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November 8, 1792 Peace with the Wabash and Illinois Indians Henry Knox United States Senate Knox informs the Senate that a treaty of peace has been reached with sundry tribes of the Wabash and Illinois Indians and sixteen Wabash chiefs are due to arrive soon in Philadelphia
August 16, 1792 Copy: Attack on Fort Hamilton James Wilkinson Henry Knox Description of an attack on Fort Hamilton by Indians. After repelling the attack, some troops set out after them. Wilkinson has hired spies to infiltrate the belligerents' community.
January 13, 1788 Illinois accounts John Pierce Board of Treasury Letter from the Commissioner of Army Accounts to the Board of Treasury regarding the Illinois accounts.
April 1, 1788 Cession of Illinois Territory by Virginia John Pierce Mr. Wadsworth Encloses a statement of the arguments respecting the settling of the accounts of expenses incurred by Virginia for ceding the Illinois Territory to the national government.
September 5, 1797 Invoice of stores for Fort Massac Isaac Craig [not available] Invoice of stores from Issac Craig to be delivered to Ft Massac, Illinois via Ohio River by John Robinson, who notes that he will deliver the goods to the commanding officer at such place on the river as he shall direct in good order. Items include ammunition, clothing, carpenter tools, ordnance, brandy and medicine. Signed by John Robinson.
July 12, 1792 Separating Certain Tribes from Those at War Winthrop Sargent Henry Knox Sargent believes that a number of tribes located about the Lakes and the Illinois might be separated from those at war if properly approached. The Indians fear Mayet so he should be attached to the cause of the United States or else the rascal will decidedly oppose it. Sargent has petitioned Hamilton for compensation but has received no response.
January 10, 1799 Usurping the People of Illinois Jonathan Rice Jones James McHenry Jones writes concerning the state of those living in the Illinois country, explaining the conditions that aided in the area's decline. Jones cites the conscription of provisions by General Clark's troops as a factor.
May 7, 1793 Washington speaks to the Miamis George Washington "Soldier" Chief of the Miamis Washington awards medals to Miami Chiefs and asks them to wear these decorations as signs of their loyalty to the United States.
August 1, 1799 Articles of Agreement between James O'Hara and James McHenry, August 1799 James O'Hara [not available] Contract for the provision of rations at a number of ports and posts along the Mississippi, Ohio, Illinois, and Wabash rivers.
May 1, 1797 British Invasion Don Manuel Gayoso de Lemos Lieutenant Piercy Smith Pope Intelligence that British troops planned to march on Illinois, Spanish garrison must defend province and must postpone evacuation. Offered housing for U.S. troops.
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...
January 20, 1795 Materials and Transport for Missionaries John Stagg Samuel Hodgdon Hodgdon asked to furnish transportation for baggage of missionaries Peter Janin and John Francis Rivet going to Pittsburgh for work with the Wabash and Illinois Indians.
August 29, 1798 Contract on the distribution of rations James McHenry [not available] Articles of agreement between Secretary of War James McHenry and James O'Hara for the provision of rations.
November 8, 1791 Report Concerning Indian Boundary Lines Thomas Jefferson [not available] Jefferson delineates the boundaries of the United States and Indian Nations.
September 24, 1792 A Journal of the Proceedings at a Council held with the Indians of the Wabash and Illinois at Post Vincents [on September 24, 1792]. Rufus Putnam [not available] Transcription of speeches given at the council held at Post Vincennes (Vincent's) between U.S. and Wabash and Illinois Nations. Durcoigne chosen unanimously to speak for all tribes present. The French, English, and Spanish never took lands from Indians, they expect the same respect from Americans. Indians blame English for tomahawk to attack American settlers. Indians wish to keep the...
November 6, 1797 Request for Information on Indian Settlements James Wilkinson Col. Edgar Letter, asks for information re indian settlements; asks for information re river navigation.
March 26, 1790 The Secretary of the Department of War was referred the petition of John Rogers on behalf of himself, James Merriwether and John Throuston Henry Knox [not available] page 115 doc 111. Claim for half pay for life based on service in the cavalry of Illinois County. Secretary of War stated claim was inadmissible.
1801 List of contractors and prices for rations for the year 1801 [not available] [not available] List of contractors for 1801, with the locations contracted and the prices for rations.
1799 Contract Respecting the Provision of Rations James McHenry [not available] An unsigned agreement between James McHenry, Secretary of War, and an unidentified procurer in which the procurer agrees to provide rations to the listed locations at the designated prices.
September 20, 1795 Division of Land and Peace Treaty Anthony Wayne Timothy Pickering Transmitted by Col. O'Hara the original treaty between U.S. and all hostile tribes from North West of the Ohio river. Details on Indian tribes being detained by British and land jobbers. Discussed details of new boundaries and division of land among trading companies from Detroit.
[not available] Supplying the Western Army Jonathan Steele James McHenry Provides a list of locations and figures. Discusses the contract with Williams, Phelps & Smith. Phelps thought he could supply his tenants. Col. O'Hara proposed that he could supply them cheaper than anybody else. Steele discusses the responsibilities of the Comptroller of the Treasury and the division of responsibilities by geographic location.
August 1, 1799 Articles of Agreement James McHenry [not available] Articles of agreement between the Secretary of War and James O'Hara from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania for the issue of rations at a number of posts and ports.
May 19, 1785 Status of New York's Recruiting Efforts Henry Knox George Clinton Knox wants to be informed of the measures being taken by the state of New York to raise the proportion of troops authorized by the Act of Congress of the 12th of April 1785. These troops are needed to provide security for the Commissioners of Indian Affairs treating with the tribes of the Wabash and Illinois Rivers.
September 27, 1792 Treaty with the Wabash and Illinois Tribes Rufus Putnam Wabash and Illinois Tribes A Treaty of peace and friendship, made and concluded between the President of the United States and the undersigned kings, chiefs, and warriors of the Wabash and Illinois tribes.
September 12, 1790 Suggestions to Build Post Near Miami Village Henry Knox Arthur St. Clair Suggestions made by St. Clair taken under consideration by Knox and President Washington, subsequent ideas relative to establishing military posts northwest of the Ohio river discussed. Influence of the posts on British relations and Indian relations addressed, fear of war with Indians and retaliation from British. Protection of public lands paramount.