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Date Title Author Recipient Summary
November 28, 1788 Militia Northwest of the Ohio Arthur St. Clair [not available] Laws to establish militia northwest of the Ohio River.
October 5, 1798 Purchase of Land Northwest of the Ohio Isaac Craig Samuel Hodgdon Major Craig discusses the transacting of funds relative to the purchase of land northwest of the Ohio with Samuel Hodgdon.
July 20, 1795 Northwest Territory and Indians J. Smith Samuel Hodgdon One hundred Indians are at Greenville awaiting the completion of the treaty. As some appear to be of a hostile disposition, Smith doubts that there will be a peaceful resolution. There has been rapid immigration to the territory and it provides much hope to the landed speculators. He himself has traveled in the Ohio Country west of the Miami River and believes to to have the finest soil and...
April 29, 1793 Your Care of Our Safety Henry Knox Commissioners for Indian Affairs in the Northern Department Knox instructs the Commissioners to write a letter to Major General Wayne if they are unable to negotiate a treaty with the hostile Indians to express their thanks for ensuring their safety during the treaty talks.
May 15, 1792 Prospects for Peace in the Northwest Henry Knox George Washington Knox informs Washington that the meeting with the Cherokees went well although the Indians complained about the behavior of the frontier settlers. So far, the prospects for peace in the northwest appear favorable.
September 14, 1790 Indian Campaign in the Northwest Territory Henry Knox Arthur St. Clair Knox recommends to St. Clair that a military post be established northwest of the Ohio in Miami Indian territory, in order to awe the Indian tribes living in the vicinity as well as provide a "respectable appearance" to the British troops at Detroit and Niagara. He acknowledges that this endeavor may require many more troops than its objective is worth or that the country would allow, and it...
January 12, 1796 Discharge of Militia and Scouts Northwest of Ohio River Timothy Pickering Robert Brooke Peaceful actions of fourteen Indian tribes per agreement of peace treaty shows the employment of militia and scouts is no longer warranted. Order to discharge those still in service.
August 21, 1793 Letter to Major General Anthony Wayne, Fort Washington from Federal Commissioners Sandusky Conference on Indian decision not to treat Federal Commissioners Treaty at Sandusky Anthony Wayne Commissioners report that they are returning from the mouth of Detroit River, where they waited for four weeks for Indians to close the council at rapids of Miami in order to convene treaty proceedings at Sandusky. They report that the Indians have determined not to treat at all; final answer on this matter received 16 August. Commissioners continue to hope for peace and express thanks to General...
April 18, 1795 Payment of the Scouts of the County of Washington territory of the United States northwest of the Ohio William Simmons Timothy Pickering Simmons certifies that the sum of $1006.66 is due to the Scouts responsible for the protection of the County of Washington and territory of the United States northwest of the Ohio from October 1794 through February 1795.
December 13, 1790 Response to President Washington's speech from Speaker of House Congress of the United States George Washington Refers to loan from Holland, Kentucky as a state, and offensive operations against hostile Indians northwest of the Ohio River. Acknowledge need to address issue of protection of maritime trade and state of things in Europe. Will give attention to state of trade in Mediterranean. Mention uniform judicial system, establishment of militia.
April 17, 1795 Payment of a Detachment of Militia in Washington County territory of the United States northwest of the Ohio William Simmons Timothy Pickering Simmons certifies that the sum of $1273.06 is due to a detachment of Militia responsible for the defense of Washington County, territory of the United States northwest of the Ohio, and commanded by Captain William Miles during early 1795.
November 8, 1799 Establishing a Medium Price for Rations on Both Sides of the Ohio Alexander Hamilton James McHenry Hamilton discusses a change from the current situation whereby different prices for rations are charged on the two sides of the Ohio River.
December 15, 1797 Concerning a possible forgery by the Northwest Indians James McHenry Henry DeButts McHenry writes of a conference that General Wilkinson held with the Northwest Indians where they produced a document claiming it was an original counterpart to the Treaty of Greenville, but believes its a forgery. McHenry also encloses a letter written to Robert Oliver with an instruction to meet with DeButts as soon as he reaches Baltimore.
March 25, 1799 Receipt of Tench Francis on account of the annuity for the Indians northwest of the Ohio Tench Francis [not available] Receipt of Tench Francis of $9500 issued by Secretary of War on account of the annuity for the Indians northwest of the Ohio
July 11, 1794 Speech to the Chickasaw Indians Henry Knox George Washington Secretary Knox submits a draft of a speech to the chiefs and warriors of the Chickasaw Nation of Indians. The speech starts out by expressing gratitude in the Chickasaws joining with the U.S. Army in combating the "hostile tribes northwest of the Ohio," who allegedly had been "deaf to the voice of reason and peace."
August 13, 1794 Anthony Wayne's Declaration to the Indian Nations Anthony Wayne Nations of Indians Northwest of the Ohio This is General Wayne's declaration to the Delawares, Shawnees, Miamis, Wyandots, and all other Nations of Indians northwest of the Ohio in which he offers the friendly hand of peace and promises to preserve them and their helpless women and children from the danger of famine.
November 7, 1792 State of Relations with the Indians Henry Knox Congress of the United States Knox provides sundry information to both Houses of Congress on the state of relations with the northern and southern tribes.
April 6, 1784 Official Congressional Approval of Treaty with Northwest Indians Thomas Mifflin [not available] Official naming and appointment of commissioners. Commissioners given permission by Congress to agree upon boundary line.
May 15, 1793 Cherokees Will Not Join in the War William Blount Henry Knox Although a few young Cherokee warriors may join the Creeks, Blount believes the Cherokee tribe in general will not join the war. He has increased the reward for the three deserters because if they succeed in escaping to the Indians other soldiers may be encouraged to do likewise.
September 15, 1790 List of officers and soldiers of the Virginia line on continental establishment to obtain titles to certain lands lying northwest of Ohio River Henry Knox Beverley Randolph Transmits list of officers and soldiers of the Virginia line on continental establishment to obtain titles to certain lands lying northwest of Ohio River between Miami and Sciota River.
February 27, 1800 Movement of the Corps to the Low Country, Etc. James Wilkinson Alexander Hamilton Wilkinson observes that should the Corps be needed in the Low Country, they should decamp from Pittsburgh and descend the Ohio anterior to the recession of the vernal floods because the voyage may be difficult during the summer months.
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.
October 1791 Estimate of the Expenses for Frontier Defenses War Department Unknown Recipient Report of the number of men supplied and an estimate of expenses incurred by counties in Pennsylvania and Virginia and posts in the territories northwest and south of the Ohio.
May 7, 1795 Pay of Joseph Nicholson, Indian Interpreter William Simmons Timothy Pickering William Simmons, certifies that the sum of $160 is due Joseph Nicholson for his pay as an Indian Interpreter at Pittsburgh from April 1, 1794 to April 1, 1795, under appointment by Arthur St. Clair, Governor of the Territory of United States Northwest of Ohio River.
April 24, 1793 Prohibit Incursions into Indian Country Henry Knox Arthur St. Clair Knox emphasizes that during the treaty talks at lower Sandusky, hostile incursions by white citizens into Indian country should be strictly prohibited so as not to impede the peace process.