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May 8, 1792 Knox directs Chapin to support Hendricks Henry Knox [not available] Knox has dispatched Captain Hendricks as an envoy to hostile Indians. Knox directs Chapin to render support to Hendricks' mission.
May 11, 1791 Letter from Secretary of War Henry Knox to the Reverend Samuel Kirkland on recommendation of Captain Hendricks for employment, and Colonel Brant's letter Henry Knox Reverend Samuel Kirkland Knox is responding to letter from Kirkland dated 28 April 1791. Knox expresses approval of Kirkland's recommendation of Captain Hendricks for employment. Instructs that he have Hendricks call on Colonel Pickering at Wyoming New York for clothing and other necessaries. General Schuyler mentioned another Chief of the Oneidas of great respectability, but notes that Cornplanter may have anticipated...
June 4, 1793 Memorandum of instructions on treaty negotiations given to Captain Hendricks by Colonel Pickering. Timothy Pickering Captain Hendricks Instructions from the Commissioners to Captain Hendricks. Hostile Indians claim boundary as Ohio; commissioners suggest that Hendricks consider the following in order to explore Indian flexibility on this matter. 1. Admit that some commissioners set up extravagant claims. Emphasize that current commissioners will confine selves to moderate tenets. 2. Former treaties went to great council of...
May 11, 1791 Employing Old Peter Henry Knox Philip Schuyler Mentions prospect of employing Old Peter of the Oneidas, of whom Captain Hendricks speaks well.
May 3, 1792 Presents for the Northern Tribes Henry Knox Timothy Pickering Knox tells Colonel Timothy Pickering that presents intended for several northern tribes will be provided. Compensation for their journey should be provided for Captain Hendricks and his brother and money and clothes should be provided to Colonel Louis for his immediate return.
June 7, 1793 Find out what is true and do what is right. Colonel Pickering Captain Hendricks This is the memorandum of instructions given to Captain Hendricks by Colonel Pickering respecting the discourse with the hostile Indians about the treaty. Hendricks should listen to their claims regarding the boundary and ascertain how they might be dissuaded from their rigid demands.
August 11, 1793 Letter from Federal Commissioners of Sandusky conference to Colonel McKee regarding delay in response from deputation of Indian Nations assembled at rapids of Miami Federal Commissioners Treaty at Sandusky [not available] The Federal Commissioners for the Sandusky Conference, in writing to Colonel McKee, lament that it has been 14 days and no answer has arrived from rapids at Miami. They ask for McKee's help in getting the proceedings moving in order to forestall the closing of negotiations. This message was accompanied by wampum and given to Onandago and Oneida runners. Their instructions were to present the...
January 4, 1796 Copies of Letter from the Judge of the District Court of Virginia to the Secretary of War Cyrus Griffin Timothy Pickering Griffin encloses three cases of soldiers seeking pensions for injuries sustained during service. The first is that of Ulisses Rogers, whose thigh was broken. Griffin sends the best papers he could find in support of the claim, following the points set forth in the Act of Congress. Rogers had not previously applied because he lives in an isolated area and had not heard about the pension law. He is...
August 9, 1793 Journal entry on prospects for peace from Council at Miami River Federal Commissioners Treaty at Sandusky Henry Knox Some Munsee and Chippewas came to see the Commissioners from United States. Report that chiefs want peace. Some are going home. Some want peace so they can return to hunting without fear or interruption. Captain Bunbury [British escort for the Commissioners], said that one of the Indians that arrived on this day is an Ottawa. This Indian said the Shawanese and others were strong for war and will...
June 20, 1793 Forecast of Indian Attendance at Sandusky, Etc. Federal Commissioners Treaty at Sandusky Henry Knox Federal commissioners for conference at Sandusky report that interpreter Parish is late, probably due to incessant rains. Moravian missionaries, John G. Heckewelder, Dr. McCoskey, Captain Hendricks with companions of Stockbridge Indian tribe, sailed from Fort Erie to Detroit to gain intelligence. They await arrival of commissioners, who intend to go to Detroit. Canada Lt. Governor Simcoe...
August 24, 1793 A Just Account of Our Transactions Commissioners for Indian Affairs in the Northern Department [not available] "The foregoing pages contain a just account of our transactions in attempting to negotiate a peace with the Western Indians, now in hostility against the United States."
December 6, 1792 Report on the Council with the Hostile Western Tribes Henry Knox George Washington Knox reports to the President on the council held between the chiefs of the Six Nations and the chiefs of the hostile western tribes.
July 16, 1791 Route of Hendrick to Hostile Western Indians Timothy Pickering Henry Knox Step by step route of Hendricks route by way of Niagara and Grand River.
August 21, 1793 Letter from Federal Commissioners for Sandusky conference to Henry Knox on western Indian refusal to make peace [not available] Henry Knox The Commissioners detail the failed efforts to negotiate peace with the Indians. The Indian Council wanted the boundary to be the Ohio River, a term to which the United States would not agree. The Commissioners met with the Chiefs of the Six Nations following the council.
June 5, 1792 Speech to various Indian tribes Rufus Putnam Chiefs and Warriors of the Indian Nations Speech of Brigadieer General Rufus Putnam to the sachems and warriors of the Indian tribes inhabiting the Miami or Tawa and Wabash rivers. This included the Wyandots, Delawares, Chipawas, Ottawas, Pottawatamies, Shawanees, and Tweehtwees. Putnam addresses the sources of hostilities between the tribes and the United States. Requests that they open the path that leads to Fort Jefferson, the nearest...
[not available] Summary of correspondence from General Knox to General Wayne Henry Knox Anthony Wayne Accounts of raising & recruiting army companies; advises re uniforms, arms & accoutrements; standardization of procedures. Peace negotiations with Indians.
August 16, 1792 Indian Relations Henry Knox George Washington Questions accuracy of intelligence on prisoners, will transmit all reports from Wilkinson and Putnam to Anthony Wayne. Hostile Indians to concede to peace treaty with United States. Affairs in Southwestern quarter are "ill" based on letter from Campbell. Speech of Fish Carrier, chief of Cayuga nation, enclosed.
July 17, 1792 Indian Affairs in the Northwest & Prospects for Peace General Israel Chapin Henry Knox Chapin discusses Indian affairs in the northwest and the prospects for peace with sundry tribes.
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...
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...
August 4, 1791 Update on Supply and Location of Troops Henry Knox Arthur St. Clair Knox tells St. Clair of the many preparations regarding provisioning and troop movements that are being made in anticipation of the approaching campaign against the western Indians.
April 18, 1792 Knox attempts to get Willet to reconsider promotion Henry Knox Marinus Willett letter, discusses declining commisssion of Brigadier General; discusses Indian council. Knox assures Willet that the position of Brigadier General will entail little personal hazard.
January 9, 1792 Assuring the Western Indians of Our Peaceful Intentions Henry Knox Peter Pond Knox instructs Captains Peter Pond and William Steedman as to the details of their mission to assure the western Indians as to the peaceful intentions of the United States while at the same time gathering intelligence on the Indians’ intentions and military capabilities.
August 3, 1792 Discussing Progress of Recruits, Allocation of Stores, and Indian Relations Henry Knox Anthony Wayne Knox talks of the progress of the movement of recruits and the allocations of stores and the procedures for strict accountability of all public property. Uniformity of pay procedures is advocated. Responds to Wayne's inquiry regarding scouts. No effort should be made to keep the hostile Indians at the council nor should the friendly Chickasaws be retained since they will not be needed in the...
September 21, 1792 Measures Necessary to Protect the Frontier Henry Knox Anthony Wayne It appears that Wayne's force will not be over 3500 men and stores, forage, and shelter will be provided accordingly. Wayne should take whatever measures are necessary to ensure that the frontiers are protected. The trial of Ensign Morgan should proceed forthwith. Eleven deserters have been punished. Etc.