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1799 Speech of the Secretary of War to the Chiefs and Warriors of the Potowatomies, Ottawa, and Chippewa Nations James McHenry Chiefs of the Potawatomies, Ottawas, & Chippewas Speech of the Secretary of War to the Chiefs and Warriors of the Potowatomies, Ottawa, and Chippewa Nations. Cited and enclosed in McHenry to Hamilton, 05/18/1799.
October 15, 1797 Petitioning to allow trade to continue at the Ottawa towns Leith, Shepherd and Duff James Wilkinson Leith, Shepherd and Duff are petitioning Wilkinson to allow a trading house to remain in the Ottawa towns. The current clerk at the town, James McDonald, has been charged with dishonorable conduct, and the petitioners offer that Leith shall oversee the trading house until a suitable replacement is found. The three men realize they do not possess the necessary license from the government, and so...
February 28, 1800 Commissary of Indian goods David Strong [not available] Asks for issue of coating for an Ottawa Chief and blankets for the use of the laboratory.
July 1, 1799 Delivery of Indian annuities to Fort Wayne Jonathan Schieffelin Samuel Hodgdon Forwards the returns of vouchers for the last quarter. Announces that he has been ordered to proceed to Fort Wayne to deliver Indian annuities and then to return to Philadelphia with Ottawa and Wyandot chiefs.
April 8, 1801 Indian War Arthur St. Clair James McHenry War broke out b/w Chippewa and Pottawatomie Nations. Ottawa Nation will join and all the tribes will carry the war to Spanish territory. G. Knaggs sent out to seek compromise and that the U.S. cannot pick a side. Indians of Detroit still desire an agent.
August 9, 1793 Journal entry on prospects for peace from Council at Miami River Federal Commissioners Treaty at Sandusky Henry Knox Some Munsee and Chippewas came to see the Commissioners from United States. Report that chiefs want peace. Some are going home. Some want peace so they can return to hunting without fear or interruption. Captain Bunbury [British escort for the Commissioners], said that one of the Indians that arrived on this day is an Ottawa. This Indian said the Shawanese and others were strong for war and will...
February 12, 1795 Status of Peace Anthony Wayne Henry Knox Announced preliminary stages of treaty b/w U.S. and Chippewa Ottawa, Putawatimes, Saukey, and Miami Nations. Copy of agreement and speeches enclosed. Wayne honestly believed the Indian Nations desired lasting peace after brute force was used against the Indians. Requests troops and supplies to adequately maintain boundary. Believed using the militia would be a dangerous substitute for a...
June 9, 1797 Cash Invoices Received, Transportation of Merchandise Isaac Craig Samuel Hodgdon Discussion of location/status of Shawnee, Ottawa, Miami, Wyandot, and Delaware Indian goods. Requested assistance with J.Heath's account, mentioned W. Simmons help with the draft. Transportation of provisions discussed in details.
September 29, 1789 Instrument of Ratification: Treaty of Fort Harmar. George Washington [not available] Treaty between United States and Wyandot, Delaware, Ottawa, Chippawa, Pattawattima, and Sac Nations at Fort Harmar by Arthur St. Clair Governor of Territory North west of Ohio River. Ratification took place at Fort Harmar on 9 January 1789.
June 23, 1797 Accuracy of Invoices Samuel Hodgdon Isaac Craig Requests information on arrival of Indian goods, specifically for the Ottawa and Chippewa Nations. Cited omissions on invoices, acknowledged mistakes would be made during events of expedited shipment. Noted Congress kept Hodgdon's office busy, requesting estimates daily but little happens as a result.
September 29, 1789 Proclamation by President: Treaty of Fort Harmar George Washington [not available] By virtue of powers given by United States Congress assembled to Arthur St. Clair, Governor of territory north west of Ohio River, and commissioner plenipotentiary for treating with Indian nations in northern department. Treaty concluded at Fort Harmar between United States and Wyandot, Delaware, Ottawa, Chippawa, Pattiwatima, and Sac nations. Signed at New York.
October 15, 1797 Replying to Leith, Shepherd and Duff's petition James Wilkinson Multiple Recipients Wilkinson responds to Leith, Shepherd and Duff’s petition to be able to continue trade in the Ottawa towns. Wilkinson notes that recent military regulations were designed to bring the misdeeds of James McDonald to light. Wilkinson feels he is authorized to regulate within the military reservations, however he is not empowered to authorize Leith, Shepherd and Duff to trade. However, the agent...
September 29, 1789 Proclamation of the Treaty of Fort Harmar George Washington [not available] Washington's offcial proclamation of the Treay of Fort Harmar with the Chiefs and Warriors of the Wyandot, Delaware, Ottawa, Chippawa, Pattiwatima, and Sac Nations.
June 30, 1791 Narrative of Mr. Thomas Rhea Thomas Rhea [not available] Narrative of Mr. Thomas Rhea, who arrived at Pittsburg, from captivity, the 30th of June 1791.Rhea relates his experiences while held captive by Indians.
May 1, 1800 Goods to be Purchased for the Choctaws & Other Tribes John Harris Unknown Recipient Orders from the War Department to purchase goods to the value of one thousand dollars to be sent as a present to the Choctaw Nation of Indians with the same for the Wyandots and Delawares. To be purchased are the designated goods suitable for the annuities for the listed tribes of Indians for the year 1800.
November 4, 1794 Peace with the Wyandots Anthony Wayne Wyandot Chief Major General Anthony Wayne delivers speech to the Wyandots, who have pleaded for peace. Wayne states, "I hope and trust that your eyes are now opened." Urges that a "permanent and lasting peace" may be established upon establishing a just boundary.
April 12, 1799 Outlines Supplies for Indian Nations Samuel Hodgdon Isaac Craig Sends invoices for annuities due to several Indian Nations. The goods have been forwarded. A wagon leaves today with medicines and hospital stores. Requests that invoices be sent on safely with supplies so the agents will know how to disburse items.
May 20, 1800 Goods to be Purchased for the Choctaws & Other Tribes John Harris Unknown Recipient Orders from the War Department to purchase goods to the value of one thousand dollars to be sent as a present to the Choctaw Nation of Indians with the same for the Wyandots and Delawares. To be purchased are the designated goods suitable for the annuities for the listed tribes of Indians for the year 1800.
July 9, 1794 Deposition of Peter Tuttle Peter Tuttle Unknown Recipient Detailed account of the capture and release of Peter Tuttle and other information pertaining to the British fort on the Miami River.
March 8, 1791 St. Clair Warns the Wyandots about the Shawnee and Miami Arthur St. Clair Tarhe St. Clair recounts to the Half King and the chiefs of the Wyandot Indians the hostile attitude of the Shawnee and Miami Indians toward the United States and recommends Colonel Thomas Procter as emissary.
April 12, 1799 Indian Annuities Samuel Hodgdon Isaac Craig Enclosed invoices for annuities due several Indian Nations. All goods listed have been forwarded. Invoices must be sent along with annuities or the agents will not be able to distribute quantities properly. Waggoner leaves Philadelphia with medicine and hospital stores.
August 7, 1795 A Return of the Different Nations of Indians Present at, and Parties to, the Treaty of Greenville, Taken on the 7th August, 1795. Henry De Butts [not available] Lists nations present at the Treaty of Greenville.
April 17, 1792 Speech to the Five Nations of Indians at Philadelphia Timothy Pickering Headmen Five Nations Pickering reiterates the offers of peace and friendship with the Indians, and urges them to understand why the United States is warring with the Western Indians, who have killed upwards of 1500 whites. Pickering hopes that they will convince the Western Indians that peace is the best option, and that if they have any complaints regarding the treaties, they will be examined in due course.
February 28, 1795 Enclosed Results from Conference at Greenville Timothy Pickering Bartholomew Dandridge Orders to hand enclosed letter and papers to President. Enclosures are results from Conference at Greenville which will be followed by Treaty of Greenville around the 15th of next June in1796. Remaining hostile tribes would like to pursue peace.
January 21, 1794 Treaty Between United States and Delaware, Shawnee, and Miami Nations Anthony Wayne [not available] Wayne addressed all chiefs of the three nations and accepted their hands in friendship and peace. Warrior Chiefs accept peace treaty.