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December 15, 1797 Concerning a possible forgery by the Northwest Indians James McHenry Henry DeButts McHenry writes of a conference that General Wilkinson held with the Northwest Indians where they produced a document claiming it was an original counterpart to the Treaty of Greenville, but believes its a forgery. McHenry also encloses a letter written to Robert Oliver with an instruction to meet with DeButts as soon as he reaches Baltimore.
January 12, 1796 Discharge of Militia and Scouts Northwest of Ohio River Timothy Pickering Robert Brooke Peaceful actions of fourteen Indian tribes per agreement of peace treaty shows the employment of militia and scouts is no longer warranted. Order to discharge those still in service.
September 13, 1796 Affirming Arthur St. Clair's Position in the Northwest Territory James McHenry Arthur St. Clair McHenry confirms St. Clair's official position with Indian affairs in the Northwest territory, and states he expects St. Clair to personally attend the investigation into the murder of two Indians at Fort Vincennes, and enforce the terms of our treaties.
September 14, 1790 Indian Campaign in the Northwest Territory Henry Knox Arthur St. Clair Knox recommends to St. Clair that a military post be established northwest of the Ohio in Miami Indian territory, in order to awe the Indian tribes living in the vicinity as well as provide a "respectable appearance" to the British troops at Detroit and Niagara. He acknowledges that this endeavor may require many more troops than its objective is worth or that the country would allow, and it...
October 3, 1795 Indian Peace and Possession of British Post Timothy Pickering Anthony Wayne Secretary Pickering writes General Wayne that he believes lasting peace with the Indians to be dependent on gaining possession of land currently occupied by the British. Since peace has been made with the various Northwest Indian tribes, Pickering does not believe it necessary to maintain a full legion at Greenville, stating that finances cannot afford them.
April 6, 1784 Official Congressional Approval of Treaty with Northwest Indians Thomas Mifflin [not available] Official naming and appointment of commissioners. Commissioners given permission by Congress to agree upon boundary line.
September 27, 1797 Report on Invasion of Cherokee of Frontier Secretary Smith Henry Knox Smith recounted invasion of frontier settlement, Knoxville, by Cherokee Indians. Many were killed and Smith believed that much more suffering is in store for the settlers of the Northwest due to the Indian "infestation".
August 20, 1796 Pay of Edward O'Connolly, Indian Captive William Simmons James McHenry Simmons certifies that $162.48 is due Corporal Edward O'Connolly of Capt. Richard Sparks' Company 3rd Sub Legion, being his pay from April 1, 1794, the day he was paid prior to being captured by Indians northwest of the Ohio, to Aug. 18 1796, the day of his arrival in Philadelphia.
May 7, 1795 Pay of Joseph Nicholson, Indian Interpreter William Simmons Timothy Pickering William Simmons, certifies that the sum of $160 is due Joseph Nicholson for his pay as an Indian Interpreter at Pittsburgh from April 1, 1794 to April 1, 1795, under appointment by Arthur St. Clair, Governor of the Territory of United States Northwest of Ohio River.
September 12, 1790 Suggestions to Build Post Near Miami Village Henry Knox Arthur St. Clair Suggestions made by St. Clair taken under consideration by Knox and President Washington, subsequent ideas relative to establishing military posts northwest of the Ohio river discussed. Influence of the posts on British relations and Indian relations addressed, fear of war with Indians and retaliation from British. Protection of public lands paramount.
November 3, 1797 Concerns with Spanish and the Northwest Territory James McHenry [not available] References relations with Spanish and Indians. Mentions militia, President, and Congress. Concerned about administration of the Northwest Territory.
July 13, 1787 Congressional resolution regarding government of the northwest territory Charles Thomson [not available] Congressional ordinance establishing governing authority in the northwest territories.
March 21, 1791 Campaign against Northwest Indians Henry Knox Arthur St. Clair Knox writes St. Clair - Governor of Northwest Territory - regarding the government's Indian policies in the territory northwest of the Ohio River and the forthcoming campaign against the hostile Indian tribes.
May 23, 1800 Letter to the President of the United States James McHenry John Adams Letter from the Secretary of War to the President of the United States; also endorsed by the Secretaries of the Treasury and Navy. Discusses the Northwest Territory, Mississippi, and Tennessee.
August 13, 1794 Anthony Wayne's Declaration to the Indian Nations Anthony Wayne Nations of Indians Northwest of the Ohio This is General Wayne's declaration to the Delawares, Shawnees, Miamis, Wyandots, and all other Nations of Indians northwest of the Ohio in which he offers the friendly hand of peace and promises to preserve them and their helpless women and children from the danger of famine.
May 15, 1792 Prospects for Peace in the Northwest Henry Knox George Washington Knox informs Washington that the meeting with the Cherokees went well although the Indians complained about the behavior of the frontier settlers. So far, the prospects for peace in the northwest appear favorable.
November 7, 1792 State of Relations with the Indians Henry Knox Congress of the United States Knox provides sundry information to both Houses of Congress on the state of relations with the northern and southern tribes.
June 15, 1789 Report on Several Indian Tribes Henry Knox George Washington Knox informs the President that certain Indian Affairs require immediate attention. He also goes on to outline a proposed strategic policy with regard to Indian affairs. Indians are currently in state of unrest. This report pertains to the Wabash Indians in the Northwest. Knox informs the President that subsequent reporting will follow. Reports # 2, 3, and 4 will address the situation with the...
December 13, 1790 Response to President Washington's speech from Speaker of House Congress of the United States George Washington Refers to loan from Holland, Kentucky as a state, and offensive operations against hostile Indians northwest of the Ohio River. Acknowledge need to address issue of protection of maritime trade and state of things in Europe. Will give attention to state of trade in Mediterranean. Mention uniform judicial system, establishment of militia.
November 28, 1788 Militia Northwest of the Ohio Arthur St. Clair [not available] Laws to establish militia northwest of the Ohio River.
October 5, 1798 Purchase of Land Northwest of the Ohio Isaac Craig Samuel Hodgdon Major Craig discusses the transacting of funds relative to the purchase of land northwest of the Ohio with Samuel Hodgdon.
April 13, 1790 Reiteration of a Call for the Militia to the Northwest Territory Henry Knox Josiah Harmar The Secretary of War, Henry Knox, reiterates to Brigadier General Josiah Harmar previously sent instructions for calling up the militia to defend the frontier against Indian hostilities and states that Harry Innes, Esq, District Judge of Kentucky, is also vested with this power.
April 12, 1791 Indian Wars Henry Knox George Clinton Knox informs Governor Clinton that it seems likely that the Indian tribes northwest of the Ohio will unite against the United States. The President wants to avoid a war with the Indians, and the Government is trying to find ways to prevent full war. One step is to meet with the Six Nations, who might easily become enemies. Colonel Pickering has been requested to invite the Six Nations to a...
June 23, 1797 Forwarding Letter to Butler Concerning Wilkinson's Request for Reinforcements James McHenry James Wilkinson Forwards Wilkinson a copy of a letter to Lt. Col. Butler concerning several companies of the 3rd Regiment. The letter to Butler tells him that Wilkinson has seen intimations of Indians stirring for hostilities in the Northwest, and is looking for reinforcement from Butler's command -- thus he has had boats prepared in Tennessee for the transport of the reinforcements. Asks Butler to send the...
May 31, 1796 Wayne's claim for service as Indian commissioner William Simmons Anthony Wayne Sends Wayne a copy of the Attorney General's decision on Wayne's (financial) claim for acting as Indian treaty commissioner and requests his account for the claim.