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August 31, 1792 Indian Relations and Settler Unrest Henry Knox Governor Edward Telfair Opposition of western settlers to the boundary line as stipulated by the treaty of New York between Creek Nation and U.S. Every opportunity sought to provoke war with Indians. Stated Indian War would adversely affect the economy and trade relations. Also cited Indian relations with other nations as nothing but warm and sincere. Stated it would be criminal negligence to ignore the gross...
December 16, 1796 Foreign Relations and Patriotism House of Representatives George Washington Discussed Indian relations, acquiring prisoners from Algiers, dispute with France, and relations with other foreign nations. Lauded Washington for his services to the U.S.
May 30, 1796 Indian Goods and Relations Benjamin Hawkins James McHenry Notification that Gen. Pickens arrived in Coleraine in the morning. Appointed S. Allinson as agent for receiving and issuing supplies to Indians. Treaty has held the peace in the area. Spanish interference with Indian council in Pensacola.
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.
May 30, 1795 Quaker/Indian Relations Timothy Pickering Anthony Wayne Enclosed letter from the Quakers. One is a letter to the Indians and the other is an invoice of goods to be delivered. Noted Presidential approval of Quakers' friendship with Indian tribes.
June 4, 1796 Rumors of Militia Harm Faith in U.S. Benjamin Hawkins James McHenry Discussed rumors of armed militia being present at council with Indians, damaging relations with U.S. and Indian Nations. Still believe representation of Indian nations will be numerous. Hawkins hopes to preserve favorable image of U.S.
December 23, 1787 To the Chiefs and Warriors of the Shawnee Nation, Concerning Past & Future Treaties Major General Richard Butler Chiefs of the Shawnees Discusses the effect of recent Congressional decisions upon U.S.-Indian relations, and asks for a specific treaty meeting with the Delawares and Shawnees. Professes U.S. goodwill toward the Indians.
June 11, 1799 Indian Relations James McHenry James Jackson Cause and effect of white settlers and Indian hostilities on frontier of Georgia. Relates to the thefts of horses from the Choctaw King.
September 12, 1790 Suggestions to Build Post Near Miami Village Henry Knox Arthur St. Clair Suggestions made by St. Clair taken under consideration by Knox and President Washington, subsequent ideas relative to establishing military posts northwest of the Ohio river discussed. Influence of the posts on British relations and Indian relations addressed, fear of war with Indians and retaliation from British. Protection of public lands paramount.
May 10, 1794 Indian relations in Georgia Captain Richard B. Roberts Henry Knox Offers intelligence to the Secretary of War regarding Indian relations in Georgia.
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.
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 8, 1801 Indian War Arthur St. Clair James McHenry War broke out b/w Chippewa and Pottawatomie Nations. Ottawa Nation will join and all the tribes will carry the war to Spanish territory. G. Knaggs sent out to seek compromise and that the U.S. cannot pick a side. Indians of Detroit still desire an agent.
August 29, 1792 Indian Relations Leonard Shaw William Blount Updates on incursions from Creeks. Mentioned possible coalition with Bowles due to supply of ammunition from Spanish. Cherokees are frustrated with Creeks, but will not seek justice. Politics of incidents to be examined at first national council to convene shortly.
October 2, 1792 Address of Governor Blount to the frontier inhabitants of the State of North Carolina. William Blount [not available] Relayed results of council meeting with Cherokee and Creek chiefs. Both Nations declared intention of peace. Advised friendly relations with peaceful towns. Also informed frontier inhabitants of 500 Creeks that just passed Tennessee river, joined by 100-200 warriors en route to Cumberland.
November 23, 1797 Address to Congress on Commerce, Treaty with Spain, and National Debt John Adams Congress of the United States Recommends protection of commerce and securing treaty with Spanish. Mentioned negotiations for peace with Europe. Western frontier and Indian relations discussed, national debt, revision of funding systems.
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.
March 9, 1795 Notification of Hunting Party Delaware Indians Anthony Wayne Speech expressing happiness with U.S. relations. Notification that hunters traveling to Grand Glaize plan to trade and kill/hunt.
April 16, 1800 Cost of Indians Traveling to Seat of Government James McHenry Robert Goodloe Harper Enclosed information regarding Indian relations. Accountant requested information on the travel expenses related to Indians to seats of government. Mentioned increasing the influence of U.S. within Indian land through agents of the government; citing a U.S. presence would decrease the frequency of visits from... Also enclosed letter from several governors regarding rations allocated to...
October 28, 1792 Indian Relations James Seagrove Henry Knox Expects arrival of Creek chiefs. Enclosed copy of letter from McGillivray, the letter does not please Seagrove. Seagrove discussed McGillivray's duplicitous nature and his underhanded actions. Hopes the U.S. will reprimand any Indian tribe for actions taken against the nation.
June 14, 1796 Problems with Indians and Drunkenness James Seagrove Commissioners of the United States Despite his best efforts, Indians are frequently drunk. No liquor has officially entered camp, so Seagrove assumes it was furnished by the garrison or the contractors to the Indians. Seagrove requests no Indians be allowed alcohol. Mentioned spies and people sent to destroy relations with U.S.
May 28, 1784 State of Indian Affairs in the Southern Department Committee on Indian Affairs [not available] The Committee on the State of Indian Affairs in the Southern Department is of the opinion that the Southern Indians should be prevailed upon to make such cessions of uncultivated land to the States they inhabit as may be convenient to those Nations and commensurate to the necessities of those States. Seeks prevention of foreign possession.
September 2, 1792 Indian Relations and Settler Unrest John Thompson William Blount Attempts to persuade Blount that the Spaniards are behind Creek hostilities and murder against white settlers, and that the peaceful towns will "do their part" in keeping the peace. Thompson asked on behalf of peaceful Indians if it is safe to remain in their towns for fear of attacks from white settlers. Requests letter be burned after it is received.
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 1, 1790 Indian Attacks Arthur St. Clair Henry Knox St. Clair mentioned Miami Nation hostilities and alliance with British traders. Advised punishment of hostile Indians for their depredations on frontier settlers and the raids on the Ohio river.