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June 9, 1794 Indians Now Assembing to Engage Americans; Request for Hurons to Assemble As Well Colonel Alexander McKee Chiefs of the Huron Informs the Hurons that the Chippewa, Poutawatomie, Shawnee, Mingo, Delaware, and Miami are assembling after hearing cannon fire near a Chippewa settlement [presumably the American army approaching]. Summons the Hurons and "all the others along with you."
April 13, 1797 Pay of Private Christopher Sandiford, Indian captive William Simmons James McHenry Certification that $130.80 is due Private Christopher Sandiford, being the balance of pay due him to Nov. 1, 1791, the day he was taken prisoner by the Chippewa nation of Indians and the pay during his captivity until Nov. 4, 1796, the day of his return from captivity to Pittsburgh.
February 12, 1799 Vocabulary & Grammar of the Chippewa Language for Dr. Barton [not available] Samuel Hodgdon Dr. Brown laments that he hasn't heard from Hodgdon and talks of having the best vocabulary & language of the Chippewa Indians on Earth. Due to hard service in the dismal swamp, his health has suffered.
1799 Speech of the Secretary of War to the Chiefs and Warriors of the Potowatomies, Ottawa, and Chippewa Nations James McHenry Chiefs of the Potawatomies, Ottawas, & Chippewas Speech of the Secretary of War to the Chiefs and Warriors of the Potowatomies, Ottawa, and Chippewa Nations. Cited and enclosed in McHenry to Hamilton, 05/18/1799.
January 6, 1796 Pay of Private John Boon, Indian captive, of Capt Mahlon Ford's Company of Artillery William Simmons Timothy Pickering Simmons certifies that $176.45 is due John Boon, late private of Capt Mahlon Ford's Company of Artillery, being his pay from January 1791 to 20 December 1795, the day he returned home from captivity from the Chippewa Indians.
July 9, 1794 Deposition of Charles Evans [not available] Unknown Recipient Detailed travel itinerary of Charles Evans after his capture and release by Indians. Evans also reported British troops building a fort to insight Indians to violence.
April 8, 1801 Indian War Arthur St. Clair James McHenry War broke out b/w Chippewa and Pottawatomie Nations. Ottawa Nation will join and all the tribes will carry the war to Spanish territory. G. Knaggs sent out to seek compromise and that the U.S. cannot pick a side. Indians of Detroit still desire an agent.
February 12, 1795 Status of Peace Anthony Wayne Henry Knox Announced preliminary stages of treaty b/w U.S. and Chippewa Ottawa, Putawatimes, Saukey, and Miami Nations. Copy of agreement and speeches enclosed. Wayne honestly believed the Indian Nations desired lasting peace after brute force was used against the Indians. Requests troops and supplies to adequately maintain boundary. Believed using the militia would be a dangerous substitute for a...
August 3, 1795 Treaty with the Western Indians War Office Unknown Recipient Articles of peace proposed in a treaty between the United States and the Northwest Indian tribes; later known as the Treaty of Ghent.
May 3, 1799 Certification of payment; Francis Mentges for clothing, boarding, and presents Peter Hagner [not available] Certification of payment; $120.91 to Francis Mentges for clothing, boarding, and presents to the Potawatomi, Ottawa, and Chippewa Indians, and Whitmore Knaggs Interpreter, to the Chickasaw and Cherokee Indians, and interpreters Malcolm McGhee, Samuel Riley.
June 23, 1797 Accuracy of Invoices Samuel Hodgdon Isaac Craig Requests information on arrival of Indian goods, specifically for the Ottawa and Chippewa Nations. Cited omissions on invoices, acknowledged mistakes would be made during events of expedited shipment. Noted Congress kept Hodgdon's office busy, requesting estimates daily but little happens as a result.
November 29, 1796 Washington's Speech to the Indians on How to Honor the Treaty of Greeneville George Washington Northwestern Indian Chiefs Address to the [Northwest] Indian Confederacy comprised of the Wyandot, Delaware, Shawnee, Kickapoo, Wea, Ottawa, Chippewa, Putawatomie, Miami, Kaskaskia, Piankeshaw & Eel River tribes. Endeavors to give them advice surrounding the [Treaty of Greeneville], now ratified by the Senate. Explains the provision that the Indians not sell any of their land except to the U.S. Recommends that the Indians...
December 24, 1798 Speech to the Northwest Indians on Land Sales James McHenry Chiefs of the Potawatomies, Ottawas, & Chippewas In light of confusion over the validity of past land sales to individual settlers and rent collecting - settlements that were allegedly made when the Indians were drunk - the Adams administration insists that all land sales in the future be made as public treaties, in the presence of an agent and authorized by the United States. Points to British precedent in defending his claim that Congress...
August 11, 1793 Journal entry on report from Senekas [Senecas] regarding Council at rapids of Miami and prospects for peace Federal Commissioners Treaty at Sandusky Henry Knox King's Vessel named Chippewa arrived from Detroit, bound for Fort Erie with Senekas aboard. The Senekas are known to General Chapin and Jones, interpreter. Report from one says 4 nations want war. Six Nations chiefs planned to addressed them more than is customary. If no success, would go home. Farmer's Brother suggesting no peace will be made. Both six nations and seven nations of Canada want...
November 4, 1794 Peace with the Wyandots Anthony Wayne Wyandot Chief Major General Anthony Wayne delivers speech to the Wyandots, who have pleaded for peace. Wayne states, "I hope and trust that your eyes are now opened." Urges that a "permanent and lasting peace" may be established upon establishing a just boundary.
August 5, 1800 Promises and Land Rights Arthur St. Clair Chiefs of the Chickasaw Nation Promises made in Philadelphia by Sec of War to be kept. Currently searching for an agent through whom the Indians can communicate to the U.S. Government. Land rights addressed.
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...
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.
April 12, 1799 Indian Annuities Samuel Hodgdon Isaac Craig Enclosed invoices for annuities due several Indian Nations. All goods listed have been forwarded. Invoices must be sent along with annuities or the agents will not be able to distribute quantities properly. Waggoner leaves Philadelphia with medicine and hospital stores.
August 7, 1795 A Return of the Different Nations of Indians Present at, and Parties to, the Treaty of Greenville, Taken on the 7th August, 1795. Henry De Butts [not available] Lists nations present at the Treaty of Greenville.
April 17, 1792 Speech to the Five Nations of Indians at Philadelphia Timothy Pickering Headmen Five Nations Pickering reiterates the offers of peace and friendship with the Indians, and urges them to understand why the United States is warring with the Western Indians, who have killed upwards of 1500 whites. Pickering hopes that they will convince the Western Indians that peace is the best option, and that if they have any complaints regarding the treaties, they will be examined in due course.
February 28, 1795 Enclosed Results from Conference at Greenville Timothy Pickering Bartholomew Dandridge Orders to hand enclosed letter and papers to President. Enclosures are results from Conference at Greenville which will be followed by Treaty of Greenville around the 15th of next June in1796. Remaining hostile tribes would like to pursue peace.
November 29, 1796 Indian Request for Equal Support and Supplies Blue Jacket [not available] Refers to Indian treaties with several different tribes concerning boundaries. Request permission to maintain current forms of farming. Understands that Christian Indians receive special assistance from the US. Requests Indian land, supplies, food for family. Requests that all Indian nations receive equal assistance. Refuses to punish the young men he loves.
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 30, 1796 Purchase of Corn John Wilkins, Jr. James Henry Received orders to procure a supply of corn at lower ports of Lake Erie, to be transported to the rapids of the Miamis of the Lake. Requests Henry follow these orders with locations and travel route outlined.