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Date Title Author Recipient Summary
August 5, 1793 Recent Depredations Against Friendly Cherokees Henry Knox William Blount "Permit me to request the favor that you would take into your consideration the recent depredations and murder of the friendly Cherokees by some lawless whites and give your opinion in writing of the most practicable and peaceable method of satisfying the Cherokees upon that subject and an estimate of the cost hereof. "
April 1797 Defense Against French Depredations James McHenry Unknown Recipient Discusses the likely need to hold a session of Congress to pass resolutions relating to the defense of trade and the coast against French depredations.
April 25, 1789 Information Relative to the depredations of the Indians North West of the Ohio John Evans Beverley Randolph Murders of officers and civilians by Indians recounted.
May 14, 1793 Depredations by Southern Indians Henry Knox William Blount Knox informs Blount of a series of violent actions by the southern Indians, resulting in a number of American deaths, and the reaction of American forces to the Indians' depredations.
February 12, 1793 Depredations in Mero District William Blount Henry Knox The depredations in Mero District appear to have been committed by the Creeks with the aid of the lower Cherokees. John McKee has been dispatched to meet with the chiefs of the lower towns with the mission of reestablishing peace. He has been given Indian articles to present to the chiefs to persuade them of his good intentions.
June 13, 1792 Depredations by Bowles' White Wretches James Seagrove Governor Quesada Seagrove advises Gov. Quesada that any depredations by the Creek Indians against the Spanish were probably instigated by white associates of William Bowles. Seagrove assures Quesada that he will transmit to him any information that might be useful to the Spanish government.
May 1, 1790 Indian Attacks Arthur St. Clair Henry Knox St. Clair mentioned Miami Nation hostilities and alliance with British traders. Advised punishment of hostile Indians for their depredations on frontier settlers and the raids on the Ohio river.
May 10, 1790 Indian Depredations Samuel Eddins Henry Knox Orders received. Updates on supplies. Latest intelligence stated Indians came up Ohio river and took nine boats.
1793 A List of Murders and Depredations Committed by Indians William Blount [not available] A list of murders and depredations committed by Indians from the 16th to the 26th January 1793 in the District of Mero.
June 30, 1786 Resolution of Congress to Secretary at War Charles Thomson Henry Knox Resolution to protect inhabitants north of the Ohio river. Orders Commanding Officer to detach two companies of troops to the rapids of Ohio River to protect against and prevent Indian attacks.
March 31, 1793 A List of Murders and Depredations Committed by Indians William Blount [not available] A list of murders and depredations committed on the citizens of the United States by Indians during the period March 19th-31st, 1793.
October 6, 1789 Protection of the Frontier Inhabitants Henry Knox Beverley Randolph Knox discusses the measures be taken to protect the inhabitants of the western territory from the depredations of Indians.
May 27, 1790 Proposed Offensive Operation Against Indian Banditti Henry Knox George Washington Knox decides that defensive operations are not effective in preventing Indian depredations on the frontier. He proposes undertaking an offensive expedition against Indian "banditti." He emphasizes not harming "well-disposed Indians" and the effect the offensive action would have on the well-being of frontier settlers.
July 10, 1787 Report of the Secretary at War to Congress. Henry Knox Congress of the United States Knox refers to depredations most probably committed by the Shawanese and Wabash Indians and says that this matter demands the attention of the government. The strong hand of government must keep the whites and savages a certain distance apart. Number of troops is inadequate. Requests 1500 men, establishment of a chain of forts, and efforts to establish a treaty with Shawanese and Wabash,...
April 3, 1790 Employing Scouts for Kentucky Henry Knox Harry Innes From most information received, Indians still continue depredations on frontiers. Knox encloses same authority and discretionary power for employing Scouts for Kentucky as were sent on March 3d to Governor of Western Territory, or in his absence, Brigadier General Harmar.
June 17, 1795 Indian and U.S. Citizen Depredations, Treaty Negotiations Anthony Wayne Timothy Pickering Pickering will receive documents by Gov. St. Clair pertaining to depredations committed by both Kentuckians and Indians. Believed British emissaries will exaggerate acts of aggression when the arrive at the Council of Big Rock. Details of locations of various tribes. Only some goods have arrived, requested troops to be forwarded as soon as possible.
July 26, 1787 Report of Committee: Indian Relations. Congress of the United States [not available] Relative to making provision for preventing wanton and unjust attacks upon Indians, committee is convinced that measures must be adopted by congress and the states to prevent further progress of mutual depredations and hostilities between Indians and frontier inhabitants. No person shall be permitted to pass through territory north west of Ohio River without a permit signed by Secretary of War....
September 25, 1793 The Flame Will Break Out Constant Freeman Henry Knox Freeman comments on the turmoil on the southwestern frontier, noting that nothing in Knox's letter permits the Governor to authorize a war agains the Creeks. He fears that if Seagrove meets with the Creeks, they will kill him. Becaise of the depredations of the Creeks against whites, restraining the settlers from seeking revenge is difficult and war could break out at any time.
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 2, 1797 Late Depredations on American Commerce Timothy Pickering James McHenry Pickering laments deteriorating relations with France whose privateers continue to capture American vessels despite American declarations of neutrality.
June 4, 1791 Sons of War Let Loose Against You! Charles Scott Nations of Red People on the Wabash River General Scott warns the Indians of the violence that will be unleashed against them if they persist in their depredations against the United States.
October 5, 1789 Return of the depredations committed by the Creek Indians since the commencement of hostilities in the State of Georgia. J. Meriwether [not available] From the office of the Secretary of Council, J. Meriwether lists whites killed: 79; wounded: 29; taken prisoner: 30; Blacks killed: 10; taken prisoner: 110; Horses stolen: 184; Cattle stolen: 984; Hogs destroyed: 387; Houses burned: 89.
April 7, 1794 Expressing relief that Congress is acting in the face of British depredations upon American ships Archibald Crary Benjamin Brown Crary expresses relief that Congress is taking action on account of the British depredations upon American shipping. Crary does not believe the British courts will be friendly or sympathetic, and British merchants are also acting selfishly. Crary illustrates an incident involving a Bermudan privateer and the impossibility of obtaining compensation in the case of a captured vessel. He feels war...
November 16, 1798 A View of the Public Finances Oliver Wolcott, Jr. James McHenry Lists the revenue of the United States for 1795-1798 that was the result of the duties on imports and tonnage. Not withstanding the depredations on US commerce, the branch of revenue may be estimated at seven million dollars. This does not include duties on domestic distilled spirits, stills, sales at auction, licenses for selling foreign spirits and wines by retail, refined sugar and carriages.
June 7, 1790 Guidance on how to direct vengeance on the Indian perpetrators of mischief on Ohio River Henry Knox Arthur St. Clair Notes that depredations committed by some Indians on the Ohio River has caused considerable alarm. Notes that the perpetrators are like the same who have committed past mischief. Has consulted with General Harmar on how to extirpate the band of murderers. Has given outlines for an expedition. President Washington is aware of the difficulties. Emphasizes that vengeance should be directed against...