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June 26, 1793 Interpreters Arrival, Arrival of Moravian Missionaries, and Timing of Conference Federal Commissioners Treaty at Sandusky Henry Knox Federal commissioners for conference at Sandusky report that interpreter Jasper Parish has arrived with letters from Knox and wampum resupply. Other interpreters, Mr. Wilson and Mr Ash arrived with letter from Major Isaac Craig outlining their terms. Moravian missionaries, including John Hockwelder. Wilson assessed as intelligent and useful; did not make it to rapids of Miami. Colonel McKee...
June 20, 1793 Forecast of Indian Attendance at Sandusky, Etc. Federal Commissioners Treaty at Sandusky Henry Knox Federal commissioners for conference at Sandusky report that interpreter Parish is late, probably due to incessant rains. Moravian missionaries, John G. Heckewelder, Dr. McCoskey, Captain Hendricks with companions of Stockbridge Indian tribe, sailed from Fort Erie to Detroit to gain intelligence. They await arrival of commissioners, who intend to go to Detroit. Canada Lt. Governor Simcoe...
January 20, 1795 Materials and Transport for Missionaries John Stagg Samuel Hodgdon Hodgdon asked to furnish transportation for baggage of missionaries Peter Janin and John Francis Rivet going to Pittsburgh for work with the Wabash and Illinois Indians.
July 3, 1786 Reports Activities of Moravian Indians Josiah Harmar Henry Knox John Bull (Indian name Shebo) reports that a group of 100 Moravian Indians have crossed the lake with the intent to settle near their old towns at the location of a previous massacre on the Muskingum. Because it is too late in the season for planting, they will remain at Cuyahoga until next season. Reports that group of whites and Indians set sail for Canada to purchase land north of Quebec, but...
December 6, 1786 Reports Congressional Act in Favor of Moravians; Promises Assistance Josiah Harmar Moravian Indians Reports the passing of a congressional act in their favor. Promises to deliver requested articles. Congress has granted permission for them to return to their former settlements on the Muskingum with promises of friendship and protection. Seeks to know the name of their leader.
March 9, 1788 Discusses Trades with the Delawares and the Moravian Indians Josiah Harmar Henry Knox David Zeisberger, Moravian Indian missionary, has requested an exchange of corn for powder, linen, etc. Refers to encounter with Captain Pipe, chief of the Delawares, who met with Ensign McDowell in great friendship and respect. They intend to trade furs with contractors.
November 9, 1793 Land as Compensation, Etc. Tench Coxe Samuel Hodgdon [Mostly illegible] Out of the first 1000 acres, 550 acres should be given to a schoolmaster and 50 acres to missionaries [?] of the gospel.
July 29, 1796 Concerning French movements on the frontier Thomas Pasteur Anthony Wayne Describes French movements on the frontier, including missionaries and relations with Indians.
March 6, 1791 Alarm on the Frontier Isaac Craig Henry Knox Major Craig warms of hostile Indians marauding in the region surrounding Fort Pitt. In one incident, three men and one woman were killed by Indians who called to them in English.
March 12, 1793 Who should join the Commissioners at Sandusky? Henry Knox George Washington Knox seeks the President's acquiescence to the Indians' request to have several Quakers accompany the Commissioners to the treaty at Sandusky. Knox also recommends that a Moravian named John Heckewelder join the Commissioners because of his knowledge of the Indians' language and customs.
April 6, 1793 Instructions to Benjamin Lincoln of Massachusttes, Beverly Randolph of Virginia, and Timothy Pickering of Pennsylvania, Commissioners appointed for dealing with the Indians, North of the Ohio given by special direction of the President of United States at Philadelphia Henry Knox [not available] Instructions from Henry Knox to the commissioners appointed to deal with the hostile Indians north of the Ohio. Knox directs the commissioners to close the scene of hostilities dictated by protection of frontier citizens. The commissioners have been furnished with a schedule of treaties going back from the 1763 peace between France and Great Britain to the present. Treaty of Harmar 1789 has...
February 15, 1795 Financial Matters William Simmons James McHenry Informs the Secretary of War that Major General Anthony Wayne has been directed by the Paymaster General for sums of money to furnish the pay, subsistence, and forage of the Army. Discusses additional financial information.
January 29, 1794 Letter from the Sachems and Warriors of Oneida Nation complaining of the Reverend Samuel Kirkland Sachems and Warriors Oneida Nation Timothy Pickering Communication from the Oneida Sachems and Warriors to Timothy Pickering (addressed as Konnehsut) Board of Commissions. Sachems ask that Pickering hear their voices. They relate that their forefathers lived in ignorance; the people of the great waters extended their charity and sent missionaries among them who proclaim good tidings to their ears. At length was sent Samuel Kirkland and Mr...
December 4, 1793 Instructions to the Commissioners Henry Knox Benjamin Lincoln Instructions to Benjamin Lincoln, Beverley Randolph, and Timothy Pickering, Commissioners appointed for treating with the Indians northwest of the Ohio.
August 29, 1789 Instructions to the Commissioners for Treating with the Souther Indians George Washington Commissioners Instructions to Lincoln, Griffin, and Humphreys, Commissioners for negotiating treaties of peace with the Indian tribes and nations south of the Ohio River. The various objects of the mission are detailed, the overarching goal of which is to negotiate peace and, as far as possible, align the interests of the tribes with those of the United States. The commissioners have to negotiate with the...
October 22, 1792 McClure Advocates Methods of Civilizing Indians to Knox Reverend David McClure Henry Knox Letter, discusses frontiers and pioneer life; discusses Indians and Indian life; mentions publication on moral law; discusses racial intermarriage and Christianity to civilize Indians; discusses race issues. Proposes focusing on children, particularly boys, and immersing them in white culture. Mentions Indians in New England.
July 7, 1789 Reports on the Southern Tribes and Likelihood of War Henry Knox George Washington The war between Georgia and the Creeks could spark a general Indian war across the frontier. Knox discusses the potential for aggression against the Indians by unruly whites to unify the Southern Tribes against the interests of the United States. He anticipates Spanish agitation in fomenting Indian hostility toward the United States. He gives his ideas regarding the civilization of the Indians...
February 22, 1791 Decisive Action Against the Indians on the Frontier Henry Knox George Washington Henry Knox's report to the President discusses the coming year's goals of peace in the frontiers and explains in detail how best to meet those goals, using both peaceful and military measures. He provides an in-depth analysis of the force required and the cost involved in taking decisive action against the Indians along the frontier, and the potential political and military implications of the...