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Title:[Account of] Return J. Meigs, 1805 Oct. 1 - 1808 Oct. 1, Tennessee: a machine-readable transcription
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Date: October 1, 1805
Date: October 1, 1808
Extent: 2p
Summary:This document is an account of the pay and expenses of Return J. Meigs, principal U.S. agent to the Cherokee Indians, from October 1, 1805 through October 1, 1808. The ledger contains descriptions of his various duties, the dates they were carried out, and the expense incurred for each. The majority of his activities with the Cherokees were carried out in Tennessee.
Repository:Special Collections Library, The University of Tennessee Knoxville
Collection:Penelope Johnson Allen
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The United States : To Return J. Meigs A. War in Tennessee . Dr..
1808 October 1st To salary commencing 1st October 1805, ending 1st October 1808.-3 years at 1400 $ pr. [per] year 4200.00
To subsistence commencing 1st October 1805, ending 1st October 1806. 365 days, 6 rations pr. [per] day 2190 ration at 14. cts [cents] 306.60
To subsistence commencing 1st October 1806. ending 1st October 1808. 731 days. 6 rations pr. [per] day 4386 ra [ration]: at 15 1/2 cts 679.83
To forage for 1 Horse commencing 1st October 1805 ending 1st October 1808, 36 months at 6 $ pr. [per] month 216.00 5402.43
To cash expended on a Tour to Eustinalee at the request of the Cherokee Chiefs, 14 days, including Packhorse & provisions 28.00
April 1806. 30
May 27 To cash expended on 2 journeys to Tellico , on account of a Cherokee man having been killed by a whiteman 6.00
July 5 To cash expended on a Journey to Colberts ferry by order of The Secretary of war 20 days. 150 cents pr. [per] day 30.00
" To " to [unclear: Sawta ] 16 days at 150.00. pr. [per] day 24.00
August 8 To cash expended on a Journey to Knoxville to procure money 6 days at 150 cents pr. [per] day 9.00
" 24 To expences [expenses] 5 days for self & surveyor on laying out the site for building the Garrison at Highwassee 2 $ pr. [per] day 10.00
September 4 To expences [expenses] at Knoxville on the prosecution of Jno. [John] Ferguson for Killing an Indian in may last 3.00
110.00
November 17 To cash expended with 2 Horses on a Journey to Knoxville to procure money 5 days, 2$ pr. [per] day 10.00
November 29 To 7 days expenses, tour to Highwassee to pay the troops 2$ pr. [per] day 14.00
December 2 To cash expended on a Journey to Tellico 3 days to pay the troops 4.50
December 19 To " " with 2 horses 4 days to procure money 2 $ pr. [per] day 8.00
1807 January 30 To cash paid Thomas N. Clark for 5 quires paper & box wafers 2.35
April 10 To " " on Journey to Tellico to pay the troops 2.00
April 12 To " 6 days " to Knoxville to procure money 6.00
April 22 To " " with 2 horses [unclear: brot. ] 3000$ 7.00
May 7 To " " with 2 horses to Knoxville for money 5.00
58.85
May 13.14.15.16 To " expended having 3 pack horses & 2 men for a guard from So. [South] West point to Knox Highwassee having in charge 7870 $ 5 days going & returning 7.56
June 22nd To cash expended 5 " going to Knoxville for money 150 cts pr. [per] day 7.50
August 1 To " " 5 days going to Tellico to pay the troops 7.25 " 3
To " paid James Rogers for bringing 1000$ 40 miles 2.00
Novemr [November] 9 To " expended with Col. Earle looking for Iron ore 12 days 24.00
1808 January 1 To " " Journey to Knoxville for money & to Tellico to pay the troops. 2 horses 10 days 15.00
Feby [February] 2 To cash expended going to Knoxville to obtain money to pay the troops at Highwassee & Tellico absent 10 days with 2 horses. 2$ pr. [per] day 20.00
April 2 To cash expended on journey to Kingston for money wh. 2 horses 5 days 10.00
June 26 To cash paid Benja. [Benjamin] White mail carrier for carrying in his stage 2000$ from Carthage to the turnpike 90 miles to Highwassee 5.00
To cash paid Brittain Goodwin to carry the same money 35 miles 2.50 100.81
$5672.09




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No 16
Return J. Meigs acct.
Dollars 5672.09



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