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Date Title Author Recipient Summary
May 23, 1800 Management of Indian affairs and western territory James McHenry Unknown Recipient Concerning the authorization of an official to examine the state of garrisons, Indian trading houses, and public property in the Northwestern Territory and elsewhere on the frontier. Calls for a more uniform system of authority over the Indians.
January 30, 1795 [No. 61: The Northwestern Tribes - Communicated to the Senate] Timothy Pickering John Adams Notification that confidential dispatches from Maj. Gen. Wayne are transmitted to the Senate.
July 29, 1796 Accurate Information about the Northwestern Frontier & the Mississippi River Oliver Wolcott, Jr. Anthony Wayne Wolcott is preparing a report for the House of Representatives on the establishment of districts for the collection of duties upon the Mississippi River and upon the northern boundary of the United States. He requests information about the state of the northwestern frontier. He asks about trading posts, settlements, and waterways along Lake Erie, Lake Huron, Lake Michigan, and between the...
May 24, 1799 Efforts to Establish the Indian Boundary in the Northwestern Territory Oliver Wolcott, Jr. Alexander Hamilton Refers to the correspondence from the Surveyor General about when and where he plans to establish the Indian boundary. He agrees that expediency necessitates that the assistance he requires in marking the boundary should come from the Commanding Officer in the Northwestern Territory.
November 9, 1793 Letter Citation Henry Knox Arthur St. Clair Cited in St. Clair to Knox, 99/99/1793. Copy of letter from Knox to governor of Northwestern Territory enclosed, President requested St. Clair follow instructions to governor of Kentucky as if it was written to himself. Advises military force against French.
December 17, 1795 Acknowledged Recommendations House of Representatives George Washington Mentioned Indian wars in Northwestern Territories, but otherwise fortuitous state of the U.S. Acknowledged receipt of G. Washington's address, and that the House will analyze and consider his recommendations.
October 22, 1799 Deployment of Troops Alexander Hamilton James McHenry Hamilton worries that committing too large a force to the southern frontiers will substantially weaken military strength on the northwestern frontier.
May 23, 1799 Acquisition of Lands Useful to the United States, Etc. Alexander Hamilton James McHenry Hamilton has authorized Colonel Strong to withdraw from the post at Michilimacnac since Strong could not be reinforced at that post and his force could be better utilized elsewhere on the northwestern frontier. It will be better to arrange a treaty with the Indians relative to the sale of their land rather than have the land go to private individuals. He worries that his letter requiring General...
January 23, 1799 Principles Upon Which My Conduct Must Be Founded David Strong James McHenry Strong chronicles the ongoing disputes betwen the residents and the soldiery on the northwestern frontier and asks McHenry to clarify the principles upon which he must act to resolve these disputes.
January 2, 1794 Treaty with Northwestern Indians Henry Knox George Washington The Secretary of War writes the President of the United States concerning a treaty with the Wabash and Northwestern Indians; mentions that most of the principal chiefs of the Wabash Indians who visited Philadelphia died of smallpox afterward.
October 13, 1797 Transportation Routes to Northwestern Posts Isaac Craig Samuel Hodgdon Letter on transportation to Northwestern posts via Lake Erie received. Craig believed travel through Presque Isle, Le Boeuf, Franklin and Pittsburgh was a better choice. Craig cited a frozen lake as prohibitive to transportation of stores. Craig also received information that several portages on Albany/Schenectady route were frequently delayed. Mentioned land purchase at Mingo-Bottom.
November 22, 1799 Certification of payment; Isaac Williams, late an Indian interpreter and Deputy Superintendant in the Northwestern Territory William Simmons James McHenry Certification of payment; $224.75 Isaac Williams, late an Indian interpreter and Deputy Superintendant in the Northwestern Territory, for furnishing supplies to sundry Indians, express hire, and balance of pay.
August 2, 1798 Discussion of Activity in the Northwestern Territory James McHenry James Wilkinson Reports interaction with the Paymaster General for bills in the Northwestern Territory. Refers to French troops. Mentions governors' discretion at calling up militias. Discussion of reports from Captain Guion and the erection of fortifications.
November 18, 1794 Speech of Northwestern Indians Northwestern Indian Chiefs United States Letter from Northwestern Indian chiefs to Major General Anthony Wayne and the United States, discussing potential peace.
May 30, 1799 Seeks Formal Organization of Tennessee Troops James McHenry Alexander Hamilton Concerns about the troops in Tennessee and their lack of formal organization with the provisional army. Discussion of Northwestern Territory.
February 10, 1794 Defensive Protection of the Frontiers Isaac Shelby Henry Knox Governor Shelby fully expects that the Creek and Chickamauga Indians will attack frontier settlers as soon as winter breaks so he requests authority to take measures for the defensive protection of the frontiers of Kentucky.
November 21, 1799 Discussion of Isaac Williams and Indian Agent Responsibilities James McHenry William Simmons Requests additional salary for Isaac Williams for his work with the Indians of the Northwestern Territory. Discusses high requirements of Indian agents, requiring an oath of commitment.
November 24, 1789 Priorities of the President to Avoid War and to Protect Citizens Henry Knox Governor Edward Telfair Knox conveys the intentions of President Washington relative to war with the Creek nation. Washington hopes to avoid war yet seeks to protect U.S. citizens and has issued a proclamation prohibiting hostilities among the people of Georgia and the Creek. Warns punishment of Creek if they inflict problems on citizens. Encourages station of troops on Georgia frontier, and promises to recruit more...
December 12, 1795 [Report of the Secretary of War of the measures taken for opening a trade with the Indians] Timothy Pickering [not available] Political climate with British in Canada and Indian alliances for peace in northwestern territories in state of negotiation. Trade with southern tribes final result. Locations for trade described.
December 6, 1797 Pay of the Army in the Northwestern Territory Caleb Swan William Simmons Paymaster Caleb Swan presents a statement of the pay of the Army in the Northwestern Territory including the following posts: Detroit, Miami, Defiance, Fort Wayne, Greeneville, Fort Washington, and Fort Knox, Fort Massac. Swan laments the difficulty of making advancements to officers when the law will not define entitlements. Swan can offer no reason why troops are not paid, except that they may...
April 30, 1799 Relations with the Northwestern Tribes James McHenry Arthur St. Clair Mc Henry discusses in some detail relations with the northwestern Indians and refuses to consider a reassessment of the lines established by the Treaty of Greenville which a number of Indian chiefs are advocating. He also alludes to the distribution of goods to the sundry tribes
September 8, 1798 Vessel to be built at Detroit and orders for forwarding of clothing to troops at Northwestern Posts James McHenry John Wilkins, Jr. McHenry discusses plans for United States vessel to be built during winter at Detroit and orders for forwarding of clothing to garrisoned troops at Northwestern Posts
March 3, 1799 Contract Prices for Northwestern Mississippi Territories Unknown Author [not available] Explains the contract prices for Northwestern Mississippi territories; also discusses ration reductions.
May 8, 1799 Assisting the Surveyor General in Marking the Indian Boundary Oliver Wolcott, Jr. Alexander Hamilton The Surveyor General has requested a party of men to assist in marking the Indian boundary line established by General Wayne's treaty, but he did not designate the time and place for which the men would be needed. Wolcott maintains that it would save time if Hamilton directs the Commanding Officer of the Northwestern territory to provide the required assistance.
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.