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March 16, 1793 Request for Interpreter of Shawanese and Delaware tongue Henry Knox Isaac Craig Knox asks about a man at Fort Pitt, who was an excellent interpreter of Shawanese and perhaps Delaware tongue. Hodgdon forgot his name. He serves as boat pilot on Ohio River. Knox wants to employ this man under the commissioners holding treaty at Sandusky.
March 30, 1793 Hiring Interpreter Isaac Craig Henry Knox Interpreter, William Wilson for the Shawnee and Delaware Indians found in next town. He was present at Beaver Creek during the killing of friendly Indians and now travels to Philadelphia to serve on prosecution team against Bradley. Craig seeks to employ him but Wilson needs to be excused from trial.
1793 The speech of Nioctsaw Mico or Sick King a Simanolla. Chief Sick King James Seagrove Undated letter, presumably written during spring or summer of 1793, translated by Langley Bryant with sworn testimony by Joseph Ellicot, surveyor, that the document is an exact copy. Addressing James Seagrove Creek Indian Agent, the Sick King of the Simanolla gives assurances that his people will not join the mad people and go to war against the whites. His people are not like those in the mad...
November 25, 1799 Questioned Literacy of Officers James McHenry Alexander Hamilton McHenry questions the validity of James Hamtramck's assertion that a number of officers do not know the "common rules of arithmatic and how to write." Hamtramck should be required to name those officers who are deficient or hold his tongue.
April 10, 1792 Indian Alliance Against the Americans Daniel Thornbury General James Robertson In his deposition to James Robertson, Daniel Thornbury describes, among other events, the attempt by the Creeks to form an alliance with the Chickasaws and Choctaws to fight the Americans.
July 5, 1793 Council meeting in which the Commissioners of the United States, Colonel Simcoe, military officers and Indians from the council assembled Federal Commissioners Treaty at Sandusky Henry Knox Commissioners report that on 29 June 1793, they embarked at Fort Erie for Sandusky, but winds not favorable and returned. On 30 June, winds still unfavorable; nevertheless commissioners embarked on Schooner Dunmore. On 5 July, Commissioners still detained by unfavorable winds. Vessel arrived from the Miami with Colonel Butler British Superintendent Indian Affairs, and Captain Brant, with fifty...
February 2, 1792 Intelligence Report to the Secretary at War Anonymous Henry Knox This letter is an anonymous intelligence report from the frontier to Henry Knox, asking him not to reveal the correspondence between them to Judge McComb. Also, in order to prevent the Saganaw and Michillimakina Indians from assisting other hostile tribes on the frontier, the sender of the report recommends that Knox authorize the release of Indian prisoners. Further states that the paroled...
August 7, 1786 An Ordinance for the Regulation of Indian Affairs Congress of the United States [not available] Rules governing Indian Department, trade with Indian Nations,
November 25, 1791 Indian Affairs George Clinton Henry Knox Discusses current Indian Affairs [largely illegible burned fragment].
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 4, 1784 Indian Affairs Thomas Jefferson George Rogers Clark Related to Indian affairs.
July 7, 1790 Opinion on Indian Attacks Harry Innes Henry Knox Stated that all warfare has been due to Indian aggression. In an effort to protect and preserve land rights, an expedition of volunteers into Indian territory will commence. Volunteers will not discriminate who they injure or kill.
May 16, 1790 Results of Indian Attack Henry Lee Harry Innes Details of account of Indian attack on river above Limestone.
October 29, 1794 [Answer to question regarding the Indian War] Unknown Author [not available] Gave reasoning for pursuing the present Indian War. Discussed the preservation of society. Details on how society has united to provide cohesive, supportive environment and western settlers are protecting their land and themselves. Open force is the only method to oppose the "barbarous savages".
March 9, 1798 Transportation of Indian Goods Samuel Hodgdon Isaac Craig Glad to hear Hamilton arrived safely with Indian goods and that the General doesn't require payment for broken glasses. Articles Craig requested will be forwarded shortly.
November 25, 1796 Shipment of Indian Goods Isaac Craig James McHenry Invoice of Indian goods arrived from Hodgdon with expectation that they will be forwarded to Fort Washington. Notification that Craig will not send goods forward until General arrives.
January 26, 1790 Indian Attacks Arthur St. Clair Henry Knox By note received from Louisville, details of Indian attacks of settlements located on Russell Creek, and Danville.
October 13, 1796 Extract of a letter from the Secretary of State to the Secretary at War Timothy Pickering James McHenry Letter, describes complaints concerning Oneida blacksmith; advises dismissing blacksmith from Oneida.
October 28, 1797 Indian Deed Delivery Jeremiah Wadsworth James McHenry Delivery of Indian deed and journal. Journal contains some details, but omits Indian speeches which Wadsworth deemed unimportant.
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.
September 23, 1796 Secretary at War directs the conduct of Indian affairs with Chapin James McHenry Israel Chapin Jr Letter, discusses Indian murder in New York.
May 22, 1790 Fragment - Events After Gamelin Left Villages John Francis Hamtramck Arthur St. Clair Indians went to war shortly after Gamelin left Indian villages during his tour to seek peace with Indian tribes.
April 17, 1795 Indian Goods to be Forwarded Isaac Craig Timothy Pickering Letter regarding clothing at Galliopolis received. Will attempt to forward personal property to Lieut. Monnet. O'Hara advised sending Indian goods to Fort Franklin and that he would submit documents to the Treasury for reimbursement on his trip to Philadelphia.
May 11, 1799 Requests Attention to Money for the Indian Department David Henley James McHenry Requests payment to John Hooker to pay inspectors in the Indian Department.
April 9, 1800 Request for Statement of Expenditures of Indian Department William Simmons James McHenry Sec. of War's request for statements of expenditure in relation to the Indian Department can only be honored by Simmons after he received the dates for the materials requested. Simmons listed the difficulties related to procuring the documents requested.