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Date Title Author Recipient Summary
June 15, 1798 Correspondence from the western posts John Caldwell James McHenry Discusses the murder of an Indian named White Eyes by a boy named Carpenter with a knife and club.
November 3, 1794 Speech of the Wyandots Chiefs of the Wyandots Anthony Wayne Speech of a Wyandot chief, delivered to General Anthony Wayne at Greenville. The Wyandots plea for peace, and claim to be determined "to bury the hatchet and scalping knife deep in the ground." Asks that the United States "have pity on us, and leave us a small piece of land to build a town upon." Mourn that there is no longer sufficient land to live and hunt upon.
April 4, 1794 Indian Attack William Rickard David Henley Report of 25 Indians attacking Block House at mouth of Town Creek. Recounts defense of building against Indians and number of dead. Muster rolls enclosed.
April 18, 1793 We All Wish for Peace John Watts William Blount Even though Noon-day was a good man, Watts does not want his murder by whites to interfere with the prospects for peace between the Cherokees and the United States.
November 4, 1796 Letter from the Navy Constructor Josiah Fox [not available] "Statement of materials &c. on hand in the Navy Yard at Portsmouth, New Hampshire, arranged agreeably to the foregoing instructions."
April 23, 1793 Murder of Richard Thresher and family Michael Cupps Esquire Elihu Lyman Extract of a deposition taken by Elihu Lyman, Justice of the Peace, of Michael Cupps and Nancy Smith. Cupps and Smith give account of the murder of Richard Thresher and his family by Indians. Cupps heard a gun fired and saw about 30 Indians firing upon and massacring Richard Thresher, two children and a "negro wench." The wife of Thresher leaped into the river, the Indians firing upon her as she...
February 7, 1784 Speech to the Shawnee Nation James Wilkinson [not available] Speech to Shawnee chiefs and warriors informing them of the peace treaty signed between Great Britain and the United States. Wilkinson asks the Shawnee to join in a "chain of friendship" with the Americans.
May 10, 1797 Delivery of Carpentry Items James McHenry John Harris Orders to deliver carpenter tools to Capt Elliott's company.
October 14, 1800 Letter Signed, Samuel Hodgdon to Israel Whelen Samuel Hodgdon Israel Whelen Letter, directs purchase and deposit of tools for Harper's Ferry.
August 29, 1800 Delivery of Stationary to Fort Mifflin Samuel Hodgdon John Harris Samuel Hodgdon, Commissary of Military Stores, requests that John Harris, Keeper of Military Stores, deliver to Major William McRae the following stationary for Fort Mifflin: seven quills, paper, one ink stand, one sand box, two lead pencils, and one penknife.
November 1, 1784 Instructions on sale of military stores Samuel Hodgdon Philip Van Ransalear Samuel Hodgdon sends to Philip Van Ransaliar a letter that provides instructions on the sale of military stores and the settlement of outstanding accounts.
November 3, 1800 Simmons Admits to the Credit of the Houses Payments for Tools and Related Equipment William Simmons Samuel Hodgdon Simmons is admitting to the credit of the Messrs Elijah and Simon House the payments made for several articles on the orders of Captain Steele and Lieutenant Livingston, Commandants of Fort Trumbull. The total amount for the items, which are for general items like saws, planes, and other tools, amounts to $36.20.
October 26, 1794 Letter from the President of the United States George Washington Alexander Hamilton Letter from the President of the United States on his travels through Pennsylvania. Reports on "great complaints" from Colonel Francis Gurney's corps, a New Jersey brigade sent in to suppress the Whiskey Rebellion.
January 20, 1795 How to Handle Murder of Creeks by Colbert and His Party William Blount General James Robertson Blount expressed pleasure in the murder of 5 Creeks by Chickasaws, but believed if the U.S. did not support the Chickasaws in their inevitable war with the Creeks, the U.S. would lose friendship with Chickasaws. Believed war between nations may be delayed due to season, and the type of deliberations that happen before Indian Nations go to war. Request guidance on how to instruct Colbert and his...
May 14, 1791 Washington Should Hold Back His Warriors Farmer Brother the King [not available] Farmer Brother entreats the Americans to distinguish between those Indians, like the Six Nations, who want peace and the bad Indians who want war. If the Americans will delay their attacks, he pledges to try to convince the warlike Indians to accept peace.
May 1794 Invoice of Medicines W. B. Goldthwait Samuel Hodgdon Itemized list of medicine delivered by Finch Francis, agent.
January 26, 1798 Request for payment for articles purchased by Major Craig James McHenry John Wilkins, Jr. McHenry submits list of articles purchased by Major Isaac Craig and and delivered to Major Freeman. He asks that they be paid for out the monies in Quarter Master General's Department.
April 9, 1791 Attending the Council at Buffalo Creek Captain O'Beel [not available] Indian Head-Man O'Beel speaks of his attempts to ally himself with the Wyandots who have bad men advising them go go to war with the whites. Despite recent misdeeds by whites against his people, he still intends to attend the council fire at Buffalo Creek where the great men of different tribes are assembling.
August 13, 1794 Peace Settlement Offered by George Washington to Indians North West of the Ohio Anthony Wayne Sachems, Chiefs, & Warriors of the Wyandots, Delawares, Ottawas, Chippewas, Pottawatomies, Shawnees, & Miamis Major General Wayne offered an honorable peace from George Washington to the Chippawas, Delawares, Shawnese, Wyandots, Miamis, Tawas, and Potawatomis. Wayne also requested that the Nations no longer listen to the deception from the men posted at the Rapids.
1789 Copy of Harmar's Speech to the Indians Josiah Harmar [not available] Harmar seeks peace between Indians and the "Thirteen Great Fires" (13 States) and offers wampum, reminded Indians that U.S. are obliged to protect and defend all friendly Indians. Virginia settlers seek to live in peace with Indians. Mentioned deception of Indians by enemies, murder on Ohio by unknown Indians, and that the U.S. traders will provide Indians anything they need.
December 4, 1794 Fair and Equitable Terms of Peace [not available] Anthony Wayne Following the defeat of the northern tribes at the Battle of Fallen Timbers, General Wayne proposes terms for a lasting peace that will serve the interests of both red and white people.
1798 Indian Department to the United States Factory Benjamin Hawkins [not available] A ledger or account of goods and services exchanged between the Indian Department and the United States Factory.
August 16, 1792 Peace Treaty with Indians, Goods and Prisoner Exchange Rufus Putnam Henry Knox Prisoners and goods traveled down river this morning, supply to meet demands for 700 Indians to gather at Post Vincennes, hopes his choices of goods meet desires of War Department. Hopes exchange of Indian prisoners will show sign of good faith and result in a peace treaty.
July 20, 1793 Our frontiers, I never saw them so dispirited. General James Robertson General Smith Robertson reports on the turmoil and bloodshed on the southwestern frontier with most of the Indian tribes arrayed against the United States, with the notable exception of the Chickasaws. He has had to call up a company of mounted infantry to protect the settlers and seeks Smith's approbation for doing so.
November 17, 1792 Cost Estimate of Providing Goods to the Six Nations War Department [not available] Document, describes goods for Six Nations; describes annuity; discusses Indian castles; estimates Indian population by village.