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Date Title Author Recipient Summary
September 12, 1789 Compiled List Josiah Harmar Henry Knox Bulleted list of questions and statements. Mentioned "hawk notes" and the Pioneer Association of Cincinnati, an essay or writing of some type on the Historical Collections of Tuskcarawa Valley, a transcribed letter from Harmar to Knox regarding construction near a river, the proceedings of the Judiciaries of the Reformed Church of America relative to tyranny and personal suffering. Diagram...
May 4, 1792 Appropriations of money to Indian tribes Timothy Pickering Unknown Recipient Appropriation of monies for the Oneida, Tuscarora, and Stockbridge Indians.
November 8, 1788 Proposed collection of official papers Noah Webster Samuel Hodgdon Webster proposes a printed edition of a collection of official papers, which he claims Philadelphia gentlemen desire. Requests that communications be made with Francis Childs, the printer.
August 31, 1795 Balance Due Samuel Lewis Clark William Simmons Timothy Pickering Simmons certifies that $61.00 is due Samuel Lewis Clark due him for expenses to and from Oneida County with the sum of five thousand dollars which was distributed among the Oneida and Tuscarora Nations as compensation for their individual losses and services during the late war, and the sum of $300.00 paid to James Dean for erecting a saw mill on the Oneida lands, agreeably to 1st and 2d Articles...
February 22, 1801 Certification of payment William Simmons Samuel Dexter Certification of payment; Francis Mentges for sundry articles of clothing, boarding, lodging of four Senecas and one Tuscarora Indian.
December 6, 1791 Mr. Kirkland's estimate for civilizing the Oneida and Onondaga Indians Reverend Samuel Kirkland [not available] Fiscal, describes labor costs re Indian husbandry. Extracted from Kirkland's estimate to General Knox dated Philadelphia 6 Dec 1791. Costs outlined include schoolhouse with 2 schoolmasters; blacksmith; carpenter and wheelwright; Tuscarora and Onondaga farmers; yokes of oxen; draught chains; log dou; plows; hog plows ox carts; hoes; superintendent; harrows; grindstones. The blacksmith and...
September 28, 1796 Description of Detroit Doctor Charles Brown Samuel Hodgdon Delayed writing Hodgdon in hopes of visiting him, just received news Brown cannot leave Detroit. Describes Detroit, its inhabitants as mostly French with some Scottish merchants. Will procure a fox skin for Mrs. Hodgdon next spring. Mentioned Dr. Barton never received Brown's letter and collection of plants from Fort Jefferson. Supposed rebels in Pittsburgh destroyed them.
April 29, 1784 Collection and transfer of funds Council Arthur St. Clair Council upon St. Clair to expedite the collection and transfer of funds. Council, upon considering the exhausted state of the Treasury, and that the public exigencies were such as to call for an immediate supply they have accordingly directed me to call upon you in the most pressing manner to expedite the payment of the money now in your hands, and to use your utmost endeavours in the collection...
February 7, 1794 Council proceedings at Buffalo Creek Unknown Author Unknown Recipient Proceedings of a council holden at Buffalo Creek. Present at the proceedings were leaders of the Mohawk, Cayuga, Oneida, Delaware and Tuscarora nations of Indians. Also present were several individuals representing the United States and Upper Canada. The boundary line was a source of dispute.
November 8, 1791 Report Concerning Indian Boundary Lines Thomas Jefferson [not available] Jefferson delineates the boundaries of the United States and Indian Nations.
September 14, 1790 Refers to Provisions for Upcoming Expedition against Indians Henry Knox Josiah Harmar Believes upcoming expedition expense will be great, but believes economic foresight will help. Discusses supplies provided by contractors who should pay themselves for pack horses. Advised Harmar to be as light as possible. The President will be anxious to hear details of the expedition and its success.
May 24, 1791 Discussion of Expenses Surrounding Transport and Storage of Military Stores Jeremiah Olney Henry Knox Letter, discusses sum charged for removal of stores; discusses monthly allowance to keep public stores.
August 4, 1789 A quit claim from the Four Nations of Indians acknowledging payment and cession of claims Four Nations [not available] Sachems, chiefs, and Warriors of the Mohawk, Onondago, Cuyahuga, and Tuscarora nations, have read papers passed in council at Buffalo Creek between Five Nations and Oliver Phelps; having given up to Seneca Nation, proportions of payment for cash and goods, hereby quit claims to land purchased from the Five Nations by Phelps. Signed in presence of Samuel Street and Lemuel Wilmet.
March 30, 1791 Regarding Appointment to Command Battalion of Levies William Jackson Colonel Moses Rawlings Jackson reports that Secretary of War wished to be informed of Rawling's intentions relative to appointment to command battalion of levies. President of United States General George Washington requests a response to General Knox.
May 5, 1794 Indian affairs and British activity on frontier General Israel Chapin Henry Knox Letter from General Chapin to Secretary Knox; discusses Indians, garrison at Presque Isle, Indian land sales. Also advises Indian claims to Presque Isle, and the threat of Indian attack. Mentions shortage of arms & ammunition. Also discusses frontiers and pioneer life; asks for arms.
March 26, 1799 Questions about Supplies Robert Goodloe Harper James McHenry Writes about collection and transportation of supplies.
[not available] Quote from Samuel Johnson James McHenry [not available] One side begins to tell the recipient about something received from Philadelphia. The other quotes Doctor Johnson "It was a most mortifying reflection for any man to consider what he had done, compared with what he might have done." Follows this with a reflection on a historical figure who expected people to keep appointments to the minute.
March 9, 1788 Discusses Trades with the Delawares and the Moravian Indians Josiah Harmar Henry Knox David Zeisberger, Moravian Indian missionary, has requested an exchange of corn for powder, linen, etc. Refers to encounter with Captain Pipe, chief of the Delawares, who met with Ensign McDowell in great friendship and respect. They intend to trade furs with contractors.
May 10, 1799 Secretary at War forwards a message from the Turcarosa Chiefs to Chapin James McHenry Israel Chapin Jr For informational purposes, the Secretary at War forwards Sacarissa's message to Chapin. The letter from McHenry to Chapin is dated 5 May 1799 and Sacarissa's speech is dated 26 April 1799. Sacarissa's speech is a request for implements of husbandry; ie. farm tools.
January 16, 1794 Information Regarding Payment Major Erkuries Beatty Joseph Howell Beatty recounted the transfer of money and the collection of receipts by Mr. [Hough]. Beatty believed money came from Mr. Carleton of the War Department.
January 26, 1786 Collection from a Speculator George Morgan Timothy Pickering Discusses the collection of money from an individual who apparently had speculated in notes and where he might be found (including a tavern)
October 10, 1794 Request for Name of Unauthorized Collection of Monies William Long David Hemey Long sought name of person who drew money due him so he may recover money owed him. William Fait previously authorized to draw money, but returned power to Long.
July 29, 1796 Accurate Information about the Northwestern Frontier & the Mississippi River Oliver Wolcott, Jr. Anthony Wayne Wolcott is preparing a report for the House of Representatives on the establishment of districts for the collection of duties upon the Mississippi River and upon the northern boundary of the United States. He requests information about the state of the northwestern frontier. He asks about trading posts, settlements, and waterways along Lake Erie, Lake Huron, Lake Michigan, and between the...
March 21, 1794 Settlement of the Sub-Paymasters Joseph Howell Henry Knox The deviation of the paymasters and sub-paymasters from the system prescribed by the Comptroller has prevented Howell from acting on a great proportion of their accounts.
February 26, 1791 Petitions of Several Oneida and Tuscarora Indians Henry Knox [not available] List of names of Indian Chiefs loyal/sincere to United States, followed by a denial of half pay for Indians, with reasoning.