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Date Title Author Recipient Summary
July 28, 1787 Petition from the Inhabitants of Post Vincennes to Congress Inhabitants of Post Vincennes Josiah Harmar Pledge of loyalty to United States government and ask that their petition be transmitted to Congress
July 26, 1787 Petition of the Inhabitants of Post Vincennes. Inhabitants of Post Vincennes [not available] Petition comes from French settlers at Post Vincennes who profess their loyalty to the United States. Petitioners ask for 500 acres of land and that a public district be established.
August 7, 1787 Petition to Congress from the American inhabitants at Post Vincennes. Bartholomew Tardiveau Congress of the United States American inhabitants at the Post of Vincennes express concern that the rights of their neighbors the French had not a more solid foundation than a gift from the Indians. Hope that Congress will grant a tract of 500 acres to every male inhabitant of district adjoining French settlers.
April 10, 1795 Receipt for Pay as an Interpreter Joseph Lemotte [not available] Receipt for $20 paid for work as an interpreter at Vincennes.
August 4, 1787 Address to Colonel Josiah Harmar from American Settlers at Post Vincennes American inhabitants at Post Vincennes Josiah Harmar American settlers at Port Vincennes maintain hope that Congress will condescend to look favorably upon their petition, which they have transmitted to Harmar.
June 20, 1794 Council Meeting at Vincennes Unknown Author [not available] First day of Council at Vincennes, speech by Captain Pasteur on the protective relationship between the United States and the Indian Nations. Several speeches by warriors who swore to never take up arms against their Father (George Washington).
February 11, 1793 Indian Land Only Available to the United States Rufus Putnam Henry Knox Putnam assures Knox that neither he nor the Indians at the council at Vincennes ever considered that they had a right to sell their lands to any other power than the United States.
April 10, 1795 [Receipt of Joseph Lemotte] Joseph Lemotte [not available] Acknowledged receipt of pay for interpreter at Post Vincennes as specified by warrant issued by A. Wayne.
October 9, 1786 Extracts of General Clark's Speeches to the Different Nations of Indians on the Wabash and their Answers George Rogers Clark [not available] Clark invites the Indian nations to a Grand Council in November. Location of grand council disputed; Clark says the meeting will be at Clarksville but the Indian leaders state that councils are always held at port St. Vincennes.
April 30, 1787 Return of Soldiers from Post St. Vincennes Charles Thomson Edmund Randolph Congress disbanded the soldiers currently posted at Post St. Vincennes. Thompson requested that this public act be private knowledge until the Sec. of War could make arrangements for the mens transportation.
February 13, 1793 Unauthorized Sale of Indian Land Rufus Putnam Henry Knox Putnam explains that the chiefs did not express themselves clearly at the council. The alleged sale of land to Louis Viviatte was not valid because it was made by those who had no authorty to sell.
August 29, 1796 Interception of French Documents, Sale of Information to British Anthony Wayne James McHenry Lieut. Taylor returned from trip to Fort Knox with letters from France that had been intercepted on en route to Fort Vincennes. Some object/document sold to the British government. Accounts mentioned. Enclosed extract from letter by Capt. Pike regarding repairs. No news on "royal chest" mentioned in letter 28th ultimo.
February 14, 1793 Meeting with Friendly Tribes at Vincennes Rufus Putnam Henry Knox Putnam descirbes his meeting with friendly tribes at Vincennes where the Indians were given clothing, blankets, and ornaments to confirm the friendship of the American government.
December 20, 1792 Treaty Signed at Post Vincennes, Etc. Rufus Putnam Henry Knox Despite poor health, General Putnam has been successful in negotiating a treaty at post Vincennes and encloses a journal of the proceedings during the negotiations and his speech to the Indians. He is still awaiting word from the Delawares regarding their intentions.
September 13, 1796 Affirming Arthur St. Clair's Position in the Northwest Territory James McHenry Arthur St. Clair McHenry confirms St. Clair's official position with Indian affairs in the Northwest territory, and states he expects St. Clair to personally attend the investigation into the murder of two Indians at Fort Vincennes, and enforce the terms of our treaties.
August 16, 1792 Peace Treaty with Indians, Goods and Prisoner Exchange Rufus Putnam Henry Knox Prisoners and goods traveled down river this morning, supply to meet demands for 700 Indians to gather at Post Vincennes, hopes his choices of goods meet desires of War Department. Hopes exchange of Indian prisoners will show sign of good faith and result in a peace treaty.
November 20, 1799 Conducting Indians to & from Their Country Abner Prior William Simmons Prior wrote to Capt. Mills with whom he left his instructions from General Knox to conduct the Indians from Philadelphia and deliver presents to the families of those who died in that city. Included is a certificate for the agent and Superintendent of Indian Affairs who conducted the Indians from Vincennes to the seat of government.
June 14, 1789 Regarding Treaties with Indians at Mississippi and Wabash and Miami Arthur St. Clair Henry Knox St. Clair reports that he went to the Mississippi to to hold a treaty to extinguish Indian claims to their lands, and to lay out certain donations of land for the inhabitants. Discusses proceeding to the post of St. Vincennes upon the Wabash and notes that there was no guidance to lay out donations, presumably because a cession had been made there to the crown of France. A further sum will be...
January 2, 1792 Sargent discusses the Battle of the Wabash with Knox Winthrop Sargent Henry Knox Letter, discusses Indians; discusses defeat of St. Clair's campaign; advises use of Indians in future campaigns.
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.
August 15, 1792 Indian Relations Henry Knox William Blount Councils with Choctaws and Chickasaws did not produce any results, parties of Indians from the lower towns to attack boats and party under command of Gov. Blount. Companies of infantry assembled to fight banditti a formidable group, U.S. seeking peace.
August 25, 1790 General Court Martial of David Core and Michael Graff Henry Knox Josiah Harmar Proceedings of general court martial of which Major John F. Hamtramck was President, was held at Fort Knox, Post Vincennes for the trial of David Core, Artillery and Michael Graff, Infantry, have been submitted to President of United States. Approves sentence of death passed on David Core, but disapproves of sentence against David Graff and orders that he be released from confinement.
December 6, 1790 An ACT for granting LANDS to the Inhabitants and settlers at VINCENNES and the ILLINOIS Country, in the Territory north-west of the Ohio, and for confirming them in their Possessions Congress of the United States [not available] Land grant of 4,000 acres to each head of family in the above mentioned counties who were removed from their previous residence.
January 18, 1800 Receipt of Louis Severe Louis Severe [not available] Payment in full made to Severe for services as interpreter, with enclosed document certifying Severe's service.
July 15, 1794 Receipt of Money William Wells Caleb Swan Money received pursuant of warrant issued by A. Wayne for pay of interpreter.