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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].
March 4, 1784 Indian Affairs Thomas Jefferson George Rogers Clark Related to Indian affairs.
October 7, 1786 Appointment of Richard Butler as superintendent of Indian Affairs for the Southern District Nathaniel Gorham [not available] Nomination of Richard Butler to superintendent of Indian Affairs for the Southern District.
May 23, 1799 Outlines Indian Affairs Alexander Hamilton John Francis Hamtramck Discusses Indian affairs, and the military are to be only auxiliary at this point. Need to determine how supplies will be distributed with uniformity.
May 25, 1799 Train in which Indian Affairs May Proceed Alexander Hamilton John Francis Hamtramck "The Secretary of War has transmitted me a copy of your letter of 1st of April. Mine of the 24th indicates the train in which it is desired that Indian Affairs may proceed. But I shall be glad to be regularly advised of every interesting matter respecting theier movements and views..."
March 27, 1787 Regarding Indian Affairs in the Southern Department Charles Thomson Henry Knox Thomson refers to a report from Joseph Martin, superintendent of Indian Affairs in the Southern Department, who reported great unrest among the Cherokees over the rapid encroachment of their lands by whites from the "state of Franklin." Suggests that Cherokees receiving encouragement from Choctaws, Chickasaws, Creeks and Spanish.
March 5, 1800 Management of Indian Affairs, Etc. Alexander Hamilton James Wilkinson Hamilton sends Wilkinson information regarding the organization of four regiments. He discusses some appointments and the best methods for implementing the reorganization. Caution is urged regarding separating the management of Indian affairs from the military and confining it to the Superintendents and their agents.
April 30, 1799 Concerns about Indian Affairs James McHenry Alexander Hamilton Concerning Indian affairs.
April 6, 1793 Commissisoners for Indian Affairs, Etc. James O'Hara Samuel Hodgdon O'Hara congratulates his country on the appointment of the Commissioners of Indian Affairs. He is convinced that all that can be done consistent with the health and safety of the Union may be expected from the zeal and abilities of those enlightened characters.
July 6, 1792 Acting Governor Sargent's Woes Winthrop Sargent Henry Knox Acting Governor Sargent complains of his lack of experience in Indian affairs and abuses in the department at Vincennes.He will deliver the Indian goods to General Putnam and will endeavor to prevent the lack of information from causing injury to the public.
November 24, 1792 Proposes Establishment of Superintendent of Indian Affairs Oliver Wolcott, Jr. Alexander Hamilton Prepared set of forms to establish office of superintendent of Indian affairs. Hopes to establish officer to superintend examination of settlements and public property of the U.S., an indispensable arrangement. Proposes that such an office have equal standing with the Treasury and War Departments.
September 2, 1796 Salary of Silas Dinsmore [Dinsmoor], Deputy Agent of Indian Affairs William Simmons James McHenry Simmons certifies that $250 is due Silas Dinsmore, Dinsmoor] Deputy Agent of Indian Affairs, being his salary from June through August 1796.
November 15, 1792 Indian Affairs in the Southern Department Henry Knox United States Senate Knox transmits to the Senate information from James Seagrove regarding Indian affairs in the southeast. .
September 2, 1788 Report on the state of Indian affairs Arthur St. Clair Henry Knox St. Clair expresses anxiousness over the state of Indian affairs. Delawares appear to be friendly. Expects information on the Six Nations soon. Discusses preparations by Pennsylvania and Virginia to prepare militias. General Butler and Senecas not yet arrived.
August 28, 1788 Treaty with Creeks Superintendant of Indian Affairs Alexander McGillivray Treaty with Indians over land dispute.
March 17, 1798 Explains Accounts for Indian Affairs and Factory Edward Price James McHenry Requests payment to Alex Bilslamb, a Philadelphia merchant. Explains account for Indian affairs south of the Ohio River for 1797. Refers to bills drawn by Col. Hawkins for factory business. Discusses the expense of teams and wagons.
December 19, 1788 Appointment of John Steele, esquire, commissioner of Indian Affairs; desire for peace with Cherokees and Creeks Richard Winn Henry Knox Governor of North Carolina has appointed John Steele, esquire, commissioner of Indian Affairs. State legislature also has requested that hostilities cease and to send a talk to Alexander McGillivray expressing wish for peace with Creeks.
December 24, 1792 Letter Regarding Indian Affairs in the Southern Department Henry Knox President of the Senate of the United States "The President of the United States has directed me to submit to the Senate the copy of a letter from his Excellency the Governor of Georgia, dated Augusta, December 5th, 1791, with an enclosure relatively to Indian affairs in the southern department."
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.
August 1, 1788 Decision to continue in office the superintendent of Indian Affairs for the Northern District; Creek concurrence in Treaty Henry Knox Arthur St. Clair Knox reports that Congress has thought it proper to to continue in office the superintendent of Indian Affairs for the Northern District for two months. Alexander McGillivray, Chief of Creeks, and the other Creek chiefs, have concurred in treaty to be held with the commissioners on frontiers of Georgia
June 6, 1796 Account of Silas Dinsmoor, Deputy Agent of Indian Affairs William Simmons James McHenry Simmons certifies that $794.23 is due Silas Dinsmoor, of New Hampshire, agent of the United States to the Choctaws, being the balance of his account, including his salary, through May 1796.
November 25, 1799 Creek Chiefs address U.S. agent for Indian affairs Creek Chiefs Benjamin Hawkins Creeks complain about the land speculation activities of W. Bowles to the U.S. agent for Indian affairs, Ben Hawkins.
April 16, 1794 Copy of the Report of the Committee on Indian Affairs Received at Knoxville April 16, 1794 Congress of the United States [not available] Copy of the report of the Committee on Indian Affairs received at Knoxville April 16, 1794, forwarded for the information of Mero District. Discusses measures for protection of citizens against Indians, and prevention of unauthorized attacks by whites on the Indian tribes.
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.
June 29, 1797 Captain Chapin discusses Indian affairs Israel Chapin Jr [not available] Captain Chapin discusses Indian affairs.