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Date Title Author Recipient Summary
May 30, 1800 Diplomatic relations with Little Turtle James McHenry Chief Little Turtle Secretary McHenry thanks Little Turtle for his friendship and hopes that Little Turtle will continue his friendship with his successor and the United States.
March 6, 1798 Concerning galleys and peace with the Miami tribe James McHenry James Wilkinson Encourages Wilkinson to reprimand the officer responsible for leaking orders to the Pittsburgh Gazette, who promptly published them without the army's consent. Informs Wilkinson that it is desirable that the 24 pounders for galleys on the Mississippi be employed and their carriages completed as soon as possible. Concludes letter with a mention of Little Turtle - chief of the Miami tribe - and...
June 13, 1800 Final Letter to Little Turtle Isaac Craig Samuel Hodgdon Major Craig confirms that the Secretary at War's final letter to Little Turtle will be printed as instructed. Craig also discusses accounting matters with Hodgdon.
March 15, 1798 Certification of payments; account of Captain Donald Grant Mitchell for expenses accompanying Little Turtle, Chief of Miamis Peter Hagner James McHenry Certification that $676.15 is due Captain Donald Grant Mitchell of the Corps of Artillerists and Engineers, being the balance of his account for the expenses of himself, Little Turtle, a Chief of the Miami Nation, and William Wells, his interpreter, from Detroit to Philadelphia, including the expense of residing in the latter city.
March 20, 1798 Certification of payments; account of Captain Donald G. Mitchell William Simmons James McHenry Certification that $740.22 is due Captain Donald G. Mitchell of the Corps of Artillerists and Engineers, being the balance of his expenses for himself, Little Turtle, Indian Chief of the Miami Nation, and his Interpreter William Wells traveling from Pittsburgh to Philadelphia, and residing there, and from Philadelphia to Detroit and returning to Pittsburgh.
April 27, 1799 Housing for the Turtle and the Toad, Etc. Alexander Hamilton John Francis Hamtramck Martial law should not currently be exercised at Detroit and, as temporary commander in General Wilkinson's absense, Colonel Hamtramck should take whatever actions are needed to guarantee the peace and welfare of the western army including, if the need arises, the building of houses for [Indian chiefs] the Turtle and the Toad.
September 4, 1790 Seeking the Murderers of Two Men Timothy Pickering [not available] Pickering requests custody of the murderers of two men and expresses his regret at continued Indian aggression.
March 4, 1790 Autograph Draft Document [not available] [not available] Speech, asks custody of murderers; discusses Indian aggression.
March 4, 1790 Autograph Draft Document [not available] [not available] Speech, asks custody of murderers; discusses Indian agression
May 18, 1798 Payment to John Wrenshall John Lovell [not available] Payment of $10.82 to John Wrenshall for calico and black silk gloves for Little Turtle's wife.
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.
January 3, 1791 Recommendation from Chiefs of the Stockbridge Tribe. Stockbridge Tribal Chiefs [not available] The Chiefs of the Stockbridge tribe of Indians seek relief from the State of New York.
December 10, 1796 Contemporary Copy of Letter, James McHenry to Chief Little Turtle James McHenry Chief Little Turtle Letter, discusses treaty terms; discusses frontiers and pioneer life; discusses Indian aggression.
April 13, 1798 Instruction for Distribution of Information from Ministers at Paris James McHenry [not available] Discussed settlement of accounts, securing western territory from Spanish and further intrusions. Enclosed a letter from Little Turtle, also enclosed 12 copies of instructions to and dispatches from the Ministers in Paris. McHenry requested Goodhue distribute the papers to posts within his jurisdiction.
April 26, 1795 Letter from John Sergeant to Secretary of War Timothy Pickering on the claims of the Nimham Tribe, purchase of Oneida lands and setting out for New Stockbridge New York John Sergeant Jr. Timothy Pickering From John Sergeant, missionary to the Stockbridge Indians, to Timothy Pickering Secretary of War. He discusses pamphlet of the Nimham tribe claiming lands in New York, which he cannot find. Asks who will be the commissioner to make treaty with Indians in upcoming summer. Says that [Captain] Hendricks will attend and will want instructions. He mentions that State of New York has appointed new...
September 17, 1794 Indian chiefs discouraged from alliance with Americans Henry Knox Anthony Wayne Secretary Knox provides Major General Anthony Wayne information about talks between two Indian tribes along the Miami River. The one tribe, which is preparing to open diplomatic relations with the United States, has been requested by the other tribe to refrain from doing so, insisting that they "must not believe the Americans, for they only wish to decoy us into a snare, with their fine speeches...
December 31, 1789 Statement of $20,000 Appropriated by Congress Henry Knox [not available] Statement of $20,000 appropriated by Congress on the 20th August, 1789, for the expense of negotiations with the Indian tribes. Monies expended by the commissioners, by superintendent of Northern Department for George M. White Eyes, an Indian youth of the Delaware tribe, in order to return to his country, having been educated at the expense of United States.
April 11, 1793 Report of Indian tribe Land Deeds in New York and Pennsylvania George Clinton [not available] From the Governor of New York, report of Indian tribe Land Deeds, New York and Pennsylvania.
March 16, 1793 News of Cornplanter, Recruiters, New Ensigns, Pay, and Commissions Henry Knox Anthony Wayne The Cornplanter may be on his way to Legionville. Those recruiting officers who can be spared will be ordered to join the Legion. Newly appointed ensigns are not ready to join the Legion but may be able to do so in two months. One month's pay is being forwarded as well as the commissions for the officers.
May 19, 1791 Letter Citation Major General Richard Butler Henry Knox Cited in Knox to Butler, 05/26/1791.
February 27, 1798 Oneida Intent to Sell Land Claim in New York, Appointment of Commissioners John Jay Jonathan Taylor Declaration of Oneida tribe to sell land claim with the caveat that they retain use of some of the land. Jay appointed Egbert Benson, Simeon De Witt, and John Taylor to confer with the chiefs to determine Indian land claims.
1796 Conference with Cheroenhaka James McHenry [not available] Lists supplies, etc.
January 13, 1794 Message Delivered by Three Delaware Indians Anthony Wayne [not available] Message from "hostile" Indians delivered to Headquarters at Greenvill. Chiefs desire peace, seek answer on peace from U.S. Signed by chiefs with alias.
September 25, 1790 Regarding purchases of lands; mutinies of militia; defeat of General Harmar's forces; Yazoo Battalion James O'Fallon George Washington Asks for authority as agent of Yazoo company to purchase lands. Regarding trade and purchases with Choctaws, it would be better if O'Fallon had authority as general agent. Reports on the defeat of Harmar's army by Little Turtle and Indians. Presents military articles of contract entered into by the South Carolina Yazoo company, and their troops of the Yazoo battalion.
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...