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Date Title Author Recipient Summary
August 1, 1793 Commissioners Clarifying Misunderstanding Commissioners for Indian Affairs in the Northern Department [not available] Commissioners announced they would anxiously wait for reply from Council at Rapids of the Miami River.
August 12, 1793 Journal entry: decision by Federal Commissioners to proceed without delay to Miami River Federal Commissioners Treaty at Sandusky Captain Henry Ford Commissioners have received no information from the Indian Council at rapids of Miami and have decided to proceed to Miami bay or river in order to communicate and receive an answer. Captain Ford, commander of vessel Dunmore, contacted by letter.
September 12, 1789 Major Doughty Suggests Spot for Headquarters on the Big Miami Josiah Harmar Henry Knox Received notice that Major Doughty arrived at Little Miami and will go to Big Miami. Suggests location for headquarters opposite Vicking River with never failing springs.
August 8, 1793 Journal entry regarding disposition of proceedings of Indian Council at Miami relative to peace and war Federal Commissioners Treaty at Sandusky [not available] Captain Hendrick's men report that the Indian Council at Miami is for peace, with exception of Shawanese, Wyandots, Miamis and Delawares, who eventually yielded to the peaceful opinions of others. Commissioners should receive invitation from confederated nations to meet council at mouth of Miami River this week
July 9, 1794 Deposition of Peter Tuttle Peter Tuttle Unknown Recipient Detailed account of the capture and release of Peter Tuttle and other information pertaining to the British fort on the Miami River.
June 30, 1794 Information given to the Secretary of War John Goodfellow Henry Knox Summary of events leading up to to the fortification of the Rapids of the Miami River.
November 25, 1792 "Ordering the Original Survey of Lands in the Ohio" Alexander Hamilton Israel Ludlow "The said tract shall extend from the mouth of the Miami to the mouth of the Little Miami and be founded by the river Ohio on the South...that the President reserves to the U.S. sucn lands at or near Fort Washington."
December 12, 1792 Agreement of U.S. to Meet at the Rapids of the Miami River Henry Knox [not available] Proposal of Indians to meet with commissioners next spring accepted to pursue peace treaty. U.S. promised to halt all expeditions to frontier from present time to time of treaty.
August 16, 1793 Response from Federal Commissioners for Sandusky Conference to General Council at rapids of Miami speech of 13 August 1793 Federal Commissioners Treaty at Sandusky Chiefs and Warriors Council of Indian Nations at Rapids of Miami River Response to Council of Miami Rapids speech of 13 August 1793 [received 16 August and submitted on the same day] and relayed via two Wyandot runners from Captain Elliott's at the mouth of the Detroit River. Addressed to the Chiefs and Warriors of the Indian Nations assembled at the foot of the Miami Rapids. The commissioners restate that it is impossible to make the Ohio River the the boundary...
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.
August 16, 1793 Message to Assembled Chiefs at Rapids of Miami River Timothy Pickering [not available] Copies of transactions sent to Chiefs of Western Indian Nations, Commissioners expressed disappointment that a peace treaty could not be reached.
August 13, 1793 Message to Indian Nations at the Rapids of Miami requesting an answer to speech given 14 days ago Federal Commissioners Treaty at Sandusky [not available] On 13 August 1793, commissioners concluded to send a message to Indian nations assembled at the foot of Rapids of Miami River. In letter dated 14 August, and written at Captain Elliot's place, they point out that it has been 15 days since they delivered their speech to the deputies at Captain Elliot's place at the mouth of the Detroit River. Commissioners note that they were promised a speedy...
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.
July 10, 1793 Advice and Opinion on Council Fire with Indians Benjamin Lincoln Henry Knox Lincoln recapped events of council fire with hostile Indians at the rapids of the Miami River, advised against any military activities during treaty negotiations. Suspects Gen. Wayne of violating truce.
January 4, 1792 Request for escort to accompany survey of Miami Purchase Israel Ludlow Samuel Hodgdon Ludlow informed Hodgdon that he made application to the Commandant of troops at Fort Washington, conformable to instructions from Secretary of Treasury, for an escort to accompany him while on survey of lands from Miami Purchase, also known as Symmes Purchase, located in what is now Southwestern Ohio, along the Ohio River. The survey would be conducted with the aid of woodsmen who would act as...
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 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.
March 9, 1791 Petition to Raise a Military Force in Kentucky Henry Knox Charles Scott Knox requests Scott raise a military force in Kentucky for an expedition against the Miami and Wea Indians along the Wabash River and provides detailed instructions on how to organize the militia and accomplish the task.
September 27, 1791 Knox writes to Mrs Warren regarding her son Henry Knox Mrs Warren Letter, discusses letters recommending Warren's son.
August 16, 1793 Letter from Federal Commissioners Sandusky conference to Chiefs of Six Nations regarding end of peace talks Federal Commissioners Treaty at Sandusky Chiefs Six Nations Commissioners resending message to Chiefs of Six Nations. They also inform the Chiefs of the break down in peace talks over the Council at rapids of Miami River insistence that Ohio River be mutually agreed upon as the boundary between Indian and United States lands. Commissioners will return home with the first fair wind for Ft. Erie, and report proceedings to President of United States General...
May 5, 1792 Survey of the Ohio & the Miami Purchases Israel Ludlow Alexander Hamilton Surveyor Israel Ludlow describes for Hamilton the travails of his attempts to survey the Ohio and Miami Companies and the danger and suffering that were involved.
June 26, 1794 Examination of two Shawanese warriors Alexander Gibson Unknown Recipient Examination of two Shawanese warriors, taken prisoners on the Miami of the lake, twenty miles above Grand Glaize just a few days before.
July 26, 1792 Letter from John Smith to Samuel Hodgdon on arrival of new Quartermaster General, shipment of corn, and inquiry regarding tract of land near fork of Little Miami River John Smith Samuel Hodgdon Smith expresses pleasure at hearing from Mr Harris that Hodgdon has arrived safely at Pittsburg. Hodgdon's successor as Quartermaster General of the Army (though not without many fears) has yet to arrive at Fort Washington. Discusses arrival of corn; losses great due to multitude of rats. Discusses 1500 acre tract of land lying in fork of little Miami River; asks Hodgdon to inquire about it and...
August 21, 1793 Letter to Major General Anthony Wayne, Fort Washington from Federal Commissioners Sandusky Conference on Indian decision not to treat Federal Commissioners Treaty at Sandusky Anthony Wayne Commissioners report that they are returning from the mouth of Detroit River, where they waited for four weeks for Indians to close the council at rapids of Miami in order to convene treaty proceedings at Sandusky. They report that the Indians have determined not to treat at all; final answer on this matter received 16 August. Commissioners continue to hope for peace and express thanks to General...
November 7, 1791 Updates on Troop Movement and Expenses Isaac Craig Henry Knox Barracks in disrepair, housing must be rented to accommodate troops. Post to be established at junction of Mad River and Miami River. Theft of horses major problem. Request for money to discharge current accounts of provisional items, money should not be in post notes. Request leave to travel to Philadelphia.