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June 28, 1793 Letter from Canadian Colonel Alexander McKee to Federal Commissioners for Conference at Sandusky Colonel Alexander McKee Federal Commissioners Treaty at Sandusky Commissioners note in 29 June 1793 entry above letter from McKee, that Captain Elliott arrived with deputation of twenty Indians for nations assembled at foot of Miami Rapids and delivered McKee's letter to the Federal Commissioners. McKee assures commissioners that he will let them know when Indians are ready to meet at Sandusky.
August 23, 1793 Letter from Federal Commissioners to Lieutenant Tinsley, commanding officer Fort Franklin, [no. 1] Federal Commissioners Treaty at Sandusky Lieutenant Tinsley Letter from Federal Commissioners for Sandusky conference request assistance from Lieutenant Tinsley in expediting dispatch of letters to Major Craig at Pittsburg, to include the provision of armed guard. They relate that the western Indians have refused to make peace and ask that Tinsley communicate this information appropriately in order to ensure due vigilance on the frontier.
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
July 10, 1793 Requesting Orders to General Wayne to Abstain from Hostilities Federal Commissioners Treaty at Sandusky George Washington In this letter the Federal Commissioners for Sandusky Conference request that President Washington issue fresh orders to Major General Anthony Wayned to abstain from hostilites and to remain quietly at posts.
June 28, 1793 Letter from Federal Commissioners for Sandusky conference to Major Isaac Craig on interpreters, wampum, runners, and timing of Sandusky Conference Federal Commissioners Treaty at Sandusky Isaac Craig [not available]
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.
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 16, 1793 Letter from Federal Commissioners Sandusky conference to Chiefs of Six Nations regarding end of peace talks Federal Commissioners Treaty at Sandusky Chiefs Six Nations Commissioners resending message to Chiefs of Six Nations. They also inform the Chiefs of the break down in peace talks over the Council at rapids of Miami River insistence that Ohio River be mutually agreed upon as the boundary between Indian and United States lands. Commissioners will return home with the first fair wind for Ft. Erie, and report proceedings to President of United States General...
August 23, 1793 Federal Commissioners to Lt. Col Clarke, or officer commanding at Pittsburg Federal Commissioners Treaty at Sandusky Colonel Clarke Western Indians have refused to make peace. Federal Commissioners inform Lt Col Clarke that pursuant to instructions from Secretary of War Henry Knox, they send letters to Major General Wayne, to be forwarded from Pittsburgh. They ask for the aid of troops if necessary to assist conveyance.
August 23, 1793 Federal Commissioners to Major Craig [letter no. 3] on delivery of letters to Major General Wayne by multiple means Federal Commissioners Treaty at Sandusky Isaac Craig Federal Commissioners sending letters by multiple means of dispatch for General Anthony Wayne, reporting that the treaty talks with the western Indians have collapsed.
August 11, 1793 Letter from Federal Commissioners of Sandusky conference to Colonel McKee regarding delay in response from deputation of Indian Nations assembled at rapids of Miami Federal Commissioners Treaty at Sandusky [not available] The Federal Commissioners for the Sandusky Conference, in writing to Colonel McKee, lament that it has been 14 days and no answer has arrived from rapids at Miami. They ask for McKee's help in getting the proceedings moving in order to forestall the closing of negotiations. This message was accompanied by wampum and given to Onandago and Oneida runners. Their instructions were to present the...
June 7, 1793 Federal Commissioners note to Governor Simcoe on Sandusky Conference proceedings Federal Commissioners Treaty at Sandusky Lieutenant General John Graves Simcoe Federal Commissioners beg leave to suggest the following to Governor Simcoe of Upper Canada. Request that all proper means be used to ensure success. Ask the Governor for assistance in making preparatory arrangements; that all the efforts will be fruitless unless means are used to counteract the deep seated prejudice against whites based on the acts of a few. As an example, Commissioners point...
December 4, 1793 Submission to House of Representatives Knox's instructions to the Federal Commissioners appointed to treat with Indians north of Ohio, their reports, and statement of troops of Legion of United States and certain intelligence from Major General Wayne Henry Knox Speaker of the House Jonathan Trumbull Jr. Ordered by President of United States General George Washington, Knox submits to the Speaker of the House of Representatives his instructions to the Federal Commissioners for the Sandusky Conference, their journal reports, statements regarding troops in Legion of United States and intelligence from Major General Anthony Wayne.
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...
June 26, 1793 Journal entry, invitation to General Chapin to attend proceedings at Sandusky Federal Commissioners Treaty at Sandusky Henry Knox During a meeting of commissioners held on 26 June 1793, it was thought expedient to invite General Israel Chapin, Superintendent of Six Nations, to attend the treaty at Sandusky. Chapin accepted after being assured of reasonable compensation for his services.
August 23, 1793 Commissioners Report Their Arrival at Fort Erie Commissioners for Indian Affairs in the Northern Department Isaac Craig Federal Commissioners to Major Craig [letter no. 1] on arrival at Fort Erie and delivery of letters by separate conveyance to Major General Anthony Wayne and General Knox, and refusal of western Indians to make peace. Commissioners note arrival at Fort Erie on Friday, 23 August 1793 and dispatched letters to Major General Wayne and General Knox. They request multiple conveyance, utmost speed and...
June 7, 1793 Letter from Federal Commissioners Sandusky Conference to Governor Simcoe Federal Commissioners Treaty at Sandusky [not available] Simcoe conveys that British officers will attend Sandusky Conference. Chief of Senekas [Senecas] believes that open communication with Governor Simcoe on treaty would have salutary effect; Governor will give his opinion about it. Presence of officers would add to security. [Same day, separate note from Governor Simcoe]. Governor is impressed by the importance of the negotiations and will help...
August 12, 1793 Journal entry: decision by Federal Commissioners to proceed without delay to Miami River Federal Commissioners Treaty at Sandusky Captain Henry Ford Commissioners have received no information from the Indian Council at rapids of Miami and have decided to proceed to Miami bay or river in order to communicate and receive an answer. Captain Ford, commander of vessel Dunmore, contacted by letter.
August 23, 1793 Letter from Federal Commissioners to Lieutenant Tinsley, commanding officer Fort Franklin, [no. 2] requesting assistance in delivery of letters to Pittsburg Federal Commissioners Treaty at Sandusky Lieutenant Tinsley Federal commissioners at Sandusky conference request assistance in getting letters to Major Craig at Pittsburg as quickly as possible. They recommend use of Indian Runners; but if available can use trustworthy Allegheny Indians who are knowledgeable of the path the Pittsburg. Request help for Sylvester Ash with passage by water; asking for canoe men. Letter closes by suggesting one letter by...
July 9, 1793 Remarks of Federal Commissioners and Indian Chiefs at Sandusky Conference Captain Joseph Brant [not available] Council convened on 9 July 1793 at Navy Hall Niagara. Captain Brant, interpreter furnished opening remarks of good will and conducted ceremony with strings and belts. Chiefs state that the Western Indians are of one mind, and if they can agree with whites, peace may ensue. Prior treaties were not binding because they did not account for all the tribes as one. Chief then provide the nations in...
August 23, 1793 Letter to Captain Israel Chapin, Canandaigua requesting that Chapin forward letter to General Knox with utmost dispatch Federal Commissioners Treaty at Sandusky Israel Chapin Jr Presumably addressed to the younger Israel Chapin, from the Federal Commissioners for Sandusky Conference; they report that the Western Indians refuse to make peace and ask that Chapin forward correspondence to General Knox regarding such with utmost dispatch.
August 21, 1793 Letter from Federal Commissioners for Sandusky conference to Henry Knox on western Indian refusal to make peace [not available] Henry Knox The Commissioners detail the failed efforts to negotiate peace with the Indians. The Indian Council wanted the boundary to be the Ohio River, a term to which the United States would not agree. The Commissioners met with the Chiefs of the Six Nations following the council.
July 10, 1793 Letter from the Federal Commissioners at the Sandusky Council Federal Commissioners Treaty at Sandusky Henry Knox Commissioners comment that deputation of Western Indians a fortunate event. Discuss the request for fresh orders from President of United States for General Wayne troops to remain quiet at post. Captain Brant has information that Wayne's troops have cut fresh roads from Ft Washington to Indian country in a direction that would miss Ft Jefferson. Evidence of stockpiling of provisions that appear...
December 16, 1793 Table of Contents Volume II, including instructions to commissioners appointed to treat with Indians north of Ohio, statement relative to Southwestern Frontier & the Creek and Cherokee Indians, letter accompanying return of ordnance and military stores of United States Henry Knox [not available] Table of contents includes instructions for commissioners appointed to treat with Indians north of Ohio [Sandusky Conference], and a journal of the proceedings; a letter from Secretary of War Henry Knox accompanying a return of ordnance, arms and military stores of United States; and statement relative to the South Western frontiers as connected with the State of Georgia and the Creek Indians,...
August 9, 1793 Journal entry on prospects for peace from Council at Miami River Federal Commissioners Treaty at Sandusky Henry Knox Some Munsee and Chippewas came to see the Commissioners from United States. Report that chiefs want peace. Some are going home. Some want peace so they can return to hunting without fear or interruption. Captain Bunbury [British escort for the Commissioners], said that one of the Indians that arrived on this day is an Ottawa. This Indian said the Shawanese and others were strong for war and will...