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December 12, 1795 [Report of the Secretary of War of the measures taken for opening a trade with the Indians] Timothy Pickering [not available] Political climate with British in Canada and Indian alliances for peace in northwestern territories in state of negotiation. Trade with southern tribes final result. Locations for trade described.
November 7, 1792 State of Relations with the Indians Henry Knox Congress of the United States Knox provides sundry information to both Houses of Congress on the state of relations with the northern and southern tribes.
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.
April 30, 1798 Steady Supply of Goods to Trading Post Edward Price James McHenry Advice to maintain steady supply of goods for trade with the Indians so as not to have trade with Indians compromised by Mr. Seagrove, current competitor. Motivation for trade is to promote friendship between Indians and United States.
June 25, 1799 Goods Required for Trade with Indians Edward Wright John Harris Inclosed list of goods required for trade with Indians, quantities included.
April 21, 1792 Exert Your Influence Over the Southern Indians Henry Knox Andrew Pickens Knox asks Brigadier General Andrew Pickens to be present at the treaty to be held at Nashville with several of the southern Indian tribes. Pickens is known for his influence with these tribes and may be successful in convincing them to join in the campaign against the northern Indians.
August 13, 1793 Power and Influence of Trade William Blount Henry Knox Blount cites as proof of the power and influence of trade among the Indians Panton's prevention of Creek violence against the Chickasaws by threatening to cut off Creek supplies if they moved against the Chickasaws.
June 15, 1789 Report on Several Indian Tribes Henry Knox George Washington Knox informs the President that certain Indian Affairs require immediate attention. He also goes on to outline a proposed strategic policy with regard to Indian affairs. Indians are currently in state of unrest. This report pertains to the Wabash Indians in the Northwest. Knox informs the President that subsequent reporting will follow. Reports # 2, 3, and 4 will address the situation with the...
May 28, 1784 State of Indian Affairs in the Southern Department Committee on Indian Affairs [not available] The Committee on the State of Indian Affairs in the Southern Department is of the opinion that the Southern Indians should be prevailed upon to make such cessions of uncultivated land to the States they inhabit as may be convenient to those Nations and commensurate to the necessities of those States. Seeks prevention of foreign possession.
February 16, 1790 Letter from the Governor of Georgia Governor Edward Telfair Henry Knox Gov. Telfair informs Knox of the peaceful disposition of the Creeks. Telfair also mentions trade with the Indians.
April 25, 1800 License to Trade with Indians James McHenry Arthur St. Clair Addressed topic of previous letter from St. Clair regarding trade with Indians. McHenry believed it proper to limit people licensed to trade with Indians to certain towns agreeable to the choice of the most influential chief. Also advised the trader could not follow Indians to hunting grounds.
December 13, 1790 Response to President Washington's speech from Speaker of House Congress of the United States George Washington Refers to loan from Holland, Kentucky as a state, and offensive operations against hostile Indians northwest of the Ohio River. Acknowledge need to address issue of protection of maritime trade and state of things in Europe. Will give attention to state of trade in Mediterranean. Mention uniform judicial system, establishment of militia.
January 31, 1797 License to trade with the Indians Benjamin Hawkins Constant Freeman Hawkins reports that two traders wish to obtain licenses to trade with the Indians in the South.
March 27, 1787 Regarding Indian Affairs in the Southern Department Charles Thomson Henry Knox Thomson refers to a report from Joseph Martin, superintendent of Indian Affairs in the Southern Department, who reported great unrest among the Cherokees over the rapid encroachment of their lands by whites from the "state of Franklin." Suggests that Cherokees receiving encouragement from Choctaws, Chickasaws, Creeks and Spanish.
June 23, 1796 Extract of a Letter from the Secretary of War to David Henley James McHenry David Henley Notes protocol to be followed regarding compensation for injuries sustained due to interaction with Indians. Enclosed copy of act "to regulate trade and intercourse."
August 17, 1799 On the subject of Indian trade Oliver Wolcott, Jr. James McHenry Wolcott writes on the subject of Indian trade, insisting that public establishments are nuisances and that abuses occur under this system. Wolcott argues that the interest and policy of government requires that Indian trade should rest principally in the hands of a few men of capital, because the public cannot safely advance certain articles of trade on credit.
August 1, 1793 Savages Against Savages William Blount Henry Knox Governor Blount and General Pickens discuss the implications of building a post at the mouth of the Bear Creek which may help to cut off water communication between the northern and southern Indians. They mention the benefits that may incur by enlisting the Chickasaws and Choctaws in the war against the Creeks who might be joined by the Cherokees.
September 10, 1795 Official Statement of Situation Between St. Regis [Iroquois] Indians & New York, Affirmation of Wadsworth as U.S. Commissioner, & Law Under Which the Treaty is to Be Made Timothy Pickering Jeremiah Wadsworth Certificate of commissioner. Describes treaty situation -- the President has determined to hold a treaty with the St. Regis & other Indians claiming lands in northern New York, to allow negotiations between the Indians and the state to determine compensation for those lands -- and notifies any reader of Wadsworth's official appointment to hold this treaty, as commissioner. States that the...
August 29, 1796 On the Appointment of an Envoy to Trade, Negotiate & Civilize the Creek Indians James McHenry George Washington Informs the president that the Creek Indians now in negotiations with U.S. commissioners desire a representative to arrange trade, explain boundaries and criminal procedures as they relate to the Indians. Notes that Georgia wishes to make sure the representative is prepared to contend for their interests in purchasing land from the Creeks, as well as establishing a program for civilizing them, as...
December 12, 1795 [Report on measures taken for opening trade with the Indians] Timothy Pickering United States Senate Enclosure to Vice President's office. Discussed opening trade with Indians to provide them with cheap provisions. Methods of supplying provisions to Indians detailed, money owed Indian tribes.
August 6, 1799 Acknowledged Receipt of Goods for Trade Edward Wright John Harris Acknowledgment of receipt of shipment of various goods for the Indian trading post at Fort Wilkinson. He also mentions the supplies most needed by the Southern Indians.
March 1, 1799 Considerations of Defense, Settlement, and Trade Alexander Hamilton John Jacob Rivardi Hamilton orders Rivardi to examine and assess the present disposition of the posts in the northwestern quarters with an emphasis on considerations of defense, settlement, and trade.
September 18, 1789 Notes of assurance from State of Georgia regarding negotiations with Creek Indians George Walton Commissioners for Indian Affairs in Southern Department Governor forwards expression of support from the Georgia executive authority, noting every assistance to give facility and effect to negotiations with Creek Indians.
August 31, 1792 Estimate for farming utensils for the Southern Indians Quartermaster General's Department [not available] From Quartermaster General's Dept. and Commissary of Military Stores Dept. Account Book. Estimate for farming utensils for the Southern Indians.
October 30, 1795 Supplies and Trade Isaac Craig Timothy Pickering Letter regarding muster, pay, and dismissal of militia to be forwarded to Col. Butler. Expressed desire to send forward winter supplies on hand instead of waiting for the arrival of Ensign Martin's troops to arrive at post in November. Indians expressed desire to trade.