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May 13, 1800 Appointment of Commissioners Holding a Treaty with the Indian Tribes Elisha Hall Samuel Hodgdon Hall touts his qualifications to be one of the Commissioners during the coming treaty negotiations with the Indians.
October 26, 1787 Instructions to the Commissioners for negotiating with the tribes of Indians in the Southern Department. Congress of the United States Commissioners Congress reports to the commissioners of Indian Affairs that hostilities have commenced between the state of North Carolina and the Cherokee Nation, and the state of Georgia and the Creek Nation, with boundaries as the general source of contention. The commissioners are instructed to make peace without demanding the cession of any land from the Indians; the commissioners are also instructed to...
September 18, 1789 Reply from Governor George Walton to Federal Commissioners George Walton [not available] Reply to a note from the Commissioners sending letters for the Governor. The Commissioners were unable to present the letters to the Walton in person because he is ill. Walton thanks them for the note. He has been unable to act on their letter of the 11th regarding provisions. He would be happy to meet with the Commissioners in the morning.
June 20, 1793 Opinion Respecting a Communication from the Spanish Commissioners Thomas Jefferson [not available] Respecting the letter to the Secretary of State from Messrs. Viar & Jaudenes, it is recommended that a detailed response be prepared regarding the proceedings of the U.S. with respect to the southern Indians and the Spaniards and presented to the Court of Madrid by the U.S. Commissioners.
November 22, 1800 State of Anxiety Relative to the Outcome of the Inquiry, Etc. Joseph Williams Samuel Hodgdon Common politeness should have dictated to the General the propriety of calling on Hodgdon on his way out of the city. No apology can be made except as applies to a uniformity in his conduct. The delay in the inquiry is apparently due to an indisposition on the part of one of the Commissioners. A state of anxiety and suspense will remain with Williams until this business is finished. Poor Lyman is...
September 28, 1789 Regarding the Failed Treaty Talks with Alexander McGillivray Commissioners for Indian Affairs in Southern Department Alexander McGillivray The commissioners state that they are sorry that McGillivray did not provide objections, nor propose terms acceptable to Creek nation. Colonel Humphreys said that he did not offer any articles as an ultimatum. State that McGillivray must have understood that commissioners were desirous of receiving terms that would form basis for treaty. Commissioners will report the facts to President...
1784 Report that Peter Schuyler & Peter Rightman Will Not Be Allowed to Attend Treaty at Fort Stanwix Unknown Author [not available] Memoranda from an unknow origin that discusses the tension between U.S. Indian Commissioners and New York state Indian Commissioners. Formal direction for Peter Schuyler from Mr. Campbell, through the New York Governor, concerning the forthcoming treaty at Fort Stanwix. Both Schuyler and his translator, Peter Rightman, are denied attendance due to their previous distasteful behavior and offering...
March 1, 1793 Act to Regulate Trade & Intercourse with Indian Tribes Congress of the United States [not available] This is an extract of an Act of Congress that declares that no purchase of Indian lands shall be valid unless pursuant to the Constitution. Therefore, it is illegal for anyone but lawful agents to negotiate treaties for land.
July 27, 1793 Speech of the General Council to the Commissioners Deputies of the Confederation of Indian Nations Federal Commissioners Treaty at Sandusky Speech of the Deputies of the Confederate Indian Nations, assembled at the Rapids of the Miami River, to the Commissioners of the United States.
September 13, 1789 Message for the Citizens Bordering on Towns and Settlements of Cherokee Nation Commissioners for Indian Affairs in Southern Department Henry Knox Commissioners forward copy of message intended for the citizens bordering on towns and settlements of Cherokee nation. Note that any infraction of the tranquility will incur the displeasure of the supreme authority of the United States. Attested by David S. Franks Secretary. Copy given to Mr. Ballew.
July 16, 1784 Appointment of Commissioners Henry Knox Benjamin Lincoln Appointment of commissioners for negotiations with the Penobscot Indians and arrangements for travel.
March 21, 1793 Instructions for the Sandusky Commissioners George Washington Alexander Hamilton The President orders his cabinet members and the Attormey General to meet and decide on the specific instructions to be given to the Commissioners who will attend the treaty at the lower Sandusky. They should also decide whether the credentials of the Quakers who wish to attend the treaty are such that they can contribute to a successful outcome.
August 26, 1795 Pickering asks Chapin to inform the Oneidas of U.S. law Timothy Pickering Israel Chapin Jr Letter, discusses New York treaty with Oneidas; discusses conduct of New York commissioners; alludes to State rights and Federal Government.
September 26, 1789 Talk of the Commissioners plenipotentiary in reply to the talk of White Bird King Commissioners for Indian Affairs in Southern Department [not available] Commissioners express disappointment that Alexander McGillivray has left camp. They point out their propositions for peace and friendship. If the terms were not agreeable, they ask, why was that not communicated? Close by asking the headmen to persuade McGillivray to come back and meet with the commissioners.
October 20, 1788 Duties assigned Board of Commissioners Joseph Howell John Wright Regarding duties assigned Board of Commissioners, by Act of Congress they cannot enter on their duties until accounts are received by the district commissioners.
September 26, 1793 Letter from W Urquhart on behalf of Georgia Governor Telfair to James Seagrove on conditions for peace with Creek Indians W. Urquhart James Seagrove From the Georgia Statehouse in Augusta, Urquhart relays Governor of Georgia Telfair's requirements on the part of the state of Georgia for peace with the Creek Indians. Captured property and contracts restored; prisoners returned; perpetrators of murders (13) be surrendered; requires 10 headmen of the lower Creek Towns as hostages until requirements fulfilled. State of Georgia will not recognize...
February 1793 Characters for Consideration as Commissioners Alexander Hamilton George Washington Hamilton sends the President a list of the 26 men, arranged by States, that he recommends as candidates for positions as Indian Commissioners.
March 13, 1798 Additional Stores for the Treaty Commissioners, Etc. Samuel Hodgdon David Henley Letter, discusses stores for the Treaty Commissioners
July 6, 1784 Settlement of Army accounts in New York Isaac Ledyard John Pierce Discusses issues relating to the settlement of army accounts in New York. Requests documentation required by the commissioners appointed by the government of New York to settle the state's army accounts.
September 21, 1789 Readiness to make further communications Commissioners for Indian Affairs in Southern Department Alexander McGillivray So that there will be no complaints of partial or defective representation, commissioners will be ready to make further communications as soon as the third member of the commission, the honorable Mr. Griffin, arrives.
June 24, 1795 [The Creeks] Appointment of Commisioners George Washington United States Senate Pacific disposition of Creeks led Washington to accede to the request of the State of Georgia to hold treaty on land rights. Treaty will be guided by the agreements made in the Treaty of New York, and half of the costs associated with the Treaty in Georgia will be assumed by the state. Nominations for commissioners included.
May 30, 1793 Postponement of the 1st of June Treaty Date Federal Commissioners Treaty at Sandusky Colonel Alexander McKee Lincoln, Pickering and Randolph state the purpose of their business as commissioners of United States to hold Treaty with Indians at Sandusky. They acknowledge McKee's information that the Indians would not be ready until the end of June, hence a postponement of the 1 June treaty date. Commissioners express gratitude for this information. Ask that McKee let Indian leadership know that the...
March 13, 1786 Settlement of the Continental Lines John Pierce Oliver Wolcott, Jr. Copies of documents needed to settle the accounts of the Continental Lines of the states are to be transmitted to the state executives
July 8, 1793 Answer of Federal Commissioners for Conference at Sandusky to speech delivered by Captain Brant on behalf of western Indians Federal Commissioners Treaty at Sandusky Chiefs of the Sandusky Delivered by interpreter Captain Brant on behalf of Western Nations, Commissioners restate questions and issues presented by Western Indians previous day. Commissioners express regret at warlike appearances of United States north of Ohio [presumably Major General Anthony Wayne's forces.] Commissioners state that they do in fact have authority to make treaties based on the appointment by...
November 23, 1784 Reports Offensive Conduct of Peter Schuyler at Fort Stanwix with Indian Treaty Oliver Wolcott, Jr. Unknown Recipient Oliver Wolcott, acting as an Indian Commissioner, forwards a complaint about the conduct of Peter Schuyler to an unspecified addressee. Addresses the impropriety and offensive conduct of Schuyler, who appeared at the treaty negotiations at Fort Stanwix with an interpreter. Schuyler gave liquor to the Indians to counteract negotiations and frustrate trading.