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SURVEY REPORT No. 577

VIRGINIA 350th ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION CORPORATION
Colonial Records Project

 DEPOSITORY Public Record Office CLASS 0.0.5/228

Title Entry Book. Letters to Secretary of State.

Dates 1770—1774

References    Lists & Indexes XXXVI, 6.
              Andrews Guide I, 146.

 Examined 3 October 1956       Ordered           Reel No.

 To be copied      pp.1-32, 89-98, 129-132, 158-175, 202-215, 252-253, 292-296, 360-364.

Exposures 56

pp.l—5      Mr. John Stuart to the Earl of Hillsborough, Charles Town South Carolina, 28 November 1770 (received 9 January 1771). Regarding the Virginia boundary line settlement with the Cherokees.

pp.6-20     Mr. John Stuart to the Earl of Hillsborough, Charles Town South Carolina, 29 November 1770 (received 9 January 1771). Regarding the Virginia boundary line settlement and other Indian affairs.

pp.21-32    Mr. John Stuart to the Earl of Hillsborough, Charles Town South Carolina, 2 December 1770 (received 9 January 1771). Regarding, among other Indian affairs, the Virginia boundary line settlement.

pp.89-98    Mr. John Stuart to the Earl of Hillsborough, Pensacola, 24 September 1771 (received 23 December) Acknowledging the King’s approbation of Stuart’s conduct in settling the Virginia boundary line and discussing other boundary line settlements.

pp.129-132  Mr. John Stuart to the Earl of Hillsborough, Mobile, 9 February 1772 (received 6 May). Discussing the desire of the Cherokees to give a grant of land to the half—breed son of Mr. Alexander Cameron. Cameron is reported to have finished marking the Virginia boundary line.

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pp.158—175  Mr. John Stuart to the Earl of Hillsborough, Charles Town South Carolina, 12 June 1772 (received 22 July) Regarding the relations of the Creeke and Cherokees and the attempts of the traders of the tribes to thwart Stuart by preventing the Cherokee Chiefs attending the meeting to mark the Virginia boundary line.

pp.202-211  Mr. John Stuart to the Earl of Hillsborough, Charles Town, 4 January 1773 (received 15 February 1773). Regarding the disruptive influence among the Indians of the Virginian emigrants bound for the Mississippi. They are reported as invading the hunting grounds of the Cherokees, Creeks and Chickesaws and destroying their game.

pp.211—215  Mr. John Stuart to the Earl of Hillsborough, Charles Town South Carolina, 8 January 1773 (received 18 March). Reporting on the desire of the Cherokees to grant a tract of their land to Mr. Cameron’s half—breed son. Jacob Hite and Richard Pearis, of Virginia, are reported fraudulently to be obtaining cessions of land from the Indians.

pp.252-253  Mr. John Stuart to the Earl of Hillsborough, Savannah, 16 June 1773 (received 7 September). Hoping that the goodwill of the Cherokees will not be destroyed by any settlements from Virginia on lands reserved to the Indians.

p.292 Mr. John Stuart to the Earl of Hillsborough, Charles Town South Carolina, 21 December 1773 (received 28 January 1774). Regarding the judgement given in the Circuit Court against Jacob Elite and Richard Pearis for illegally obtaining cessions of land from the Indians.

pp.360-364  Mr. John Stuart to the Earl of Hillsborough, Charles Town South Carolina, 2 August 1774 (received 16 September). Mentioning the uneasiness caused to the Cherokees by the murder of a young Indian by the inhabitants of Holsten’s river.

 

SURVEY REPORT No. 4938
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114-117     8 June 1780. Lt. Col. Innes to Conwa1lis. Friday’s Ferry, Congaree River. Situation on supplies; most horses sent to Virginia; great misery of the inhabitants; assurances of loyalty; turmoil caused by “a knot of violent rascals from Virginia,” in particular Co1. Thompson, Godwin, and Beard, lack of militia.

118—119     10 June 1780. Same to same. Friday’s Ferry. On giving paroles.

120         10 June 1780. Parole of Joseph Kershaw of S. Carolina.

121         10 June 1780. Parole of Eli Kershaw of S. Carolina.

122         10 June 1780. Parole of John Wyly of S. Carolina.

123—126     11 June 1780. Ld. Rawdon to Cornwallis. Leslie’s House, Waxhaw. His arrival, committee of local residents to deal with  their fear of N. Carolina militia and Catawba Indians; encloses his address to them.

127—128     11 June 1780. Rawdon to inhabitants of Charlotteburg, N. Carolina. Reassures those who have left their plantations through fear of punishment for rebellion.

129—130     12 June 1780. Memorial of the companies of militia of Orangeburg, S. Carolina. Expression of loyalty to the King, their desire for service.

131—132     28 May 1780. Orders for recruitment of militia. Headquarters, Charles Town. From Jos. Simpson, Secretary to the Commander(?) to an unspecified person. •”Note as enclosed “in June 12, 1780”.

133         10 June 1780. Terms of capitulation of the inhabitants of the south side of Saluda River. Camp at James Williams’s. Copy. Noted “enclosed in June 12, 1780”.

134         12 June 1780. Capt. Richd. Pearis, W.F.(?) Loyalists, to Col. Ennie, At Camp. Enclosed items at 131 and 133 apparently.

135-136     12 June 1780. Gen. Paterson to Cornwallis. Charles Town Transmits despatches; Hessians of Trombeck returning from Savannah.

137-140     12 June 1780. N. Balfour to Cornwallis. Camp, Hampton’s House. Expects resistance in back country; comments on plans and officers; recruiting of militia; granting of paroles.

141-142     13 June 1780. Major Arch. McArthur to Cornwallis. Camp at Cheraw Hill. Reports situation.

143—144     13 June 1780. Orders to Militia Captains at Orangeburgh. Orangeburgh. To  preserve peace, collect arms, record complaints.  145—l46     14 June 1780. Pat. Ferguson  to Cornwallis. Camp at Congarees. Loyalist militia. Probably enclosed item at 143.

147—148     14 June-1780. Geo. Turnbull to Cornwallis. Rocky Mount. Disagrees about adding Carolina companies to New York volunteers.