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Date Title Author Recipient Summary
February 1793 Characters for Consideration as Commissioners Alexander Hamilton George Washington Hamilton sends the President a list of the 26 men, arranged by States, that he recommends as candidates for positions as Indian Commissioners.
March 21, 1785 The election of Indian Commissioners by Congress Congress of the United States [not available] These documents announce the election by Congress of Indian Commissioners.
May 13, 1800 Appointment of Commissioners Holding a Treaty with the Indian Tribes Elisha Hall Samuel Hodgdon Hall touts his qualifications to be one of the Commissioners during the coming treaty negotiations with the Indians.
October 29, 1784 Articles for Indian commissioners E. Butler Samuel Hodgdon Discusses the completion of the order of articles for the Indian commissioners and forwarding the items to Fort Pitt.
September 23, 1789 Regarding request to receive talks on west side of Oconee River Commissioners for Indian Affairs in Southern Department Alexander McGillivray Commissioners agree to receive talks on the west side of Oconee River.
September 29, 1795 Speech by Indian Chief to U.S. Commissioner at Fort George, 09/29/1795. Unknown Iroquois Chief [not available] Thanks U.S. commissioners for their determination to do justice by the Indians. Confirms that the Indians' claim is just, and appeals to the Americans' Christianity to ensure that they continue to deal justly. Affirms wish for love and friendship between the two peoples, unto future generations -- and says that this example should be followed by all Indians. Says that word the U.S.'s just...
August 26, 1789 Request for Loan Henry Knox President, Directors, & Company of Bank of New York Immediate loan for Indian Commissioners to negotiate treaties.
August 27, 1789 Knox speaks of Creeks and Indian Commissioners with Few Henry Knox William Few Letter, discusses treaties, Creeks, and Indian Commissioners.
August 31, 1789 Hill acknowledges Knox's receipt of monies for supplies William Hill [not available] Knox's receipt, issued by William Hill, for supplies of Indian Commissioners.
June 15, 1785 [Instructions to Indian Commissioners.] Charles Thomson [not available] Outlines method of pursuing a cession of lands by the Indians.
August 13, 1793 Letter Citation Chiefs and Warriors of the Indian Nations Commissioners for Indian Affairs in the Northern Department Cited in Commissioners to Chiefs and Warriors, 08/16/1793.
September 24, 1789 Reply from Alexander McGillivray, Chief of Creek Nation Alexander McGillivray Commissioners for Indian Affairs in Southern Department McGillivray acknowledges receipt of letter from Commissioners. Chiefs would like to meet morning of 24 September at the ceremony of black drink, after which they will proceed with business.
March 13, 1795 [COPY] Protection of Frontier Arnoldus Vanderhorst Timothy Pickering Proposal of military guard for the protection of the frontier from Indian attacks at the expense of the Federal government. Requested reimbursement for money advanced to commissioners for Indian treaty.
January 13, 1796 Answer to Question About Standard Payment for Indian Commissioners Timothy Pickering John Jay Responding to Governor John Jay's inquiry about the allowance given to Indian commissioners, Pickering states that U.S. policy since 1790 has been $8 a day plus expenses, which he knows from personal experience as an Indian commissioner.
September 11, 1789 Report of proceedings of Federal Commissioners for restoring and establishing peace between United States and Indians south of Ohio River Commissioners for Indian Affairs in Southern Department Henry Knox Federal Commissioners report that they sailed from New York on 31 August and arrived at Savannah on 10 September. They wrote letters to Governor of Georgia, George Walton, and Mr. Pickens and Mr. Osbourne, the commissioners then at Rock Landing.
July 27, 1793 Speech of the General Council to the Commissioners Deputies of the Confederation of Indian Nations Federal Commissioners Treaty at Sandusky Speech of the Deputies of the Confederate Indian Nations, assembled at the Rapids of the Miami River, to the Commissioners of the United States.
March 15, 1785 Congressional resolution regarding Indian Commissioners Congress of the United States [not available] Congressional resolution regarding pay and responsibilities for Indian Commissioners.
September 1, 1789 Bauman acknowledges Knox's receipt of monies for stores Bauman [not available] Receipt for stores used by Indian Commissioners in treating with the southern Indians.
September 26, 1789 Talk of the Commissioners plenipotentiary in reply to the talk of White Bird King Commissioners for Indian Affairs in Southern Department [not available] Commissioners express disappointment that Alexander McGillivray has left camp. They point out their propositions for peace and friendship. If the terms were not agreeable, they ask, why was that not communicated? Close by asking the headmen to persuade McGillivray to come back and meet with the commissioners.
April 24, 1793 Protection of Commissioners Henry Knox Henry Lee Discussed governance of North Western Indians and treaty to be held in Sandusky. Requests protection of commissioners from hostile Indian attacks.
October 26, 1787 Instructions to the Commissioners for negotiating with the tribes of Indians in the Southern Department. Congress of the United States Commissioners Congress reports to the commissioners of Indian Affairs that hostilities have commenced between the state of North Carolina and the Cherokee Nation, and the state of Georgia and the Creek Nation, with boundaries as the general source of contention. The commissioners are instructed to make peace without demanding the cession of any land from the Indians; the commissioners are also instructed to...
September 21, 1789 Readiness to make further communications Commissioners for Indian Affairs in Southern Department Alexander McGillivray So that there will be no complaints of partial or defective representation, commissioners will be ready to make further communications as soon as the third member of the commission, the honorable Mr. Griffin, arrives.
September 1, 1785 Indian Commissioners Benjamin Hawkins Patrick Henry Benjamin Hawkins informs Patrick Henry of his reply to Beverley Randolph directing him to proceed in the duties required of an Indian commissioner.
May 15, 1785 Resolution, Indian Commissioners Charles Thomson [not available] Appointment of commissioners for treating with Northern Indians.
March 1, 1793 Act to Regulate Trade & Intercourse with Indian Tribes Congress of the United States [not available] This is an extract of an Act of Congress that declares that no purchase of Indian lands shall be valid unless pursuant to the Constitution. Therefore, it is illegal for anyone but lawful agents to negotiate treaties for land.