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July 7, 1793 Remarks from Captain Brant in the name of the Deputies, addressed to Governor Colonel Simcoe Captain Joseph Brant [not available] N.B. at the Council held at Niagara, before the arrival of the Federal Commissioners, Captain Brant spoke with Upper Canada Governor Colonel Simcoe. Brant gives greetings and expresses peaceful intentions and presents Wampum. Simcoe remarked that he was happy to see them well, and as the commissioners wished to meet the Indians in Simcoe's presence, he should be glad to hear what they have to...
June 7, 1793 Letter from Federal Commissioners Sandusky Conference to Governor Simcoe Federal Commissioners Treaty at Sandusky [not available] Simcoe conveys that British officers will attend Sandusky Conference. Chief of Senekas [Senecas] believes that open communication with Governor Simcoe on treaty would have salutary effect; Governor will give his opinion about it. Presence of officers would add to security. [Same day, separate note from Governor Simcoe]. Governor is impressed by the importance of the negotiations and will help...
May 17, 1794 Governor Simcoe of Upper Canada John Stagg Henry Knox The chief clerk of the War Office notifies the Secretary of War that the Lieutenant Governor of Upper Canada, John Graves Simcoe, has gone from Niagara to the foot of the Rapids to assist in the building of a fort there.
December 29, 1792 Agent to Canada Alexander Hamilton George Hammond Secretary Hamilton writes that supplies are to be procured through upper Canada. Agent to be sent to negotiate contracts for supplies for the purpose of obtaining a treaty with the government. Includes copy of speech from John Graves Simcoe to General Council of Indian Nations.
January 16, 1800 General Washington's Papers Tobias Lear Alexander Hamilton Lear assures Hamilton that he shall deal with General Washington's papers with the utmost care and discretion with the most sacred of them being delivered to Judge Washington. He asks if any of Washington's recent military papers need to be sent to Hamilton or someone else in the military.
June 7, 1793 Federal Commissioners note to Governor Simcoe on Sandusky Conference proceedings Federal Commissioners Treaty at Sandusky Lieutenant General John Graves Simcoe Federal Commissioners beg leave to suggest the following to Governor Simcoe of Upper Canada. Request that all proper means be used to ensure success. Ask the Governor for assistance in making preparatory arrangements; that all the efforts will be fruitless unless means are used to counteract the deep seated prejudice against whites based on the acts of a few. As an example, Commissioners point...
July 5, 1793 Indian Speech to Commissioners Chiefs of Wabash and Illinois Tribes Federal Commissioners Treaty at Sandusky Indians apologized and provided reasoning for not meeting commissioners at Sandusky, requested to meet with "Governor of this Province" (John Graves Simcoe) at Niagara for negotiations.
August 16, 1799 Promises to Send Requested Papers; Recommends Mr. Physick Samuel Hodgdon Richard Parker Is not able to look up and forward the requested papers. Sends plans and original notes, which may be helpful, and will forward papers as they become available. Has spoken with agent Mr. Physick, whom he judges to be an able public servant. Acknowledges Parker's desire to be employed and will communicate as soon as possible.
May 30, 1794 Expedition against hostile Indians Anthony Wayne Henry Knox Letter to the Secretary of War concerning hostile Indians in the Northwest Territory, particularly those assembled at Roche de Bout at the foot of the Rapids of the Miami of the Lake. Mentions Governor John Graves Simcoe of Upper Canada, who is commanding a force in support of the tribes.
February 9, 1795 Summary of Speech's deliver'd by Blue Jacket & Meamymsecat two Shawnoe & Tetboxkiaka - a Delaware Chief at Greene Ville to Major General Wayne on the 8th & 9th Feby 1795. Blue Jacket [not available] Indians heard speech of A.Wayne, pleased with what was said regarding peace. Thanks for revealing true character of Gov. Simcoe, expressed hope no Indians would listen to him again. Details of treaty and prisoner exchange discussed. Details on receiving war belt from Brant c/o Gov. Simcoe to insight violence between Six Nations, the Delaware Nation, and the U.S.
September 27, 1800 Burglary of the Superintendent's Office James Byers William Simmons It appears that the office of the Superintendent of Arms at Springfield has been broken open and considerable depredations made on his papers. This burlary occurred six to eight weeks ago but recently was leaked out by General Sheppard. The missing papers relate to charges brought against someone so Simmons should be wary of the authenticity of papers presented to him by that person.
August 26, 1795 Pickering asks Chapin to send copy of treaty Timothy Pickering Israel Chapin Jr Letter, directs Chapin to forward treaty ratification; encloses treaty ratification; alludes to Jay's Treaty.
June 5, 1800 Papers enroute to Washington Peter Hagner David Ames Cannot provide information requested until papers from office arrive at Washington.
June 7, 1800 Enclosed papers James McHenry General Dickinson The former Secretary at War encloses papers to General Dickinson, which he hopes Dickinson will receive in confidence and return to McHenry tomorrow.
July 5, 1793 Commissioner's Notes on Treaty Proceedings Commissioners of the United States [not available] Before arrival of commissioners at the council house from Navy Hall, while waiting for them, Captain Brandt spoke. He noted that it was agreed at the Rapids [of Miami River] that Indians should come and meet the commissioners in their father's presence, presumably John Graves Simcoe. Thanks to Great Spirit for making meeting possible. Mentions an inclination to do what is right and just. Makes...
October 20, 1800 Simmons Requests that Smith Forward Important Papers of Elias B. Dayton William Simmons William S. Smith Simmons wrote to Elias B. Dayton regarding some original papers which are vital to the admission of his accounts. Dayton's reply informed Simmons that they are in Smith's possession and that Dayton asked Smith to transfer them. However, writes Simmons, Smith conceived that these papers were his vouchers for the orders which he drew, and as a result Smith did not feel he had the authorization to...
February 28, 1793 Relations with British in Canada Henry Knox William Hull Secretary Knox discusses treaty proceedings and the error in designating the place of treaty, attributable to interpreter error. Mentions Canada Governor Simcoe and his passage of the United States Commissioners from Niagara to Sandusky. Advises to keep the peace with the British in Canada. States "the United States are at perfect peace with the British Government."
November 3, 1794 Hostile Indians crossing Mississippi Thomas Pasteur Anthony Wayne Captain Thomas Pasteur writes Major General Anthony Wayne that he has been informed by the Kaskaskias that hostile Indians are crossing the Mississippi River every day. Copies a handbill from the British recruiting volunteers for Governor John Graves Simcoe of Upper Canada.
1794 Indians in Canada and the Northwest Anthony Wayne Henry Knox General Wayne reports that Lieutenant Governor John Graves Simcoe of Upper Canada has arrived with Colonel McKee and Captain Brandt at Fort Miami, at the foot of the Rapids. Brandt reportedly had 100 Indians with him, including Mohawks.
July 12, 1794 Hold Hostilities in Abeyance Pending Negotiations John Jay Alexander Hamilton Jay tells Hamilton that all hostilities between the U.S. and Britain should be held in abeyance until the present negotiations between the two countries are concluded. Current positions on the frontier should be held, prisoners should be released, and captured property restored.
November 10, 1794 Confidential intelligence on Northwest Unknown Author Anthony Wayne Confidential intelligence given at Greenville to Major General Anthony Wayne, regarding Indians in the Northwest region - particularly the Six Nations - and a proposed treaty of the British. Also mentions Governor John Graves Simcoe of Upper Canada.
September 24, 1788 Papers not admissible as vouchers Joseph Howell Major Croghan Encloses papers and says they are not admissible as vouchers in the settlement of accounts.
June 3, 1785 No release of papers until rent is paid John Pierce Joseph Howell Mr. Owen will not let the papers go out of the office until the rent is paid. Pierce says he is answerable to it. Has hitherto had a fine passage. P.S., has enough money if Howell would advance the money so papers can be removed.
July 12, 1794 Extract of a Letter from John Jay Concerning U.S.-British Relations John Jay Edmund Randolph Jay stated opinion on Simecoe's "hostile measure" and current negotiations.
November 6, 1788 Letter from Doctor Philip Turner requesting papers Benjamin Huntington Joseph Howell Refers to letter he delivered to Howell from Turner with some papers enclosed. Asks that Howell transmit those papers to Huntington by way of Captain Niles.