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Date Title Author Recipient Summary
July 9, 1792 Fixing a Post on the Muskingham River Rufus Putnam Henry Knox Proposal for the establishment of a fort at the Cayahoga garrisoned by one company of musket men and one company of riflemen for scouting and protection of settlers
July 13, 1786 Update on Troop Movement Henry Knox Colonel Monroe Major North marching with two companies, believed to be at Fort Pitt after traveling from Philadelphia. Colonel Harmar to decide on command.
April 13, 1792 Friendship of the United States with the Five Nations Timothy Pickering Sachems & Chiefs of the Five Nations (The speech of Timothy Pickering, commissioner, to the Sachems and Chiefs of the Five Nations.) Pickering assures the Sachems and Chiefs of the Five Nations of the friendship of the United States and its wish to treat with the Indians at Fort Washington, or any suitable location , to resolve issues related to disputed land.
August 2, 1791 Protecting the Frontier Major General Richard Butler Arthur St. Clair General Butler reports on the measures he has taken to protect the frontier.
March 14, 1791 Certain Destruction Rufus Putnam Henry Knox Putnam describes the perilous conditions he is facing because of the actions of hostile Indians who are killing settlers and cattle.
May 22, 1793 Considerable Quantity of Forage Isaac Craig Samuel Hodgdon William McHenley has, agreeable to contract with the Quartermaster General, delivered a considerable quantity of forage to Muskingham near Fort Washington. Not having his vouchers previous to Col. O'Hara's departure and not having been furnished the money to discharge the account he has drawn on Hodgdon at eight days light for $1104 which should be paid and charged to the Quartermaster General's...
January 27, 1791 Victims of Savage Barbarity Henry Knox Rufus Putnam Knox deplores the unhappy fate of those who have been victims of Indian depredations and hopes that establishing strong military posts in the region will prevent such unhappy occurences in the future.
October 18, 1787 Events of Immediate Consequence; Jonathan Heart Henry Knox Heart reports on the events of immediate consequence occurring in the vicinity of French Creek with particular emphasis on the actions of the local Indian tribes.
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.
May 19, 1791 Prospect of Peace with the Indians, Etc. Henry Knox Arthur St. Clair Despite continued preparations for a campaign against the western Indians, Knox still hopes that perhaps a peaceful settlement of differences can be arranged.
September 14, 1798 Whereabouts of My Two Chests of Tea? Samuel Hodgdon David Acheson Hodgdon asks Acheson to inquire of Mr. Skinner if he has any knowledge of the location of Mr. Easton to whom was delivered Hodgdon's two chests of tea.
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.
September 19, 1790 Request for the Wyandot Nation to Join the U.S. in War Against the Shawnee Arthur St. Clair Chiefs of the Wyandots Refers to an earlier meeting between the U.S. and several Indian tribes at Muskingum Falls [Ohio region], which apparently aimed at peace between the Indian tribes. Now St. Clair accuses the Shawnees & Miamis of being "set to do evil;" he calls upon the Wyandot to honor their alliance with the U.S. and declare war on the Shawnee. Informs them that the bearer of the message has a letter to the...
February 14, 1793 Meeting with Friendly Tribes at Vincennes Rufus Putnam Henry Knox Putnam descirbes his meeting with friendly tribes at Vincennes where the Indians were given clothing, blankets, and ornaments to confirm the friendship of the American government.
October 10, 1793 No Further Claims are to be Admitted Joseph Brandt Six Nations of Indians Mohawk leader Joseph Brandt addresses the Council at Buffalo Creek and observes that the council at Niagara seemed to be headed toward peace until messengers from the Creek Nation arrived with charges that white people were encroaching on the land of the Confederacy. Brandt recommends that the lands already settled by whites be surrendered with the understanding that no further claims are to be...
November 24, 1791 Report in aftermath of St. Clair defeat Arthur St. Clair Henry Knox A sick and bedridden St. Clair provides Knox an account of the ill fortune that befell his army during its November engagements with the Miami Indians. St. Clair is governor of the Northwest Territory.
July 21, 1787 Resolution of Congress: Treaty with the Wabash Indians. Congress of the United States [not available] Orders Col. Josiah Harmar to hold treaty with Wabash, Shawnee, and other hostile Indians to pursue peace.The Superintendent for Indian Affairs is to notify the Five Nations regarding Congressional action regarding their message. Orders for troops to be stationed on the frontier of Pennsylvania and Virginia, with details.
July 8, 1792 Putnam's Report on the Western Indians Rufus Putnam Henry Knox In a detailed report, General Putnam recommends that many of the western tribes can be rendered neutral by careful negotiation and presents and the hostile tribes can be intimidated by a large show of force near Lake Erie.
August 7, 1792 Requesting Postponment of a Campaign and Lamenting the Death of Two Officers Henry Knox Anthony Wayne Knox wants to postpone the campaign until after winter unless the possibility of success is so high that the hardships to be endured would be justified. The troops are not sufficiently trained to undertake a major campaign. He despairs at the murder of two officers who were messengers to the hostile Indians and discusses potential sites for future posts.
December 6, 1792 Wayne Will Not Overextend His Forces; Peaceful Meeting with Chiefs; Winter Quarters Completed Anthony Wayne Henry Knox Wayne assures Knox that everything that can be done is being done regarding the defense of the frontier but does not want to overextend, and therefore weaken, his forces. He has met with some friendly Indian chiefs and assured them of his peaceful intentions towards them. After a considerable effort, the soldiers are now under cover in preparation for winter.