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August 10, 1796 Exaggerated Claims of Illness at Fort Miamis, Necessity of Fort Discussed Anthony Wayne James McHenry Wayne en route for Detroit to meet with several nations of Indians, noted the claims of illness that afflicted British troops at Fort Miamis were exaggerated. Captain Andrew Marschalk sent to investigate condition of fort and report to Wayne.
July 16, 1796 Warning on Health Risks at Fort Miamis James McHenry Anthony Wayne McHenry cited sickness among British troops stationed at Fort Miamis stating fort should only be garrisoned by our troops if it is an essential depot in the chain of command and defense of the area.
May 7, 1793 Washington speaks to the Miamis George Washington "Soldier" Chief of the Miamis Washington awards medals to Miami Chiefs and asks them to wear these decorations as signs of their loyalty to the United States.
February 28, 1795 British Post Built on Miamis Timothy Pickering Thomas Jefferson Enclosed depositions sent from Gen. Wayne relative to the British post recently established on the Miamis.
December 3, 1788 Correspondence with Six Nations and Cornplanter Arthur St. Clair Henry Knox Discusses the sending and receiving of correspondence with Six Nations of Indians. Cornplanter reports that he is on his way and asks for patience. Discusses the activities of Joseph Brant. The Shawanese, Delawares, and Miamis are said to be at hand.
August 13, 1794 Anthony Wayne's Declaration to the Indian Nations Anthony Wayne Nations of Indians Northwest of the Ohio This is General Wayne's declaration to the Delawares, Shawnees, Miamis, Wyandots, and all other Nations of Indians northwest of the Ohio in which he offers the friendly hand of peace and promises to preserve them and their helpless women and children from the danger of famine.
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.
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.
July 9, 1793 Remarks of Federal Commissioners and Indian Chiefs at Sandusky Conference Captain Joseph Brant [not available] Council convened on 9 July 1793 at Navy Hall Niagara. Captain Brant, interpreter furnished opening remarks of good will and conducted ceremony with strings and belts. Chiefs state that the Western Indians are of one mind, and if they can agree with whites, peace may ensue. Prior treaties were not binding because they did not account for all the tribes as one. Chief then provide the nations in...
May 1, 1790 Expresses Concern about Miami Hostility; Hopes the US can Protect Frontier Arthur St. Clair Henry Knox Refers to hostility received from the Miamis in conjunction with British traders. Worries that there will be no peaceful resolution and that the U.S. must take action to protect the people of the frontier.
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 11, 1796 Notification of Peaceful Possession of British Posts Anthony Wayne James McHenry Wayne announced the possession of the Detroit and Miamis posts, previously held by Great Britain. Enclosed letters from Captain DeButs and Colonel Richard England (British Officer) recounting exchange of possession.
December 22, 1795 Treaty of Greenville George Washington Unknown Recipient Peace treaty between United States and the Wyandots, Delawares, Shawanees, Chipewas, Potowatamies, Eel-River, Weeas Kickapoos, Piankashaws, Kaskaskias, and Miamis. Prisoner release negotiated and borders decided upon.
May 28, 1800 Instructions for Indian Presents James McHenry John Harris Indian nations mentioned to receive annuities from the United States include Wyandots, Delawares, Ottawas, Chippewas, Miamis, Patawatomies, Shawanees, Creeks, Chickasaws, Cherokees, Eel River, Weeas, Piankishaws, and Kickapoos, with amounts (in value of goods) listed. Also lists any specific goods meant for the Indians -- if the value of the mentioned goods does not reach the total amount to be...
August 13, 1794 Peace Settlement Offered by George Washington to Indians North West of the Ohio Anthony Wayne Sachems, Chiefs, & Warriors of the Wyandots, Delawares, Ottawas, Chippewas, Pottawatomies, Shawnees, & Miamis Major General Wayne offered an honorable peace from George Washington to the Chippawas, Delawares, Shawnese, Wyandots, Miamis, Tawas, and Potawatomis. Wayne also requested that the Nations no longer listen to the deception from the men posted at the Rapids.
September 20, 1794 Ration Shortages, Fort and Road-Building in Indian Lands, and Expectation of Further Action by British & Indians. Anthony Wayne Henry Knox Notes continuing ration shortages. Describes Legion activities in last several weeks, consisting of improving fortification at Fort Defiance and cutting a wagon road between it and a new fort at "the Miami villages," Fort Miamis. Cannot explain the inaction of the British and Indians, supposing that they are perhaps waiting for reinforcements, but surmises that the British will be hard-pressed...
October 5, 1795 Protection of Frontier, Illness, Request for Stores Anthony Wayne Timothy Pickering Mentioned the liberation of prisoners held by Indians, and specifically noted James Thompson. British repairing fortification at the foot of the rapids of the Miamis of the lake. Mentioned Spaniards erecting a second fort on the East side of the Mississippi, possibly an act of aggression. Post is in want of hospital stores, there is a fear of typhus.
March 19, 1795 Speech to Wabash Indians Anthony Wayne [not available] Speech to the Wabash Indians.
July 22, 1796 Supply of Troops at Forts Detroit and Miamis, Indian Relations After Cession of Land by British Anthony Wayne James McHenry Anticipation of difficulties supplying forts recently acquired from British, U.S.must supply troops, but good policy and humanity dictated Indians should be supplied as well. Request for the Secretary of the Territory Northwestern of the Ohio accompany Wayne to Detroit to handle the politics regarding the cession of land and Indian relations with U.S.
June 28, 1797 DUPLICATE: Request for Recruiting Money James Wilkinson William Simmons Swan declined order to remain at Fort Washington, Ensign Chandler obliged to assume duties. Appropriation of money made for recruiting, expended on the artillery, dragoonry, and the detachment to the Mississippi. Troops paid. Request for more recruiting money.
November 1794 Summary of Speech on English Anthony Wayne [not available] Details of how Wayne would drive out the English presence in the West.
September 19, 1795 Provisions for Forts and Defense of Frontier Anthony Wayne Timothy Pickering General Wayne is glad to hear that the President ratified the Treaty of Amity Commerce & Navigation between His Britannic Majesty & the United States of America. Discusses establishing a post near Chickasaw Bluffs, currently held by the Spanish, along with the necessity of provisions to be stored at Fort Washington. Wayne cannot find a suitable person to replace Colonel James O'Hara, who...
July 27, 1793 Speech from the Confederate Indians at Miami Rapids General Council of Indians Commissioners Speech of the Confederate Indians at the Miami Rapids to the U.S. Commissioners of Indian Affairs, where they ask if the United States government will honor the boundary set forth in the Treaty of Fort Stanwick, the Ohio River.
April 30, 1791 Warning to the Chiefs and Warriors of the Wyandot Nation Arthur St. Clair [not available] General St. Clair, Governor of the Northwest Territory, warns the Wyandot against joining in mischief against the United States.
October 20, 1794 Murder by hostile Indians James O'Hara Samuel Hodgdon James O'Hara, Quartermaster General, discusses sundry accounting matters and laments the unfortunate fall of Robert Elliot, who was killed by the Indians. He has had no communication from the Indians but believes that they must come forward, not withstanding the efforts of their allied incendiaries who are promoting their obstinancy.