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Date Title Author Recipient Summary
April 19, 1796 Issue of Bread and Whiskey to Miami Indians [not available] [not available] Wilkinson requests bread and whiskey for the Miami Indians.
October 26, 1788 Indian intelligence report, council at Miami and role played by Joseph Brant Arthur St. Clair Henry Knox Discusses council at Miami and the role of Brant in these discussions. Brant seems to have recommended peace, which is a matter of dissatisfaction for the western Indians. A surveyor named John Filson was killed by Indians.
June 17, 1792 Movement and Intentions of the Miami Indians John Francis Hamtramck Henry Knox Reports on the situation at his post and gives the latest information on the movement and intentions of Miami Indians and his contacts and negotiations with the Indians
November 25, 1792 Escort Ordered for Surveyor in Lands Bought from Miami Indians Henry Knox Anthony Wayne Congress has authorized a survey of the lands bought from the Miami Indians and Knox orders Wayne to provide an escort for the appointed surveyor.
March 8, 1791 St. Clair Warns the Wyandots about the Shawnee and Miami Arthur St. Clair Tarhe St. Clair recounts to the Half King and the chiefs of the Wyandot Indians the hostile attitude of the Shawnee and Miami Indians toward the United States and recommends Colonel Thomas Procter as emissary.
May 30, 1794 Expedition against hostile Indians Anthony Wayne Henry Knox Letter to the Secretary of War concerning hostile Indians in the Northwest Territory, particularly those assembled at Roche de Bout at the foot of the Rapids of the Miami of the Lake. Mentions Governor John Graves Simcoe of Upper Canada, who is commanding a force in support of the tribes.
May 10, 1794 Compensation Request for Lost Horses Arthur St. Clair Henry Knox Arthur St. Clair requests monetary reimbursement for four horses lost during the campaign against the Miami Indians on November 4, 1791.
September 15, 1791 Requirements for the Court of Inquiry Arthur St. Clair Major General Richard Butler St. Clair's letter in which he describes the requirements for the Court of Inquiry's investigation into General Harmar's military performance during the recent campaign against the Miami Indians.
November 4, 1788 Report on treaty efforts Arthur St. Clair Henry Knox Discusses a letter from Joseph Brant, who had been at the Miami River waiting on the Western Indians for the purpose of holding a council.
June 14, 1789 Regarding Treaties with Indians at Mississippi and Wabash and Miami Arthur St. Clair Henry Knox St. Clair reports that he went to the Mississippi to to hold a treaty to extinguish Indian claims to their lands, and to lay out certain donations of land for the inhabitants. Discusses proceeding to the post of St. Vincennes upon the Wabash and notes that there was no guidance to lay out donations, presumably because a cession had been made there to the crown of France. A further sum will be...
October 21, 1794 Taken prisoner by Shawanese James Neill Henry Knox The author was a pack-horseman at Fort Recovery aged 17 years and taken prisoner by the Shawanese Indians, along with two others. Neill was then taken to a British fort at the Miami, then to Detroit and Michilimackinac. 1,500 Indians and whites were involved in the attack of Fort Recovery.
September 24, 1796 Pay of Private Aaron Williamson, Captive of Miami Indians William Simmons James McHenry Simmons certifies that $202.50 is due Private Aaron Williamson of Captain William Pratt's Company of the late 2nd Regiment of Levies, being his pay from his date of enlistment to July 5, 1795, the day he returned from captivity among the Miami Indians.
1794 Indians in Canada and the Northwest Anthony Wayne Henry Knox General Wayne reports that Lieutenant Governor John Graves Simcoe of Upper Canada has arrived with Colonel McKee and Captain Brandt at Fort Miami, at the foot of the Rapids. Brandt reportedly had 100 Indians with him, including Mohawks.
July 20, 1795 Northwest Territory and Indians J. Smith Samuel Hodgdon One hundred Indians are at Greenville awaiting the completion of the treaty. As some appear to be of a hostile disposition, Smith doubts that there will be a peaceful resolution. There has been rapid immigration to the territory and it provides much hope to the landed speculators. He himself has traveled in the Ohio Country west of the Miami River and believes to to have the finest soil and...
August 14, 1793 No Answer from the Indians Has Arrived Benjamin Lincoln Colonel Alexander McKee Commissioners Lincoln, Randolph, and Pickering express their disappointment that they have yet to receive an answer from the deputation of Indian Nations in response to the Commissioners' speech at the rapids of the Miami. They request McKee's assistance in prodding the Indians to produce an answer.
November 12, 1794 Miami Villages Anthony Wayne Henry Knox Letter to the Secretary of War regarding the Miami Villages and other issues relating to hostile Indians in the West.
June 28, 1793 Letter from Canadian Colonel Alexander McKee to Federal Commissioners for Conference at Sandusky Colonel Alexander McKee Federal Commissioners Treaty at Sandusky Commissioners note in 29 June 1793 entry above letter from McKee, that Captain Elliott arrived with deputation of twenty Indians for nations assembled at foot of Miami Rapids and delivered McKee's letter to the Federal Commissioners. McKee assures commissioners that he will let them know when Indians are ready to meet at Sandusky.
July 9, 1794 Deposition of Charles Evans [not available] Unknown Recipient Detailed travel itinerary of Charles Evans after his capture and release by Indians. Evans also reported British troops building a fort to insight Indians to violence.
June 14, 1789 Estimate of the Expense of the Treaty [not available] Henry Knox Estimate of the expense with which a treaty with the Indians of the Wabash and Miami rivers would probably be attended. Numbers supposed to be between 1200 to 1500 men.
December 12, 1792 Copy of speech sent Western Indians General Israel Chapin Six Nations of Indians Speech of General Chapin to Six Nations of Indians, and forwarded by Captain Joseph Brant to the Western Indians. Confirmed meeting between Six Nations and the U.S. at the Rapids of the Miami River. Request that all chiefs and head men be present at council.
April 23, 1795 Proceedings from the Council at Fort Knox Unknown Author [not available] Boundary disputes brought forth by Wabash Indians advised by Capt. Pasteur to be brought forth at the meeting for the Treaty at... Remarks to General Kinkapoo on lies by Col. Hamtramck regarding the change in venue of treaty signing. British corrupted council house with lies and United States will never meet in the Miami Village again. Great Chiefs agreed to attend council in...
September 24, 1791 Proceedings of the Court of Inquiry Major General Richard Butler Arthur St. Clair This is the letter from Butler accompanying the transcipt of the proceedings of the Court of Inquiry into the military performance of General Harmar. Without any evidence being provided by members of the Kentucky militia, the proceedings are closed and the transcript presented to General St. Clair.
June 28, 1793 We shall sail with the first fair wind. Benjamin Lincoln Isaac Craig Commissioners LIncoln, Randolph, and Pickering report on the status of their expedition to treat with the Western Indians.
May 7, 1786 Alarming Report from the Miami Josiah Harmar Henry Knox Reports alarming intelligence he has received from Capt. Finney at the Miami River on the activities of Indians operating from forts in America's western territory. Believes that peace treaties were farcical as long as the British retain possession of the posts. Questions General Butler's leadership abilities among the Indians.
November 26, 1790 On the building of forts on the Miami of the lake; French settlers at Gallipolis; lack of provisions Arthur St. Clair Henry Knox St. Clair had discussed the advisability of building a fort on the Miami of the Lake, in case of success by the military expedition, but Knox turned him down because of concern over costs. St. Clair says not so great a force would have been necessary. Indians cannot concentrate for long because they do not have any economy with provisions. Discusses British support of the Indians with ammunition....