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August 14, 1793 No Answer from the Indians Has Arrived Benjamin Lincoln Colonel Alexander McKee Commissioners Lincoln, Randolph, and Pickering express their disappointment that they have yet to receive an answer from the deputation of Indian Nations in response to the Commissioners' speech at the rapids of the Miami. They request McKee's assistance in prodding the Indians to produce an answer.
August 11, 1793 Letter from Federal Commissioners of Sandusky conference to Colonel McKee regarding delay in response from deputation of Indian Nations assembled at rapids of Miami Federal Commissioners Treaty at Sandusky [not available] The Federal Commissioners for the Sandusky Conference, in writing to Colonel McKee, lament that it has been 14 days and no answer has arrived from rapids at Miami. They ask for McKee's help in getting the proceedings moving in order to forestall the closing of negotiations. This message was accompanied by wampum and given to Onandago and Oneida runners. Their instructions were to present the...
September 17, 1793 Suspect Intelligence; Promotions & Court-Martials Anthony Wayne Henry Knox Wayne wonders about the validity of the intelligence received from sources that he deems questionable but promises that his Army will be ready when needed. He forwards a list of officers due for promotion as well as information regarding Courts Martial and questions one Court Martial initiated by Gen. St. Clair.
July 28, 1793 Notification of the Meeting at Sandusky Colonel Alexander McKee Benjamin Lincoln Captain Elliot delivered a letter from Colonel McKee in which Mckee informs the Commissioners that he will inform them of the time the Indians will meet at Sandusky as soon as he receives that information.
August 14, 1793 No Answer Has Arrived Benjamin Lincoln Chiefs and Warriors of the Indian Nations The Commissioners express their desire for an answer to their speech to the Indian deputation in which they declared that they could not establish the Ohio River as the boundary between Indian territory and the United States.
[not available] Council meeting at Captain Elliot's, with the Commissioners of the United States, the Deputation of Indians and the British Officers and Inhabitants Federal Commissioners Treaty at Sandusky [not available] Council at Captain Elliott's near mouth of Detroit River. Elliott is assistant to Colonel Alexander McKee. Those present were the Federal Commissioners of United States, Benjamin Lincoln, Timothy Pickering and Beverley Randolph, the Deputation of Indians, and British Officers and Inhabitants. Wyandot Chief addressed the commissioners and presented a paper that puts collective thoughts in writing....
October 11, 1784 Settlement commissioner John S. Dart John Pierce John Dart sends to John Pierce a request to appoint a settlement commissioner in South Carolina.
July 10, 1800 Success of Expedition; William Augustus Bowles Benjamin Hawkins Samuel Dexter Letter, discusses expedition along southern frontier. Deputation from the nation went down the Chattahootchee River. Ships cannonaded the St. Marks fort. Mentions William Augustus Bowles and the taking of goods by Indians.
July 31, 1793 Speech of Commissioners of United States to deputies of confederated Indians assembled at the rapids of Miami River Federal Commissioners Treaty at Sandusky [not available] Speech given by Federal Commissioners at the close of the afternoon on 31 July 1793 to the Indian Deputation of confederated Indian Nations assembled at Captain Elliot's a the mouth of the Detroit River. To avoid further confusion, the deputation gave the federal commissioners a paper stating "this is the meaning of our hearts." Signed by Wyandots, Delawares, Shawanese, Miamis, Mingoes,...
February 15, 1793 Hobby solicits appointment as Marshall for the District of Maine from Knox John Hobby Henry Knox Letter, asks for appointment as Marshall for the District of Maine, since the present Marshall, Henry Dearborn, has been elected into Congress.
April 3, 1792 Instructions to Capt. Alexander Trueman Henry Knox Alexander Trueman The Secretary at War orders Captain Trueman to repair directly to the Miami village to deliver the President's desire for peace in a speech to the Indians. Captain Trueman is to attempt to convince the Chiefs to visit Philadelphia.
December 15, 1796 Protest Against U.S. Encroachment of Territory at Chickasaw Bluffs Chiefs of the Chickasaw Nation James McHenry Chickasaw delegation continues to protest the U.S. plans to install a garrison at Chickasaw Bluffs after the Spanish garrison is evacuated from that place. Submits documentation that proves U.S. promises regarding Chickasaw land, and asks if the Indians are now being trifled with in disregard for these promises. Says they desire the continued goodwill of the U.S. and a reaffirmation from the...
June 28, 1793 Letter from Canadian Colonel Alexander McKee to Federal Commissioners for Conference at Sandusky Colonel Alexander McKee Federal Commissioners Treaty at Sandusky Commissioners note in 29 June 1793 entry above letter from McKee, that Captain Elliott arrived with deputation of twenty Indians for nations assembled at foot of Miami Rapids and delivered McKee's letter to the Federal Commissioners. McKee assures commissioners that he will let them know when Indians are ready to meet at Sandusky.
December 5, 1793 Little Good to the United States John McKee William Blount McKee reports that the Cherokee chiefs have gone to Walnut Hills where deputations from the Creeks, Chickasaws, and Choctaws have agreed to treat with the Spaniards. McKee anticipates little good to the United States from this conference because, although the Spanish government sincerely wants peace, there are other Spaniards who are secretly fomenting acts of hostility by the Indians against the...
July 24, 1797 Report of Conference between Comm for US and Indians. Comm US [not available] Record of meeting between Commissioners of Indian Department and other men (names detailed). Topic of land laws and acquisition recorded in detail. Border line dispute effects related.
December 24, 1793 Six Nations' Request for a Boundary Henry Knox Sachems, Chiefs, & Warriors of the Six Nations Knox expresses his gratitude to the head-men of the Six Nations for their assistance in the unsuccessful effort to obtain peace with the hostile Indians. The good feelings toward the Six Nations will affect the response of the United States to their request for a new boundary line to which there are strong objections. It is hoped that a compromise can be reached.
August 21, 1793 Letter from Federal Commissioners for Sandusky conference to Henry Knox on western Indian refusal to make peace Federal Commissioners Treaty at Sandusky Henry Knox From Lake Erie, the Federal Commissioners for Sandusky Conference report that western Indians have refused to make peace. Did not receive chance to meet with them, except for the deputation at Niagara. Waited at Detroit River. On 29 July 1793 Captain Elliott came with another deputation of Indians, headed by Packonchelas, Head Warrior of Delawares, Kakiapalathy, Head Warrior of Shawanese, and...
July 15, 1794 Abandonment of the Territory of the State Thomas Mifflin George Washington Governor Mifflin expresses his strong objections to the abandonment of a great portion of the territory of his State to the Six Nations of Indians as provided for by the Council held at Fort Le Beouf.
December 20, 1792 Treaty Signed at Post Vincennes, Etc. Rufus Putnam Henry Knox Despite poor health, General Putnam has been successful in negotiating a treaty at post Vincennes and encloses a journal of the proceedings during the negotiations and his speech to the Indians. He is still awaiting word from the Delawares regarding their intentions.
July 10, 1793 Letter from the Federal Commissioners at the Sandusky Council Federal Commissioners Treaty at Sandusky Henry Knox Commissioners comment that deputation of Western Indians a fortunate event. Discuss the request for fresh orders from President of United States for General Wayne troops to remain quiet at post. Captain Brant has information that Wayne's troops have cut fresh roads from Ft Washington to Indian country in a direction that would miss Ft Jefferson. Evidence of stockpiling of provisions that appear...
November 21, 1789 McGillivray's Mischief, Etc. Arthur Campbell Henry Knox Campbell warns that intelligence from Indian Country shows that [Alexander] McGillivray has sent a deputation of Creek headmen to the Wabash Indians to encourage hostilities against American western settlements. It appears also that the supply of ammunition delivered to the Chickasaw chief in Richmond is in danger of being intercepted. Discussed land claims in Virginia, the Carolinas, and...
October 10, 1793 No Further Claims are to be Admitted Joseph Brandt Six Nations of Indians Mohawk leader Joseph Brandt addresses the Council at Buffalo Creek and observes that the council at Niagara seemed to be headed toward peace until messengers from the Creek Nation arrived with charges that white people were encroaching on the land of the Confederacy. Brandt recommends that the lands already settled by whites be surrendered with the understanding that no further claims are to be...
May 11, 1791 Indian Relations Henry Knox George Clinton Indian relations and peace keeping efforts.
August 24, 1800 Indian Affairs South of the Ohio River Unknown Author Unknown Recipient Report, describes the state of affairs under the charge of the principal agent for Indian affairs south of the Ohio River. Mentions progress of civilization plans.
June 26, 1794 Chapin discusses Indian affairs with Knox [not available] Henry Knox Letter, discusses council at Buffalo Creek; discusses White encroachment; discusses Indian delegation to Pennsylvania; mentions hostile Indians; advises treating with Six Nations at Buffalo Creek.