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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...
May 17, 1794 Governor Simcoe of Upper Canada John Stagg Henry Knox The chief clerk of the War Office notifies the Secretary of War that the Lieutenant Governor of Upper Canada, John Graves Simcoe, has gone from Niagara to the foot of the Rapids to assist in the building of a fort there.
July 7, 1793 Remarks from Captain Brant in the name of the Deputies, addressed to Governor Colonel Simcoe Captain Joseph Brant [not available] N.B. at the Council held at Niagara, before the arrival of the Federal Commissioners, Captain Brant spoke with Upper Canada Governor Colonel Simcoe. Brant gives greetings and expresses peaceful intentions and presents Wampum. Simcoe remarked that he was happy to see them well, and as the commissioners wished to meet the Indians in Simcoe's presence, he should be glad to hear what they have to...
December 29, 1792 Agent to Canada Alexander Hamilton George Hammond Secretary Hamilton writes that supplies are to be procured through upper Canada. Agent to be sent to negotiate contracts for supplies for the purpose of obtaining a treaty with the government. Includes copy of speech from John Graves Simcoe to General Council of Indian Nations.
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...
July 5, 1793 Indian Speech to Commissioners Chiefs of Wabash and Illinois Tribes Federal Commissioners Treaty at Sandusky Indians apologized and provided reasoning for not meeting commissioners at Sandusky, requested to meet with "Governor of this Province" (John Graves Simcoe) at Niagara for negotiations.
May 30, 1794 Expedition against hostile Indians Anthony Wayne Henry Knox Letter to the Secretary of War concerning hostile Indians in the Northwest Territory, particularly those assembled at Roche de Bout at the foot of the Rapids of the Miami of the Lake. Mentions Governor John Graves Simcoe of Upper Canada, who is commanding a force in support of the tribes.
February 9, 1795 Summary of Speech's deliver'd by Blue Jacket & Meamymsecat two Shawnoe & Tetboxkiaka - a Delaware Chief at Greene Ville to Major General Wayne on the 8th & 9th Feby 1795. Blue Jacket [not available] Indians heard speech of A.Wayne, pleased with what was said regarding peace. Thanks for revealing true character of Gov. Simcoe, expressed hope no Indians would listen to him again. Details of treaty and prisoner exchange discussed. Details on receiving war belt from Brant c/o Gov. Simcoe to insight violence between Six Nations, the Delaware Nation, and the U.S.
August 26, 1795 Pickering asks Chapin to send copy of treaty Timothy Pickering Israel Chapin Jr Letter, directs Chapin to forward treaty ratification; encloses treaty ratification; alludes to Jay's Treaty.
July 5, 1793 Commissioner's Notes on Treaty Proceedings Commissioners of the United States [not available] Before arrival of commissioners at the council house from Navy Hall, while waiting for them, Captain Brandt spoke. He noted that it was agreed at the Rapids [of Miami River] that Indians should come and meet the commissioners in their father's presence, presumably John Graves Simcoe. Thanks to Great Spirit for making meeting possible. Mentions an inclination to do what is right and just. Makes...
February 28, 1793 Relations with British in Canada Henry Knox William Hull Secretary Knox discusses treaty proceedings and the error in designating the place of treaty, attributable to interpreter error. Mentions Canada Governor Simcoe and his passage of the United States Commissioners from Niagara to Sandusky. Advises to keep the peace with the British in Canada. States "the United States are at perfect peace with the British Government."
November 3, 1794 Hostile Indians crossing Mississippi Thomas Pasteur Anthony Wayne Captain Thomas Pasteur writes Major General Anthony Wayne that he has been informed by the Kaskaskias that hostile Indians are crossing the Mississippi River every day. Copies a handbill from the British recruiting volunteers for Governor John Graves Simcoe of Upper Canada.
1794 Indians in Canada and the Northwest Anthony Wayne Henry Knox General Wayne reports that Lieutenant Governor John Graves Simcoe of Upper Canada has arrived with Colonel McKee and Captain Brandt at Fort Miami, at the foot of the Rapids. Brandt reportedly had 100 Indians with him, including Mohawks.
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.
July 10, 1793 Indians' Diversionary Tactics Anthony Wayne Henry Knox Wayne frets that a confederacy of southern and northern Indians is forming to enforce the Indians' boundary demands. Meanwhile the treaty negotiations are merely a diversion while the Indians prepare for war.
October 4, 1794 [No. 34] Apprehension of Man Under O'Hara's Employ John Stagg Isaac Craig Enclosed in confidence, an extract of a letter from Gen. Wayne regarding Robert Newman of Kentucky. Newman stated to Col. Hamilton that he was captured by Indians near Niagara, but allowed to return home by Gov. Simcoe by way of Philadelphia. Hodgdon advanced Newman $20. By order of the President, Newman is to be apprehended and put under guard at Fort Washington. The government hoped to...
May 21, 1793 Report of the Commissioners instructed to treat with hostile Indians north of the Ohio Beverley Randolph Henry Knox A preliminary report which highlights the details of the commissioner's travel and accommodations prior to movement to the treaty site at Sandusky. Accommodations are scant; commissioners are lodging at Navy Hall, opposite Niagara with British host Lieutenant Governor of Upper Canada John Graves Simcoe. General Lincoln has yet to arrive. Talks to be delayed about a month [Treaty negotiations...
August 12, 1793 Letter from Federal Commissioners for Sandusky conference to Captain Henry Ford, commanding the Dunmore on the late reply to speech of 31 July 1793 and decision to proceed to the Miami Federal Commissioners Treaty at Sandusky Captain Henry Ford Federal Commissioners lament that they have been waiting twelve days for a reply to their 31 July 1793 letter. Have decided to proceed to the rapids of Miami in order to obtain answer. Therefore request that Captain Henry Ford be prepared to set sail the following morning to the Miami River. In a post script to the journal entry, Captain Ford acknowledged that he was to attend the commissioners,...
October 22, 1796 Speech By Joseph Brant Concerning Indian Lands at Grand River Captain Joseph Brant Claus Entitled "Speech from Captain Jos. Brant to Captain Claus Agent of Indian Affairs for and behalf of the Five nations inhabiting the Grand River, 22 October 1796." Discusses grievances relating to Indian land along the Grand River; apparently after the Revolution the Indians were promised legal protection of their lands there by the British government, which was not given. Accuses the British of...
July 12, 1794 Extract of a Letter from John Jay Concerning U.S.-British Relations John Jay Edmund Randolph Jay stated opinion on Simecoe's "hostile measure" and current negotiations.
July 5, 1793 Council meeting in which the Commissioners of the United States, Colonel Simcoe, military officers and Indians from the council assembled Federal Commissioners Treaty at Sandusky Henry Knox Commissioners report that on 29 June 1793, they embarked at Fort Erie for Sandusky, but winds not favorable and returned. On 30 June, winds still unfavorable; nevertheless commissioners embarked on Schooner Dunmore. On 5 July, Commissioners still detained by unfavorable winds. Vessel arrived from the Miami with Colonel Butler British Superintendent Indian Affairs, and Captain Brant, with fifty...
April 29, 1794 Relations with Six Nations General Israel Chapin Henry Knox Letter from General Chapin to the Secretary of War regarding proceedings with the Six Nations.
June 30, 1794 Information given to the Secretary of War John Goodfellow Henry Knox Summary of events leading up to to the fortification of the Rapids of the Miami River.
December 23, 1794 Reverend Doctor Jones Anthony Wayne Henry Knox Letter from Major General Wayne to the Secretary of War concerning the Reverend Doctor Jones and Isaac Zane.
June 13, 1795 Captain Chapin discusses Indian affairs with Pickering Israel Chapin Jr Timothy Pickering Letter, discusses hostile Western Indians; discusses establishing a peace; mentions Indian reservation.