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Date Title Author Recipient Summary
June 14, 1787 Speech of the Lower Creek chiefs the Hallowing King of the Cowetas and Fat King of Cussetahs. [not available] [not available] Beloved man from Congress was here. Mr McGillivray came over here and matters were settled. Expected that Mr. White would inform the State of Georgia. You always promised that the innocent should not suffer for the guilty. We knew nothing of these bad people or the mischief of the upper towns. Had a meeting with northern Indians lately. Told them we had settled matters with Virginians and could...
July 24, 1792 Letter to the Wyachtenos and other tribes living on the Wabash River Rufus Putnam [not available] "Brothers: I am on my way to you from the great council fire of the United States, where the great and good chief, General Washington, resides. I am coming with the wishes of his heart to you which are very good, and which I hope will make your heart rejoice, when you hear them. Brothers: Out of love to you I am come this long way. I wish you to become a happy people; and, believe me, nothing...
March 4, 1790 Autograph Draft Document [not available] [not available] Speech, asks custody of murderers; discusses Indian aggression.
March 4, 1790 Autograph Draft Document [not available] [not available] Speech, asks custody of murderers; discusses Indian agression
June 29, 1789 Invitation to the Creek Nation to meet with U.S. authorities Andrew Pickens Creek Chiefs Invitation to the leaders of the Creek Nation to meet on September 15, 1789 in an effort to make peace. The document asks that the Creeks release all prisoners - both black and white - before the deliberation and to make sure that the current boundaries are respected and violence is avoided.
May 26, 1790 Regarding pay of La Neuville brothers Henry Knox Joseph Howell The War Secretary requests information on the La Neuville brothers, foreign officers who left the service prior to 1780. Asks whether or not they had the depreciation of pay made good to them.
September 2, 1792 Requested Payment Boots William Blount Request for gun as payment for accompanying Mr. Hath to visit Creeks. Noted he and his people were peaceful with U.S. and using the guns for hunting.
February 24, 1786 Talk of Old Tassel with Governor of Georgia Chief Tosell Governor Edward Telfair Talk of the Cherokee Chief "Old Tossell" (Old Tassel) to the Governor of Georgia asking that he keep John Sevier and his "bad men" from raiding the Cherokee towns. Fear of disturbance from white settlers, who frightened their women and children into the woods and plundered their homes. They seek peace.
August 6, 1791 A letter expressing displeasure with a divisive force placed by Butler in the Seneca Nation Chief of the Seneca Nation Half Town Major General Richard Butler The Seneca chiefs were told Dr. Barlgh(?), the Frenchman, had great authority from Butler, but this was a lie that has been found out. To them, he was acting as a dividing force, and the chiefs tell Butler that as long as he stays away from the tribes, they can act as a cohesive body. The chiefs make fairly clear threats that Barlgh is only safe under Butlerís protection, and to leave it would...
September 27, 1794 Extract of a speech to the Wayandols at Sandusky. John Foster Williams [not available] J. Williams called for peace and justice to be administered by the United States against those guilty of prolonging the war.
May 7, 1799 Recruiting Efforts for Captain Brothers and Captain Beatty James McHenry Carvel Hall Speaks of recruiting efforts for Captain Brothers in Hagers Town and Captain Beatty at Frederick Town.
April 12, 1798 Letter from the Accountant of the War Department William Simmons Samuel Vincent Simmons directs Vincent to forward the records of Major Valentine Brothers.
October 27, 1800 War Department Appropriations for Transporting Indian Boys Home Samuel Hodgdon Israel Whelen Informs Whelen of two Indian boys who have been educated and raised by the Society of Friends [Quakers], but now wish to return to their own people. The Society of Friends applied that the cost of transportation be paid by the U.S. government, the Secretary of War agreed to it, and now Whelen is asked to submit the funds, as they will come out of the general War Department appropriations.
June 1, 1795 Transporting Military Stores to Shepherdstown Timothy Pickering Samuel Hodgdon Enclosed is a return of military stores located at Frederickstown, Maryland that should be transported to Shepherdstown so that the expense of keeping them there does not exceed their value.
August 28, 1792 Stolen Horses Returned and Indian Relations with U.S. John Kinnard [not available] Stolen horses retrieved from the towns of Cheehaws and Telhuanas, assured "brothers" that head men do not send Indians to steal white mens' horses. Horses sent to Capt. Fleming who will return them to rightful owners. Thought it appropriate to pay Indians who collected horses.
January 3, 1797 Letters for Worthy Friends Edward Miller William Simmons Capt. Miller hopes that his frequent enclosure of letters is not disagreeable to Simmons. Enclosed are letters for worthy friends which he hopes will be forwarded to their places of destination.
October 30, 1790 Provisions for the Senecas Timothy Pickering Chiefs of the Seneca Nation Captain Ross, a trusted men, has been directed to travel to the Painted Post to provide beef, corn, and meal for the Indians. It is hoped that this will provide proof of the good will of the United States.
April 25, 1791 Making Peace at Buffalo Creek Thyogasa [not available] Thyogasa says he will seek peace at Buffalo Creek and hopes that his white brothers will do the same.
August 27, 1793 Message from Secretary of War Henry Knox to the Hanging Maw sent by Governor Blount on the Incident at Hanging Maw Henry Knox Hanging Maw Knox conveys the wishes of President of United States General George Washington, who expresses indignation at the attack made upon him [presumably attack and murder by Major Beard and his men at Hanging Maw's house]. Knox notes that Washington has directed Governor Blount to bring the perpetrators to justice. Knox tells Hanging Maw that whites do not carry out individual revenge; it is the job of...
October 5, 1792 [Speech of John Heckewelder to the Delware chiefs and captains, Walendauwechen, Pachgantschihillas, Muchingwe, Pushees, and Captain Pipe.] John Heckenwelder [not available] Assurances of truth and peace. Offer to meet at the mouth of the Muskingum to talk out peace.
April 25, 1798 Request to examine vessel "Two Friends" for fitness as vessel of war [not available] Joshua Humphreys Request to examine vessel "Two Friends" for fitness as vessel of war. Examine mast, rigging; determine number of guns she can carry. State the alterations, repairs and articles required to fill her up.
January 27, 1799 Withdraw Troops from Their Own Neighborhoods, Etc. Amos Stoddard James McHenry Capt. Stoddard complains of the size of the barracks in which his troops are forced to live and recommends that troops not be stationed in their own neighborhoods where the influence of family and friends can be detrimental.
September 4, 1790 Seeking the Murderers of Two Men Timothy Pickering [not available] Pickering requests custody of the murderers of two men and expresses his regret at continued Indian aggression.
August 9, 1791 If You Foolishly Prefer War James Wilkinson Indian Nations Living on the Wabash River Wilkinson warns the Indians of the trouble and distress that will befall them if they ignore the voice of reason and persist in joining those tribes that are waging war against the United States.
July 13, 1791 Peace Talks of the Six Nations Good Peter [not available] Good Peter discusses the peace talks of the Six Nations.