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Date Title Author Recipient Summary
1793 Speech from U.S. envoy to Indians at Venango [not available] [not available] Speech, discusses Indians and war.
August 9, 1791 If You Foolishly Prefer War James Wilkinson Indian Nations Living on the Wabash River Wilkinson warns the Indians of the trouble and distress that will befall them if they ignore the voice of reason and persist in joining those tribes that are waging war against the United States.
July 10, 1791 Notes on the Speeches of Good Peter and Red Jacket A. Bolt Red Jacket Bolt describes in his notes the speeches of Red Jacket and Good Peter and discusses the progress of civilizing the Indians.He talks of the hostility of the Western Indians and mentions Indians and Indian warfare. He alludes to prisoners of war and land sales.
May 20, 1792 Request to Travel to Philadelphia James Wilkinson Wyandot Chief Desire for peace prompted invitation of chiefs to Philadelphia to talk with G. Washington.
February 8, 1794 Melancholy Distress James Leonard Samuel Hodgdon [Partly illegible] Melancholy distress has reduced Leonard to such an extent that he must solicit Hodgon's voice in helping him to find employment.
April 1792 Reply from Five Nations on the death of a young man [possibly Farmer's Brother's Son; and attending conference at the seat of government in Philadelphia Headmen Five Nations [not available] Appears to be a response from the headmen of Five Nations to Colonel Timothy Pickering's invitation to attend conference at seat of government in Philadelphia. The document opens with a reference to a death and ensuing grief. This could be a reference to Colonel Pickering's speech mourning the death of Farmer's Brother's son. Minds were suddenly crushed; a youth was cut down. Drowned in tears...
July 11, 1794 Speech to the Chickasaw Indians Henry Knox George Washington Secretary Knox submits a draft of a speech to the chiefs and warriors of the Chickasaw Nation of Indians. The speech starts out by expressing gratitude in the Chickasaws joining with the U.S. Army in combating the "hostile tribes northwest of the Ohio," who allegedly had been "deaf to the voice of reason and peace."
April 22, 1791 Embassy to the Western Indians, Etc. Reverend Samuel Kirkland Henry Knox Kirkland discusses Indians, Indian warfare, and white aggression. He requests support for an embassy to the Western Indians.
March 26, 1794 Suspicious Death of Captain Bigtree Anthony Wayne Chiefs Six Nations Investigation reports on the death of Captain Bigtree enclosed, with details. Possibly linked to other deaths by the hostile Indians.
July 11, 1794 Draft of a Speech to the Chickasaw Indians Henry Knox Chickasaw Nation of Indians Draft of a speech to the chiefs and warriors of the Chickasaw Nation of Indians. The speech starts out by expressing gratitude in the Chickasaws joining with the U.S. Army in combating the "hostile tribes northwest of the Ohio," who allegedly had been "deaf to the voice of reason and peace." Concludes by stating that any Chickasaw individual who would like to learn to read, write, and manage a...
September 24, 1788 Extolling the Virtues of Mr. Adams, Etc. Benjamin Lincoln George Washington Among many topics, Lincoln discusses the virtues of John Adams as a potential Vice President and his fears that the anti-federalists will hinder the success of the new government.
February 28, 1792 Compensation for Losses Sustained During the War Officers of the Massachusetts Line Alexander Hamilton In a Circular Letter, the Officers of the Massachusetts Line argue that they and their soldiers should be compensated for the losses they incurred during the war for independence.
August 23, 1798 Calling You and General Knox Into Immediate Service Timothy Pickering Alexander Hamilton Pickering reaffirms his support of Hamilton's position as second in command of the Provisional Army despite the opinions of some that the post should by right have been offered to General Knox.
December 18, 1786 Speech of United Indian Nations to Congress Chiefs of Wabash and Illinois Tribes [not available] The Indians are disappointed that they were not included in peace accord with Great Britain; wanted lasting peace. Indians excluded from meetings held regarding peace and property rights, desire future peace be reached with a united voice of the confederacy.
August 31, 1789 Expresses Gratitude for Federal Gazette and Support for the President Josiah Harmar Joseph Howell Thanks him for sending the Federal Gazette, and requests future copies. Wishes to address the President on behalf of their regiment to voice their support and respect.
April 1792 Colonel Pickering address to the Senekas and their Chief mourning the death of Farmer's Brother's Son Timothy Pickering [not available] In this speech, Pickering expresses grief over the death of Farmer's Brother's Son. He says he knew the charming boy and Farmer's Brother took him everywhere. Pickering turns to Farmer's Brother and says that he mourns his loss of an only son. Pickering goes on to describe the power of the great spirit. Closes by asking to let these considerations comfort his heart and assuage his grief; and that...
December 4, 1794 Fair and Equitable Terms of Peace [not available] Anthony Wayne Following the defeat of the northern tribes at the Battle of Fallen Timbers, General Wayne proposes terms for a lasting peace that will serve the interests of both red and white people.
September 24, 1789 Talk of the Commissioners to the Chiefs, Head-men, and Warriors of the Creek Nation Commissioners for Indian Affairs in Southern Department [not available] Reference to calamities of late war with Great Britain; how the United States has recovered and obtained liberty and independence; that the United States is at peace and its numbers are increasing. The Union has grown to manhood and can speak with a louder voice and strike with a stronger arm. Refers to General Washington as the head man of all councils and chief of all warriors. Discusses the...
April 22, 1791 Letter from the Reverend Samuel Kirkland to Secretary of War Henry Knox on prospects for war with Western Tribes; the just designs of Congress regarding the Indians; a proposal to send delegation led by Captain Henrick and a Stockbridge Chief Reverend Samuel Kirkland Henry Knox Kirkland recounts his visit to Philadelphia and his discussions with Knox on reaching an accommodation with the Western Indians; he ascribes part of the problem to unprincipled traders and ignorance regarding congress' intent to do justice to the Indians. Discusses idea of Indian leaders visiting Congress, an idea generated by Cornplanter, who believed that the voice of congress would never...
March 19, 1795 Speech to Wabash Indians Anthony Wayne [not available] Speech to the Wabash Indians.
January 4, 1790 Williams writes Knox from London Jonathan Williams Henry Knox Jonathan William writes Henry Knox from London to discuss the French Revolution. William believes the the French Revolution is a just war for freedom which continues the American tradition of liberty, linking events in France to the American Revolution. He also hopes that the revolution may spread to the Spanish and Portuguese colonies so that they too could have democratic governments.
November 16, 1792 It is our desire for your people to lay down their arms. [not available] [not available] Representatives of the Six Nations report on their mission to the Westward Indians to get them to agree to a peaceful settlement.
June 2, 1786 Speech of Richard Butler Major General Richard Butler [not available] Speech made to Captain Beal regarding Indians and U.S. disputes over land with overtones of peace.
February 25, 1791 Relations with the Five Nations Captain Joseph Brant Superintendant of Indian Affairs Captain Brant discusses the Indian treaty, fraudulent Indian representatives, corruption, and land sales.
September 24, 1797 Speculation Regarding the Policies of the French Directory James McHenry Robert Oliver McHenry speculates about the political situation in France and wonders whether those members of the French Directory who favor peace will be able to prevail over those who favor war.