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Date Title Author Recipient Summary
November 8, 1792 Peace with the Wabash and Illinois Indians Henry Knox United States Senate Knox informs the Senate that a treaty of peace has been reached with sundry tribes of the Wabash and Illinois Indians and sixteen Wabash chiefs are due to arrive soon in Philadelphia
March 14, 1792 Articles of Agreement with the tribes of Indians on the Wabash John Francis Hamtramck [not available] This document is an articulation of points of agreement that were voted on and passed at Fort Knox between Major Hamtramck and the Chiefs of the tribes on the Wabash. A provisional article contained in this document places a demand on the tribes of the Wabash to bring the Kickapoo into negotiations with the United States or the Wabash Indians must participate in forcing the Kickapoo from the...
March 9, 1792 Authorization of President for Expedition to Frontier Henry Knox Charles Scott Request for adequate assistance to those on the frontier for protection against hostile Indians laid before Congress. AUTHORIZATION OF PRESIDENT for expedition to ascertain environment and possibility of capturing Indians from settlements on the Wabash River. Conditions for expedition laid out in detail.
January 27, 1800 Appropriate Response to Indian Plunder Arthur St. Clair James McHenry Mr. Smith wrote St. Clair requesting partial stoppage to the annuity due the Potowatamie Indians because of their assault on him while he descended the Wabash River. If the Indians do not provide adequate compensation, St. Clair asks for orders on how to proceed.
July 26, 1792 Hopes of Peace Vested in Indian Chief Rufus Putnam Henry Knox Notification that copies of speech sent to various tribes via Maj. Hamtramck. Discussed influence of Kaweahatta, great Indian chief, over Wabash tribal politics and possibility of his influence in securing council with Shawnese.
June 14, 1789 Estimate of the Expense of the Treaty [not available] Henry Knox Estimate of the expense with which a treaty with the Indians of the Wabash and Miami rivers would probably be attended. Numbers supposed to be between 1200 to 1500 men.
May 25, 1795 Account of Zadock McNew, Indian Interpreter William Simmons Timothy Pickering William Simmons certifies that the sum of $77.66 is due Zadock McNew, Indian Interpreter, being the balance of his account acting as a Guide and Interpreter to General Charles Scott on his expedition to the Wabash from June to September 1791.
March 9, 1791 Petition to Raise a Military Force in Kentucky Henry Knox Charles Scott Knox requests Scott raise a military force in Kentucky for an expedition against the Miami and Wea Indians along the Wabash River and provides detailed instructions on how to organize the militia and accomplish the task.
March 19, 1795 Speech to Wabash Indians Anthony Wayne [not available] Speech to the Wabash Indians.
August 16, 1790 President Washington's guidance for dictating peace with Indians on Ouabache [Wabash] River Arthur St. Clair Major General Richard Butler President Washington has said that peace with the Indians on the Ouabache can only begin with a cessation of hostilities. If hostilities continue, Butler is authorized to call on the Lieutenants of the counties of Virginia and Pennsylvania for detachments of militia. Commanding officer of troops General Harmar, and St. Clair have a plan for offensive operations. Calls upon Butler for sixty men to...
September 14, 1789 Regarding Constant Hostilities Between Indians who Live on Wabash River and People of Kentucky Arthur St. Clair George Washington Regarding constant hostilities between Indians who live on Wabash River and people of Kentucky: it must be considered by the government of Western Territory. Requests that Washington take matter into consideration and asks for orders based on what is though proper. Kentucky people will likely retaliate and this will undermine the government's treaty efforts. Makes inquiry regarding the calling up...
October 6, 1790 Instructions to the Governor of the Western Territories and to the Commanding officer of the troops on the Ohio and an estimate of the expense of an expedition against the Wabash Indians Henry Knox Arthur St. Clair General orders regarding pursuing peace with Wabash Indians.
August 9, 1792 [Extract] Speech Regarding Peace John Francis Hamtramck Rufus Putnam Speech to Wabash Indians was delivered to Wabash and Pottawatomie nations. Indians appear to be pleased with message, peace council could draw many nations. Rations to be provided by U.S.
April 4, 1792 Speech to the Indians on Peace Henry Knox [not available] Additional attempt at peace after the failure of Colonel Proctors mission for peace last year. President requests presence of chiefs in Philadelphia to discuss peace.
February 24, 1796 News from Fort Wayne John Francis Hamtramck James Wilkinson Major Hamtramck reports on current affairs at Fort Wayne, and adds that Major Henfrer is headed down the Wabash River to visit various Indian nations. Encloses returns of the garrison, and some wampum, to General Wilkinson.
November 28, 1785 Old Tassel's Map of Cherokee territorial claims The Tassel [not available] This document is a copy of the map drawn by Old Tassel to support Cherokee territorial claims at the Hopewell Treaty.
July 8, 1790 Report from St. Clair about Failure to Achieve Peace with the Wabash; Seeks Militia Harry Innes Henry Knox Report from Governor St. Clair of failure to produce peace with the Wabash. Requests permission for authority to raise militias for protection based on orders from the President.
August 1, 1787 Letter from Colonel Josiah Harmar Henry Knox Arthur St. Clair Knox transmits letter to Congress from Colonel Josiah Harmar with enclosure containing propositions by Mr. J.C. Symmes relative to settlement on Wabash River.
April 21, 1795 [Capt Pasteur's Answer to the Petiwatimies Indians, in Council, 21st day of April, 1795.] Thomas Pasteur [not available] Explains U.S. desire for peace, will forgive Indian Nations for wrongs. Advised avoiding British and their deceptions. Promises of trade upon signing of treaty with U.S., discussed building villages on "this side of the Ohio" river, and offered assurances of peace. Could not offer land on the Wabash to the Indians. Thanks for returning of prisoners;
August 3, 1795 Peace Treaty Anthony Wayne [not available] Official sealed document securing peace between U.S. and Western Indian Nations. Set boundary line between nations as Cayahoga River.
July 14, 1792 Escaped Prisoners & Prospects for Peace with Some Tribes Rufus Putnam Henry Knox Knox discusses the prisoners taken captive in October and November who have escaped and made their way to Jefferson. Wells, the new interpreter, was also taken by the Indians when he was 13 by the Eel River Indians and adopted by them. Though they are known as great liars, the Eel River Indians might be disposed to peace along with the Wabash Indians.
August 31, 1799 List of Correspondence Enclosed James McHenry Alexander Hamilton Includes list of transmission of letters, names, and dates. Includes letters to and from Indians.
August 9, 1793 Delivery of Letters to Fort Washington; State of the River; Attendance on Indians Isaac Craig Henry Knox Lieutenant Tinley set of for Fort Washington with letters; he will take charge of stores forwarded there since Captain Pike's departure. Captain Pratt will set off in a few days. Makes mention of Lieutenant Reed. Ohio River is tolerably high for season. Mentions Joseph Nicholas and his account for attending to Wabash Indians.
August 3, 1795 Treaty with the Western Indians War Office Unknown Recipient Articles of peace proposed in a treaty between the United States and the Northwest Indian tribes; later known as the Treaty of Ghent.
November 7, 1792 Treaty with the Wabash Indians, Etc. Henry Knox George Washington Knox reports on the general treaty with the Wabash Indians at which there were 700 Indians present. He notes that Bradshaw has reported on several Indian attacks resulting in the deaths of whites and savages.