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Date Title Author Recipient Summary
May 11, 1791 Treating with the Six Nations Henry Knox George Clinton Knox discusses treating with the Six Nations and State government and laws respecting Indian affairs. He alludes to the planned embassy to the Western Indians.
January 28, 1800 Allowance for Chief Clerk Timothy Pickering James McHenry Salary of chief clerk due to his experience, fidelity, and abilities as a translator.
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.
October 15, 1795 My Abilities as a Gun Maker John Miles Samuel Hodgdon Miles expresses his wish that Hodgdon will be satisfied with his abilities as a gunmaker. He notes that forging and smithing are also skills with which he is familiar. He hopes to remain in the service of the United States but, if not, he will move on to New York.
September 17, 1798 A Commission for John Hampton Palmer John Adams James McHenry Enclosed is a letter from John Hampton Palmer of Vermont requesting the aid of Judge Cranch in procuring a pair of colors.This young gentleman is a grandson of General Palmer who was active in the early part of the Revolution and probably through the whole of it. He has been represented as a man of spritely abilities so President Adams recommends that he be awarded a commission.
April 25, 1795 Additional Bounty as a Reward for Fidelity Griffith James McRee Joseph Howell McRee discusses the transmission of his account information and inquires as to how additional bounty may be obtained for those who have exhibited exceptional loyalty.
May 11, 1791 Indian Relations Henry Knox George Clinton Indian relations and peace keeping efforts.
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.
September 17, 1794 Sober, Industrious, & Active Men Joseph Eastburn Samuel Hodgdon If more artificers are wanted, Eastburn recommends two Johns, Langdon and Barras, who are known to be sober, industrious, and active men.
August 25, 1791 Highest Exertions by All Parts of the Army Henry Knox Major General Richard Butler Unless the detention of the troops on the upper parts of the Ohio is ended, the President fears that the season will be lost and the expenses made for the campaign will be for naught.
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."
July 22, 1791 Information on Appointees George Washington Henry Knox The President asks for information on appointees. Habersham is mentioned.
December 18, 1792 Surgeon General's Compensation George Washington Henry Knox Request for a decision regarding Surgeon General's (Doctor Wellford's) compensation. Washington wants to know of his professional abilities. Advances $500 to this officer.
January 18, 1793 Peace Mission of Cornplanter, Supplies & Artillery Needed at Legionville Anthony Wayne Henry Knox The Cornplanter's peace message should be laid before Congress as soon as possible as he and his nephew are on their way to Philadelphia. Various items are needed at Legionville including a complete Theodolite, a four pole chain, and sixteen howitzers.
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.
February 16, 1796 Discussion of War Office Affairs & Temporary Halt to Frigate Construction William Pennock Josiah Fox Letter, alludes to Marine committee halting Frigate construction; discusses post in War office; mentions War office salaries; mentions peace.
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.
July 27, 1792 Disagreeable State of Anxious Suspense Anthony Wayne Henry Knox Wayne reports on the status of the defense of the northwestern frontiers, the embassy to the Chickasaws, the growth of the cavalry, and the improvement of discipline among his troops.
[not available] [Speech to the Indians] Henry Burbeck [not available] Partial text. Assurances of U.S. strength as ally and encouragement to maintain peaceful relations with the white settlers. Appears to advise Indians not to listen to the French or Spaniards who might be encouraging them to go to war with the U.S. Says that a bounty of arms and ammunition will be paid to any Indian who takes a spy or their papers and turns them in to the U.S. Government.
1794 Speech to the Senecas Henry Knox Cornplanter, Chief of the Senecas Letter, advises Cornplanter of the President's continued confidence and friendship.