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Date Title Author Recipient Summary
December 29, 1792 Agent to Canada Alexander Hamilton George Hammond Secretary Hamilton writes that supplies are to be procured through upper Canada. Agent to be sent to negotiate contracts for supplies for the purpose of obtaining a treaty with the government. Includes copy of speech from John Graves Simcoe to General Council of Indian Nations.
February 10, 1794 Reply to Seven Villages of Lower Canada Lord Dorchester Chiefs and Warriors of the Indian Nations Lord Dorchester recounts the land disputes of the various Indian tribes and the desire for peace, in a reply to the seven villages of Lower Canada. The Indians were at the Council at Miami River in 1793.
May 17, 1794 Governor Simcoe of Upper Canada John Stagg Henry Knox The chief clerk of the War Office notifies the Secretary of War that the Lieutenant Governor of Upper Canada, John Graves Simcoe, has gone from Niagara to the foot of the Rapids to assist in the building of a fort there.
March 17, 1800 William Torey, A Refugee from Canada Unknown Author [not available] Cover letter regarding William Torrey as a refugee from Canada.
February 28, 1793 Relations with British in Canada Henry Knox William Hull Secretary Knox discusses treaty proceedings and the error in designating the place of treaty, attributable to interpreter error. Mentions Canada Governor Simcoe and his passage of the United States Commissioners from Niagara to Sandusky. Advises to keep the peace with the British in Canada. States "the United States are at perfect peace with the British Government."
November 30, 1799 Claims of Refugees from Canada James McHenry Oliver Wolcott, Jr. Claims and supporting documents of refugees from Canada and Nova Scotia enclosed.
January 18, 1797 Enclosed Copy of Ratification James McHenry John Jay Senate ratification of treaty between New York and the Seven Nations of Canada.
April 12, 1796 Preparedness in the event of war with Canada James McHenry Robert Oliver Secretary McHenry writes Robert Oliver to first ask that his name be kept out of view. The Jay Treaty will be complied with by Great Britain and America compensated for its captured property. There is still, however, the concern that military operations may be necessary against Canada, and McHenry fears that the necessary appropriations by Congress will not be made. McHenry asks if powerful...
February 3, 1787 Certificate of payment John Pierce Unknown Recipient Certifies that Major Timothy Bigelow drew the pay of Jonathan Bauer, a prisoner in Canada, in 1776.
April 15, 1800 Additional Papers James McHenry Oliver Wolcott, Jr. Documents regarding refugees from Canada annexed.
May 1796 Detachments sent to Canada James McHenry Lord Dorchester McHenry informs Governor-General Lord Dorchester in Canada that, according to the second article in the Treaty of Amity, U.S. detachments are being sent to the posts at Oswego and Niagara and the current occupants have orders for evacuation. McHenry stresses that he desires friendly relations with Britain.
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.
April 12, 1796 Support for operations against Canada James McHenry Peter Hoffman In a private letter, McHenry explains the urgency of appropriations from Congress to support operations against Canada should war with Great Britain occur.
December 13, 1795 Cover Letter for Wadsworth's Account of the Fort George Negotiations Jeremiah Wadsworth Timothy Pickering Cover letter for Wadsworth's account of the proceedings at the recent treaty negotiations between the Seven Nations of Canada [Iroquois] and the state of New York.
May 25, 1795 Extract of a letter from Detroit dated 5/25/1795, Communicated by W. J. Williams. John Foster Williams [not available] Indians are timid to sign peace treaty due to the lies told by traitors. Blue Jacket doing his best to persuade them to join the United States, writer feels they will acquiesce once they are away from the "Hell hole". Change in posts for Col. McKee to upper Canada.
February 1, 1789 On the surveying of ceded properties in New York; application to the government of Canada to make necessary astonomical observations Tench Coxe Thomas Mifflin Since there is no congress, Coxe suggests that Mifflin apply to the Secretary for Foreign Affairs [John Jay] to ask permission of Government of Canada to enter and make necessary astronomical observations and for information as to whether Mr. Ellicott can have supplies of provisions from British posts.
August 20, 1795 Enclosed List of Errors in Accounts Timothy Pickering Benjamin Lincoln List of errors in accounts from Commissioner who traveled to Canada in 1793.
November 5, 1796 Captain James Bruff report from Fort Niagara James Bruff William Simmons Discussed his muster roll and shifts of detachments at Fort Niagara. Mentioned returned deserters and musicians. Enlistments due to expire soon. Discussed problem of soldiers deserting to Canada and enlisting in the British Army. Bruff was mortified that his men deserted, but noted that desertion is not from lax discipline; rather it was because of a desire for change, and incentives such as 200...
March 17, 1792 Enclosed vouchers William Wyman Joseph Howell Encloses vouchers that he hopes will satisfy the Commissioner of Army Accounts. Notes that in the retreat from Canada in 1776, he lost his chest containing clothing, books, and papers. Wyman was a captain under General John Patterson.
October 13, 1800 Certificates for Land for Canadian Refugees Jacob VanderHeyden Henry Glen Submitted two certificates for land granted to refugees by Congress as compensation for abandoning their property in Canada. In order to obtain land in the Refugee Tract, applicants had to have left Canada for the duration of the war and supported the American war effort.
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.
December 20, 1789 Request for wages and commutation John Stevens Joseph Howell Requests wages and commutation due, as one of the Cedar Hostages in Canada
March 25, 1800 Cover Letter of Supporting Documents on Refugee Status John Torrey James McHenry Explains that his health and remote residence are the reason why his request for compensation offered by Congress to refugees from Canada is submitted so late.
September 24, 1792 Growing Indian Hostilities General Israel Chapin Henry Knox Peace could not be reached with hostile Indians. Canada Indians perplexed at at inability to reach peace. Council fire between Canada Indians, Delaware, and Shawnee moved to the mouth of the Muskingum.
1794 Indians in Canada and the Northwest Anthony Wayne Henry Knox General Wayne reports that Lieutenant Governor John Graves Simcoe of Upper Canada has arrived with Colonel McKee and Captain Brandt at Fort Miami, at the foot of the Rapids. Brandt reportedly had 100 Indians with him, including Mohawks.