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Date Title Author Recipient Summary
March 9, 1793 Dealings with Cornplanter Henry Knox Anthony Wayne As stated earlier, the Cornplanter is no longer needed in Philadelphia because the Farmer's brother and others have provided the necessary information. It is unfortunate that rumors have spread that the Cornplanter is estranged from us when the truth is that he angered his brethren when he visited us without their permission.
December 15, 1792 Desire to Meet Cornplanter; Unlikelihood of Congressional Action on Recruiting Henry Knox Anthony Wayne Knox wants to meet with the Cornplanter so that the latter can explain the communication received from the Six Nations in preparation for the next meeting with them. It seems unlikely that Congress will take any action on the recruiting service.
December 15, 1792 Meeting with Cornplanter, Hostile Indians Henry Knox Anthony Wayne Urged invitation of Cornplanter to visit Wayne to discuss information regarding the Six Nations [of Indians]. Message sent to hostile Indians confirming meeting between United States and Indians.
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.
February 23, 1793 On Information from Indian Chiefs and the Relinquishment of Fort Jefferson Henry Knox Anthony Wayne The Cornplanter's presence is no longer required because adequate information has been obtained from other chiefs. The President orders that Fort Jefferson should not be relinquished until there is sufficient information to determine whether such a step would be wise.
January 5, 1793 Message of the Cornplanter and New Arrow Henry Knox President of the Senate of the United States "In obedience to the order of the President of the United States I have the honor to submit to the Senate a message of the Cornplanter and New Arrow to Major General Wayne of the 8th ultimo. The subject of Indians affairs being under the consideration of Congress, the President has conceived it proper that they should be possessed of the message now submitted."
December 8, 1792 Captain Prior and Wabash Indians; Expected Arrival of Cornplanter and Senecas Isaac Craig Henry Knox Captain Prior and party of Wabash Indians with interpreters arrived at the Post and will set off in a few days for Philadelphia. Cornplanter said to be on his way with party of Senecas.
December 13, 1792 Peace with Cornplanter, Enclosed Letters from Fort Washington Anthony Wayne Henry Knox Wayne enclosed copies of letters from Fort Washington and Captain Hughes, discussed proposed peace communicated by Cornplanter.
March 16, 1793 News of Cornplanter, Recruiters, New Ensigns, Pay, and Commissions Henry Knox Anthony Wayne The Cornplanter may be on his way to Legionville. Those recruiting officers who can be spared will be ordered to join the Legion. Newly appointed ensigns are not ready to join the Legion but may be able to do so in two months. One month's pay is being forwarded as well as the commissions for the officers.
February 9, 1793 Cannon Manufacture Henry Knox Anthony Wayne Knox discussed faulty manufacture of munitions and the progress of ordered materials and equipment.
1794 Speech to the Senecas Henry Knox Cornplanter, Chief of the Senecas Letter, advises Cornplanter of the President's continued confidence and friendship.
May 21, 1793 Message from Federal Commissioners instructed to treat with hostile Indians north of the Ohio to Cornplanter, New Arrow, and other Seneca Chiefs Beverley Randolph Cornplanter, Chief of the Senecas Randolph informs Cornplanter, New Arrow, and the other Seneca chiefs that the treaty negotiations at Sandusky have been delayed. General Lincoln expected in a few days; is traveling via Mohawk River to Oswego. 1 June 1793 opening date for negotiations will not be met. Colonel McKee has indicated that western Indians will not be able to meet that date. Late June earliest meeting date. Advises...
December 25, 1792 Speech of the Cornplanter & New Arrow to General Wayne Cornplanter & New Arrow Anthony Wayne New Arrow and Cornplanter discuss their mission to convince the Western Indians to meet with representatives of the United States so as to reach a peaceful settlement of the differences between the Indians and the Americans. The Western Indians point out that they were on the American continent first and consider the whites their children.
January 7, 1792 Continuing the War Against the Hostile Indians Henry Knox Cornplanter, Chief of the Senecas Knox, speaking for the President, assures the Cornplanter and the other friendly chiefs that the United States, despite past defeats, will continue the war against the hostile Indians and will afford their peoples whatever protection that it is in the power of the United States to provide.
July 16, 1785 Reports Meeting with Indian Chiefs, Cornplanter, at Fort Pitt about British Treaty, Fort Stanwix Josiah Harmar Henry Knox Reports that 3 chiefs, 25 Indians of the Six Nations arrived at Fort Pitt wanting to speak to the commanding officer, so Harmar went to talk with them about a treaty. Cornplanter wished to get rid of Fort Stanwix, as it was too much work to maintain. Intelligence report detailing British efforts to subvert U.S. treaties with the Indian nations. Opines that U.S. treaties will have little weight...
March 16, 1793 Sundry Military Matters & Indian Affairs Henry Knox Anthony Wayne Knox addresses a number of matters: Colonel Procter's arrival; inability of the Cornplanter to visit Philadelphia; recruiting officers ordered to headquarters; inability of newly appointed Ensigns to join Wayne soon; route of the Commissioners for the Indian Treaty; one month's pay and officers' commissions forwarded by Major Mills.
February 7, 1791 Gratitude to the Great Councillor Seneca Chiefs [not available] Cornplanter and the other Seneca chiefs express their gratitude to the "Great Councillor" for his peaceful intentions and the presents and other benefits provided to them by the United States.
February 10, 1792 Resolving Issues with the Senecas Henry Knox Seneca Chiefs Knox tells New-Arrow, Cornplanter, Big-Log, and other Seneca chiefs that he would like to meet with them in Philadelphia in order to resolve any issues that might stand in the way of friendship between the Senecas and the United States.
February 24, 1792 Updates on Fort Franklin Isaac Craig Henry Knox Goods forwarded to Fort Franklin, discussed financial situation and reparations due Cornplanter.
March 9, 1793 Chief Cornplanter's visit to Philadelphia Henry Knox Isaac Craig Secretary Knox is glad to learn that Doctor Carmichael arrived safe with money. Also sorry that Cornplanter will not visit Philadelphia as if disaffected with United States. Says this idea is unfortunate. Senecas residing at Buffalo Creek were offended by his former visit as unauthorized by council, and prohibited his visit.
January 10, 1798 Captain Chapin discusses Indian affairs with Secretary at War Israel Chapin Jr James McHenry Letter, informs re distribution of annuity money; discusses Seneca Indians and village populations.
March 4, 1793 Training Artillerists, Payment Issues, Officer Shortage, and Dealings with Cornplanter Anthony Wayne Henry Knox Wayne apologizes for antagonizing the President by delaying Col. Proctor's move to the west but Proctor has been very helpful at his present location in training young officers in the use of howitzers. There continue to be complications regarding pay. Gen. Wilkinson complains of a shortage of officers which is true of Wayne's army also. The Cornplanter will be angered by the cancellation of his...
September 9, 1797 Cornplanter's Opinions on the Iroquois-New York Land Dispute Cornplanter, Chief of the Senecas Jeremiah Wadsworth Cornplanter speaks of Mr. [Robert?] Morris' continual attempts to continue negotiations with the Indians; opines on U.S.-Indian relations since the war. Calls upon the good relationship between George Washington and the Indians to inspire continued fair dealings.
February 16, 1793 Receipt & Forwarding to Congress of Highly Important Information Anthony Wayne Henry Knox Wayne is sending to Knox the deposition and papers of Joseph Collins that provide secret information of such consequence that they should be made available to Congress.
October 19, 1792 Worry over the safe return of Cornplanter; preparing for winter quarters; concerns over plans to redistribute the Sublegions; Anthony Wayne Henry Knox Cited in Knox to Wayne, 10/26/1792. Wayne is gratified to learn that Governor Blount was merely alarmed by the report of war and not more seriously affected. He worries about the safe return of Chief Cornplanter; according to the deposition of William May and intelligence gathered from the Indians, there is much evidence that some “premeditated mischief” is intended to be carried out against...