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Date Title Author Recipient Summary
May 22, 1790 Fragment - Events After Gamelin Left Villages John Francis Hamtramck Arthur St. Clair Indians went to war shortly after Gamelin left Indian villages during his tour to seek peace with Indian tribes.
November 24, 1795 Legal inquiry regarding incursions into Spanish territory in Florida Timothy Pickering William Rawle Some Spanish subjects, along with Americans from Georgia made expedition into Florida, took a Spanish fort, killed Spanish soldiers, stole property. Spanish government has complained. Asks questions regarding the nature of punishment; what to do about the Spanish subjects in Georgia; what instructions to give the military commander in Georgia if he finds the offenders.
November 24, 1797 Concerns about Interactions with Spanish James McHenry James Wilkinson Concerned about possibility of Spanish interaction.
June 15, 1797 Orders for Taking Spanish Post in Natchez James McHenry Isaac Guion Details messages from President and the Spanish Commandment regarding new policy and land ownership in Natchez.
April 4, 1798 Discussion of Spanish Evacuation of Natchez and Burning of Walnut Hills Works Constant Freeman James McHenry Constant Freeman reports that Capt. Guion at Natchez has encountered trouble in convincing the Spanish to surrender their works, mentions that he has convinced the Spanish governor to not report on the situation to the Spanish minister in Philadelphia until Guion has had a chance to fulfill the occupation of Natchez. Laments the Choctaws' destruction of the works at Walnut Hills evacuated (by...
October 13, 1791 Enclosed letter from Spanish residents Henry Knox William Hays Secretary Knox enclosing a sea letter for Captain Roberts of the ship Jefferson. Also encloses a letter from the Spanish residents in the ship's route
June 25, 1793 Instructions regarding the Spanish Henry Knox James Seagrove Three extracts; the first, dated 4/8/1790 to Henry Burbeck, requests that he and his men display friendly relations with the Spanish at the Spanish garrison. The second, dated 4/29/1792 instructs James Seagrove to report to the Spanish any man or activities which would be harmful to the interests of peace with the Spanish government. The third, dated 8/11/1792 to Henry Gaither, instructs that...
June 9, 1797 Objections of Gayoso Listed James McHenry James Wilkinson Sec. of War gives instructions on how to assuage the objections and fears of Governor Gayoso, of Spanish land holdings in Natchez.
November 12, 1794 Miami Villages Anthony Wayne Henry Knox Letter to the Secretary of War regarding the Miami Villages and other issues relating to hostile Indians in the West.
February 16, 1798 Location of Spanish Posts Samuel Hodgdon John Wilkins, Jr. Letter, discusses Spanish posts.
June 9, 1797 Demolition of Spanish Posts James McHenry James Wilkinson It appears that Governor Gayoso is willing to demolish the Spanish posts on American land but he thinks he must continue his force in that quarter until the claims to land of Spanish subjects are reconciled. On the latter point, the Governor should be assured that no person shall be disturbed in his possession of property until they have had the opportunity to apply to Congress.
September 24, 1797 Regarding an insurrection involving Spanish troops James McHenry Timothy Pickering Updates Pickering on his fever and mentions an insurrection involving Spanish troops. McHenry hopes for the expulsion of the Spanish from posts in U.S. territory.
April 13, 1798 Proposes Post to Protect against Spanish Troops James McHenry James Wilkinson Refers to idea of forming a principal post to protect against Spanish troops. Encloses instructions and dispatches.
August 9, 1797 Regarding a Spanish Spy N. Hunter James McHenry Describes evidence of a Spanish spy or agent and discusses the possibility of a Spanish alliance with Indians against the United States.
April 29, 1792 Peace with the Spanish Henry Knox James Seagrove Secretary Knox directs James Seagrove - Superintendent of the Southern Department - to be cordial with the Spanish, and report any troublemakers like Bowles. Wants peace with the Spanish.
April 13, 1797 Garrison to take over evacuated Spanish Post Lieutenant Piercy Smith Pope Captain Burguard Notification that Pope would move with troops to take over evacuated Spanish post.
April 8, 1790 Instructions to Captain Henry Burbeck to evince friendly relations with Spain Henry Knox Henry Burbeck Burbeck is in vicinity of Spanish garrison. Knox tells Burbeck to evince the most cordial friendship with Spain. Be polite and temperate in the handling of any offenses. If caused by Burbeck's men, inflict exemplary punishment. If by Spanish, make statement with precision and coolness to nearest Spanish officer.
September 22, 1797 Regarding the Spanish presence at Chickasaw Bluff James McHenry [not available] Regarding the Spanish presence at Chickasaw Bluff - located in Tennessee - and Spanish intentions to reoccupy a post in clear violation of Pinckney's Treaty, which placed the Chickasaws under U.S. territory.
January 13, 1795 Spanish Influence on Creek Nation James Seagrove Timothy Pickering Believed obtaining prisoners and property plundered by hostile Creeks (as advised by the Spanish) would be a difficult task. Also discussed Creeks dependence on Spaniards for trade, and in order to break Spanish influence, U.S. must consent to trade with Creeks.
April 24, 1797 Alliances with Neighboring Spanish Governments John Sevier James McHenry Sevier discusses the potential of forming alliances with neighboring Spanish governments as a means of protecting the southwestern frontier.
July 9, 1798 Indian Affairs in the Country near Natchez Isaac Guion James McHenry Captain Guion declares that the Indians still appear pacific though constantly urged to the contrary by the Spanish. Many of the principal men [chiefs] have visited Natchez and declared their friendly disposition and their determination to discount the talks given them by the Spaniards. Some of the Six Town Choctaws and a tribe called the Huwanies are allied with the Spanish and may be...
December 2, 1797 Regarding Spanish-Indian relations on the frontier James McHenry [not available] Memorandum of Indian information from William Claiborne. Discusses Cherokee settlement and an Indian delegation to the Spanish. The Spanish allegedly sought to place the southern tribes under Spanish protection, in violation of Pinckney's Treaty.
November 3, 1797 Concerns with Spanish and the Northwest Territory James McHenry [not available] References relations with Spanish and Indians. Mentions militia, President, and Congress. Concerned about administration of the Northwest Territory.
July 11, 1800 Difficulties with the Spanish Government John Wilkins, Jr. Samuel Hodgdon The enclosed order has been transmitted to the agent at Natchez. The difficulties of managing business with the Spanish government prevented him from obtaining a regular protest.
August 8, 1790 Minutes of the Spanish treaty with the Creek Nation [not available] [not available] Document, Minutes of Spanish treaty with Creek nation.