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August 11, 1791 [No. 26] Samuel Hodgdon Isaac Craig Orders to collect items mentioned in previous memo and send on boats. List of items needed.
July 1, 1792 Journal of the Grand Cherokee National Council. James Carey [not available] This is Carey's account of the meeting of the Cherokee National Council on June 26th, 1792.
[not available] Estimate of Quartermaster's Stores to be Procured in Kentucky [not available] [not available] Estimate of quarter master's stores to be procured in Kentucky or in the vicinity of the Army.
June 8, 1791 Reports Travels of Colonel Proctor to the Western Indians Henry Knox George Washington Reports activity of Colonel Proctor and his journey to the Western Indians, requiring an escort from the Six Nations. Describes mode of journey along rivers and lakes. Reports efforts of Cornplanter and Six Nations for peace.
November 7, 1794 Southwest Indian relations General James Robertson William Blount General James Robertson tells Governor William Blount of Southwest Territory that he does not believe that any enemy Indians are in or around settlements, although some have taken off with horses. His son, Jonathan, had his horse stolen. According to the Chickasaws, the Indians lately on the borders of the white settlements have been Creeks.
April 30, 1800 Duplicate Returns for Quarter Masters' Stores Department of War in Tennessee Stephen Hillis [not available] Duplicate returns of quartermaster stores issued in the month of March 1800.
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.
April 5, 1794 Lists of Requested Supplies James O'Hara Isaac Craig Reports Mr. Carpenter's departure with dispatches and money for Mr. Belli via Pittsburgh. Refers news from Mr. Simons with list of articles needed in Lancaster, forwarded to Fort Washington. Anxious to receive iron and stationary, and requests flour.
December 20, 1789 [No. 100] Request to Devise Plan for Exploring Missouri River Henry Knox Josiah Harmar Knox asks that the subject be retained by Harmar as a profound secret. Asks that Harmar devise a plan for exploring the branch of the Mississippi called the Missouri River up to its source and all its southern branches. Knox sends a map to assist in endeavor. This cannot be done with the sanction of public authority. Suggests that Harmar organize a military expedition with some Indians. Leaves...
April 19, 1791 Report from the Western Frontier Arthur St. Clair Henry Knox Governor St. Clair reports from the western frontier on the actions of the local militia who have been called up to provide protection for the inhabitants and the attempts to pacify the friendly Indians after acts of violence against them by unscrupulous frontier settlers.
April 10, 1792 Indian Alliance Against the Americans Daniel Thornbury General James Robertson In his deposition to James Robertson, Daniel Thornbury describes, among other events, the attempt by the Creeks to form an alliance with the Chickasaws and Choctaws to fight the Americans.
July 11, 1792 State of the Tribes in the Northwest Rufus Putnam Henry Knox Putnam explains the situation with the sundry western tribes, the necessity of protecting frontier inhabitants, and the possible intervention of the British in support of the Indians. If the British intend to support the Indians, they should be confronted by the United States on Lake Erie.
June 30, 1791 Narrative of Mr. Thomas Rhea Thomas Rhea [not available] Narrative of Mr. Thomas Rhea, who arrived at Pittsburg, from captivity, the 30th of June 1791.Rhea relates his experiences while held captive by Indians.
July 5, 1793 Block House Construction; Captain Pike's Detachment; Payment of Boatmen and Boat Builders Isaac Craig Henry Knox Will pay particular attention to instructions respecting erection of block house and store house at Wheeling. Will proceed to Wheeling to ascertain materials needed. Mentions river transportation for Captain Zebulon Pike's detachment. River is sufficiently high. Discusses block house on Beaver Creek, which is not navigable in summer. Offers up alternatives such as Pittsburg, Buffaloe Creek. Has...
July 7, 1787 Reports Activities of Indians, Contractors, Settlers on Kentucky Shore Josiah Harmar Henry Knox Refers to fear of Indian attack on the Miami. Will save public money by conducting operations on water rather than land. Describes different types of boats in use. Will overtake Captain Zeigler. Transportation of goods along the rivers requires guards. Reports arrival of Captain Ferguson with supplies for the troops. Expresses concern about necessary provisions and their contractors, and hopes...
January 9, 1789 Copy of Articles between the Chiefs of the Six Nations of Indians and the Commissioners of Pennsylvania [not available] Chiefs Six Nations Article one states that when articles are signed, said chiefs will execute deed of conveyance to State of Pennsylvania. Article two outlines the boundary lines and states that chiefs will acknowledge soil to be vested to State of Pennsylvania. Article three gives state of Pennsylvania permission to conduct surveys. Article four gives free navigation of rivers to people of State. Article five...
November 18, 1796 Settlements, Geography, Commerce in Maine, St. Andrews, & St. Croix Henry Knox Oliver Wolcott, Jr. Knox describes British and American settlement of St. Andrews and St. Croix, New Brunswick. The climate is temperate--healthy and favorable to agriculture. Good potential for foreign and domestic commerce with fine bays and harbors and a good supply of fish. Commerce between British and Americans is not great. French privateers have captured many vessels. A custom house on one island mans...
January 9, 1789 Treaty of Fort Harmar: Between the United States and the Six Nations Arthur St. Clair Chiefs Six Nations Agreement between the United States government and Indian tribes with claims to the Ohio Country. Representatives of the Six Nations, the Wyandot, Delaware, Ottawa, Chippewa, Potawatomi and Sauk met with Arthur St. Clair governor of the Northwest Territory, and other American leaders Josiah Harmar and Richard Butler.
October 20, 1789 Census of Six Nations Giving Numbers and Names of Tribes and Heads of Families at Grand River and on the Ohio Reverend Samuel Kirkland [not available] Census, describes Six Nations population; describes Indian population. The total of the Six Nations population is listed at 3665
June 20, 1793 Situation of the Legion at Hobson's Choice Near Cincinnati; Anger at Proposal to Replace Legion with Militia Anthony Wayne Henry Knox Wayne continues to fret over the lack of supplies for his troops, a concern which is exacerbated by continued harassment by the Indians at the cost of several American lives. He is angered by the proposal to reduce American forces that would be replaced by state militias that, he argues, are ineffective in comparison to his well-trained Army.
March 5, 1794 Estimate of Quarter-Masters Stores James O'Hara [not available] Stores, estimates of QM stores for the Western Army in 1794.
August 3, 1792 Disease, Indian Raids, and Lack of Supplies Anthony Wayne Henry Knox Wayne reports a number of unfortunate occurances including many deaths at the hands of marauding well-supplied Indians, illness in a number of soldiers and a lack of medical personnel, and a lack of supplies and clothing. He vows that the Indians will pay for their misdeeds.
January 26, 1792 Knox makes public the causes of hostilities with Indians Henry Knox [not available] Document, Causes of hostilities with Indians; describes Indians and Indian warfare; describes Indian aggression; mentions Territorial Governments; describes White encroachment; discusses Indian torture tactics; discusses Harmar's Expedition; mentions Indian delegations; discusses pioneers and frontier life.
May 2, 1791 A Report on Travels Through the Creek Country, 1791 Caleb Swan [not available] Document, report describes the Creek country, people, culture, and government. Refers to horse theft and trials.