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Date Title Author Recipient Summary
September 29, 1797 Establishment of runners for the Chickasaw and Choctaw nations James McHenry Isaac Guion James McHenry informs Isaac Guion that Benjamin Hawkins' principal resident agent for the southwestern Indians has established runners for the Chickasaw and Choctaw nations.
August 23, 1793 Federal Commissioners to Major Craig [letter no. 2] on delivery of letters to Major General Anthony Wayne Federal Commissioners Treaty at Sandusky Isaac Craig Federal Commissioners report they are sending letter via Sylvester Ash; use of Indian runners to carry letters to Fort Franklin and Fort Pitt. Refer to letters for General Wayne
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...
June 28, 1793 Letter from Federal Commissioners for Sandusky conference to Major Isaac Craig on interpreters, wampum, runners, and timing of Sandusky Conference Federal Commissioners Treaty at Sandusky Isaac Craig [not available]
August 16, 1793 Response from Federal Commissioners for Sandusky Conference to General Council at rapids of Miami speech of 13 August 1793 Federal Commissioners Treaty at Sandusky Chiefs and Warriors Council of Indian Nations at Rapids of Miami River Response to Council of Miami Rapids speech of 13 August 1793 [received 16 August and submitted on the same day] and relayed via two Wyandot runners from Captain Elliott's at the mouth of the Detroit River. Addressed to the Chiefs and Warriors of the Indian Nations assembled at the foot of the Miami Rapids. The commissioners restate that it is impossible to make the Ohio River the the boundary...
February 24, 1786 Talk of Old Tassel with Governor of Georgia Chief Tosell Governor Edward Telfair Talk of the Cherokee Chief "Old Tossell" (Old Tassel) to the Governor of Georgia asking that he keep John Sevier and his "bad men" from raiding the Cherokee towns. Fear of disturbance from white settlers, who frightened their women and children into the woods and plundered their homes. They seek peace.
March 31, 1798 Letter from the Secretary at War James McHenry David Henley In this letter the Secretary at War gives instructions to David Henley for employing runners to carry dispatches. McHenry also states that the bills authorizing the establishment of a government for the Mississippi territory have passed in Congress.
November 17, 1792 Cost Estimate of Providing Goods to the Six Nations War Department [not available] Document, describes goods for Six Nations; describes annuity; discusses Indian castles; estimates Indian population by village.
August 21, 1793 Failed Attempts to Reach a Peace Agreement Commissioners for Indian Affairs in the Northern Department Henry Knox The Commissioners describe their attempts to reach a peace agreement that ultimately ended in failure.
June 18, 1793 The Indians are for peace. John Thompson Secretary Smith Thompson assures Smith that the Indians are for peace if they are not disturbed by whites. The head-men are waiting to see what will be done by the government before they take satisfaction themselves for white depredations.
August 23, 1793 Federal Commissioners to Major Craig [letter no. 3] on delivery of letters to Major General Wayne by multiple means Federal Commissioners Treaty at Sandusky Isaac Craig Federal Commissioners sending letters by multiple means of dispatch for General Anthony Wayne, reporting that the treaty talks with the western Indians have collapsed.
November 30, 1793 Peace and Understanding Re-established James Seagrove Governor Edward Telfair Seagrove notifies Governor Telfair of the re-establishment of peace and friendship with the Creek nation which includes the understanding that all prisoners and stolen property will be returned. He wants the Governor to waste no time in promulgating this welcome news to prevent outrages from being committed against the Indians which would endanger the fragile peace.
July 10, 1800 Success of Expedition; William Augustus Bowles Benjamin Hawkins Samuel Dexter Letter, discusses expedition along southern frontier. Deputation from the nation went down the Chattahootchee River. Ships cannonaded the St. Marks fort. Mentions William Augustus Bowles and the taking of goods by Indians.
October 16, 1797 Instructions for Troops along the Tennessee at Chicksaw Bluff James McHenry Officer Commanding Troops from Tennessee Instructions for detachment of troops at Chickasaw Bluff and how to deal with the Spaniards. Refers to US treaty with Spain and Baron de Carondelet, Spanish Governor. Details instructions for artillerists and troops. Asks him to watch Natchez and Chickasaw Bluff and supplies, including rifles, saddles, armaments for the Choctaws. Mentions Indian runners from Tellico to Knoxville.
May 27, 1793 Letter to Secretary of War on belt of hostile Indians, wampum, medicine chest, medicinal bark Benjamin Lincoln Henry Knox Bearer of letter is Six Nations interpreter Jasper Parrish. Federal Commissioners forTreaty of Sandusky report to Knox that belt from hostile tribes is missing. Request wampum, medicine chest and medicinal bark.
October 12, 1794 Women attacked by Indians Constant Freeman Henry Knox Constant Freeman, agent for the Department of War, reports that Indians in Georgia killed and scalped a white woman and black woman, near the Cow Ford on the Oconee River. They have also stolen horses and negroes from Liberty County. Colonel Gaither has received letters from them that the Tallassee king has gone out for war, with the chiefs disapproving of his conduct.
June 20, 1793 Indians must refrain from acts of violence. Secretary Smith John Thompson Smith is pleased by the pacific acts of the Cherokees but warns them against hostile acts against whites, such as stealing horses or killing them, that will provoke them to commit similar acts against Indians.
June 28, 1793 We shall sail with the first fair wind. Benjamin Lincoln Isaac Craig Commissioners LIncoln, Randolph, and Pickering report on the status of their expedition to treat with the Western Indians.
October 18, 1792 Speech of the Delaware & Muhhuonnuk Indians Delaware Chiefs Henry Knox Speech of the Delaware and Muhhuonnuk chiefs. Discusses peace talks, murdered messengers, Indian politics, hostile Indians, land claims along the Wabash & Miami Rivers, and poisoned food & liquor.
May 27, 1793 Request for white wampum and qualified Delaware and Shawanese interpreters Federal Commissioners Treaty at Sandusky Isaac Craig Federal commissioners advise Major Craig they have dispatched Six Nations interpreter Jasper Parrish to Philadelphia to procure white wampum. They ask Craig to dispatch 40 to 50,000 white wampum. They reiterate request for Delaware and Shawanese interpreters to support the Treaty at Sandusky Ohio.
May 18, 1792 Stopping the Further Effusion of Blood James Seagrove [not available] A talk delivered by James Seagrove, Commissioner of Indian Affairs, to the Kings, chiefs, and warriors at Rock Landing in which he exhorts the chiefs to stop the bloodshed, surrender their prisoners, and preserve the peace.
[not available] Principal Blocks for the U.S. Frigate "Constitution" Unknown Author [not available] List of the principal blocks for the U. S. Constitution with 44 guns.
August 14, 1793 No Answer from the Indians Has Arrived Benjamin Lincoln Colonel Alexander McKee Commissioners Lincoln, Randolph, and Pickering express their disappointment that they have yet to receive an answer from the deputation of Indian Nations in response to the Commissioners' speech at the rapids of the Miami. They request McKee's assistance in prodding the Indians to produce an answer.
1795 Estimate of expenditures in Quartermaster's department, Pittsburg Samuel Hodgdon [not available] Ledger style list of expenditures from the Quartermaster's Department at Pittsburgh during the first quarter of 1796.
1788 Estimate for supplies for public schooner building on Ohio River Quartermaster General's Department [not available] From Quartermaster General's Dept. and Commissary of Military Stores Dept. Account Book. Estimate of the amount of the articles wanted to complete the public schooner building on the Ohio river under the direction of the Governor of the Western Territory