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December 19, 1789 Expeditions against the Indians Henry Knox Arthur St. Clair Knox expresses Washington's expectation that no expeditions shall be undertaken against the northwestern Indians without the express approval of the governor of the territory and the commanding officer of federal troops. He further recommends establishing a post at Muscle Shoals to control aggression by the Creeks.
October 14, 1793 Letter from James Seagrove to Georgia Governor Telfair requesting support in allowing Oakfuskees to settle matters with Cowetas for injuries done, to stop expeditions into Creek country, to prohibit future expeditions unless authorized by law James Seagrove Governor Edward Telfair Seagrove asks that the people of Georgia not interfere with Oakfuskee efforts to gains satisfaction for injuries done by Cowetas. Also requests he call off parties of militia assembled in Green and Washington Counties. Asks that Governor issue proclamation forbidding expeditions into Creek territory without proper [federal] authority.
May 29, 1793 Avoiding Offensive Expeditions in Indian Country Cabinet [not available] The Cabinet and Attorney General make their recommendations to the President regarding his reponse to the report of the Governor of Georgia respecting the depredations of Creek Indians within the territory of that State. The main recommendation is avoid offensive expeditions against the Creek Nation if at all possible.
July 26, 1799 Seeks to Settle Officer Accounts James McHenry William Simmons Writes regarding the settlement of officer accounts for expeditions. Requests report and any necessary information.
October 14, 1793 Letter from Captain Constant Freeman to Secretary of War Henry Knox on James Seagrove's failure to go into Creek Indian country, efforts of Georgia militia, and a suggestion that the Governor Telfair may call off further offensive operations unless sanctioned by Federal Government Constant Freeman Henry Knox Captain Freeman reports that James Seagrove has not gone into Indian Country for reasons Seagrove has already explained. Suggests that general war with Creeks is inevitable unless Federal Government express its disapprobation of the measures taken by the Georgia authorities. Success of Colonel Melton's invasion has given the people a desire for more expeditions and more prisoners. Suggests that...
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 27, 1792 Military expeditions against Northwest Indians Henry Knox James Wilkinson Secretary Knox discusses peace overtures with the Northwest Indians to General Wilkinson. Also discusses expeditions against Indians.
July 9, 1794 Request for Expenses Henry Knox David Henley Expenses in the Southwestern Territory and expeditions to Cherokee Country requested for accounting.
January 24, 1800 Discussion of Northampton Expedition James McHenry William Simmons Brigadier General MacPherson reports the inability to maintain Captain Rodman's horse troops on the Northampton expedition. Discussion of care of family during expeditions.
November 12, 1798 Seeks to Replace Position Edward Price James McHenry Requests payment for Joseph Clay. Clay has been recommended in place of Mr. McWallace. Several have declined the offer.
December 19, 1789 Regarding the President's Indian policy; British designs; state of supply and contractors Henry Knox Josiah Harmar Knox makes reference to Indian depredations in Kentucky and President Washington's assurances of protection. Knox will deliver the President's sentiments to Samuel McDowell, Chairman of Committee on Indian expeditions. An extract of the President's policies: That the best foundation for peace with the Indians is by establishing just and liberal treaties with them, which shall be rigidly observed...
April 1, 1790 War Department provides information to the Senate regarding Indain affairs War Department United States Senate Document, Minutes of opinions to Senate; discusses White aggression.
March 10, 1794 Kentucky expedition against Spanish territory [not available] Unknown Recipient Cabinet meeting concerning expeditions being prepared in Kentucky to invade Spanish territory to the West. A proclamation will be issued to Governor Isaac Shelby against the expedition. Secretary of State Edmund Randolph dissented.
October 17, 1791 Every Pacific Measure Was Tried Alexander Hamilton Henry Knox Hamilton instructs Knox regarding the points the President wants to make in a document describing the events leading up to St. Clair's campaign against the western Indians. The emphasis is on the attempts of the United States to promote tranquility.
January 2, 1800 Letter from the Accountant of the War Department William Simmons John Wilkins, Jr. Simmons requests that the Quartermaster General forward the enclosed letters from Congressman S. Sewall to the following destinations: Letter to Brigadier General Wilkinson; Letter to Lewis Walcourt, merchant in Natchez Letter to Capt. Daniel Bissell, 1st U.S. Regiment
December 12, 1792 Agreement of U.S. to Meet at the Rapids of the Miami River Henry Knox [not available] Proposal of Indians to meet with commissioners next spring accepted to pursue peace treaty. U.S. promised to halt all expeditions to frontier from present time to time of treaty.
August 8, 1799 Letter to the Secretary at War John McHenry James McHenry John McHenry, writing from the Hague, discusses the new American Navy, the Jacobins in France, the prospects of war in Europe, the French seige of Mantua, and the fall of the citadel in Alexandria with his uncle, James McHenry.
July 7, 1790 Hostile Indians Harry Innes Henry Knox Discussed dealing with hostile Shawnee Indians. Treaty at Fort Harmar, relations b/w settlers and Indians. Innes asserts Indians are aggressors and that settlers are defending their safety.
May 14, 1794 Suppressing the Expedition Against Spanish Dominions Henry Knox George Mathews There is evidence that a General Clarke and others are planning an expedtion against the dominions of Spain with whom the United States is at Peace. Governor Mathews is advised to take whatever measuires may be necessary to suppress such an expedition with the understanding that if the militia is called up, it will be at the expense of the United States.
July 21, 1787 Resolution of Congress: Treaty with the Wabash Indians. Congress of the United States [not available] Orders Col. Josiah Harmar to hold treaty with Wabash, Shawnee, and other hostile Indians to pursue peace.The Superintendent for Indian Affairs is to notify the Five Nations regarding Congressional action regarding their message. Orders for troops to be stationed on the frontier of Pennsylvania and Virginia, with details.
May 1, 1788 Regarding Maryland's Ratification of the Constitution Henry Knox Jeremiah Wadsworth Knox again mentions the cost of Hempstead, the school his son is attending. Tells of upcoming trip to Philadelphia. Believes that Maryland has adopted the Constitution; opines on the ratio of Maryland delegates for and against that measure.
September 24, 1791 Liklihood of Indians Seeking Peace Henry Knox George Washington Knox informs the President of St. Clair's preparations for the campaign against the Indians. St. Clair is concerned that Butler's force will not arrive before the order to march is given. The Indians are more likely to seek peace if they see sufficient numbers in the US force to diminish their prospects for success in battle against the US.
August 13, 1793 Letter from Georgia Governor Telfair to Secretary of War Henry Knox on convening of council of General Officers on subject of reducing five inimical Creek towns Governor Edward Telfair Henry Knox From the State House at Augusta, Georgia Governor Telfair informs Secretary of War Knox that he has convened a council of Georgia militia General Officers on the subject of reducing the five inimical towns of the Creek Nation, the contents of which to be transmitted separately for review by the President of United States General George Washington. If properly supplied, expresses optimism that...
October 14, 1793 Letter from James Seagrove Creek Indian Agent, to Henry Knox, on Georgia efforts to undermine peace with Creeks James Seagrove Henry Knox From Fort Fidius, Seagrove laments that his failed efforts at achieving peace with the Creek Nation are entirely owing to the unruly conduct of the people of Georgia. Reports that there are two expeditions on foot against the Creek towns; one party from Green County and other from Washington. Suggests that Georgia Governor Telfair is encouraging this activity. Expresses hope that the...
December 16, 1793 Report on the Southwestern Frontier and the Creek Indians Henry Knox George Washington Report relative to the Southwestern frontiers of the United States, as connected with the State of Georgia and the Creek Indians, and the territory of the United States South of the Ohio and the Cherokee Indians.Knox believes that, with the exception of a few lawless banditti Indians, the Creeks are amenable to a peaceful settlement and if the depredations of several lawless whites can be...