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January 31, 1786 Treaty with the Shawnee nation Commissioners Plenipotentiary Chiefs of the Shawnees Articles of a Treaty concluded at the mouth of the Great Miami between the commissioners plenipotentiary of the U.S. and the chiefs and warriors of the Shawnee nation. Describes the lands to be retained and relinquished by the Shawanee Nation.
May 16, 1795 Copies of Indian Treaties Timothy Pickering Anthony Wayne Duplicates of letters pertaining to treaty with western Indians that took place at Fort McIntosh, Great Miami, Fort Harmar, and Kon-on-daigua. Also enclosed document that must be authorized by the President.
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.
January 19, 1795 Massapanashiwiske or the Bad Bird's reply to the Commander in Chiefs speech the 19th of Jany. Massapanashiwiske [not available] Response from the Four Nations from Michilemackinac Michigan. Message of peace, plans to meet again at the Miami villages to discuss peace again. Requests the help of the interpreter to take the good news of peace to other villages.
1794 Extracted letter Henry Knox Anthony Wayne Extract, discusses elements of Wayne's campaign.
November 13, 1793 Enclosed Warrants No. 130 and No. 136 Caleb Swan Joseph Howell Enclosed warrants, muster and pay rolls. Request for money to be forwarded as soon as possible.
June 4, 1793 Memorandum of instructions on treaty negotiations given to Captain Hendricks by Colonel Pickering. Timothy Pickering Captain Hendricks Instructions from the Commissioners to Captain Hendricks. Hostile Indians claim boundary as Ohio; commissioners suggest that Hendricks consider the following in order to explore Indian flexibility on this matter. 1. Admit that some commissioners set up extravagant claims. Emphasize that current commissioners will confine selves to moderate tenets. 2. Former treaties went to great council of...
May 5, 1792 Survey of the Ohio & the Miami Purchases Israel Ludlow Alexander Hamilton Surveyor Israel Ludlow describes for Hamilton the travails of his attempts to survey the Ohio and Miami Companies and the danger and suffering that were involved.
March 21, 1792 Instructions to General St. Clair Henry Knox Arthur St. Clair Post near the Miami Village is an intimidation tactic against aggression by Indians. Knox presumed the post would be a source of jealousy for British officers in neighboring territory, advised against military engagement with Great Britain.
March 8, 1791 A Warning to the Delaware Nation Arthur St. Clair Captain Pipe St. Clair recounts the hostile attitude of the Shawnee and Miami Indians toward the United States. Relying on the friendship of the Delaware, St. Clair recommends Colonel Thomas Procter as emissary.
March 1794 Requests made by John Cleves Symmes [not available] [not available] Report by the Secretary of Treasury, Attorney General and Secretary of War concerning Judge John Cleves Symmes.
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...
August 3, 1795 Treaty of Greenville Henry De Butts [not available] Peace treaty between the United States and the Northwest Indian Confederacy, comprised of the Wyandots, Delawares, Shawnees, Kickapoos, Weas, Ottawas, Chippewas, Putawatomie, Miami, & Eel River tribes. Dictates the end of hostilities, the return of prisoners, cessions of land to the U.S., the new Indian-U.S. boundary, right of white passage over Indian land and waterways, the relinquishment of...
September 12, 1789 Major Doughty Suggests Spot for Headquarters on the Big Miami Josiah Harmar Henry Knox Received notice that Major Doughty arrived at Little Miami and will go to Big Miami. Suggests location for headquarters opposite Vicking River with never failing springs.
November 26, 1790 On the building of forts on the Miami of the lake; French settlers at Gallipolis; lack of provisions Arthur St. Clair Henry Knox St. Clair had discussed the advisability of building a fort on the Miami of the Lake, in case of success by the military expedition, but Knox turned him down because of concern over costs. St. Clair says not so great a force would have been necessary. Indians cannot concentrate for long because they do not have any economy with provisions. Discusses British support of the Indians with ammunition....
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.
April 23, 1795 Proceedings from the Council at Fort Knox Unknown Author [not available] Boundary disputes brought forth by Wabash Indians advised by Capt. Pasteur to be brought forth at the meeting for the Treaty at... Remarks to General Kinkapoo on lies by Col. Hamtramck regarding the change in venue of treaty signing. British corrupted council house with lies and United States will never meet in the Miami Village again. Great Chiefs agreed to attend council in...
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.
June 8, 1793 Opinion on Requests Made by John Cleves Symmes Alexander Hamilton John Symmes Hamilton, Randolph, and Knox direct Judge Symmes to take action relative to the purchase of land discussed in the recent treaty. An academy is to be laid in the center of the patented tract. The boundaries of the tract are to be run as desribed in this letter.
July 26, 1792 Letter from John Smith to Samuel Hodgdon on arrival of new Quartermaster General, shipment of corn, and inquiry regarding tract of land near fork of Little Miami River John Smith Samuel Hodgdon Smith expresses pleasure at hearing from Mr Harris that Hodgdon has arrived safely at Pittsburg. Hodgdon's successor as Quartermaster General of the Army (though not without many fears) has yet to arrive at Fort Washington. Discusses arrival of corn; losses great due to multitude of rats. Discusses 1500 acre tract of land lying in fork of little Miami River; asks Hodgdon to inquire about it and...
August 1, 1793 Commissioners Clarifying Misunderstanding Commissioners for Indian Affairs in the Northern Department [not available] Commissioners announced they would anxiously wait for reply from Council at Rapids of the Miami River.
December 29, 1790 The reply of the President of the United States to the speech of the Cornplanter, Half-Town, and Great-Tree, Chiefs and Councillors of the Seneca nation of Indians. George Washington [not available] Asks that his speech be kept in remembrance of the friendship of the United States. Asks that the miseries of the late war be forgotten. Acknowledges difficulties with sales of land; notes that General Government is only authority for such sales and treaties. Says that John Livingston was not legally authorized to treat; but no evidence that Oliver Phelps defrauded. Mentions the fatherly care...
August 8, 1793 Journal entry regarding disposition of proceedings of Indian Council at Miami relative to peace and war Federal Commissioners Treaty at Sandusky [not available] Captain Hendrick's men report that the Indian Council at Miami is for peace, with exception of Shawanese, Wyandots, Miamis and Delawares, who eventually yielded to the peaceful opinions of others. Commissioners should receive invitation from confederated nations to meet council at mouth of Miami River this week
June 27, 1796 Evacuation Orders James McHenry Anthony Wayne McHenry informs Wayne that the governor of Canada has instructed the British army's evacuation of Fort Miami, Fort Detroit and Fort Michilimackinac. McHenry requests that Wayne make an account of the action.
July 15, 1785 Form a Company of Infantry to Attend Indian Treaties Henry Knox Nicholas Fish Congress directs that a company of Infantry be detached to Fort McIntosh to attend the Indian Commissions during the treaty being held at the falls of the Ohio and mouth of the Great Miami River. Fish is ordered to form a full company of Infantry from the recruits of the state, to be ready to march by the 25th. Fish must also make a return of camp equipage and other articles necessary for the...