Viewing 1–25 of 36 documents: "Iroquois"

Date Title Author Recipient Summary
September 1795 Indian Speech at Treaty Negotiations Between Iroquois & State of New York Unknown Iroquois Chief [not available] Discusses Indian land claims in the state of New York; says that certain members of the Iroquois Confederacy were expected to attend, but did not. Appears to conclude with the suggestion of an additional meeting in Albany in winter of 1795.
August 7, 1795 Acceptance [?] of Post as Indian Commissioner Jeremiah Wadsworth Timothy Pickering [Mostly illegible] Appears to accept Pickering's offer of the post as commissioner for the negotiations between New York and the St. Regis [Iroquois] Indians.
April 1794 Speech of General Chapin to the Six Nations General Israel Chapin Chiefs Six Nations Speech of General Chapin to the Six Nations. Attempts to convince Iroquois not to ally with the British.
September 1, 1795 Informations & Advice for Representing United States in Upcoming Treaty With St. Regis [Iroquois] Indians Timothy Pickering Jeremiah Wadsworth Relays some information received from Governor Jay of New York concerning the upcoming treaty negotiations with the St. Regis [Iroquois] Indians, namely the date (September 18) and the location (Fort George, south of Lake George). Pickering admits he has not been informed of the identity of the New York state commissioners. Refers to an enclosed extract [not included] which gives all information...
September 10, 1795 Notification of Official Certificate for Appointment as Indian Comissioner Timothy Pickering Jeremiah Wadsworth Encloses official certificate of Wadsworth's appointment as commissioner for the treaty with the St. Regis [Iroquois] Indians. Notes that the certificate is similar to that lately granted to General Anthony Wayne, only varying in the power given to the commissioner. [The certificate is here preserved as a separate file of the same date].
September 1795 Indian Speech to U.S. Commissioner at Fort George in Fall 1795 Anusene [?] [not available] Disputes U.S. statement that the Americans had no knowledge of prior Indian arrangements with "Governor Clinton" [presumably former Governor George Clinton of New York]. Refers to previous, intra-Indian land disputes which preceded the current negotiations. Rails against some third party for inciting war and bloodshed, but reaffirms that the Iroquois tribes have not made war on the United...
March 10, 1796 Diplomatic relations with the Six Nations Timothy Pickering James McHenry Pickering critiques the "liberal supplies" that were given to the Six Nations at a time when the United States needed to secure their friendship, and argues that times have since changed and that it is now "both proper and practicable" to restrict their incoming supplies. Pickering announces that the annuity of the Six Nations has been advanced from $1,500 to $4,500 to be paid to blacksmiths and...
March 31, 1794 Schedule of the official papers Unknown Author Unknown Recipient Schedule of the official papers which accompany the letter of Secretary of War Henry Knox to Major General Anthony Wayne. Itemized list of letters and notations on the contents of individual letters.
July 31, 1795 Appointment as Commissioner in New York & St. Regis Indians Land Dispute Timothy Pickering Jeremiah Wadsworth Writes that the governor of New York has requested that the President appoint a commissioner to resolve land disputes with the St. Regis [Iroquois] Indians. Asks Wadsworth to accept the office; states that the negotiations are set for the middle of next September, to be held at Fort George, south of Lake George. Requests speedy reply with acceptance or denial of the position.
October 1, 1795 Indian Speech to U.S. Commissioner at Fort George During Treaty Negotiations of 09/26/1795 to 10/02/1795. Seneca Chiefs [not available] States wish that contentment and goodwill remain between the two negotiating parties, despite differences over the land claims. Says that the Indian children and grandchildren must be thought of; rejects proposed sum of $3000 offered for the Indian land. Says that the Indians would not have demanded payment [read: not offered the land for sale at all] if the white people had not already settled...
August 15, 1795 Information for Serving as Indian Commissioner; News of President's Ratification of [Jay] Treaty Timothy Pickering Jeremiah Wadsworth Acknowledges receipt of Wadsworth's letter accepting position as commissioner for treaty with the St. Regis [Iroquois] Indians. Has asked New York Governor Jay for the particulars on when the treaty will be commenced, and when the other commissioners will be at Albany -- he will inform Wadsworth of these specifics once they are known. Says chief reason for writing is that "the great question is...
March 16, 1786 Inventory of Supplies for Iroquois Iroquois Chiefs William Maclay Inventory of goods destined for delivery to the Iroquois and the accompanying receipt for the supplies signed by the Iroquois Chiefs. The goods were apparently supplied in fulfillment of a treaty obligation by Pennsylvania commissioners.
September 10, 1795 Official Statement of Situation Between St. Regis [Iroquois] Indians & New York, Affirmation of Wadsworth as U.S. Commissioner, & Law Under Which the Treaty is to Be Made Timothy Pickering Jeremiah Wadsworth Certificate of commissioner. Describes treaty situation -- the President has determined to hold a treaty with the St. Regis & other Indians claiming lands in northern New York, to allow negotiations between the Indians and the state to determine compensation for those lands -- and notifies any reader of Wadsworth's official appointment to hold this treaty, as commissioner. States that the...
May 10, 1794 Relations with Six Nations Henry Knox Alexander James Dallas The Secretary of War has been instructed by President Washington to ponder whether any measures ought now to be urged, which are likely to produce disgust to the Six Nations and extend Indian hostilities.
April 29, 1794 Relations with Six Nations General Israel Chapin Henry Knox Letter from General Chapin to the Secretary of War regarding proceedings with the Six Nations.
July 4, 1791 Speech of the Five Nations of Indians Headmen Five Nations Unknown Recipient Transcript of a speech by Indians of the Five Nations. The speech talks about the turmoil the Indians have undergone. Many wish for peace with the Western Nations as well as with the whites. Captain Brand was sent to extend a peace offering, but instead "raised the tomahawk," and it is the speaker's hope that the Indians may "take it out of his hand."
September 29, 1795 Speech by Indian Chief to U.S. Commissioner at Fort George, 09/29/1795. Unknown Iroquois Chief [not available] Thanks U.S. commissioners for their determination to do justice by the Indians. Confirms that the Indians' claim is just, and appeals to the Americans' Christianity to ensure that they continue to deal justly. Affirms wish for love and friendship between the two peoples, unto future generations -- and says that this example should be followed by all Indians. Says that word the U.S.'s just...
May 27, 1794 Extract of letter from agent to the Six Nations Henry Knox Thomas Mifflin Secretary of War transmits to Pennsylvania Governor Thomas Mifflin the extract of a letter received from General Chapin, agent to the Six Nations.
June 14, 1794 Establishment at Presqu' Isle Thomas Mifflin George Washington Letter from the Governor of Pennsylvania to the President of the United States, requarding the suspension of the Presqu' Isle establishment on the western frontiers of Pennsylvania. Such an establishment will likely provoke conflict with the native Indians, particularly the Six Nations.
December 13, 1795 Cover Letter for Wadsworth's Account of the Fort George Negotiations Jeremiah Wadsworth Timothy Pickering Cover letter for Wadsworth's account of the proceedings at the recent treaty negotiations between the Seven Nations of Canada [Iroquois] and the state of New York.
February 25, 1794 Council proceedings at Buffalo Creek General Israel Chapin Henry Knox General Israel Chapin encloses the Buffalo Creek council proceedings to the Secretary of War. Present at the council were representatives from the United States and Upper Canada, along with the principal leaders of the Six Nations.
September 9, 1797 Cornplanter's Opinions on the Iroquois-New York Land Dispute Cornplanter, Chief of the Senecas Jeremiah Wadsworth Cornplanter speaks of Mr. [Robert?] Morris' continual attempts to continue negotiations with the Indians; opines on U.S.-Indian relations since the war. Calls upon the good relationship between George Washington and the Indians to inspire continued fair dealings.
May 24, 1794 Cabinet Meeting on the Drafting of Militia [not available] Unknown Recipient Upon consideration of the letter from the Pennsylvania governor respecting his drafting 1000 men of the western militia of his state for the purpose of supporting a detachment to take possession of Presque Isle, President Washington believes that it is advisable to suspend the operation. Washington believes that the probability of an "immediate rupture" with the Six Nations, allied with the...
September 17, 1794 Indian chiefs discouraged from alliance with Americans Henry Knox Anthony Wayne Secretary Knox provides Major General Anthony Wayne information about talks between two Indian tribes along the Miami River. The one tribe, which is preparing to open diplomatic relations with the United States, has been requested by the other tribe to refrain from doing so, insisting that they "must not believe the Americans, for they only wish to decoy us into a snare, with their fine speeches...
June 24, 1794 Establishment at Presqu' Isle Thomas Mifflin Henry Knox Letter from the Governor of Pennsylvania to the Secretary of War. In it, Governor Mifflin addresses the establishment of a garrison at Presqu' Isle (now Erie, Pennsylvania), which is hostilely received by the Six Nations. Mifflin mentions that British agents, particularly under the guidance of Lord Dorchester, have "excited that hostile disposition." Mifflin is of the opinion that the settlement...