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July 21, 1788 Regarding the dispositions of the Northern and Western Indians as stated by St. Clair Henry Knox Arthur St. Clair The dispositions of the Northern and Western Indians as stated by St. Clair will require great address in order to render them friendly to United States. Refers to Acts of Congress of 2 July. Congress will be anxious to hear of St. Clair's success.
August 17, 9800 British and Indians on the northern frontier Thomas Mifflin Henry Knox The Governor of Pennsylvania encloses a copy of a letter from Brigadier General Wilkins in which he represents some circumstances relative to the disposition of the British and Indians on the northern frontier.
October 16, 1795 Inclosed Extracts Regarding Frontier Violence James Jackson Timothy Pickering "Frontier is in a state of alarm." Midway settlement flattened, Jackson believed settlers would not hold. News of peace between Northern Indians and U.S. reached lower settlements, which are envious.
May 15, 1785 Resolution, Indian Commissioners Charles Thomson [not available] Appointment of commissioners for treating with Northern Indians.
December 21, 1791 Clothing, Etc. Isaac Craig Samuel Hodgdon Craig has forwarded care of Captain Cushing several articles, including clothing. Mentions a defeat, general panic, and the Northern Indians. No news yet received from Congress.
May 25, 1787 Checking the Indians on the Pennsylvania Frontier Josiah Harmar General William Irvine General Harmar discusses the orders he has received from the War Office respecting the establishment of a small post at the confluence of French Creek and the Allegheny River. The purpose of this garrison is to check the northern Indians from committing depredations on the frontier of Pennsylvania.
August 1, 1793 Savages Against Savages William Blount Henry Knox Governor Blount and General Pickens discuss the implications of building a post at the mouth of the Bear Creek which may help to cut off water communication between the northern and southern Indians. They mention the benefits that may incur by enlisting the Chickasaws and Choctaws in the war against the Creeks who might be joined by the Cherokees.
September 2, 1788 Letters to Governor of Virginia and President of Pennsylvania requesting that they prepare militias Arthur St. Clair Henry Knox St. Clair has written to Governor of Virginia and President of Pennsylvania requesting that they give orders to their Lieutenants in the frontier counties to have their proportions of militia required in readiness. Discusses plans if Indians have hostile designs at treaty talks. Makes reference to invasion and dispossession of Cherokees by people of Franklin and wonders how the Northern Indians...
October 26, 1787 Instructions to Governors of the Northwest Territory Arthur St. Clair Charles Thomson Instructions to Governor to pursue treaty with Indians in Northern territory if tribes are perceived as hostile. Peace primary objective, but acquisition of Indian lands was encouraged.
November 7, 1792 State of Relations with the Indians Henry Knox Congress of the United States Knox provides sundry information to both Houses of Congress on the state of relations with the northern and southern tribes.
May 16, 1789 Regarding appropriations for services performed in Northern Indian Department Arthur St. Clair [not available] St. Clair, presumably addressing Congress, details costs and required appropriations for services performed in Northern Indian Department to include; Treaty with Six Nations and Western Indians, costs for conveyances of land; provisions issued to Indians during treaty negotiations; costs for extinguishing Indian titles to lands on Mississippi; measures yet to be taken with Shawanese, Miamies, and...
October 29, 1798 Clothing Ordered to the Northern Posts, Etc. Samuel Hodgdon Thomas Billington Hodgdon expresses the uneasiness of the Secretary of War regarding the clothing intended for the northern posts which must be forwarded before winter arrives.
May 3, 1792 Presents for the Northern Tribes Henry Knox Timothy Pickering Knox tells Colonel Timothy Pickering that presents intended for several northern tribes will be provided. Compensation for their journey should be provided for Captain Hendricks and his brother and money and clothes should be provided to Colonel Louis for his immediate return.
July 31, 1793 Border Disputes and other issues Commissioners for Indian Affairs in the Northern Department Northwestern Indian Chiefs Speech to be delivered to the Indians. Referring to the Treaty of Fort Stanwix, the Indians have demanded that all whites be removed from the Indian side of the Ohio as a condition of peace. The U.S. commissioner expresses surprise that the Indians felt they were misunderstood previously, and reiterates a sentiment that the Indians, too, must make concessions; says that each sides' concessions...
February 24, 1793 Letter from James Seagrove Indian Agent, to James Holmes, acting as as an assistant amoung the Creeks James Seagrove James Holmes Letter from James Seagrove, Indian Agent to the Creek Nation, to James Holmes, acting as an assistant among the Creeks, at St. Mary's Georgia. Acknowledges receipt of letter from Flint river. Attends to what Holmes says but not at liberty to do so at the moment. If Red friends think it necessary, Seagrove does not oppose their will. Galphin gives alarm on his arrival. Galphin reports that the...
October 14, 1792 Militia to Protect Frontier Henry Knox Henry Lee No requirements from Virginia's military for protection of frontier during the ensuing year. All protection to come from federal government.
1787 Instructions to the Governor of Territory of United States Northwest of Ohio River relative to an Indian Treaty in the Northern Department Charles Thomson Arthur St. Clair St. Clair is instructed to examine temper of Indian Tribes in Northern Indian Department. If hostile, and if treaty is required, hold a general one with all the tribes, in conjunction with Superintendent Indian Affairs Northern Department. Purpose of treaty is to promote peace by removing causes of controversy. Do not depart from existing treaties unless change of boundary is beneficial to United...
August 18, 1788 Resolution of Congress dated 12 August 1788, and extension of Superintendent Indian Affairs Northern District William Knox Arthur St. Clair William Knox sends resolution of Congress dated 12 August 1788. Also encloses copy of Secretary of War letter with resolve continuing Superintendent Indian Affairs Northern District in office for two months.
April 8, 1793 From Tuchabachee: Letter from Mad Dog, The White Lieutenant, David Cornell, Alexander Cornell, Mr Weathorford, and thirteen headmen of Upper Creeks [not available] James Seagrove The authors pledge agreement with James Seagrove's talk. Authors note that they did not listen to northern Indians; do not want to shed any white people's blood. Once went to war against Cumberland people, but since Seagrove's talk don't intend to go to war. Mad Dog's brother and nephew went into Chickasaw leader's house and killed them both. Tried to keep peace with all colors, but they...
August 29, 1799 Discussion of Clothing Supply for Northern and Southwestern Frontier James McHenry Alexander Hamilton Discusses correspondence with General Wilkinson and Massac about clothing on the northern and southwestern frontier. Refers to failure of contract and his perception of the role of commanding general. Discusses responsibility of paymasters and quartermaster.
June 26, 1798 Land Allocation from Treaty with Oneida Tribe Joseph Hopkinson Timothy Pickering Pickering relayed the desires of the Oneida tribe to allocate land to the Northern Missionary Society and Mr. Chapin, superintendent of Indian affairs.
May 27, 1793 Failure to meet demands in aftermath of robbery and murder at Traders Hill, St Marys James Seagrove [not available] Seagrove expresses disappointment that the friendly leadership of the Creeks has not been able to hand over the culprits involved in the murder and robbery at Traders Hill at St Marys. Warns them that to make enemies with United States spells ruin for Creek Nation. Creeks cannot expect mercy when acting such as this. Seagrove is heartened by the good conduct of so many Creeks; such towns will...
February 20, 1793 Letter from James Seagrove Creek Indian Agent, to leader of Courtas [Courlas] warning of the northern tribes James Seagrove Courtas [Courlas] Indians Letter from Creek Indian Agent James Seagrove to leader of Courtas [Courlas]. Reports that great and kind father General Washington, President of United States is pleased to hear of the peaceable conduct of his Creek children. Glad to hear the talks of upper towns continue good. Will be at Cussetah 1 May, where talk will be straight. Beware of the northern Indians giving bad talks. Chiefs of...
April 26, 1784 Commissions and commissioners Charles Thomson [not available] Commission approving Benjamin Lincoln and Arthur Lee in the room of Nathanial Greene & Stephen Higgenson (declined). Commissioners to negotiate a Treaty with the Indians in the Northern and Middle Departments.
March 14, 1796 Questions on reducing military forces James McHenry [not available] McHenry argues for the necessity of a strong military force to counteract the force maintained by Great Britain and Spain on the northern and southern boundaries of the United States. McHenry advises against reducing the U.S. military below its present force.