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Date Title Author Recipient Summary
April 12, 1798 Neglected Mohawk Treaty Submitted to Senate John Adams United States Senate By accident, a treaty with the Mohawk Nation was neglected, and is now submitted to the Senate for their consideration.
March 29, 1797 Treaty with the Mohawk Nation of Indians Isaac Smith [not available] A Treaty, held under the authority of the United States, with the Mohawk nation of Indians, residing in the province of Upper Canada, within the dominions of the King of Great Britain.
February 1, 1796 Estimate of expences for sundry Mohawk Indians Israel Chapin Jr [not available] Fiscal, describes expences for sundry Mohawks.
February 7, 1794 Council proceedings at Buffalo Creek Unknown Author Unknown Recipient Proceedings of a council holden at Buffalo Creek. Present at the proceedings were leaders of the Mohawk, Cayuga, Oneida, Delaware and Tuscarora nations of Indians. Also present were several individuals representing the United States and Upper Canada. The boundary line was a source of dispute.
October 26, 1788 Indian intelligence report, council at Miami and role played by Joseph Brant Arthur St. Clair Henry Knox Discusses council at Miami and the role of Brant in these discussions. Brant seems to have recommended peace, which is a matter of dissatisfaction for the western Indians. A surveyor named John Filson was killed by Indians.
September 3, 1793 Results from the Negotiations with Hostile Indians Henry Knox Thomas Mifflin Indians from Upper Ohio wanted to draw boundary line at the Ohio River which was not acceptable to Commissioners who ended the negotiations.
June 7, 1793 British Assistance to American Commissioners during Sandusky Treaty Talks with Western Indians Lieutenant General John Graves Simcoe General Clarke Assistance offered by British for peace negotiations with Western Indians.
March 29, 1796 Expenses of Tench Francis, purveyor of supplies William Simmons James McHenry Simmons certifies that $433.89 is due Tench Francis, Purveyor of Supplies, for sundry expenses attending three St. Regis Indians and their Interpreter from Feb. 26 to March 26, 1796.
June 7, 1793 Federal Commissioners note to Governor Simcoe on Sandusky Conference proceedings Federal Commissioners Treaty at Sandusky Lieutenant General John Graves Simcoe Federal Commissioners beg leave to suggest the following to Governor Simcoe of Upper Canada. Request that all proper means be used to ensure success. Ask the Governor for assistance in making preparatory arrangements; that all the efforts will be fruitless unless means are used to counteract the deep seated prejudice against whites based on the acts of a few. As an example, Commissioners point...
September 3, 1793 Failure to Secure Peace With Northwest Indians; Discussion of Militia Henry Knox Anthony Wayne Informs Wayne that the Indian commissioners have failed to establish peace with the Indians north of the Ohio. Describes the commissioners' travels to safety, and lists the tries most disposed for war. Mentions that "Captain Brandt," his Mohawks, and the Five Nations seem to have tried to convince the other Indians to accept peace. Discusses Wayne's jurisdiction over militia in Virginia and...
May 21, 1793 Message from Federal Commissioners instructed to treat with hostile Indians north of the Ohio to Cornplanter, New Arrow, and other Seneca Chiefs Beverley Randolph Cornplanter, Chief of the Senecas Randolph informs Cornplanter, New Arrow, and the other Seneca chiefs that the treaty negotiations at Sandusky have been delayed. General Lincoln expected in a few days; is traveling via Mohawk River to Oswego. 1 June 1793 opening date for negotiations will not be met. Colonel McKee has indicated that western Indians will not be able to meet that date. Late June earliest meeting date. Advises...
June 22, 1792 Indian Relations in Northwest Henry Knox Anthony Wayne Letter, discusses Indian delegations and aggression. Captain Brant, Mohawk Chief, has complied to repair to Philadelphia. Hopes he will go to Omie river of Lake Erie [Miamis of the Lake or Maumee River] to Au Glaize Ohio. All Indians have moved to Au Glaize; Wyandots and Delawares have moved from Sandusky. Messengers and peace envoys Freeman and Gerrard killed as spies. Mentions equipping Captain...
December 3, 1788 Correspondence with Six Nations and Cornplanter Arthur St. Clair Henry Knox Discusses the sending and receiving of correspondence with Six Nations of Indians. Cornplanter reports that he is on his way and asks for patience. Discusses the activities of Joseph Brant. The Shawanese, Delawares, and Miamis are said to be at hand.
August 4, 1789 A quit claim from the Four Nations of Indians acknowledging payment and cession of claims Four Nations [not available] Sachems, chiefs, and Warriors of the Mohawk, Onondago, Cuyahuga, and Tuscarora nations, have read papers passed in council at Buffalo Creek between Five Nations and Oliver Phelps; having given up to Seneca Nation, proportions of payment for cash and goods, hereby quit claims to land purchased from the Five Nations by Phelps. Signed in presence of Samuel Street and Lemuel Wilmet.
June 8, 1791 Reports Travels of Colonel Proctor to the Western Indians Henry Knox George Washington Reports activity of Colonel Proctor and his journey to the Western Indians, requiring an escort from the Six Nations. Describes mode of journey along rivers and lakes. Reports efforts of Cornplanter and Six Nations for peace.
June 7, 1793 Request for Cooperation from Royal Governor of Canada Lt. Col Edward Baker Littlehales Lieutenant General John Graves Simcoe U.S. Indian Commissioners at Navy Hall request the cooperation of the British government in pursuing peace negotiations with the Western tribes.
April 9, 1791 Resolving Land Issues at the Legislature, Etc. Chiefs of the Three Nations Gilles Fondie The Chiefs discuss land-related concerns which they hope Fondie will resolve when the legislature meets during the winter months. Fondie was sick when the legislature met during the previous winter but should be able to attend the next session.
November 19, 1784 Report on a speech to the Indians Arthur Lee Thomas Mifflin Indian Commissioner, Arthur Lee writes randomly to Congress so as to provide a status report on activities.
May 25, 1789 Presented before Congress, the Treaty of Fort Harmar George Washington United States Senate Treaties between United States and several nations [Six Nations, Wyandots, and others] of Indians have been negotiated and signed. Washington lays these treaties before congress for consideration and advice, by the hands of General Knox. Discussed new boundary line (with details) b/w U.S. land and that held by Six Nations.
November 10, 1794 Confidential intelligence on Northwest Unknown Author Anthony Wayne Confidential intelligence given at Greenville to Major General Anthony Wayne, regarding Indians in the Northwest region - particularly the Six Nations - and a proposed treaty of the British. Also mentions Governor John Graves Simcoe of Upper Canada.
June 7, 1793 Letter from Federal Commissioners Sandusky Conference to Governor Simcoe Federal Commissioners Treaty at Sandusky [not available] Simcoe conveys that British officers will attend Sandusky Conference. Chief of Senekas [Senecas] believes that open communication with Governor Simcoe on treaty would have salutary effect; Governor will give his opinion about it. Presence of officers would add to security. [Same day, separate note from Governor Simcoe]. Governor is impressed by the importance of the negotiations and will help...
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.
October 4, 1796 Chapin discusses Indian affairs with Secretary at War Israel Chapin Jr James McHenry Letter, Chapin informs McHenry of division of Six Nations annuity; informs re goods for Six Nations.
April 30, 1793 Journal of the Commissioners Holding a Treaty at Sandusky Benjamin Lincoln [not available] The journal of the Commissioners of the United States, appointed to hold a treaty at Sandusky, for the purpose of making peace with the Western Indians.
June 22, 1792 Peace Overtures and Spies Henry Knox Anthony Wayne It appears that most of the northern Indians are willing to discuss peace overtures although several American officers were captured and killed because their Indian captors thought they were spies.