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Date Title Author Recipient Summary
July 30, 1791 Establishment of a Post on Bear Creek Alexander McGillivray Henry Knox McGillivray warns that the establishment of a post on Bear Creek would antagonize the Indians since they would see it as the start of many ew settlements by the Georgia company.
June 26, 1798 Land Allocation from Treaty with Oneida Tribe Joseph Hopkinson Timothy Pickering Pickering relayed the desires of the Oneida tribe to allocate land to the Northern Missionary Society and Mr. Chapin, superintendent of Indian affairs.
January 5, 1789 Captain McLane accounts Joseph Howell Captain Allen McLane Encloses statement of McLane's account. Asks about the status of two Bear Skins; whether they were appropriated to private or public use.
January 3, 1791 Recommendation from Chiefs of the Stockbridge Tribe. Stockbridge Tribal Chiefs [not available] The Chiefs of the Stockbridge tribe of Indians seek relief from the State of New York.
April 26, 1795 Letter from John Sergeant to Secretary of War Timothy Pickering on the claims of the Nimham Tribe, purchase of Oneida lands and setting out for New Stockbridge New York John Sergeant Jr. Timothy Pickering From John Sergeant, missionary to the Stockbridge Indians, to Timothy Pickering Secretary of War. He discusses pamphlet of the Nimham tribe claiming lands in New York, which he cannot find. Asks who will be the commissioner to make treaty with Indians in upcoming summer. Says that [Captain] Hendricks will attend and will want instructions. He mentions that State of New York has appointed new...
July 4, 1795 Supply of Troops and Discussion of Treaty with Great Britain Timothy Pickering Anthony Wayne Transmitted letter pertaining to family of officer held prisoner by Indian tribe. Enclosed copy of newspaper containing treaty negotiated with British by Mr. Jay. Chickasaw and Chocktaw chiefs arrived at War Office seeking protection from Creek Nation and possibly seeking supplies from U.S. government. Discussed usability of hats provided by military for troops, has submitted for additional...
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...
December 31, 1789 Statement of $20,000 Appropriated by Congress Henry Knox [not available] Statement of $20,000 appropriated by Congress on the 20th August, 1789, for the expense of negotiations with the Indian tribes. Monies expended by the commissioners, by superintendent of Northern Department for George M. White Eyes, an Indian youth of the Delaware tribe, in order to return to his country, having been educated at the expense of United States.
August 13, 1793 Ownership of Land West of the Ohio River Chiefs and Warriors Council of Indian Nations at Rapids of Miami River Commissioners Official document from Confederacy of Indian Nations. Land ceded by a few chiefs of the Confederacy did not validate the U.S. claims to the land west of the Ohio River. Indians will not sell their lands, instead they tell the U.S. to give the money to the poor settlers so they can move off the land.
April 11, 1793 Report of Indian tribe Land Deeds in New York and Pennsylvania George Clinton [not available] From the Governor of New York, report of Indian tribe Land Deeds, New York and Pennsylvania.
March 16, 1793 News of Cornplanter, Recruiters, New Ensigns, Pay, and Commissions Henry Knox Anthony Wayne The Cornplanter may be on his way to Legionville. Those recruiting officers who can be spared will be ordered to join the Legion. Newly appointed ensigns are not ready to join the Legion but may be able to do so in two months. One month's pay is being forwarded as well as the commissions for the officers.
February 27, 1798 Oneida Intent to Sell Land Claim in New York, Appointment of Commissioners John Jay Jonathan Taylor Declaration of Oneida tribe to sell land claim with the caveat that they retain use of some of the land. Jay appointed Egbert Benson, Simeon De Witt, and John Taylor to confer with the chiefs to determine Indian land claims.
August 1, 1793 Savages Against Savages William Blount Henry Knox Governor Blount and General Pickens discuss the implications of building a post at the mouth of the Bear Creek which may help to cut off water communication between the northern and southern Indians. They mention the benefits that may incur by enlisting the Chickasaws and Choctaws in the war against the Creeks who might be joined by the Cherokees.
March 6, 1798 Concerning galleys and peace with the Miami tribe James McHenry James Wilkinson Encourages Wilkinson to reprimand the officer responsible for leaking orders to the Pittsburgh Gazette, who promptly published them without the army's consent. Informs Wilkinson that it is desirable that the 24 pounders for galleys on the Mississippi be employed and their carriages completed as soon as possible. Concludes letter with a mention of Little Turtle - chief of the Miami tribe - and...
1796 Conference with Cheroenhaka James McHenry [not available] Lists supplies, etc.
January 28, 1800 Reports Indian Affairs; Tribute to Washington David Henley James McHenry Reports that late account of Creeks killing 2 Chickasaws is false. Seve Collbert half-breed, has come to purchase a boat in preparation to settle at Bear Creek. According to instructions, plans to purchase rifle for Son of Apoemingo. Encloses copy of Mr. Hawkins's letter, who returned saddles stolen by the Creeks and taken by Capt. Butler at Tellico. Reports about houses will come shortly....
August 15, 1800 Colors for Regiments and Battalions Christian Gallagher John Harris The bearer will deliver two regiments' and one battalion's colors. The three remaining battalions' colors will be delivered soon not being sufficiently dry to bear rolling. Colonel Hodgdon should be informed of these matters.
December 23, 1790 Proctor invites Knox to ceremony for the President Thomas Procter Henry Knox Letter, asks for attendance of New Years Day ceremony.
November 26, 1799 Conspiracy to Get Rid of Me Joseph Perkin Samuel Hodgdon Perkins discusses a man who looked upon him with an evil eye and influenced another man named Small to bear false witness against him. He asserts that this was the man's way of getting rid of him and Perkins requests an investigation into the situation.
May 7, 1795 Indian Treaty, British Relations, Deceit Timothy Pickering Anthony Wayne Noted submission of letters and a treaty which he seemed to meet his approval. President advised that Wayne remain on his guard for a large contingency of Indians Mentioned the treachery of Pontiac towards the British. Discussed providing clothing to Indians, but will not provide Commissions to the Chiefs. Discussed the intervention of Lord Dorchester in controlling the Irish priest E. Burke.
April 7, 1800 Intimation of Mrs. Adams Alexander Hamilton James McHenry Hamilton will bear in mind Abigail Adams' request regarding the transfer of the 12th Regiment and shall fulfill her wish so long as it is not incompatible with the good of the service.
June 7, 1796 A Talk from the Mad Dog to the Chickasaw Nation Mad Dog [not available] Talks received with happy hearts, Mad Dog's tribe now sends its strength to the Chickasaws.
March 9, 1793 Chief Cornplanter's visit to Philadelphia Henry Knox Isaac Craig Secretary Knox is glad to learn that Doctor Carmichael arrived safe with money. Also sorry that Cornplanter will not visit Philadelphia as if disaffected with United States. Says this idea is unfortunate. Senecas residing at Buffalo Creek were offended by his former visit as unauthorized by council, and prohibited his visit.
April 22, 1791 Letter from the Reverend Samuel Kirkland to Secretary of War Henry Knox on prospects for war with Western Tribes; the just designs of Congress regarding the Indians; a proposal to send delegation led by Captain Henrick and a Stockbridge Chief Reverend Samuel Kirkland Henry Knox Kirkland recounts his visit to Philadelphia and his discussions with Knox on reaching an accommodation with the Western Indians; he ascribes part of the problem to unprincipled traders and ignorance regarding congress' intent to do justice to the Indians. Discusses idea of Indian leaders visiting Congress, an idea generated by Cornplanter, who believed that the voice of congress would never...
September 18, 1792 Speech to the Eel River and Weyes Indians Rufus Putnam [not available] Notification that friends and relations (possibly held prisoner) will be returned due to news that tribes signed agreement with Maj. Hamtramck. Chief that died while in U.S. care was buried with honor and respect.