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Date Title Author Recipient Summary
May 19, 1796 Goods to the Indians, Etc. James McHenry James Wilkinson A list of matters to be addressed from the Secretary of War to General Wilkinson.
May 7, 1793 Four Strings of Wampum John Stagg Samuel Hodgdon Stagg wants four strings of wampum in addition to the number furnished that morning.
May 27, 1793 Request for White Wampum Timothy Pickering Henry Knox On behalf of commissioners, Pickering laments that the white wampum has not arrived from New York or Albany. Therefore, ask Major Craig's help in obtaining a quantity, not exceeding 80,000.
October 28, 1794 Friendly meeting with James Davidson, Indian chief John McKee William Blount Letter to Governor William Blount of Southwest Territory on a talk with James Davidson, a "distinguished chief from the valleys," with about 450 of his people. Davidson gave him a string of beads, mixed black and white - the white beads representing his people's friendship and alliance with the United States; the black beads representing animosity to the Creek Indians.
May 26, 1793 Obtaining White Wampum Benjamin Lincoln Henry Knox "Not having obtained any white wampum, either at New York or Albany, we have desired Major Craig to procure any quantity , not exceeding 80,000, at Pittsburgh; should he procure it, he will transmit you the account thereof, which we request you to pay at five days' sight hereof."
December 25, 1795 Shipment of Supplies, Violence due to Alcohol Isaac Craig Timothy Pickering Craig sending keel boat with small load of powder and lead with hopes it will reach Fort Washington in a few days. Other military supplies sent to Presque Isle. Notification by Cornplanter that "strong Liquors" have greatly damaged his country and the killings related to drinking alcohol.
April 25, 1788 Information Regarding Jean Black Philip Liebert John Pierce Document in French. Asks for the address of Mr. Jean Black, relating to some books and merchandise.
April 29, 1793 Wampum for Indian Department John Stagg Samuel Hodgdon Hodgdon is directed to inform the Secretary of War what quantity of wampum for the Indian Department he has in his possession.
February 27, 1800 Requests Payment for Black & Williams to Pay Troops under Col. Butler David Henley James McHenry Requests payment for Black & Williams to pay the regular troops under Lt. Col. Butler.
May 27, 1793 Letter to Secretary of War on belt of hostile Indians, wampum, medicine chest, medicinal bark Benjamin Lincoln Henry Knox Bearer of letter is Six Nations interpreter Jasper Parrish. Federal Commissioners forTreaty of Sandusky report to Knox that belt from hostile tribes is missing. Request wampum, medicine chest and medicinal bark.
July 5, 1793 Indian Speech to Commissioners Chiefs of Wabash and Illinois Tribes Federal Commissioners Treaty at Sandusky Indians apologized and provided reasoning for not meeting commissioners at Sandusky, requested to meet with "Governor of this Province" (John Graves Simcoe) at Niagara for negotiations.
January 10, 1799 Report on Manufacture and Store of Black Walnut Musket Stocks Samuel Hodgdon Edward Jones Reports the store's 3,288 black walnut musket stocks, and they should be receiving 1,000 every three weeks according to outstanding contracts, until by the end of April they should have 8,288 + stocks, with very few deductions to be used to supply national armories. They will not all be completely seasoned at that time. It will be easy to receive 1,000 stocks every 8 days. While he has no power...
May 27, 1793 Request for white wampum and qualified Delaware and Shawanese interpreters Federal Commissioners Treaty at Sandusky Isaac Craig Federal commissioners advise Major Craig they have dispatched Six Nations interpreter Jasper Parrish to Philadelphia to procure white wampum. They ask Craig to dispatch 40 to 50,000 white wampum. They reiterate request for Delaware and Shawanese interpreters to support the Treaty at Sandusky Ohio.
September 24, 1789 Reply from Alexander McGillivray, Chief of Creek Nation Alexander McGillivray Commissioners for Indian Affairs in Southern Department McGillivray acknowledges receipt of letter from Commissioners. Chiefs would like to meet morning of 24 September at the ceremony of black drink, after which they will proceed with business.
May 26, 1793 Letter from Federal Commissioners Sandusky Treaty requesting interpreters and white wampum [money] Federal Commissioners Treaty at Sandusky Isaac Craig From Niagara, Commissioners have no information on whereabouts of William Wilson or James Rankin, interpreters for Delaware and Shawanese languages; and inquire on whereabouts of white wampum. They write to Major Craig at Pittsburg noting that it is of highest importance that they have their interpreters. Ask Craig to urge Wilson to come. If Rankin cannot come, find another competently skilled in...
December 11, 1794 Work at the Springfield Armory David Ames Samuel Hodgdon The Master Armorer has arrived at Springfield and wants to be accommodated with one of the public houses for his family. Ames wants to know if their armory work should imitate the French or the English and what pieces should be done first and whether they should be black walnut.
January 1, 1795 Formal Peace Alliance with Tribes at Sandusky Anthony Wayne Sachems Formal acceptance of U.S. to discuss peace with tribes of Sandusky. Hopes to create an alliance against those who caused mischief.
August 5, 1800 Promises and Land Rights Arthur St. Clair Chiefs of the Chickasaw Nation Promises made in Philadelphia by Sec of War to be kept. Currently searching for an agent through whom the Indians can communicate to the U.S. Government. Land rights addressed.
December 12, 1800 Request for Issue of Stationery Materials for Pittsburgh Samuel Hodgdon John Harris Directs issue of stationery materials for use at Pittsburgh.
May 27, 1793 Tardy interpreters, arrival of Benjamin Lincoln, overdue wampum, and concern over potential troop movements of General Wayne Federal Commissioners Treaty at Sandusky Henry Knox Commissioners report that General Lincoln arrived on 25 May with stores in the batteaux. No interpreters as of yet; nor is there any white wampum. Duplicate letter enclosed from Colonel McKee. The delay of proceedings provides time to obtain interpreters and white wampum. If the white wampum does not arrive in time, will borrow from British agents at Niagara or Detroit. Send the wampum to Major...
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.
May 26, 1793 Request for White Wampum & Interpreters for Treaty at Sandusky Ohio Federal Commissioners Treaty at Sandusky General John Gibson Six Nations interpreter Jasper Parish carries a letter from Federal commissioners for Treaty at Sandusky which attempts to enlist General Gibson's support as an Indian expert in obtaining white wampum and qualified interpreters for the Delaware and Shawanese languages. Major Craig at Pittsburg identified at the point of contact. Interpreters were supposed to travel with commissioners, but did not...
July 25, 1794 [No. 24] Happiness Henry Knox Isaac Craig Letter to be forwarded to President. Lamented happiness is sacrificed for the "black p[ers]ons". Hopes just and right actions will be taken. Noted medicine would be forwarded.
1789 Copy of Harmar's Speech to the Indians Josiah Harmar [not available] Harmar seeks peace between Indians and the "Thirteen Great Fires" (13 States) and offers wampum, reminded Indians that U.S. are obliged to protect and defend all friendly Indians. Virginia settlers seek to live in peace with Indians. Mentioned deception of Indians by enemies, murder on Ohio by unknown Indians, and that the U.S. traders will provide Indians anything they need.
June 14, 1793 Money to Quarter Master General; Wampum; Money for Captain Prior Henry Knox Isaac Craig Quarter Master General's agent will transmit sum of $5000. Hopes interpreters Mr. Wilson and Mr. Ash answer purpose of commissioners. Asks about the wampum. Discusses conditions by which Captain Prior may draw money. Is critical of Prior's lack of economy. Asks about the state of the waters on the Ohio River below Wheelen [Wheeling], and between Wheeling and Pittsburgh