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Date Title Author Recipient Summary
May 7, 1799 Be Content with What You Have Been Allotted David Henley [not available] Henley advises Hildebrand to be content with the land allotted him by the Indians.
August 7, 1790 Draft of the Proposed Treaty with the Creek Nation Unknown Author [not available] This is a draft of the proposed treaty with the Creek nation with an emphasis on the education of Creek children.
February 13, 1798 Purchase of Land Owned by Cherokees in Tennessee James McHenry William C. C. Claiborne McHenry informed Jackson, Claiborne, and Anderson that the Commissioners appointed to hold treaty were notified of advice given by three authors in previous letter. Commissioners will seek approval of treaty by Cherokees and request land for settlers in Tennessee before spring is over so they can cultivate the land.
June 21, 1794 Harmony Between the General and Particular Governments Henry Knox Thomas Mifflin Knox assures Governof Mifflin of the General Government's desire for harmony with the State Governments. He explains the suspension of the establishment of the town at Presque Isle as the means of maintaining harmony with the Six Nations following the murder of one of their Indians.
June 20, 1797 Captain Chapin discusses Indian affairs with Secretary at War Israel Chapin Jr James McHenry Letter, mentions annuity goods; informs re Indian treaty request to sell land.
August 20, 1790 Regarding Treaty of New York between Creeks and United States Henry Knox Governor Edward Telfair President Washington transmits copy of Treaty of New York to Georgia Governor. Asks for faithful execution of the Treaty by both parties. Discusses that land claimed by Georgia was never clearly established. Discusses Treaty of Galphinton and land lying eastward of the forks of Oconee and Oakmulgee to St. Mary's River and between the temporary line and the old line from the Altamaha to the St...
February 2, 1797 Estimate for cost of developing a navy yard and purchase of land in Georgia for live oak and red cedar cultivation [not available] Josiah Parker Estimate includes the cost of land within 15 or 20 miles of large city; wharf; mould; stores; blacksmith shop; sheds; annual supply of live oak and red cedar. Estimate of land to provide timber supply. Purchase of an island is suggested on the St. Mary's River at coastal Georgia.
January 15, 1786 Journal of the Treaty at Hopewell Commissioners Plenipotentiary Congress of the United States PRINT document. Journal of the Treaty at Hopewell 7-15 January 1786
April 24, 1787 Extract from letters of Secretary of War to General Harmar regarding John Sullivan, Don Francisco Cruzat, and relations with Spain Henry Knox Josiah Harmar Presumed to be from 19 December 1787 letter begins with the following:...no such design entertained in that country as is insinuated by Mr John Sullivan's letter. Relax nothing of vigilance required in previous letter on this subject. Knox would have Harmar all eyes and ears respecting interests of United States. Inhabitants of western waters may rest assured that whatever local difficulties they...
September 1797 Speech made by US Commissioner at Treaty with Seneca Nation, September 1797. Jeremiah Wadsworth [not available] Colonel Wadsworth opens by saying he was unwell the previous evening and could not reply to the Seneca speeches. He says he is gratified that the Seneca nation is satisfied with the bargain made for their land. He promises that no one can take their money as long as the United States exists. Wadsworth asks that the Indians be precise in reporting their wrongs, and to go directly to Israel Chapin,...
December 21, 1789 Tracy solicits a Customs appointment from Knox John Tracy Henry Knox Letter, asks for Customs appointment; mentions loss of Knox's son.
July 7, 1789 Reports on the Southern Tribes and Likelihood of War Henry Knox George Washington The war between Georgia and the Creeks could spark a general Indian war across the frontier. Knox discusses the potential for aggression against the Indians by unruly whites to unify the Southern Tribes against the interests of the United States. He anticipates Spanish agitation in fomenting Indian hostility toward the United States. He gives his ideas regarding the civilization of the Indians...
May 29, 1800 Letter to the next Secretary of War James McHenry Samuel Dexter Letter from James McHenry, former Secretary of War, to his successor. McHenry details the state of the Department and points out what needs immediate action. He discusses the state of Indian affairs, the need for a military academy, the establishment of a factory for small arms near Harper's Ferry, and other matters.
January 3, 1789 John Read discusses the cultivation of hemp John Read Henry Knox Letter, describes growing hemp and cultivating seed.
March 11, 1791 President's Speech Regarding Peace with Indian Nations Henry Knox Head Men and Warriors of the Miami town Discussed ongoing hostilities b/w "white men and red men". Assured Indians of U.S. government military superiority and the ability to obliterate the Native American Indians if the gov't was pushed to war. Expressed desire of peace and comfort for peaceful Indian Nations.
August 7, 1790 Treaty with Creek Nation: 1790 Henry Knox [not available] Treaty of Peace with Creek Nation, 1790. Treaty conducted under the authority vested in the Secretary at War, Henry Knox.
February 7, 1798 Speech of the Little Turtle to the President of the United States John Adams regarding a proposal for exchange of land Chief Little Turtle John Adams Speech of Little Turtle. He thanks the Great Spirit for giving him opportunity to speak with President of United States John Adams. He speaks on behalf of the nine nations, who know that Little Turtle speaks on their behalf. Points out he was at Treaty of Greenville and notes the inconveniences of war. Not all in favor of the boundaries proposed by General Wayne, but weighed against prospect of...
November 18, 1796 Settlements, Geography, Commerce in Maine, St. Andrews, & St. Croix Henry Knox Oliver Wolcott, Jr. Knox describes British and American settlement of St. Andrews and St. Croix, New Brunswick. The climate is temperate--healthy and favorable to agriculture. Good potential for foreign and domestic commerce with fine bays and harbors and a good supply of fish. Commerce between British and Americans is not great. French privateers have captured many vessels. A custom house on one island mans...
October 22, 1792 McClure Advocates Methods of Civilizing Indians to Knox Reverend David McClure Henry Knox Letter, discusses frontiers and pioneer life; discusses Indians and Indian life; mentions publication on moral law; discusses racial intermarriage and Christianity to civilize Indians; discusses race issues. Proposes focusing on children, particularly boys, and immersing them in white culture. Mentions Indians in New England.
August 13, 1790 [Proclamation] George Washington [not available] Peace treaty between United States and Creek Nation. Stipulated that the Creek Nation could not form any alliances with other nations, or pursue a treaty with an individual state. Prisoner exchange to take place. Boundary established, "where the old line strikes the Savannah [river]" extending North to the Keowee, from the top of the Occunna mountain range, to the Tugelo river, additional...
August 7, 1790 Treaty of New York with the Creek Nation of Indians Henry Knox Senate of the United States This is the Treay of New York concluded between the United States and the Kings, Chiefs, and Warriors of the Creek Nation of Indians.