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January 5, 1789 Capricious conduct of Indians; need to avoid war; assembly of congress Henry Knox Arthur St. Clair Notes that capricious conduct of Indians must give great anxiety. Is persuaded that St. Clair will do everything on his part to avoid a war. There is a greater prospect that Congress of seven states assembling. Improbable that congress of nine states will be convened under present confederation.
November 26, 1800 Election and Retirement Oliver Wolcott, Jr. James McHenry Rule mentioned by McHenry was enacted under the Confederation and Wolcott believed it was no longer in practice under the present government. Requested that Hamilton refrain from writing any more on politics. Wolcott certain that if Jefferson was elected, Marshall would retire due to difference in opinion. Pamphlet McHenry sent to Wolcott was not written by General L., and is a forgery. ...
July 28, 1789 New Commissioners to Negotiate Peace with the Southern Tribes Henry Knox George Washington Knox informs the President that the commissioners report that the Creeks are favorably inclined to enter into a peace treaty with the United States. These commissioners, however, were previously appointed by the states of South Carolina and Georgia and were acting under the resolves of the Confederation Congress. Therefore, Knox points out that these commissioners' authority expired with the...
September 24, 1785 Secretary at War Unable to Foster the Art of War Henry Knox Ebenezer Huntington Henry Knox, Secretary at War, informs Major General Ebenezer Huntington that "the Confederation directs that each state must provide themselves with warlike apparatices." As such, Knox has no authority to allocate public stores [artillery] for state usage. Knox laments his inability to "foster the knowledge of the art of war."
April 3, 1792 Orders to Negotiate with Confederacy of Indians Henry Knox Alexander Trueman Orders to collaborate with Wilkinson on mission to Miami village to deliver speech written to inspire fear in the hostile Indians. Confederation of Indians believed to be extensive, Knox advised patience in negotiations for peace.
January 5, 1789 Capricious Conduct of Indians, Etc . Henry Knox Arthur St. Clair Notes that capricious conduct of Indians must give great anxiety. Is persuaded that St. Clair will do everything on his part to avoid a war. There is a greater prospect that Congress of seven states assembling. Improbable that congress of nine states will be convened under present confederation. [n/a]
July 27, 1793 Speech of the General Council to the Commissioners Deputies of the Confederation of Indian Nations Federal Commissioners Treaty at Sandusky Speech of the Deputies of the Confederate Indian Nations, assembled at the Rapids of the Miami River, to the Commissioners of the United States.
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.
December 31, 1789 Major Shaw recommends an applicant to Knox Samuel Shaw Henry Knox Letter, recommends applicant to Revenue department.
August 14, 1793 Speech to the Chiefs & Warriors of the Indian Nations Commissioners of the United States Deputies of the Confederation of Indian Nations Speech to the Chiefs and Warriors of the Indian Nations assembled at the foot of the Rapids of the Miami River respecting how the United States could not make the Ohio River the boundary line between the Indian Nations and the United States.
November 5, 1788 Knox replies to an application for a military commission Henry Knox [not available] Draft Letter, discusses chances of obtaining a commission in the army
October 3, 1787 Resolved: To Maintain a Force of 700 Troops on the Frontier Congress of the United States [not available] The Confederation Congress resolves to maintain a sizeable military presence on the frontier to protect the settlers on public lands from Indian depredations and to facilitate the surveying and selling of said lands. Four States are asked to raise the necessary numbers of troops.
February 18, 1791 View of the Present State of the Military Force of the United States Henry Knox [not available] Henry Knox provides an analysis of the United States' military force, detailing the number of troops provided by each state and the number of troops needed.
December 4, 1786 Shortcomings of the Current System of Government Benjamin Lincoln George Washington Lincoln appears to be commenting on the weaknesses of the central government of the Confederation. Those whose interests are undercut by the current system, namely creditors and holders of securities, will probably support strengthening the government with a revised constitution.
June 18, 1793 Letter from the Secretary at War to the Governor of Rhode Island Henry Knox Arthur Fenner Letter, discusses the governor's request for brass field pieces; mentions militia; discusses supply of ordnance and military stores; discusses state governments.
August 16, 1793 Indian Council refuses to meet U.S. Commissioners Indian Council at the Rapids of the Miami Commissioners Confederation of Indian tribes refuse to meet with U.S. Commissioners until the boundary agreed upon at the Treaty of Fort Stanwix [Ohio River] is affirmed.
May 2, 1788 Report of the Secretary at War: Indian Affairs north of Ohio River Henry Knox [not available] Report of the Secretary of War re Indian Affairs. Notes that the confederation of tribes, to oppose settlement of lands north of Ohio River is important subject. Discusses White encroachment. Indians will only accede to outright purchases of land. Attempts to claim lands by conquest will require constant employment of troops. The principle of waging war for an object which may be obtained by...
September 28, 1792 Importance of Gathering Accurate Intelligence Henry Knox Anthony Wayne Along with a discussion of promotions and other personnel matters, Knox reminds Wayne of the crucial importance of acquiring accurate intelligence regarding the strength and movement of the Indian tribes that may oppose the Legion in a possible war. The location of the winter quarters for the troops won't be determined until the President returns in mid-October but preparations for sheltering and...
March 1, 1784 Virginia: Cession of Western Land Claims. General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Virginia [not available] Virginia Cession of Western Land Claims in the Ohio Territory based on Act of Congress which recommended to the several states having claims to waste and unappropriated lands in the Western Country a liberal cession to the United States of a portion of respective claims for the common benefit of the Union.
July 30, 1787 Requests Appointment of Josiah Harmar as Brigadier General Henry Knox Arthur St. Clair Presents case before Congress for Lieut. Col. Josiah Harmar, the commanding officer for troops on the Ohio. Has had honorable conduct for the past 3 years with great discipline and economy. Explains his expenses and that recent orders will require more money. Fears contention among ranks of militia. Suggests he be awarded the rank of Brigadier General. Explains pay scale of different officers....
April 22, 1787 On the Education & Future of Nathanael Greene's Son Henry Knox Jeremiah Wadsworth Knox extracts a letter received from the Marquis relating to the education of Mrs. Greene's son, possibly the son of the late General Nathanael Greene (likely to be George Washington Greene, the older of Greene's 2 sons). Supposes that the boy should be educated in France before finishing at an American college. Comments on the travels of fellow officers, and the death of one. In a post script...
July 13, 1787 An Ordinance for the Government of the Teritory of the United States, North-West of the River Ohio Congress of the United States [not available] Land rights of decedents of property owners in the territory north-west of the Ohio River. Outlines duties of governor, commissioner, election of assembly, civil and religious liberty.
July 31, 1793 Speech of the Commissioners of the United States Commissioners of the United States Deputies of the Confederation of Indian Nations Speech of the Commissioners of the United States to the Deputies of the Confederate Nations assembled at the Rapids of the Miami River. Mention disputes over the boundary lines, along with past treaties. Commissioners of the United States include Benjamin Lincoln, Beverly Randolph, and Timothy Pickering.
July 31, 1793 Speech Regarding Possession of Land and Past Treaties with Indian Confederacy Federal Commissioners Treaty at Sandusky Deputies of the Confederation of Indian Nations Commissioners agreed the boundary line set at the Treaty of Fort Stanwix between the Indians and the British colonies was the Ohio River, but future treaties ceded tracts of land to the U.S. and therefore they could not remove settlers from the land.