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Date Title Author Recipient Summary
November 6, 1791 Contemporary Copy of Letter made from Recipient's Files, Joseph Ellicot to Henry Knox Joseph Ellicot Henry Knox Surveyor Joseph Ellicott tells Knox of his contacts with several southern chiefs, each of whom expressed a desire for peace
1794 Reassures that the President Loves His Red Children Henry Knox Conyatauyou Wants to reassure the chief that the President heard him talk, and that the President's door is always open to the just complaints of his red children. He will give him a written instrument, which he may consider a guarantee of his rights to the land. Offers him money to make him comfortable on the path.
February 27, 1800 Capt. Izard's Career Choices Alexander Hamilton George Izard Hamilton assure Capt. Izard that he wishes him success whether he chooses to continue his military career or decides to pursue a career in diplomacy. Wishes him success in whatever path he chooses.
July 13, 1791 Peace Talks of the Six Nations Good Peter [not available] Good Peter discusses the peace talks of the Six Nations.
September 26, 1794 Complaints from Spanish ambassador Stephen Sullivan Henry Knox Linquist Stephen Sullivan asks Knox if an Indian agent, for whom he is writing, will be allowed to formally respond to the complaints lodged against him by the Minister of Spain.
August 8, 1793 Letter from Governor of Georgia Edward Telfair to Secretary of War Knox on council of war held by Telfair Governor Edward Telfair Henry Knox Governor of Georgia Telfair informs Knox at the Council of War based its meeting on assumption that an expedition needed to be taken against the hostile towns. Following questions and issues discussed: Best season: Fall Best place to engage enemy: Oconee at Tom's Path crossing Number of men required: 2000 horse and 3000 foot. Draft militia for term not exceeding 60 days. Use of Federal...
June 21, 1793 Headmen Want Peace with the United States, Etc. Timothy Barnard [Bernard] Henry Gaither Barnard reports that headmen of Cussetahs, and headmen of upper and lower Creeks all seem to want peace with United States. Their intent was to make satisfaction for the murders and robbery at Robert Seagrove's store at Trader's Hill on St Marys River, but for the intervention of William Panton. At Tuckabatches, Indians agreed to return stolen horses; Cowetas and Chickasaws refuse to comply....
July 16, 1794 Detailed Information on Hostile Indians Movement Anthony Wayne Henry Knox Mounted volunteers under Major General Scott and Captain Butler at Fort Washington ordered to Green ville to track the movement of hostile Indians. Escape path given in detail.
1794 Autograph Document [not available] [not available] Document, speech re Government policy toward Indians--President's promise to Senecas of a written General Guarantee of all lands they are entitled to by reservation or otherwise.
November 6, 1792 Details of Reconnaissance Mission on Savage Indians James Wilkinson Henry Knox Wilkinson gave detailed account of intelligence mission to determine path of savage Indians who previously assaulted garrison of Fort Hamilton. Safety of roads to frontier posts and transportation of materials compromised by savages.
February 25, 1793 Proposed Treaty with the Indians Northwest of the Ohio Thomas Jefferson George Washington In response to a request by the President, the cabinet members provide their opinions on three issues involving a proposed treaty with the Indians, the relinquishment of the right of soil in lands north of the Ohio, and whether such relinquishment is essential to peace.
August 23, 1793 Letter from Federal Commissioners to Lieutenant Tinsley, commanding officer Fort Franklin, [no. 2] requesting assistance in delivery of letters to Pittsburg Federal Commissioners Treaty at Sandusky Lieutenant Tinsley Federal commissioners at Sandusky conference request assistance in getting letters to Major Craig at Pittsburg as quickly as possible. They recommend use of Indian Runners; but if available can use trustworthy Allegheny Indians who are knowledgeable of the path the Pittsburg. Request help for Sylvester Ash with passage by water; asking for canoe men. Letter closes by suggesting one letter by...
June 30, 1793 Confrontation with Indians at Spanish Creek Captain John F. Randolph James Seagrove Captain Randolph reports from Colerain Station, west of St. Marys Georgia, that Mr McDonald saw some Indians on the path. Randolph responded by sending out men. They fell in with Indians at Spanish Creek. A confrontation ensued and four Indians killed; no whites lost. Got excellent horses as a result. Alexander Young and Mr Wright want to take possession of Bullhead blockhouse; need more men and...
October 5, 1793 Letter from Major Robert Flournoy to Major James Seagrove Creek Indian Agent criticizing the Federal Government, its handling of Indian affairs, the destructive northeastern politicians, and a request for the return of his negro boy Cooper Robert Flournoy James Seagrove Flournoy submits that the people of Georgia do not want a treaty with the Indians because it will be deaf to their interests. Criticizes the northeastern politicians for making peace on any terms. It was this approach that led to the failure in New York [presumably the failed Conference at Sandusky the previous summer]. Any prisoner exchange of Creek Indians should require Creek restoration of...
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.
February 20, 1793 Letter from James Seagrove to Fine Bones, Chief of the Broken Arrow James Seagrove Fine Bones Seagrove acknowledges receipt of talks brought by John Galphin. He assures Fine Bones of his commitment to keep the path clear between Fine Bones' people and the United States. He notes that the future happiness depends on friendship with the United States. Seagrove reminds Fine Bones that he will meet with him on 1 May 1793 at Cussetah. Here he will hear his talks. He advices Fine Bones not to...
June 5, 1792 Speech to various Indian tribes Rufus Putnam Chiefs and Warriors of the Indian Nations Speech of Brigadieer General Rufus Putnam to the sachems and warriors of the Indian tribes inhabiting the Miami or Tawa and Wabash rivers. This included the Wyandots, Delawares, Chipawas, Ottawas, Pottawatamies, Shawanees, and Tweehtwees. Putnam addresses the sources of hostilities between the tribes and the United States. Requests that they open the path that leads to Fort Jefferson, the nearest...
January 15, 1786 Journal of the Treaty at Hopewell Commissioners Plenipotentiary Congress of the United States PRINT document. Journal of the Treaty at Hopewell 7-15 January 1786
January 29, 1794 Letter from the Sachems and Warriors of Oneida Nation complaining of the Reverend Samuel Kirkland Sachems and Warriors Oneida Nation Timothy Pickering Communication from the Oneida Sachems and Warriors to Timothy Pickering (addressed as Konnehsut) Board of Commissions. Sachems ask that Pickering hear their voices. They relate that their forefathers lived in ignorance; the people of the great waters extended their charity and sent missionaries among them who proclaim good tidings to their ears. At length was sent Samuel Kirkland and Mr...
July 11, 1790 Jackson asks Knox to find employment for Captain Phelon Henry Jackson Henry Knox Letter, recommends candidate for appointment.
June 5, 1792 We Shall Unite in Friendship & Love Rufus Putnam Tribes on the Miami, Tawa, & Wabash Rivers This is a copy of a speech by General Rufus Putnam to the tribes of the Miami, Tawa, and Wabash Rivers in which he assures the Indians of the peaceful intentions of the President and Congress and his plans to meet with the tribal headmen soon to resolve any differences between them and the United States.
May 17, 1793 Knox advises Wilkinson to cooperate with Wayne Henry Knox James Wilkinson Letter, discusses arrival of Wayne, and Wilkinson's relationship to him; mentions situation in France.
May 7, 1795 Deceit of Creek Indians Discussed John Foster Williams Anthony Wayne Williams believed war would continue due to the encouragement of the Creek Indians by the British to make war against United States. Warriors take war path by Wayandol and Delaware towns with hopes they will strike and give the warriors a right to commence hostilities. Danger to women and children discussed. Request for hasty assistance.
August 17, 1787 Regarding discrepancy in account balance Moses White Joseph Howell Believed he had a balance in his favor, but by Howell's statement, this is not the case. Goes on the state his case.
October 10, 1791 St.Clair sends update on activities to Knox Arthur St. Clair Henry Knox Letter, describes potential site for post; discusses state of supplies; describes progress of St. Clair's campaign; discusses recruit's term of service.