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October 3, 1790 American Debt and Bondholders James Swan Henry Knox Letter, Businessman in Europe asks for Knox to exert his influence on Washington and Jefferson
August 9, 1789 The United States Require Peace! Henry Knox Anthony Wayne Knox explains the foreign policy of the new government of the United States which is to avoid any involvement with the conflicting nations of Europe.
January 12, 1795 Bruff Writing Hodgdon about Supplies to Finish the Fort and Supply his Troops James Bruff Samuel Hodgdon The letter discusses returns, equipment and supplies received at the fort; it is important that the fort be completed, so to that end storage must be completed, ordnance and military apparatuses must be in place, and clothing and other accoutrements for 64 men must be delivered. However, there are 85 men on the rolls of Bruff's company, and thus 21 were appropriated from Mr. Poe. Bruff explains...
July 21, 1787 Resolution of Congress: Treaty with the Wabash Indians. Congress of the United States [not available] Orders Col. Josiah Harmar to hold treaty with Wabash, Shawnee, and other hostile Indians to pursue peace.The Superintendent for Indian Affairs is to notify the Five Nations regarding Congressional action regarding their message. Orders for troops to be stationed on the frontier of Pennsylvania and Virginia, with details.
July 27, 1790 Indian Attacks Henry Knox Beverley Randolph Discussed types of depredations committed by the Shawnee and Cherokee banditti and notified Randolf of presidential authorization for the governor of the Western Territories to capture the offenders. Believed that defense of Western Territories couldn't be complete as long as the offending Indians resided on the land "between the lakes and the Ohio [river]". Details of plans for capture and...
December 16, 1793 Henry Knox to President of United States George Washington: recommendations on locations of arsenals and magazines, development of a national arms industry, and return of ordnance, arms and military stores in possession of United States Henry Knox George Washington Included in this return are some recommendations regarding strategic location of magazines and arsenals across the United States and the importance of developing an arms industry in the United States. The state of returns he owes to the casual circumstances of the War for Independence. Principal locations: New London Virginia, Philadelphia, West Point on Hudson River and Springfield on...
February 26, 1791 Petitions of Several Oneida and Tuscarora Indians Henry Knox [not available] List of names of Indian Chiefs loyal/sincere to United States, followed by a denial of half pay for Indians, with reasoning.
October 5, 1793 Extract of letter from Major General Anthony Wayne to Secretary of War Henry Knox from Hobson's Choice, near Fort Washington on campaign preparations Anthony Wayne Henry Knox Extract of letter copied by John Stagg, War Department Clerk. Wayne reports he is attempting to call out Kentucky militia through Governor Isaac Shelby. Shelby has appointed Major General Charles Scott as commander of Kentucky forces. Reports that sickness, particularly influenza, has depleted ranks of effective forces, with numbers to about 2600. Auxiliaries include guides, spies and mounted...
January 19, 1795 Letter from the Reverend Samuel Kirkland to Colonel Timothy on New York Governor Clinton; land transactions of Peter Smith; Thonoghleyo and Big Beard and their service during the Battle of Saratoga for General Benedict Arnold Reverend Samuel Kirkland Timothy Pickering Kirkland writes from Oneida New York and reports that he is enclosing some extracts from New York Governor Clinton’s speech and letters to the Oneidas respecting their affairs and improvement of the reservation. Captain Jacob Reed has assisted. The name of the surveyor who surveyed Peter Smith’s land leased of the Oneidas is Joseph Arnum or Arnen. On the other leases, he has no information. ...
July 8, 1796 Report Regarding Suspected Traitors Anthony Wayne James McHenry Wayne relates to McHenry the movements of Thomas Powers and Victor de Collot, two enemy agents operating in the Northwest Territory, and tells of his conversation with Colonel William St. Clair.
June 7, 1790 Regarding use of force in response to depredations of Indians Henry Knox Josiah Harmar Detailed account of Indian attacks and continental troops defense against raiding and murdering parties of banditti on the frontier along Ohio River. No other solution but to "extirpate those banditti utterly". By orders of the President and the governor of the Western Territory, Harmar is to solve Indian problem without violating any Indian treaties already in effect. Volunteers from Kentucky...
October 20, 1789 Census of Six Nations Giving Numbers and Names of Tribes and Heads of Families at Grand River and on the Ohio Reverend Samuel Kirkland [not available] Census, describes Six Nations population; describes Indian population. The total of the Six Nations population is listed at 3665
January 14, 1794 Release of Prisoners Anthony Wayne Indians Northwest of Ohio River Speech of Captain Big Tree: His Nephews were too proud last summer but came to their senses and lowered the asking price regarding the release of prisoners.
October 22, 1792 McClure Advocates Methods of Civilizing Indians to Knox Reverend David McClure Henry Knox Letter, discusses frontiers and pioneer life; discusses Indians and Indian life; mentions publication on moral law; discusses racial intermarriage and Christianity to civilize Indians; discusses race issues. Proposes focusing on children, particularly boys, and immersing them in white culture. Mentions Indians in New England.
May 23, 1789 Speech of the United Indian Nations, at their confederate council, held near the mouth of the Detroit River between the 28th Nov. & 18th Dec. 1786. Captain Joseph Brant Congress of the United States Speech of the United Indian Nations seeking peace with United States.
July 17, 1790 Termination of Scouts for Protection Henry Knox Colonel David Shepherd Notification letter that ended the use of scouts and patrols to protect against Indian attacks. Although the scouts were held in high esteem by the public, they are overall inefficient for protecting an extensive frontier. Militia, or rangers, will be used instead of the scouts. Knox then describes the composition of the militia to be established and regulations relating thereto.
March 21, 1799 Answering the Charges Against Me John Jacob Rivardi Alexander Hamilton In exhaustive detail, Major Rivardi answers the charges against him by Captain Bruff and laments the hardships and ill health he and his family have endured in the service of the United States.
May 16, 1793 Aftermath of Incident at Traders Hill St Mary's Creek Chiefs [not available] Cussetahs pledge continued friendship. Because so many whites have been killed, do not see that they can influence matters any longer. Ask that the U.S. give a drubbing and burning to the perpetrators listed as Cowetas, Broken Arrow, Uchees, Usichees, Tallasse. Chiefs ask that Cussetah town and people be spared. Proceeded to give directions on how best to go after the Cowetas, while sparing...
April 27, 1792 Letter Citation William Blount [not available] Cited in Blount to Knox, 05/05/1792.
November 24, 1796 Questions about Indian Talks and Boundaries Chiefs of the Chickasaw Nation James McHenry Request information about previous talks with principal chiefs. Questions boundaries in Cumberland.
December 9, 1796 Talk of the Chickasaws Held with the Secretary of War Chiefs of the Chickasaw Nation James McHenry According to the treaty, the Chickasaws want to know when the Spanish will evacuate the post and the post will be destroyed to prevent further occupation by US troops. A lawsuit against South Carolina regarding a tract of land confiscated by the state under pretext that the Indians who owned it had joined the British army during the Revolution. A claim against Cherokees holding three slaves...
April 29, 1793 Letter Citation Chickasaw Nation of Indians General James Robertson Cited in Blount to Knox, 06/04/1793.
November 24, 1796 Cited letter or document, James McHenry to Chickasaw Nation of Indians James McHenry Chickasaw Nation of Indians Cited in McHenry to Chickasaws, 12/19/1796.
November 1, 1788 Regarding the killings of Cherokees and desire for peace Headmen and Warriors of the Cherokee Nation Brig. Gen. Martin Authors recount the killings of Cherokees and the pledges of satisfaction by Congress and Governor of Virginia. Express the wish for peace. Ask that they not be blamed for actions of Creeks.
April 28, 1797 A talk of the chiefs and warriors of the Cherokees Chiefs & Warriors of the Cherokee Nation President of the United States A letter from the chiefs and warriors of the Cherokees to the President of the United States (written down by three interpreters). Four Nations seek protection from Z. Cox and his followers from settling on the land given to the Indians.