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January 25, 1794 The Sad Affair of Capt. Big Tree of the Seneca Anthony Wayne Henry Knox Captain Big Tree, the Seneca chief, has committed suicide for unknown reasons; mentions that he was a companion of Cornplanter and New Arrow. Records a speech given by Big Tree at that time, lamenting the death of Gen. Richard Butler (at St. Clair's Defeat), and asking to join the U.S. forces that he may avenge Butler's death. Mentions Big Tree's recent arrival and promise to rally friendly...
July 10, 1793 Helping My Brothers, the Americans Big Tree Anthony Wayne Wayne had promised Big Tree that when he marched against the hostile Indians Big Tree would accompany him. Since the United States is seeking peace with the hostile Nations, Big Tree will join the Six Nations at the treaty as they endeavor to accomplish peace. He will always do whatever is in his power to help his brothers the Americans.
July 26, 1791 Speech to the Northwestern Indians Major General Richard Butler Northwestern Indian Chiefs Speech delivered to the Indians concerning a letter from the Governor of the Northwestern Territory, Arthur St. Clair. Speech delivered by Lieutenant Jeffers and endorsed by Richard Butler.
April 17, 1784 Order to cease cutting wood Samuel Hodgdon William Each Order to cease cutting wood on land belonging to the public and under rent to an officer.
1792 Symbols on the American Medal Rufus Putnam [not available] The author explains to the Indians the symbols on the American medal.
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...
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,...
December 29, 1790 The reply of the President of the United States to the speech of the Cornplanter, Half-Town, and Great-Tree, Chiefs and Councillors of the Seneca nation of Indians. George Washington [not available] Asks that his speech be kept in remembrance of the friendship of the United States. Asks that the miseries of the late war be forgotten. Acknowledges difficulties with sales of land; notes that General Government is only authority for such sales and treaties. Says that John Livingston was not legally authorized to treat; but no evidence that Oliver Phelps defrauded. Mentions the fatherly care...
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...
February 10, 1792 Indian Attacks and Employment of Spies Henry Knox John Jeffers Discussion over attacks from Allegheny Indians. Advised seeking help from Big Tree and other Indians that would defend the U.S. Promised support and supplies from U.S. for all involved. Advised employment of scouts from Fort Franklin to Fort McIntosh with movement to Lake Erie. Request for returns.
October 20, 1789 Census of Six Nations Giving Numbers and Names of Tribes and Heads of Families at Grand River and on the Ohio Reverend Samuel Kirkland [not available] Census, describes Six Nations population; describes Indian population. The total of the Six Nations population is listed at 3665
1791 Copy of a Speech from Major General Butler to the Five Nations. Major General Richard Butler [not available] War Captains Broken Twig and Big Tree want to return to the Five Nations and advise them to consider about the speech by the Governor of the Western Territory. After years of working as Superintendent of Indian Affairs and helping to establish boundary lines and trade, Butler is distressed that the Nations are talking about war. The United States stands by its assertion to protect the Five...
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.
January 9, 1789 Copy of Articles between the Chiefs of the Six Nations of Indians and the Commissioners of Pennsylvania [not available] Chiefs Six Nations Article one states that when articles are signed, said chiefs will execute deed of conveyance to State of Pennsylvania. Article two outlines the boundary lines and states that chiefs will acknowledge soil to be vested to State of Pennsylvania. Article three gives state of Pennsylvania permission to conduct surveys. Article four gives free navigation of rivers to people of State. Article five...
August 1, 1797 Extract: Update on Construction of Frigate Cresent Captain Thomas Thompson James McHenry Thompson is waiting on the carved wood to complete the frigate Crescent. J. Hackett responsible for its construction and completion, agreeable to his contract. Nothing has been neglected in the navy yard.
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.
March 17, 1791 Our Misfortunes Seneca Chiefs George Washington The Seneca Chiefs report the misdeeds that are being perpetrated upon them despite Washington's pledge that they would be able to live safely in peace.
January 16, 1800 Rent Etc. Due J. Seagrove James McHenry William Simmons Paperwork submitted by McHenry show claims of J. Seagrove against U.S. for rent due on lands and buildings occupied by the government. McHenry authorized payment to be rendered to John Ross. Claim reimbursed should not include the expense of pine and cypress trees felled for public use.
October 5, 1796 Pay for acting as agent of the Department William Simmons Daniel Stevens Notifies Stevens that he will receive pay for acting as agent for the War Department in receiving and paying monies.
March 15, 1793 Notes Arrival of List of Promotions, as Well as Cornplanter Anthony Wayne Henry Knox Wayne has received the list of promotions and appointments and has also welcomed the arrival of Corn Planter and other chiefs and warriors. He will endeavor to send them home in good spirits which will require considerable effort and diplomacy.
January 9, 1789 Treaty of Fort Harmar: Between the United States and the Six Nations Arthur St. Clair Chiefs Six Nations Agreement between the United States government and Indian tribes with claims to the Ohio Country. Representatives of the Six Nations, the Wyandot, Delaware, Ottawa, Chippewa, Potawatomi and Sauk met with Arthur St. Clair governor of the Northwest Territory, and other American leaders Josiah Harmar and Richard Butler.
January 19, 1792 Letter from Reverend Samuel Kirkland to Secretary of War Henry Knox from Kanandaique on the Indian delegation to Congress; meeting at house of General Israel Chapin Reverend Samuel Kirkland Henry Knox Written from Kanandaique within 38 miles of Big Tree's Town on the Genesee River, Kirkland reports his arrival with the Oneida Chiefs. Reports of planned meeting at house of General Israel Chapin to acquaint chiefs of his business and express peaceable intentions of Congress and the President of United States General George Washington and readiness of congress to fulfill all promises of Six...
June 12, 1799 Findings of Land Survey for Connecticut Fortifications James McHenry Jonathan Trumbull Connecticut is preparing to cede land to the U.S. for the construction of two forts, Trumbull & Griswold. McHenry transmits the findings of a survey of the land in question, by Captain Decius Wadsworth. The report gives a precise qualitative description of the boundaries of each site; McHenry asks that the land cession now be put in motion.
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.
November 14, 1792 Let the Hatchet Be Buried Governor Edward Telfair Headmen and Warriors of the Cherokee Nation The talk of the Governor of Georgia to the Head-men and Warriors of the Cherokee nation in which he urges the Cherokees to once again seek peace with their white neighbors.