Finding Aid to the Louisiana Papers, 1767-1816
Finding Aid to the Louisiana Papers, 1767-1816
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Much of the correspondence is that of the Spanish governors or lieutenant governors with their superiors in Spain, as well as with local commandants of remote trading posts, Indian agents, squaw-men, untutored men of the border, or Indians (speaking through interpreters) The manuscripts reflect the trilingual character of the inhabitants - Spanish, French, and English - and the international conflict for possession of the lower Mississippi Valley, i.e., French Louisiana. As New Orleans was the capital of the province, most of the letters and reports are dated there, but others came from agents and correspondents throughout the entire region.
Key to Arrangement
Ulloa, Antonio de, 1716-1795
[Correspondence and papers, 1767-1768]
O'Reilly, Alexander, 1722-1794
[Correspondence and papers, 1770]
Unzaga, Luis de
[Correspondence and papers, 1770]
Gálvez, Bernardo de, 1746-1786
[Correspondence and papers, 1777-1782]
Miró, Estevan Rodríguez, 1744-1795
[Correspondence and papers, 1782-1791]
Carondelet, Francisco Luis Hector, barón de, ca. 1748-1807
[Correspondence and papers, 1792-1797]
Carondelet, Francisco Luis Hector, barón de, ca. 1748-1807
[Correspondence and papers, 1792-1797]
Gayoso de Lemos, Manuel, ca. 1752-1799
[Correspondence and papers, 1797-1799]
Calvo de la Puerta y O'Farrell, Sebastian, marqués de Casa Calvo
[Correspondence and papers, 1799-1806] (The later papers are from 1804-1806, when Louisiana was already under American rule)
Salcedo, Manuel Juan de
[Correspondence and papers, 1802-1803]
Pinart transcripts (4 items) from the Archivos del Arzobispado de Cuba, 1772-1805, relating to Louisiana
Partial list of correspondents and documents
Acosta, Tomás de
1775, to Unzaga
1777, to Galvez
Written from Manchak
See folder 192.
Oct. 14, 1793, to Carondelet
Austin, Moses, 1761-1821
Jan. 26, 1797, to Carondelet
Memoire requesting concession of lead mines situated in Ste. Geneviève. Also neg. phot.
Sept. 12, 1778, to John McGillivray, from Manchak.
1795-1797, to Gayoso de Lemos.
Sept. 16, 1795 (274) includes letter from Chickasaw warriors and chiefs.
Bernardo, Father F.
Apr. 27, 1787, to Miró?, from St. Louis.
Aug. 13, 1782, to Miró, from St. Louis. Pinart transcript - excerpts.
1778, to John McGillivray from Natchez.
Aug. 14, 1793, to Carondelet.
Nov. 28, 1797, to Gayoso de Lemos; report of trip to Pensacola.
Blount, William, 1749-1800
Apr. 27, 1792, to Governor of West Florida, from Knoxville.
Bouligny, Francisco, 1736-
1785, to Miró from Natchez.
Aug. 17, 1785 (106) is Pinart transcript.
Oct. 12, 1785, (109) includes letter from Louis Chacheré addressed to Felipe Trevino, dated Sept. 5, 1785.
Nov. 13, 1785 (110) includes letters from Louis Chaceré, Nov. 7, 1785, and from Thomas Green of Sept. 10, 1785. (Original and translation)
Mar. 24, 1790, to Miró, from Dominica.
June 27, 1790, to Miró, enclosing two letters from James O'Fallon, dated May 13, 1790.
May 9, 1796, to Diego de Vegas, from Flint River.
See also folders 476 and 482.
Mar. 20, 1779 (41) document: Extracto del catastrofe acaesido en la costa del Norte con una goleta de S.M. ...
Oct. 7, 1780 (42) to Etienne Vaugine, copy, certified by Vaugine, Feb. 23, 1781.
1783-1785, mainly to Miró.
Jan. 13, 1783 (114) is to Piernas
Pinart transcripts: Sept. 21, 1783 (116) and June 14, 1785 (118), this last including copy of Miró's reply, Dec. 10, 1785, from New Orleans.
These letters were all written from San Antonio de Bexar.
Journal Mar.-May 1798
Kept as Indian interpreter on board the La Flèche on trip from St. Louis to the Prairie du Chien.
Calvo de la Puerta y O'Farrill, Sebastian, marqués de Casa Calvo
1800, from New Orleans.
Mar. 6, 1800 (529) to Felix Trudeau re measures to be taken against the Choctaws.
July 9, 1800 (530) is Pinart transcript.
Oct. 8, 1800 (531) to Mariano Luis de Urquijo is the draft of a letter concerning William Panton's firm.
1804, from New Orleans, relate to boundaries and problems pertaining to Spanish withdrawal from Louisiana.
Campbell, Archibald, 1739-1791
Nov. 29, 1781, to Gálvez, from Jamaica.
May 1, 1784, to Miró, from Jamaica, enclosing letter from M. de Bellecombe, Governor of Santo Domingo, Jan. 14, 1784, with portion of Gazette describing lost slaves.
May 11, 1792, to Carondelet.
Campbell, John, d. 1806
May 19, 1781, to Gálvez, from Pensacola.
Carondelet, Francisco Luis Hector, barón de, ca. 1748-1807
1792-1797, from New Orleans.
Pinart transcripts: 233, 239, 240, 252, 257
Instruccion para el comandante del Fuerte de Tombecbec, Apr. 3, 1792, copy only (228)
[Tratado con la nación Creek], July 6, 1792, copy only (231)
[Concesión de la treta exclusiva con la nación Ponca a Juan Meunier], Sept. 21, 1793 (243)
Proclamations, May 24, 1797 (266) and May 30, 1797 (draft) (267)
Jan. 8, 1796? (255) incomplete draft, concerning English and American instrusions into Spanish territory, and activities of the Missouri Co.
Mar. 15, 1796 (256) to Felix Trudeau, enclosing orders to him.
Jan. 26, 1797 (260) to Zénon Trudeau, enclosing copy of letter written to Pierre Chouteau re misbehaviour of Osages.
Feb. 15, 1797 (261) To Gayoso de Lemos, concerning American activities in Spanish territory.
Apr. 19, 1797 (262) to Jean de la Villebeuvre, containing copy of letter to Pedro Olivier re Choctaws.
See also folder 492 (Pinart transcript)
Casa Yrujo, Marqués de
Feb. 4, 1806, to Calvo, from Philadelphia, informing him that pirates are heading for Santo Domingo to plot an uprising in Caracas.
Aug. 14, 1785, to Felipe Trevino, from Yazoo.
See also folders 109-110
Jan. 1778, to Gálvez, from Pensacola
See folders 341, 533
Claiborne, William Charles Cole, 1775-1817
1804, to Calvo from New Orleans.
1793-1796, to Carondelet
Plan de population pour les Illinios, Oct. 4, 1793 (283)
June 18, 1798, to Trudeau? from Saint Louis, concerning the Missouri Co. and requesting financial support in this enterprise.
Oct. 20, 1794, to Carondelet, from St. Louis.
Oct. 6, 1782, to Miró, from the Chicksaw Nation.
July 26, 1794, to Carondelet, from Nacogdoches.
Mar. 22, 1792, to Carondelet, from Nacogdoches.
Croix, Teodoro de, Caballero de Croix, 1730-1791
1778-1780, to Gálvez, from Chihuahua.
Jan. 5, 1778 (46) Informe sobre la Junta de guerra, contemporary copy.
Sept. 10, 1778 (47) includes copy of Croix's letter to De Mézières.
Sept. 11, 1778 (48) includes copy of letter from José de Gálvez, Jan. 30, 1778.
Sept. 12, 1778 (49) includes copy of letter from De Mézières concerning the Pueblo de Nuestra Señora del Pilar de Bucareli.
Cruzat, Francisco, 1739-1798
1777-1781, to Gálvez, from St. Louis.
Pinart transcripts: Nov. 1, 1777 Informe, concerning traders of the Missouri (51); Nov. 15, 1777 "Recopilacion de las naciones del Rio Misury", a census (52); (63).
Dec. 18, 1780 (61) includes papers relating to Antoine Le Fevre, alias Le Chapeau: letter from John Dodge to Cruzat, with Cruzat's reply; examination of Le Fevre; petition of the people of Vincennes with copy of Cruzat's reply; copy of Cruzat's letter to Mr. Roger.
Jan. 18, 1781 (64) includes letter from Malliet, Jan. 9, 1781.
1781-1787, mainly to Miró, from St. Louis.
Aug. 6, 1781 (122) includes document of the act of possession at St. Joseph signed by Eugène Pouré.
July 9, 1782 (123) includes testimony of Silvestre Labadie, Pedro Picoté de Belestre and Francisco Valle. Also minutes and notes on Junta de Guerra held July 9, 1782.
Aug. 5, 1782 (124) includes copy of letter of officials of Kaskasia and Cahokia, Aug. 4, 1782.
Feb. 14, 1785 (127) copy by Trudeau of land grant to Carlos Gratiat.
Mar. 10, 1786 (131) to Benito Vasquez.
With letter no. 74, Aug. 23, 1786 (133) enclosure of letter of J. M. P. Le Gras to George Rogers Clark concerning Indian troubles at Vincennes.
Dec. 2, 1786 (134) includes reports by Beauvais and Pratt concerning George Rogers Clark at Vincennes. Report by Pratt consists of original in French and translation into Spanish.
July 29, 1787 (135) includes report concerning Benito Vasquez, June 22-23, 1787.
Aug. 27, 1783, to Miró.
July 2, 1778, to John McGillivray, from Manchak, giving a report on travels in Natchez district.
Dalling, John, d. 1798
June 29, 1779, to Gálvez, from Jamaica.
Damas de Marillac, Claude Charles, vicomte de, 1731-ca. 1800
July 4, 1783, to Miró, from Martinique.
De Blanc, Louis Charles
1788-1790, to Miró, from Natchitoches.
Proclamation communicating order from Miró forbidding issuance of passports to Texas and introduction of contraband goods from Texas, June 24, 1788 (142)
1792-1795, mainly to Carondelet, from Natchitoches.
Feb. 18, 1792 (288) is a report concerning to post of Natchitoches.
May 20, 1794 (292) is Pinart transcript of letter to Gayoso de Lemos.
1798, to Gayoso de Lemos from Atakapas.
Feb. 24, 1798 (499) includes report of arbitration between inhabitants of Vermillon and Grand-Prairie districts, Feb. 5-19, 1798, with separate report of one of the arbitrators, François Goussoulin, Feb. 14, 1798.
July 7, 1798 (500) reports talk with chief Red Shoes of the Chetimacha Nation complaining about Joseph Prévost's grant in his lands.
July 23, 1798 (501) includes letter from John O'Reilly.
Decoigne, Jean Baptiste
Oct. 8, 1792, to Zénon Trudeau from Kaskasias Nation, enclosing copy of Putnam's invitation to a talk at Fort Vincennes, addressed to Indians of Illinois.
June 19, 1794, to Carondelet from St. Louis
Degoutin, Josef Deville
1792-1797, to Carondelet.
May 27, 1792 (296) Orders to which to inhabitants of Tinsa must confrom - two copies, one signed by inhabitants, undated. The other, dated and signed by Degoutin and John K. Eli.
Dec. 18, 1796 (297) is report on Chickasaw talks held Dec. 16, 1796.
Mar. 20, 1797 (298) includes letter of Ugulaycabe, Chicksaw chief, and copy of reply. Also letter of Lassus and note from Charles Howard.
Jan. 12, 1796, to Carondelet from New Orleans, contains a description of New Madrid.
Delino, Ignacio Chalmet
Mar. 4, 1791, to Miró from Arkansas.
1793, to Carondelet, from San Estevan, Arkansas.
Apr. 12, 1793 (300) includes copy of agreement of Arkansas hunters to make war on the Osages.
De Mézières y Clugny, Athanase, ca. 1715-1779
1770-1772, to Unzaga from Natchitoches.
See also folder 49.
Dec. 25, 1780, to Cruzat.
See also folder 61.
Doyle Thomas, d. 1805
See folder 397
1783-1786, from Arkansas. Addressed to Miró (one to Cruzat).
Oct. 25, 1786 (150) to Francisco Cruzat.
Dec. 29, 1786 (152) includes expense account of mission to the Osage Indians, Dec. 16, 1786.
Sept. 19, 1797, to Gayoso de Lemos, concerning results of a Junta with inhabitants of the region relating to keeping cattle enclosed.
Jan. 20, 1802, to Salcedo from San Marcos de Apalache, re Indian hostility led by Bowles.
July 12, 1780, to Gálvez.
1793-1795, to O'Neill and to White, from Kawita.
See also folder 484.
Oct. 30, 1794 (305) includes Mad Dog's talk.
Jan. 18, 1795 (306) is copy only.
Elguezabal, Juan Bautista de
Aug. 29, 1799, to Gayoso de Lemos, from San Antonio de Bexar.
June 27, 1805, two letters to Calvo from San Antonio de
See also folder 536.
Ezpeleta, José de
1780-1781, to Gálvez from Mobile. Pinart
See also folder 72.
1783-1785, from the Choctaw country.
Nov. 25, 1783 (153) is copy, certified by Grimarest, of letter to P. Juzan.
Nov. 8, 1785 (154) to Bouligny?
June 29, 1792 (307) to Carondelet, enclosing copies of talks of Americans with the Choctaws, Feb. 19-June 9, 1792 (translated copy).
Nov. 26, 1795 (308) Relacion de los indios - census, also signed by Villebeuvre.
See also folder 352.
May 30, 1786, to Miró, from Mobile.
Aug. 15, 1796, to Carondelet, from Nacogdoches.
1787-1790, from Ouachita
May, 1787 (156) letter to De Blanc.
Mar. 16, 1790 (157) to Miró.
Oct. 8, 1795, to Carondelet from San Fernando de las Barrancas,
concerning building of a fort.
See also folder 541.
June 10, 1787, to Miró, from Opelousas.
Oct. 20, 1790, to Miró from New Madrid, enclosing report of council held at New Madrid, July 30, 1790.
See folders 170, 312, 315, 350
Nov. 10, 1777, to Gálvez, enclosing journal, Oct. 1, 1773 to Sept. 24, 1774, of voyage to Indian villages starting from Natchitoches.
See folders 476, 482.
Gálvez, Bernardo de, 1756-1786
1777-1782, mainly from New Orleans. 31-37 are Pinart transcripts.
July 1, 1781 (38) is a certificate for Santiago, Negro slave.
Gálvez, José de
See folder 48.
Gayoso de Lemos, Manuel ca. 1752-1799
1792-1797, from Natchez. See also folder 486 for Pinart transcipt of document, Apr. 4, 1794 - Resumen general de Indios del distrito de Natchez a fin del año de 1794.
ca. Mar. 1792 (311) Draft of letter to inhabitants of Coles Creek, mastabe, and copy of letter from Creeks to Choctaws.
May 22, 1794 (313) to Benjamin Fooy, copy enclosing copy of letter to Ugulayacabe.
May 1794 (314) to Little Turkey. Copy only.
Correspondence, June 1794 (315) 5 items: Letter to Gayoso de Lemos signed by traders of Natchez region, with appended letters from Franchimastabe and Poymulahaw; copies of replies, copy of letter to Villebeuvre, and letter from Turner Brashears.
June 17, 1795 (317) Enclising copy of document by George Washington concerning limit of Chicksaw lands, dated July 21, 1794. Also copies of letter from Payamingo, June 8, 1795, and Malcolm McGee, June 9, 1795.
July 23, 1796 (318) copies of 3 letters addressed to various Chickasaw chiefs.
Mar. 29, 1797 (319) Proclamation, as Governor of Natchez.
Gibault, Father Pierre
July 29, 1782, to Miró from Ste. Geneviève.
Gil Ybarvo, Antonio
Oct. 12, 1780, to Piernas from Nachitos.
Aug. 9, 1799, to Gayoso de Lemos, from Nacogdoches.
See folder 484.
Aug. 18, 1803, to Salcedo, from Campo de la Esperanza, copying letter he wrote to Lassus on this same date. Mutilated.
Grand-Pré, Carlos de
1782-1790, to Miró, from Natchez.
1796-1797, to Carondelet, from Avoyelles.
July 30, 1796 (320) relates to depredations of the Choctaw Indians on hunting preserves of other Indian nations.
Sept. 27, 1796 (321) is report on trip to Natchitoches.
(322) re Choctaw's peace messenger
(323) report on Avoyelles and Indian population in and around the area.
Oct. 19, 1796 (324) re peace between Choctaws and Caddos, enclosing letter from Layssard, dated Oct. 16, 1796, and copy of Grand-Pré's letter to the Commandant of Natchitoches.
Jan. 1, 1797 (325) describes Black river and Ouichita Territory, enclosing copy of letter to Filhiol.
Feb. 1, 1797 (326) includes document from Valentin Layssard, Jan. 9, 1797, giving news of the Choctaws and Grand-Louis.
Apr. 27, 1797 (327) includes three letters of Nicolas Lamathe relating to American incursions into Spanish territory, Oct. 12-13, 1796.
Greenup, Christopher, 1750-1818
Nov. 23, 1795, from Danville.
1782, from Mobile
June 11, 1782 (168) to Payemataha, chief of the Chickasaws.
[ Sept. 1782?] [Informe de la misión de Paulous con los indios Chis]
Guadiana, José María
Mar. 2, 1797, to Carondelet from Nacogdoches, concerning Choctaw depredations
Dec. 3, 1798, to Gayoso de Lemos, from Nacogdoches.
Guion, Isaac, d. 1823
Dec. 1, 1797, to Burgarrat, Dec. 1, 1797
Dec. 1793, to Henry White, original and copy (copy by White.)
Hawkins, Benjamin, 1754-1818
(171) [Tratado concluido entre Benjamin Hawkins, Andrew Pickins y Joseph Martin, comisarios plenipotenciarios de los Estado Unidos y la nación Chocta], Jan. 3, 1786
(172) Two letters to Alexander McGillivray (Spanish translations)
Aug. 30, 1802, to Salcedo re meeting of the Creeks.
See also folders 498, 510, 540
July 30, 1788?, to Miró. Written for Franchimastabe, Choctaw chief.
1796-1797, mainly to Carondelet from St. Louis. See also folder 400.
Nov. 6, 1796 (331) contains report on poitical conditions in the U.S.
May 13, 1797 (332) includes letter from Prévost to Trudeau.
(333) includes copy of letter from Trudeau, May 10, 1797.
June 7, 1797 (334) includes copy of Nicolas Finiel's instructions.
June 14, 1797 (335) includes copy of letter fro Louis Honore to Governor of Messelimachinac, May 18, 1797.
June 18, 1797 (336) includes translated copy of talk with Sauk Indians.
June 27, 1797 (337) includes letter from Cerré to Trudeau, June 18, 1797.
[ June 1797] (338) Noticias ó rumores, tales come corren en Sn Luis de Illinois en la presente fecha
July 15, 1797 (340) to Carlos Martínez de Irujo. Copy only.
July 25, 1797 (341) includes letter from Pedro Chouteau with Howard's reply.
See folder 352.
1780-1781, as Commissioner to Choctaws
July 11, 1780 (72) to Galvéz.
Feb. 19, 1781 (73) is copy of letter to Ezpeleta, containing requests of Choctaw Indians. Includes Ezpeleta's reply, Feb. 19, 1781.
La Forge, Pierre Antoine, 1751-
June 12, 1794, to Carondelet, from New Madrid, with draft of reply from Carondelet, Oct. 29, 1795, granting request.
La Mathe, Nicolas de
June 28, 1797, to Carondelet.
See also three letters in folder 327.
Lanzos, Manuel de
1792-1795, mainly to Carondelet, from Mobile.
Apr. 25, 1793 (350) includes report of talk of Franchismastabe, chief of the Choctaws.
Sept. 19, 1793 (351) is Pinart transcript of letter to chief Naofumanacho, of Guamy.
Feb. 19, 1794 (352) includes report of talk with Choctaws, letter of Simon Favre, and letter of Benjamin James enclosing letter from Creeks to Choctaws.
Mar. 26, 1795 (353) is a Pinart transcript.
Dec. 20, 1799, to Calvo.
See also folder 391.
Lassus, Carlos Dehault de, 1764-1842
July 6-9, 1797, to Carondelet, from New Madrid, enclosing plan for new regulations for land grants, petition from inhabitants of Mason Co., Kentucky and list of advantages for settlers in Louisiana.
Oct. 14, 1797, to Gayoso de Lemos from St. Louis, re talks with Ayoa Indians.
1800, to Calvo, from St. Louis.
Apr. 24, 1800 (533) includes letter from Pedro Chouteau.
1801-1803, to Salcedo, from St. Louis.
Oct. 15, 1801, (549) is Pinart transcript.
Nov. 30, 1802 (550) is a copy of report on visit of William Henry Harrison, U.S. Governor of Indian Territory.
Mar. 29, 1803 (551) includes memorial by François Saucier and copies of letters written by Trudeau and Lassus.
See also folder 298.
Mar. 18, 1804, at New Madrid: [Cesión de la Nueva Madrid a los Estados Unidos.]
See folders 324, 326
Le Breton d'Orgenoy
Apr. 30, 1795, to Carondelet, enclosing copy of circular addressed to inhabitants of the Chapitoulas concerning the negro revolt.
Le Dru, Father
Aug. 1, 1791, to F. Dunegant, from St. Louis.
Le Gras, J. M. P.
See folder 133.
Leyba, Fernando de, d. 1780
Nov. 16, 1778, to Gálvez, from St. Louis.
Nov. 13, 1786, to Pedro Favrot. Copy, certified by Favrot.
Apr. 8, 1794, to Gayoso de Lemos, from the Cherokee Nation.
See Gayoso de Lemos' reply, May 1794, folder 314.
Oct. 13, 1785, to Miró.
1793-1795, to Carondelet, from Cap Girardeau.
Oct. 31, 1798, to Gayoso de Lemos, enclosing talk of Chavuesnon Indians.
See also folders 519, 549.
Dec. 28, 1785, to Benito Vasquez, Coy, certified by Cruzat, June 22, 1787.
Aug. 11, 1795, to Carondelet, from Tinsan.
1794-1795, to Carondelet, from the Cherokee Nation. See also folders 481, 485.
Dec. 31, 1795 (362) to White, copy in White's handwriting.
McGillivray, Alexander, 1740-1793
1785-1789, from Tallahassee. See also folder 224.
178-179, 181 are letters to Miró, contemporary translations into Spanish.
Nov. 8, 1786 (180) to Peter Favrot.
McHenry, James, 1753-1816
Dec. 19, 1796, to the Chickasaws, from Philadelphia.
Mackay, James, 1759-1822
1795-1796. Copies and extracts concerning trade in Missouri territory. Include instruction for John Evans for his trip to discover a passage to the Pacific (365).
June 1, 1795, to Diego de Vegas, from Georgia. Copy made by Vegas. See also folders 484, 305.
Apr. 6, 1798, to Gayoso Lemos, from Ouichita, proposing plan for introducing a good breed of horses into the territory and enclosing a mémoire on the subject.
See St. Maxent, Gilbert Antoine de
See folder 82.
1794, at St. Louis. See also folder 243.
Apr. 26, 1794 (368), agreement with Rolland for trading with the Ponkas.
Milford, Louis Le Clerc de, d. 1817
1793-1794, mainly to Carondelet, from Cloali. See also folder 243.
Apr. 31, 1793 (370) - two letters to Arthur O'Neill de Tyrone.
June 3, 1799, to Gayoso de Lemos, from Pensacola, enclosing copies of correspondence with Benjamin Hawkins, Apr. -May 1799. Complete?
Miró, Esteban Rodríguez, 1744-1795
1785-1789, from New Orleans.
Pinart transcripts, 85-86, 88, 91-93
Dec. 12, 1785 (87) draft of letter to José Antonio Rengal, containing description of Louisiana. Original and photocopy. Please use photocopy, original copy very fragile.
May 15, 1787 (96) to Cruzat includes copy of letter from La Vallierè to Miró, Apr. 29, 1787.
Jan. 30, 1788 (97): Instrucciones que deberá observar el comandante de Arkanzas...
Feb. 10, 1789 (100): Pasaporte a José Antonio Diepa.
June 20, 1795, to Diego de Vegas, from St. Augustine. Copy.
Apr. 18, 1800, at Cap Girardeau. Testimony.
Apr. 30, 1794, to Carondelet, from San Antonio de Bexar.
Aug. 5, 1786, to Miró, reporting on mission to Creeks.
Nava, Pedro de
1794-1795, to Carondelet, from Chihuahua.
1800-1801, to Calvo, from Chihuahua.
Mar. 26, 1800 (536) concerns annual gift to Indians, enclosing Juan Bautista Elguezabal's report of articles needed for such presents, dated Nov. 12, 1799.
Neve, Felipe de, ca. 1740-1784
Dec. 18, 1873, to Miró, from Arispe.
O'Conor, Hugo de, d. 1779
1767-1768, to Ulloa.
O'Fallon, James, 1749-1794?
July 16, 1790, to Miró, from Lexington, Kentucky.
See also folder 113.
1792-1793, mainly to Carondelet, as commissioner for the Creek Indians.
Aug. 14, 1792 (383) to James Burgess.
384, 386 are Pinart transcripts.
Aug. 29, 1800, to Calvo from San Marcos de Apalache.
See also folder 476.
O'Neill de Tyrone, Arthur, 1736-1814
Aug. 29, 1786, to Miró, from Pensacola. Pinart transcript, enclosing copy of letter from Daniel McMurphy.
1793, to Carondelet, from Pensacola.
Apr. 2, 1793 (388) includes letter from George Pearis, dated Jan. 15, 1793.
Apr. 12, 1793 (389) includes letter, Apr. 4, 1793, from Charles Weatherford.
O'Reilly, Alexander, 1722-1794
Instrucion...de los efectos que deven darse a las tres Naciones de Indios de Puesto de Natchitoches, contemporary copy, [ Jan. 22, 1770?]
Sept. 23, 1782, to Miró from Manchac.
Panton, William, 1742?-1801
Sept. 30, 1794, to Carondelet, from Pensacola. Copy, with note
by Carondelet at end.
See also folder 476.
Apr. 13, 1784, information concerning the Choctaw Indians.
Peña, José de la
1772-1773, to Unzaga from Natchitoches.
1787, to Miró from Natchitoches.
Perchet, Juan María
Sept. 25, 1796, to Carondelet, from Arkansas.
1788-1792, to Miró from St. Louis.
May 31, 1788 (192) includes letter from Eugenio Alverez to Pérez.
June 8, 1789 (195) encloses memorial of the inhabitants of New Madrid.
Oct. 8, 1789 (196)
With letter marked 99, encloses copy of letter to Great Osage Chiefs.
With letter marked 100, returns memorial sent to Valliere by the hunters of Arkansas.
Oct. 10, 1789 (197) encloses regulations formulated by Henri Peyroux de la Coudreniere for the post of L'Anse a la Graisse.
Oct. 5, 1791 (199) is copy only.
Peyroux de la Coudrenière, Henri
1788, to Miró, from Ste. Geneviève. See also folder 197.
Mar. 12, 1788 (204) is copy only.
See folder 542.
1770-1773 to Unzaga, from St. Louis
July 8, 1770 (19) includes copies of census of Indian slaves at Ste. Geneviève and St. Louis.
July 14, 1772 (20) encloses letters from Rouquière and Clermond concerning the Great Osage Indians.
Aug. 1, 1772 (22) contains bill of lading, New Orleans to Ste. Geneviève, Mar. 18, 1772, and testimony of Pablo Segond relating to goods belonging to the British firm of Murray and Ramsey, dated June 1, 1772.
Apr. 12, 1773 (23) concerns trade with Indians.
Sept. 11, 1773 (24) letter is copy of passport given to traders of the Oto Nations.
1780-1781, to Gálvez. Pinart transcripts and extracts.
1782-1783, to Miró from Natchez.
Oct. 28, 1782 (205) includes "Relacion de lo Referido por el Indio Correo enviado por los jefes de la nacion chactas..."
Mar. 23, 1783 (207) includes St. Germain's accounts of the British in Florida, Mar. 9, 11, 1783.
See also folder 36 (extract. Pinart transcript)
See folders 317, 457
See folder 449
1791-1796, mainly to Carondelet, from New Madrid.
393: correspondence, numbered 1-8, sent to Carondelet, Dec. 1791-June 1792. Includes: letter and declaration by Richard Waters, 2 letters from General James Robertson, letter from Andrés Fage, Portell's reply to Robertson's first letter, and letter from John Montgomery.
Apr. 29, 1793 (394) includes two letters from the Chickasaw chief.
Jan. 3, 1794 (395) includes copy of instructions given to Louis Lorimier.
June 21, 1794 (396) includes letter of May 17, 1794 from James Robertson.
July 15, 1794 (397) includes letter from Major Doyle, July 6, 1794.
Statement, copy of translation made by Thomas Powers, Sept. 14, 1799.
Putnam, Rufus, 1738-1824
See folder 294.
Quesada, Juan Nepomuceno de
Nov. 12, 1794, to Carondelet from St. Augustine, enclosing copy of news given him by Carlos Howard.
Qui Te Sain
Nov. 4, 1780, to Gálvez, as Tawehash Indian chief.
Rengal, Joseph Antonio
Apr. 27, 1785, to Miró, from Chihuahua.
Revilla Gigedo, Juan Vicente Güémez Pacheco de Padilla Horcasitas y Aguayo, conde de, 1740-1799
Mar. 2, 1791, to Miró, from Mexico, explaining Lipan Indian problem. Copy only.
Ripperdá, Juan Maria, barón de
1771-1773, to Unzaga, from San Antonio de Bexar.
1777, to Gálvez.
Oct. 28, 1777 (79) is copy of letter from Ripperdá to Teodoro de Croix.
Aug. 13, 1787, to Miró, from Manchak.
May 25, 1792, to Carondelet, from Nashville.
Robertson, James, 1742-1814
1792-1795, from Nashville. See also folders 393, 396
May 21, 1795 (404) is to the Choctaw chiefs.
Robidoux, Joseph M
1798-1799, to Gayoso de Lemos.
Mar. 7, 1798 (512) is complaint against Clamorgan, head of the Missouri Co.
Mar. 15, 1799 (513) concerns Missouri Co., with note by Zénon Trudeau at end.
Mar. 20, 1787, Natchitoches: Etat des marchandises...nécessaires pour les présents del trois nations sauvages. Also signed by Louis de Blanc.
Journal, Jan. 5 -Mar. 25, 1793, kept on board of the Le Fleche.
See folder 207
St. Maxent, Gilbert Antoine de
1782, from Galveztown
June 16, 1782 (212) letter to Piernas.
Sept. 24, 1782 (213) letter to Bouligny.
Dec. 5, 1782 (214) letter to Miró.
Salcedo, Manuel Juan de
June 17, 1803, to Jacobo Du Breuil, from New Orleans, concerning
See also folder 530 (Pinart transcript.)
Salcedo y Salcedo, Nemesio
1803, to Salcedo and to Calvo, from Chihuahua.
Sept. 26, 1803 (554) re boundaries of Louisana.
1805, to Calvo from Chihuahua, concerning relationships with America in Spanish withdrawal from Louisiana.
July 5, 1793, to Alexander Cornell from St. Mary's. 2 copies.
1799, from Fort Stoddert.
Oct. 24, 1799 (539) to Benigno García Calderón.
Nov. 23, 1799 (540) to Manuel de Lanzos, enclosing copies of letter and report by Hawkins.
Simcoe, John Graves, 1752-1806
Apr. 11, 1794, to Zénon Trudeau, from the rapids of Miami River.
Swaine, Thomas, d. 1808
Dec. 4, 1802, to Joaquín de Osorno, from Fort Stoddert, concerning Bowles.
July 17, 1792, to Carondelet from Kaskasia.
See White Lieutenant
See folder 429.
Sept. 19, 1797, to Carondelet from Natchitoches. Pinart transcript.
Oct. 16, 1797, to Gayoso de Lemos, from Natchitoches, concerning peace talks between the Choctaws and the Caddos.
Mar. 10, 1805, to Calvo from Natchitoches.
1792-1797, mainly to Carondelet, from St. Louis.
July 25, 1792 (411): Proclamation re permits for traders.
Oct. 11, 1792 (413) includes report on treaty between U.S. and Wabash Indians.
Dec. 15, 1792 (416) contains information concerning the Kaskasias region.
May 19, 1793 (418) contains report concerning English trade.
Oct. 20, 1793 (419) returns Carondelet's Reglement pour la traitte del Illinois, annotated.
May 31, 1794 (420) includes copy of statement concerning trade along the Missouri.
May 31, 1794 (421) is Pinart transcript.
Aug. 12, 1794 (422) includes copy of talk of Thomas Pasteur to the Saques, Foxes and Kaskasias tribes, July 17, 1794.
May 26, 1795 (424) includes memorial from Father Pedro José Didier, dated May 24, 1795, with note added by Trudeau, May 26, 1795.
Oct. 31, 1795 (426): Relacion del padron general de los Estabtos Occles de Illinois (Pinart transcript)
May 14, 1797 (428): Questioning of Francisco Derouin. Also signed by Josef Deville Degoutin, Federico Auteman and with Derouin's mark.
July 21, 1797 (429) includes letter of Isaac Todd.
1797-1799, from St. Louis.
Feb. 28, 1798 (516) includes map of plan for settlement of river property.
Mar. 16, 1798 (517) gives notice of big meeting between Indians and white traders to be held at Prairie du Chien, and measures taken concerning the meeting.
May 6, 1798 (518) contains notes concerning commerce in his territory.
July 17, 1798 (519) includes letter from Lorimier and Prévost.
Aug. 19, 1798 (520) includes copy of talk of the U.S. to Indians of the Wabash and vicinity, dated Mar. 10, 1798.
Nov. 14, 1798 (522) includes letter from Auguste Gabriel dated June 20, 1798.
(523) relates to Robidoux' complaint against Clamorgan.
524 is Pinart transcript.
Nov. 19, 1798 (525) relates to Clamorgan and Joseph Robidoux' mémoire.
June 20, 1799 (527) re misdemeanors of the Ayoa Indians.
Aug. 22, 1800 (541) to Calvo, enclosing copy of talk given by Vicente Rolch to the Seminole Indians.
See also folders 513, 551, 333.
Ugarte, José Joaquín
July 31, 1804, to Calvo from Nacogdoches.
See folder 298.
Ulloa, Antonio de, 1716-1795
Jan. 1, 1767, from Balise: Instruccion segunda para el establecimiento de los dos fuertes que ce han de hacer en la entrada del Rio Misuri. Pinart transcript.
Unzaga y Amezaga, Luis de
1770-1773, to Athanase de Mézières y Clugny and passport for him.
Valinière, Huet de la
1788, to Miró complaining about Henri Peyroux de la Coudreniere.
Jan. 27, 1797, to Carondelet, from Ste.
See also folder 123.
1787-1790, from Arkansas.
May 19, 1787 (219) is information concerning the sale of alcohoic beverages to Indians.
Sept. 10, 1789 (221) is to Jean Filhiol.
Other letters to Miró.
Vegas, Diego de
1794-1795, to Carondelet from San Marcos de Apalache. 435 is a
See also folder 482.
1800-1801, to Calvo.
Mar. 11, 1800 (542), from Natchez, enclosing colonization project of José Piernas, Dec. 4, 1799.
Jan. 28, 1801 (543) is report on talk with the chief of the Delaware Indians.
Vilemont, Carlos de
Aug. 31, 1797, to Carondelet, from Arkansas.
Villebeuvre, Jean Louis Fidel Farault de la, chevalier de Garrois, 1731-1797
1792-1797, mainly to Carondelet, as Commissioner to the Choctaws and Chickasaws.
441, 446 are to Gayoso de Lemos.
443 is to Manuel de Lanzos.
July 22, 1794 (449) includes letter from John Pitchlynn, July 16, 1794.
June 9, 1795 (454) explains difficulties in stopping war between the Chis and Talapcosa Indians.
June 28, 1795 (455) gives news of Indian tribes in the neighborhood.
Aug. 8, 1795 (456) mainly relates to Choctaws.
Sept. 16, 1795 (457), two letters, enclosing Payemingo's letters of Sept. 1, 1795 to Villebeuvre and Seagrove, copy of Villebeuvre's reply to Payemingo.
Sept. 27, 1795 (458) relates to Chickasaws and Talapoosas.
Apr. 28, 1797 (460) re Choctaw affairs.
Villiers, Balthazar de
ca. Aug. 1768: Précis de l'information faite...contre un nomme Pierre Simon, traitteur...
1780-1781, to Gálvez.
Feb. 27, 1780 (81) includes letter from María Benancia, Feb. 27, 1778, (misdated?) with draft of Gálvez's reply, May 6, 1780.
June 25, 1780 (82) relates to François Menard. Encloses letter from Menard to Villiers, dated May 29, 1780.
July 11, 1781 (83) includes letter from James Stilman.
Villiers, Luis, chevalier de
Sept. 16, 1795, to Carondelet, from Confederation.
See also folders 479, 481, 487.
Villiers, Marios de
Aug. 30, 1787, to Miró from Galveztown.
Washington, George, 1732-1799
See folder 317
Waters, Richard Jones
Sept. 20, 1792, to Portell, from Louisville.
See also folder 393.
Mar. 4, 1800: Plan...para el aumento de población y fomento de la agricultura, comercio e industria del País de Ilinsa.
Wayne, Anthony, 1745-1796
See folder 431.
See folder 389
Oct. 23, 1789, to Miró, from Pensacola, enlosing copy of letter of Alezander McGillivray to William Panton, Oct. 8, 1789.
1793-1796, to Carondelet from Pensacola.
469: Enclosing copy of report of conference held by Indians.
476: Enclosing copy of letters from Milford, from Pedro Olivier, extract of letter from James Burgess, copy of letter from John Galphin to William Panton, and extracts of letters from Panton.
477-480, 486, 492: Pinart transcripts. 479 includes copy of letter from Luis de Villiers.
481: Enclosing 2 letters from John McDonald and one from Villiers.
482: Enclosing copies of correspondence - letters from James Burgess, John Galphin and Diego de Vegas.
484: Copies of correspondence to White, include Mad Dog's talk, letter of Durouzeaux, and letter of Pierre Gottard.
485: Enclosing copy of letter from John McDonald of Dec. 28, 1794.
487: Enclosing copy of letter from Luis de Villiers, Oct. 4, 1795.
Nov. 14, 1794, to Carondelet, from the Creek Nation. Copy and original.
Letters and documents from various Indian tribes
Apr. 29, 1795, to Commandant of Natchitoches.
June 20, 1794, to Carondelet from Pensacola.
Apr. 1, 1797, to Jame McHenry? copy? (See also talk of McHenry
See also folders 274, 297, 298 and 394.
See folders 73, 307, 352.
June 29-30, 1799: Extract from the proceeding with the Creek chiefs at Fort Williams. Copy certified by Benjamin Hawkins.
Indian chiefs (Choctaws?)
344: Talks, transcribed by Villebeuvre at Confederation, Nov. 28, 1795.
345: Reponce...faitte au sujet de la Paix...avec les Cadeaux, July 23, 1797. Transcribed by Simon Favre.
Nov. 20, 1794, talk to White and Panton.
Nov. or Dec. 1792, to Trudeau.
Other documents relating to Indians
[Plan de expedición contra los Karankawas, 1779]
Extracto de la conferencia tenida con los Indios Alimamones...(Alibamon), Apr. 21, 1783. Pinart transcript.
Tarifa para la treta con las naciones Chicachás, Chactas y Alibemones. June 22-23, 1784. Pinart transcript.
Preliminary articles entered into ... between ... Anthony Wayne ... commissioner plenipotentiary of the United States of America, for settling a permanent peace with all the Indian nations, Northwest of the Ohio ... Greenville, Jan. 1, 1795. Copy.
Petitions and documents signed by inhabitants of various towns and regions
Nov. 25, 1795, petition to Carondelet.
1792, to Carondelet: Tribute to Carondelet upon his assuming the governorship of Louisiana.
July 7, 1793, to Charles IV.
June 5, 1795, to Carondelet. Petition to retain curate.
June 15, 1792, to Carondelet. Complaint about Indians, with, at end, note by Manuel de Lanzos, dated Aug. 1, 1792.
Aug. 10, 1794, to Carondelet. See also folder 293.
Mar. 14, 1797 to Zénon Trudeau. Petition concerning agricultural and pasture lands. Copy.
Mar. 29, 1779, to Leyba, re thefts by Petits Os and Missouri Indians.
Upper Creek Nation
Apr. 1, 1795. Petition to Governor White.
Aug. 7, 1804. Declaration of independence. Copy.