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June 19, 1792 Visit from Captain Joseph Brant Richard Varick Henry Knox Richard Varick discusses the arrival of Captain Joseph Brant (Thayendanegea) of the British Army from Ontario to visit friends and acquaintances. Varick knows Brant personally, and discusses how he distinguished himself during the late war, and that he is now head of the Six Nations. Varick states that Brant intends to visit the President in Philadelphia.
January 3, 1792 Letter Citation Reverend Samuel Kirkland Captain Joseph Brant Cited in Kirkland to Brant, 01/25/1792.
July 18, 1788 Express from Colonel Joseph Brant, head of Five Nations General Butler Arthur St. Clair Brant will arrive at Pittsburg in a few days with his people, on the way to Muskingum. Wishes not to send Nicholson, as he will prove useful at present location.
January 19, 1789 On the convening of congress; reference to Brant and his Mohawks Henry Knox Arthur St. Clair Knox reports that still there is no congress, although it is expected to convene 1 February. Hopes for favorable intelligence. Has learned that most of the tribes except Brandt [Mohawk leader Joseph Brant] and his Mohawks, are with him.
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.
May 11, 1791 Indian Relations Henry Knox George Clinton Indian relations and peace keeping efforts.
February 25, 1792 Letter from Secretary of War Henry Knox to the Reverend Samuel Kirkland on the importance of Captain Brant's presence with delegation of Six Nations Chiefs to Philadelphia Henry Knox Reverend Samuel Kirkland Knox transmits a letter for Captain Brant, whose presence at the meeting in Philadelphia is considered of great importance. He asks Kirkland to spare no pains in inducing Brant to attend. If he does come, arrange a flattering means of travel. Important that Buffaloe and Genesee Indians attend. Asks that the delegation be accompanied by General Chapin or other suitable interpreters. Kirkland...
November 4, 1788 Report on treaty efforts Arthur St. Clair Henry Knox Discusses a letter from Joseph Brant, who had been at the Miami River waiting on the Western Indians for the purpose of holding a council.
July 7, 1793 Remarks from Captain Brant in the name of the Deputies, addressed to Governor Colonel Simcoe Captain Joseph Brant [not available] N.B. at the Council held at Niagara, before the arrival of the Federal Commissioners, Captain Brant spoke with Upper Canada Governor Colonel Simcoe. Brant gives greetings and expresses peaceful intentions and presents Wampum. Simcoe remarked that he was happy to see them well, and as the commissioners wished to meet the Indians in Simcoe's presence, he should be glad to hear what they have to...
October 22, 1796 Speech By Joseph Brant Concerning Indian Lands at Grand River Captain Joseph Brant Claus Entitled "Speech from Captain Jos. Brant to Captain Claus Agent of Indian Affairs for and behalf of the Five nations inhabiting the Grand River, 22 October 1796." Discusses grievances relating to Indian land along the Grand River; apparently after the Revolution the Indians were promised legal protection of their lands there by the British government, which was not given. Accuses the British of...
July 14, 1788 Arrival of different chiefs at Detroit River and endeavors of Colonel Brant, Chief of Mohawks General Butler Arthur St. Clair Eighty chiefs of different tribes met at Detroit River. Are waiting arrival of Colonel Brant and Chiefs of Five Nations with anxiety. Possibility that Brant, chief of Mohawks is endeavoring to form Indian confederacy against Americans.
[not available] Letter from the Secretary of War Henry Knox Unknown Recipient Submits a draft letter to Captain Brant.
December 12, 1792 Copy of speech sent Western Indians General Israel Chapin Six Nations of Indians Speech of General Chapin to Six Nations of Indians, and forwarded by Captain Joseph Brant to the Western Indians. Confirmed meeting between Six Nations and the U.S. at the Rapids of the Miami River. Request that all chiefs and head men be present at council.
June 8, 1797 Secretary at War directs the collection of intelligence through Chapin James McHenry Israel Chapin Jr Letter, Secretary at War directs Chapin to collect information regarding the disposition of Captain Brant. Letter marked "secret and confidential." McHenry desires to know to what extent Brant's alienation in Philadelphia, at the hands of the U.S. government, will cause him to abandon previous diplomatic positions.
December 3, 1788 Correspondence with Six Nations and Cornplanter Arthur St. Clair Henry Knox Discusses the sending and receiving of correspondence with Six Nations of Indians. Cornplanter reports that he is on his way and asks for patience. Discusses the activities of Joseph Brant. The Shawanese, Delawares, and Miamis are said to be at hand.
July 23, 1795 Letter to Indian agent Captain Joseph Brant [not available] Letter from Capt. Joseph Brant to Israel Chapin, Jr., Indian agent. Image not available.
February 6, 1797 Captain Chapin discusses Indian affairs with Secretary at War Israel Chapin Jr James McHenry Chapin informs Secretary at War of the intentions of Captains Brant and Abel. Brant and Abel are travelling to Philadelphia to see McHenry.
June 16, 1797 Letter from Chief Joseph Brandt Captain Joseph Brant [not available] Letter, mentions French efforts to turn Indians against British and Americans.
December 13, 1788 Arrival of Five Nations, Senecas, Wyandots, Delawares, Ottawas, Chippewas, Pottawatamies, Sacs Arthur St. Clair Henry Knox Previous night, the Five Nations, Senecas, Wyandots, Delawares, Ottawas, Chippewas, Pottawatamies, Sacs arrived. Brant with the Mohawks turned back upon receiving St. Clair's message. Brant did everything to prevent the rest from coming forward, without effect.
December 20, 1791 Translated letter (implies transcription), Henry Knox to Timothy Pickering Henry Knox Timothy Pickering Letter, directs invitations to Six Nations chiefs.
June 22, 1795 Request to Meet with Chiefs of Indian Nations Regarding Loyalty George Ironside Augoshaway Principal Chief of the Ottawas Ironside requested on behalf of messengers from Capt. Brant a meeting per agreement from last council fire. Upcoming decision by Indian nations mentioned.
January 25, 1792 Letter from the Reverend Samuel Kirkland to Captain Joseph Brant regarding his accompaniment with Six Nations delegation to Philadelphia Reverend Samuel Kirkland Captain Joseph Brant Kirkland informs Captain Brant that the civilization of the various Indian tribes has become an object of attention with general government of United States. Notes that for this policy, should be indebted to President of United States General George Washington. Relays Colonel Pickering's request as Indian Agent, that Brant accompany the delegation of Six Nations to Philadelphia. Kirkland tells...
April 23, 1792 General Chapin appointed as agent to the Five Nations Henry Knox General Israel Chapin Knox informs Chapin of his appointment by the President as temporary deputy agent to the Five Nations.
January 18, 1789 Report on the Treaty of Fort Harmar Arthur St. Clair Henry Knox Reports that the business related to the Treaty of Fort Harmar has finished. They have renewed their former engagements; that is the Six Nations, Wyandots, Chippewas, Delawares, Pottawatamies, and Sacs. They seem well satisfied. States that one good consequence is that the confederacy is broken and Joseph Brant has lost his influence. River is presently frozen and communications by water cut off....
October 28, 1791 Letter from the Reverend Samuel Kirkland to Secretary of War Henry Knox on reaction of Western Confederacy following General St. Clair's defeat and a report on Captain Brant Reverend Samuel Kirkland Henry Knox Letter from the Reverend Samuel Kirkland to Secretary of War Henry Knox describes his journey through western Massachusetts and New York. Kirkland, responding to a request from Knox, provides intelligence on the Indian reaction to the defeat of General Arthur St. Clair in November 1791, known as Battle of Wabash River. According to a Captain Engersoll who was at Niagara when he heard of St....