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August 9, 1798 Peter Schuyler's Inappropriate Activity at Indian Negotiations Oliver Wolcott, Jr. Alexander Hamilton Refers to the incident where Peter Schuyler inappropriately attended a negotiation with Indians at Fort Stanwix, bringing his own interpreter. His presence frustrated the proceedings and caused concerns of authority, particularly with Mr. Campbell.
June 12, 1785 Provisions for prisoners Joseph Carleton Nicholas Fish Prisoners expected at Fort Stanwix; provisions for them are somewhere between Albany and the fort. Asks that Fish take measure to distribute provisions as they come in.
January 19, 1791 Speech of the President to the Seneca Chiefs George Washington Seneca Chiefs Washington refuses to restore any of the lands ceded by the Indians in the treaties of Fort Stanwix and Fort Harmar but assures them that he is still their friend and protector and will help them achieve prosperity by teaching them to raise domestic animals, the use of the plow, and how to raise corn.
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...
July 30, 1793 Indian Council questions the authority of U.S. Indian Commissioners Indian Council at the Rapids of the Miami Federal Commissioners Treaty at Sandusky Speech, discusses boundary line re Treaty of Fort Stanwix; asks for intentions towards boundary line; alludes to White encroachment; questions authority of commissioners based on inability to enforce Treaty of Fort Stanwix
June 12, 1785 Provisions for Prisoners at Fort Stanwix Joseph Carleton Nicholas Fish Carleton has been informed by Major North that forty or fifty prisoners are daily expected to arrive at Fort Stanwix. The provisions for the prisoners, drawn by Captain Lane, are still on the road from Albany. Fish, who is apparently on that road, is to appoint someone to take charge of the provisions and ensure they reach the fort. These are the only supply for the prisoners. Carleton suggests...
1784 Report that Peter Schuyler & Peter Rightman Will Not Be Allowed to Attend Treaty at Fort Stanwix Unknown Author [not available] Memoranda from an unknow origin that discusses the tension between U.S. Indian Commissioners and New York state Indian Commissioners. Formal direction for Peter Schuyler from Mr. Campbell, through the New York Governor, concerning the forthcoming treaty at Fort Stanwix. Both Schuyler and his translator, Peter Rightman, are denied attendance due to their previous distasteful behavior and offering...
January 10, 1791 Speech of Seneca Chiefs to the President Seneca Chiefs George Washington Cornplanter and other Seneca chiefs make their plea to the President to restore some of the land fraudulently taken from them by the Treaty of Fort Stanwix.
July 31, 1793 Speech Regarding Possession of Land and Past Treaties with Indian Confederacy Federal Commissioners Treaty at Sandusky Deputies of the Confederation of Indian Nations Commissioners agreed the boundary line set at the Treaty of Fort Stanwix between the Indians and the British colonies was the Ohio River, but future treaties ceded tracts of land to the U.S. and therefore they could not remove settlers from the land.
November 23, 1784 Reports Offensive Conduct of Peter Schuyler at Fort Stanwix with Indian Treaty Oliver Wolcott, Jr. Unknown Recipient Oliver Wolcott, acting as an Indian Commissioner, forwards a complaint about the conduct of Peter Schuyler to an unspecified addressee. Addresses the impropriety and offensive conduct of Schuyler, who appeared at the treaty negotiations at Fort Stanwix with an interpreter. Schuyler gave liquor to the Indians to counteract negotiations and frustrate trading.
December 1, 1790 The speech of the Cornplanter, Half-Town, and the Great-Tree, Chiefs and Councillors of the Seneca nation, to the Great Councillor of the Thirteen Fires. Cornplanter, Chief of the Senecas [not available] Refers to Washington as the town destroyer. Wish to open their hearts. Mention Treaty of Fort Stanwix. Mentions the resentment toward Six Nations for supporting British during Revolutionary War. Refers to past broken promises regarding treaty lines drawn by Commissioners. Mention John Livingston and Mr. Phelps and dubious land claims and threats of war. Phelps never paid what he promised. Indians...
October 1784 References Indian Treaty, Concern for Nearby Garrisons, Orders for Hostages Oliver Wolcott, Jr. [not available] Honorably transmits articles of treaty with 6 Nations. Questions what to do with Indian hostages. Requests fresh information from Congress, orders to remain at this place to guard hostages and take care of prisoners to be delivered up, ready to take possession of Oswego. Questions need to rebuild church burned down during the war. Concerns about treaty and advise for British garrisons in area....
July 31, 1793 Border Disputes and other issues Commissioners for Indian Affairs in the Northern Department Northwestern Indian Chiefs Speech to be delivered to the Indians. Referring to the Treaty of Fort Stanwix, the Indians have demanded that all whites be removed from the Indian side of the Ohio as a condition of peace. The U.S. commissioner expresses surprise that the Indians felt they were misunderstood previously, and reiterates a sentiment that the Indians, too, must make concessions; says that each sides' concessions...
August 9, 1798 Letter to the Superintendent of Military Stores Michael G. Houdin Samuel Hodgdon Discusses Houdin's accounts and mentions that two hogsheads of clothing needed by soldiers is detained at Fort Stanwix.
July 27, 1793 Speech from the Confederate Indians at Miami Rapids General Council of Indians Commissioners Speech of the Confederate Indians at the Miami Rapids to the U.S. Commissioners of Indian Affairs, where they ask if the United States government will honor the boundary set forth in the Treaty of Fort Stanwick, the Ohio River.
July 27, 1789 Cost of Transportation Between Posts Captain Joseph Brant Gilles Fondie A list of payments for transportation of articles between posts.
December 22, 1798 No Vessel Arriving from Niagara, Etc. Henry Glen Samuel Hodgdon In this mostly illegible letter, the following can be identified: clothing, vessel, Niagara, Kingston, stores, Oswego.
July 27, 1793 Speech of the Wyandot Chief to the Commissioners Wyandot Chief Commissioners of the United States In his speech to the Commissioners, the Wyandot Chief admonishes them that they know very well that the boundary line established by the White People at the Treaty of Fort Stanwix was the Ohio River.
August 27, 1784 Request for additional information Timothy Pickering Joseph Carleton Pickering asks Carleton for additional information about the movement of troops to the frontier posts.
August 25, 1775 Speech by Tiahogwando at Treaty of Six Nations at Albany New York Tiohogwando [not available] This speech was made at Treaty Conference held at Albany New York in August 1775, attended by the Reverend Samuel Kirkland. "Brothers: this is all the Six Nations have to say at present. They would just mention one thing more before they break up. The Six Nations look upon this as a very good time to speak their minds, as here are the representatives of the twelve United Colonies. The dispute...
December 11, 1798 Clothing for the Posts of Oswego & Niagara Samuel Hodgdon Melancton Smith Hodgdon discusses the transportation of shipments of clothing intended for Oswego and Niagara.
July 31, 1793 Speech of the Commissioners of the United States Commissioners of the United States Deputies of the Confederation of Indian Nations Speech of the Commissioners of the United States to the Deputies of the Confederate Nations assembled at the Rapids of the Miami River. Mention disputes over the boundary lines, along with past treaties. Commissioners of the United States include Benjamin Lincoln, Beverly Randolph, and Timothy Pickering.
April 9, 1791 Resolving Land Issues at the Legislature, Etc. Chiefs of the Three Nations Gilles Fondie The Chiefs discuss land-related concerns which they hope Fondie will resolve when the legislature meets during the winter months. Fondie was sick when the legislature met during the previous winter but should be able to attend the next session.
November 19, 1784 Report on a speech to the Indians Arthur Lee Thomas Mifflin Indian Commissioner, Arthur Lee writes randomly to Congress so as to provide a status report on activities.
August 25, 1784 Questions regarding logistical arrangements Timothy Pickering Joseph Carleton Questions regarding logistical arrangements for the support of the commissioners going to Lake Erie to conduct a treaty with the Indian nations.