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April 23, 1795 [The Indian's answer to Capt. Pasteur] Multiple Authors [not available] Expressed desire to hold treaty at Council House in Miami village, once women are put to work, members of the Nation will attend the treaty. Details of land ownership, rights to farm and build villages, and desire for protection.
January 31, 1791 Unsuccessful Expedition Against the Miami Village Henry Knox Josiah Harmar Knox warns General Harmar that his leadership of the unsuccessful expedition against the Miami village has been called into question and that a Court of Inquiry will be convened to investigate his conduct.
November 4, 1790 Report of engagement with Indians vicinity Miami village Josiah Harmar Henry Knox Harmar reports that he marched 320 Federal troops and 1453 militia. His forces made it to the Miami village. He found it abandoned. Upon engagement, his forces suffered heavy losses, about 180. But the headquarters of iniquity were broken up. Estimates 100-120 slain warriors, 300 log houses burned, 20,000 bushels of corn destroyed. Laments loss of Major Wyllys and Lieutenant Frothingham of the...
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 12, 1790 Suggestions to Build Post Near Miami Village Henry Knox Arthur St. Clair Suggestions made by St. Clair taken under consideration by Knox and President Washington, subsequent ideas relative to establishing military posts northwest of the Ohio river discussed. Influence of the posts on British relations and Indian relations addressed, fear of war with Indians and retaliation from British. Protection of public lands paramount.
April 18, 1792 Knox attempts to get Willet to reconsider promotion Henry Knox Marinus Willett letter, discusses declining commisssion of Brigadier General; discusses Indian council. Knox assures Willet that the position of Brigadier General will entail little personal hazard.
April 3, 1792 Instructions to Capt. Alexander Trueman Henry Knox Alexander Trueman The Secretary at War orders Captain Trueman to repair directly to the Miami village to deliver the President's desire for peace in a speech to the Indians. Captain Trueman is to attempt to convince the Chiefs to visit Philadelphia.
January 19, 1795 Answer to a Circular Letter from General Wayne Unknown Author [not available] Letter in answer to Gen. Wayne by the Chippawas, Ottawas, Patawatamies, and the Sakies, addressed to the commander at the Fort in Miami. The Four Nations rejoiced after the French Traders opened the Indians eyes. Assurances regarding the Indians trade with the French. The delegation represented in the document spoke for the village chiefs of the previously mentioned tribes. Alliance between...
October 11, 1790 Letter Citation Henry Knox Unknown Recipient Cited in Knox to Washington, 12/16/1790
January 21, 1794 Treaty Between United States and Delaware, Shawnee, and Miami Nations Anthony Wayne [not available] Wayne addressed all chiefs of the three nations and accepted their hands in friendship and peace. Warrior Chiefs accept peace treaty.
August 23, 1790 Plan for operations against Wabash Indians Arthur St. Clair Henry Knox St. Clair explains his plan of operations against the Wabash Indians, coordination with commanders, logistics, contractors, numbers of troops, and expected timelines. Included Gamelin's journal which detailed his travels through several Miami Indians villages and their sentiments toward peace with U.S.
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.
December 29, 1790 The reply of the President of the United States to the speech of the Cornplanter, Half-Town, and Great-Tree, Chiefs and Councillors of the Seneca nation of Indians. George Washington [not available] Asks that his speech be kept in remembrance of the friendship of the United States. Asks that the miseries of the late war be forgotten. Acknowledges difficulties with sales of land; notes that General Government is only authority for such sales and treaties. Says that John Livingston was not legally authorized to treat; but no evidence that Oliver Phelps defrauded. Mentions the fatherly care...
October 20, 1790 Expedition against hostile Indians Henry Knox Unknown Recipient Extract of a letter from Henry Knox concerning the particulars of General Josiah Harmar's expedition against hostile Indians, specifically the Shawnee. Contains general orders. Largely illegible.
October 21, 1790 Letter Citation Henry Knox Unknown Recipient Cited in Knox to Washington, 12/16/1790. Extract of a letter from Henry Knox concerning the particulars of General Josiah Harmar's expedition against hostile Indians, specifically the Shawnee. Contains general orders. Largely illegible.
October 22, 1790 Letter Citation Henry Knox Unknown Recipient Cited in Knox to Washington, 12/16/1790. Extract of a letter from Henry Knox concerning the particulars of General Josiah Harmar's expedition against hostile Indians, specifically the Shawnee. Contains general orders. Largely illegible.
October 17, 1790 Letter Citation Henry Knox Unknown Recipient Cited in Knox to Washington, 12/16/1790. Extract of a letter from Henry Knox concerning the particulars of General Josiah Harmar's expedition against hostile Indians, specifically the Shawnee. Contains general orders. Largely illegible.
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....
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.
November 4, 1790 General Orders to Kentucky and Pennsylvania militia Josiah Harmar [not available] Harmar says the order and regularity of the militia on their return to the Ohio River was highly commendable. Notwithstanding losses, notes the destruction of corn and vegetables, and killing of 100 warriors. Militia from Kentucky to receive pay until 10th instant, then draw provisions and march home. General returns thanks to every officer and private for good conduct, and discharges them with...
January 19, 1795 Massapanashiwiske or the Bad Bird's reply to the Commander in Chiefs speech the 19th of Jany. Massapanashiwiske [not available] Response from the Four Nations from Michilemackinac Michigan. Message of peace, plans to meet again at the Miami villages to discuss peace again. Requests the help of the interpreter to take the good news of peace to other villages.
January 29, 1795 Religion Edmund Burke Wyandot Chief Speech to Wyandots regarding visit by Burke to discuss religion in village. Recommends moving village closer to Detroit and cabin to be occupied by Burke. Persuasive argument against joining "strangers".
September 14, 1790 Refers to Provisions for Upcoming Expedition against Indians Henry Knox Josiah Harmar Believes upcoming expedition expense will be great, but believes economic foresight will help. Discusses supplies provided by contractors who should pay themselves for pack horses. Advised Harmar to be as light as possible. The President will be anxious to hear details of the expedition and its success.
April 3, 1792 Orders to Negotiate with Confederacy of Indians Henry Knox Alexander Trueman Orders to collaborate with Wilkinson on mission to Miami village to deliver speech written to inspire fear in the hostile Indians. Confederation of Indians believed to be extensive, Knox advised patience in negotiations for peace.
November 1, 1791 Account of an Attack and Retreat Arthur St. Clair Henry Knox St. Clair gives details of an early morning attack on the army and militia in their camp. Overcome by the power of the enemy, the Americans retreated to Fort Jefferson. St. Clair attributes some of the loss to the disorder and confusion of the newly enlisted troops.