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Date Title Author Recipient Summary
March 19, 1797 Report on Georgia Expedition Benjamin Hawkins James McHenry Hawkins reports on an expedition taken through Georgia
August 26, 1790 Proclamation by the President regarding treaties made at Hopewell, on the Keowee River between United States and Choctaw and Chickasaw Nations of Indians George Washington [not available] Washington states that it is particularly necessary to warn the citizens of the United States against a violation of treaties made at Hopewell on Keowee River in 1786; and to "enforce an act to regulate trade and commerce with the Indian tribes." All officers and citizens will govern themselves according to the treaties and act aforesaid. Discussed land rights for citizens of North Carolina.
November 22, 1796 Report from Hopewell Benjamin Hawkins James McHenry Hawkins reports on his plans for surveys to establish boundary lines between the Creeks, the Cherokees, and the United States. Reports on his plans for a tour through the towns of the upper Cherokee and the Creeks.
November 19, 1791 Treaty of Protection Henry Knox William Blount United States provides protection to the undersigned Creeks.
August 7, 1790 Treaty at New York with the Creek Nation Henry Knox [not available] Treaty between the United States and Creek Nation. A clear boundary is established and the Creeks cede all land to the north and east of the boundary in exchange for an annual sum of $1,500 paid by the United States government to the Creek Nation. The Creeks agree to release all prisoners and the United States government permits the Creek Nation to punish any U.S. citizen who trespasses onto...
November 25, 1785 Request for time to draw map of country [not available] [not available] Headmen request paper and pencil and to be left to themselves in order to draw up a map of their country.
January 10, 1786 Articles of a Treaty with the Chickasaw Nation Treaty Treaty Treaty concluded at Hopewell, on the Keowee, near Seneca Old Town, between Commissioners Plenipotentiary of the United States of America and the Chickasaw Nation. 11 Articles.
July 2, 1794 Permanent Additions to the Treaty of Holston Henry Knox [not available] Listed are five articles that are permanent additions to the Treaty of Holston. The Cherokees will be fairly compensated for relinquishments of land, boundaries will be ascertained, an annuity of $5000 will be provided, and the Indians must cease the practice of stealing horses.
January 3, 1786 Articles of a Treaty with the Choctaw Nation Treaty Treaty Treaty Concluded at Hopewell on the Keowee River near Seneca Old Town between the commissioners plenipotentiary of the Choctaw Nation and the U.S. 11 Articles
November 26, 1785 The Headmen Produce their Map and Tassel Addresses the Commissioners [not available] [not available] Discussion on the boundaries. Colonel Richard Henderson called a liar in his dealings. Commissioners point out that Henderson is dead and say that the country believes it has long since been sold. Tassel says it may be too late to recover the land. Commissioners refer to claims of people settled at Nashville Tennessee and the Chickasaws. Tassel and Tuskgahatchee wish to postpone the matter if the...
November 28, 1788 Right of Claims Richard Winn Alexander McGillivray Commissioners find it impossible to remove settlers from disputed lands. Admonishes U.S. government for ruining Indian tribes after they helped secure peace for the U.S.
March 19, 1797 Indian Agent Report from Hopewell in Georgia Benjamin Hawkins James McHenry Hawkins' report on his activities as Indian agent at Hopewell in Georgia and general observations on his travel through Georgia.
November 28, 1785 Old Tassel's Map of Cherokee territorial claims The Tassel [not available] This document is a copy of the map drawn by Old Tassel to support Cherokee territorial claims at the Hopewell Treaty.
September 13, 1789 A Message to the Chickasaw Nation of Indians Commissioners for Treating with the Indians South of the Ohio [not available] A message to the Chickasaw nation of Indians, from the commissioners plenipotentiary for restoring and establishing peace and amity between the United States of America and all the Indian nations situated within the limits of the said States, southward of the river Ohio. They make reference to Mr Bennett Ballew and express friendship. Make reference to Treaty at Hopewell. Many things have...
November 22, 1785 Opening Address from Commissioners at Hopewell Treaty [not available] [not available] Commissioners state that they have been sent by Congress to meet to headmen of Cherokees. Express good wishes. The recount the contributions of Cherokees during the American Revolutionary War. Make reference to the sovereignty of congress, to a map, and point out that Congress wants none of their lands. Will listen to any grievances.
August 3, 1795 Treaty with the Western Indians War Office Unknown Recipient Articles of peace proposed in a treaty between the United States and the Northwest Indian tribes; later known as the Treaty of Ghent.
August 3, 1795 Peace Treaty Anthony Wayne [not available] Official sealed document securing peace between U.S. and Western Indian Nations. Set boundary line between nations as Cayahoga River.
December 7, 1798 Evacuation of Spanish from the Mississippi River James McHenry John Wilkins, Jr. The Spanish have abandoned posts on the Mississippi River, rendering it necessary to send a galley from Pittsburgh. The galley should be prepared to descend the Ohio River at any moment's notice.
November 26, 1793 Flagitious Acts Against Peaceable Indians John McKee William Blount McKee warns that if despicable acts, such as that committed recently against a peaceable Indian, go unpunished, any attempts toward a re-establishment of peace will be in vain.
August 16, 1793 Speech to the Indian Nations Commissioners Chiefs and Warriors Council of Indian Nations at Rapids of Miami River End of negotiations due to inability to reach agreement on boundary. Indians demanded Ohio River as boundary, U.S. requested land west of the Ohio River.
November 18, 1785 Journal of meetings at Hopewell, South Carolina, on Keowee Commissioners for Treaty of Hopewell, 1785 [not available] Commissioners of United States, in Congress, assembled to treat with Cherokees, and all other Indians southward of them, within limits of United States. Commissioners ordered a return of Indians; number there was five hundred. Because representation of tribes was not complete, agreed to postpone proceedings.
July 13, 1788 Speech to Chiefs of Nations Assembled at Tawa River and Mouth of Detroit River Arthur St. Clair Chiefs of Nations assembled at Tawa River and Mouth of Detroit River In a speech to Chiefs of Nations assembled at Tawa River and Mouth of Detroit River, St. Clair expresses impatience to hear of chiefs arrival. Expresses displeasure that instances of unprovoked hostility. United States desires peace, but if Indians desire war, they will have it. Expects an answer soon.
June 26, 1794 Treaty with the Cherokee Nation Henry Knox [not available] This document reaffirms the terms of the Treaty of Holston with the Cherokee Nation, with an addendum regarding fair compensation for Indian land and punishment for the theft of horses owned by white inhabitants.
January 15, 1787 Delay in Correspondence Caused by Icy River William Price Henry Knox The river is so full of ice it is not possible to safely send the three pounders which Knox requested. The guns will either be sent once the river is clear or Knox can have them sent by land. Price will draw two months pay at the first opportunity. Any commands from Knox can be left at Widow Warren's in the highlands; Price will visit once a week to retrieve them.
June 5, 1800 Who has taken charge of the War Department? Etc. Isaac Craig Samuel Hodgdon Amidst a discussion of several matters, Craig declares that he would have expected Hodgdon to inform him who had taken charge of the War Department. He had hoped that his friend Henry would have had an invitation. Colonel Strong and part of the 2nd Regiment have arrived at the encampment on the Allegheny River where he will stay until joined by troops coming from Staunton and Winchester. They...