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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,
August 17, 1799 On the subject of Indian trade Oliver Wolcott, Jr. James McHenry Wolcott writes on the subject of Indian trade, insisting that public establishments are nuisances and that abuses occur under this system. Wolcott argues that the interest and policy of government requires that Indian trade should rest principally in the hands of a few men of capital, because the public cannot safely advance certain articles of trade on credit.
June 25, 1799 Goods Required for Trade with Indians Edward Wright John Harris Inclosed list of goods required for trade with Indians, quantities included.
December 12, 1795 [Report of the Secretary of War of the measures taken for opening a trade with the Indians] Timothy Pickering [not available] Political climate with British in Canada and Indian alliances for peace in northwestern territories in state of negotiation. Trade with southern tribes final result. Locations for trade described.
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.
March 17, 1796 Request for Clarification of Instructions of Previous Secretary of War Regarding Indian Trade James McHenry James Byers Regarding advances laid on goods distributed for the Indian trade to the purveyors. Refers to explanations given by late Secretary of War. Describes how much to be added to cost of goods; expenses of transportation, salary, damages.
June 14, 1796 Accurate Accounting of the Indian Trade James McHenry James Byers In order to provide an accurate accounting of the Indian trade, McHenry directs Byers to provide him a copy of his day-book which should contain all invoices of goods received for the Indian trade, all goods sold to the Indians, and entries of all furs and peltry received in exchange.
February 25, 1797 Disposition of the Proceeds from Indian Trade Oliver Wolcott, Jr. James McHenry Wolcott maintains that the proceeds from Indian trade should be placed in the treasury of the Department of War so that they can be easily obtained by the Secretary of War. If placed in the General Treasury, these monies cannot be drawn without a warrant from the Secretary of the Treasury.
September 4, 1790 Cover Letter to An Act to Regulate Trade and Intercourse with the Indian Tribes Henry Knox Arthur St. Clair Knox's cover letter to Arthur St. Clair regarding the new act to regulate trade with the Indians, which states that no fees related to trade are authorized.
April 30, 1798 Steady Supply of Goods to Trading Post Edward Price James McHenry Advice to maintain steady supply of goods for trade with the Indians so as not to have trade with Indians compromised by Mr. Seagrove, current competitor. Motivation for trade is to promote friendship between Indians and United States.
April 25, 1800 License to Trade with Indians James McHenry Arthur St. Clair Addressed topic of previous letter from St. Clair regarding trade with Indians. McHenry believed it proper to limit people licensed to trade with Indians to certain towns agreeable to the choice of the most influential chief. Also advised the trader could not follow Indians to hunting grounds.
June 14, 1796 Letter from the War Department James McHenry Edward Price The Secretary at War directs Edward Price to provide copies of his invoices and other records pertaining to Indian trade.
April 22, 1800 No. 88 [Protection of the Frontiers] Claiborne House of Representatives Poorly kept records at trading posts in Georgia and Tennessee cannot show that trade with Indian caused a loss in capital for the U.S. The House therefore recommends that additional capital be extended to the trading posts in order to further trade until records can provide conclusive evidence of loss or gain.
February 10, 1800 Trade with the Indian Factories James McHenry Oliver Wolcott, Jr. McHenry transmits to Wolcott, the Secretary of the Treasury, a statement of the trade with the Indian factories from their establishment through January 9th 1800. Enclosed are copies of instructions sent by McHenry to the factor of the Georgia store, Edward Wright, and the Store Keeper at Philadelphia, John Harris. He recommends that a qualifed person be named to ensure the accuracy of Harris's...
December 12, 1795 Peace and Trade Routes United States Senate George Washington Satisfied to hear that the war with Indians tribes is coming to a close, and treaties with Algiers and Spain concluded with more secure trade routes. Assurances Congress will assist in every way to foster peace.
March 17, 1796 Advances for the Indian Trade James McHenry James Byers Respecting the advance to be laid on the goods destined for the Indian trade, McHenry's directions are that only one-third of the cost of the goods be added, which should equal the expense of transportation, Byers' salary, and other charges. If one-third is not sufficient, Byers should increase it only enough to meet these expenses.
December 12, 1795 Report of the Secretary of War of the measures taken for opening a trade with the Indians. Henry Knox [not available] Details on allocation of funds to be expended to foster trade with Indians along with speculation on why peace with Indians occurred. Pickering felt that none of the Indian tribes would benefit from the trade agreements forged with the U.S. Believed that trading posts needed to be established on the Mississippi river.
April 26, 1800 Modern Printed Transcription of Letter/Document, James McHenry to Arthur St. Clair James McHenry Arthur St. Clair Discussed trade with Indians and receipt of licenses by traders. Traders should be restricted to certain towns, as decided by the most senior and influential chief. It should be forbidden that the traders accompany the Indians to their hunting grounds. Secretary of War endorsed this proposal.
May 9, 1793 Deposition of James Seagrove. James Seagrove [not available] Seagrove's deposition sworn before William Mowbray: " That, ever since receiving his appointment as Indian agent in the employ of the United States...he, the said agent, hath not been concerned, directly or indirectly, in any Indian trade or commerce by himself or with any person or persons whatsoever...and whilst he continues in the employ of the United States as Indian agent, he will not,...
May 26, 1793 Deposition of James Seagrove, Creek Indian Agent regarding financial interest in Creek trade of commerce James Seagrove Justice of Peace William Moubray Deposition of James Seagrove, Creek Indian Agent indicates that he had no direct or indirect financial interest in Creek trade or commerce
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.
April 24, 1797 Land Sale in Georgia Harmed Indian Relations Benjamin Hawkins James McHenry Indian nations alarmed at the sale of land in Georgia and feared settlers will steal their land. Hawkins sought to quiet the matter through assurances of good intentions on part of United States. Matter seen as embarrassment to Indian Department. Hawkins advised suspension of trade licenses until matter is resolved.
April 9, 1796 Records Pertaining to Indian Trade Edward Price James McHenry CITATION only. McHenry to Price, 06/14/1796. Secretary at War directs Edward Price to provide copies of his invoices and other records pertaining to Indian trade.
June 23, 1796 Extract of a Letter from the Secretary of War to David Henley James McHenry David Henley Notes protocol to be followed regarding compensation for injuries sustained due to interaction with Indians. Enclosed copy of act "to regulate trade and intercourse."
January 2, 1797 Expresses Concern about Indian Trade Edward Price James McHenry Announces arrival from Savannah. Expresses concern for Indians at Colerain waiting for supplies under Colonel Hawkins. Fears for the Indian trade.