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July 28, 1787 Petition from the Inhabitants of Post Vincennes to Congress Inhabitants of Post Vincennes Josiah Harmar Pledge of loyalty to United States government and ask that their petition be transmitted to Congress
July 26, 1787 Petition of the Inhabitants of Post Vincennes. Inhabitants of Post Vincennes [not available] Petition comes from French settlers at Post Vincennes who profess their loyalty to the United States. Petitioners ask for 500 acres of land and that a public district be established.
August 7, 1787 Petition to Congress from the American inhabitants at Post Vincennes. Bartholomew Tardiveau Congress of the United States American inhabitants at the Post of Vincennes express concern that the rights of their neighbors the French had not a more solid foundation than a gift from the Indians. Hope that Congress will grant a tract of 500 acres to every male inhabitant of district adjoining French settlers.
August 4, 1787 Address to Colonel Josiah Harmar from American Settlers at Post Vincennes American inhabitants at Post Vincennes Josiah Harmar American settlers at Port Vincennes maintain hope that Congress will condescend to look favorably upon their petition, which they have transmitted to Harmar.
April 30, 1787 Return of Soldiers from Post St. Vincennes Charles Thomson Edmund Randolph Congress disbanded the soldiers currently posted at Post St. Vincennes. Thompson requested that this public act be private knowledge until the Sec. of War could make arrangements for the mens transportation.
April 10, 1795 Receipt for Pay as an Interpreter Joseph Lemotte [not available] Receipt for $20 paid for work as an interpreter at Vincennes.
April 10, 1795 [Receipt of Joseph Lemotte] Joseph Lemotte [not available] Acknowledged receipt of pay for interpreter at Post Vincennes as specified by warrant issued by A. Wayne.
December 20, 1792 Treaty Signed at Post Vincennes, Etc. Rufus Putnam Henry Knox Despite poor health, General Putnam has been successful in negotiating a treaty at post Vincennes and encloses a journal of the proceedings during the negotiations and his speech to the Indians. He is still awaiting word from the Delawares regarding their intentions.
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.
June 14, 1789 Regarding Treaties with Indians at Mississippi and Wabash and Miami Arthur St. Clair Henry Knox St. Clair reports that he went to the Mississippi to to hold a treaty to extinguish Indian claims to their lands, and to lay out certain donations of land for the inhabitants. Discusses proceeding to the post of St. Vincennes upon the Wabash and notes that there was no guidance to lay out donations, presumably because a cession had been made there to the crown of France. A further sum will be...
June 20, 1794 Council Meeting at Vincennes Unknown Author [not available] First day of Council at Vincennes, speech by Captain Pasteur on the protective relationship between the United States and the Indian Nations. Several speeches by warriors who swore to never take up arms against their Father (George Washington).
October 9, 1786 Extracts of General Clark's Speeches to the Different Nations of Indians on the Wabash and their Answers George Rogers Clark [not available] Clark invites the Indian nations to a Grand Council in November. Location of grand council disputed; Clark says the meeting will be at Clarksville but the Indian leaders state that councils are always held at port St. Vincennes.
August 8, 1800 Any Connection to the New Secretary? Isaac Craig Samuel Hodgdon Major Craig asks Samuel Hodgdon if he has any connection with the new Secretary at War which may aid Craig's cause.
August 25, 1790 General Court Martial of David Core and Michael Graff Henry Knox Josiah Harmar Proceedings of general court martial of which Major John F. Hamtramck was President, was held at Fort Knox, Post Vincennes for the trial of David Core, Artillery and Michael Graff, Infantry, have been submitted to President of United States. Approves sentence of death passed on David Core, but disapproves of sentence against David Graff and orders that he be released from confinement.
August 9, 1792 [Extract] Speech Regarding Peace John Francis Hamtramck Rufus Putnam Speech to Wabash Indians was delivered to Wabash and Pottawatomie nations. Indians appear to be pleased with message, peace council could draw many nations. Rations to be provided by U.S.
February 11, 1793 Indian Land Only Available to the United States Rufus Putnam Henry Knox Putnam assures Knox that neither he nor the Indians at the council at Vincennes ever considered that they had a right to sell their lands to any other power than the United States.
August 15, 1792 Indian Relations Henry Knox William Blount Councils with Choctaws and Chickasaws did not produce any results, parties of Indians from the lower towns to attack boats and party under command of Gov. Blount. Companies of infantry assembled to fight banditti a formidable group, U.S. seeking peace.
September 19, 1790 Account of Indian Attack on Ohio and Wabash Rivers Arthur St. Clair Henry Knox Detailed account of Mr. Vigo's defense against the Wabash Indians attack on the River and the Post St. Vincennes. Depredations on Ohio and Wabash continue. Mr Vigo's boat plundered by Indians. Related Indians hatred of French.
March 18, 1793 Propriety of Claims Required to Conciliate the Indians Alexander Hamilton Henry Knox Hamilton questions the propriety of the claims by certain officers who were taking measures to conciliate the neighboring Indians. He argues that the expense incurred is excessive when compared to the needs of the occasion.
June 17, 1792 Movement and Intentions of the Miami Indians John Francis Hamtramck Henry Knox Reports on the situation at his post and gives the latest information on the movement and intentions of Miami Indians and his contacts and negotiations with the Indians
February 13, 1793 Unauthorized Sale of Indian Land Rufus Putnam Henry Knox Putnam explains that the chiefs did not express themselves clearly at the council. The alleged sale of land to Louis Viviatte was not valid because it was made by those who had no authorty to sell.
September 18, 1792 Speech to the Eel River and Weyes Indians Rufus Putnam [not available] Notification that friends and relations (possibly held prisoner) will be returned due to news that tribes signed agreement with Maj. Hamtramck. Chief that died while in U.S. care was buried with honor and respect.
February 4, 1796 Clothing Return Jonathan Meigs Samuel Hodgdon Clothing stores at Fort Washington accounted for in detail.
September 24, 1792 A Journal of the Proceedings at a Council held with the Indians of the Wabash and Illinois at Post Vincents [on September 24, 1792]. Rufus Putnam [not available] Transcription of speeches given at the council held at Post Vincennes (Vincent's) between U.S. and Wabash and Illinois Nations. Durcoigne chosen unanimously to speak for all tribes present. The French, English, and Spanish never took lands from Indians, they expect the same respect from Americans. Indians blame English for tomahawk to attack American settlers. Indians wish to keep the...
May 1796 Seditous Activities in Western Counties James McHenry Arthur St. Clair Discussed intelligence on people seeking to coerce residents of Western counties to secede from the Union to form a separate foreign power. Gives physical descriptions of each man believed to be involved in seditious activities, advised capture and imprisonment.