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Date Title Author Recipient Summary
November 18, 1790 Opening of the Council Fire Timothy Pickering Brothers Pickering thanks the Indians for their speech and promises a heartfelt answer the following day.
December 19, 1791 Invitation to Five Nations to Visit Philadelphia Timothy Pickering [not available] Suggests visit to Philadelphia to discuss the introduction of various skills related to goods production, all promises of gifts to be fulfilled at Great Council fire in Philadelphia.
July 10, 1793 Advice and Opinion on Council Fire with Indians Benjamin Lincoln Henry Knox Lincoln recapped events of council fire with hostile Indians at the rapids of the Miami River, advised against any military activities during treaty negotiations. Suspects Gen. Wayne of violating truce.
June 22, 1795 Request to Meet with Chiefs of Indian Nations Regarding Loyalty George Ironside Augoshaway Principal Chief of the Ottawas Ironside requested on behalf of messengers from Capt. Brant a meeting per agreement from last council fire. Upcoming decision by Indian nations mentioned.
June 22, 1795 Participation During an Impending Council Fire Chiefs of the Potawatomies, Ottawas, & Chippewas [not available] Speeches delivered by chiefs of sundry tribes regarding participation in an impending council meeting.
April 17, 1791 Treaty Signing Location Proposed to Six Nations Timothy Pickering Six Nations of Indians Pickering proposed Painted Post as meeting place to discuss peaceful relationship and signing of treaty between United States and Six Nations.
October 25, 1794 Do Not Allow the Chain of Friendship to Grow Rusty Timothy Pickering Six Nations of Indians Colonel Pickering's speech to the Six Nations assembled at a Council held at Canandagua in which he urges them not to allow the Chain of Friendship to grow more rusty and possibly to become rotten and break off.
June 20, 1791 Council Fire for Peace Captain Hendrick Aupaumut [not available] The Stockbridge Chief expresses his gratitude to Captain Aupaunot that they have been able to come together in friendship and peace.
June 10, 1795 Pursuit of Peace by Indians John Foster Williams Anthony Wayne Williams advised Wayne that the emergency at hand should not have been ignored and caused the Indians to assume mischief. Letter from Wayne received and explained to the Council as best as possible by Williams for understanding of United States desire for peace. Indians enthusiastically pursue peace and have sent "bad people" from town.
February 9, 1794 Proceedings of a Council holden John Stagg Unknown Recipient Speeches by General Israel Chapin, Red Jacket, and Major Littlehales regarding gifts, boundary lines, and council fires to discuss proposals of the President of United States.
April 3, 1792 Speech: Negotiations for Peace with Indians James Wilkinson [not available] Wilkinson negotiates peace with Indian Nations of the Western frontier; states war would only be brought about by Indians actions, United States wants only peace.
September 24, 1792 Growing Indian Hostilities General Israel Chapin Henry Knox Peace could not be reached with hostile Indians. Canada Indians perplexed at at inability to reach peace. Council fire between Canada Indians, Delaware, and Shawnee moved to the mouth of the Muskingum.
November 10, 1800 Records consumed by fire Samuel Dexter Israel Whelen This letter informs Whelen that (on Saturday evening last) of the fire that destroyed the War Department. Dexter asks Whelen to find replacements for items lost in the fire.
July 29, 1797 Regarding Fire Engines for Frigate Constitution Josiah Fox Tench Francis Letter, asks for information regarding fire engines for frigate Constitution.
1792 Brighten the Chain of Friendship Rufus Putnam [not available] Putnam invites the chiefs of the western tribes to travel to Philadelphia, at government expense, to attempt to reach a settlement that will avoid war between them and the United States.
November 10, 1800 Records Lost Due to Fire; Request List of Invalids Samuel Dexter John Pierce Reports destruction of all paper files by fire. Requests an official list of invalids from the last half of the year.
May 20, 1791 COPY: Proceedings of Council with Chiefs of the Six Nations John Butler Chiefs Six Nations Formal speech by Butler given at the negotiations held at Buffalo Creek.
November 10, 1800 Requests for list of warrants due to destruction of records by fire Samuel Dexter William Price Due to the destruction of the War Department papers by fire, this letter requests a list of all warrants issued for Virginia military bounty lands.
July 24, 1792 Letter to the Wyachtenos and other tribes living on the Wabash River Rufus Putnam [not available] "Brothers: I am on my way to you from the great council fire of the United States, where the great and good chief, General Washington, resides. I am coming with the wishes of his heart to you which are very good, and which I hope will make your heart rejoice, when you hear them. Brothers: Out of love to you I am come this long way. I wish you to become a happy people; and, believe me, nothing...
February 10, 1794 Reply to Seven Villages of Lower Canada Lord Dorchester Chiefs and Warriors of the Indian Nations Lord Dorchester recounts the land disputes of the various Indian tribes and the desire for peace, in a reply to the seven villages of Lower Canada. The Indians were at the Council at Miami River in 1793.
November 12, 1794 Procedures for Fire Engines for Ships Tench Coxe Henry Knox Represents the general requisition for the naval armament with assignment of fire engine for each ship. Includes dimensions and descriptions of fire engines. Requests demonstrations and drawings. Encloses circular letter to agents.
November 21, 1800 Letter from the Secretary of War regarding postponement of advances due to fire Samuel Dexter Ebenezer Stevens Due to the destruction of War Department records, Dexter requests copies of previous instructions be provided by Stevens.
November 13, 1800 Simmons Writing Dayton About the Examination of his Accounts in the Wake of the Fire at the War Department William Simmons Israel Whelen Simmons received Whelen's letter of November 6th with packages of accounts. Simmons will have to spend a considerable amount of time organizing his papers, precluding an immediate reply. Simmons mentions the recent fire in the War Department, noting that a good number of Simmons' papers were saved, whereas those of the Secretary of War were for the most part lost.
April 25, 1791 Making Peace at Buffalo Creek Thyogasa [not available] Thyogasa says he will seek peace at Buffalo Creek and hopes that his white brothers will do the same.
November 13, 1800 Simmons Writing Wilkins Regarding the Settling of his Accounts After the Fire William Simmons John Wilkins, Jr. Wilkins' letter of October 31st was received along with its accompanying accounts. Because they were below stairs and removed before the fire reached them, Simmons' papers were saved, whereas the Secretary of War lost the majority of his. Simmons states that there is now a fixed principle which will govern Simmons in the settling of Wilkins' accounts, and as soon as normalcy returns he will...