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Date Title Author Recipient Summary
January 16, 1800 Rent Etc. Due J. Seagrove James McHenry William Simmons Paperwork submitted by McHenry show claims of J. Seagrove against U.S. for rent due on lands and buildings occupied by the government. McHenry authorized payment to be rendered to John Ross. Claim reimbursed should not include the expense of pine and cypress trees felled for public use.
November 19, 1791 Treaty of Protection Henry Knox William Blount United States provides protection to the undersigned Creeks.
1799 Sketch of the Creek Country in 1798 and 1799 Benjamin Hawkins [not available] History of Creek, or Muscogee, Nation written in detail. Includes in depth description of type of land and resources available.
May 3, 1792 Directions for travel Joseph G Chambers Henry Knox Letter to the Secretary of War, offering directions for travel as he needs to meet with Secretary Hamilton.
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.
July 23, 1798 Transport and Delivery of Stores Daniel Morel Samuel Hodgdon Mentions shot sent with the teamster and price for hauling shot, balls, and shells.
April 11, 1793 Additional supplies to be furnished at Pittsburgh Quartermaster General's Department [not available] From Quartermaster General's Dept. and Commissary of Military Stores Dept. Account Book. Estimate of additional supplies to be furnished at Pittsburg (presumably for 1793).
November 4, 1796 Letter from the Navy Constructor Josiah Fox [not available] "Statement of materials &c. on hand in the Navy Yard at Portsmouth, New Hampshire, arranged agreeably to the foregoing instructions."
August 23, 1795 Valuable Lands Return Jonathan Meigs Winthrop Sargent Someone has been marking public land, in an attempt to make a claim on it. Meigs alerts Sargent to this illegal act.
August 2, 1794 Fortifications of North Carolina Nicholas Martinan Henry Knox Letter to the Secretary of War regarding the construction of various fortifications off the coast of North Carolina.
February 7, 1801 Adding a Credit to Alexander Humphrey's Account William Simmons Samuel Hodgdon Adding a credit to Alexander Humphrey's account related to accounts of Alexander Humphreys for money expended in erection of huts for recruits at Staunton Rendezvous.
November 4, 1799 Colonel Parker's Encampment in Harper's Ferry Tobias Lear George Washington Lear reports on Colonel Parker's camp at Harper's Ferry. There was some concern that there was not enough lumber to build huts to house the regiment, but the area purchased by the US had sufficient trees for lumber.
November 14, 1792 Let the Hatchet Be Buried Governor Edward Telfair Headmen and Warriors of the Cherokee Nation The talk of the Governor of Georgia to the Head-men and Warriors of the Cherokee nation in which he urges the Cherokees to once again seek peace with their white neighbors.
January 29, 1792 Recommendations for Military Appointments Henry Knox Brigadier General Otho H. Williams Letter, asks for recommendations for military appointments.
May 20, 1785 Land Ordinance of 1785 for ascertaining the mode of disposing Lands in the Western territory Richard Henry Lee [not available] Congress publishes the Land Ordinance of 1785 on 20 May. Congress issues guidance for the marking, mapping, subdivision, and sale lands in the western territory. An Ordinance for ascertaining the mode of disposing of Lands in the Western Territory. Be it ordained by the United States in Congress assembled, that the territory ceded by individual States to the United States, which has been...
July 27, 1792 Disagreeable State of Anxious Suspense Anthony Wayne Henry Knox Wayne reports on the status of the defense of the northwestern frontiers, the embassy to the Chickasaws, the growth of the cavalry, and the improvement of discipline among his troops.
May 1795 General Return of Quartermaster's Stores George Fleming Samuel Hodgdon Return of all the Public Property belonging to the Quarter Master's Department at West Point taken for May 1795.
May 18, 1792 Infamous Falsehoods of the Imposter Bowles, Etc. George Washington Kings, Chiefs, & Warriors of the Creek Nation A talk delivered by James Seagrove from the President in which Seagrove excoriates the subversive activities of William Bowles and warns the Creeks that attacks upon innocent Americans will be dealt with harshly. He assures the Creeks that the terms of the Treaty of New York will be met and boundary lines established as agreed to in the treaty.
August 13, 1790 [Proclamation] George Washington [not available] Peace treaty between United States and Creek Nation. Stipulated that the Creek Nation could not form any alliances with other nations, or pursue a treaty with an individual state. Prisoner exchange to take place. Boundary established, "where the old line strikes the Savannah [river]" extending North to the Keowee, from the top of the Occunna mountain range, to the Tugelo river, additional...
August 7, 1790 Treaty of New York with the Creek Nation of Indians Henry Knox Senate of the United States This is the Treay of New York concluded between the United States and the Kings, Chiefs, and Warriors of the Creek Nation of Indians.
April 1792 Colonel Pickering address to the Senekas and their Chief mourning the death of Farmer's Brother's Son Timothy Pickering [not available] In this speech, Pickering expresses grief over the death of Farmer's Brother's Son. He says he knew the charming boy and Farmer's Brother took him everywhere. Pickering turns to Farmer's Brother and says that he mourns his loss of an only son. Pickering goes on to describe the power of the great spirit. Closes by asking to let these considerations comfort his heart and assuage his grief; and that...
October 22, 1786 [Talks given by the King's Headman and warriors of the Great Nation.] King's Headman [not available] Punishment for murders of white people committed by Indians to be administered. Indians seek peace with white people. Blamed A. McGillivray for seditious and murderous acts and advocated for his murder. Creeks offered to advise their people on the boundaries around the Oakmulgey and the St. Mary's rivers, discussed several land disputes.
December 12, 1795 Progress in building frigate at Philadelphia, Pa. Timothy Pickering [not available] Difficulty in acquiring live oak and cedar of appropriate length for building frigates.
December 27, 1796 Response to Cherokee John Watts' Concerns Over Boundaries, Etc. James McHenry John Watts McHenry speaks on behalf of the president, who says he is pleased by the Indians' inclinations toward peace. Notes he is sending Silas Dinsmoor, an Indian agent, to live among them. Says that the prosecution of white killers of Indians will be undertaken, though the Indians should take care to avoid such occurrences of violence. States that if Indians steal from whites, the value of the stolen...
December 22, 1796 Speech by John Watts, Cherokee Chief, Concerning Peace & Boundaries with U.S. John Watts [not available] Notes that peace has faithfully been observed since a 1795 conference, though whites have killed Indians since then; expresses sorrow that these whites have not been punished. Describes the Indian-land boundary established Governor Blount [of TN], says he will abide only by that line. Asks that the boundary be formally run, by a U.S. surveyor of integrity (not a land speculator), and that...