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Date Title Author Recipient Summary
February 8, 1791 Knox's Speech to the Seneca Chiefs Henry Knox Seneca Chiefs Knox responds to the Seneca Chiefs' speech of 2/7/1791 with assurances that an interpreter will be appointed, men will be sent to teach the Indians the principles of husbandry, and provisions will be made for educating Seneca children.
March 20, 1800 Regarding punishment of Captain Davis Charles Cotesworth Pinckney James McHenry Discussion on legal issues and punishment of Captain Davis regarding unspecified offenses. States that President Adams will not be inattentive to the maxim of Seneca. By the "maxim of Seneca," the author invokes the Latin phrase "let justice be done though the heavens fall."
February 7, 1791 Gratitude to the Great Councillor Seneca Chiefs [not available] Cornplanter and the other Seneca chiefs express their gratitude to the "Great Councillor" for his peaceful intentions and the presents and other benefits provided to them by the United States.
April 27, 1787 Concerning Indians and the Seneca Nation William Butler Josiah Harmar Col. Butler writes to Col. Harmar on Indian Chiefs and the Seneca nation. The Congress has declared Harmar to be the commanding officers, find Captain Heart, and build a fort at Venango.
March 2, 1797 Nomination of Isaac Smith to Commissioner of Treaty with Seneca Nation George Washington United States Senate Washington nominated Isaac Smith to be a commissioner for the negotiation of a treaty between the Seneca Nation of Indians, Massachusetts, and New York.
June 13, 1794 Travel of Troops, Seneca Attacks Isaac Craig Henry Knox Unknown arrival date of Capt. Heath's detachment from Winchester. Attacks of Seneca Indians on troops at Fort Franklin prompted request for reinforcements. Enclosed depositions on Indian attacks.
June 29, 1793 Charges Related to Wabash and Seneca Indians; Captain Prior Isaac Craig Henry Knox Encloses charges accrued from detaining Wabash Indians. Mentions amount of the Seneca Indians, advances to Captain Prior. General John Gibson setting off for Philadelphia. Captain Prior set off for Fort Washington.
May 15, 1787 We Are For Peace Speaker of the Seneca Tribes Unknown Recipient A spokesman for the Seneca tribes expresses his desire for peace which requires the Headmen of both the Indians and Whites to control the hostile actions of their young men.
November 15, 1794 Seneca War Chief Little Billy -- Character & Annuity Timothy Pickering Henry Knox Pickering states that Little Billy, the Seneca chief, is a good friend of the United States, and that he has promised the chief an annuity of $50 to keep his allegiance. Hopes this meets Knox's approval. Vouches for the chief's character, and says he is of great influence with the Seneca, which justifies Pickering's promise to him.
September 1797 Speech made by US Commissioner at Treaty with Seneca Nation, September 1797. Jeremiah Wadsworth [not available] Colonel Wadsworth opens by saying he was unwell the previous evening and could not reply to the Seneca speeches. He says he is gratified that the Seneca nation is satisfied with the bargain made for their land. He promises that no one can take their money as long as the United States exists. Wadsworth asks that the Indians be precise in reporting their wrongs, and to go directly to Israel Chapin,...
December 6, 1797 Jeremiah Wadsworth Appointment for Land Purchase from Seneca Nation John Adams United States Senate Adams informed Senate of treaty executed by Wadsworth on behalf of United States between U.S. and the Seneca Nation. Treaty purchased title to land in Massachusetts which was actually situated within New York. Adams requested expedient ratification of treaty.
[not available] Speech to the Senecas at Buffalo Creek Israel Chapin Jr Seneca Chiefs Chapin has been in Philadelphia attending the Seneca's business. Phelps will make his payment within a month and a half. Phelps and others plan to settle near Presque Isle, but Chapin told them they must meet with the Indians first. There are goods for the Indians ready to be taken. The Quakers in Philadelphia want to come to the Seneca and teach the children to read and write, teach agriculture,...
September 1797 Speech to Indians at Treaty Negotiations. Jeremiah Wadsworth [not available] Appears to be the opening speech in a treaty negotiation between Jeremiah Wadsworth, US Commissioner, and the Seneca Nation. Makes references to desires of the President and Congress.
June 1, 1795 Account of John Stagg, Junior William Simmons Timothy Pickering Simmons certifies that $150.43 is due John Stagg being the balance of his account for board and expenses attending the education of Henry Abeele (interpreter) and an Indian lad of the Seneca Nation, February to May 1795.
December 21, 1797 Secretary at War directs the conduct of Indian affairs with Chapin James McHenry Israel Chapin Jr Letter, discusses Seneca interest money; asks for return of Seneca numbers; discusses treaty at Genesee; discusses Indian land sales.
May 21, 1793 Message from Federal Commissioners instructed to treat with hostile Indians north of the Ohio to Cornplanter, New Arrow, and other Seneca Chiefs Beverley Randolph Cornplanter, Chief of the Senecas Randolph informs Cornplanter, New Arrow, and the other Seneca chiefs that the treaty negotiations at Sandusky have been delayed. General Lincoln expected in a few days; is traveling via Mohawk River to Oswego. 1 June 1793 opening date for negotiations will not be met. Colonel McKee has indicated that western Indians will not be able to meet that date. Late June earliest meeting date. Advises...
November 29, 1797 Negotiations with the Seneca Indians Robert Morris James McHenry Morris requests a meeting with McHenry to discuss business pending with the Seneca Indians.
January 21, 1791 Deposition of James Wadsworth James Wadsworth [not available] Wadsworth affirms that he was present when Oliver Phelps paid the Chiefs of the Seneca Nation money and goods in exchange for parcels of Indian land and that the Chiefs seemed well satisfied with the transaction.
February 3, 1796 Reimbursement for Sundry Expenses William Simmons Nicholas Fish Informs Fish that the Treasurer will remit him the sum of 377 dollars for the amount of sundry expenses Fish made for Henry Abeel, a Seneca Indian.
March 10, 1791 A Warning to the Seneca Nation Henry Knox Seneca Chiefs Reminds the leaders and warriors of the Seneca and other of the Six Nations that the United States desires to live peaceably with the Indians in the Western Territories and requests that they accept Colonel Procter as emissary. They are also told that hostility will be meted out in kind.
February 1, 1796 Expenses of Henry Abeel, Seneca Indian William Simmons James McHenry Simmons certifies that $377.22 is due Nicholas Fish, being the sum paid by him for the expenses of Henry Abeel, a Seneca Indian, while in New York.
February 21, 1801 Account for Articles Purchased and Expenses Incurred by Five Indians William Simmons Samuel Dexter Enclosing an account exhibited by Francis Mentges for articles purchased and expenses incurred by four Seneca and one Tuscorara Indian, including compensation for superintending them.
January 10, 1791 Speech of Seneca Chiefs to the President Seneca Chiefs George Washington Cornplanter and other Seneca chiefs make their plea to the President to restore some of the land fraudulently taken from them by the Treaty of Fort Stanwix.
February 14, 1801 Certification of payment; Jasper Parish, interpreter to the Six Nations of Indians, for stage hire and expenses on the road, of himself and five Seneca Indians, from Canandaigua to Washington William Simmons Samuel Dexter Certification of payment; $1034 to Jasper Parish, interpreter to the Six Nations of Indians, for stage hire and expenses on the road, of himself and five Seneca Indians, from Canandaigua New York, to Washington.
January 10, 1798 Captain Chapin discusses Indian affairs with Secretary at War Israel Chapin Jr James McHenry Letter, informs re distribution of annuity money; discusses Seneca Indians and village populations.