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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.
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 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 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.
December 26, 1791 Reports on Failed 1791 Campaign against the Northwestern Indians Henry Knox George Washington Knox sends Washington two reports related to the failed 1791 campaign against the northwestern Indians. The first report deals with the efforts to negotiate peace and the preparations for the campaign and the second is a general discussion of relations with the Indians since the end of the Revolutionary War.
May 23, 1799 Uniform Conduct Toward the Indians Alexander Hamilton John Francis Hamtramck Hamilton emphasizes that Indian Affairs are the responsiblity of the Governors of the Northwestern Territories and of the Mississippi Territory. In the interest of uniform conduct toward the Indians, military officials are to coordinate their relations with the tribes according to the policies of said Governors.
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.
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.
April 30, 1799 Respect for General St. Clair James McHenry Alexander Hamilton General St. Clair is the ex officio Superintendent of Indian Affairs within the Northwestern Territory and should be treated with respect by the military officers within the sphere of his jurisdiction. The officers at their respective posts should issue the requisite provisions to the Indians and should follow St. Clair's instructions relative to the delivery of the annual stipends to the Indians...
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.
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
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.
December 19, 1789 Expeditions against the Indians Henry Knox Arthur St. Clair Knox expresses Washington's expectation that no expeditions shall be undertaken against the northwestern Indians without the express approval of the governor of the territory and the commanding officer of federal troops. He further recommends establishing a post at Muscle Shoals to control aggression by the Creeks.
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...
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.
May 23, 1799 [Extract of Letter] Regarding Negotiations with Indians Alexander Hamilton John Francis Hamtramck Obligations and duties of Governors of the Mississippi and Northwestern Territories regarding their involvement in negotiations with Indians so as to promote uniform conduct with Indians. Also the role of the military in relations between the United States and Indian nations.
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.
March 1, 1799 Considerations of Defense, Settlement, and Trade Alexander Hamilton John Jacob Rivardi Hamilton orders Rivardi to examine and assess the present disposition of the posts in the northwestern quarters with an emphasis on considerations of defense, settlement, and trade.
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.
September 9, 1794 War with the Indians James O'Hara Samuel Hodgdon [Partly illegible] O'Hara discusses a recent battle with the northwestern Indians and observes that the Indians, with all the force that they could possibly collect , were defeated so decisively that he hopes they will be impelled to come forward with overtures for peace.
May 21, 1799 Outlines Instructions for Indian Relations with the House of Panton and Leslie James McHenry Alexander Hamilton Refers to House of Panton and Leslie, a trading establishment supplying Indians in Pensacola and efforts to collect debts and close books. Must guard against improper conduct.
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 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.
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.
May 18, 1792 Accompanying Putnam on His Peace Mission Henry Knox John Heckenwelder Knox requests that Indian expert Heckenwelder accompany General Putnam on his mission to seek peace with the northwestern Indians.