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Date Title Author Recipient Summary
July 27, 1792 Procedure for Advances in Western Territory Samuel Hodgdon Isaac Craig Mr. Lanclive left for Philadelphia on previous day on return to Western Territory. Mr. Colesworthy made a mistake in accounting. Describes procedures for future conduct of transactions in the "Western world."
March 25, 1794 Explains Accounts for the Western Territory James O'Hara Henry Knox Response to request to Quartermaster for shipment of supplies to Western Territory.
April 2, 1791 Excerpts of Treaties Establishing the Western Border with the Creek and Cherokee Indians. Henry Knox [not available] Knox's letter establishes that the western boundary of the United States, where it comes into contact with the territory of the Creek and Cherokee Indians, has been firmly established by several treaties the tribes have signed with Georgia and South Carolina. The letter contains excerpts from several of the various treaties to illustrate where boundary lines were considered to have been drawn in...
December 23, 1796 Militia service William Simmons James McHenry Cover letter with explanation for an abstract of an estimate received from David Henley, agent for the War Department in the South-Western Territory for payments made to militia for service under the U. S. government, including service in "Indian Country."
August 8, 1792 Western Lands Henry Knox Winthrop Sargent Alludes to news from France; mentions appointment of Adjutant and Inspector General; discusses governor of the Western Territory.
March 11, 1795 Extract from Secretary of Treasury to Henley: Policy on government supplies for Indians Alexander Hamilton David Henley Outlines regulations for supplies for Indians. Discusses requirement that purchases be made by contracts or through agents designated by Henley. Mentions that Governor of South Western Territory will direct what stores will be addressed to agents. Details on how to manage accounts and requirement to report to Samuel Hodgdon, Superintendent of Military Stores.
September 17, 1799 Trade Monopoly in the North Western Territory James McHenry Alexander Hamilton McHenry encloses a copy of a memorial from persons engaged in trade in the North Western Territory regarding a possible trade monopoly in that region by the Commanding General.
November 12, 1795 Spanish Treaty with Chickasaw on U.S. Land Anthony Wayne Timothy Pickering Enclosed a copy of Spanish treaty with Chickasaw Nation allowing them to build a fortification in the south western territory (U.S. territory), believed this was contrary to the Spaniards official position of peace with United States. Enclosed letter and affidavit of Gov. St. Clair that supports aggressive intentions of Spanish. Wayne advised Gov. Manuel Gayose de Lemos to immediately remove...
February 4, 1796 Request for Advanced Salary David Henley Timothy Pickering Request for warrant to be issued to Anthony Foster (of this territory) to receive Henley's pay as agent of War Department.
July 9, 1788 Supplement to the Land Ordinance of 1785 Congress of the United States [not available] A supplement to an ordinance entitled An Ordinance for ascertaining the mode of disposing lands in Western territory.
February 8, 1793 Letter from Secretary of War Henry Knox to William Blount, Governor of Territory of United States South of Ohio River Henry Knox William Blount Knox relays to Governor Blount, President Washington's desire to invite John Watts, Little Turtle, and as many of the real chiefs of Cherokees to pay a visit to Philadelphia where they would be abundantly supplied for themselves and their nation. President Washington believes such a journey would help remove causes of hostility. Knox discusses expenses of presents and asks Blount to keep the...
June 19, 1793 Report from the Territory of the South Thomas Jefferson Henry Knox The Secretary of State has received from the Secretary of the Territory of the South a report on the activities of the territorial government to be presented to the President. There does not appear to be anything for the President to act on unless, as suggested by Mr. Smith, it should be necessary to lay before Congress the act of their legislature in 1792. Jefferson recommends consulting the...
November 13, 1799 Accounts, Estimates for 1794 for South Western Territory Militia David Henley William Simmons Encloses copies of entries in public books for September 1799. Includes 1794 estimates for services performed by the US militia of the Southwestern Territory. Encloses claim by Elijah Robertson and Robert Corsby.
December 16, 1793 Table of Contents Volume II, including instructions to commissioners appointed to treat with Indians north of Ohio, statement relative to Southwestern Frontier & the Creek and Cherokee Indians, letter accompanying return of ordnance and military stores of United States Henry Knox [not available] Table of contents includes instructions for commissioners appointed to treat with Indians north of Ohio [Sandusky Conference], and a journal of the proceedings; a letter from Secretary of War Henry Knox accompanying a return of ordnance, arms and military stores of United States; and statement relative to the South Western frontiers as connected with the State of Georgia and the Creek Indians,...
October 6, 1789 Act of Congress Calling for Militia Defense of the Western Territory George Washington Arthur St. Clair Extract of a letter from George Washington to Arthur St. Clair, Governor of the Territory of the United States northwest of Ohio, and Superintendent of Indian Affairs for the Northwestern District. The letter describes a September 29, 1789 act of Congress calling forth the militia for the protection of the frontier from hostile Indian incursions. He instructs St. Clair to ascertain the...
September 15, 1800 Receipt for Delivery of Annual Supply of Stationery Samuel Hodgdon James Miller Receipt for delivery of stationary furnished by Secretary of State for North Western or Indianna territory.
April 3, 1794 Explanation of Supplies and Orders for Western Country James O'Hara Anthony Wayne Explains stores and supplies for Western Territory. Encloses estimates for the War Department. Requests update on events in Indian country. Refers to hospital supply order.
November 23, 1799 Enclosed Invoice for Stationery Samuel Hodgdon Isaac Craig Enclosed invoice for stationary sent to Capt. Harrison of the North Western Territory. Requests Craig copy the invoice and send it to Cincinnati.
September 14, 1789 Regarding Constant Hostilities Between Indians who Live on Wabash River and People of Kentucky Arthur St. Clair George Washington Regarding constant hostilities between Indians who live on Wabash River and people of Kentucky: it must be considered by the government of Western Territory. Requests that Washington take matter into consideration and asks for orders based on what is though proper. Kentucky people will likely retaliate and this will undermine the government's treaty efforts. Makes inquiry regarding the calling up...
June 22, 1795 Disputes Among Indians Timothy Pickering William Blount Enclosed copies of Creek talks submitted to Pickering. Disputes between tribes discussed.
June 5, 1794 Return of the Legion of the United States Henry Knox Ralph Izard Return of the non-commissioned officers and privates belonging to the Legion of the United States.
October 16, 1799 Plan to Redistribute Regiments in Western Country and South James McHenry Alexander Hamilton Replies to Hamilton's letter, as per President's instructions. Refers to plan to detail four regiments. Weighs out reduction of fortifications and the redistribution of troops with a reserve force. Outlines duties of army commandant. Seeks information about posts and forces in the Western Country. Works for the least expense. Refers to troops in the South.
September 3, 1792 Regarding the Indian War Reverend David McClure Henry Knox McClure reflects on some of the effects of the Indian War, including the effect on emigration to the Western Territory. He worries that the pace of settlement will be faster than the transmission of civilized culture.
August 16, 1794 Requests Information and Supply Lists for 1795 for Western Pennsylvania, Virginia, and the Northwest Territory Tench Coxe John Stagg Requests information about garrisons, detachments, and army in western Pennsylvania, Virginia, and the Northwest Territory, specifically about rations, supplies, and quartermasters for 1795.
August 1, 1793 Notification of Appointment Henry Knox David Henley Henley temporarily appointed Agent for Dept of War in territory south of the Ohio. Information on pay.