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Date Title Author Recipient Summary
October 7, 1786 Appointment of Richard Butler as superintendent of Indian Affairs for the Southern District Nathaniel Gorham [not available] Nomination of Richard Butler to superintendent of Indian Affairs for the Southern District.
November 24, 1792 Proposes Establishment of Superintendent of Indian Affairs Oliver Wolcott, Jr. Alexander Hamilton Prepared set of forms to establish office of superintendent of Indian affairs. Hopes to establish officer to superintend examination of settlements and public property of the U.S., an indispensable arrangement. Proposes that such an office have equal standing with the Treasury and War Departments.
August 1, 1788 Decision to continue in office the superintendent of Indian Affairs for the Northern District; Creek concurrence in Treaty Henry Knox Arthur St. Clair Knox reports that Congress has thought it proper to to continue in office the superintendent of Indian Affairs for the Northern District for two months. Alexander McGillivray, Chief of Creeks, and the other Creek chiefs, have concurred in treaty to be held with the commissioners on frontiers of Georgia
May 23, 1799 Outlines Indian Affairs Alexander Hamilton John Francis Hamtramck Discusses Indian affairs, and the military are to be only auxiliary at this point. Need to determine how supplies will be distributed with uniformity.
June 26, 1798 Land Allocation from Treaty with Oneida Tribe Joseph Hopkinson Timothy Pickering Pickering relayed the desires of the Oneida tribe to allocate land to the Northern Missionary Society and Mr. Chapin, superintendent of Indian affairs.
August 18, 1788 Resolution of Congress dated 12 August 1788, and extension of Superintendent Indian Affairs Northern District William Knox Arthur St. Clair William Knox sends resolution of Congress dated 12 August 1788. Also encloses copy of Secretary of War letter with resolve continuing Superintendent Indian Affairs Northern District in office for two months.
March 27, 1787 Regarding Indian Affairs in the Southern Department Charles Thomson Henry Knox Thomson refers to a report from Joseph Martin, superintendent of Indian Affairs in the Southern Department, who reported great unrest among the Cherokees over the rapid encroachment of their lands by whites from the "state of Franklin." Suggests that Cherokees receiving encouragement from Choctaws, Chickasaws, Creeks and Spanish.
August 7, 1786 An Ordinance for the Regulation of Indian Affairs Congress of the United States [not available] Rules governing Indian Department, trade with Indian Nations,
November 16, 1796 Pledges Allegiance to Warriors; Refers to work with British and Americans [not available] [not available] Refers to battles fought. Reports on new relationships with Whites, including false agents. Also fought for the British and worked with British Superintendent of Indian Affairs. Can produce testimonial from the Americans. Pledges allegiance to his true brethren, Indian warriors.
November 25, 1792 Disposition of the Creek Nation Tobias Lear Henry Knox Knox is directed by the President to inform General Sevier that his assessment of the disposition of the Creek Nation is very different from that of the Superintendent of Indians Affairs in the southern region.
February 18, 1795 A Plan for the Purchase & Disbursement of Indian Supplies Oliver Wolcott, Jr. Timothy Pickering An inquiry as to which agency is responsible for Indian goods. A plan is proposed plan to deal with supplies: consignment and request of all goods for Indian use should come under David Henley; goods and supplies should be issued by Henley, according to the Superintendent's orders for the district. He seeks approval for the proposal.
August 28, 1788 Treaty with Creeks Superintendant of Indian Affairs Alexander McGillivray Treaty with Indians over land dispute.
November 25, 1791 Indian Affairs George Clinton Henry Knox Discusses current Indian Affairs [largely illegible burned fragment].
July 6, 1792 Acting Governor Sargent's Woes Winthrop Sargent Henry Knox Acting Governor Sargent complains of his lack of experience in Indian affairs and abuses in the department at Vincennes.He will deliver the Indian goods to General Putnam and will endeavor to prevent the lack of information from causing injury to the public.
[not available] Blank Abstracts for Payments and Services of the Indian Department [not available] [not available] Blank abstract of articles and supplies delivered by agent for receiving and issuing articles and supplies to Indians under direction of Superintendent Indian Affairs, possibly meant as forms or guides for abstracts to be submitted.
1787 Instructions to the Governor of Territory of United States Northwest of Ohio River relative to an Indian Treaty in the Northern Department Charles Thomson Arthur St. Clair St. Clair is instructed to examine temper of Indian Tribes in Northern Indian Department. If hostile, and if treaty is required, hold a general one with all the tribes, in conjunction with Superintendent Indian Affairs Northern Department. Purpose of treaty is to promote peace by removing causes of controversy. Do not depart from existing treaties unless change of boundary is beneficial to United...
June 22, 1798 Certification of expenses related to Benjamin Hawkins, Superintendent Indian Affairs South of Ohio River Benjamin Hawkins Unknown Recipient Expenditure of contingent funds of $500 authorized by Secretary of War, receipt of which is acknowledged in Hawkins' letter to Secretary of War. Certification of payment of funds $488 by Benjamin Hawkins at the request of Indian commissioners for "sundry extraordinary expenses" for united of Chiefs of Lower Towns at Cowetah Georgia. Certificate of William Hill.
July 7, 1788 Papers respectiong disposition of affairs on the Ohio River and Northwest Henry Knox Arthur St. Clair Knox transmits letter from Governor of Western Territory with message from Wyandots, Ottawas, and Chippawas, delivered by Captain Coon; a letter from Superintendent Indian Affairs, Northern District, dated Fort Pitt, 20 June 1788; Extract of letter from Brigadier General Harmar with reports from Lieutenant Armstrong and Lieutenant Spear.
March 4, 1784 Indian Affairs Thomas Jefferson George Rogers Clark Related to Indian affairs.
December 5, 1797 Requests Accountability for the Use of Supplies for Indian Use John Steele Samuel Hodgdon According to an adjustment of the records of the Treasury, a 1796 treaty with the Creek Indians shows that sundries and supplies were retained by James Seagrove, superintendent of Indian Affairs. Steele requests that Seagrove be charged and held accountable in the records.
May 23, 1800 Management of Indian affairs and western territory James McHenry Unknown Recipient Concerning the authorization of an official to examine the state of garrisons, Indian trading houses, and public property in the Northwestern Territory and elsewhere on the frontier. Calls for a more uniform system of authority over the Indians.
January 4, 1791 Prospects of Continuation in Office, Etc. James Livingston Alexander Hamilton Along with an assessment of Congressional matters, Livingston asks about his prospects of continuing in the office of Deputy Superintendent of Indian Affairs.
June 9, 1794 Adjustments to Accounts Richard Harrison Joseph Howell Adjustments made to the account of Arthur St.Clair, Superintendent of Indian Affairs. St. Clair received advance from Secretary of War for incidental and contingent expenses of the Indian Department.
May 22, 1799 Instructions for David Strong from the Inspector General Alexander Hamilton David Strong Hamilton encourages reinforcing the post at Detroit in lieu of strengthening the one at Michilimacnac. He discourages the exercise of martial law at Detroit which will anger the inhabitants and the civil authorities. Military leaders are not to interfer with Governor Sinclair as he exercises his authority as Superintendent of Indian Affairs.
May 25, 1799 Train in which Indian Affairs May Proceed Alexander Hamilton John Francis Hamtramck "The Secretary of War has transmitted me a copy of your letter of 1st of April. Mine of the 24th indicates the train in which it is desired that Indian Affairs may proceed. But I shall be glad to be regularly advised of every interesting matter respecting theier movements and views..."