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Date Title Author Recipient Summary
June 8, 1790 Deposition of Joseph Barnett taken before Michael Campbell James Barnett [not available] Sworn testament of Indian attack with details on murder and capture.
October 2, 1793 Letter from Georgia Governor Telfair to Secretary of War Henry Knox on enclosed documents respecting inimical Creek Towns Governor Edward Telfair Henry Knox Governor of Georgia Telfair indicates to Secretary of War Knox that enclosed documents respecting the inimical Creek Towns will give information as to why it is useless to stop citizens of Georgia from going in quest of their property. Prisoners directed to Augusta, await exchange for white captives
September 26, 1793 LtCol Melton informs the Governor of his actions Lieutenant Colonel William Melton Governor Edward Telfair LtCol Melton informs the Governor of his raids against the Creeks and he requests to move the prisoners to a location where local sentiments do not pose a physical threat to the captives.
December 4, 1793 Pleading for Orders, Backpay & New Recruits; Defenses at Greeneville Complete, and Expectations of Indians to Fight or Deal Anthony Wayne Henry Knox Laments lack of word from Knox, which he attributes to an epidemic in Philadelphia; also laments continued unreliability of contractors. Reports defenses at Greeneville complete, and believes Indians will fight or submit to negotiations by Jan. 1. Notes continuing problem of expiring enlistments and efforts to reenlist veterans; pleads for the 7 months' back pay due to the troops. Hopes that...
August 20, 1793 Request for Cases Henry Knox Governor Josiah Bartlett Governor requests that all future cases be brought before judicial tribunal instead of the federal government pursuing cases.
December 12, 1795 Peace and Trade Routes United States Senate George Washington Satisfied to hear that the war with Indians tribes is coming to a close, and treaties with Algiers and Spain concluded with more secure trade routes. Assurances Congress will assist in every way to foster peace.
April 13, 1797 Pay of Private Christopher Sandiford, Indian captive William Simmons James McHenry Certification that $130.80 is due Private Christopher Sandiford, being the balance of pay due him to Nov. 1, 1791, the day he was taken prisoner by the Chippewa nation of Indians and the pay during his captivity until Nov. 4, 1796, the day of his return from captivity to Pittsburgh.
August 9, 1791 If You Foolishly Prefer War James Wilkinson Indian Nations Living on the Wabash River Wilkinson warns the Indians of the trouble and distress that will befall them if they ignore the voice of reason and persist in joining those tribes that are waging war against the United States.
January 20, 1798 Certification of payments; Private John Frank, 2d Sub Legion, captured by Indians William Simmons James McHenry Certification that $159.84 is due Private John Frank of the 2nd Sub Legion, being his pay from August 19, 1794, the time he was captured by Indians, to January 20, 1798, agreeable to an Act of Congress passed January 20, 1798.
September 27, 1797 Report on Invasion of Cherokee of Frontier Secretary Smith Henry Knox Smith recounted invasion of frontier settlement, Knoxville, by Cherokee Indians. Many were killed and Smith believed that much more suffering is in store for the settlers of the Northwest due to the Indian "infestation".
August 20, 1793 Regarding American Citizens in Affairs of Prizes Taken by Illegally Equipped French Privateers Henry Knox Samuel Huntington Referring to his contemporaneous letter concerning the return to their owners of ships captured by certain French privateers, Knox transmits Washington's order that any American or neutral citizens caught up in such affairs be referred to American courts, though no such incidents have yet occurred.
August 20, 1796 Pay of Edward O'Connolly, Indian Captive William Simmons James McHenry Simmons certifies that $162.48 is due Corporal Edward O'Connolly of Capt. Richard Sparks' Company 3rd Sub Legion, being his pay from April 1, 1794, the day he was paid prior to being captured by Indians northwest of the Ohio, to Aug. 18 1796, the day of his arrival in Philadelphia.
January 6, 1796 Pay of Private John Boon, Indian captive, of Capt Mahlon Ford's Company of Artillery William Simmons Timothy Pickering Simmons certifies that $176.45 is due John Boon, late private of Capt Mahlon Ford's Company of Artillery, being his pay from January 1791 to 20 December 1795, the day he returned home from captivity from the Chippewa Indians.
November 29, 1795 Pay of Private Edward Darling of Captain Kingsbury's Company, 1st Sub Legion William Simmons Timothy Pickering Simmons certifies that $146.17 is due Private Edward Darling of Captain Kingsbury's Company 1st Sub Legion, being the balance of his pay from Feb. 12, 1791 to Oct. 24, 1795, the day he returned from captivity with the Wyandott Indians.
February 18, 1798 Certification of payments; Private Jonah Rogers William Simmons James McHenry Certification that $191.47 is due to Private Jonah Rogers, late of Captain John Buell's Company of the 2nd Sub Legion, being the balance of his pay from the date of his enlistment to November 4, 1791, the day he was reported as killed, and for his pay from November 4, the day he was taken prisoner by the Indians, to July 2, 1796, the day he was delivered from captivity at Fort Wayne.
July 24, 1793 Letter from Georgia Governor Telfair to Secretary of War Henry Knox on General Twiggs' assessment of Creek dispositions, and death of half breed Cornell Governor Edward Telfair Henry Knox From the State House Augusta Georgia Telfair informs Knox that Twiggs assesses that Creeks are not confident of their strength, that those who have been friendly remain so, and that those inimical towns should be punished, captives liberated, property restored. David Cornell was killed by a detachment of Georgia militia horse while carrying dispatches for James Seagrove Creek Indian Agent...
February 15, 1795 Financial Matters William Simmons James McHenry Informs the Secretary of War that Major General Anthony Wayne has been directed by the Paymaster General for sums of money to furnish the pay, subsistence, and forage of the Army. Discusses additional financial information.
September 17, 1794 Chapin discusses Indian affairs and British activity on frontier with Knox [not available] Henry Knox Letter, encloses Ewing's account of Wayne's campaign; mentions white captives; describes British relations with Inidans; discusses Treaty at Canandaigua.
[not available] Discussion of Masting, Launching, & Coppering of Frigate Captain Thomas Thompson Josiah Fox Letter, describes masting Frigate; discusses launching frigate; describes coppering Frigate.
April 14, 1790 Extracts from the Lieutenants of Fayette, Woodford and Mercer to the Secretary of War Lieutenants of Counties in Pennsylvania, Virginia, and Kentucky Henry Knox Reports status of frontier; Indians from several tribes continue to attack settlers and steal property.
September 6, 1793 Letter from Georgia Governor Telfair to Secretary of War Henry Knox describing the remote prospects for peace with the Creek Nation Governor Edward Telfair Henry Knox Telfair implies that the 19 July letter's call for restraint from Knox in the hope that those who committed crimes at Traders Hill can be brought to justice will not give security to the people of Georgia. Notes that Harrison's Fort has been fired upon, depredations at Fort St. Saville. Creek Indian Agent Seagrove cannot accomplish anything unless the savages understand that force will be used....
April 30, 1793 Letter from James Seagrove Creek Indian Agent, to Henry Knox Secretary at War regards aftermath of robber and murder at Traders Hill on St Marys James Seagrove Henry Knox Seagrove reports that he has received notification that Chiefs of Creek Nation will comply with demands to hand over the perpetrators and hostages. Seagrove is embarrassed by the lack of a secure jail facility; and Fort St. Tammany [on the St. Mary river] is no more secure. Previous Indian captives have escaped. Reports that interpreter Mr. Bryant has returned from a visit with the Simonolas...
April 7, 1790 Indian Attacks on Ohio Sergeant Todd Josiah Harmar Reaffirmed need to dislodge and disband Indians that have taken prisoners and captured property from boats on the Ohio River.
July 29, 1790 [Deposition of Charles Johnson, taken before the Secretary of War] Charles Johnson [not available] Describes Indian attacks and murder of several people, including burning one man alive. Goods and property taken, quoted "several thousand pounds value." Believed that there were many Americans currently held prisoner by Indian Nations.
April 14, 1797 Discussion of Algerian Affairs, Algerian Frigate, Frigate United States, & Assorted Frigate Equipment Captain Thomas Thompson Josiah Fox Letter, describes masting of Algerine Frigate; discusses Algerian customs and sailing; mentions former captive; describes provisions aboard Algerian vessels; discusses oars for Frigate; mentions Frigate United States; discusses coppering Frigate.