Viewing 1–21 of 21 documents: "Onawenton, going up stream"

Date Title Author Recipient Summary
January 19, 1798 Discussion of Launch & Performance of Frigate Captain Thomas Thompson Josiah Fox Letter, discusses launch of frigate; describes performance of Frigate; discusses sailing to sea.
August 7, 1794 Waiting for Mr. Hodgdon David Ames Henry Knox Ames accepts his appointment as Superintendent of the Public Armory at Springfield. However, when he travelled to Springfield to receive his instructions from Samuel Hodgdon, Hodgdon was not there so Ames is still awaiting his instructions.
July 16, 1798 Cruise of the USS Constellation along the southeastern coast Captain Thomas Truxtun Benjamin Stoddert Describes cruise of USS Constellation off the southeastern coast of the United States.
July 16, 1798 Enclosed Muster Roll, Report of Sea Traffic Off Southern Coast of U.S. Captain Thomas Truxtun James McHenry Muster rolls enclosed, those written by new officers contain erroneous charges. No sightings of enemy ships, Truxtun to proceed to the southern coast of Georgia.
May 31, 1796 Treaty wih the Seven Nations of Canada Abraham Ogden [not available] A Treaty held at the City of New York with Nations or Tribes of Indians denominating themselves the Seven Nations of Canada.
August 30, 1797 Regarding the launching of frigate United States and plans to take on stores and ordnance [not available] Captain John Barry Expresses satisfaction that the careening business is over and that the damage sustained from launching has been repaired. Discusses replacement of ballast; and then putting ship in the stream a safe distance from the wharf and then take on guns and such articles required by the purveyor. Lieutenant McRea will be on board with his men from Fort Mifflin. Has no objection to seamen hired to help...
June 16, 1791 Paperwork to Arrive with Next Post Isaac Craig Henry Knox Hodgdon's arrival caused Craig to file all documents with him for reimbursements. Craig intends to forward abstract next post due to steady stream of recruits coming to post.
August 17, 1795 Desirability of presidential speech John Jay Timothy Pickering Letter, discusses desirability of Presidential speech opposing unidentified concern.
August 30, 1796 Unable to Locate Joseph Matthews, Etc. James Manning Samuel Hodgdon Among a number of other business matters, Manning [of contractors Manning & Wychoff] notes that they have directed their agent John Barnes to pay Hodgdon the amount of the first bill. However, they have not been able to locate Joseph Matthews although they have ascertained that he in port having discharged part of his cargo above the shipyards previous to this morning's sail.
September 22, 1799 Search for Winter Quarters Nathan Rice Alexander Hamilton Rice compares Uxbridge and Oxbridge as potential sites for winter quarters. He views Oxford as the most favorable site.
October 20, 1789 Census of Six Nations Giving Numbers and Names of Tribes and Heads of Families at Grand River and on the Ohio Reverend Samuel Kirkland [not available] Census, describes Six Nations population; describes Indian population. The total of the Six Nations population is listed at 3665
July 8, 1788 A Quit of Land Claims by Mohawks, Oneidas, Onondagoes, Cayogas, Chief Women, and Senecas [not available] [not available] Cession of lands in New York from boundary of Pennsylvania to Genesee River by Five Nations of Indians to Oliver Phelps and Nathaniel Gorham for consideration of 2100 pounds. Outlines borders and rights to the property.
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.
November 23, 1790 Expedition to Omee River Josiah Harmar Henry Knox Letter, describes expedition to Omee River; describes lay of land along river; discusses frontier abbreviations for Indian names.
December 25, 1784 Iron Works, Innovations and Fertilizer Timothy Pickering Benjamin Lincoln Timothy Pickering sent Benjamin Lincoln a letter enclosed with a bill for iron works which had been manufactured and sent to him. Discussed "riddle" of what company manufactured the iron pieces, and that the iron screen on board the brig Lucretia was the latest innovation, being used by Mr. Morton at the Brandywine Mills. Discussed grinding manure and wrapping it in bushels sufficient to...
July 7, 1793 Prospects for Peace Following the Killing of Indians and David Cornell Timothy Barnard [Bernard] Henry Gaither Bernard gives an account of the killing of Indians vicinity of Spanish Creek and Colerain Station. David Cornell, headman of Tuckabachees was conducting business for James Seagrove, Creek Indian Agent. Bernard's account points out that Cornell was unarmed when he was stopped and murderded. Suggests that the culprits were enemies of James Seagrove or rascals trying to bring on a general Indian...
January 3, 1789 John Read discusses the cultivation of hemp John Read Henry Knox Letter, describes growing hemp and cultivating seed.
November 18, 1796 Settlements, Geography, Commerce in Maine, St. Andrews, & St. Croix Henry Knox Oliver Wolcott, Jr. Knox describes British and American settlement of St. Andrews and St. Croix, New Brunswick. The climate is temperate--healthy and favorable to agriculture. Good potential for foreign and domestic commerce with fine bays and harbors and a good supply of fish. Commerce between British and Americans is not great. French privateers have captured many vessels. A custom house on one island mans...
October 22, 1792 McClure Advocates Methods of Civilizing Indians to Knox Reverend David McClure Henry Knox Letter, discusses frontiers and pioneer life; discusses Indians and Indian life; mentions publication on moral law; discusses racial intermarriage and Christianity to civilize Indians; discusses race issues. Proposes focusing on children, particularly boys, and immersing them in white culture. Mentions Indians in New England.
August 7, 1787 Describes Activities at Post Vincennes, Plans to Work with Indians, French Settlers Josiah Harmar Henry Knox Reports arrival of Captain Zeigler with his men and goods. Sent Major Hamtramck with 100 men to assist from the landing to the post. Describes an arduous journey with the rapids, the heat, the thickets, with the need to lighten the load. French settlers welcomed them on their arrival. Describes houses at the post--both log and bark, and number of American and French settlers. Met Monsieur...
March 13, 1791 State of the Creek Nation James Casey Henry Knox Comprehensive treatment of every aspect of the culture and lives of the Creek Nation of Indians in 1790-1791. Includes transcript of a journal. 132 page document.