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Date Title Author Recipient Summary
1793 Speech from U.S. envoy to Indians at Venango [not available] [not available] Speech, discusses Indians and war.
December 24, 1793 Letter Signed [not available] [not available] Letter, directs conference at Venango.
October 6, 1794 Colonel Pickering's speech to Six Nations at Canandaigua Timothy Pickering [not available] Speech, mentions Indian killed at Venango; advises re arrival of agent to assist journey.
March 9, 1797 Secretary at War directs the conduct of Indian affairs with Chapin James McHenry Israel Chapin Jr Letter, McHenry directs Chapin regarding payment to widow of murdered Indian.
April 27, 1787 Concerning Indians and the Seneca Nation William Butler Josiah Harmar Col. Butler writes to Col. Harmar on Indian Chiefs and the Seneca nation. The Congress has declared Harmar to be the commanding officers, find Captain Heart, and build a fort at Venango.
June 12, 1794 Contemporary Copy of Letter, to Henry Knox [not available] Henry Knox Letter, discusses Council at Buffalo Creek; encloses narrative of Indian agent; advises re settlement at Presque Isle; informs re journey to Council at Buffalo Creek.
April 26, 1788 Outlines Travel Plans; Preparations for Indian Treaty Josiah Harmar Henry Knox Outlines travel plans from Muskingum, to Venango, to Captain Heart's post, where he assures that he will do everything in his power to assist this company. Believes this group of people to be quite industrious and capable. Nicholson, the interpreter and messenger, believes the Indians will be late in assembling for the treaty and will insist on the Ohio River as boundary. Encloses monthly return.
July 8, 1796 Captain Chapin discusses Indian affairs with Secretary at War Israel Chapin Jr James McHenry Letter, asks for money on Six Nations behalf; discusses Indians accused of thefts; discusses Indian murdered at Fort Venango; discusses Six Nations annuity; asks for removal of settlers; discusses White encroachment.
September 4, 1796 Captain Chapin discusses Indian affairs with Secretary at War Israel Chapin Jr James McHenry Letter, discusses Indian murdered at Venango; discusses legal precedent for murdered Indian; discusses preemption rights of State of New York; discusses state rights and the Federal government; discusses Indian welfare; describes increase in Indian murder rate; describes dependance on annuities; describes account of murder.
March 24, 1792 Assembly of Troops Henry Knox John Jeffers Permission to assemble commissioned officers and voluntary friendly Indians. Emphasized treating Indians with respect.
June 7, 1794 Chapin discusses Indian affairs and British activity on frontier with Knox [not available] Henry Knox Letter, discusses Treaty at Buffalo Creek; discusses treatment of Indians; discusses British relations with Indians; mentions Indian murder.
March 31, 1794 Schedule of the official papers Unknown Author Unknown Recipient Schedule of the official papers which accompany the letter of Secretary of War Henry Knox to Major General Anthony Wayne. Itemized list of letters and notations on the contents of individual letters.
April 21, 1794 Six Nations reply to speech delivered by General Chapin on 10 February 1794 Six Nations of Indians Henry Knox Speech, declines invitation to Council at Venango; discusses boundary lines; discusses Indian confederacy; mentions Revolutionary War; mentions Congress; discusses Indian hostilities; discusses hostile Western Indians; discusses individual land purchases.
May 5, 1791 Additional Forces for the Western Campaign Henry Knox Arthur St. Clair Knox reports on the progress of the enlistment of additional forces for the upcoming campaign. He warns that the United States does not have the resources to provide rations for the women and children who have been forced to abandon their settlements but remain at advanced posts.
June 18, 1794 Proceedings of the Six Nations at Buffalo creek Chiefs Six Nations Unknown Recipient Proceedings of a Council holden at Buffalo creek, by the Six Nations of Indians. The principal attendees included sachems, chiefs, and warriors of the Six Nations, along with General Israel Chapin and some interpreters. The Indians lodge a complaint against the injustice of some of the actions of militant Americans upon their people and lands. "We are in distress," one of them said, "A number of...
April 26, 1788 Preparation for Indian Treaty; Reports Indian Trading Efforts Josiah Harmar Henry Knox Expresses frustration that Tardiveau has not delivered the letter. Describes his travels and explains Nicholson's intelligence about how the Indians will approach the treaty with the intent to establish the border on the Ohio River. Reports Ensign Spear's duty to collect the commissioner's goods from the Rapids of the Ohio. Plans for arrival of Governor of the Western Territory and the...
March 13, 1787 Letter Signed, Henry Knox to Major General Richard Butler Henry Knox Major General Richard Butler Letter, discusses prospects of peace with indians; mentions lack of funds for war; discusses how congress works; discusses Shays' Rebellion.
April 19, 1791 Acts of Violence Against the Friendly Indians Henry Knox Arthur St. Clair Knox decries the act of violence against friendly Indians by Major Gutrie and his party of militia which may provoke the Sencas to turn against the United States. If Gutrie was called into service by the United States he is liable to trial by court martial and, if convicted, may be executed.
April 19, 1791 Report from the Western Frontier Arthur St. Clair Henry Knox Governor St. Clair reports from the western frontier on the actions of the local militia who have been called up to provide protection for the inhabitants and the attempts to pacify the friendly Indians after acts of violence against them by unscrupulous frontier settlers.
April 13, 1792 Friendship of the United States with the Five Nations Timothy Pickering Sachems & Chiefs of the Five Nations (The speech of Timothy Pickering, commissioner, to the Sachems and Chiefs of the Five Nations.) Pickering assures the Sachems and Chiefs of the Five Nations of the friendship of the United States and its wish to treat with the Indians at Fort Washington, or any suitable location , to resolve issues related to disputed land.
December 11, 1793 Details of Council at Buffalo Creek Relayed with Request for Treaty [not available] Henry Knox Six nations proposed new treaty due to dissatisfaction with hostile Indians which allotted more farm land to United States settlers. Chaplin believed the Six Nations were so eager for peace that they may consent to further extension of the proposed boundaries.
July 21, 1787 Resolution of Congress: Treaty with the Wabash Indians. Congress of the United States [not available] Orders Col. Josiah Harmar to hold treaty with Wabash, Shawnee, and other hostile Indians to pursue peace.The Superintendent for Indian Affairs is to notify the Five Nations regarding Congressional action regarding their message. Orders for troops to be stationed on the frontier of Pennsylvania and Virginia, with details.
October 21, 1791 St.Clair gives status of campaign to Knox Arthur St. Clair Henry Knox Letter, describes state of provisions; describes St. Clair's campaign; discusses expiration of enlistments; describes illness among horses.
May 14, 1787 Report from Colonel Josiah Harmar Josiah Harmar Henry Knox Harmar reports on the politics of the country. Captain Heart says a council of all Indian tribes was holding at Buffalo Creek, near Fort Erie, to discuss the matter of giving up their lands. Discusses free navigation of Mississippi. If Congress wants to stop navigation on the Ohio River, recommends situating a post at Ohio and Wabash rivers. Reports on robberies of ships cargo and scalping,...
July 9, 1791 Narrative of Colonel Thomas Procter. Thomas Procter [not available] This is Thomas Procter's detailed diary for the period from March 11th to May 21st, 1791 during which he travelled among several Indian nations inhabiting the waters near Lake Erie, the Miamis, and the Wabash. His mission was to establish friendly relations between these nations and the United States.