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Date Title Author Recipient Summary
May 3, 1792 Presents for the Northern Tribes Henry Knox Timothy Pickering Knox tells Colonel Timothy Pickering that presents intended for several northern tribes will be provided. Compensation for their journey should be provided for Captain Hendricks and his brother and money and clothes should be provided to Colonel Louis for his immediate return.
March 10, 1792 Letter from the Reverend Samuel Kirkland to Secretary of War Henry Knox on arrival of Five Nations delegation at Bethlehem, and accomodations upon arrival Reverend Samuel Kirkland Henry Knox Kirkland reports the arrival of the Five Nations delegation to Bethlehem Pennsylvania. Expresses gratitude for assignment of Colonel Procter and Captain Sedam and their help in getting the delegation through the settlements along the Susquehanna River. Goes on to describe the requested lodging requirements of the different nations; Seneka, Buffaloe, Ononadagos, Cayogas, Genesee, Oneidas,...
February 10, 1800 Secretary at War directs the conduct of Indian affairs with Chapin James McHenry Israel Chapin Jr Directs annuity distribution to Indians and the instruction of husbandry techniques to Indians. Discussed Treaty of Kanandaigua and mentioned Genesee Treaty between Seneca Nation and U.S.. Advised Chapin that he is not to exceed the stipend allotted to the Indians, despite their request for additional provisions.
March 21, 1800 Compensation for the Tuscaroras Alexander Hamilton John Jacob Rivardi Hamilton has heard that Maj. Rivardi or the people under his command have killed three horses belonging to the Tuskorara nation. If this is true, the Indians must be immediately compensated for their loss.
May 22, 1795 Pickering discusses Seneca Chief Little Billy with Captain Chapin Timothy Pickering Israel Chapin Jr Letter, directs re lifetime annuity for Seneca War Chief, Little Billy; informs re money due Oneidas & Tuscaroras; mentions Treaty.
May 8, 1800 Killing of Indian Horses John Jacob Rivardi Alexander Hamilton Rivardi reports that his investigation has uncovered evidence that a discharged soldier was guilty of killing Indian horses and the Tuscaroras who were present at the inquiries seemed pleased with the evidence obtained. Discussed construction of building a road, British involvement, and the Holland Land Company.
October 22, 1795 Pickering discusses Indian affairs with Chapin Timothy Pickering Israel Chapin Jr Letter, Pickering informs Chapin regarding Indian annuity goods & payments.
May 18, 1791 Campaign Against the Indians Henry Knox Timothy Pickering Knox discusses Indian hostilities and the campaign against the Indians. He alludes to the possibility of a treaty that would eliminate the need for warfare.
December 2, 1794 Treaty with the Oneida, Tuscarora, and Stockbridge Indians Timothy Pickering [not available] As a reward for their friendship and service during the Revolutionary War, the Oneidas, Tuscaroras, and Stockbridge Indians are promised a new church in addition to grist mills and saw mills and instructions in how to operate them. The Indians, in return, will relinquish all other claims for compensation and rewards.
April 4, 1792 Speech to the Indians Henry Knox [not available] Captain Alexander Trueman delivers this speech, written by the Secretary at War, to the Chiefs and Warriors of the Western Indians.
April 23, 1792 Policy Toward the Five Nations George Washington [not available] United States policy toward the Five Nations: This document authorizes money to be spent on clothing, domestic animals, implements of husbandry, and for encouraging useful artificers among the Indians of the Five Nations.
April 16, 1798 Secretary at War directs the conduct of Indian affairs with Chapin James McHenry Israel Chapin Jr Letter, the Secretary discusses terms of Treaty at Canandaigua in 1794; directs distribution of Indian money.
September 15, 1796 Secretary at War directs the conduct of Indian affairs with Chapin James McHenry Israel Chapin Jr Letter, informs re Indian annuities; mentions compensation for Indian murder.
January 1, 1794 Articles of Agreement [not available] [not available] Articles of Agreement between Alexander Hamilton and Robert Elliot and Elie Williams.
May 10, 1799 Secretary at War forwards a message from the Turcarosa Chiefs to Chapin James McHenry Israel Chapin Jr For informational purposes, the Secretary at War forwards Sacarissa's message to Chapin. The letter from McHenry to Chapin is dated 5 May 1799 and Sacarissa's speech is dated 26 April 1799. Sacarissa's speech is a request for implements of husbandry; ie. farm tools.
May 22, 1792 Instructions to Brig. Gen. Rufus Putnam Henry Knox Rufus Putnam The Secretary at War instructs General Rufus Putnam as follows: "Your first great object upon meeting the Indians will be to convince them that the United States requires none of their lands." Knox authorizes Putnam to allow the Indians to keep U.S. Army officers as hostages in order to secure the agreement of the Chiefs to travel to Philadelphia.
April 6, 1795 Pickering informs Captain Chapin of his appointment to succeed his father Timothy Pickering Israel Chapin Jr Letter, informs re Superintendant appointment; acknowledges information re General Chapin's death; discusses responsibility of Superintendant; advises re managing Indian affairs; alludes to Jay's Treaty; informs re prospect of peace with hostile Western Indians; informs re progress of Wayne's campaign.
January 9, 1789 Treaty of Fort Harmar: Between the United States and the Six Nations Arthur St. Clair Chiefs Six Nations Agreement between the United States government and Indian tribes with claims to the Ohio Country. Representatives of the Six Nations, the Wyandot, Delaware, Ottawa, Chippewa, Potawatomi and Sauk met with Arthur St. Clair governor of the Northwest Territory, and other American leaders Josiah Harmar and Richard Butler.
October 22, 1784 Treaty of Fort Stanwix with Six Nations Oliver Wolcott, Jr. [not available] Treaty of peace between the United States and Six Nations. Promises return of hostages. Describes boundary lines and possession of land. Promises supply of goods to the Six Nations for their use and comfort. alludes to Revolutionary War.
December 6, 1791 A Plan to Civilize the Indians Reverend Samuel Kirkland Henry Knox Kirkland described the plan to civilize the Indians. Details of the duties of the Indian Superintendent and school masters, and discussed the means to support the school house. He also mentioned the education of Indian boys and recommended a school for Indian girls. Specifically noted the success of the villages will depend upon the exclusion of liquor from the trading posts.
January 26, 1792 Knox makes public the causes of hostilities with Indians Henry Knox [not available] Document, Causes of hostilities with Indians; describes Indians and Indian warfare; describes Indian aggression; mentions Territorial Governments; describes White encroachment; discusses Indian torture tactics; discusses Harmar's Expedition; mentions Indian delegations; discusses pioneers and frontier life.
February 13, 1792 Disposition of the Indians in This Quarter Reverend Samuel Kirkland Henry Knox Reverend Kirkland reports on sundry councils with representatives of the western tribes and assesses the prospects for peace or war on the frontier.
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