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April 20, 1789 Talk of the Commissioners of the United States to the Creek Nation [not available] [not available] Pickens and Osborne invite Creek Headmen to treaty talks on bank of Oconee River at the Rock Landing. Location changed from previous year to accommodate Creek wishes. The United States is now governed by a President, who is like the old King over the great water. He commands all the warriors of the thirteen fires. He will be the Creeks' father and the Creeks will be his children. George Galphin...
October 3, 1789 Questions regarding legitimacy of previous treaties between Creeks and Georgia Commissioners for Indian Affairs in Southern Department George Walton Request for information regarding treaties at Augusta, 1783, Galphinton, 1785, and Shoulderbone, 1786. Principal points are whether all lands belonging to the upper and lower Creeks are common property of whole nation, or whether the lands were ceded to Georgia by the three treaties. Were the proprietors of the lands stated to have been ceded to Georgia present or fully represented by the...
June 10, 1785 Men of the Jersey line and invalid regiment settlements Joseph Howell A.W. Dunscomb Wishes Dunscomb had sent a copy of the registers for Jersey Line. Fears other will not be accepted by Treasurer of New Jersey. Furnishes return of sundry men of Invalids Regiment of Virginia, whose accounts have been settled at Philadelphia.
September 13, 1789 Message to the Cherokee from the Commissioners Plenipotentiary for Restoring and Establishing Peace and Amity Commissioners for Indian Affairs in Southern Department [not available] A message to the Cherokee nation of Indians, from the commissioners plenipotentiary for restoring and establishing peace and amity between the United States of America and all the Indian nations situated within the limits of the said States, southward of the river Ohio. From Savannah, the commissioners transmitted friendly talks to the Cherokees, Chickasaws, and Choctaws. The talks mention...
April 22, 1787 On the Education & Future of Nathanael Greene's Son Henry Knox Jeremiah Wadsworth Knox extracts a letter received from the Marquis relating to the education of Mrs. Greene's son, possibly the son of the late General Nathanael Greene (likely to be George Washington Greene, the older of Greene's 2 sons). Supposes that the boy should be educated in France before finishing at an American college. Comments on the travels of fellow officers, and the death of one. In a post script...
September 24, 1789 Talk of the Commissioners to the Chiefs, Head-men, and Warriors of the Creek Nation Commissioners for Indian Affairs in Southern Department [not available] Reference to calamities of late war with Great Britain; how the United States has recovered and obtained liberty and independence; that the United States is at peace and its numbers are increasing. The Union has grown to manhood and can speak with a louder voice and strike with a stronger arm. Refers to General Washington as the head man of all councils and chief of all warriors. Discusses the...
December 1, 1789 Report from Alexander McGillivray to Spanish on US Treaty efforts with Creeks [not available] [not available] McGillivray reports on treaty talks with US Commissioners in Georgia. He left the negotiations because the US Commissioners would not promise to meet all of the demands of his nation. He is convinced that the US intends to enlarge their southern states, and is pleased to have Spain as an ally.
September 12, 1789 Report of Federal Commissioners for making treaty with Indians south of Ohio River Commissioners for Indian Affairs in Southern Department Henry Knox From Savannah, the Federal Commissioners for making treaty with Indians south of Ohio River report to Knox. The number of Indians attending Alexander McGillivray estimated at three to four thousand. They announced their mission to the Governor of Georgia and they discuss issues relating to provisions, with reference to Major Habersham. Had difficulty hiring horses and purchased five of them...
November 20, 1789 Commisioners' Report on Negotiations with the Creek Nation Benjamin Lincoln Henry Knox The Commissioners--Lincoln, Griffin, and Humphreys--report on their mission to negotiate a treaty with the Creek Nation. Since their mission was unsuccessful, they make recommendations regarding the measures needed to protect frontier settlers. They also suggest that further efforts should be made to improve relations with the Creeks. They have much to say about the Creeks and other southern...
September 13, 1789 A Message to the Chickasaw Nation of Indians Commissioners for Treating with the Indians South of the Ohio [not available] A message to the Chickasaw nation of Indians, from the commissioners plenipotentiary for restoring and establishing peace and amity between the United States of America and all the Indian nations situated within the limits of the said States, southward of the river Ohio. They make reference to Mr Bennett Ballew and express friendship. Make reference to Treaty at Hopewell. Many things have...
November 28, 1786 Account of Public Securities John Pierce Oliver Wolcott Informs Wolcott that his request for the accounts of the State of Connecticut will be attended to. Encloses an original receipt given by Jonathan Phillips and John Thomas for over 10,000 dollars of certificates unaccounted for.
January 22, 1801 Invalid Pensioners from Virginia Samuel Dexter Unknown Recipient List of invalid pensioners belonging to the state of Virginia, with the monthly allowances to each for the period from September 5, 1800 to March 4, 1801.
February 9, 1791 Invoice of Pay and Pensions for Invalids Henry Knox James Tilton The letter provides a list of pay and pensions due to military invalids in Delaware, with notation of those who have moved or are deceased. The second page concludes with an order to pay the pensions out of treasury funds.
November 12, 1792 Expenditures for Indian Treaties Henry Knox [not available] Account, Expenditures for Indian treaties.
September 24, 1789 General Account of Anticipations from Register's Office, Treasury of United States Joseph Nourse [not available] No. 1 is amount of orders drawn by late superintendent of finance. No. 2 is amount of warrants drawn by late board of treasury, remaining unpaid.
January 15, 1800 Invalid pensioners from Virginia James McHenry John Hopkins War Secretary encloses list of invalid pensioners belonging to the State of Virginia, with the monthly allowances to each, to the Commissioner of Loans in Virginia.
September 7, 1792 Training, supplies, and pay Henry Knox Anthony Wayne Knox believes that the Indians might ask for more in the peace negotiations than the U.S. can accept so it is crucial that Wayne's forces be well trained and supplied. All the requested supplies have been forwarded and it is necessary that they be used wisely and not wasted. Payment for the troops is being sent with as much security as can be provided.
August 1, 1799 Invalid pensioners from Virginia James McHenry John Hopkins War Secretary encloses list of invalid pensioners belonging to the State of Virginia, with the monthly allowances to each, to the Commissioner of Loans in Virginia.
August 1, 1796 Invalid Pensioners from Virginia James McHenry John Hopkins War Secretary encloses a list of invalid pensioners from the State of Virginia, with monthly allowances to each, to the Commissioner of Loans in Virginia
September 17, 1793 Letter from James Seagrove to Georgia Governor Telfair regarding Georgia inhabitant resistance toward his efforts to meet with Creek leadership James Seagrove Henry Knox From Ft Fidius on the Oconee River, Seagrove describes the Georgia inhabitants as being violently against peace with the Creek Nation. Notes that parties of militia are kept out to intercept Seagrove if he attempts to enter the Creek Nation. Describes a scene at Long Bluff whereby some Indians were attacked by Captain Stokes of the militia, an affair which has kept the Indians from coming forward...