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Date Title Author Recipient Summary
July 28, 1787 Petition from the Inhabitants of Post Vincennes to Congress Inhabitants of Post Vincennes Josiah Harmar Pledge of loyalty to United States government and ask that their petition be transmitted to Congress
August 29, 1796 Interception of French Documents, Sale of Information to British Anthony Wayne James McHenry Lieut. Taylor returned from trip to Fort Knox with letters from France that had been intercepted on en route to Fort Vincennes. Some object/document sold to the British government. Accounts mentioned. Enclosed extract from letter by Capt. Pike regarding repairs. No news on "royal chest" mentioned in letter 28th ultimo.
July 26, 1787 Petition of the Inhabitants of Post Vincennes. Inhabitants of Post Vincennes [not available] Petition comes from French settlers at Post Vincennes who profess their loyalty to the United States. Petitioners ask for 500 acres of land and that a public district be established.
August 16, 1792 Peace Treaty with Indians, Goods and Prisoner Exchange Rufus Putnam Henry Knox Prisoners and goods traveled down river this morning, supply to meet demands for 700 Indians to gather at Post Vincennes, hopes his choices of goods meet desires of War Department. Hopes exchange of Indian prisoners will show sign of good faith and result in a peace treaty.
September 13, 1796 Affirming Arthur St. Clair's Position in the Northwest Territory James McHenry Arthur St. Clair McHenry confirms St. Clair's official position with Indian affairs in the Northwest territory, and states he expects St. Clair to personally attend the investigation into the murder of two Indians at Fort Vincennes, and enforce the terms of our treaties.
August 7, 1787 Petition to Congress from the American inhabitants at Post Vincennes. Bartholomew Tardiveau Congress of the United States American inhabitants at the Post of Vincennes express concern that the rights of their neighbors the French had not a more solid foundation than a gift from the Indians. Hope that Congress will grant a tract of 500 acres to every male inhabitant of district adjoining French settlers.
April 10, 1795 Receipt for Pay as an Interpreter Joseph Lemotte [not available] Receipt for $20 paid for work as an interpreter at Vincennes.
August 4, 1787 Address to Colonel Josiah Harmar from American Settlers at Post Vincennes American inhabitants at Post Vincennes Josiah Harmar American settlers at Port Vincennes maintain hope that Congress will condescend to look favorably upon their petition, which they have transmitted to Harmar.
June 20, 1794 Council Meeting at Vincennes Unknown Author [not available] First day of Council at Vincennes, speech by Captain Pasteur on the protective relationship between the United States and the Indian Nations. Several speeches by warriors who swore to never take up arms against their Father (George Washington).
February 14, 1793 Meeting with Friendly Tribes at Vincennes Rufus Putnam Henry Knox Putnam descirbes his meeting with friendly tribes at Vincennes where the Indians were given clothing, blankets, and ornaments to confirm the friendship of the American government.
December 20, 1792 Treaty Signed at Post Vincennes, Etc. Rufus Putnam Henry Knox Despite poor health, General Putnam has been successful in negotiating a treaty at post Vincennes and encloses a journal of the proceedings during the negotiations and his speech to the Indians. He is still awaiting word from the Delawares regarding their intentions.
February 4, 1796 Clothing Return Jonathan Meigs Samuel Hodgdon Clothing stores at Fort Washington accounted for in detail.
February 11, 1793 Indian Land Only Available to the United States Rufus Putnam Henry Knox Putnam assures Knox that neither he nor the Indians at the council at Vincennes ever considered that they had a right to sell their lands to any other power than the United States.
January 22, 1791 Troops in the Service of the United States. Henry Knox [not available] Statement of the number of troops in the service of the United States in Georgia and on the Western Frontiers.
August 25, 1790 General Court Martial of David Core and Michael Graff Henry Knox Josiah Harmar Proceedings of general court martial of which Major John F. Hamtramck was President, was held at Fort Knox, Post Vincennes for the trial of David Core, Artillery and Michael Graff, Infantry, have been submitted to President of United States. Approves sentence of death passed on David Core, but disapproves of sentence against David Graff and orders that he be released from confinement.
April 10, 1795 [Receipt of Joseph Lemotte] Joseph Lemotte [not available] Acknowledged receipt of pay for interpreter at Post Vincennes as specified by warrant issued by A. Wayne.
October 9, 1786 Extracts of General Clark's Speeches to the Different Nations of Indians on the Wabash and their Answers George Rogers Clark [not available] Clark invites the Indian nations to a Grand Council in November. Location of grand council disputed; Clark says the meeting will be at Clarksville but the Indian leaders state that councils are always held at port St. Vincennes.
April 30, 1787 Return of Soldiers from Post St. Vincennes Charles Thomson Edmund Randolph Congress disbanded the soldiers currently posted at Post St. Vincennes. Thompson requested that this public act be private knowledge until the Sec. of War could make arrangements for the mens transportation.
February 13, 1793 Unauthorized Sale of Indian Land Rufus Putnam Henry Knox Putnam explains that the chiefs did not express themselves clearly at the council. The alleged sale of land to Louis Viviatte was not valid because it was made by those who had no authorty to sell.
January 2, 1792 Sargent discusses the Battle of the Wabash with Knox Winthrop Sargent Henry Knox Letter, discusses Indians; discusses defeat of St. Clair's campaign; advises use of Indians in future campaigns.
August 15, 1792 Indian Relations Henry Knox William Blount Councils with Choctaws and Chickasaws did not produce any results, parties of Indians from the lower towns to attack boats and party under command of Gov. Blount. Companies of infantry assembled to fight banditti a formidable group, U.S. seeking peace.
June 15, 1788 Report from Colonel Josiah Harmar Josiah Harmar Henry Knox Reports on the movements of General St. Clair who arrived at Fort Pitt and later attended to affairs at Ligonier. Major Doughty proceeds in a barge. Large boat laden with provisions for treaty set out for Falls of Muskingum. Mentions his tour to Mississippi River and visits to several villages on American and Spanish side. Discusses provisions to Post Vincennes, volume of emigration. Discusses...
January 18, 1800 Receipt of Louis Severe Louis Severe [not available] Payment in full made to Severe for services as interpreter, with enclosed document certifying Severe's service.
August 3, 1795 Treaty with the Western Indians War Office Unknown Recipient Articles of peace proposed in a treaty between the United States and the Northwest Indian tribes; later known as the Treaty of Ghent.
June 17, 1792 Movement and Intentions of the Miami Indians John Francis Hamtramck Henry Knox Reports on the situation at his post and gives the latest information on the movement and intentions of Miami Indians and his contacts and negotiations with the Indians