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Date Title Author Recipient Summary
February 7, 1784 Speech to the Shawnee Nation James Wilkinson [not available] Speech to Shawnee chiefs and warriors informing them of the peace treaty signed between Great Britain and the United States. Wilkinson asks the Shawnee to join in a "chain of friendship" with the Americans.
August 27, 1785 Murder of Billy Nation Unknown Author [not available] A speech delivered at the Falls of the Ohio to unnamed Indian Nations intended to preserve the peace. The speech indicates that an Inidan named "Billy Nation" was murdered by a white man who subsequently fled into the woods. The speech asks that the chain of friendship not be broken on account of one villian.
June 15, 1787 Reports Arrival, Activity at Rapids of Ohio Josiah Harmar Henry Knox Reports arrival after immense public expense by using pack horses. Shall take his cattle to the mouth of the Wabash River and then drive them along the river. The ascent will be difficult, but will be easier than going by land directly to the post. Outlines cost of required pack horses. Expects Captain Ferguson's imminent arrival. When he arrives at the post he will certainly carry out the orders...
May 10, 1790 Appointment of Spies D. Shepherd Henry Knox Details on the assignment of spies to Western side of Ohio River. Recent acts of Indians recounted.
May 10, 1790 Indian Depredations Samuel Eddins Henry Knox Orders received. Updates on supplies. Latest intelligence stated Indians came up Ohio river and took nine boats.
March 25, 1791 Men Called Up and Supplied Colonel David Shepherd Henry Knox Notification of soldiers called up and how they were supplied.
May 6, 1791 Scouts and Settlers Killed by Indians Col. David Sheppard Henry Knox Too few soldiers led to inadequate defense of frontier and Indians killed many scouts and settlers. Captain Kirkwood to provide accurate account of incident. Request for arms and ammunition.
July 2, 1791 Treaty of Holston with the Cherokee Nation of Indians William Blount [not available] Treaty of Peace and Friendship between the U.S. and the Cherokee Nation of Indians regarding land rights and peace.
July 17, 1791 Leave of Absence for Governor Blount William Blount Henry Knox Governor Blount requests a leave of absence to attend to some important business and to move his family to his current location south of the River Ohio.
August 23, 1791 Request for More Cartridges Patrick Phelon Samuel Hodgdon Captain Patrick Phelon reports all men accounted for, but box of ammunition did not contain amount expected. Requests that Col Hodgdon send ammunition on next provision boat.
January 6, 1792 Letter from Sam Boyd at Lancaster Ohio soliciting to be employed to make sundry articles for public use in the wake of unfortunate St. Clair expedition Samuel Boyd William Knox Boyd opens by noting that the late misfortune [presumably the St. Clair expedition that previous November] will be the cause of another campaign. He then notes that if the War Department is in need of wagons, horse harnesses, pack horses, bells and collars, tomahawks, shovels, spades, horse shoes, camp kettles, he can provide these at reasonable rates.
March 10, 1792 Request for Authorization to Dispatch Militia and Spies Colonel David Shepherd Henry Knox Favorable opinion of memorial for those who have died in the protection of Ohio County. Request for authorization to dispatch men to protect frontier.
August 21, 1792 Protection of Peace with Indians Rufus Putnam Henry Knox Due to the low state of river, all goods hauled by wagon which will increase cost and time of transportation. Man named Harden advertising for volunteers to help him strike against the Indians, Putnam believed he would murder Indians and disrupt all peace. Pushes for "proper measures" to be taken against the man who insults the authority of the United States.
April 22, 1793 Request for Orders David Shepard Henry Knox Indians have acted in hostile manner; Shepherd requests orders on how to act against them after General Wayne left the quarter.
April 16, 1794 Attaching Chickasaws to the United States General James Robertson Anthony Wayne Robertson has engaged Robert Thompson, a Chickasaw who speaks some English, to accompany the three Chickasaw warriors who will visit Wayne's camp. Their nation is powerful and it will be useful to attach them to the interests of the United States. They want good guns to go to war with but will return them when the campaign is over. Robertson's brother Elijah will pilot them as far as Governor...
April 3, 1797 Indian affairs Benjamin Hawkins Esau Tustunnagau Hawkins discusses various matters concerning Efau Tustunnagau's nation, including a survey of boundary lines and Efau Tustunnagau's trip to see the U. S. President
April 25, 1798 Line of Demarcation Established by the Treaty of Greenville James Wilkinson Alexander Hamilton Wilkinson informs Hamilton that he is arranging with the contractors to supply provisions to the surveying party that will mark the line of demarcation established by the Treaty of Greenville. He is anxious to begin sales in the national domain below the Big Miami River.
August 28, 1799 Abstract 21 for disbursements of cash in the Quartermaster, Indian, Hospital and Ordnance Departments John Wilkins, Jr. Comptroller of the Treasury From Quarter Master General, abstract 21 for disbursements of cash in the Quartermaster, Indian, Hospital and Ordnance Departments accompanied with vouchers.
June 18, 1799 A Complete State of Defense and Repair Henry Burbeck Alexander Hamilton Burbeck assures Hamilton that he has repaired the fort at Michilimackinac to such an extent that it is now entirely defensable. The numerous Indians in the vicinity of the fort appear friendly to the United States.
September 7, 1799 The Indians in this quarter seem much dissatisfied... David Strong Alexander Hamilton "I received your favor of the 22d July and am pleased with the hopes of greater uniformity in the clothing in future. The Indians in this quarter seem much dissatisfied at the promises made them by the Secretary of War, that the Governor fo the Territory should be at Detroit in the course of the present summer to redress any complaints (many of which they have) which might be laid before him and...
October 26, 1799 Report from the Post at Michilimackinac Henry Burbeck Alexander Hamilton Burbeck reports on the need for winter clothing, back pay for the troops, and subsistence for the officers.
October 2, 1801 Be Nice to Lieutenant Strong James Wilkinson Samuel Vance This letter is handed to you by Lieutenant Strong, who travels with his mother up the Ohio. Please afford them every attention they might need. The party going with Strong is to be immediately remanded to this place, in the same craft. Please also send every man belonging to the Corps in this quarter.