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January 9, 1792 Indian Council Convened at Buffalo Creek Henry Knox Reverend Samuel Kirkland Knox asks the Reverend Samuel Kirkland to see if he can find out what transpires at an Indian council soon to be convened at Buffalo Creek.
March 10, 1792 Letter from the Reverend Samuel Kirkland to Secretary of War Henry Knox on arrival of Five Nations delegation at Bethlehem, and accomodations upon arrival Reverend Samuel Kirkland Henry Knox Kirkland reports the arrival of the Five Nations delegation to Bethlehem Pennsylvania. Expresses gratitude for assignment of Colonel Procter and Captain Sedam and their help in getting the delegation through the settlements along the Susquehanna River. Goes on to describe the requested lodging requirements of the different nations; Seneka, Buffaloe, Ononadagos, Cayogas, Genesee, Oneidas,...
December 6, 1791 Mr. Kirkland's estimate for civilizing the Oneida and Onondaga Indians Reverend Samuel Kirkland [not available] Fiscal, describes labor costs re Indian husbandry. Extracted from Kirkland's estimate to General Knox dated Philadelphia 6 Dec 1791. Costs outlined include schoolhouse with 2 schoolmasters; blacksmith; carpenter and wheelwright; Tuscarora and Onondaga farmers; yokes of oxen; draught chains; log dou; plows; hog plows ox carts; hoes; superintendent; harrows; grindstones. The blacksmith and...
January 29, 1799 The Virtues of Tioga Point as a Recruiting Rendezvous George W. Kirkland Alexander Hamilton Sounding like the President of the Tioga Point Chamber of Commerice, Kirkland extols the virtues of Tioga Point as a recruiting rendezvous.
February 6, 1792 Letter from the Reverend Samuel Kirkland to Secretary of War Henry Knox on Indian Council at Buffaloe; smallpox outbreak on Genesee River Reverend Samuel Kirkland Henry Knox Letter, discusses private Indian council, which Kirkland would have attended but for the exclusion of whites. To have pushed the matter would have excited jealousies. Speaks highly of Good Peter as a source of information and aid. Will report on results of council as soon as information comes available. Farmer's Brother has anxiety of mind and wished to absent self from Council at Buffaloe....
May 2, 1792 Speech made to the Oneidas by Congress and the Board of War September 1781 and overdue claims for service during late Revolution made by Good Peter and Skenandoah Timothy Pickering Henry Knox Pickering informs Knox that Good Peter handed him a speech made to the Oneidas by Congress or the Board of War in September 1781. According to the Reverend Samuel Kirkland, Good Peter and his friend Chief Skenandoah [both of whom are present at the conference in Philadelphia], say they have not received their rewards. During the Revolution, Good Peter and Skenandoah were sent to Niagara by the...
September 18, 1799 Cited letter or document, George W. Kirkland to Daniel Cushing George W. Kirkland Daniel Cushing Letter, Citation only
January 13, 1800 Cited letter or document, George W. Kirkland to William S. Smith George W. Kirkland William S. Smith Letter, Citation only
March 6, 1800 Cited letter or document, George W. Kirkland to William S. Smith George W. Kirkland William S. Smith Letter, Citation only
January 25, 1792 Letter from the Reverend Samuel Kirkland to Captain Joseph Brant regarding his accompaniment with Six Nations delegation to Philadelphia Reverend Samuel Kirkland Captain Joseph Brant Kirkland informs Captain Brant that the civilization of the various Indian tribes has become an object of attention with general government of United States. Notes that for this policy, should be indebted to President of United States General George Washington. Relays Colonel Pickering's request as Indian Agent, that Brant accompany the delegation of Six Nations to Philadelphia. Kirkland tells...
March 5, 1800 Disturbances at a Public House, Etc. William S. Smith Alexander Hamilton Smith took measures to obtain the correct information regarding disturbances at a public house at Elizabeth Town in which Capt. Courtlandt and Lt. Livingston were involved. Discussed Capt. Kirkland's Affairs concluding that it would be humane to let him die "as easy as possible". Addressed religious observation in the ranks. Mentioned a minister named Austin who has a strong following, Smith...
January 1, 1792 Letter Citation Philip Schuyler Henry Knox Cited in Knox to Kirkland, 01/09/1792
January 1, 1790 Letter Citation Philip Schuyler Henry Knox Cited in Knox to Kirkland, 01/07/1790.
April 22, 1791 Letter from the Reverend Samuel Kirkland to Secretary of War Henry Knox on prospects for war with Western Tribes; the just designs of Congress regarding the Indians; a proposal to send delegation led by Captain Henrick and a Stockbridge Chief Reverend Samuel Kirkland Henry Knox Kirkland recounts his visit to Philadelphia and his discussions with Knox on reaching an accommodation with the Western Indians; he ascribes part of the problem to unprincipled traders and ignorance regarding congress' intent to do justice to the Indians. Discusses idea of Indian leaders visiting Congress, an idea generated by Cornplanter, who believed that the voice of congress would never...
December 20, 1791 Letter from Secretary of War Henry Knox to the Reverend Samuel Kirkland on Colonel Pickering's meeting with members of Six Nations at Painted Post and instruction to Kirkland regarding Indian chief delegation to Philadelphia Henry Knox Reverend Samuel Kirkland In letter to Reverend Kirkland, Knox informs that Colonel Pickering held a conference with members of Seneca and Six Nations, with exception of Mohawks. Here it was agreed that certain chiefs should repair to Philadelphia while congress is in session to put into execution certain principles concerning civilization of said Indians. Colonel Pickering writes to those chiefs at Buffaloe Creek and...
April 9, 1799 RE Army Supplies, Quarters, and Pay George W. Kirkland Alexander Hamilton Routine instructions and correspondence concerning Army supplies, quarters, and pay.
January 31, 1799 Army Recruiting Alexander Hamilton George W. Kirkland Routine instruction and correspondence concerning Army recruiting.
October 28, 1791 Letter from the Reverend Samuel Kirkland to Secretary of War Henry Knox on reaction of Western Confederacy following General St. Clair's defeat and a report on Captain Brant Reverend Samuel Kirkland Henry Knox Letter from the Reverend Samuel Kirkland to Secretary of War Henry Knox describes his journey through western Massachusetts and New York. Kirkland, responding to a request from Knox, provides intelligence on the Indian reaction to the defeat of General Arthur St. Clair in November 1791, known as Battle of Wabash River. According to a Captain Engersoll who was at Niagara when he heard of St....
May 4, 1792 Appropriations of money to Indian tribes Timothy Pickering Unknown Recipient Appropriation of monies for the Oneida, Tuscarora, and Stockbridge Indians.
January 7, 1790 Letter from Secretary of War Henry Knox to the Reverend Samuel Kirkland requesting intelligence on the outcome of great council at Buffaloe Creek; meeting of Chiefs at Philadelphia Henry Knox Reverend Samuel Kirkland Knox informs that Good Peter and French Peter will return with Kirkland. Captain Hoops spoke with Farmer's Brother who indicated that a great council was taking place at Buffaloe Creek (Buffalo Creek). Knox wants Kirkland to find out the object of this council. Knox goes on to reiterate the importance of bringing the chiefs to Philadelphia and stresses that they must be persuaded of good...
March 21, 1792 Negotiations with the Chiefs of the Five Nations Timothy Pickering George Washington Pickering discusses the negotiations with the Chiefs of the Five Nations when it will be impressed on them the importance of learning husbandry and other important arts connected with it.
January 19, 1792 Letter from Reverend Samuel Kirkland to Secretary of War Henry Knox from Kanandaique on the Indian delegation to Congress; meeting at house of General Israel Chapin Reverend Samuel Kirkland Henry Knox Written from Kanandaique within 38 miles of Big Tree's Town on the Genesee River, Kirkland reports his arrival with the Oneida Chiefs. Reports of planned meeting at house of General Israel Chapin to acquaint chiefs of his business and express peaceable intentions of Congress and the President of United States General George Washington and readiness of congress to fulfill all promises of Six...
March 12, 1800 Religious Enthusiasm, Etc. Alexander Hamilton William S. Smith In referring to David Austin, Hamilton asserts that enthusiasm is a very good thing but religious enthusiasm is at least a dangerous instrument so he refuses to authorize Austin's employment.
August 3, 1798 Request for Information on Enclosed List of Officers Alexander Hamilton Unknown Recipient Hamiliton requested recipient (possibly McHenry) offer his opinions on list of officers enclosed.
January 19, 1795 Letter from the Reverend Samuel Kirkland to Colonel Timothy on New York Governor Clinton; land transactions of Peter Smith; Thonoghleyo and Big Beard and their service during the Battle of Saratoga for General Benedict Arnold Reverend Samuel Kirkland Timothy Pickering Kirkland writes from Oneida New York and reports that he is enclosing some extracts from New York Governor Clinton’s speech and letters to the Oneidas respecting their affairs and improvement of the reservation. Captain Jacob Reed has assisted. The name of the surveyor who surveyed Peter Smith’s land leased of the Oneidas is Joseph Arnum or Arnen. On the other leases, he has no information. ...