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Date Title Author Recipient Summary
November 19, 1797 Proposes Plan for Supplies and Furs Edward Price James McHenry Refers to proposal of selling provisions to the troops and to a list of supplies from Mr. Francis. Proposes idea of how to work with deer skins and other furs.
February 20, 1798 Fur Trade Edward Price James McHenry Furs trading prices and number of furs recounted, Indians dissatisfied with price from October. No money to pay the Indians.
March 17, 1800 New Book Keeper and Status of Furs for Transport Edward Wright John Harris Mr. Elliot's travel plans. Opinion of Wright - that Elliot was acceptable but would have preferred a man who could keep accounts in a more agreeable manner. Updates on shipment of furs via waggon.
December 9, 1797 Sales of Furs and Skins by James Seagrove William Simmons Unknown Recipient Sales of furs and skins by James Seagrove, Superintendent of Indians Affairs to the Creek Nation, being on account of the United States the same having been received in pay for goods furnished to Indians and factors from the public goods in his possession at a time when they could not purchase Indians goods in Georgia.
April 24, 1799 Price List of Peltries John Harris [not available] Discusses prices for furs purchased from the Creeks, the proper care of the furs before shipment, and the proper method of packing them for shipment. Asks for a list of goods needed by the Factory.
May 15, 1798 Plans to Build a Fur Processing Factory Edward Price James McHenry Finished quality of fur products sold by Indians of inferior quality, proposal to build factory for processing furs.
June 14, 1796 Accurate Accounting of the Indian Trade James McHenry James Byers In order to provide an accurate accounting of the Indian trade, McHenry directs Byers to provide him a copy of his day-book which should contain all invoices of goods received for the Indian trade, all goods sold to the Indians, and entries of all furs and peltry received in exchange.
August 9, 1799 Information about Gubernatorial Election, Stevens's Compensation, Cash & Fur Samuel Hodgdon Isaac Craig Refers to commotion of coming election with concern for the peace and security of the common wealth. Seeks to elect James Ross governor. Refers to case of Stevens in New York. The Quartermaster general has appointed Stevens his agent with a handsome compensation. Swan has opened his office in the rooms formerly occupied by the postmaster general. Refers to valuable cargoes of cash and furs.
February 24, 1796 Trade, Frontier, and Relations with Spain Edward Price James McHenry Discussed trade of skins and furs with Indians, noted Spain as principal rival of U.S.
June 10, 1799 Necessary Goods for the Creek Factory Edward Wright John Harris The post will leave before Price is able to enclose a complete list of goods required by the Creek Factory. A full list to follow shortly. He stated in this letter that they are in want of many articles.
June 25, 1799 Goods Required for Trade with Indians Edward Wright John Harris Inclosed list of goods required for trade with Indians, quantities included.
June 18, 1793 The Indians are for peace. John Thompson Secretary Smith Thompson assures Smith that the Indians are for peace if they are not disturbed by whites. The head-men are waiting to see what will be done by the government before they take satisfaction themselves for white depredations.
July 12, 1799 Quarterly Returns of the Clothing and Indian Commissary Departments Jonathan Schieffelin Samuel Hodgdon Encloses duplicates of the Quarterly Returns of the Clothing and Indian Commissary Departments. Cannot, as of yet, send copies of the vouchers. Indians are gathering, there has been an altercation between some Potawatamies and Miami. There is no news of the lost trunk.
August 13, 1793 Ownership of Land West of the Ohio River Chiefs and Warriors Council of Indian Nations at Rapids of Miami River Commissioners Official document from Confederacy of Indian Nations. Land ceded by a few chiefs of the Confederacy did not validate the U.S. claims to the land west of the Ohio River. Indians will not sell their lands, instead they tell the U.S. to give the money to the poor settlers so they can move off the land.
November 22, 1796 Report from Hopewell Benjamin Hawkins James McHenry Hawkins reports on his plans for surveys to establish boundary lines between the Creeks, the Cherokees, and the United States. Reports on his plans for a tour through the towns of the upper Cherokee and the Creeks.
1789 Copy of Harmar's Speech to the Indians Josiah Harmar [not available] Harmar seeks peace between Indians and the "Thirteen Great Fires" (13 States) and offers wampum, reminded Indians that U.S. are obliged to protect and defend all friendly Indians. Virginia settlers seek to live in peace with Indians. Mentioned deception of Indians by enemies, murder on Ohio by unknown Indians, and that the U.S. traders will provide Indians anything they need.
October 3, 1794 Receipts Isaac Craig Samuel Hodgdon Hodgdon believed yellow fever was returning to Philadelphia. Return of Butler enclosed, request to return remaining balance. Expenditures of Quartermaster's Department increased past Craig's expectations, he requests additional money to cover costs. J. Belli carried packets of vouchers to Treasury, but Craig had not received a confirmation of receipt and requests inquiry into Belli.
January 15, 1789 Report of Talks with Hanging Maw of Cherokees and Plunder by John Sevier Joseph Martin Henry Knox Reports that some Indians retreated to his plantation in South Carolina in order to escape Mr. Sevier. Martin met with Hanging Maw, Cherokee Chief and reports that he wished to settle all quarrels and will go to his nation to put a stop to war. Martin reports that later he was attacked by party of Creek Indians on his plantation in Georgia. Reports on acts of plunder by Sevier, which was allayed...
August 11, 1794 Georgia Address to Creek Nation George Mathews Creek Nation of Indians Message to the leaders and warriors of the Creek Nation from the State of Georgia. Discusses disputed boundaries. Implores them that President Washington is desirous of engaging in friendly relations with them, but that they have not returned prisoners and have stolen a great number of horses, cattle, and slaves. Also addresses their concern about white encroachment on the frontier along the...
May 5, 1792 The Stealing of Horses by Southern Indians William Blount Henry Knox Governor William Blount describes for Knox the many instances of horse stealing in the South and the potential for discord that the stealing of white men's horses by southern Indians has produced.
July 31, 1793 Speech of Commissioners of United States to deputies of confederated Indians assembled at the rapids of Miami River Federal Commissioners Treaty at Sandusky [not available] Speech given by Federal Commissioners at the close of the afternoon on 31 July 1793 to the Indian Deputation of confederated Indian Nations assembled at Captain Elliot's a the mouth of the Detroit River. To avoid further confusion, the deputation gave the federal commissioners a paper stating "this is the meaning of our hearts." Signed by Wyandots, Delawares, Shawanese, Miamis, Mingoes,...
June 4, 1793 Memorandum of instructions on treaty negotiations given to Captain Hendricks by Colonel Pickering. Timothy Pickering Captain Hendricks Instructions from the Commissioners to Captain Hendricks. Hostile Indians claim boundary as Ohio; commissioners suggest that Hendricks consider the following in order to explore Indian flexibility on this matter. 1. Admit that some commissioners set up extravagant claims. Emphasize that current commissioners will confine selves to moderate tenets. 2. Former treaties went to great council of...
August 2, 1799 Political Views of the Local People Isaac Craig Samuel Hodgdon Major Craig discusses the political views of the local people with Samuel Hodgdon. Notes that a shipment of money is on its way from Presquisle.
August 29, 1789 Instructions to the Commissioners for Treating with the Souther Indians George Washington Commissioners Instructions to Lincoln, Griffin, and Humphreys, Commissioners for negotiating treaties of peace with the Indian tribes and nations south of the Ohio River. The various objects of the mission are detailed, the overarching goal of which is to negotiate peace and, as far as possible, align the interests of the tribes with those of the United States. The commissioners have to negotiate with the...
March 9, 1788 Discusses Trades with the Delawares and the Moravian Indians Josiah Harmar Henry Knox David Zeisberger, Moravian Indian missionary, has requested an exchange of corn for powder, linen, etc. Refers to encounter with Captain Pipe, chief of the Delawares, who met with Ensign McDowell in great friendship and respect. They intend to trade furs with contractors.