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Date Title Author Recipient Summary
September 12, 1789 Major Doughty Suggests Spot for Headquarters on the Big Miami Josiah Harmar Henry Knox Received notice that Major Doughty arrived at Little Miami and will go to Big Miami. Suggests location for headquarters opposite Vicking River with never failing springs.
August 12, 1793 Journal entry: decision by Federal Commissioners to proceed without delay to Miami River Federal Commissioners Treaty at Sandusky Captain Henry Ford Commissioners have received no information from the Indian Council at rapids of Miami and have decided to proceed to Miami bay or river in order to communicate and receive an answer. Captain Ford, commander of vessel Dunmore, contacted by letter.
August 1, 1793 Commissioners Clarifying Misunderstanding Commissioners for Indian Affairs in the Northern Department [not available] Commissioners announced they would anxiously wait for reply from Council at Rapids of the Miami River.
August 8, 1793 Journal entry regarding disposition of proceedings of Indian Council at Miami relative to peace and war Federal Commissioners Treaty at Sandusky [not available] Captain Hendrick's men report that the Indian Council at Miami is for peace, with exception of Shawanese, Wyandots, Miamis and Delawares, who eventually yielded to the peaceful opinions of others. Commissioners should receive invitation from confederated nations to meet council at mouth of Miami River this week
November 25, 1792 "Ordering the Original Survey of Lands in the Ohio" Alexander Hamilton Israel Ludlow "The said tract shall extend from the mouth of the Miami to the mouth of the Little Miami and be founded by the river Ohio on the South...that the President reserves to the U.S. sucn lands at or near Fort Washington."
April 19, 1796 Issue of Bread and Whiskey to Miami Indians [not available] [not available] Wilkinson requests bread and whiskey for the Miami Indians.
October 26, 1788 Indian intelligence report, council at Miami and role played by Joseph Brant Arthur St. Clair Henry Knox Discusses council at Miami and the role of Brant in these discussions. Brant seems to have recommended peace, which is a matter of dissatisfaction for the western Indians. A surveyor named John Filson was killed by Indians.
November 25, 1792 Escort Ordered for Surveyor in Lands Bought from Miami Indians Henry Knox Anthony Wayne Congress has authorized a survey of the lands bought from the Miami Indians and Knox orders Wayne to provide an escort for the appointed surveyor.
August 21, 1794 American troops near British post along Miami Anthony Wayne William Campbell Major General Anthony Wayne responds to Major William Campbell (British commander of the fort along the banks of the Miami), who inquired upon why the U.S. is amassing troops nearby. Wayne points to the supposed Indian threat.
August 22, 1794 British post at the Miami William Campbell Anthony Wayne Major William Campbell, commander of the allegedly illegal British post along the Miami, responds to Major General Anthony Wayne's order to evacuate by stating that they have no intention to do so.
July 9, 1794 Deposition of Peter Tuttle Peter Tuttle Unknown Recipient Detailed account of the capture and release of Peter Tuttle and other information pertaining to the British fort on the Miami River.
March 8, 1791 St. Clair Warns the Wyandots about the Shawnee and Miami Arthur St. Clair Tarhe St. Clair recounts to the Half King and the chiefs of the Wyandot Indians the hostile attitude of the Shawnee and Miami Indians toward the United States and recommends Colonel Thomas Procter as emissary.
June 7, 1794 Examination of two Pattawatamies Alexander Gibson Unknown Recipient Examination of two Pattawatamies, captured by Captain Alexander Gibson, on the north side of the Miami of the Lake; Discusses the British and various Indian tribes, with their relationships with the American nation.
January 4, 1792 Request for escort to accompany survey of Miami Purchase Israel Ludlow Samuel Hodgdon Ludlow informed Hodgdon that he made application to the Commandant of troops at Fort Washington, conformable to instructions from Secretary of Treasury, for an escort to accompany him while on survey of lands from Miami Purchase, also known as Symmes Purchase, located in what is now Southwestern Ohio, along the Ohio River. The survey would be conducted with the aid of woodsmen who would act as...
August 22, 1794 British post at the Miami William Campbell Anthony Wayne Major William Campbell, commander of an allegedly illegal British fort along the banks of the Miami, responds to Major General Anthony Wayne's assertion that the erection of the post was an act of hostility and aggression. States that he does not want conflict with the United States, but that Wayne's letter was insulting to the British flag and King.
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...
May 5, 1792 Survey of the Ohio & the Miami Purchases Israel Ludlow Alexander Hamilton Surveyor Israel Ludlow describes for Hamilton the travails of his attempts to survey the Ohio and Miami Companies and the danger and suffering that were involved.
January 21, 1794 Treaty Between United States and Delaware, Shawnee, and Miami Nations Anthony Wayne [not available] Wayne addressed all chiefs of the three nations and accepted their hands in friendship and peace. Warrior Chiefs accept peace treaty.
June 17, 1792 Movement and Intentions of the Miami Indians John Francis Hamtramck Henry Knox Reports on the situation at his post and gives the latest information on the movement and intentions of Miami Indians and his contacts and negotiations with the Indians
November 12, 1794 Miami Villages Anthony Wayne Henry Knox Letter to the Secretary of War regarding the Miami Villages and other issues relating to hostile Indians in the West.
1794 Extracted letter Henry Knox Anthony Wayne Extract, discusses elements of Wayne's campaign.
August 12, 1799 Requests Information about Clothing Shipment; Land on Little Miami Samuel Hodgdon Return Jonathan Meigs Has heard that Meigs has retired as Clothier for the Army, but has received no official word. Requests information about retirement and business as it stands. Asks about quantity of clothing sent to Fort Massac as a deposit for special needs; requests information about how shipment was dispersed. Hodgdon and Pickering own land on the Little Miami, surveyed by Col. Anderson. Requests information.
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.
August 20, 1794 Sketch of the ground at the Rapids of the Miami of the Lake, showing the position of General Wayne's Army previous to and after the Action of 20 August 1794 [not available] [not available] Sketch of the ground at the Rapids of the Miami of the Lake, showing the position of General Wayne's Army previous to and after the Battle of Fallen Timbers, on 20 August 1794.
August 14, 1793 No Answer from the Indians Has Arrived Benjamin Lincoln Colonel Alexander McKee Commissioners Lincoln, Randolph, and Pickering express their disappointment that they have yet to receive an answer from the deputation of Indian Nations in response to the Commissioners' speech at the rapids of the Miami. They request McKee's assistance in prodding the Indians to produce an answer.