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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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
February 27, 1794 Report on the Petition of John Edgar Alexander Hamilton Frederick A Muhlenberg The Secretary of Treasury reports on the petition of John Edgar of Kaskaskias to the Speaker of the House of Representatives. Edgar claims to have given gifts to various Indian tribes in Illinois Country, in order to pacify their hostility to white settlers moving west. Edgar claims that he should be compensated for the gift-giving, since it was essential to preserving the lives and property 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.
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.
December 6, 1790 An ACT for granting LANDS to the Inhabitants and settlers at VINCENNES and the ILLINOIS Country, in the Territory north-west of the Ohio, and for confirming them in their Possessions Congress of the United States [not available] Land grant of 4,000 acres to each head of family in the above mentioned counties who were removed from their previous residence.
September 5, 1797 Removal to the Country Until It Is Subsided Powell Dytscott Samuel Hodgdon Because of the agony and anquish caused by the fever, it is foolish to risk valuable men and therefore indipensably necessary to remove them to the country until it subsides.
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.
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 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.
October 6, 1789 Act of Congress Calling for Militia Defense of the Western Territory George Washington Arthur St. Clair Extract of a letter from George Washington to Arthur St. Clair, Governor of the Territory of the United States northwest of Ohio, and Superintendent of Indian Affairs for the Northwestern District. The letter describes a September 29, 1789 act of Congress calling forth the militia for the protection of the frontier from hostile Indian incursions. He instructs St. Clair to ascertain the...
July 8, 1796 Report Regarding Suspected Traitors Anthony Wayne James McHenry Wayne relates to McHenry the movements of Thomas Powers and Victor de Collot, two enemy agents operating in the Northwest Territory, and tells of his conversation with Colonel William St. Clair.
May 19, 1785 Regarding measures adopted by Pennsylvania to raise troops in accordance with congressional mandate Henry Knox Jonathan Dickinson Henry Knox sends to President John Dickinson a letter asking to be informed of the measures adopted by the state of Pennsylvania to raise troops in accordance with congressional mandate. Notes that troops are to attend the commissioners of Indian affairs upon the Wabash or Illinois
March 14, 1792 Articles of Agreement with the tribes of Indians on the Wabash John Francis Hamtramck [not available] This document is an articulation of points of agreement that were voted on and passed at Fort Knox between Major Hamtramck and the Chiefs of the tribes on the Wabash. A provisional article contained in this document places a demand on the tribes of the Wabash to bring the Kickapoo into negotiations with the United States or the Wabash Indians must participate in forcing the Kickapoo from the...
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...
February 27, 1800 Movement of the Corps to the Low Country, Etc. James Wilkinson Alexander Hamilton Wilkinson observes that should the Corps be needed in the Low Country, they should decamp from Pittsburgh and descend the Ohio anterior to the recession of the vernal floods because the voyage may be difficult during the summer months.
January 23, 1799 A Fair and Disinterested Candidate Samuel Mackay Alexander Hamilton MacKay laments the absense of his name from the lists of military appointments, probably due to his birth in a foreign country. He wants Hamilton to know that he is still available for service.
May 4, 1798 Protecting Our Country Against Invaders Unknown Author James McHenry The author assures McHenry that his utmost exertions will be extended to supporting and protecting the country against any invader that dares to attack.
June 28, 1797 Tenuous Situation of the Post at Detroit John Jacob Rivardi Timothy Pickering Major Rivardi provides an assessment of the situation at Detroit with the British, Spanish, and Indians all vying for influence as the American forces attempt to hold their ground while isolated from their leaders on the east coast.
September 29, 1792 Speech to the Wabash and Illinois tribes Rufus Putnam Chiefs of Wabash and Illinois Tribes Speech to the Wabash and Illinois tribes, following a treaty, by General Rufus Putnam. Discusses opening communication with other tribes, including the Miami, Delaware, Shawnee and Wyandot. Also mentions a visit of selected chiefs to Philadelphia.
December 7, 1793 Strict Neutrality Toward Spain Arthur St. Clair Henry Knox Responding to an alleged enterprise against Spanish settlements by General Clarke of Kentucky and by a group of Frenchmen, St. Clair proclaims a posture of strict neturality toward Spain by all those who are part of the military establishment of the United States.