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November 3, 1797 Concerns with Spanish and the Northwest Territory James McHenry [not available] References relations with Spanish and Indians. Mentions militia, President, and Congress. Concerned about administration of the Northwest Territory.
August 3, 1799 Letter from the Governor of Northwest Territory Arthur St. Clair Chiefs of the Nations on the Wabash and Mississippi Rivers Letter from Governor Arthur St. Clair of the Northwest Territory to the Indians on the Wabash and Mississippi Rivers. Image not available.
April 18, 1795 Payment of the Scouts of the County of Washington territory of the United States northwest of the Ohio William Simmons Timothy Pickering Simmons certifies that the sum of $1006.66 is due to the Scouts responsible for the protection of the County of Washington and territory of the United States northwest of the Ohio from October 1794 through February 1795.
November 6, 1790 Letter from Governor of Northwest Territory Arthur St. Clair Henry Knox Letter from the Governor of the Northwest Territory to the Secretary at War; mentions General Josiah Harmer.
September 13, 1796 Affirming Arthur St. Clair's Position in the Northwest Territory James McHenry Arthur St. Clair McHenry confirms St. Clair's official position with Indian affairs in the Northwest territory, and states he expects St. Clair to personally attend the investigation into the murder of two Indians at Fort Vincennes, and enforce the terms of our treaties.
July 13, 1787 Congressional resolution regarding government of the northwest territory Charles Thomson [not available] Congressional ordinance establishing governing authority in the northwest territories.
October 1791 Estimate of the Expenses for Frontier Defenses War Department Unknown Recipient Report of the number of men supplied and an estimate of expenses incurred by counties in Pennsylvania and Virginia and posts in the territories northwest and south of the Ohio.
July 20, 1795 Northwest Territory and Indians J. Smith Samuel Hodgdon One hundred Indians are at Greenville awaiting the completion of the treaty. As some appear to be of a hostile disposition, Smith doubts that there will be a peaceful resolution. There has been rapid immigration to the territory and it provides much hope to the landed speculators. He himself has traveled in the Ohio Country west of the Miami River and believes to to have the finest soil and...
April 17, 1795 Payment of a Detachment of Militia in Washington County territory of the United States northwest of the Ohio William Simmons Timothy Pickering Simmons certifies that the sum of $1273.06 is due to a detachment of Militia responsible for the defense of Washington County, territory of the United States northwest of the Ohio, and commanded by Captain William Miles during early 1795.
August 16, 1794 Requests Information and Supply Lists for 1795 for Western Pennsylvania, Virginia, and the Northwest Territory Tench Coxe John Stagg Requests information about garrisons, detachments, and army in western Pennsylvania, Virginia, and the Northwest Territory, specifically about rations, supplies, and quartermasters for 1795.
September 14, 1790 Indian Campaign in the Northwest Territory Henry Knox Arthur St. Clair Knox recommends to St. Clair that a military post be established northwest of the Ohio in Miami Indian territory, in order to awe the Indian tribes living in the vicinity as well as provide a "respectable appearance" to the British troops at Detroit and Niagara. He acknowledges that this endeavor may require many more troops than its objective is worth or that the country would allow, and it...
July 20, 1801 Supplies for Recruits James Wilkinson John Wilkins, Jr. General Wilkinson orders Wilkins, the Quartermaster General, to furnish supplies for recruits in Kentucky and the Northwest Territory.
May 23, 1800 Letter to the President of the United States James McHenry John Adams Letter from the Secretary of War to the President of the United States; also endorsed by the Secretaries of the Treasury and Navy. Discusses the Northwest Territory, Mississippi, and Tennessee.
July 17, 1798 Transportation Problems, Unfriendly Indians in the Northwest Territory Henry Bedinger Samuel Hodgdon While discussing a number of transportation and supply matters, Bedinger expresses his concern that Major Elias Langham has not returned. He hopes that no accident may have befallen him during his passage through the wilderness. Some of the Indians of the Northwest Territory are not as friendly as they have been in the past.
December 15, 1797 Concerning a possible forgery by the Northwest Indians James McHenry Henry DeButts McHenry writes of a conference that General Wilkinson held with the Northwest Indians where they produced a document claiming it was an original counterpart to the Treaty of Greenville, but believes its a forgery. McHenry also encloses a letter written to Robert Oliver with an instruction to meet with DeButts as soon as he reaches Baltimore.
April 13, 1790 Reiteration of a Call for the Militia to the Northwest Territory Henry Knox Josiah Harmar The Secretary of War, Henry Knox, reiterates to Brigadier General Josiah Harmar previously sent instructions for calling up the militia to defend the frontier against Indian hostilities and states that Harry Innes, Esq, District Judge of Kentucky, is also vested with this power.
July 28, 1797 Pay of the Troops in the NW Territory, Etc. Caleb Swan William Simmons With the surplus money brought on by General Wilkinson and what Swan already had on hand, he is able to pay the troops in the Northwest Territory through May 1797 but not farther.
April 6, 1784 Official Congressional Approval of Treaty with Northwest Indians Thomas Mifflin [not available] Official naming and appointment of commissioners. Commissioners given permission by Congress to agree upon boundary line.
September 15, 1797 Delivery Isaac Craig Samuel Hodgdon Noted assistants quitting service and general malady in Philadelphia. W. Weekly delivered two casks w/o invoices addressed to Governors of Kentucky and North West Territory which will be forwarded immediately.
May 7, 1795 Pay of Joseph Nicholson, Indian Interpreter William Simmons Timothy Pickering William Simmons, certifies that the sum of $160 is due Joseph Nicholson for his pay as an Indian Interpreter at Pittsburgh from April 1, 1794 to April 1, 1795, under appointment by Arthur St. Clair, Governor of the Territory of United States Northwest of Ohio River.
March 21, 1791 Campaign against Northwest Indians Henry Knox Arthur St. Clair Knox writes St. Clair - Governor of Northwest Territory - regarding the government's Indian policies in the territory northwest of the Ohio River and the forthcoming campaign against the hostile Indian tribes.
May 7, 1799 Updates on Negative Status of Northwest Territory David Strong Alexander Hamilton Supplies of ammunition and hospital stores low and no response to multiple communications to Secretary of War on the subject. Strong noted discontent held by Indians who he believed were planning an attack on the United States and Great Britain.
October 3, 1795 Indian Peace and Possession of British Post Timothy Pickering Anthony Wayne Secretary Pickering writes General Wayne that he believes lasting peace with the Indians to be dependent on gaining possession of land currently occupied by the British. Since peace has been made with the various Northwest Indian tribes, Pickering does not believe it necessary to maintain a full legion at Greenville, stating that finances cannot afford them.
January 1798 Explanation of orders and instructions James McHenry James Wilkinson McHenry responds with "candor" and "frankness" to complaints from General James Wilkinson on orders and instructions. The Secretary of War offers explanations for each specific complaint levied by the general. In one of his explanations, McHenry reminds Wilkinson - later to be discovered as an agent for the Spanish after his death - that the Northwest Territory has been infested with spies...
November 8, 1799 Establishing a Medium Price for Rations on Both Sides of the Ohio Alexander Hamilton James McHenry Hamilton discusses a change from the current situation whereby different prices for rations are charged on the two sides of the Ohio River.