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May 8, 1792 Instructions to Capt. Hendrick Aupaumut Henry Knox Captain Hendrick Aupaumut The Secretary at War dispatches Captain Aupaumut, Chief of the Stockbridge Indians, to the Great Council of Indians at Lake Erie. Aupaumut is instructed to convey to the Indians that the desire for peace, on the part of the United States, is rooted in a concern for humanity, not fear. At the end of the document, Aupaumut signs a receipt for silver ear and nose jewels to be distributed to the...
January 22, 1801 Dicussing with Congressman Nicholas the Possibility of a Pension for Mr. Hendrick William Simmons John Nicholas Simmons writes Congressman Nicholas about the claim of Benjamin Hendrick for a pension. Simmons feels that this subject is a matter for the Secretary of War, but notes that he does not deem himself knowledgeable enough to determine whether the Secretary of War will place Hendrick on the pension list under the circumstances explained to Simmons by Nicholas. Simmons suggests that a special...
May 11, 1791 Conquest Ought to be Relinquished Henry Knox Reverend Samuel Kirkland Knox discusses the embassy to the Western Indians. He stresses that in the future the idea of conquest ought to be relinquished in favor of fair purchases.
July 16, 1792 Message to Hostile Indians of the Delaware Nation Captain Hendrick Aupaumut [not available] Speech of Captain Aupaumut to the Delaware Indians. Asks for show of peace; mentions frontier forts; mentions Indian land complaints.
May 22, 1792 Instructions to Brig. Gen. Rufus Putnam Henry Knox Rufus Putnam The Secretary at War instructs General Rufus Putnam as follows: "Your first great object upon meeting the Indians will be to convince them that the United States requires none of their lands." Knox authorizes Putnam to allow the Indians to keep U.S. Army officers as hostages in order to secure the agreement of the Chiefs to travel to Philadelphia.
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, 1791 Queries by Captain Hendrick to Stockbridge Indians Timothy Pickering [not available] Questions and answers regarding stipulations of treaty with United States and the Six Nations of Indians, at Newtown, New York, June 27th, 1791. U.S. promised peace and retention of lands for Western Indians.
December 8, 1789 Regarding supply of garrisons at West Point and Springfield Alexander Hamilton Nathaniel Gorham Regarding Gorham's proposal that he and Oliver Phelps supply the garrisons at West Point New York and Springfield Massachusetts: the supply has been undertaken by the former contractor Melancton Smith and Hendrick Wykoff.
August 27, 1798 French Letter Concerning the Departure of General Pinckney Louis Hory Timothy Pickering Refers to General Pinckney and Captain Hendrick Hendrickson. Pickering's cover letter states that Hory's letter gives the details of Pinckney's departure from France for New York in mid-August.
May 4, 1792 Appropriations of money to Indian tribes Timothy Pickering Unknown Recipient Appropriation of monies for the Oneida, Tuscarora, and Stockbridge Indians.
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...
July 28, 1791 COPY: Enclosed Letters and Extracts from Pickering John Stagg Arthur St. Clair In Secretary of War's absence, Stagg transmitted letters from Pickering who was in the process of negotiating a peace with the hostile Indians.
July 16, 1791 Route of Hendrick to Hostile Western Indians Timothy Pickering Henry Knox Step by step route of Hendricks route by way of Niagara and Grand River.
June 20, 1791 Council Fire for Peace Captain Hendrick Aupaumut [not available] The Stockbridge Chief expresses his gratitude to Captain Aupaunot that they have been able to come together in friendship and peace.
August 2, 1799 Letter from the Accountant of the War Department William Simmons John Henry Simmons provides an account balance and informs Henry to expect payment from John Dexter.
September 24, 1792 Growing Indian Hostilities General Israel Chapin Henry Knox Peace could not be reached with hostile Indians. Canada Indians perplexed at at inability to reach peace. Council fire between Canada Indians, Delaware, and Shawnee moved to the mouth of the Muskingum.
July 21, 1791 Embassy to the Western Indians, Etc. Timothy Pickering Henry Knox Pickering discusses the embassy to the Western Indians, land surveying, and a letter's mistranslation.
July 5, 1792 Report from Fort Washington Rufus Putnam Henry Knox Report on Army affairs on the Ohio frontier, report of an Indian attack on an Army detachment near Fort Jefferson, estimated Indian intentions, and recommendations on negotiations with the Indians
July 22, 1792 Peace with Most of the Western Tribes Rufus Putnam Henry Knox Despite the murders of several American officers by Indians, Putnam is still optimistic about the prospects of achieving peace with most of the western tribes, thereby detaching them from the tribes who originated the war.
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.
June 5, 1792 The State of Indian Talks; Threat of Attack Rufus Putnam Henry Knox Putnam informs Knox of the state of the negotiations between the US and some of the northern tribes and warns that any attack by the US on Indian towns would severely hinder the talks and endanger all US citizens in the vicinity of the attack.
January 19, 1795 Letter from the Reverend Samuel Kirkland to Colonel Timothy on New York Governor Clinton; land transactions of Peter Smith; Thonoghleyo and Big Beard and their service during the Battle of Saratoga for General Benedict Arnold Reverend Samuel Kirkland Timothy Pickering Kirkland writes from Oneida New York and reports that he is enclosing some extracts from New York Governor Clinton’s speech and letters to the Oneidas respecting their affairs and improvement of the reservation. Captain Jacob Reed has assisted. The name of the surveyor who surveyed Peter Smith’s land leased of the Oneidas is Joseph Arnum or Arnen. On the other leases, he has no information. ...
August 11, 1793 Journal entry on report from Senekas [Senecas] regarding Council at rapids of Miami and prospects for peace Federal Commissioners Treaty at Sandusky Henry Knox King's Vessel named Chippewa arrived from Detroit, bound for Fort Erie with Senekas aboard. The Senekas are known to General Chapin and Jones, interpreter. Report from one says 4 nations want war. Six Nations chiefs planned to addressed them more than is customary. If no success, would go home. Farmer's Brother suggesting no peace will be made. Both six nations and seven nations of Canada want...
January 5, 1792 Letter from the Reverend Samuel Kirkland to Secretary of War Henry Knox on arrival at Oneida with a number of Oneida Chiefs, dissent between Western Confederacy and Six Nations, St. Clair's defeat, meeting of Chiefs at Philadelphia, and condition of Captain Brant Reverend Samuel Kirkland Henry Knox Kirkland informs Knox of arrival at Oneida with a number of Oneida Chiefs, conducted back from Albany New York. Captain John and Peter Asequitte set out with Colonel Pickering's invitation speech for Buffaloe Creek. Defeat of St. Clair's army has alarmed the Senekas and Six Nations. Message sent to Senekas and Captain Brant from Western Confederacy on intentions to visit Six Nations and desire...
June 5, 1792 We Shall Unite in Friendship & Love Rufus Putnam Tribes on the Miami, Tawa, & Wabash Rivers This is a copy of a speech by General Rufus Putnam to the tribes of the Miami, Tawa, and Wabash Rivers in which he assures the Indians of the peaceful intentions of the President and Congress and his plans to meet with the tribal headmen soon to resolve any differences between them and the United States.