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November 25, 1796 Confronting Intruders on Indian Land, Etc. James McHenry Richard Sparks Sparks is directed to assume whatever position on the frontier, or in Indian Country, that he and Mr. Henley feel is best calculated to cover the most exposed and greatest scope of Indian Country. He is to erect the necessary works for the security of his men and place the post in such a position as to be defended in case of attack. As to intruders on Indian land, Sparks will treat them in the...
June 9, 1797 McHenry to Wilkinson Concerning Situation in Indian/Spanish Country James McHenry James Wilkinson James McHenry writes General James Wilkinson on sending an officer to investigate an affair concerning the possible demolition of U.S. forts in Indian country and the claims of Spanish subjects to land in the region. Instructions outlined. Asks Wilkinson to report on situation, and to recommend the reinforcements and posture he sees necessary.
April 24, 1793 Prohibit Incursions into Indian Country Henry Knox Arthur St. Clair Knox emphasizes that during the treaty talks at lower Sandusky, hostile incursions by white citizens into Indian country should be strictly prohibited so as not to impede the peace process.
April 3, 1794 Explanation of Supplies and Orders for Western Country James O'Hara Anthony Wayne Explains stores and supplies for Western Territory. Encloses estimates for the War Department. Requests update on events in Indian country. Refers to hospital supply order.
July 24, 1799 Enclosed Accounts of John Chishum, [Chisholm] Returned, copies of receipts included David Henley William Simmons Henley returned accounts of Chisholm to support charges against United States for expenses in Indian country. Transportation of several Indian tribes to Philadelphia to visit President and to Knoxville discussed.
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.
October 10, 1798 Payment of Militia David Henley William Simmons Militia pay suspended due to travels to Indian country. Pay must be authorized by Sec. of War. Henley requested Simmons converse with Sec. of War to authorize dispersal of pay.
September 25, 1797 Certificate of monies for the Indian frontier James McHenry [not available] McHenry certifies that he has received $1320 to be applied for the promotion of United States' interests on the Indian frontier
June 29, 1792 Deployment of Troops to Prevent Indian Incursions Anthony Wayne Henry Knox Wayne discusses the deployment of some of his forces in order to prevent Indian incursions. Nothing of importance has occurred except the arrival of Gen. Wilkinson's wife and family and the presentation to Wayne of an Indian scalp taken by a detachment of the Pa. Rifle Corps.
November 20, 1799 Conducting Indians to & from Their Country Abner Prior William Simmons Prior wrote to Capt. Mills with whom he left his instructions from General Knox to conduct the Indians from Philadelphia and deliver presents to the families of those who died in that city. Included is a certificate for the agent and Superintendent of Indian Affairs who conducted the Indians from Vincennes to the seat of government.
August 3, 1796 Militia aggression in Indian country James McHenry [not available] McHenry advises that regular troops replace militiamen in frontier defense because it would offer more consistency to military operations and would "lessen that thirst for Indian land and plunder which is kept up by militia incursions into their country."
1799 Sketch of the Creek Country in 1798 and 1799 Benjamin Hawkins [not available] History of Creek, or Muscogee, Nation written in detail. Includes in depth description of type of land and resources available.
July 20, 1795 Tools Needed by Blacksmiths in Indian Country Oliver Wolcott, Jr. Timothy Pickering Wolcott condedes that Pickering is better able to select the tools needed by blacksmiths being sent to Indian Country.
April 5, 1798 Report No. 81 on Petition by Stephen Cantrill James McHenry House of Representatives Report of Sec. of War on petition: Cantrill requested compensation for services provided related to expedition in Cherokee nations country. Cantrill ordered by General Robertson to destroy two Indian towns (Running Water and Nickajack). Secretary of War did not sanction event.
August 6, 1793 Postponing a War with the Creek Nation William Blount Henry Knox Blount and Pickens suggest sending a trader with knowledge of Indian affairs into Creek Country with presents for the Chiefs as a method of postponing a war with that Nation.
October 14, 1793 Letter from Captain Constant Freeman to Secretary of War Henry Knox on James Seagrove's failure to go into Creek Indian country, efforts of Georgia militia, and a suggestion that the Governor Telfair may call off further offensive operations unless sanctioned by Federal Government Constant Freeman Henry Knox Captain Freeman reports that James Seagrove has not gone into Indian Country for reasons Seagrove has already explained. Suggests that general war with Creeks is inevitable unless Federal Government express its disapprobation of the measures taken by the Georgia authorities. Success of Colonel Melton's invasion has given the people a desire for more expeditions and more prisoners. Suggests that...
April 11, 1785 registers; accounts; certificates of final settlements; Joseph Howell C. Richmond Called on Captain Bunner with the discharge of Charles Kees. Kees commanded the German Regiment discharged at Wyoming Pennsylvania. Most of their times expired in 1779 while General Sullivan was on the march to the Indian country. Has obtained original rolls.
March 2, 1798 Altering the Present Indian Boundary James McHenry Thomas Bulter McHenry asks Butler to lend his presence to the impending treaty negotiations with the Cherokees which may require the alteration of the present Indian boundary. He warns that Zachariah Coxe is to be prevented from making any attempt to settle and defend Indian land.
September 17, 1797 White encroachment on Indian lands James McHenry Thomas Butler Discusses a petition of white settlers demanding the right to settle on Indian lands.
December 23, 1796 Militia service William Simmons James McHenry Cover letter with explanation for an abstract of an estimate received from David Henley, agent for the War Department in the South-Western Territory for payments made to militia for service under the U. S. government, including service in "Indian Country."
December 24, 1796 Harassment of Settlers James McHenry House of Representatives Reports on Indian Nations harassing inhabitants of southwestern territories which constitutes an immediate danger to security of U.S. Advised an expedition to Indian lands.
February 13, 1799 COPY: Unauthorized Military Actions Constant Freeman William Simmons E. Telfair, governor of Georgia, used militia troops and materials for unauthorized offensive expedition into Creek Country on the pretext that he was protecting Georgia's frontier.
July 9, 1794 Request for Expenses Henry Knox David Henley Expenses in the Southwestern Territory and expeditions to Cherokee Country requested for accounting.
February 25, 1791 Relations with the Five Nations Captain Joseph Brant Superintendant of Indian Affairs Captain Brant discusses the Indian treaty, fraudulent Indian representatives, corruption, and land sales.
December 1, 1792 No Results from Peace Council; Forbidding of the Building of Forts During Negotiations; Clothing Ordered Henry Knox Anthony Wayne There is no recent information on the results of the peace council but Knox is certain that there will be no agreement that damages the good name of the US. There are to be no advance posts in Indian country until treaty negotiations are completed. Arrangements have been made to provide clothing for deserters and clothing for next year.