W. Va.), capture in, 4; 
map, 99. 

Tecumseh, Shawnee chief, biography, 1, 
86, 87; birthplace, lOi ; death, 89; 
early battles, 87; in South, 90; poem 
and drama on, 91 ; sister, 88 ; manu- 
scripts, 86^91. 

Teft, J. K., letter, 65. 

Tennessee, boundary, 43, 83 ; maps, 98, 
99, 101, 102 ; early history, 24, 82, 83, 
85, 87, 148 ; becomes state, 84 ; gov- 
ernor, 43 ; senator, 84, 85. legisla- 
ture, 84, 85 ; constitutional conven- 
tion list, 84 ; militia, 83-85 ; pioneers, 
39, 82, 84, 93; pensioners, 95; set- 
aements, 84; campaigns, 31, 95, 98; 
travels, 85 ; Draper in, 82 ; newspaper 
extracts on, '26, 49 ; manuscripts, 1, 
20, 82-86, 147-150. 

Terry, Parshall, notes on, 9. 
Teter, James, pension statement, 73. 
Texas, Sumter in, 77 ; railway, 115 ; 
documents, 131. 

Teyonlnhokarawen. See Norton. 
Theobald, Dr. S., testimony, 89. 
Theophilus Arminiua, 32. 
Thomas, Abraham, notes on, 30. 



Thomas, Isaac, interviewed, 21. 
Thomas, Mrs. Jane, obituary, 76. 
Thomas, Jesse B., letters, 128. 
Thomas, Col. John, notes on, 75, 78. 
Thomason Tracts, in British Museum, 

Thomlinson, John, letter, 134. 
Thompson, James (Ga.), reminiscences, 

Thompson, R., narrative, 79. 
Thomson, Absalom, pension statement, 

Thomson, Col. William, notes on, 71. 
Thomson William Russell, pension 

statement, 73. 
Thornton, Mrs. Eliza C, interviewed, 22. 
Thornton, W., letters, 122. 
Threewitts, John, notes on, 74. 
Tureewltts, Llewelyn, notes on, 74. 

Thurmond, Mrs. , Interviewed, 24. 

Thurmond, Major Al., Interviewed, 25. 
Thurmond, MaJ. Meredith, interviewed, 

Thurston, Charles M., letters, 14. 
Thurston, Gen. G. P., manuscripts, 150. 
Thwa:tes, R. G., The Bancroft Library, 

145 ; Lewis and Clark Expedition, 16. 
Thwaites and Kellogg, Dunmore's War, 

62, 92, 97, 103. 
Tlblow, Henry, interviewed, 24. 
Tilton, Asa Currier, describes document, 

33 ; aid acknowledged, vli, viii. 
Timberlake, Lieut. Henry, mission to 

Cherokee, 68. 
Timberlake, William H., letters, 70. 
Timberlake family, notes on, 70. 
Tlnsley, Golding, pension statement, 73. 
Tinsley, James, pension statement, 40. 
Tlnsley, Mary A., letters, 77. 
Tippecanoe (Ind.), Tecumseh at, 91. 
Tippecanoe Club, Chicago, 127. See also 

Tipton, Abraham, sketch, 72. 
Tipton, Jonathan, declaration, 59. 
Tipton, Col. John, notes on, 44, 83, 85, 

Tipton, Thomas, pension statement, 95. 
Tipton, William, declaration, 50. 
Titus, Mrs. Nancy, interviewed, 22. 
Todd, Charles S., biography, 29 ; papers, 

29, 123. 
Todd, Judge David, Interviewed, 20; 

papers, 13, 38. 
Todd, Isaac, real estate dealer, 124. 
Todd, James, notes on, 85. 
Todd, Col. John, biography, 3 ; record 

book, 129; letters, 12-14. 
Todd, Dr. John, interviewed, 23. 

Todd, Gen. Levi, papers, 38 ; narrative, 

Todd, Gen. Robert, orderly book, 30. 

Todd, Thomas, notes on, 81 ; letters to, 

Todd family, notes on, 39. 

Tofflemeyer, John, interviewed, 23. 

Toledo (O.) War, >pap€rB on, 126. 

Tomlinson, Joseph, interviewed, 20. 

lomlinson, Nathaniel, interviewed, 23. 

Tommy, Captain, Indian chief, notes on, 

Tompkins, George, letters, 141. 

Tonty, Henry de, fur-trade engagement, 
132 ; signature, 129. 

Torrence, Aaron, papers, 121, 122. 

Towles, Mrs. Agatua, interviewed, 26. 

Towner, John, interviewed, 26. 

Townley, Mary J., letters, 77. 

Trabue, Daniel, narrative, 14, 26. 

Tracy and Wahrendorff, letters, 140. 

^ransylvania Company, papers on, 3, 35, 
36, 63, 82. 

Transylvania University, 38, 53. 

Treat, Judge Samuei, papers, 141. 

Treaties: Ryswick (1698), 133; Paris 
(1783), 8; Ghent (1814), 81; Ha- 
waiian (1897), 118; truce at Vin- 
cennes (1779), 13; Indian, 3, 10, 30, 
62, 82, 83, 135; letters on, 8; news- 
paper extracts, 49 ; negotiations, 28, 
30; journals, 16; Logstown (1752), 
61; Fort Stanwlx (1768), 102; Long 
Island (Cherokee, 1777) 50, 63; Fort 
Stanwlx (1784), 8; Hopewell (1785- 
86), 29, 82; Holston (1791), SO; Fort 
Wayne (1809), 90; (1811), 88; Green- 
ville (1814), 90; Green Bay (1821), 
114 ; Intertribal, 114. 

Trent, William, Indian trader, 59, 60. 

Trigg, Stephen, letters, 12. 

Trimble, James A., letters, 96. 

Trimble, John A., letters, 58, 96. 

Triplet, Mrs. Mary D., Interviewed, 24. 

Troost, George, letters, 135. 

Troops: United States, 29, 54, 123, 128, 
146 ; Western department, 9, 34, 144 ; 
engineering, 53 ; rangers, 2, 61, 67, 
69; loyalist, 77; English, 77, 112; 
Iowa, 138 ; Kansas, 144 ; Missouri, 
140 ; Pennsylvania, 9, 54 ; South Car- 
olina, 69, 70 ; Virginia. 15, 16, 56, 67, 
94; Wisconsin, 117. See also Military 
Affairs and Wars. 

Trott, James J., letters, 135. 

Trotter, James, letter, 96. 

Trowbridge, C. C, letters, 88. 

Trudeau, Zenon, letters, 142. 



-, embassy, 29. 

Truman, MaJ. — 

Trumbull, Col. George, notes on, 77. 

Trumbull, Judge Jonathan, papers, 125. 

Trumbull, Juliana, marries Wooabridge, 

Tryon, William, petition from Mecklen- 
burg County, 50. 

Tuckabatchie, Tecumseh at, 90. 

Tucker, Charles, interviewed,' 24. 

Tuckasega Ford, map, 103. 

Turkish manuscripts, 130. 

Turner, George, letter, 94 ; autograph, 

Turner, James, pension statement, 72. 

Turner, Capt. John, notes on, 75 ; family 
record, 75. 

Turner, William, letters, 135. 

Turney, II. S., paper, 146. 

Tuscarora Indians, notes on, 29. 

Tustenuckochee, Creek Indian, state- 
ment, 88. 

Tutcla, Indian romance, 92. 

Tutt, Gabriel, notes on, 70 ; pension 
statement, 70. 

Tyl^r, Capt. Bezaleel, notes on, 9. 

(n^e Morgan), 

Underwood, Mrs. 

interviewed, 22. 

Underwood, Judge Joseph R., letter, 81 ; 
narrative, 89. 

United States, treasury, 121 ; constitu- 
tion adopted, 69, 04 ; circuit court, 
114, 126; geological survey, 98; mili- 
tary storekeeper, 136; petii.ons for 
new states, 49, 55, 67 ; explorations 

Urbana (O.), Simon Kenton In, 34. 

Trie, Solomon, letters on, 7. 

Usher, Ellis Baker, correspondence, 114. 

Vallandigham, George, biography, 7 ; 
letter, 58. 

Valle, Felix, interviewed. 20. 

Vall^, Frangois, papers, 120. 

Valle, J. B,, papers, 139. 

Valley Forge (Pa.), in Revolution, 2. 

Valleys: Clinch, 98; Fox River, 105, 
110, 111; Mississippi, 37, 139, 141; 
I'owell's, 98; Shenandoah (Virginia), 
.'iO, 61. 66, 91, 93; Teay's, 99; You- 
ghiogheny, 66. See also Rivers. 

Van Bibber, John, letters, 93. 

van Bibber family, notes on, 5. 

Van Braam, Jacob, adventures of, 5 ; 
notes on, 29. 

Van Buren, Martin, letters, 147, 148. 
Van Busklrk. — 

-, tetters on, 57. 

^an Cleve, Lieut. H. O., orderly book 
(1834-36), 114. 

Van Dyke, James A., law briefs, 125. 

Van Metre, Jacob, declaration, 59. 

Van Metre, John, letters, 95. 

Van Metre family, intermarriage witli 
Shepherds, 66. 

Van Rensellaer, Solomon, data on, 125. 

Van Schaick, Cozen, letters, 135. 

Van Sweariugen family, manuscripts, 7,. 

Vance, Col. David, notes on, 44. 

Vance, Joseph, interviewed, 20 ; letter,- 

Vance controversy (1843-46), manu- 
scripts, 121. 

Vasquez, Baronet, letters, 141. 

Vasquez, Benito, letters, 141. 

Vasquez, Louis, letters, 141. 

Vardeman, Rev. W. H., intei-viewed, 24^ 

Varnum, Jacob li , life and letters, 126.. 

Varnum, James M., relationship, 126. 

Vaughan, Benjamin, letter, 30. 

Vaugn, \Mlliam, pension statement, 72. 

Velez de Escalante, Sylvester, writings,. 

Verger, Jos4 Gonzales, aids investigation,.. 

Vermont, manuscripts of Revolution, 18;. 
Moses Strong in, 109. 

Vernon, Ricnard, pension statement, 72.. 

Vickes, Elijah, pension statement, 41. 

Viele, Charles G., correspondence, 65. 

Vignaud, Henri, correspondence, 65. 

Vigo, Col. Francis, notes on, 91. 

Vildosola, J. A. de. Diary, 131. 
Villebois, Sleur de, controversy with, 133.. 

Villemot, C. de, letters, 142. 

Vincennes (Ind.), lort at, 100; Clark's 
campaign against, 11-13 ; route to, 
12, 100; Indian council at, 87; Te- 
cumseh visits', 88 ; journey to, 37 ; 
letters from, 29; Bowman in, 88;- 
maps, 100, 101. 

Virginia, topography, 93, 134 ; boundary, 
43. 83, 103 ; counties, 95 ; council, 93 ; . 
convention, 95 ; legislature, 52, 55, 58, . 
62, 66, 82; taxation, 62, 67; courts, 
117: resolutions (1798), 56, 82; lands,. 
61, 62, 115; schools,' 37; militia, 3, 
15. 40, .-)5, 67, 82, 92, 94, 95; pen- 
sioners, 91, 95 ; pioneers, 6, 7, 94, 96, 
J»9, 143; Indian inroads, 98, 134; vis- 
itors, 88 ; frontier defense, 10, 28. 81, 
61, 96; French visitor, 134; Boyd In, 
107; Campbell, 148; Chastellux, 134;- 
Cleveland, 42; Croghan, 16; Ham- 
monds, 40; Hampton, 44; Hinde, 31; 
Ingles, 96 ; Kemper, 108 : Kenton, 34 ; 
Lee, 67; Ney, 64; Reid, 58; Robert-- 



son, 8:i ; liussell. 44 : Suddarth, 77 ; 
SSumtcr, 08, 70 ; Nv alker, 97 ; stale 
records, 14, 1*1: maps, 98, 99; manu- 
scripts, 1, i5, 01-08, 128; Argus, 88; 
Gazette, !'(>, 48 ; IflHtvivxal Collections, 
92 ; Magazine of History, 97. 

Viscaino, Sebastian, voyage, 13U. 

Vliet, Garret, memoranda books, llo. 

Vore, J. (J., letter, 88. 

WAiiASii coiintr}'. Tecumseli in, 88. 
Waddell, (Jen. Hugh, l)IoKraphy, 4<J : 

notes on, 47. 
Wade, Capt. George, notes on, 72. 
Wade, Joseph, interviewed. 23. 
Wade, Joseph Jolin. notes on, 72. 
Wade, lUchurd, notes on, r». 
Wahab, Capt. James. Sw Walkup. 

WahrendorflP, , i«*tter8. 140. 

Walt, , Interviewed, 2;{. 

Wakefield, Capt. Kbenezer, statement, 

Walden, Elisha, notes on, 80. 
Waidron, Hicliard. letter, i:i4. 
Waldrop, John, pension statement, 73. 
Walker, Alexander, reminiscences, 73. 
Walker, Felix, notes on, 5. 
Walker, Francis, letters, 95. 
Walker, George (\, manuscript collection, 

W^alker, Dr. John, mi.Hprlnt for Thomas. 

58, 150. 
Walker, Susan, papers. 123. 
Wulker, Dr. Tiiomas, biography. 3 ; let- 
ters, 63. 04, 85 : letters on, 97 ; recol- 
lections of, 58 ; journal, 3, 4, 150. 
Walker, Timothy, papers, 123. 
Walker, Gen. William, notes on, 20 ; 

pension statement, 74. 
Walker family, captivity. 7. 
Walker's settlement, map, 98. 
Walkup (Wahab). ('apt. James, notes on. 

Wallace. Caleb, letters. 04. 
Wallace, D., Inculents of the Revolution 

in fiouth Carolina, 74. 
Wallace, .Tames, pension statement, 72, 

Wallace. Josiah. notes on. 44. 
Waller. ICdward. notes on. ;f5. 
Waller. John, notes on. 35. 
Wall Is, Kev. .Tames, notes on. 47. 
Walrond, James S., biography. 94. 
Walton, Jesse, notes on, 83. 
Walton, Mary I^ee. letters, 74. 
Ward, James, notes on. 35. 
Ward. Col. William, notes on. .35. 
Wardlaw. James, intervleved, 70. 

Ware (Weir) Col. Samuel, notes on, 44. 

Warfield, Benjamin, letter, 87. 

Waring, 'l nomas, notes on, 35. 

Warner, Leslie, manuscripts, 150. 

Wars : early Indian, 8, 27, 134 ; French 
and Indian (1< 54-03), (J, 12, 135; 
papers on, 18, 60, 130 ; Itraddock's de- 
feat (1755), 08; Kittaning expedition 
(1750), 5, 00; Sandy Creek (1756), 
28, 30, 01, 02; Forbes's expedition 
(1758), 43, 55, 08, 04. Grant's de- 
feat (1758). 30. (»(). 03; participants, 
3, 04, 82, 04 ; bounty lands, 01 ; Pon- 
tlac's (1703), 3, 30, 02; Bouquet's 
campaign, 48, 55. Dunmore's (1774), 
3, 5, 12, 39, 43, 48, 5(J, 02, 63, 97; 
origin, 56 ; participants, lo, 51, 82, 84, 
85. Uevolutlon. 50, (J3. 135; In the 
South, 50, 50, 63, 69, 78 ; the W'est, 6. 
9, 10, 18, 40. 42, 00, 03. 124 ; in New 
Jersey. 10; Pennsylvania, 31, 54; 
South Carolina, 40, 08 -lO, 77, 90; Vir- 
ginia. 40, 01 ; Cherokee campaign 
(177()), 28, 4.3, .10, 51, 58, 61, 69, 70, 
82. 94, 96; Burgoynes (1777), 118; 
Shawnee (1777), 63; (1777), 127; 
Florida (1778), lO; Fort Laurens 
(1778), 54, 70; Cherry Valley (1778), 
8; Paint Creek (1778), 34; Clark's 
(1778-70), 10, 12-14, 34, 37, 51, 55; 
Davis's (1778-70), (58; Bowman's 
(1770), 4, 51; Shelby's (1779), 28. 
50; Sullivan's. 8, 9, 20. 30, 54, 100; 
events of 1780, 71 ; Bird's expedition 
(1780), 12; Le Balme's (1780), 12; 
events of 1781. 07, 71 ; Brodhead's ex- 
pedition (1781), 00, 07; Cherokee 
campaigns (1781-82). 43» 70; Morft-^ 
vian expedition (1782). 0, 49, 56; 
Chlllicothe (1782), 101; Sandusky 
(1782), 6, 28. 49, 54, 55; records, 14, 
l(J, 18. 43, 118, 122, 150; journals, IT, 
28. 71 ; newspaper extracts. 18 ; par- 
ticipants, 25. 50. (>S. 78; foreigners, 
53. 118; individual participants. 2, 
0-8, 15. 10. 28. 2.». 31, :J3. 30. 40, 
42-44. 54. 50. 58, (50, 01, 03, 04, 66, 
00. 77-70. Northwest Indian (1783- 
05), 8, 18. 27, 31. 34, 30, 50. 03. 67, 
HI, 83, 03; manuscripts on, .5, 0, 27-30, 
.54: expeditions of 1780. 13. 34, 
37. 52. llarmar's diOO), 28. 30, 31, 
40. 53. 01. St. (^lairs (1701). 28, 
40. 126: expeditions of 1791. 35: of 
1702. 35; Scioto expedition (1793), 
35. Wayne's (1704), 15. 31, 34. 49. 
80, 87. 90. 127; participants, 2. 6. 
1.5. 50. 04. 00. Southwest Indian 
campaigns. 30. 40, k:*.. 85, 86. 





Whiskey Rebellion (171*;^), L»8, 56, 95. 
Vvar of 1812-15, bibiiography, 91; In 
general, 4, 19, 91, 144 ; papers on, 1, 
29, 87, 122, 125 ; in tne West, 27, 28, 
37, 81, 89, 91, 1-2 ; Craig's expedi- 
tion (1812), 27; massacre of Fort 
Dearborn, V9, 90 ; Olliver's expedition, 
29 ; individual participants, 17, 29, 32, 
34. 43, 80, 8G, 124-120. Creek War 
(1813). 29, 87, 89-91. Napoleonic 
wars, 04. Arikera (1823), 27. Win- 
nebago (182V), 27. Black Hawk 
<1832), 107, 114, lii.j. Patriot of 
1837, a2G. Mexican (1840-47), 137. 
Sioux (1802), 137. Secession (1801- 
05), 70, 111, 117, 127-129, 137, 141, 
144. 140, 147. Utah expedition ( 1857- 
58), 140. Franco-rrussion (1870-71), 
130; Spanish-American (1898), 118, 
143. See also Battles, Military Af- 
fairs, and Troops. 

Warwick, Jacob, at baltlo of Toint 
Plea.sant, 93. 

Washburn, Gov. C. C, diaries, 117 : in 
Wisconsin, 147. 

Washburn, Cornelius, notes on, 3."). 

Washburne, Elihu B., interviewed, 20 ; 
letters. 129, 130; uiary. 130; mis- 
printed E. P. Washburn, l.'iO. 

Washingt(^n, Bushrod, letters, 11:2. 

Washington, George, data on, 7. 9. 125 ; 
resignation, 94; letters. 00, 07, 121, 
loo, 149, 150 ; letters to, 71 ; appoint- 
ments, 9, 84. 

Washington (I). C), in War of Seces- 
sion, 141 : Campbell in, i48 ; Darby, 
57 ; letters from, 13J> ; letters on. 
149, 150; papers on, 123. 148; papers 
in, 123, 120 ; state department, 21 ; 
war, 31. 127. 

Washington County (111.), map, 101. 

"Washington County (Ky.), newspapers. 

Washington County (I*a.). militia. 28, 
50 ; map of fort. 90 ; siieriff, 55 ; 
Baird in. 28. 

Washington County (Tenn.). records. 20. 

Washington County (Va.), Campbell's In. 

Watauga settlements, attacks upon. 43 ; 
maps, 99 : papers on, 4. 

Waters, Col. Thomas H., interviewed, 

Watson, John, pension statement, 41. 

Watson. Samuel, pension statement, 41 : 
notes on, 73. 

Watson, William, pension statement, 41. 

Watts, David, pension statement, 73. 

Watts, Gen. Edward, biography, 94. 

Waubunsee, Indian chief, notes on, 90. 

Waxhaw (S. C), church, sketch, 72. 

Wayne, Gen. Anthony, campaign (1794), 
15, 28, 49, 04, 90; letters, ;r>, 55, 67, 
126, 135 ; papers, 21, 122, 120 ; orderly 
books. 120. 

Weakley. Col. Robert, interviewed, 19, 

VV^ant, Alexander, interviewed. 24. 

Weathered, Patience S., letters by, 77. 

Weathered, W. W., leiiers, 77. 

Weatherford, Charles, incident concern- 
ing, 90. 

Weatherford, William, notes on, 31, 89; 
in Creek War, 29, 90 ; narrative, 90. 

Weatherford family, notes on, 88. 

Webb. Thomas D., letter, 58. 

Webster, Noah Jr.. letters, 122. 

Weir, George, pension statement, 73. 

Weir, Capt. James, notes on, 41, 42. See 
also Ware anu Wier. 

Weiser. Conrad, data on. 49. 

W^elch, Stephen, pension statement, 73. 

Wellinj^*, J.imes C., letters, 47 ; manu- 
script, 47. 

Wells. Alexander, interviewed. 23. 

Wells, Bazaleel. interviewed. 19. 

Wells, Benjamin, interviewed, 21. 

Wells. Calol), interviewed, 21. 

Wells. Mrs. .Tames, Interviewed. 23. 

Wells. John S., interviewed, 23. 

Wells. Mrs. Mary, interviewed, 23. 

Wells. Mary, notes on. 91. 

Wells. Mrs. R. W.. interviewed, 24. 

Wells, William, note on, 91. 

Wemyss, James, notes on, n; papers, 

Went worth. Benning, letters, 134, 135. 

Wentworth. John, notes on, 87, testi- 
mony. SO : letters, 90. 

Wesi, Alfred. Interviewed, 25. 

West. James, pension statement, 73. 

\.est Indies. Rudolph in, 64; papers on, 
1.30. 133. 145. 

West Lexington (Ky.). presbytery, 37. 

N\est Liberty (W. Va.), Biggs in, 56. 

West Virginia, buffalo In. 34 ; Boone, 4. 
See also Virginia. 

Wcstrrn Litcrnri/ Journal. 23. 

Westfni Suii, 25. 

Westfall, IT. F., letters, 96. 

Weston, James A., letter, 65 : Donhts on 
Execution of Xey, 64. 

Westover (Va.), Byrd estate, 93, 94. 

Wetzel, Cyrus, Interviewed, 23. 

Wetzel, George, interviewed, 19. 

Wetzel, Lewis, biography. 1, : inter- 
viewed. 25: papers, 6, 7, 150. 

Wetzel family, adventures, 56, 57. 



Wheeler, .1. H.. tijiTCSiKintleoce, 85. 
\vheeler, J..lm II., letters, 47, 70. 
Wheeling |W. Vtt.i, 5«. «0 ; in Revo- 

lutlflE, (i, "J3 ; BtlackB on. CO, 07, B3. 

See also Fort Henry. 
Whecloek, KleniPr, Indian school, 7. 
Whelchel (Whltiukll, Juuq, tienslon stnte- 

Whetzel, Ueorgo. Intetvlewcii, ;;>i. 

Whist,, letters itO 14S ; convenlioD, 140. 

Whitaker , notes on, 01. 

White, . notes on, ;i5. 

Wliite, Alexunder, Itttere, O;. 140: let- 
ters 10. H9. ISO. 

Whlli-. Il^iijamln sUlement. 41. . 

While, MaJ. Imnlel, letters on. 7. 

While, finvld. nules on. IJ. 

Vtnlle. i;eorKe .M., lettein. 77. 

White. 11. I,., iio.eKun. K.',, 

White, lot. Ilenr.v. noIi'S on, 74. 

finite. liiiKli I'., apeeoh, 1'3 letters, 14S. 

White, ru[)l. jBmii.'. nol>'S on. 4:;. 44. 

White, Jacali. lnlerr|ewe<l, ::ii. 

White. Joseph V., rcmlniiicences. 7.'>. 

Uhile. I'liMlK K., notes on. l,i. 

White, ■rovldenr.. iuin >leiveci. :;o. 

White. Wlllinm, iienslon statement, 78; 
I el tern on, on. 

White Kyps. lidnware ruler, messace. 05. 

White Loon, Miami chlel, notes on, 89. 

White l>.ik IKjM. CiinKreKntlon, W. 

nliU(;h.-ill (Vn.>. Tnllaferro Id. i:iu. 

WhKei.oiiso, Jusi]>li. Joiirniil. 135. 

Whllenian, Hen. Ilenjamln. Interviewed, 

Whllemiin lamlly, relnllonshlp. li':;. 

Whlilpy. WllUnm. piipcrs, :U1, :17 : nutea 

WWttaker, Mrs. , captlvltr, 9. 

Whlriaker. Ilenjaniln. mitPH r>u, I). 
Whltlaker. (ieorne F.. IntPrvlewwI. -24 ; 

Vthltlaker. MaJ. Jamirs S.. lnter\-lewed, 

Whlttier. .lonathnn. pens 

IVliltllP. Jiimes S., iPtterB 
WhUtIi-«ej-. Ellhlia, lettert 
Wler. Henry, teller l)ook. 

WlKsln. ; 

Wlleoxi'n, IianiPl. derl 

Wllkeraon, J., letter, .'j 

iHKik, ;- 


Wllltes County |N. C.|, Itevolutlonarj 

beroes, 78. 
Wllklns, Gen. John, letters to, 126. 
Wllklns, Uoas, papers, ll'G. 
Wimlns. William, letters to, 147. 
Wilkinson, tien. James, letters, 28, 126, 

135, 14:i; data on, 12G : papers, 127, 

Wilkinson. William, pension statement, 

Will, Capt. Ueorge. notes on, 35. 
Willett. -uarlnus, letters, 135. 
Williams, A. Matt, manuscript collection. 

Williams. Col. James, notes on, 44, 76; 

manuscripts, 0: site oi burial, 102. 
Williams, Col. John, hlography, 3; notes 

on. 13, 83 ; letters. 45, 06. 
WllllHms, Capl. .Tohn It., sketch, 125; 

Williams, Col. Joseph, data on, 42. 
Williams, Oliver, notes on, 85. 
Williams, Judse Oily, Interviewed. 25. 
Williams, Robert, p^nstan itatsment, 72. 
Williams. Samjifcou. notes on. fi5. 
Williams. Ilfv Htpplien. letters to, 134. 
WlIllaniB. Thomas, Interviewe.i, 23. 
Williams, lien, Tlionias, Vi. 8. A., letters, 

Will la 

Will lam so 

y-rlKht. a 

t. 86. 


Williamson. Kleawr, declaration. 59. 
Williamson. Mlcajah, notes on, aO. 31. 
Wllllg, Tames, notes on. 18. 
WllHnfi. Jam^. Ittlers. .14. 
Willis. Mrs. F.llzaljeth, Interviewed, 23. 
Willis, .lohn. notes on. 11; letfera. 13. 
Willis. Mereon. tntervltwr.l. 23. 
Wilson, Dr. , iDterriewed, 20. 

Wilson. Cul. Oeorge, Interviewed, 28. 
Wilson. Henry, Interviewed, 23 ; declara 

tloD. -iB: notes on. B3. 
Wilson. J. A., notes, VB.