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March 2, 1797 Nomination of Isaac Smith to Commissioner of Treaty with Seneca Nation George Washington United States Senate Washington nominated Isaac Smith to be a commissioner for the negotiation of a treaty between the Seneca Nation of Indians, Massachusetts, and New York.
September 1797 Speech to Indians at Treaty Negotiations. Jeremiah Wadsworth [not available] Appears to be the opening speech in a treaty negotiation between Jeremiah Wadsworth, US Commissioner, and the Seneca Nation. Makes references to desires of the President and Congress.
December 6, 1797 Jeremiah Wadsworth Appointment for Land Purchase from Seneca Nation John Adams United States Senate Adams informed Senate of treaty executed by Wadsworth on behalf of United States between U.S. and the Seneca Nation. Treaty purchased title to land in Massachusetts which was actually situated within New York. Adams requested expedient ratification of treaty.
September 1797 Speech made by US Commissioner at Treaty with Seneca Nation, September 1797. Jeremiah Wadsworth [not available] Colonel Wadsworth opens by saying he was unwell the previous evening and could not reply to the Seneca speeches. He says he is gratified that the Seneca nation is satisfied with the bargain made for their land. He promises that no one can take their money as long as the United States exists. Wadsworth asks that the Indians be precise in reporting their wrongs, and to go directly to Israel Chapin,...
September 1797 Farmer's Brother Speech possibly made at Treaty of Seneca or Big Tree treaty negotiations in September 1797. Farmer Brother the King [not available] Farmer's Brother wants all of the annuities at once. He expects that surveyors will survey the lands, and hopes the U.S. will send a surveyor they can confide in so they will not be cheated. He expects the interpreter Jaspar Parish to be appointed in order to have errors in surveying explained. He wants all the surveys to be done at no expense to his nation. He hopes the white people will not...
December 21, 1797 Secretary at War directs the conduct of Indian affairs with Chapin James McHenry Israel Chapin Jr Letter, discusses Seneca interest money; asks for return of Seneca numbers; discusses treaty at Genesee; discusses Indian land sales.
January 20, 1791 Deposition of Thomas Rees Thomas Rees [not available] Thomas Rees confirms that the Seneca Chiefs seemed well satisfied with the terms of the treaty held at Newtown Point. For the land that the Indians ceded, they received a large sum of cash, calicoes and linens, and a generous annuity of five hundred dollars.
January 10, 1791 Speech of Seneca Chiefs to the President Seneca Chiefs George Washington Cornplanter and other Seneca chiefs make their plea to the President to restore some of the land fraudulently taken from them by the Treaty of Fort Stanwix.
February 10, 1800 Secretary at War directs the conduct of Indian affairs with Chapin James McHenry Israel Chapin Jr Directs annuity distribution to Indians and the instruction of husbandry techniques to Indians. Discussed Treaty of Kanandaigua and mentioned Genesee Treaty between Seneca Nation and U.S.. Advised Chapin that he is not to exceed the stipend allotted to the Indians, despite their request for additional provisions.
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...
October 11, 1798 Secretary at War directs the conduct of Indian affairs with Chapin James McHenry Israel Chapin Jr Letter, discusses Genesee Treaty; discusses investment banking re Seneca money; discusses Indians.
December 30, 1785 Report on the proceedings at Treaty of Hopewell Benjamin Hawkins Charles Thomson Hawkins and Pickens report on the treaty proceedings at Hopewell with the Cherokees and Treaty talks with the Creeks. Refers to Creek leader Alexander McGillivray, a half breed with strong connections with the British and Spanish. Regarding Treaty at Hopewell, points out the protests by commissioners from North Carolina and Georgia. Reports on events in December, following Treaty at Hopewell....
June 7, 1793 Enclosed List of Sundry Articles, Indian Relations Isaac Craig Henry Knox Enclosed list of sundry articles that must be purchase along with letter from Quartermaster General specifying the need to purchase items. Mentioned Seneca Indians at Niagara, desire for for treaty.
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.
February 8, 1791 Knox's Speech to the Seneca Chiefs Henry Knox Seneca Chiefs Knox responds to the Seneca Chiefs' speech of 2/7/1791 with assurances that an interpreter will be appointed, men will be sent to teach the Indians the principles of husbandry, and provisions will be made for educating Seneca children.
January 10, 1798 Captain Chapin discusses Indian affairs with Secretary at War Israel Chapin Jr James McHenry Letter, informs re distribution of annuity money; discusses Seneca Indians and village populations.
March 10, 1791 A Warning to the Seneca Nation Henry Knox Seneca Chiefs Reminds the leaders and warriors of the Seneca and other of the Six Nations that the United States desires to live peaceably with the Indians in the Western Territories and requests that they accept Colonel Procter as emissary. They are also told that hostility will be meted out in kind.
March 20, 1800 Regarding punishment of Captain Davis Charles Cotesworth Pinckney James McHenry Discussion on legal issues and punishment of Captain Davis regarding unspecified offenses. States that President Adams will not be inattentive to the maxim of Seneca. By the "maxim of Seneca," the author invokes the Latin phrase "let justice be done though the heavens fall."
January 10, 1786 Articles of a Treaty with the Chickasaw Nation Treaty Treaty Treaty concluded at Hopewell, on the Keowee, near Seneca Old Town, between Commissioners Plenipotentiary of the United States of America and the Chickasaw Nation. 11 Articles.
January 18, 1794 Supplement: Truce with Indians, and Considerations of Possible Treaty Anthony Wayne Henry Knox Supplement to prior letter of same date; Wayne laments the arrival of the Indians' truce flag, as he was set to seize Girtystown (now St. Mary's Ohio), in the center of the hostile tribes' region, but says he could not refuse the gesture. Truce of three days set, will not advance for that period. Considers merits of two possible treaty sites, Picquetown or Grand Glaize. Asks for instructions,...
February 7, 1791 Gratitude to the Great Councillor Seneca Chiefs [not available] Cornplanter and the other Seneca chiefs express their gratitude to the "Great Councillor" for his peaceful intentions and the presents and other benefits provided to them by the United States.
April 27, 1787 Concerning Indians and the Seneca Nation William Butler Josiah Harmar Col. Butler writes to Col. Harmar on Indian Chiefs and the Seneca nation. The Congress has declared Harmar to be the commanding officers, find Captain Heart, and build a fort at Venango.
May 16, 1798 Secretary at War addresses the Seneka Nation James McHenry [not available] Speech, mentions Bank of the United States; discusses sale of Seneca lands.
December 1, 1790 The speech of the Cornplanter, Half-Town, and the Great-Tree, Chiefs and Councillors of the Seneca nation, to the Great Councillor of the Thirteen Fires. Cornplanter, Chief of the Senecas [not available] Refers to Washington as the town destroyer. Wish to open their hearts. Mention Treaty of Fort Stanwix. Mentions the resentment toward Six Nations for supporting British during Revolutionary War. Refers to past broken promises regarding treaty lines drawn by Commissioners. Mention John Livingston and Mr. Phelps and dubious land claims and threats of war. Phelps never paid what he promised. Indians...
June 13, 1794 Travel of Troops, Seneca Attacks Isaac Craig Henry Knox Unknown arrival date of Capt. Heath's detachment from Winchester. Attacks of Seneca Indians on troops at Fort Franklin prompted request for reinforcements. Enclosed depositions on Indian attacks.