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July 13, 1788 Speech to Chiefs of Nations Assembled at Tawa River and Mouth of Detroit River Arthur St. Clair Chiefs of Nations assembled at Tawa River and Mouth of Detroit River In a speech to Chiefs of Nations assembled at Tawa River and Mouth of Detroit River, St. Clair expresses impatience to hear of chiefs arrival. Expresses displeasure that instances of unprovoked hostility. United States desires peace, but if Indians desire war, they will have it. Expects an answer soon.
August 16, 1793 Speech to the Indian Nations Commissioners Chiefs and Warriors Council of Indian Nations at Rapids of Miami River End of negotiations due to inability to reach agreement on boundary. Indians demanded Ohio River as boundary, U.S. requested land west of the Ohio River.
July 13, 1788 Speech to the Chiefs of Wyandots Arthur St. Clair Chiefs of the Wyandots A Black Cloud has arisen in the North and has darkened prospects of completing good work. It may blow over. Refers to speech sent to Chiefs at Tawa and mouth of Detroit River. Asks for assistance in removing the cloud.
October 7, 1788 Report on treaty efforts Arthur St. Clair Henry Knox St. Clair suggests that those who gathered at the mouth of the Detroit River have probably dispersed, owing to a lack of supplies.
July 14, 1788 Arrival of different chiefs at Detroit River and endeavors of Colonel Brant, Chief of Mohawks General Butler Arthur St. Clair Eighty chiefs of different tribes met at Detroit River. Are waiting arrival of Colonel Brant and Chiefs of Five Nations with anxiety. Possibility that Brant, chief of Mohawks is endeavoring to form Indian confederacy against Americans.
January 27, 1800 Appropriate Response to Indian Plunder Arthur St. Clair James McHenry Mr. Smith wrote St. Clair requesting partial stoppage to the annuity due the Potowatamie Indians because of their assault on him while he descended the Wabash River. If the Indians do not provide adequate compensation, St. Clair asks for orders on how to proceed.
August 13, 1793 Message to Indian Nations at the Rapids of Miami requesting an answer to speech given 14 days ago Federal Commissioners Treaty at Sandusky [not available] On 13 August 1793, commissioners concluded to send a message to Indian nations assembled at the foot of Rapids of Miami River. In letter dated 14 August, and written at Captain Elliot's place, they point out that it has been 15 days since they delivered their speech to the deputies at Captain Elliot's place at the mouth of the Detroit River. Commissioners note that they were promised a speedy...
August 14, 1793 Prolonged Negotiations with Six Nations Benjamin Lincoln Robert McKee Commissioners enclose copy of speech to Six Nations proposing peace, no reply from Indians. Commissioners fear a closing of negotiations prior to completion of treaty due to prolonged waiting for reply from Indians.
March 24, 1797 Attention Needed for Sloop Detroit & Provisioning of Garrisons John Wilkins, Jr. James McHenry Promises to attend to the U.S. sloop Detroit, as she will be needed for the service of the citizens of Detroit and Michilimackinac, as well as the provisioning of various posts.
August 5, 1796 Order of President to Direct Dragoons to Join Lieutenant Colonel Gaither James McHenry Anthony Wayne Per request in letter dated 07/30/1796, McHenry inquired about the assemble of dragoons to march to the frontier of Georgia. Orders of President state the dragoons are to meet Lieut. Col. Gaither at either Coleraine on the St. Mary's River or at Fort Fidius.
July 17, 1799 Pittsburgh is the Most Eligible Summer Post John Francis Hamtramck Alexander Hamilton Hamtramck explains why he has selected Pittsburgh instead of Detroit to be his post during the summer months.
August 16, 1793 Continuation of War Benjamin Lincoln Chiefs and Warriors Council of Indian Nations at Rapids of Miami River Inability to agree on boundary line between Indian Nations and U.S. the U.S. could not reach a peace agreement with the Western Indian Nations.
July 21, 1793 Meeting with the Council of the Indians Federal Commissioners Treaty at Sandusky Colonel Alexander McKee The Commissioners inform McKee that they have arrived at the Detroit River and are ready to move to Sandusky in preparation for their meeting with the nations of Indians at the rapids of the Miami. They ask him to expedite the Council of the Indians so that they meet with them without further delay. They hope to arrive at Sandusky at the same time as the Indians.
June 30, 1794 Information given to the Secretary of War John Goodfellow Henry Knox Summary of events leading up to to the fortification of the Rapids of the Miami River.
September 20, 1795 Division of Land and Peace Treaty Anthony Wayne Timothy Pickering Transmitted by Col. O'Hara the original treaty between U.S. and all hostile tribes from North West of the Ohio river. Details on Indian tribes being detained by British and land jobbers. Discussed details of new boundaries and division of land among trading companies from Detroit.
July 21, 1793 Inquiry as to when Indian Nations will arrive at Sandusky Commissioners for Indian Affairs in the Northern Department Colonel Alexander McKee Entry notes that Federal Commissioners left Navy Hall at Niagara on 10 July and arrived at Ft. Erie 11 July 1793. On 14 July set sail for Detroit River; arrived on 21 July; took quarters with Captain Matthew Elliot, assistant to Colonel McKee. Commissioners want to know when the nations of Indians are ready to move from Council at Rapids of Miami to Sandusky.
September 11, 1793 Detailed Account of Failed Peace with Indians Benjamin Lincoln Jonathan Adams Lincoln provided details on failed peace with Indian tribes from North of the Ohio River. Failed negotiations by commissioners, travel to Detroit.
August 16, 1793 Response from Federal Commissioners for Sandusky Conference to General Council at rapids of Miami speech of 13 August 1793 Federal Commissioners Treaty at Sandusky Chiefs and Warriors Council of Indian Nations at Rapids of Miami River Response to Council of Miami Rapids speech of 13 August 1793 [received 16 August and submitted on the same day] and relayed via two Wyandot runners from Captain Elliott's at the mouth of the Detroit River. Addressed to the Chiefs and Warriors of the Indian Nations assembled at the foot of the Miami Rapids. The commissioners restate that it is impossible to make the Ohio River the the boundary...
August 19, 1796 Enclosed Letters, Directions to Proceed to Fort Fidius James McHenry Anthony Wayne Orders to direct commander of cavalry to proceed to Fort Fidius; Major Craig to send whiskey down Ohio to Detroit.
September 28, 1796 Description of Detroit Doctor Charles Brown Samuel Hodgdon Delayed writing Hodgdon in hopes of visiting him, just received news Brown cannot leave Detroit. Describes Detroit, its inhabitants as mostly French with some Scottish merchants. Will procure a fox skin for Mrs. Hodgdon next spring. Mentioned Dr. Barton never received Brown's letter and collection of plants from Fort Jefferson. Supposed rebels in Pittsburgh destroyed them.
May 18, 1799 Encloses Communications; Requests Opinion about Garrisons in Detroit James McHenry Alexander Hamilton Encloses communications with Major Bradley, Colonel Hamtramck and Colonel Strong. Refers to nearby Indian chiefs. Requests opinion on garrisons at Detroit with men and non-commissioned officers.
August 21, 1793 Letter to Major General Anthony Wayne, Fort Washington from Federal Commissioners Sandusky Conference on Indian decision not to treat Federal Commissioners Treaty at Sandusky Anthony Wayne Commissioners report that they are returning from the mouth of Detroit River, where they waited for four weeks for Indians to close the council at rapids of Miami in order to convene treaty proceedings at Sandusky. They report that the Indians have determined not to treat at all; final answer on this matter received 16 August. Commissioners continue to hope for peace and express thanks to General...
August 19, 1790 Comments on Western Border Incidents Arthur Campbell Henry Knox Appears to address various situations on the western boundary of the U.S., from Georgia to Detroit.
April 11, 1799 Martial Law at Detroit James McHenry Alexander Hamilton McHenry discusses the imposition of martial law in Detroit which has resulted in complaints from Detroit's inhabitants. The President argues that martial law is necessary to prevent the sale of liquor to soldiers and General Wilkinson maintains that martial law has been in effect since 1785.
August 16, 1793 Message to Assembled Chiefs at Rapids of Miami River Timothy Pickering [not available] Copies of transactions sent to Chiefs of Western Indian Nations, Commissioners expressed disappointment that a peace treaty could not be reached.