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February 27, 1800 Evaluating the Indian Trading House at Georgia James McHenry Edward Wright McHenry wants to be furnished with information that will enable him to evaluate the Indian Trading House in Georgia. He requests inventories, accounts, and detailed statements that will show whether or not the business has diminished or improved.
February 23, 1793 Regarding Indians James O'Hara Samuel Hodgdon O'Hara encloses an invoice, mentions Indian goods and the mercantile business. Encloses a draft on Captain Pryor for $100.
August 13, 1790 Restraining Indian Hostilities, Etc. George Washington Henry Knox The President informs Knox of his intention to go to Mount Vernon as soon as public business will permit. Therefore, the President directs the Secretary of War to forward all business that requires his attention immediately. Additionally, the President requests Knox's opinion on restraining Indian hostilities, what further measures can be taken to ensure peace on the frontier, the expediency of...
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.
April 4, 1798 Discusses Store in Indian Territory; Seeks Bookkeeping Assistance for Factory Edward Price James McHenry Encloses correspondence between Colonel Hawkins and Mr. Branham, the present contractor. Branham is permitted to keep a store in Indian territory, although it may cause problems with the Indians and divide the settlers. Refers to nature of business, and seeks assistance of young men from Savannah to keep books for the factory.
June 6, 1793 Letters to Cherokee Chiefs and McKee William Blount Henry Knox "I have the honor to enclose you a copy of a letter of yesterday's date to the Chiefs of the Chrokees and an extract of a letter from Mr. John McKee which will inform you of the state in which I leave the Indian business. I set out for Philadelphia tomorrow morning, shall pass through the upper part of North Carolina but shall make no delay in my journey"
July 15, 1791 Appointment of an Indian Agent Good Peter Red Jacket Good Peter discusses the appointment of an Indian agent and the possibility of war.
April 26, 1793 Invoice of Indian Goods James O'Hara Samuel Hodgdon O'Hara acknowledges receipt of Hodgdon's letter of the 20 April covering $13,000 in bank notes. He thanks Hodgdon for the attention to his business. If O'Hara's invoice of Indian goods can be disposed of, it will serve him essentially.
March 12, 1800 Report of Accounts for December 1799, Abstracts for Army & Quartermasters David Henley William Simmons Encloses copies of books for December with abstracts for the army and quartermasters. Discusses further activity for the abstracts on public business to expedite vouchers. Infers that militia payments from 1793 to 1797 interfered with his other business but hopes to make the process more simple and effective. Encloses abstracts for accounts with Mr. Lewis and the Cherokees to pay Joseph Pemberton...
July 16, 1788 Indian business is unfavorable, but holds out hope for peace Arthur St. Clair Henry Knox Reports that business has an unfavorable aspect, but is still hopeful for peace. Will not spend money allocated by congress unless objects in view can be obtained. West line will not be agreed upon because of value as hunting ground. Encloses copies of letters from Wilson the messenger, Khun, a Wyandot Chief, to Colonel Butler.
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.
August 31, 1799 Reports Arrival of Indian Goods; Requests Indians Stop Stealing Horses David Henley Bloody Fellow Reports a pleasant meeting with Double Head, Sechochee, and Colonel Butler. Expresses regret for not attending the last dance, but had too much business. The Indian goods have arrived and will keep their women and children warm. Asks them to stop their bad young men from stealing horses.
January 18, 1796 Report on Loss of Contents of Boat, Prices of Goods John Overton David Henley Overton reports that a boat containing goods was lost on the Mississippi River. Notes that some goods intended for the Chickasaws.
August 20, 1798 Maintaining the Public Business, Etc. Samuel Hodgdon Secretary of War Among other matters, Hodgdon expresses his determination to maintain the public business in the face of many departures from the city due to the fear of contagion,
April 3, 1797 Reports Conditions at Colerain Edward Price James McHenry Encloses report of the state of Indian business. Recommends shipping goods by way of Savannah. Mentions local blacksmith who performs well. Tim Barnard believes the Indians are geared for peace.
September 4, 1796 Captain Chapin discusses Indian affairs with Secretary at War Israel Chapin Jr James McHenry Letter, discusses Indian murdered at Venango; discusses legal precedent for murdered Indian; discusses preemption rights of State of New York; discusses state rights and the Federal government; discusses Indian welfare; describes increase in Indian murder rate; describes dependance on annuities; describes account of murder.
August 26, 1789 Request for Loan Henry Knox President, Directors, & Company of Bank of New York Immediate loan for Indian Commissioners to negotiate treaties.
March 4, 1790 Autograph Draft Document [not available] [not available] Speech, asks custody of murderers; discusses Indian agression
February 7, 1790 Knox writes to General Wayne Henry Knox Anthony Wayne Letter, discusses Indian politics and warfare.
April 21, 1797 Plans Between British and U.S. Regarding Indian Relations William Blount Carey Regrets over not relaying information of discussion between Captain Chisholm and the British Minister. Brief synopsis of plan related. Politics of Indian relations addressed. Discusses limiting the power of Benjamin Hawkins, Creek Indian Agent. Mentions guidance on Indian affairs from President Washington and John Adams new administration. Mentions that if Hawkins stays in position as Indian...
September 29, 1789 Hodgdon submits his application for postmaster to Knox Samuel Hodgdon Henry Knox Letter, asks for business of post office.
September 22, 1796 Continue Their Pay Until the Business is Finished Charles Scott James McHenry General Scott encloses a letter from six paymasters of the Kentucky mounted Volunteers in which they request compensation for the entire period of their service. Since the business has been expensive and troublesome, Scott recommends that McHenry continue their pay until the business is finished.
December 20, 1799 Applying for Another Line of Honest Business Charles de Kraffs Samuel Hodgdon de Kraffs asks for Hodgdon's recommendation for a position in a business in one or another honest branch. He has had extensive employment in surveying and drawing until the unhappy time when the fever infected Philadelphia and has had little success in the land business. He has a large family and has had promises from several gentleman but still would like Hodgdon's help.
[not available] Regarding John McClennon's Business Anthony Dey William Simmons Dey has followed instructions regarding John McClennon's business. Tracks McClennon's service, and is not sure that he ever received his pay.
January 4, 1791 Prospects of Continuation in Office, Etc. James Livingston Alexander Hamilton Along with an assessment of Congressional matters, Livingston asks about his prospects of continuing in the office of Deputy Superintendent of Indian Affairs.