Passports of Southeastern Pioneers, 1770-1823
Cherokee Indian Agency Passports
(National Archives)
1770-1823
Excerpts

 

Passports of SE Pioneers Traveling thru Tennessee, Georgia and South Carolina.This books is an excellent book from the 1770-1823 era. It was the Agents field book and can be helpful to anyone searching those years. I was looking for my family of Henshaw/Hinshaw and copied these two pages. Submitted by: Patsy Vinson

 

So West Point July 29th 1801
Mr. James Dardis having obtained a License to trade in the Cherokee Nation & his object being principally to purchase Cattle – William Sims the bearer has permission to pass into the Cherokee Nation for the purpose of assisting Mr. Dardis in the prosecution of his business.

To whom it }
may concern} Return J. Meigs
Agent for the Cherokees

To whom it may Concern,
Having received authority from the President of the U. States to grant passes to persons who may appear to have lawfull business to transact in the Cherokee Nation - and it appearing that Joseph Reed of the County of Grainger in the State of Tennessee hath lawfull business to transact in said Nation - He has therefore permission to pass from Here to Chicamauga Creek, & to return in fourteen Days.
Given at So.West Point This
29th Day of July 1801

Return J. Meigs
Agent for the Cherokees


So West Point 10 August 1801
George Henshaw having alwfull business is permitted to pass to the Muscle Shoals & return within two months from the present date.

To whom it}
may Concern} Return J. Meigs
Agent for the Cherokees


Harris Wiley having lawfull Business is hereby permitted to pass thro. The Cherokee Country to Georgia.
So West Point
10th Augt. 1801
Return J. Meigs
Agent for the Cherokees
To whom it may concern.


To whom it may Concern

Roland Howel & Robert Young are hereby permitted to pass from hence through the Cherokee Country to Franklin County in the State of Georgia –they conforming to the rules & regulations of intercourse with the Indian Tribes.
Given at So West Point this
21st Day of August 1801
Return J. Meigs
A. War D. Tennessee


To whom it may Concern

Zachariah Shunwell is hereby permitted to pass from hence to Elbert Court House in the State of Georgia - He conforming to the rules & regulations of intercourse between the Citizens of the United Sates and the Indian tribes as established by Law –
So West Point 23 August
– 1801–
Return J. Meigs
A.W. D. Tennessee


To whom it may Concern

Robert Sorrel & John Glass are hereby permitted to pass from hence to Jackson County in the State of Georgia, thro. The Cherokee Country; they conforming to the rules & regulations of Intercourse between the Citizens of the United States and the Indian tribes as established by Law.

So West Point }
25 Augt, 1801} Return J. Meigs
Agent W. D. Tennessee


William Vallanu a Blacksmith having applied to me for liberty to go into the Cherokee Nation to carry on the business of his occupation & judging that it may be for the benefit of the Indians - H has permission to pass into the said nation & to set up his business at a place called the Creek path – He is prohibited from carrying any kind of ardent Spirits into the said nation - and in all things to conform himself to the Rules of Intercourse with the Indian Tribes as by Law Established.
August, 1801
Return J. Meigs
Agent W.D. Tennessee


Jesse Hinshaw has permission to pass through that part of the Cherokee Nation on his way to Greene County State of Georgia he conducting in a peaceable manner and in conformity to the Law regulating intercourse with the Indian Tribes.

SouthWest Point
June 6, 1804
T. Meigs


Wm Newel & Joseph Parmely have permission to pass thro that part of the Cherokee Nation on their way to Georgia.

So West Point R. J. Meigs
14th May 1804 Agent of War

 

John Bland has permission to pass thro; that part of the Cherokee Nation to Franklin County State of Georgia taking care to make no infraction of the Law-So West Point 20th May 1804
R. J. Meigs


Robert Murry has permission to pass thro that part of the Cherokee Nation on his way to the State of Georgia he conducting in a peacible manner & in conformity to the Law regulating intercourse with the Indian tribes.

So W P
15 June 1804

 

Robert Evens has permission to pass thro that part of the Cherokee nation on his way to South Carolina –
So W P
15 Jun 1804

 

Moses Riley has permission to pass thro that part of the Cherokee Nation on his way South Carolina, he conducting in a peacable manner & in confurmity to the Law regulating Intercourse with the Indian Tribes
So. West Point
16th June 1804 R J M

 

Alexander Douglas has permission to pass thro that part of the Cherokee Nation on his way to Jefferson County State of Georgia
So. West Point
16th August 1804

 

A Deposition
State of Tennessee }
Washington County }

This day came Henry Massingill before me John Chester a Justice of the Peace for the said county and made oath on the Holy Evangelists of Almighty God that sometime in the month of June or July in the year one thousand eight hundred and Two he was at the house of a certain Cherokee Indian called Doublehead residing near the Muscle Shoals on the River Tennessee with certain others viz Russell Bean and Wm. Massingill....
21st Aug 1804 Henry Massingill
John Chester
Justice of the Peace
For Washington County in state of Tennessee

Henry Massingill's Affadavit
King & McAlister
vs
Double Head

 

John Higgins James Maxwell & William Higgins has permission to pass thro that part of the Cherokee Nation on their way to Pendleton County state of Georgia
S W Point
25th October 1804

 

Lindred (sic) Parrott has liberty to pass thro the Cherokee nation to Georgia
So W Point
28th of Oct 1804

 

We the undersigned being residents of Maryville (Tennessee) do Certify that we have been acquainted with Mr. Isaac D. Wilcox several years, that he has resided in this place a number of years and during our knowledge of him he has demeaned himself as a man of Honesty.
Maryville 5th David Russell
February 1805 Enoch Parsons
A. Ledford
Jno. Nichols
R. W. Hart (Hast)
John Woods Q. Montgomery
Saml. Love H. Brickey
James Luck John Waus
B. McGhee
John Lowry
Jas. Montgomery
Charles Donohoo

I. D. Wilcox's certificate, signed by Citizens of Mayville, Tennessee, 5th Feby 1805.

 

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