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January 5, 1793 Message of the Cornplanter and New Arrow Henry Knox President of the Senate of the United States "In obedience to the order of the President of the United States I have the honor to submit to the Senate a message of the Cornplanter and New Arrow to Major General Wayne of the 8th ultimo. The subject of Indians affairs being under the consideration of Congress, the President has conceived it proper that they should be possessed of the message now submitted."
February 10, 1792 Resolving Issues with the Senecas Henry Knox Seneca Chiefs Knox tells New-Arrow, Cornplanter, Big-Log, and other Seneca chiefs that he would like to meet with them in Philadelphia in order to resolve any issues that might stand in the way of friendship between the Senecas and the United States.
May 21, 1793 Message from Federal Commissioners instructed to treat with hostile Indians north of the Ohio to Cornplanter, New Arrow, and other Seneca Chiefs Beverley Randolph Cornplanter, Chief of the Senecas Randolph informs Cornplanter, New Arrow, and the other Seneca chiefs that the treaty negotiations at Sandusky have been delayed. General Lincoln expected in a few days; is traveling via Mohawk River to Oswego. 1 June 1793 opening date for negotiations will not be met. Colonel McKee has indicated that western Indians will not be able to meet that date. Late June earliest meeting date. Advises...
February 20, 1793 Letter from James Seagrove to Fine Bones, Chief of the Broken Arrow James Seagrove Fine Bones Seagrove acknowledges receipt of talks brought by John Galphin. He assures Fine Bones of his commitment to keep the path clear between Fine Bones' people and the United States. He notes that the future happiness depends on friendship with the United States. Seagrove reminds Fine Bones that he will meet with him on 1 May 1793 at Cussetah. Here he will hear his talks. He advices Fine Bones not to...
December 25, 1792 Speech of the Cornplanter & New Arrow to General Wayne Cornplanter & New Arrow Anthony Wayne New Arrow and Cornplanter discuss their mission to convince the Western Indians to meet with representatives of the United States so as to reach a peaceful settlement of the differences between the Indians and the Americans. The Western Indians point out that they were on the American continent first and consider the whites their children.
May 16, 1793 Aftermath of Incident at Traders Hill St Mary's Creek Chiefs [not available] Cussetahs pledge continued friendship. Because so many whites have been killed, do not see that they can influence matters any longer. Ask that the U.S. give a drubbing and burning to the perpetrators listed as Cowetas, Broken Arrow, Uchees, Usichees, Tallasse. Chiefs ask that Cussetah town and people be spared. Proceeded to give directions on how best to go after the Cowetas, while sparing...
December 8, 1792 Letter Citation Chief of Senecas New Arrow Henry Knox Cited in Knox to Wayne, 01/05/1793.
January 25, 1794 The Sad Affair of Capt. Big Tree of the Seneca Anthony Wayne Henry Knox Captain Big Tree, the Seneca chief, has committed suicide for unknown reasons; mentions that he was a companion of Cornplanter and New Arrow. Records a speech given by Big Tree at that time, lamenting the death of Gen. Richard Butler (at St. Clair's Defeat), and asking to join the U.S. forces that he may avenge Butler's death. Mentions Big Tree's recent arrival and promise to rally friendly...
July 3, 1796 Expressing a Desire for Minute Details Zebulon M. Pike James Wilkinson Pike writes of issues affecting Fort Massac and the western part of the Northwest territory. He acknowledges receiving Wilkinson's letter of May 6th. He will not make any improvements to the post.
July 2, 1793 Events with Lower Creeks, Coweta, Broken Arrow, Usuchees and Chehaws Timothy Barnard [Bernard] James Seagrove Letter to Seagrove, delivered by Mr Townsend. Reports on meeting held at Tuckabatchee. Upper Creeks agreed to cease hostilities on Georgia and give up property. Cowetas, Broken Arrow, Ussuchees, Chehaws have declined from what they agreed to at the meeting; will not give up property. General Twiggs, Georgia Militia gave talk to Cussetah. Bernard says Twiggs has for most part, been prudent in his...
1794 Potential war with Indians James Jordan Henry Gaither James Jordan writes Lieutenant Colonel commandant Henry Gaither that William Gray is spreading falsehoods about the likelihood of Indians going to war, and that his earlier letter expressing anxiety of this was therefore mistaken.
January 5, 1793 Consideration of Public Opinion and U.S. Reputation in Possible Indian War Henry Knox Anthony Wayne Knox expresses concern regarding the public's negative reaction to an Indian war and hopes that the current peace negotiations are successful. He fears that an Indian war will inevitably result in the destruction of the tribes and that will have an ill effect on the reputation of the US before the rest of the world.
December 28, 1792 Situation in Ohio Country: Indians Demand Withdrawal, Soldiers Need Pay, Shortage of Officers Anthony Wayne Henry Knox The Indians continue to demand that the United States withdraw to the south of the Ohio River. There is a severe shortage of officers; non-commissioned officers are now in posts which should be held by commissioned officers. The men have not been paid for five months and need the money to purchase clothing for the winter.
March 22, 1793 Negotiations with Indians on Ohio River Boundary; Expectation of War Anthony Wayne Henry Knox Wayne discusses the meeting he had with the Corn Planter and other chiefs and warriors and expresses his belief that the Indians have established the Ohio River as a firm boundary between the U.S. and Indian territory. Apparently there will be war unless a satisfactory treaty is negotiated.
January 26, 1796 Accepting the Appointment as Secretary of War James McHenry George Washington After some hesitation, McHenry accepts his appointment as Secretary of War and will begin preparations for his move to Philadelphia. [Samuel] Chase will also accept his nomination to a seat on the Supreme Judicial Branch.
March 17, 1791 Our Misfortunes Seneca Chiefs George Washington The Seneca Chiefs report the misdeeds that are being perpetrated upon them despite Washington's pledge that they would be able to live safely in peace.
July 26, 1791 Speech to the Northwestern Indians Major General Richard Butler Northwestern Indian Chiefs Speech delivered to the Indians concerning a letter from the Governor of the Northwestern Territory, Arthur St. Clair. Speech delivered by Lieutenant Jeffers and endorsed by Richard Butler.
January 1789 Copy of Deed from the Six Nations of Indians to the State of Pennsylvania Chiefs Six Nations [not available] Copy of Deed from the Six Nations of Indians to the State of Pennsylvania ceding land within territory of United States, bounded by New York, Pennsylvania and Lake Erie.
March 15, 1793 Notes Arrival of List of Promotions, as Well as Cornplanter Anthony Wayne Henry Knox Wayne has received the list of promotions and appointments and has also welcomed the arrival of Corn Planter and other chiefs and warriors. He will endeavor to send them home in good spirits which will require considerable effort and diplomacy.
November 19, 1791 Treaty of Protection Henry Knox William Blount United States provides protection to the undersigned Creeks.
April 6, 1792 Requested Instructions Isaac Craig Henry Knox Requested instructions on how to repair damaged arms that were delivered to Pittsburgh. Notification that Cornplanter and other Indians were at Fort Franklin to receive Indian goods in possession of Jeffers. Boats traveling to Fort Franklin carry remaining amount of Indian goods. Ordered money to be obtained from Paymaster for recruiting services.
November 16, 1792 Reason Given for Ordering Inordinate Amounts of Supplies Anthony Wayne Henry Knox Wayne explains in detail his reasons for ordering large quantities of supplies well in advance of his needs. Despite misgivings, he will countermand his orders in deference to the wishes of the Secretaries of War and Treasury.
November 3, 1786 Treaty of Peace, Amity, and Commerce Treaty [not available] Articles of a treaty between the State of Georgia and the "Kings, Head Men, and Warriors" of the Creek Nation. Terms include retribution for the murder of some white settlers, return of property by the Creeks, protection of Creek land, and a system to deal with violations of law. To ensure the treaty, five Creek will stay with the Commissioners.
March 26, 1794 Suspicious Death of Captain Bigtree Anthony Wayne Chiefs Six Nations Investigation reports on the death of Captain Bigtree enclosed, with details. Possibly linked to other deaths by the hostile Indians.
January 31, 1793 Wait for Word from Indian Allies & An Appointment to Adjutant General Anthony Wayne Henry Knox Col. Proctor will remain in Legionville until he hears from the Indian allies and will occupy his time in making improvements on the new carriage for one of the howitzers. Regarding the appointment of Colonel Sproat to be Adjutant General, Wayne professes not to know him and would prefer to have someone he knows and trusts in that important post.