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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.
February 17, 1798 Coalition of French, Americans, and Indians William Sargent Samuel Hodgdon Among the many topics discussed using his typically impenetrable handwriting, Sargent mentions a rupture in the settlements along the Mississippi and a probable coalition of French, Americans, and Indians above the Ohio.
March 25, 1799 Receipt of Tench Francis on account of the annuity for the Indians northwest of the Ohio Tench Francis [not available] Receipt of Tench Francis of $9500 issued by Secretary of War on account of the annuity for the Indians northwest of the Ohio
April 13, 1790 Concern about Indian Activities on the Ohio; Requests Authority to Act Henry Knox Harry Innes Concern about activities of Indians in Ohio. Requests need for conditional authority for local leaders to protect inhabitants of the frontier counties.
May 20, 1791 Council with Six Nation Chiefs, Opinion on Knox Major General Richard Butler John Johnson Butler enclosed proceedings from council with Six Nation chiefs held due to agitated Indians. Knox wants to "take all nations by the hand to meet" General Sinclair at Fort Washington on the Ohio but in Butlers opinion, Knox's speeches are too haughty and cannot be delivered to the Indians.
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 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.
July 7, 1793 Indians' Speech Chiefs of Wabash and Illinois Tribes Commissioners for Indian Affairs in the Northern Department Requested reasons for "warlike appearances" of the United States. Commissioners to answer the following day.
February 25, 1793 Proposed Treaty with the Indians Northwest of the Ohio Thomas Jefferson George Washington In response to a request by the President, the cabinet members provide their opinions on three issues involving a proposed treaty with the Indians, the relinquishment of the right of soil in lands north of the Ohio, and whether such relinquishment is essential to peace.
August 16, 1793 U.S. & Indian Differences Regarding Ohio River Boundary Irreconcilable; War Will Continue Commissioners for Indian Affairs in the Northern Department Northwestern Indian Chiefs The Indians have acknowledged the receipt of the recent treaty commissioners' speech, which declared that the U.S.-Indian Boundary could no longer be the Ohio; the Indians have stated that they will accept no other boundary. The commissioners now state that the negotiations are now ended, and the war will go on.
July 29, 1790 Offensive Action Against Shawnee Henry Knox Harry Innes Circular letter forwarded to several counties. Due to countless depredations on the Ohio, President authorized use of mounted militia to act offensively against Shawnee Indians. Outlined method of payment for rangers and scouts.
October 6, 1790 Instructions to the Governor of the Western Territories and to the Commanding officer of the troops on the Ohio and an estimate of the expense of an expedition against the Wabash Indians Henry Knox Arthur St. Clair General orders regarding pursuing peace with Wabash Indians.
April 22, 1793 A Proclamation Anthony Wayne [not available] Notes the commissioners chosen by the Senate and the President to hold a treaty with the hostile Indians of the lower Sandusky. Proclamation forbids aggressive action against the Indians or their settlements until the treaty has concluded.
April 3, 1792 Speech: Negotiations for Peace with Indians James Wilkinson [not available] Wilkinson negotiates peace with Indian Nations of the Western frontier; states war would only be brought about by Indians actions, United States wants only peace.
July 20, 1795 Northwest Territory and Indians J. Smith Samuel Hodgdon One hundred Indians are at Greenville awaiting the completion of the treaty. As some appear to be of a hostile disposition, Smith doubts that there will be a peaceful resolution. There has been rapid immigration to the territory and it provides much hope to the landed speculators. He himself has traveled in the Ohio Country west of the Miami River and believes to to have the finest soil and...
June 4, 1797 [No. V] Information on Indians James Wilkinson James McHenry Indians instigate violence, murder yet Shawnese are peaceful.
July 11, 1794 Speech to the Chickasaw Indians Henry Knox George Washington Secretary Knox submits a draft of a speech to the chiefs and warriors of the Chickasaw Nation of Indians. The speech starts out by expressing gratitude in the Chickasaws joining with the U.S. Army in combating the "hostile tribes northwest of the Ohio," who allegedly had been "deaf to the voice of reason and peace."
December 1793 Update on Indian Treaty and Intelligence Henry Knox [not available] Submitted instructions issued to the commissioners appointed to "treat" with the Indians North of the Ohio river. Their report of the proceedings, return of the troops, and intelligence gathered by Gen. Wayne was also included in this submission.
July 31, 1793 Border Disputes and other issues Commissioners for Indian Affairs in the Northern Department Northwestern Indian Chiefs Speech to be delivered to the Indians. Referring to the Treaty of Fort Stanwix, the Indians have demanded that all whites be removed from the Indian side of the Ohio as a condition of peace. The U.S. commissioner expresses surprise that the Indians felt they were misunderstood previously, and reiterates a sentiment that the Indians, too, must make concessions; says that each sides' concessions...
1789 Accounts of money paid Commissioners for holding treaties. Unknown Author Unknown Recipient List of expenses accrued during negotiations with Indians south of the Ohio River.
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.
July 12, 1786 Regarding intruders on public lands, Captain Hutchins and his surveyors, and dissatisfaction prevailing amongst the Indians Josiah Harmar Henry Knox Colonel Harmar reports on efforts to dislodge illegal settlers on public lands. He reports on the efforts of surveyor Captain Hutchins and his crew, and the provision of security against Indians. States that recent murders by Indians on Ohio river reflect dissatisfaction prevailing amongst the Indians.
September 12, 1789 Report of Federal Commissioners for making treaty with Indians south of Ohio River Commissioners for Indian Affairs in Southern Department Henry Knox From Savannah, the Federal Commissioners for making treaty with Indians south of Ohio River report to Knox. The number of Indians attending Alexander McGillivray estimated at three to four thousand. They announced their mission to the Governor of Georgia and they discuss issues relating to provisions, with reference to Major Habersham. Had difficulty hiring horses and purchased five of them...
August 11, 1791 Counties Sufficiently Protected, Orders to Move Troops Henry Knox Major General Richard Butler No additional protection needed for counties against a few Indians, Knox ordered Butler to march for Head Quarters with troops and supplies.
May 26, 1794 Interactions of British, Spanish, and Indians; Plans for Fort at Greeneville Anthony Wayne Henry Knox Cites possibility of British assisting Indians in attacking Legion posts, but admits lack of intelligence. Mentions latest intelligence on Spanish movements and interactions with the Chickasaws, and his instructions to post commanders to halt them if they ascend the Ohio past a certain point. Will hasten completion of a citadel at Greeneville so that a strong post may remain in the rear of the...