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Date Title Author Recipient Summary
November 25, 1791 Indian Affairs George Clinton Henry Knox Discusses current Indian Affairs [largely illegible burned fragment].
October 7, 1792 Peace with the Creek Nation James Seagrove John Kinnard Seagrove ommends Kinnard for his allegiance and assistance with peace between U.S. and the Creek Nation. He mentions the confusion in the Indian Nation, stolen property, and Indian mischief. He requests that Kinnard forward the invitation to peace talks with U.S. representative to all lower Indian towns, especially those that were deceived by Bowles.
May 3, 1798 Official Statement on the Ceeded Land given to the Creek Indian Nation Multiple Authors House of Representatives Report from Pinckney on the land given to the Creek Indian Nation in treaty held at Shoulderbone and treaty in New York between Creeks and the United States. Compensation is owed the State of Georgia for the ceded land.
October 5, 1792 Negotiations with the Creek Nation James Seagrove Governor Edward Telfair Favorable conclusion to negotiations with Creek Nation. Enclosed talks of three chiefs which show present disposition of Nation. Discussed possible punishment of person killed by Indian chief near Carr's Bluff, on the Oconee.
July 6, 1797 Money Paid for Negros Benjamin Hawkins James McHenry Exchange authorized by McHenry for the purchase of Negros by the Chickasaw nation. Money deducted from the annual present given to the Indian nation.
April 2, 1799 Receipt for pay as temporary Indian agent in the Cherokee nation Thomas Lewis [not available] Thomas Lewis, Temporary Indian Agent in Cherokee Nation, received $400 on account of Indian Department.
May 13, 1796 Indian Relations and Trade Benjamin Hawkins James Seagrove Arrived in Coleraine from Savannah yesterday, commissioners of Georgia to depart Savannah tomorrow. Requested copy of law regulating trade and intercourse with Creek Nation along with agreement reached with Nation.
August 7, 1786 An Ordinance for the Regulation of Indian Affairs Congress of the United States [not available] Rules governing Indian Department, trade with Indian Nations,
April 16, 1799 Additional Names for Indian Annuities Samuel Hodgdon Isaac Craig Additional names of Nations to receive annuities are listed at bottom of letter.
October 1, 1798 Seeks Affidavits about the Indian Nation in Georgia Edward Price James McHenry Encloses letter from Major Freeman according to instruction from Col. Hawkins. Seeks affidavits from people concerned with the Indian Nation.
September 8, 1796 Discusses Indian Affairs; Outlines Duties of Indian Agent James McHenry Benjamin Hawkins Discussion of Indian affairs. Outlines treaty with Creek Nation, including boundaries, trade, punishment of Indian murders, etc. Refers to affairs at Coleraine. Reflects opinion of the President. Questions Indians as subjects of King of Spain or America. Refers to perceptions of Indians as savages and civilization efforts. Mentions acts regulating trade.
October 29, 1794 [Answer to question regarding the Indian War] Unknown Author [not available] Gave reasoning for pursuing the present Indian War. Discussed the preservation of society. Details on how society has united to provide cohesive, supportive environment and western settlers are protecting their land and themselves. Open force is the only method to oppose the "barbarous savages".
July 7, 1790 Opinion on Indian Attacks Harry Innes Henry Knox Stated that all warfare has been due to Indian aggression. In an effort to protect and preserve land rights, an expedition of volunteers into Indian territory will commence. Volunteers will not discriminate who they injure or kill.
October 28, 1797 Indian Deed Delivery Jeremiah Wadsworth James McHenry Delivery of Indian deed and journal. Journal contains some details, but omits Indian speeches which Wadsworth deemed unimportant.
May 16, 1790 Results of Indian Attack Henry Lee Harry Innes Details of account of Indian attack on river above Limestone.
November 25, 1796 Shipment of Indian Goods Isaac Craig James McHenry Invoice of Indian goods arrived from Hodgdon with expectation that they will be forwarded to Fort Washington. Notification that Craig will not send goods forward until General arrives.
April 23, 1798 Request for Commissioner be Appointed to Treaty with Oneida Indians John Jay Timothy Pickering Legislature approved preliminary treaty proposed by Oneida's for sale of Indian land to the United States. Jay requested commission be appointed to finalize treaty with Indian nation.
March 18, 1800 Indian Complaints Respecting Maj. Rivardi James McHenry Alexander Hamilton Indian Agent Israel Chapin has informed McHenry that the Tuskarora Nation has charged that Maj. Rivardi's men have killed three of their horses and have not offered compensation. James Bruff made similar charges against Rivardi. McHenry advised that this charge was serious and should be treated with care.
June 24, 1792 Letter Signed, Henry Knox to Thomas Pinckney Henry Knox Thomas Pinckney Enclosed several reports relative to removal of Indian tribes from land desired by the U.S. along with the offers made to them by Maj. Freeman.
May 19, 1796 Account of the Indian Agent to the Cherokee William Simmons Joseph Nourse Requests a copy of the account of the Agent of Indian Affairs to the Cherokee Nation.
January 26, 1790 Indian Attacks Arthur St. Clair Henry Knox By note received from Louisville, details of Indian attacks of settlements located on Russell Creek, and Danville.
June 3, 1784 Congressional Resolution Calling for Militia to Indian Nation Congress of the United States War Department Congressional resolution, signed by Secretary Charles Thomson, directing the Secretary at War to raise militia and provisions necessary to accompany Indian negotiators. Resolved that the Superintendent of Finance provide necessary articles for Indian commissioners to negotiate treaties. Promises support of Secretary, messengers, interpreters, store keepers, and other officers.
July 1, 1796 Indian affairs and treaties Benjamin Hawkins James McHenry General Superintendent of Indian Affairs Benjamin Hawkins describes the Treaty of New York of 1790, the Creek Nation, Indian boundaries, and murders on the frontier.
January 21, 1795 [Instrument of Ratification: Treaty with the Cherokee Nation] George Washington [not available] Outlines treaty agreement b/w Cherokee Nation and U.S. and gives Presidential seal of approval.
September 2, 1792 Spanish Indian Relations and War Little Turkey William Blount Notified Blount that five towns on the Big River plan to make war against U.S. and their hostility is not the sentiment of the whole Nation. Spaniards provided ammunition to Indians and blames Spaniards for war, not Indians. Little Turkey promised friendly relations with U.S. and will keep U.S. informed of all Indian activity.