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Date Title Author Recipient Summary
May 14, 1791 Washington Should Hold Back His Warriors Farmer Brother the King [not available] Farmer Brother entreats the Americans to distinguish between those Indians, like the Six Nations, who want peace and the bad Indians who want war. If the Americans will delay their attacks, he pledges to try to convince the warlike Indians to accept peace.
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.
April 10, 1792 Indian Alliance Against the Americans Daniel Thornbury General James Robertson In his deposition to James Robertson, Daniel Thornbury describes, among other events, the attempt by the Creeks to form an alliance with the Chickasaws and Choctaws to fight the Americans.
October 29, 1787 Report from French Creek Jonathan Heart Henry Knox Heart gives his report on the events occurring in the vicinity of French Creek with particular emphasis on the activities of the local tribes who are anxious to continue trading with Americans.
July 20, 1799 Certificate of John Dyer Mercier John Halsted [not available] Certificate respecting John D. Mercier, formerly of Canada, asserting that he was a successful merchant in Canada before siding with the Americans during the revolution.
October 4, 1796 Articles Very Necessary for the Indians, Etc. Israel Chapin Jr Samuel Hodgdon Among other concerns, Chapin mentions a quantity of powder and lead that is to be forwarded to his post. So far he has received some powder and flints but no lead. He hopes that they will not fail to arrive since they are articles needed by the Indians to go and pursue game. He is reassured that the Americans and English appear to be harmony at his quarter.
June 16, 1797 Letter from Chief Joseph Brandt Captain Joseph Brant [not available] Letter, mentions French efforts to turn Indians against British and Americans.
November 16, 1796 Pledges Allegiance to Warriors; Refers to work with British and Americans [not available] [not available] Refers to battles fought. Reports on new relationships with Whites, including false agents. Also fought for the British and worked with British Superintendent of Indian Affairs. Can produce testimonial from the Americans. Pledges allegiance to his true brethren, Indian warriors.
October 19, 1797 French attitudes toward Americans during the Quasi-War Timothy Pickering James McHenry Secretary of State Timothy Pickering expresses regret to Secretary of War James McHenry that his letter was prematurely published by the Pittsburgh newspaper. Pickering then reports that a source close to him has said that because the French government has gone as far as dragging effigies of John Adams in the streets, many of the French people understand that the Americans are in the right and...
September 17, 1794 Indian chiefs discouraged from alliance with Americans Henry Knox Anthony Wayne Secretary Knox provides Major General Anthony Wayne information about talks between two Indian tribes along the Miami River. The one tribe, which is preparing to open diplomatic relations with the United States, has been requested by the other tribe to refrain from doing so, insisting that they "must not believe the Americans, for they only wish to decoy us into a snare, with their fine speeches...
November 24, 1795 Legal inquiry regarding incursions into Spanish territory in Florida Timothy Pickering William Rawle Some Spanish subjects, along with Americans from Georgia made expedition into Florida, took a Spanish fort, killed Spanish soldiers, stole property. Spanish government has complained. Asks questions regarding the nature of punishment; what to do about the Spanish subjects in Georgia; what instructions to give the military commander in Georgia if he finds the offenders.
July 22, 1797 Chickasaw chief's response to white encroachment James McHenry John Adams Transcribes a discussion between a Chickasaw chief and American. The chief insists that his people are aware that whites will stop at nothing to take their lands and reminds the American that they remember the terms of past treaties. The Chickasaw then says that he has been informed by Spanish Louisiana Governo Gayoso that Americans want to take possession of their lands and demands an answer to...
November 1796 On Breaking Alliance with British, and Establishing Friendship with United States Blue Jacket Chief of the Shawnees President of the United States Indian chief Blue Jacket, of the Shawnees, relates how he and his people once fought for the British, having been urged to do so by them; now cites deception by the British and wishes only friendship with the Americans. Submits a testimonial of friendship with the English king; now states that he will throw that one away in return for a similar document from the U.S. President.
June 14, 1792 Bowles is a Mere Tool of Other Persons Governor Quesada James Seagrove Governor Quesada thanks Seagrove for keeping him informed of events that may be of concern to the Spanish. He is convinced that Bowles and others have attempted to turn the Indians against the Spanish and the Americans, although he believes Bowles is not acting on his own but is being controlled by others.
May 21, 1791 We Are Neither on One Side or the Other Young King of the Six Nations [not available] The Young King stakes out a position of neutrality between the British and the Americans and intends to send representatives to the treaty at Painted Post where the American will try to reach a peaceful settlement with the western tribes.
August 6, 1792 Accounts of Capture by Indians & Rumor of Indian Attack on Detroit Anthony Wayne Henry Knox The letter begins by informing Knox that it is certain that Indians killed Colonel Harding and Major Truman. Two men who were taken prisoner by the Indians provide an account of how the men lost their lives. There is also a report that a Simon Girty left with four hundred Indians and is planning an attack on the Americans in Detroit.
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.
June 18, 1794 Proceedings of the Six Nations at Buffalo creek Chiefs Six Nations Unknown Recipient Proceedings of a Council holden at Buffalo creek, by the Six Nations of Indians. The principal attendees included sachems, chiefs, and warriors of the Six Nations, along with General Israel Chapin and some interpreters. The Indians lodge a complaint against the injustice of some of the actions of militant Americans upon their people and lands. "We are in distress," one of them said, "A number of...
August 9, 1790 Ogden discusses Indian affairs with Knox Samuel Ogden Henry Knox Letter, discusses Indian delegation.
October 26, 1797 Evidence of foreign interference to excite Indian hostility James McHenry [not available] Memorandum containing evidence from the last few months of foreign interference in order to excite Indian hostility against Americans, particularly on the part of the Spanish - in clear of violation of Pinckney's Treaty. Surprise attacks and the arming of Indians are common themes.
June 29, 1798 The Prospect of War, Etc. Samuel Hodgdon John Wilkins, Jr. Among sundry supply matters, Hodgdon discusses the prospect of war [with France} and hopes that Americans will conduct themselves like men determined to be free.
December 25, 1792 Speech of the Cornplanter & New Arrow to General Wayne Cornplanter & New Arrow Anthony Wayne New Arrow and Cornplanter discuss their mission to convince the Western Indians to meet with representatives of the United States so as to reach a peaceful settlement of the differences between the Indians and the Americans. The Western Indians point out that they were on the American continent first and consider the whites their children.
December 16, 1796 Choctaw Chiefs' Objections to U.S. Encroachment Chiefs of the Chickasaw Nation James McHenry Wishes to renew friendship with U.S., and profess that the Choctaw have never broken any faith with the Americans. Discusses the exact parameters of the boundary of Choctaw land, asks that the U.S. honor its promises to keep whites out of Choctaw country, and to respect the integrity of the country by not setting up a garrison at Chickasaw Bluffs. Another chief speaks to remind the Americans of...
April 4, 1798 Enclosed Letter Edward Price James McHenry Enclosed correspondence of Col. Hawkins regarding the personal store of Mr. Bi[annant] on Indian territory.
January 5, 1799 Receipt of David Berry David Berry [not available] Payment for delivering dispatches to Commander-in-Chief of Western Army.