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December 13, 1792 Message to be delivered to hostile Indians Henry Knox General Israel Chapin Secretary Knox informs General Chapin that Jasper Parrish, the interpreter, arrived with a letter from Chapin's son, enclosing a message from the hostile Indians and also from the Six Nations. He has set out this day on his return to Canandaigua. Requested that the message to the hostile Indians be forwarded to them immediately.
March 9, 1792 Authorization of President for Expedition to Frontier Henry Knox Charles Scott Request for adequate assistance to those on the frontier for protection against hostile Indians laid before Congress. AUTHORIZATION OF PRESIDENT for expedition to ascertain environment and possibility of capturing Indians from settlements on the Wabash River. Conditions for expedition laid out in detail.
September 19, 1790 [COPY] Notification to British of Peaceful Intentions Arthur St. Clair Major Murray St. Clair, having been commanded to do so by President Washington, notified Major Murray that the expedition west was to handle hostile Indians and the United States held only a peaceful disposition toward Great Britain and all her possessions. Design is to humble and chastise some of the savage tribes, whose depredations have become intolerable, and whose cruelties have become an outrage.
October 20, 1790 Expedition against hostile Indians Henry Knox Unknown Recipient Extract of a letter from Henry Knox concerning the particulars of General Josiah Harmar's expedition against hostile Indians, specifically the Shawnee. Contains general orders. Largely illegible.
October 22, 1790 Private account of expedition against Indians Henry Knox Unknown Recipient Private account of an expedition against hostile Indians, told by a militiaman in the Pittsburgh newspaper.
October 6, 1790 Instructions to the Governor of the Western Territories and to the Commanding officer of the troops on the Ohio and an estimate of the expense of an expedition against the Wabash Indians Henry Knox Arthur St. Clair General orders regarding pursuing peace with Wabash Indians.
December 16, 1790 Reports on Harmar's Expedition against the Hostile Western Tribes Henry Knox George Washington Knox's letter to the President includes the General Orders from General Harmer's expedition against the hostile western Indians.
May 30, 1794 Expedition against hostile Indians Anthony Wayne Henry Knox Letter to the Secretary of War concerning hostile Indians in the Northwest Territory, particularly those assembled at Roche de Bout at the foot of the Rapids of the Miami of the Lake. Mentions Governor John Graves Simcoe of Upper Canada, who is commanding a force in support of the tribes.
July 11, 1792 No Expeditions to Indian Towns Henry Knox Henry Lee No expeditions to Indian towns unless hostilities are expressed. Peace accord directed by Governor Blount with the Cherokees is believed to be successful.
July 26, 1793 Questions Respecting the Expedition Against the Creeks George Washington [not available] The President has eight questions regarding the planned expedition against the Creek Indians, including whether the expedition ought also to be against the Cherokees.
April 2, 1792 CIRCULAR: Notification of President's Offer to Indians for Peace James Wilkinson Commanding Officer, Militia of Kentucky Notification of President's final offer to hostile Indians for peace, messengers dispatched. Advised against hostilities toward Indians.
March 24, 1791 Hostile Intentions of the Western Indians, Etc. Henry Knox Rufus Putnam The hostile intentions of the western Indians seem clear. The recent murder at Beaver Creek of some friendly Indians should be investigated so as to avoid a general Indian war. It is hoped that the impending campaign will produce peace.
July 16, 1794 Detailed Information on Hostile Indians Movement Anthony Wayne Henry Knox Mounted volunteers under Major General Scott and Captain Butler at Fort Washington ordered to Green ville to track the movement of hostile Indians. Escape path given in detail.
July 28, 1791 COPY: Enclosed Letters and Extracts from Pickering John Stagg Arthur St. Clair In Secretary of War's absence, Stagg transmitted letters from Pickering who was in the process of negotiating a peace with the hostile Indians.
June 23, 1800 Abstract of vouchers to include the Northampton expedition James Miller William Simmons Abstract of vouchers include US laboratory, transportation, miscellaneous, Northampton Expedition and transportation of Indians.
December 15, 1792 Meeting with Cornplanter, Hostile Indians Henry Knox Anthony Wayne Urged invitation of Cornplanter to visit Wayne to discuss information regarding the Six Nations [of Indians]. Message sent to hostile Indians confirming meeting between United States and Indians.
February 16, 1793 Instructions for Treating with the Hostile Indians Henry Knox President of the United States Knox provides general ideas on how the Commissioners should treat with the hostile Indians
December 6, 1792 Report on the Council with the Hostile Western Tribes Henry Knox George Washington Knox reports to the President on the council held between the chiefs of the Six Nations and the chiefs of the hostile western tribes.
March 21, 1791 Instructions to Major General St. Clair Henry Knox Arthur St. Clair Extracts from the instructions to Major General St. Clair respecting the expedition against the western Indians.
November 29, 1790 Expedition Against Wabash Indians Josiah Harmar [not available] Citizens of counties in Kentucky request an expedition against the hostile Wabash Indians and will supply men for the mission. Harmar authorized the assembly of volunteers for expedition.
December 7, 1798 Settlement of accounts of militia who served on expedition against Cherokee Indians in 1794 James McHenry David Henley Congress passed Act authorizing settlement of account of militia on expedition against Lower Cherokee Indians 1794.
August 23, 1790 An Estimate of the Expense of Troops for an Expedition Against the Wabash Henry Knox [not available] An estimate of the expense of employing, for three months, one thousand seven hundred militia, and four hundred continental troops, in an expedition against the Wabash Indians--two hundred of the militia to be mounted. Includes pay and subsistence of militia and Continental troops; Quarter Master's Department, including hire of horses and boats.
March 28, 1791 Assembly of troops to combat Northwest Indians Henry Knox Beverley Randolph Three thousand levies are to be assembled in July for offensive expedition against Indians. Until that time, troops will be used to protect the frontier. Provides details on how the levies should be used.
November 5, 1794 Peace with hostile Indians Anthony Wayne Unknown Recipient General Anthony Wayne regarding the establishment of a "permanent and lasting peace" between the United States and "hostile tribes of Indians." Talks of a treaty with the Wyandots. Also talks of "some of the bad white people" who have instigated conflict.
June 27, 1792 Conditions of U.S. Treaty with Six Nations Henry Knox Joseph Brandt Formal invitation to Brandt to sit on General Council as Chief of Six Nations. Document explains the U.S. stance on hostile Indians, hopes Brandt will convey sentiments to Indians.