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Date Title Author Recipient Summary
May 13, 1800 Appointment of Commissioners Holding a Treaty with the Indian Tribes Elisha Hall Samuel Hodgdon Hall touts his qualifications to be one of the Commissioners during the coming treaty negotiations with the Indians.
March 13, 1798 Additional Stores for the Treaty Commissioners, Etc. Samuel Hodgdon David Henley Letter, discusses stores for the Treaty Commissioners
October 20, 1788 Duties assigned Board of Commissioners Joseph Howell John Wright Regarding duties assigned Board of Commissioners, by Act of Congress they cannot enter on their duties until accounts are received by the district commissioners.
July 22, 1794 Instructions for Commissioners of Presqu'ile Regarding Six Nations Treaty Thomas Mifflin Andrew Ellicot Encloses correspondence with the President and Secretary of War on the proposed treaty with the Six Nations; asks that at least one of the commissioners attend the treaty meeting, to be able to immediately embark upon the surveying of the site if the treaty allows it. Affirms readiness of the soldiers assigned to protect the commissioners in their project.
May 27, 1796 Blankets for the Use of the Commissioners Edward Price Samuel Hodgdon Edward Price notes that one of the bundles he has on hand contains of sixteen blankets for the use of the commissioners. He has shipped all the skins on board the sloop "William" with the invoice enclosed.
September 8, 1796 Provisions for Ellicot and Commissioners Business Samuel Hodgdon Isaac Craig Request to furnish Mr. Ellicot with tents. Discussed transportation by boat. Noted commissioners would run the southern line of the U.S.
April 20, 1793 On the forwarding of money; commissioners for treating Indians Samuel Hodgdon James O'Hara Reports on the sending of money. Discusses estimate of supplies for current year. Commissioners for treating with Indians are present. Will not send goods until known that Treaty succeeds.
September 26, 1789 Talk of the Commissioners plenipotentiary in reply to the talk of White Bird King Commissioners for Indian Affairs in Southern Department [not available] Commissioners express disappointment that Alexander McGillivray has left camp. They point out their propositions for peace and friendship. If the terms were not agreeable, they ask, why was that not communicated? Close by asking the headmen to persuade McGillivray to come back and meet with the commissioners.
October 29, 1784 Articles for Indian commissioners E. Butler Samuel Hodgdon Discusses the completion of the order of articles for the Indian commissioners and forwarding the items to Fort Pitt.
February 1793 Characters for Consideration as Commissioners Alexander Hamilton George Washington Hamilton sends the President a list of the 26 men, arranged by States, that he recommends as candidates for positions as Indian Commissioners.
September 18, 1789 Reply from Governor George Walton to Federal Commissioners George Walton [not available] Reply to a note from the Commissioners sending letters for the Governor. The Commissioners were unable to present the letters to the Walton in person because he is ill. Walton thanks them for the note. He has been unable to act on their letter of the 11th regarding provisions. He would be happy to meet with the Commissioners in the morning.
August 23, 1793 Certification of transactions in attempting to negotiate a peace with the Western Indians, now in hostilities with the United States [not available] Henry Knox Certification by the Federal Commissioners for Sandusky Conference that the preceding was a just account of transactions in attempting to negotiate a peace with Western Indians
September 21, 1789 Readiness to make further communications Commissioners for Indian Affairs in Southern Department Alexander McGillivray So that there will be no complaints of partial or defective representation, commissioners will be ready to make further communications as soon as the third member of the commission, the honorable Mr. Griffin, arrives.
June 20, 1793 Opinion Respecting a Communication from the Spanish Commissioners Thomas Jefferson [not available] Respecting the letter to the Secretary of State from Messrs. Viar & Jaudenes, it is recommended that a detailed response be prepared regarding the proceedings of the U.S. with respect to the southern Indians and the Spaniards and presented to the Court of Madrid by the U.S. Commissioners.
November 30, 1785 Regarding whether presence with Commissioners of Treasury is necessary John Pierce Joseph Howell Encloses Mr. White's letter that it may be answered. Has been scarcely out of his chamber, having had to tend to affairs of father's estate. Asks to find out from Commissioners of Treasury if presence is necessary.
May 27, 1793 Commissioners request for money due to delay of treaty proceedings and payment of batteaux men Federal Commissioners Treaty at Sandusky Henry Knox Commissioners report that they paid and discharged their batteauxmen [boat operators]. Need more money because of delay in treaty proceedings. Request $461.75.
November 19, 1791 Presidential Approval of Commissioners to Run Cherokee line Tobias Lear Henry Knox Lear informs Knox that Washington approved the names of the commissioners appointed to run the boundary line between US and Cherokee territory.
March 2, 1793 Journal of the Commissioners of the United States, appointed to hold a Treaty at Sandusky for the purpose of making peace with the Western Indians Federal Commissioners Treaty at Sandusky [not available] Cover page to the Journal of the Federal Commissioners of the United States appointed to hold a Treaty at Sandusky. Commissioners named as Benjamin Lincoln of Massachusetts, Beverley Randolph of Virginia, and Timothy Pickering of Pennsylvania. Commissioners' purpose is to negotiate a peace with the Nations of Indians northwest of the Ohio River, on principles of mutual justice and convenience. ...
July 27, 1793 Speech of the Wyandot Chief to the Commissioners Wyandot Chief Commissioners of the United States In his speech to the Commissioners, the Wyandot Chief admonishes them that they know very well that the boundary line established by the White People at the Treaty of Fort Stanwix was the Ohio River.
July 10, 1793 Requesting Prices of Indian Goods and Transportation from Philadelphia to Pittsburg Federal Commissioners Treaty at Sandusky Henry Knox Commissioners for Sandusky Conference request price of all Indian goods and cost of transportation from Philadelphia to Pittsburg.
March 11, 1799 Abstract of articles for Indian commissioners William Simmons Samuel Hodgdon Encloses abstract of articles purchased for the use of commissioners holding a treaty with the Cherokee in Tennessee.
March 21, 1793 Instructions for the Sandusky Commissioners George Washington Alexander Hamilton The President orders his cabinet members and the Attormey General to meet and decide on the specific instructions to be given to the Commissioners who will attend the treaty at the lower Sandusky. They should also decide whether the credentials of the Quakers who wish to attend the treaty are such that they can contribute to a successful outcome.
August 26, 1789 Request for Loan Henry Knox President, Directors, & Company of Bank of New York Immediate loan for Indian Commissioners to negotiate treaties.
March 19, 1784 Resolution, Indian Commissioners Charles Thomson [not available] Resolution of Congress regarding the pay of commissioners appointed for negotiations with the Indians.
November 21, 1785 Journal of Commissioners at Treaty of Hopewell, South Carolina [not available] [not available] Entry reports that Headmen and warriors of Cherokees assembled. Ordered that interpreters inform Indians that commissioners will meet the following day at 10 o'clock, under the bower erected for that purpose.