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Date Title Author Recipient Summary
May 7, 1795 Indian Treaty, British Relations, Deceit Timothy Pickering Anthony Wayne Noted submission of letters and a treaty which he seemed to meet his approval. President advised that Wayne remain on his guard for a large contingency of Indians Mentioned the treachery of Pontiac towards the British. Discussed providing clothing to Indians, but will not provide Commissions to the Chiefs. Discussed the intervention of Lord Dorchester in controlling the Irish priest E. Burke.
October 3, 1791 Lord Dorchester's Letter Alexander Hamilton Henry Knox Hamilton transmits to Knox a copy of a speech of Lord Dorchester in which Dorchester allegedly refuses to provide military support to the Indians but offers to mediate a peace agreement between the Indians and the United States.
April 7, 1794 Knox forwards Lord Dorchester's speech to General Chapin Henry Knox [not available] Letter, encloses copy of Lord Dorchester's speech.
May 9, 1796 Refers to Drafting of Letter to Lord Dorchester James McHenry George Washington Encloses draft of a letter to Lord Dorchester with ideas from the Attorney General. Questions usefulness of correspondence with Captain Lewis.
August 25, 1786 Account of Major General Lord Stirling John Pierce Unknown Recipient The Commissioner for Settling the Accounts of the late Army has reported on the account of Major General Lord Stirling, which Pierce forwards to the recipient.
April 23, 1791 Copy: Notification of Dissatisfaction with Murder Arthur St. Clair Seneca Chiefs Copy of letter sent to Corn Planter for the Seneca Nation, sent to Lord Dorchester and Lord Grenville. Govt upset with murder of friendly indians at Beaver Creek, reward offered for apprehension of offenders.
June 7, 1787 Major Eccleston; Mr. Lord Butler; General Greene's payments Joseph Howell Caleb Swan Mentions Major Eccleston's business. Asks that Swan not wait for Howell's return but grant what may appear right with regard to Mr. Lord Butler. Mentions money paid by General Greene to the officers of North Carolina Line; has no doubt that returns are accurate.
August 15, 1793 Lord Dorchester speech to Indians Lord Dorchester Chiefs Six Nations Land rights and boundaries were previously determined by nations of Europe and do not hold now that the United States has possession of the land.
May 23, 1795 Letter to Lord Dorchester Timothy Pickering Anthony Wayne Notification that Wayne will shortly received reinforcements from Pittsburgh. Most are recruits from militia army. Additional recruits marching from New England, Maryland, and Virginia. Letters to Lord Dorchester regarding Edmund Burke's involvement with Wyandot Nation forwarded to Canada through various U.S. states.
July 1, 1791 COPY:Pickering Speech to the Six Nations Timothy Pickering [not available] Speech regarding peaceful intentions of U.S. and Six Nations; dispelled rumors of bad whitemen and evil Indians.
May 1796 Detachments sent to Canada James McHenry Lord Dorchester McHenry informs Governor-General Lord Dorchester in Canada that, according to the second article in the Treaty of Amity, U.S. detachments are being sent to the posts at Oswego and Niagara and the current occupants have orders for evacuation. McHenry stresses that he desires friendly relations with Britain.
May 1796 Detachments to Oswego and Niagara James McHenry Thomas Lewis Capt. Lewis is asked by James McHenry and George Washington to deliver a letter to Governor-General Lord Dorchester in Canada. Lewis is to inform Lord Dorchester that detachments of U.S. troops are in motion to take possession of the posts at Oswego and Niagara and that they have orders to evacuate, based on the terms of the Treaty of Amity and Commerce (Jay Treaty). Lewis is to immediately...
April 11, 1792 Account of Henry Ringlespaucer Joseph Howell Richard Harrison Account of Henry Ringlespaucer, late soldier in the Virginia Line under Col. Grayson, for pay.
February 10, 1794 Reply to Seven Villages of Lower Canada Lord Dorchester Chiefs and Warriors of the Indian Nations Lord Dorchester recounts the land disputes of the various Indian tribes and the desire for peace, in a reply to the seven villages of Lower Canada. The Indians were at the Council at Miami River in 1793.
June 27, 1796 Evacuation of Posts James McHenry George Washington Enclosed Beckwith's answer to dispatch sent to Lord Dorchester. Also enclosed orders to evacuate Fort Miamis, Detroit, Michilimackinac, Niagara, and Oswego.
April 26, 1796 Recommendation of Thomas Lewis Anthony Wayne James McHenry Major General Anthony Wayne recommends Captain Thomas Lewis to Secretary James McHenry for service with Lord Dorchester.
April 29, 1794 Proceedings of the Council at Buffalo Creek are forwarded to Knox [not available] Henry Knox Letter, encloses proceedings of Buffalo Creek council; discusses treaty between Six Nations and United States; mentions speech of Lord Dorchester; discusses British presence in the Northeast; discusses Indians.
January 4, 1795 Request for Explanation of Wayne Speech to Sachum Indians Anthony Wayne Isaac Williams Due to snow, Wayne believed the arrival of the Sachum Indians would be delayed to their rendez-vous with Williams. Wayne requested Williams fully explain the speech Wayne gave on the first of the month to the Indians and Lord Dorchester; Wayne promised destruction of tribes in the spring and summer if they did not accept the peace agreement.
October 15, 1792 Problems with Cussetahs John Galphin James Seagrove Intelligence that some "busy person" is trying to stop the Cussetah Indians from visiting Seagrove. Galphin exerting every effort to stop such proceedings. Indians sent to Providence displeased with Lord Dunmore's treatment of them; they did not receive any presents. Galphin to return as soon as possible.
October 17, 1790 Report on Foreign Affairs Regarding French, Spainish, and Dutch Alexander Hamilton George Washington Indicates that France will support Spain. Reports that Lord Howe has been given orders to fight if there is a chance. Rumor that Sir Guy Carleton has returned to Quebec.
June 24, 1794 Establishment at Presqu' Isle Thomas Mifflin Henry Knox Letter from the Governor of Pennsylvania to the Secretary of War. In it, Governor Mifflin addresses the establishment of a garrison at Presqu' Isle (now Erie, Pennsylvania), which is hostilely received by the Six Nations. Mifflin mentions that British agents, particularly under the guidance of Lord Dorchester, have "excited that hostile disposition." Mifflin is of the opinion that the settlement...
January 13, 1798 Request for Assistance in Obtaining Military Records John Stagg William Simmons Letter, seeks aid of accountant for Thomas Tredwell Jackson, who has business to transact in the War Department.
October 2, 1791 Promoting the Peace of the Frontiers George Beckwith Alexander Hamilton Beckwith, a British officer, sends Hamilton a copy of a letter from Lord Dorchester to the western Indians in which he allegedly refused to support the Indians in a war against the United States but offered to mediate an agreement between the two sides.
April 7, 1795 Supply of Troops and Indian Policy Anthony Wayne Timothy Pickering Enclosed copy of letter to Lord Dorchester at Quebec, requests that Pickering forward the letter immediately. Mentioned "nefarious measures" Father E. Burke and Col. McKee are taking to excite Indians to violence against U.S. Discussed new terms of reenlistment and enlistment to boost retention/enlistment among able bodied men. Discussed contractor compliance with orders for supplying troops.
June 27, 1796 Evacuation Orders James McHenry Anthony Wayne McHenry informs Wayne that the governor of Canada has instructed the British army's evacuation of Fort Miami, Fort Detroit and Fort Michilimackinac. McHenry requests that Wayne make an account of the action.