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Date Title Author Recipient Summary
July 21, 1788 Regarding the dispositions of the Northern and Western Indians as stated by St. Clair Henry Knox Arthur St. Clair The dispositions of the Northern and Western Indians as stated by St. Clair will require great address in order to render them friendly to United States. Refers to Acts of Congress of 2 July. Congress will be anxious to hear of St. Clair's success.
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.
November 1, 1799 Army Commands and Troop Dispositions Abraham R. Ellery [not available] Respective commands and departments of Major Generals Hamilton and Pinckney, with troop dispositions.
October 20, 1791 Maunsell delivers a British diplomatic message to Knox John Maunsell Henry Knox Copied letter, General Maunsell, acting on behalf of the King of England, delivers this diplomatic message to Knox.
August 5, 1793 Recent Depredations Against Friendly Cherokees Henry Knox William Blount "Permit me to request the favor that you would take into your consideration the recent depredations and murder of the friendly Cherokees by some lawless whites and give your opinion in writing of the most practicable and peaceable method of satisfying the Cherokees upon that subject and an estimate of the cost hereof. "
May 10, 1794 Georgia militia attack friendly Indians Captain Richard B. Roberts Henry Knox Reports to the Secretary of War that Georgian militia have attacked friendly Indians.
January 19, 1791 Speech of the President to the Seneca Chiefs George Washington Seneca Chiefs Washington refuses to restore any of the lands ceded by the Indians in the treaties of Fort Stanwix and Fort Harmar but assures them that he is still their friend and protector and will help them achieve prosperity by teaching them to raise domestic animals, the use of the plow, and how to raise corn.
January 9, 1784 Pay of Officers Samuel Hodgdon Joseph Howell Articles delivered to officers. The cost of the articles to be deducted from the officers' pay.
March 23, 1791 Murder of Friendly Indians Henry Knox Arthur St. Clair General St. Clair is to ensure that those guilty of the murder of friendly Indians are quickly brought to trial and punished. He is to meet with the principal chiefs of the Senacas to assure them that justice will be done and that compensation for loss of property is due the friends and relatives of the deceased Indians.
November 20, 1792 Preserving the Peace & Preparing for War Governor Edward Telfair Henry Knox Telfair discusses the steps he has taken to bring to justice the offenders who murdered friendly Cherokees. He warns Knox that if the endeavors to preserve the peace are not successful, the federal government must provide the additional resources needed to defend against marauding Indians.
March 28, 1791 Murder of Friendly Senecas Henry Knox Thomas Mifflin Knox charges General St. Clair with investigating the murder of friendly Indians but emphasizes that those charged with the murders should be tried and punished by the State of Pennsylvania within whose jursidiction the crime took place.
April 19, 1791 Acts of Violence Against the Friendly Indians Henry Knox Arthur St. Clair Knox decries the act of violence against friendly Indians by Major Gutrie and his party of militia which may provoke the Sencas to turn against the United States. If Gutrie was called into service by the United States he is liable to trial by court martial and, if convicted, may be executed.
May 31, 1791 A Guide for John Heth Henry Knox William Blount Knox asks Governor Blount to provide a guide and a party of friendly Cherokees to escort John Heth to Mr. McGillivray.
March 28, 1791 Friendly Indians Killed at Beaver Creek Henry Knox Seneca Chiefs Knox assures the Seneca Chiefs that the President had nothing to do with the recent murder of friendly Indians. He will ensure that Samuel Brady and the others responsible for this reprehensible deed will be brought to justice and punished. Compensation for lost horses and other property will be provided to the friends and relations of the deceased.
July 24, 1793 Letter from Georgia Governor Telfair to Secretary of War Henry Knox on General Twiggs' assessment of Creek dispositions, and death of half breed Cornell Governor Edward Telfair Henry Knox From the State House Augusta Georgia Telfair informs Knox that Twiggs assesses that Creeks are not confident of their strength, that those who have been friendly remain so, and that those inimical towns should be punished, captives liberated, property restored. David Cornell was killed by a detachment of Georgia militia horse while carrying dispatches for James Seagrove Creek Indian Agent...
November 15, 1799 Repairing Fort Niagara & Friendly Relations with the British John Jacob Rivardi Alexander Hamilton Describes his plans for repairing [Fort Niagara] and discusses the friendly relations between British and American forces stationed on the Niagara River. States: "Two regiments have arrived at Quebec and the British force which will remain in Canada this winter amounts to upwards of eight thousand regulars exclusive of two provincial battalions." [Refers to the arrival of the Sixth Regiment of...
July 19, 1799 Report of Friendly Indians Isaac Craig Samuel Hodgdon Major Craig relays report of friendly Indians to Samuel Hodgdon. Major Kingsbury is taking a furlough.
May 15, 1787 We Are For Peace Speaker of the Seneca Tribes Unknown Recipient A spokesman for the Seneca tribes expresses his desire for peace which requires the Headmen of both the Indians and Whites to control the hostile actions of their young men.
July 16, 1793 Barbarous Murder Committed by Whites Henry Knox George Washington "I have the honor to submit to you the letters brought by the express from the Southwestern Territory relatively to the barbarous murder committed by the Whites on some friendly Cherokees."
May 2, 1791 Instructions to Colonel Timothy Pickering Henry Knox Timothy Pickering Knox instructs Colonel Pickering in the importance of maintaining an alliance with the Six Nations during the upcoming campaign against the Western Indians. The Indians should be made to appreciate the many advantages of friendship with the United States including protection against lawless whites, compensation for lost property, education of Indian children, pensions for the principal chiefs,...
April 7, 1791 St. Clair Detained by the Gout, Etc. Henry Knox Arthur St. Clair The recruiting of regular troops and levies appears to be successful. The friendly Indians should be conciliated following the murder by whites of several members of their tribe. St. Clair is currently hobbled by the gout. General Butler is going to Maryland and Virginia to supervise the raising of two battalions.
April 19, 1791 Report from the Western Frontier Arthur St. Clair Henry Knox Governor St. Clair reports from the western frontier on the actions of the local militia who have been called up to provide protection for the inhabitants and the attempts to pacify the friendly Indians after acts of violence against them by unscrupulous frontier settlers.
August 31, 1787 Various Private Inquiries Henry Knox Col. Wadsworth Mentions writing Mrs. Greene, and encloses letter. States "the affairs of Holland...will probably be accommodated by the friendly interposition of New Jersey." Inquires after Wadsworth's family.
November 21, 1793 Unexpected Cessation of Hostilities William Blount Henry Knox "We still continue to enjoy an unexpected cessation of hostilities, the Indians as yet not having committed a single murder since the visit General Sevier paid the nation by order of Secretary Smith. I am unable to offer any positive reason for this cessation as all friendly communication between the Indians and citizens of the United States is cut off; but my opinion is that it is fear of a...
March 28, 1791 Assurances of Justice Henry Knox Arthur St. Clair Knox stresses the need to assure the Seneca Chiefs that the murderers of the friendly Indians will be brought to justice and that liberal compensation for the loss of property will be provided to the friends and relations of the deceased.