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Date Title Author Recipient Summary
August 20, 1798 I Thought It Prudent to Retire Peter Wilson Samuel Hodgdon Wilson is so unwell that he is unable to attend to business and asks Hodgdon if he can retire from Philadelphia. The prevailing sickness is spreading rapidly and his state of mind relative to staying is such that it is prudent for him to leave. He asked for a leave of absence the previous year and, though Hodgdon anticipated no danger and intended to stay, he allowed those who were afraid to...
1794 Potential war with Indians James Jordan Henry Gaither James Jordan writes Lieutenant Colonel commandant Henry Gaither that William Gray is spreading falsehoods about the likelihood of Indians going to war, and that his earlier letter expressing anxiety of this was therefore mistaken.
August 9, 1798 Precautions Against Fever John Harris James McHenry Lists requirements for combating and preventing contagious fever spreading through city. Proposed moving office to Lamberton, Pennsylvania;
December 26, 1791 Statement relative to the Frontiers Northwest of the Ohio Henry Knox Unknown Recipient Knox outlines in detail the manpower and provisioning needs for the next campaign against the western Indians. He encourages the use of friendly Indians and discourages the extensive use of militias.
October 20, 1789 Census of Six Nations Giving Numbers and Names of Tribes and Heads of Families at Grand River and on the Ohio Reverend Samuel Kirkland [not available] Census, describes Six Nations population; describes Indian population. The total of the Six Nations population is listed at 3665
August 3, 1792 Disease, Indian Raids, and Lack of Supplies Anthony Wayne Henry Knox Wayne reports a number of unfortunate occurances including many deaths at the hands of marauding well-supplied Indians, illness in a number of soldiers and a lack of medical personnel, and a lack of supplies and clothing. He vows that the Indians will pay for their misdeeds.
December 27, 1796 Response to Cherokee John Watts' Concerns Over Boundaries, Etc. James McHenry John Watts McHenry speaks on behalf of the president, who says he is pleased by the Indians' inclinations toward peace. Notes he is sending Silas Dinsmoor, an Indian agent, to live among them. Says that the prosecution of white killers of Indians will be undertaken, though the Indians should take care to avoid such occurrences of violence. States that if Indians steal from whites, the value of the stolen...
December 22, 1796 Speech by John Watts, Cherokee Chief, Concerning Peace & Boundaries with U.S. John Watts [not available] Notes that peace has faithfully been observed since a 1795 conference, though whites have killed Indians since then; expresses sorrow that these whites have not been punished. Describes the Indian-land boundary established Governor Blount [of TN], says he will abide only by that line. Asks that the boundary be formally run, by a U.S. surveyor of integrity (not a land speculator), and that...
January 14, 1794 Release of Prisoners Anthony Wayne Indians Northwest of Ohio River Speech of Captain Big Tree: His Nephews were too proud last summer but came to their senses and lowered the asking price regarding the release of prisoners.
May 2, 1791 A Report on Travels Through the Creek Country, 1791 Caleb Swan [not available] Document, report describes the Creek country, people, culture, and government. Refers to horse theft and trials.
March 13, 1791 State of the Creek Nation James Casey Henry Knox Comprehensive treatment of every aspect of the culture and lives of the Creek Nation of Indians in 1790-1791. Includes transcript of a journal. 132 page document.