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Date Title Author Recipient Summary
April 16, 1792 An Attack in Our Canoe by Five Indians Ezekiel Abel Joel Rice This is a deposition given by Ezekial Abel to Joel Rice, with regard to an incident in which Abel and another man were attacked in their canoe by five Indians.
January 16, 1795 Mail Boat Routes Isaac Craig Timothy Pickering Discussed the distance of each mail boats route, consoled delivery man that appeals had been made to shorten route of No. 3. Suggested employing stout men in a canoe to take up deliveries on a forth route. Kirkpatrick waiting instructions to descend Ohio river.
January 16, 1795 Postal recommendations Timothy Pickering Rufus Putnam Making postal recommendations; sending a canoe to meet Boat No. 3 from Gallipolis. Seeking to provide constant employment for mail carriers and punctual delivery of mail. Recommendations made in lieu of the Postmaster General.
March 20, 1792 Protecting Citizens on the Frontier William Blount Henry Knox Governor William Blount provides Knox with information regarding the dispositions of the Southern Indians, and the causes of the hostilities of part of the Cherokees and Creeks and the steps he is taking to protect citizens on the frontier.
May 1, 1792 Eggs, Fowl, Lamb John Smith Samuel Hodgdon The horses returned on the 19th of February. Smith has sent a bushel of potatoes, a few eggs, a small quantity of butter, a half dozen fowls, and a lamb but he fears he cannot get lime. He discovered upon butchering of lamb that the quality was not what he had hoped.
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
June 29, 1790 Meeting the Chickasaws at the Mouth of the Tennessee John Doughty Ensign Melchor Instructions from Major Doughty to Ensign Melchor - the officer to be ordered by General Harmar to meet the Chickasaws at the mouth of the Tennessee. Directions to deliver a rifle and pass on specific messages to the Chickasaw.
October 13, 1791 May the Expedition Succeed in All Its Parts Henry Knox Arthur St. Clair Knox gives St. Clair information regarding the movements of the troops of Captains Haskell and Cushing and prays for the success of the expedition.
November 7, 1794 Southwest Indian relations McCleish William Blount Letter to Governor William Blount of Southwest Territory, regarding relations with the Southwestern Indians. Mentions one Bill Colbert, who happened upon a canoe with a Cherokee man and four prisoners (two women and two children).
October 1794 Protection in Southwest Territory Doyle General James Robertson Major Doyle informs General James Robertson that Ensign Bird and his detachment has arrived. Discusses protecting the territory at the mouth of the Cumberland River, along with much of the Tennessee River.
June 18, 1800 Report on expedition to Appalatcha Franco Gelabert Benjamin Hawkins From Pensacola, Gelabert reports of an unexpected surrender at St. Marks Fort. Mr. Ferguson the secretary to Mr. Bowles the adventurer, who ran away with captain of Brig Sheerwater, which had been captured by Indians.
November 23, 1791 Report of Conditions at the Garrison John Armstrong Samuel Hodgdon Reports missing an important article (tar) and no corn, and they cannot proceed as planned, producing an insecure situation at the garrison. Notes need for a constant guard against the savages, leaving them very fatigued. Requests an assortment of gimblets and kettles and writing paper. Waits boat and corn. Rooms are too dark.
April 28, 1799 My Account and My Health John Jacob Rivardi Alexander Hamilton Among numerous complaints, Rivardi questions the accountant's rejection of extra pay for extra duty and laments the state of his health which has been sorely diminished by intermittent fevers and violent headaches due no doubt to the harsh climate at Niagara.
July 1, 1792 Journal of the Grand Cherokee National Council. James Carey [not available] This is Carey's account of the meeting of the Cherokee National Council on June 26th, 1792.
March 15, 1792 Creeks and Cherokees will Join in War David Craig William Blount David Craig reports, in considerable detail, to Governor William Blount on the state of Indian affairs on the southern frontiers. There have already been depredations and Craig believes that the Creeks and Cherokees will join the Shawnees and will commit many more acts of violence and may indeed engage in a general war against the whites in their territories.
September 18, 1791 Every Possible Exertion Shall be Made Arthur St. Clair Henry Knox St. Clair informs Knox of his readiness for the approaching campaign including preparations for the shelter of the troops during the winter months.
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...
1793 A List of Murders and Depredations Committed by Indians William Blount [not available] A list of murders and depredations committed by Indians from the 16th to the 26th January 1793 in the District of Mero.
December 20, 1789 [No. 100] Request to Devise Plan for Exploring Missouri River Henry Knox Josiah Harmar Knox asks that the subject be retained by Harmar as a profound secret. Asks that Harmar devise a plan for exploring the branch of the Mississippi called the Missouri River up to its source and all its southern branches. Knox sends a map to assist in endeavor. This cannot be done with the sanction of public authority. Suggests that Harmar organize a military expedition with some Indians. Leaves...
November 21, 1789 McGillivray's Mischief, Etc. Arthur Campbell Henry Knox Campbell warns that intelligence from Indian Country shows that [Alexander] McGillivray has sent a deputation of Creek headmen to the Wabash Indians to encourage hostilities against American western settlements. It appears also that the supply of ammunition delivered to the Chickasaw chief in Richmond is in danger of being intercepted. Discussed land claims in Virginia, the Carolinas, and...
July 17, 1792 Indian Affairs in the Northwest & Prospects for Peace General Israel Chapin Henry Knox Chapin discusses Indian affairs in the northwest and the prospects for peace with sundry tribes.
June 18, 1800 Regarding the surrender of the fort at St. Marks, Florida, and plans to retake Franco Gelabert Benjamin Hawkins Gelabert provides intelligence on the surrender of the fort at St Marks at Appalache Bay, Florida. Bowles ran away with Captain of Brig Sheerwater, which indians had captured. Discusses plans by Spanish officer Vicente Folch to form expedition to retake the fort.
March 12, 1800 Extracts from Henley's books for the month of December 1799. David Henley William Simmons Extracts from David Henley's waste book of the Agent of War Department for the month of December 1799.
July 21, 1791 Embassy to the Western Indians, Etc. Timothy Pickering Henry Knox Pickering discusses the embassy to the Western Indians, land surveying, and a letter's mistranslation.
July 29, 1790 [Deposition of Charles Johnson, taken before the Secretary of War] Charles Johnson [not available] Describes Indian attacks and murder of several people, including burning one man alive. Goods and property taken, quoted "several thousand pounds value." Believed that there were many Americans currently held prisoner by Indian Nations.