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Date Title Author Recipient Summary
September 1795 Navigation of Lake Erie Unknown Author Timothy Pickering Information provided by a British sailor on navigating Lake Erie.
February 15, 1797 [Memorndum] British Block House James McHenry [not available] British block house between Lake Erie and Lake St. Clair.
June 30, 1796 Purchase of Corn John Wilkins, Jr. James Henry Received orders to procure a supply of corn at lower ports of Lake Erie, to be transported to the rapids of the Miamis of the Lake. Requests Henry follow these orders with locations and travel route outlined.
August 15, 1791 Purchasing the Lake Erie Tract John Nicholson Oliver Wolcott, Jr. Nicholson discusses the terms and implications of the transaction involving the purchase of the Lake Erie Tract the Indian titles of which were extinquished at great expense by the State of Pennsylvania.
May 1, 1798 Requests Naval Stores for Vessels on Lake Erie James McHenry John Harris The Secretary of the Treasury requests the purchase of naval stores for vessels on Lake Erie. Requests delivery to Samuel Hodgdon for transportation.
June 30, 1794 Letter from the Governor of Pennsylvania Thomas Mifflin Henry Knox Letter from the Governor of Pennsylvania to the Secretary of War, regarding the refusal by Indians to acknowledge the validity of certain tracts in western Pennsylvania around Lake Erie.
June 13, 1798 Replacing Articles Destined for Lake Erie, Etc. Isaac Craig Samuel Hodgdon By order of the Commander in Chief articles destined for Lake Erie and the galley were shipped on the Ohio with the general. These articles should be replaced as soon as possible: canvas, train oil, white lead, 2 &1/2 inch cordage, and spun yarn.
April 11, 1796 Route from Albany to Fort Erie Henry Glen Oliver Wolcott, Jr. Describes the 995-mile route from Albany to Fort Erie.
May 5, 1791 Messages for the Six Nations from Secretary of War Thomas Procter A. Gordon Proctor charged with giving message of peace from Secretary of War to the Six Nations of Indians and other tribes residing on border of Lake Erie.
January 22, 1796 Financial Updates Isaac Craig Samuel Hodgdon Letters to be forwarded. Notification that Craig will draw against Hodgdon until he obtains necessary quantity of money owed him. Request for Seine twine at Presque Isle to be used in Lake Erie.
March 15, 1796 Information of Intrigues Concerning Land Along Lake Erie Captain Joseph Brant Israel Chapin Jr Refers to earlier discussion of lands around Lake Erie; informs Chapin that various unscrupulous people around Detroit have designs on that tract, currently claimed by the Wyandots. Asks that Chapin prevent any illegal land grants, which would only cause confusion.
July 7, 1793 Indians' Speech Chiefs of Wabash and Illinois Tribes Commissioners for Indian Affairs in the Northern Department Requested reasons for "warlike appearances" of the United States. Commissioners to answer the following day.
January 1789 Copy of Deed from the Six Nations of Indians to the State of Pennsylvania Chiefs Six Nations [not available] Copy of Deed from the Six Nations of Indians to the State of Pennsylvania ceding land within territory of United States, bounded by New York, Pennsylvania and Lake Erie.
January 1, 1794 Articles of Agreement [not available] [not available] Articles of Agreement between Alexander Hamilton and Robert Elliot and Elie Williams.
February 15, 1797 Enclosed Memo James McHenry Robert Liston Letter, encloses memo re British block house.
July 11, 1792 State of the Tribes in the Northwest Rufus Putnam Henry Knox Putnam explains the situation with the sundry western tribes, the necessity of protecting frontier inhabitants, and the possible intervention of the British in support of the Indians. If the British intend to support the Indians, they should be confronted by the United States on Lake Erie.
October 13, 1797 Transportation Routes to Northwestern Posts Isaac Craig Samuel Hodgdon Letter on transportation to Northwestern posts via Lake Erie received. Craig believed travel through Presque Isle, Le Boeuf, Franklin and Pittsburgh was a better choice. Craig cited a frozen lake as prohibitive to transportation of stores. Craig also received information that several portages on Albany/Schenectady route were frequently delayed. Mentioned land purchase at Mingo-Bottom.
August 25, 1784 Questions regarding logistical arrangements Timothy Pickering Joseph Carleton Questions regarding logistical arrangements for the support of the commissioners going to Lake Erie to conduct a treaty with the Indian nations.
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.
July 9, 1792 Fixing a Post on the Muskingham River Rufus Putnam Henry Knox Proposal for the establishment of a fort at the Cayahoga garrisoned by one company of musket men and one company of riflemen for scouting and protection of settlers
June 16, 1798 Receipt for services of Dr Seely Huling [not available] Samuel Hodgdon Receipt for services of Dr Seely Huling. Transportation of coils of ropes for vessel on Lake Erie; hospital stores for troops on Mississippi; transportation of Major Cushing's trunk and box. In note below, Huling received $195.62 from Samuel Hodgdon.
February 15, 1797 Memorandum on the construction of a British block house James McHenry [not available] Memorandum on the construction of a British block house in American territory.
September 27, 1791 Update on Sons Military Whereabouts Henry Knox Unknown Recipient Letter, informs mother of son's march with army; discusses loss of Knox's son.
[not available] Speech to the Chiefs Sachems and Warriors at Buffalo Creek Israel Chapin Jr Chiefs, Sachems and Warriors at Buffaloe Creek Mr. Parrish is at Cayuga. Chapin had sent a speech by Mr. Ransome to the Seneca along with whiskey to commemorate the death of Fish Carrier. Chapin wants to arrange a time and place to meet the Indians to distribute clothing as well as pass along the money owed them by Mr. Phelps. The Company making a settlement on Lake Erie will arrive soon, they are to meet with the Indians.
December 13, 1796 List of contract prices for rations for the year of 1796 Comptroller of the Treasury [not available] List of contract prices of rations for the year 1796 received from the Comptroller of Treasury. Locations include Grenville [Greenville], Fort Wayne, below Fort Wayne on Miami River to Lake Erie, Fort Franklin, Picque Town, Sandusky, Fort Adams, Presque Isle, Fort Bruenton on Oneida Lake, Detroit, Michilamackanac, Oswego, Niagara, Fort Steuben, Fort Messac.