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Date Title Author Recipient Summary
March 9, 1793 Dealings with Cornplanter Henry Knox Anthony Wayne As stated earlier, the Cornplanter is no longer needed in Philadelphia because the Farmer's brother and others have provided the necessary information. It is unfortunate that rumors have spread that the Cornplanter is estranged from us when the truth is that he angered his brethren when he visited us without their permission.
March 5, 1800 Management of Indian Affairs, Etc. Alexander Hamilton James Wilkinson Hamilton sends Wilkinson information regarding the organization of four regiments. He discusses some appointments and the best methods for implementing the reorganization. Caution is urged regarding separating the management of Indian affairs from the military and confining it to the Superintendents and their agents.
September 4, 1798 Appointments and Military Business John Adams James McHenry No news from the Secretary of State. Adams discusses Hamilton's recommendation for Inspector of Artillery and other matters of appointments and the management of the army.
December 15, 1792 Desire to Meet Cornplanter; Unlikelihood of Congressional Action on Recruiting Henry Knox Anthony Wayne Knox wants to meet with the Cornplanter so that the latter can explain the communication received from the Six Nations in preparation for the next meeting with them. It seems unlikely that Congress will take any action on the recruiting service.
February 16, 1793 Receipt & Forwarding to Congress of Highly Important Information Anthony Wayne Henry Knox Wayne is sending to Knox the deposition and papers of Joseph Collins that provide secret information of such consequence that they should be made available to Congress.
August 25, 1792 Regarding the Receipt and Management of Clothing for the Army Samuel Hodgdon Isaac Craig Discusses the procedures for disposition and accounting for clothing for army.
December 15, 1792 Meeting with Cornplanter, Hostile Indians Henry Knox Anthony Wayne Urged invitation of Cornplanter to visit Wayne to discuss information regarding the Six Nations [of Indians]. Message sent to hostile Indians confirming meeting between United States and Indians.
December 3, 1788 Correspondence with Six Nations and Cornplanter Arthur St. Clair Henry Knox Discusses the sending and receiving of correspondence with Six Nations of Indians. Cornplanter reports that he is on his way and asks for patience. Discusses the activities of Joseph Brant. The Shawanese, Delawares, and Miamis are said to be at hand.
December 22, 1793 Jackson discusses organization of the militia with Knox Henry Jackson Henry Knox Letter, discusses management of Knox's lands in Maine; advises on organization of Militia.
February 28, 1797 Speech of the Cornplanter to Washington. Cornplanter, Chief of the Senecas [not available] Speech, mentions Washington's retirement; mentions Revolutionary War; discusses White encroachment; discusses education; discusses Indians and liquor.
February 23, 1793 On Information from Indian Chiefs and the Relinquishment of Fort Jefferson Henry Knox Anthony Wayne The Cornplanter's presence is no longer required because adequate information has been obtained from other chiefs. The President orders that Fort Jefferson should not be relinquished until there is sufficient information to determine whether such a step would be wise.
August 24, 1796 Discussion of a Speech to Encourage the Cherokee to Higher Civilization James McHenry George Washington Encloses a draft of a speech to the Cherokeeswhich is designed to encourage their civilization and make its management [by the U.S.?] more economical. Asks Washington's opinion on that document, and opines on the respectability of the proposed emissary to the Cherokee, a Mr. Dinsmore
July 7, 1791 Pleasing Conduct, Etc. Samuel Hodgdon William Knox Hodgdon assures Knox that he is pleased with his conduct, believing sincerely that his business, under Knox's management, is given the attention its importance demands. The shoes of Rupp are very good and at six shillings a pair are offered at a good price. Major Craig will receive the wine and will comply with Knox's engagements.
May 11, 1791 Treating with the Six Nations Henry Knox George Clinton Knox discusses treating with the Six Nations and State government and laws respecting Indian affairs. He alludes to the planned embassy to the Western Indians.
January 5, 1793 Message of the Cornplanter and New Arrow Henry Knox President of the Senate of the United States "In obedience to the order of the President of the United States I have the honor to submit to the Senate a message of the Cornplanter and New Arrow to Major General Wayne of the 8th ultimo. The subject of Indians affairs being under the consideration of Congress, the President has conceived it proper that they should be possessed of the message now submitted."
June 14, 1799 Management of Your Agency is Ridiculously Bad! Alexander Hamilton James McHenry Hamilton chastises McHenry for the inefficiency of the War Department in furnishing supplies. Delays attend every operation and articles are forwarded in a most incomplete manner. It is the Revolutionary War all over again only with caricature. It is truly farcical. The myopic eyes of the purveyors can see nothing beyond Philadelphia. Unless more competent agents can be found to procure and...
December 8, 1792 Captain Prior and Wabash Indians; Expected Arrival of Cornplanter and Senecas Isaac Craig Henry Knox Captain Prior and party of Wabash Indians with interpreters arrived at the Post and will set off in a few days for Philadelphia. Cornplanter said to be on his way with party of Senecas.
December 13, 1792 Peace with Cornplanter, Enclosed Letters from Fort Washington Anthony Wayne Henry Knox Wayne enclosed copies of letters from Fort Washington and Captain Hughes, discussed proposed peace communicated by Cornplanter.
March 16, 1793 News of Cornplanter, Recruiters, New Ensigns, Pay, and Commissions Henry Knox Anthony Wayne The Cornplanter may be on his way to Legionville. Those recruiting officers who can be spared will be ordered to join the Legion. Newly appointed ensigns are not ready to join the Legion but may be able to do so in two months. One month's pay is being forwarded as well as the commissions for the officers.
February 9, 1793 Cannon Manufacture Henry Knox Anthony Wayne Knox discussed faulty manufacture of munitions and the progress of ordered materials and equipment.
July 1, 1789 Carrington declines Knox's invitation to New York Edward Carrington Henry Knox Letter, declines invitation to New York.
1794 Speech to the Senecas Henry Knox Cornplanter, Chief of the Senecas Letter, advises Cornplanter of the President's continued confidence and friendship.
September 1797 Indian Speech made at treaty negotiations in September 1797. Cornplanter, Chief of the Senecas [not available] Appears to be speech made at Seneca treaty negotiations that began on August 26, 1797 and continued until mid-September. Cornplanter notes that his people have agreed to sell their lands. He hopes that what he has done is for the good of his children and agreeable to the great spirit. He notes that it is in accordance with the advice of General Washington who advised us to sell our land for an...
May 21, 1793 Message from Federal Commissioners instructed to treat with hostile Indians north of the Ohio to Cornplanter, New Arrow, and other Seneca Chiefs Beverley Randolph Cornplanter, Chief of the Senecas Randolph informs Cornplanter, New Arrow, and the other Seneca chiefs that the treaty negotiations at Sandusky have been delayed. General Lincoln expected in a few days; is traveling via Mohawk River to Oswego. 1 June 1793 opening date for negotiations will not be met. Colonel McKee has indicated that western Indians will not be able to meet that date. Late June earliest meeting date. Advises...
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.