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1791 Order of Battle, march and encampment of the Army of the United States under Major General Arthur St. Clair during the campaign of 1791 Winthrop Sargent [not available] Order of Battle, march and encampment of the Army of the United States under Major General Arthur St. Clair during the campaign of 1791.
May 25, 1795 Account of Zadock McNew, Indian Interpreter William Simmons Timothy Pickering William Simmons certifies that the sum of $77.66 is due Zadock McNew, Indian Interpreter, being the balance of his account acting as a Guide and Interpreter to General Charles Scott on his expedition to the Wabash from June to September 1791.
November 4, 1791 Sketch by Colonel Sargent, Adjutant General, of St. Clair's plan of encampment and subsequent retreat on 4 November 1791 at Battle of Wabash River Winthrop Sargent [not available] Sketch was made by Colonel Winthrop Sargent, Adjutant General under General Arthur St. Clair. It shows the disposition of forces during the defeat of St Clair's Army by Miami and Shawnee Indians. Because both commanding generals Butler and St. Clair were sick on the day of the battle, Sargent was in charge of supervising the encampment. Sargent was later wounded during the battle. Sketch depicts...
March 20, 1798 Certification of payments; account of Captain Donald G. Mitchell William Simmons James McHenry Certification that $740.22 is due Captain Donald G. Mitchell of the Corps of Artillerists and Engineers, being the balance of his expenses for himself, Little Turtle, Indian Chief of the Miami Nation, and his Interpreter William Wells traveling from Pittsburgh to Philadelphia, and residing there, and from Philadelphia to Detroit and returning to Pittsburgh.
November 8, 1792 Peace with the Wabash and Illinois Indians Henry Knox United States Senate Knox informs the Senate that a treaty of peace has been reached with sundry tribes of the Wabash and Illinois Indians and sixteen Wabash chiefs are due to arrive soon in Philadelphia
March 14, 1792 Articles of Agreement with the tribes of Indians on the Wabash John Francis Hamtramck [not available] This document is an articulation of points of agreement that were voted on and passed at Fort Knox between Major Hamtramck and the Chiefs of the tribes on the Wabash. A provisional article contained in this document places a demand on the tribes of the Wabash to bring the Kickapoo into negotiations with the United States or the Wabash Indians must participate in forcing the Kickapoo from the...
1792 Payment for St. Clair's horses killed during the Expedition of November 4, 1792 [not available] Arthur St. Clair General Arthur St. Clair documents the horses killed during the fighting with the Indians of November 4th, 1792. Three horses killed were his private property. Losses amounted to $600. One horse was killed under him. Another was killed as the servant brought him up to mount. Third was killed under one of his aides. A fourth was killed, but it belonged to the public.
April 4, 1794 Instructions for Treaty with Northwest Indians Henry Knox Anthony Wayne Instructions to Major General Anthony Wayne for holding a treaty with the Northwestern Indians and form of the Treaty. Based on Wayne's communication of 18 January, Knox notes that a treaty may be possible if Indian overtures are sincere, and Wayne's conditions of delivering prisoners and recalling war parties can be met.
March 9, 1792 Authorization of President for Expedition to Frontier Henry Knox Charles Scott Request for adequate assistance to those on the frontier for protection against hostile Indians laid before Congress. AUTHORIZATION OF PRESIDENT for expedition to ascertain environment and possibility of capturing Indians from settlements on the Wabash River. Conditions for expedition laid out in detail.
January 27, 1800 Appropriate Response to Indian Plunder Arthur St. Clair James McHenry Mr. Smith wrote St. Clair requesting partial stoppage to the annuity due the Potowatamie Indians because of their assault on him while he descended the Wabash River. If the Indians do not provide adequate compensation, St. Clair asks for orders on how to proceed.
July 21, 1792 Request for pay for men despite records lost during St Clair defeat Lieutenant Colonel Henry Carberry Joseph Howell Carbery asks that his men be paid, despite records lost during the St Clair defeat on 4 November 1791. States that Major Henry Gaither can provide any information required.
July 26, 1792 Hopes of Peace Vested in Indian Chief Rufus Putnam Henry Knox Notification that copies of speech sent to various tribes via Maj. Hamtramck. Discussed influence of Kaweahatta, great Indian chief, over Wabash tribal politics and possibility of his influence in securing council with Shawnese.
June 14, 1789 Estimate of the Expense of the Treaty [not available] Henry Knox Estimate of the expense with which a treaty with the Indians of the Wabash and Miami rivers would probably be attended. Numbers supposed to be between 1200 to 1500 men.
March 9, 1791 Petition to Raise a Military Force in Kentucky Henry Knox Charles Scott Knox requests Scott raise a military force in Kentucky for an expedition against the Miami and Wea Indians along the Wabash River and provides detailed instructions on how to organize the militia and accomplish the task.
March 19, 1795 Speech to Wabash Indians Anthony Wayne [not available] Speech to the Wabash Indians.
August 16, 1790 President Washington's guidance for dictating peace with Indians on Ouabache [Wabash] River Arthur St. Clair Major General Richard Butler President Washington has said that peace with the Indians on the Ouabache can only begin with a cessation of hostilities. If hostilities continue, Butler is authorized to call on the Lieutenants of the counties of Virginia and Pennsylvania for detachments of militia. Commanding officer of troops General Harmar, and St. Clair have a plan for offensive operations. Calls upon Butler for sixty men to...
September 14, 1789 Regarding Constant Hostilities Between Indians who Live on Wabash River and People of Kentucky Arthur St. Clair George Washington Regarding constant hostilities between Indians who live on Wabash River and people of Kentucky: it must be considered by the government of Western Territory. Requests that Washington take matter into consideration and asks for orders based on what is though proper. Kentucky people will likely retaliate and this will undermine the government's treaty efforts. Makes inquiry regarding the calling up...
January 18, 1794 Indian Flag of Truce, and Suspicions Thereof Anthony Wayne Henry Knox Wayne Informs Knox that the Indians have sent in a flag of truce, which he believes is due to the seizure of St. Clair's field and the approach to Grand Glaize. Doubts the overture is sincere, believing the Indians may just be stalling for time to remove their women and children, store winter provisions, and scout Wayne's camp -- but accepts the necessity of losing this opportunity for a quick...
July 11, 1792 Request for money from John Reed, veteran of St. Clair expedition John Reed Joseph Howell Reed laments that from the fate of 4 November 1791 [St Clair defeat], he has lost his clothing and was wounded. He is in a strange country, with no settlements and no friends to help. Mr Hunt has given some assistance. Reed asks for money. He is at a loss whether the drafts given him will exceed the pay due for his service while in the levies.
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.
August 9, 1792 [Extract] Speech Regarding Peace John Francis Hamtramck Rufus Putnam Speech to Wabash Indians was delivered to Wabash and Pottawatomie nations. Indians appear to be pleased with message, peace council could draw many nations. Rations to be provided by U.S.
April 4, 1792 Speech to the Indians on Peace Henry Knox [not available] Additional attempt at peace after the failure of Colonel Proctors mission for peace last year. President requests presence of chiefs in Philadelphia to discuss peace.
February 24, 1796 News from Fort Wayne John Francis Hamtramck James Wilkinson Major Hamtramck reports on current affairs at Fort Wayne, and adds that Major Henfrer is headed down the Wabash River to visit various Indian nations. Encloses returns of the garrison, and some wampum, to General Wilkinson.
November 28, 1785 Old Tassel's Map of Cherokee territorial claims The Tassel [not available] This document is a copy of the map drawn by Old Tassel to support Cherokee territorial claims at the Hopewell Treaty.
July 8, 1790 Report from St. Clair about Failure to Achieve Peace with the Wabash; Seeks Militia Harry Innes Henry Knox Report from Governor St. Clair of failure to produce peace with the Wabash. Requests permission for authority to raise militias for protection based on orders from the President.