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July 9, 1785 Regarding Commissioners negotiating treaty with Western Indians Charles Thomson [not available] References commissioners for negotiating treaties with the Western Indians and a company of infantry, presumably for security.
April 17, 1792 Speech to the Five Nations of Indians at Philadelphia Timothy Pickering Headmen Five Nations Pickering reiterates the offers of peace and friendship with the Indians, and urges them to understand why the United States is warring with the Western Indians, who have killed upwards of 1500 whites. Pickering hopes that they will convince the Western Indians that peace is the best option, and that if they have any complaints regarding the treaties, they will be examined in due course.
May 15, 1797 Delivery of Annuities to North West Indians James McHenry John Harris Orders to deliver annuities to Hodgdon for dispersal to the North Western Indians.
July 21, 1788 Regarding the dispositions of the Northern and Western Indians as stated by St. Clair Henry Knox Arthur St. Clair The dispositions of the Northern and Western Indians as stated by St. Clair will require great address in order to render them friendly to United States. Refers to Acts of Congress of 2 July. Congress will be anxious to hear of St. Clair's success.
August 23, 1793 Certification of transactions in attempting to negotiate a peace with the Western Indians, now in hostilities with the United States [not available] Henry Knox Certification by the Federal Commissioners for Sandusky Conference that the preceding was a just account of transactions in attempting to negotiate a peace with Western Indians
March 24, 1791 Hostile Intentions of the Western Indians, Etc. Henry Knox Rufus Putnam The hostile intentions of the western Indians seem clear. The recent murder at Beaver Creek of some friendly Indians should be investigated so as to avoid a general Indian war. It is hoped that the impending campaign will produce peace.
March 21, 1791 Instructions to Major General St. Clair Henry Knox Arthur St. Clair Extracts from the instructions to Major General St. Clair respecting the expedition against the western Indians.
May 28, 1796 Charges for Tracking Indians Unallowable William Simmons James McHenry Enclosed account of Capt DeButts for tracking Western Indians. Compensation cannot be given to DeButts who requested compensation for additional services; an act not authorized by law.
November 29, 1796 Transporting the Baggage of the Western Indians John Stagg Samuel Hodgdon The Secretary of War directs Hodgdon to provide a wagon to transport the baggage of the Western Indians and their interpreter to Pittsburgh. They are eleven in number and an officer should accompany them.
October 7, 1795 Supply and Building of Western Posts George Washington Timothy Pickering Hopes Gen. Wayne will leave the posts with advanced positions "sufficiently respectable" but advised not building additional structures due to uncertain nature of treaty talks with Western Indians.
August 22, 1792 Recruiting for Defense of Frontiers George Washington Henry Knox Discussed recruiting techniques, and hostile Indians. Believed that the U.S. could not act offensively against Indians until next year at the earliest unless many recruits of fine men was completed. Noted investigation into lost provisions and loss of pay for store guards.
June 7, 1793 British Assistance to American Commissioners during Sandusky Treaty Talks with Western Indians Lieutenant General John Graves Simcoe General Clarke Assistance offered by British for peace negotiations with Western Indians.
August 23, 1793 Federal Commissioners to Lt. Col Clarke, or officer commanding at Pittsburg Federal Commissioners Treaty at Sandusky Colonel Clarke Western Indians have refused to make peace. Federal Commissioners inform Lt Col Clarke that pursuant to instructions from Secretary of War Henry Knox, they send letters to Major General Wayne, to be forwarded from Pittsburgh. They ask for the aid of troops if necessary to assist conveyance.
December 12, 1792 Copy of speech sent Western Indians General Israel Chapin Six Nations of Indians Speech of General Chapin to Six Nations of Indians, and forwarded by Captain Joseph Brant to the Western Indians. Confirmed meeting between Six Nations and the U.S. at the Rapids of the Miami River. Request that all chiefs and head men be present at council.
July 16, 1791 Route of Hendrick to Hostile Western Indians Timothy Pickering Henry Knox Step by step route of Hendricks route by way of Niagara and Grand River.
April 2, 1791 Excerpts of Treaties Establishing the Western Border with the Creek and Cherokee Indians. Henry Knox [not available] Knox's letter establishes that the western boundary of the United States, where it comes into contact with the territory of the Creek and Cherokee Indians, has been firmly established by several treaties the tribes have signed with Georgia and South Carolina. The letter contains excerpts from several of the various treaties to illustrate where boundary lines were considered to have been drawn in...
October 17, 1795 Pickering discusses Indian affairs with Chapin Timothy Pickering Israel Chapin Jr Letter, informs re Six Nations annuity; discusses treaty with hostile Western Indians; discusses Wayne's campaign; alludes to British influence on the frontier.
October 2, 1795 Washington writes to Pickering regarding treaty with Western Indians George Washington Timothy Pickering Washington acknowledges receipt of a copy of a treaty with the Western Indians sent by Pickering.
August 4, 1791 Immediate Assembly of Troops at Fort Washington Henry Knox Major General Richard Butler Location of troops disclosed, importance of rapid gathering at Fort Washington emphasized. Relations with Western Indians discussed.
November 4, 1788 Report on treaty efforts Arthur St. Clair Henry Knox Discusses a letter from Joseph Brant, who had been at the Miami River waiting on the Western Indians for the purpose of holding a council.
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...
June 27, 1791 Queries by Captain Hendrick to Stockbridge Indians Timothy Pickering [not available] Questions and answers regarding stipulations of treaty with United States and the Six Nations of Indians, at Newtown, New York, June 27th, 1791. U.S. promised peace and retention of lands for Western Indians.
June 13, 1791 Brandt Endeavors to Make Peace, Etc. Henry Knox Timothy Pickering Knox reports on Joseph Brandt's peace mission to the Western Indians which appears to be supported by the British. It seems that the Six Nations will remain neutral and may even provide warrors for the campaign. The Cornplanter remains a close ally.
December 25, 1792 Speech of the Cornplanter & New Arrow to General Wayne Cornplanter & New Arrow Anthony Wayne New Arrow and Cornplanter discuss their mission to convince the Western Indians to meet with representatives of the United States so as to reach a peaceful settlement of the differences between the Indians and the Americans. The Western Indians point out that they were on the American continent first and consider the whites their children.
October 26, 1788 Indian intelligence report, council at Miami and role played by Joseph Brant Arthur St. Clair Henry Knox Discusses council at Miami and the role of Brant in these discussions. Brant seems to have recommended peace, which is a matter of dissatisfaction for the western Indians. A surveyor named John Filson was killed by Indians.