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August 31, 1784 All is Well at French Creek Frederick Foose Samuel Hodgdon Reports that all is well at the magazine at French Creek and requests one month's pay to be given to the bearer, Henry Smith.
June 18, 1784 Charge of stores at French Creek Frederick Foose Samuel Hodgdon Agreement to take charge of the U.S. military stores at French Creek.
December 9, 1791 Return of the Powder at French Creek Constant Freeman William Knox The Secretary of War directs that Knox immediately make to his his office a return of the powder at French Creek in Pennsylvania.
October 29, 1787 Report from French Creek Jonathan Heart Henry Knox Heart gives his report on the events occurring in the vicinity of French Creek with particular emphasis on the activities of the local tribes who are anxious to continue trading with Americans.
June 22, 1797 Regarding a French spy John Steele James McHenry Informs McHenry of evidence of a French spy, working to round up a force of Creek Indians on the frontier.
March 1, 1789 Treaty with Creeks and Cherokees Richard Winn Henry Knox A treaty will take place with Cherokee Indians on the upper war-ford of French Broad River, in vicinity of Swananno, North Carolina. Supposes that Creek Indians will also treat.
June 24, 1798 Negotiations Between Hawkins and the Creek Benjamin Hawkins James McHenry A lengthy letter addressing the negotiations between Hawkins and the Creek Indians. The peace belt is also mentioned as well as the introduction of farming and manufacturing.
October 18, 1787 Events of Immediate Consequence; Jonathan Heart Henry Knox Heart reports on the events of immediate consequence occurring in the vicinity of French Creek with particular emphasis on the actions of the local Indian tribes.
July 22, 1799 Consideration of Creek Indians' Refusal to Allow Running of Line Between U.S. & Spanish Florida James McHenry John Adams Quotes a recent letter from General Pinckney reporting that the Creek Indians are reneging on their promise in the Treaty of Coleraine to allow the running of the boundary line between the U.S. and Spanish Florida. Pinckney believes the commotion among the Indians to be the work of a French officer in the Spanish service. Discusses the possibility of altercations with the Creeks. Forwards...
June 15, 1798 Strengthening the Mississippi, Etc. James Ross James McHenry Amidst a discussion of sundry matters, Ross observes that the troops on the western frontier could be easily brought together under the Provisional Army law. He speculates on the intentions of the French in Florida, the reactions of the Spaniards to French incursions, and the need to strengthen the Mississippi.
May 25, 1787 Checking the Indians on the Pennsylvania Frontier Josiah Harmar General William Irvine General Harmar discusses the orders he has received from the War Office respecting the establishment of a small post at the confluence of French Creek and the Allegheny River. The purpose of this garrison is to check the northern Indians from committing depredations on the frontier of Pennsylvania.
May 7, 1797 Expresses Concern about Attitude toward French William Hindman James McHenry Reports recent change of attitude toward the French. Expresses his own opinion about the French.
May 13, 1800 French Version of the Pace Alexander Hamilton Vicomte De Noailles Hamilton delves further into the French system for measuring the pace during a march. He wants to know why the French maintain a uniform pace regardless of velocity since it would seem that paces should increase according to velocity.
January 9, 1792 Indian Council Convened at Buffalo Creek Henry Knox Reverend Samuel Kirkland Knox asks the Reverend Samuel Kirkland to see if he can find out what transpires at an Indian council soon to be convened at Buffalo Creek.
October 9, 1795 Construction and Supply of Troops Isaac Craig Timothy Pickering Assisted Col. Butler in laying out building plan for fortifications at French Creek. As all materials are on hand, Craig believed all building will be completed by the end of the month. Quality of provisions purchased from Canada superior to those from Pennsylvania contractors. Construction under Rochefontaine halted for season.
December 8, 1788 McGillivray's influence; war on Georgia; Creek-Cherokee alliance Richard Winn Henry Knox Winn encloses and discusses McGillivray's letter and suggests that if the Indians don't come to the treaty, they mean war; will come down in great force on Georgia. Reports that a fort between the French Broad and Holston Rivers has been attacked and taken by Cherokees and Creeks. Ten were killed and thirty taken prisoner. War goes on between North Carolina and Cherokees. Believes that Alexander...
August 7, 1793 Notification of Agreement Between U.S. & France Concerning French Ships in U.S. Ports Henry Knox Samuel Huntington Informs Huntington of a recent agreement between the U.S. and the French minister regarding the rights of French ships in neutral U.S. ports.
March 13, 1794 Payments of the French debt Edmund Randolph [not available] Letter from the Secretary of State to the Attorney General, Secretary at War, and Secretary of Treasury. Randolph had a discussion with French agent Mr. Fauchet concerning French requests for a million dollars instalment payment of the debt. Randolph attempted to convince him the impracticability of the request, but Fauchet urged that the French government was in a desperate fiscal situation and...
August 5, 1793 Methods for Postponing a Creek War Henry Knox William Blount "Can there be any practicable modes suggested which would probably postpone a Creek War? If so will you have the goodness to point out such as you may think most effectual for that purpose."
April 9, 1791 Attending the Council at Buffalo Creek Captain O'Beel [not available] Indian Head-Man O'Beel speaks of his attempts to ally himself with the Wyandots who have bad men advising them go go to war with the whites. Despite recent misdeeds by whites against his people, he still intends to attend the council fire at Buffalo Creek where the great men of different tribes are assembling.
June 12, 1798 Requests Defense of US Merchant Ships against French William Hindman James McHenry Outlines clerkship duties. Refers to bills of direct tax and to authorize defense of US merchant ships against the French.
April 28, 1795 Establishing the Post at Presqu' Isle Thomas Mifflin General William Irvine Governor Mifflin provides his instructions for the establishment of the post at Presque Isle.
April 13, 1795 Legal opinion regarding declaration of French minister that vessel belong to France William Rawle Timothy Pickering Presumably in reference to effects of Jay's Treaty. Refers to declaration of French minister that the vessel in question belonged to France. Filed a suggestion on behalf of United States removing judicial power as not amenable to ordinary process of law. Discusses proof of time property came into French possession.
April 1, 1797 Expresses Concern about Attitude toward French William Hindman James McHenry Verifies suspicions when President convened Congress. Questions motives of the French and American attitudes. Seeks protection of commerce. Reports visit with Mr. Perry.
January 7, 1790 Letter from Secretary of War Henry Knox to the Reverend Samuel Kirkland requesting intelligence on the outcome of great council at Buffaloe Creek; meeting of Chiefs at Philadelphia Henry Knox Reverend Samuel Kirkland Knox informs that Good Peter and French Peter will return with Kirkland. Captain Hoops spoke with Farmer's Brother who indicated that a great council was taking place at Buffaloe Creek (Buffalo Creek). Knox wants Kirkland to find out the object of this council. Knox goes on to reiterate the importance of bringing the chiefs to Philadelphia and stresses that they must be persuaded of good...