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May 11, 1791 Treating with the Six Nations Henry Knox George Clinton Knox discusses treating with the Six Nations and State government and laws respecting Indian affairs. He alludes to the planned embassy to the Western Indians.
October 26, 1788 Indian intelligence report, council at Miami and role played by Joseph Brant Arthur St. Clair Henry Knox Discusses council at Miami and the role of Brant in these discussions. Brant seems to have recommended peace, which is a matter of dissatisfaction for the western Indians. A surveyor named John Filson was killed by Indians.
January 5, 1789 Capricious conduct of Indians; need to avoid war; assembly of congress Henry Knox Arthur St. Clair Notes that capricious conduct of Indians must give great anxiety. Is persuaded that St. Clair will do everything on his part to avoid a war. There is a greater prospect that Congress of seven states assembling. Improbable that congress of nine states will be convened under present confederation.
May 11, 1791 Indian Relations Henry Knox George Clinton Indian relations and peace keeping efforts.
January 22, 1795 Pickering discusses Indian affairs with Chapin Timothy Pickering [not available] Letter, discusses Chapin's illness; mentions rumors of Chapin's death; discusses medicine; informs re ratification of Treaty with Six Nations; asks for information re hostile Western Indians.
July 8, 1793 Answer of Federal Commissioners for Conference at Sandusky to speech delivered by Captain Brant on behalf of western Indians Federal Commissioners Treaty at Sandusky Chiefs of the Sandusky Delivered by interpreter Captain Brant on behalf of Western Nations, Commissioners restate questions and issues presented by Western Indians previous day. Commissioners express regret at warlike appearances of United States north of Ohio [presumably Major General Anthony Wayne's forces.] Commissioners state that they do in fact have authority to make treaties based on the appointment by...
June 19, 1792 Visit from Captain Joseph Brant Richard Varick Henry Knox Richard Varick discusses the arrival of Captain Joseph Brant (Thayendanegea) of the British Army from Ontario to visit friends and acquaintances. Varick knows Brant personally, and discusses how he distinguished himself during the late war, and that he is now head of the Six Nations. Varick states that Brant intends to visit the President in Philadelphia.
December 12, 1792 Copy of speech sent Western Indians General Israel Chapin Six Nations of Indians Speech of General Chapin to Six Nations of Indians, and forwarded by Captain Joseph Brant to the Western Indians. Confirmed meeting between Six Nations and the U.S. at the Rapids of the Miami River. Request that all chiefs and head men be present at council.
February 25, 1792 Letter from Secretary of War Henry Knox to the Reverend Samuel Kirkland on the importance of Captain Brant's presence with delegation of Six Nations Chiefs to Philadelphia Henry Knox Reverend Samuel Kirkland Knox transmits a letter for Captain Brant, whose presence at the meeting in Philadelphia is considered of great importance. He asks Kirkland to spare no pains in inducing Brant to attend. If he does come, arrange a flattering means of travel. Important that Buffaloe and Genesee Indians attend. Asks that the delegation be accompanied by General Chapin or other suitable interpreters. Kirkland...
July 3, 1786 Report on Indian activities along boundary with Canada Josiah Harmar Henry Knox Reports on designs in Canada from Indian informant John Bull, also known as Sheebo. Mentions a contingent, with designs on purchasing lands from Indians.
March 15, 1796 Information of Intrigues Concerning Land Along Lake Erie Captain Joseph Brant Israel Chapin Jr Refers to earlier discussion of lands around Lake Erie; informs Chapin that various unscrupulous people around Detroit have designs on that tract, currently claimed by the Wyandots. Asks that Chapin prevent any illegal land grants, which would only cause confusion.
July 25, 1793 Information & Opinion Relative to the Creek Indians Henry Knox George Washington "I have the honor to submit the information and opinion of General Pickens relatively to the Creek indians. If there should be any other points on which it would be necessary to request his information or opinion, he will be ready to afford the same."
November 4, 1788 Report on treaty efforts Arthur St. Clair Henry Knox Discusses a letter from Joseph Brant, who had been at the Miami River waiting on the Western Indians for the purpose of holding a council.
August 31, 1793 Irregular Design of Invading Indians Daniel Smith Henry Knox Smith views a local Indian attack in which two men were killed as evidence of an imminent general Indian invasion of the district. He has recommended that General Sevier take command of the armed resistance against the Indians since they are intimidated by him.
January 25, 1792 Letter from the Reverend Samuel Kirkland to Captain Joseph Brant regarding his accompaniment with Six Nations delegation to Philadelphia Reverend Samuel Kirkland Captain Joseph Brant Kirkland informs Captain Brant that the civilization of the various Indian tribes has become an object of attention with general government of United States. Notes that for this policy, should be indebted to President of United States General George Washington. Relays Colonel Pickering's request as Indian Agent, that Brant accompany the delegation of Six Nations to Philadelphia. Kirkland tells...
July 7, 1793 Remarks from Captain Brant in the name of the Deputies, addressed to Governor Colonel Simcoe Captain Joseph Brant [not available] N.B. at the Council held at Niagara, before the arrival of the Federal Commissioners, Captain Brant spoke with Upper Canada Governor Colonel Simcoe. Brant gives greetings and expresses peaceful intentions and presents Wampum. Simcoe remarked that he was happy to see them well, and as the commissioners wished to meet the Indians in Simcoe's presence, he should be glad to hear what they have to...
July 18, 1788 Express from Colonel Joseph Brant, head of Five Nations General Butler Arthur St. Clair Brant will arrive at Pittsburg in a few days with his people, on the way to Muskingum. Wishes not to send Nicholson, as he will prove useful at present location.
June 16, 1797 Letter from Chief Joseph Brandt Captain Joseph Brant [not available] Letter, mentions French efforts to turn Indians against British and Americans.
April 3, 1792 Orders to Negotiate with Confederacy of Indians Henry Knox Alexander Trueman Orders to collaborate with Wilkinson on mission to Miami village to deliver speech written to inspire fear in the hostile Indians. Confederation of Indians believed to be extensive, Knox advised patience in negotiations for peace.
May 14, 1795 Enclosed Designs of Figureheads for Frigates Joshua Humphreys Timothy Pickering Designs by Mr. Rush enclosed, suggestions for ship design.
November 26, 1800 Election and Retirement Oliver Wolcott, Jr. James McHenry Rule mentioned by McHenry was enacted under the Confederation and Wolcott believed it was no longer in practice under the present government. Requested that Hamilton refrain from writing any more on politics. Wolcott certain that if Jefferson was elected, Marshall would retire due to difference in opinion. Pamphlet McHenry sent to Wolcott was not written by General L., and is a forgery. ...
October 22, 1796 Speech By Joseph Brant Concerning Indian Lands at Grand River Captain Joseph Brant Claus Entitled "Speech from Captain Jos. Brant to Captain Claus Agent of Indian Affairs for and behalf of the Five nations inhabiting the Grand River, 22 October 1796." Discusses grievances relating to Indian land along the Grand River; apparently after the Revolution the Indians were promised legal protection of their lands there by the British government, which was not given. Accuses the British of...
December 3, 1788 Correspondence with Six Nations and Cornplanter Arthur St. Clair Henry Knox Discusses the sending and receiving of correspondence with Six Nations of Indians. Cornplanter reports that he is on his way and asks for patience. Discusses the activities of Joseph Brant. The Shawanese, Delawares, and Miamis are said to be at hand.
June 7, 1793 British Assistance to American Commissioners during Sandusky Treaty Talks with Western Indians Lieutenant General John Graves Simcoe General Clarke Assistance offered by British for peace negotiations with Western Indians.
October 28, 1791 Letter from the Reverend Samuel Kirkland to Secretary of War Henry Knox on reaction of Western Confederacy following General St. Clair's defeat and a report on Captain Brant Reverend Samuel Kirkland Henry Knox Letter from the Reverend Samuel Kirkland to Secretary of War Henry Knox describes his journey through western Massachusetts and New York. Kirkland, responding to a request from Knox, provides intelligence on the Indian reaction to the defeat of General Arthur St. Clair in November 1791, known as Battle of Wabash River. According to a Captain Engersoll who was at Niagara when he heard of St....