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Date Title Author Recipient Summary
January 17, 1792 Claims for Land George Moore Unknown Recipient List of land claimants, provided by George Moore.
October 1, 1795 Indian Speech to U.S. Commissioner at Fort George During Treaty Negotiations of 09/26/1795 to 10/02/1795. Seneca Chiefs [not available] States wish that contentment and goodwill remain between the two negotiating parties, despite differences over the land claims. Says that the Indian children and grandchildren must be thought of; rejects proposed sum of $3000 offered for the Indian land. Says that the Indians would not have demanded payment [read: not offered the land for sale at all] if the white people had not already settled...
May 20, 1789 Establishing offices to handle land bounty claims and disputes Henry Knox Daniel Carroll Knox thanks Carroll for sending him the letter from Governor Howard which expresses Howard’s wish that the bounties of land that were promised to the former army be transmitted to the respective states and then meted out to those who are entitled to it. Knox states that many states will not have the offices to handle claims and disputes, and this must be remedied. If the expense is too great,...
July 28, 1797 Claims and Returns Isaac Craig Samuel Hodgdon D. Haragan's claims denied again, Craig apprehensive about the inconvenience of denying claims. Box containing sail duck not yet found, Craig does not believe that the quality of material will be of any use at this point. Hopes land purchase can be negotiated with Physick and Butler. Appended memo on returns, noted Craigs return differs from that filed by Hodgdon.
September 26, 1795 Draft Speech to the Seven Nations of Canada Jeremiah Wadsworth Unknown Recipient Draft of Colonel Jeremiah Wadsworth's speech to the Indians, describing the Indians' land claims and the arrangement of the current meeting. States that no treaty may be made within the United States without the authority of the United States [explaining his presence]. Proposes that compensation for the claimed land be decided upon, after payment of which the Indians will relinquish their...
May 12, 1797 Forged land warrants William Simmons Alexander James Dallas Notifies Dallas that "a considerable number" of powers of attorney for land warrants due from the U. S. to the officers and soldiers belonging to Pennsylvania regiments in the Revolutionary War have been forged and that he can alert Dallas to the method of the frauds so as to prevent false claims
February 27, 1798 Oneida Intent to Sell Land Claim in New York, Appointment of Commissioners John Jay Jonathan Taylor Declaration of Oneida tribe to sell land claim with the caveat that they retain use of some of the land. Jay appointed Egbert Benson, Simeon De Witt, and John Taylor to confer with the chiefs to determine Indian land claims.
1790 Claims for Land John Duncan War Office Claims for land presented at the War Office by John Duncan, attorney to the following soldiers.
June 13, 1795 Proceedings on the Application to War Office for Bounty Lands Timothy Pickering Robert Brooke Details on Act of Congress that promised land to soldiers enlisted during the war. State of Virginia extended this privilege to soldiers engaged in services for limited periods. Lists procedure of government taken and why claims were denied.
April 15, 1800 Concerning bounty lands and fraudulent claims James McHenry [not available] On the subject of warrants, forgeries, and fraudulent bounty land certificates. A Congressional committee will look into the matter. Says that the rules that are to be applied will be published in the newspapers.
December 29, 1800 Allowances of Land Recommended for Refugees Oliver Wolcott, Jr. Senate of the United States Wolcott, Dexter, and Steele respond favorably to the claims of refugees Francis Carean, Martha Bogart, Abraham Bogart, and Daniel Tucker with recommendations for allowances of parcels of land.
April 26, 1787 Respecting lands due to the late army Henry Knox Arthur St. Clair Knox refers to incessant inquiries respecting lands due to the late army, and the rendering of justice to the late military servants. The army is convinced that had Congress possessed the ability, payments would be made. Says the quantity of land due the army amounts to 3 million acres. Of this 100,000 have been surveyed. Asks that congress consider assigning part of land on Ohio River to satisfy...
July 26, 1792 Discussions of Peace and Land Rights Joseph Brandt Henry Knox Intelligence on the murder of Maj. Trueman by an Indian boy arrived. Discussed possible routes attributes and drawbacks to transmit information. Land rights of United States and Indians discussed as issue U.S. cannot win. Brandt plans to travel to settle peace with Indians.
September 13, 1786 Connecticut: Cession of Western Land Claims Delegates for Connecticut in United States Congress Congress of the United States Delegates of Connecticut release claim of Western lands.
August 4, 1789 A quit claim from the Four Nations of Indians acknowledging payment and cession of claims Four Nations [not available] Sachems, chiefs, and Warriors of the Mohawk, Onondago, Cuyahuga, and Tuscarora nations, have read papers passed in council at Buffalo Creek between Five Nations and Oliver Phelps; having given up to Seneca Nation, proportions of payment for cash and goods, hereby quit claims to land purchased from the Five Nations by Phelps. Signed in presence of Samuel Street and Lemuel Wilmet.
November 29, 1799 Claims of the United States at Detroit John Francis Hamtramck Alexander Hamilton Hamtramck informs Hamilton of the claims that had been the property of the Crown that should now be the property of the United Staes.
June 14, 1789 Regarding Treaties with Indians at Mississippi and Wabash and Miami Arthur St. Clair Henry Knox St. Clair reports that he went to the Mississippi to to hold a treaty to extinguish Indian claims to their lands, and to lay out certain donations of land for the inhabitants. Discusses proceeding to the post of St. Vincennes upon the Wabash and notes that there was no guidance to lay out donations, presumably because a cession had been made there to the crown of France. A further sum will be...
February 2, 1797 Land Claims Charles Lee James McHenry Cited original land charter of Virginia and the state is not obliged to assist John Nelson with his bounty claim who currently resides on Indian land.
June 9, 1797 Demolition of Spanish Posts James McHenry James Wilkinson It appears that Governor Gayoso is willing to demolish the Spanish posts on American land but he thinks he must continue his force in that quarter until the claims to land of Spanish subjects are reconciled. On the latter point, the Governor should be assured that no person shall be disturbed in his possession of property until they have had the opportunity to apply to Congress.
July 15, 1793 Indian Land Treaty of 1783 Federal Commissioners Treaty at Sandusky [not available] Ownership of land near Great Lakes is erroneous. United States gained the right to claim land through the grant of the King of England, but the Indian Nations decided to revoke that right to claim.
January 3, 1795 The Officers of the Legion Petition Congress for Land Grants Jonathan Cass Nicholas Gilman Cass notifies Gilman that the officers of the Legion intend to petition Congress for a quantity of land. Cass justifies the officers' land claims by noting their political orientation as Federals.
April 23, 1790 The Ohio Company of Associates Rufus Putnam Henry Knox This document is a bond between the founders of the Ohio Company of Associates and the Secretary at War. The document identifies former officers who have land claims against the United States and establishes the Ohio Company as the broker to liquidate such claims.
March 1, 1797 Claims for land William Simmons Dwight Foster Discusses the claims of Captain John Pierce, Ensign Joseph Pierce, and Lieutenant John Stoers of the 15th Massachusetts Regiment in the Continental Army submitted by Foster for their possible grants of land.
August 13, 1793 Ownership of Land West of the Ohio River Chiefs and Warriors Council of Indian Nations at Rapids of Miami River Commissioners Official document from Confederacy of Indian Nations. Land ceded by a few chiefs of the Confederacy did not validate the U.S. claims to the land west of the Ohio River. Indians will not sell their lands, instead they tell the U.S. to give the money to the poor settlers so they can move off the land.
September 22, 1788 Account of William Coad Joseph Howell Christopher Richmond Refers to claims of William Coad of 1st New York Regiment and the matter of land bounties. Refers to treaty process underway with Indians in order to obtain the land.