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January 18, 1789 Report on the Treaty of Fort Harmar Arthur St. Clair Henry Knox Reports that the business related to the Treaty of Fort Harmar has finished. They have renewed their former engagements; that is the Six Nations, Wyandots, Chippewas, Delawares, Pottawatamies, and Sacs. They seem well satisfied. States that one good consequence is that the confederacy is broken and Joseph Brant has lost his influence. River is presently frozen and communications by water cut off....
October 22, 1789 Treaty at Fort Harmar George Washington [not available] In pursuance of order of Congress, treaties between United States and several nations of Indians have been negotiated and signed. Washington lays before the Senate for their consideration and advice, by hand of Henry Knox, whose official superintendence, the business was transacted.
September 29, 1789 Instrument of Ratification: Treaty of Fort Harmar. George Washington [not available] Treaty between United States and Wyandot, Delaware, Ottawa, Chippawa, Pattawattima, and Sac Nations at Fort Harmar by Arthur St. Clair Governor of Territory North west of Ohio River. Ratification took place at Fort Harmar on 9 January 1789.
May 16, 1795 Copies of Indian Treaties Timothy Pickering Anthony Wayne Duplicates of letters pertaining to treaty with western Indians that took place at Fort McIntosh, Great Miami, Fort Harmar, and Kon-on-daigua. Also enclosed document that must be authorized by the President.
September 29, 1789 Proclamation of the Treaty of Fort Harmar George Washington [not available] Washington's offcial proclamation of the Treay of Fort Harmar with the Chiefs and Warriors of the Wyandot, Delaware, Ottawa, Chippawa, Pattiwatima, and Sac Nations.
May 2, 1789 A report on the Treaty of Fort Harmar, concluded with several of the Indian Nations Arthur St. Clair George Washington St. Clair presents the treaties concluded with several of the Indian Nations in January 1789. Discusses extension of northern boundary to the 41st degree of north latitude, which was not accomplished for fear of defeating the peace process. The negotiation was tedious and tiresome. There are still some ill-disposed tribes. There were separate treaties with the Six Nations and Wyandots because of...
January 19, 1791 Speech of the President to the Seneca Chiefs George Washington Seneca Chiefs Washington refuses to restore any of the lands ceded by the Indians in the treaties of Fort Stanwix and Fort Harmar but assures them that he is still their friend and protector and will help them achieve prosperity by teaching them to raise domestic animals, the use of the plow, and how to raise corn.
June 12, 1789 Request for estimate of expenses for treating with Wabash Indians Henry Knox Arthur St. Clair Request for estimate of expenses for treating with Wabash Indians. Asks for one estimate of contingent expenses such as subsistence and presents in order to conciliate Indians to peace; other estimate relates to amounts that would induce Indians to sell so much territory as to extend the east-west line established by the Treaty of Fort Harmar to the Mississippi.
July 16, 1785 Reports Meeting with Indian Chiefs, Cornplanter, at Fort Pitt about British Treaty, Fort Stanwix Josiah Harmar Henry Knox Reports that 3 chiefs, 25 Indians of the Six Nations arrived at Fort Pitt wanting to speak to the commanding officer, so Harmar went to talk with them about a treaty. Cornplanter wished to get rid of Fort Stanwix, as it was too much work to maintain. Intelligence report detailing British efforts to subvert U.S. treaties with the Indian nations. Opines that U.S. treaties will have little weight...
September 29, 1789 Proclamation by President: Treaty of Fort Harmar George Washington [not available] By virtue of powers given by United States Congress assembled to Arthur St. Clair, Governor of territory north west of Ohio River, and commissioner plenipotentiary for treating with Indian nations in northern department. Treaty concluded at Fort Harmar between United States and Wyandot, Delaware, Ottawa, Chippawa, Pattiwatima, and Sac nations. Signed at New York.
February 16, 1793 Outlines Relations with Indians about Truce, Treaty of Fort Harmar, and Borders Henry Knox George Washington Requests that commissioners be informed of all treaties & boundaries with northern and western Indians. Refers to Indian lands ceded or purchased to the U.S., questioning to which tribes the land "belonged" and how to draw appropriate boundaries. Seeks truce between young Indian warriors and United States military for the next five to seven years.
September 14, 1788 Preparations for Indian Treaty; Reports Indian Attack Josiah Harmar Henry Knox Announces Zeigler's arrival, escorted by Cornplanter and Halftown, an Oneida chief, and several of the Six Nations, to arrange the treaty. Describes attack on Lieut. Peters and Major Hamtramck's men with their provisions, with 10 killed and 8 wounded.
July 7, 1790 Hostile Indians Harry Innes Henry Knox Discussed dealing with hostile Shawnee Indians. Treaty at Fort Harmar, relations b/w settlers and Indians. Innes asserts Indians are aggressors and that settlers are defending their safety.
September 1, 1785 Expiration of enlistments for 1st American Regiment Josiah Harmar President John Dickinson Josiah Harmar, Commanding Officer, 1st American Regiment, sends a monthly return of troops in federal service to President John Dickinson. In this return, Harmar states that, contrary to his initial estimates, he has found it impossible to keep the men in service past the terms of their enlistment. Harmar expects to recoup some of the discharged men after they have had their frolic and...
October 22, 1785 Harmar informs Secretary at War of his orders to subordinates Josiah Harmar Henry Knox Lieutenant Colonel Josiah Harmar, Commander, First American Regiment, informs Henry Knox, Secretary at War, of the orders issued to subordinate officers prior to his departure from Fort McIntosh. Harmar is presently in Philadelphia to assist recruiting.
September 4, 1788 Preparation for Great Treaty with Seven Nations Josiah Harmar Charles Thomson Reports that dispatches for inhabitants of Kentucky to be transmitted by Andrew Hare. Duplicates are forwarded by the Honorable Mr. Brown of Congress. They are waiting with great anticipation for the arrival of Brant and the chiefs of the Seven Nations to commence the general treaty.
April 8, 1795 Articles of Treaty Negotiations Timothy Pickering Anthony Wayne Timothy Pickering - interim Secretary of War - provides General Wayne with instructions relative to the approaching treaty with the Indians.
July 23, 1788 Reports Activities of Indians, Attacks, Treaty Efforts around Fort Harmar Josiah Harmar Charles Thomson Encloses congressional dispatches to the people of Kentucky. Treaty will be deferred. Will provide a subaltern sergeant corporal and several privates to guard provisions and to build a council room for the "savages" at the request of the governor. Reports attack by Ottowas and Chippeways, killing two and wounding two others. Two Indians were killed and six taken prisoner, now under heavy irons in...
November 24, 1787 Recommendation of Mr. Coudray Josiah Harmar Henry Knox If there is a vacancy in the Connecticut quota, General Harmar recommends Mr. Coudray who has been a volunteer in the regiment for a considerable time and has conducted himself with propriety.
May 22, 1792 Instructions to Brig. Gen. Rufus Putnam Henry Knox Rufus Putnam The Secretary at War instructs General Rufus Putnam as follows: "Your first great object upon meeting the Indians will be to convince them that the United States requires none of their lands." Knox authorizes Putnam to allow the Indians to keep U.S. Army officers as hostages in order to secure the agreement of the Chiefs to travel to Philadelphia.
January 15, 1785 Report from Lieutenant Colonel Josiah Harmar to Jonathan Dickinson on status of troops, equipment and fort, and relations with Indians Josiah Harmar President John Dickinson Lt.Col Josiah Harmar reports to President John Dickinson on his utilization of Pennsylvania Troops at Fort McIntosh as well as the Indian reaction to the recently commenced United States treaty with Great Britain. Reports that Indians look to lands as their own, whereas Commissioners state that, having adhered to the King of Britain during Revolutionary War, Indians are a conquered people.
December 5, 1784 Report from Fort Pitt, on Indian shore, Western side of Alleghany River Josiah Harmar President John Dickinson Harmar reports the arrival of troop detachments at Fort Pitt, his intentions for marching his troops down the Ohio to the Treaty at Fort McIntosh, and the numbers of troops in his command. Writes of problems with deserters.
August 12, 1788 Cited letter or document, John Francis Hamtramck to Josiah Harmar John Francis Hamtramck Josiah Harmar Letter, Citation only Cited in Harmar to Hamtramck, 10/13/1788.
December 5, 1784 Monthly Return for Pennsylvania and Jersey Troops near Fort Pitt Josiah Harmar Richard Henry Lee Josiah Harmar sends a monthly return of troops to the President of Congress for the Pennsylvania and Jersey troops. Reports visit of Commissioners for Indian Affairs to hold a treaty. Awaits orders to evacuate the British posts
September 12, 1789 Printed transcription/modern copy of Document, Josiah Harmar to Henry Knox Josiah Harmar Henry Knox No image available.