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February 15, 1796 Adopt the Useful Ways of the White People Timothy Pickering Chiefs & Warriors of the Six Nations Pickering advises the Indians to "adopt the useful ways of the white people." He admits that it will not be easy for them to abandon their hunting culture but warns that game is becoming scarce. To quote from the letter: "Brothers, I have often shown you what good things the white people enjoy, and explained how you might enjoy them. You have answered, that what I told you is very good, and that...
May 22, 1800 [Private] Political Agenda of President Discussed James McHenry Samuel Chase Cabinet and executive administration politics and personal opinion of presidents agenda discussed.
January 10, 1800 General Orders Regarding the Prohibition of Gambling. William North [not available] Gambling is a vice destructive to the reputation of an Army and fraught with every evil. Therefore, It is ordered that no officer or soldier play at any game with cards or dice, at or within one mile of the camp, garrison, or post at which he may be stationed.
June 1, 1789 A Talk from the Chiefs, Head-men, and Warriors of the Lower Creek Nation. Headmen and Warriors of Lower Creeks [not available] Begins with expressions of friendship; and it was never intended to hurt white people. Note that "at our first meeting at the sea side, for the benefit of trade, we gave our land as far as the water ebbed and flowed, and by frequent request, granted as far as possible, reserving our hunting grounds: for what will be the use of goods brought amongst us, if our young men have not hunting ground to...
March 26, 1793 Letter from Timothy Bernard to James Seagrove Creek Indian Agent regarding white settler encroachments Timothy Barnard [Bernard] James Seagrove Letter from Bernard at Flint River to Creek Indian Agent James Seagrove. Reports on complaints by Indians regarding encroachments by white settlers in Georgia. Gangs of cattle driven into Indian territory vicinity fork of Jullah Packa. Bernard relates attempts to stop encroachments by informing commanding officer and Governor of Georgia. Wrote to Captain Phillips. Some Indians may have given...
June 20, 1799 Sends Military Figures to Practice Tactics; Copper Plates Illustrating Campaigns James McHenry Alexander Hamilton Sends military figures to practice tactics--the same that could be used for the game of chess. Will order a few copies of copper plates displaying military campaign operations.
October 25, 1799 Settling the Rank of Sundry Officers Nathan Rice Alexander Hamilton Rice lists the officers of his regiment--captains, first lieutenants, and second lieutenants--in the rank order that he believes is appropriate. He willingly defers if Hamilton does not agree.
October 4, 1796 Articles Very Necessary for the Indians, Etc. Israel Chapin Jr Samuel Hodgdon Among other concerns, Chapin mentions a quantity of powder and lead that is to be forwarded to his post. So far he has received some powder and flints but no lead. He hopes that they will not fail to arrive since they are articles needed by the Indians to go and pursue game. He is reassured that the Americans and English appear to be harmony at his quarter.
June 26, 1798 You Alone Can Unite All Hearts James McHenry George Washington McHenry would have delivered Washington's letter to Parker had he not learned that Parker had connected himself with a democratic printer. McHenry has purchased the land for the arsenal in the Shenandoah and hopes soon to begin manufacturing small arms at the site. Gerry has been playing the role of the double politician by communicating with Tallyrand but surely his pride will prevent him from...
August 7, 1791 Message to Creek Indian Chiefs Henry Knox Creek Chiefs Secretary Knox offers protection for the Creek Nation by United States if the Creeks will not hold treaties with other states or Indian Nations. Negotiates release of prisoners and Negros under Creek confines.
November 19, 1791 Treaty of Protection Henry Knox William Blount United States provides protection to the undersigned Creeks.
April 1789 George Morgan's Speech to the Indians George Morgan Delawares, Shawanese, & Cherokees Speech of George Morgan to the Delawares, Shawanese, and Cherokees at New Madrid in April 1789 in which he declares the peaceful intentions of the United States toward these tribes.
May 31, 1789 Henry Jackson discusses politics with Knox Henry Jackson Henry Knox Letter, discusses Capt Vose's departure; discusses election results.
October 1, 1791 Late Date for the Campaign Henry Knox George Washington Knox provides an update for the President re St. Clair's preparations for the coming compaign. St. Clair has arranged to add militia to his army and the first division has been ordered to march from Fort Washington to the Miami River. Knox expresses reservations re the late date upon which the campaign is to begin but understands why it was necessary to begin later than might have been hoped.
December 2, 1796 Transcript of Talks Between Different Indian Chiefs & Secretary of War on Necessity of Peace Between Tribes James McHenry [not available] McHenry, on behalf of President Washington, advises all the Indians assembled to not go to war with each other. The representatives of the tribes then comment on this advice and on peace-making among themselves; the loss of land, the fate of Indian prisoners held by other tribes, and the shared use of hunting grounds are discussed. Much is made of the union of all the Indian nations as...
November 19, 1797 Indian Affairs Benjamin Hawkins James McHenry Hawkins reports on meetings with the towns on the river. The Indian nation is not interested in selling land to Georgia. Hawkins relates the state of the Indian economy and agriculture, and passes on other local news. He concludes with a reminder about the news of the murder of Townsend.
May 5, 1792 Survey of the Ohio & the Miami Purchases Israel Ludlow Alexander Hamilton Surveyor Israel Ludlow describes for Hamilton the travails of his attempts to survey the Ohio and Miami Companies and the danger and suffering that were involved.
March 25, 1795 Indian Relations and Peace on Frontier Timothy Pickering William Blount Sections of letters from Gov. Blount were given to Congress for informative purpose. President awaits results of deliberations regarding trade with Indians. Defense of frontier financed. All offensive action stopped, policy of peace with Indians supported. Discussed Indian relations in detail, peace is paramount.
January 17, 1792 Conference of the Chiefs of the Cherokee Nation with the Secretary of War Henry Knox [not available] [A journal of a Conference of the Chiefs of the Cherokee Nation with the Secretary of War.] This is the transcript of Knox's meeting with the Cherokee chiefs who came to Philadelphia with a series of demands, particularly regarding white intruders in their territory and increased annuities for ceded lands.
June 15, 1797 Instructions to Capt. Guion Concerning Management of U.S. Posts in U.S.-Florida Border Region James McHenry Isaac Guion Directs Capt. Guion to see that the terms of the treaty with Spain concerning the border region between the U.S. and Spanish Florida are enforced. Specifically mentions: keeping Indians under U.S. jurisdiction from attacking Spaniards; keeping U.S. posts in a condition to resist attack ("as though at war"); various articles of management of the posts; gaining the goodwill of the inhabitants,...
July 2, 1791 Treaty of Holston with the Cherokee Nation of Indians William Blount [not available] Treaty of Peace and Friendship between the U.S. and the Cherokee Nation of Indians regarding land rights and peace.
July 7, 1789 Reports on the Southern Tribes and Likelihood of War Henry Knox George Washington The war between Georgia and the Creeks could spark a general Indian war across the frontier. Knox discusses the potential for aggression against the Indians by unruly whites to unify the Southern Tribes against the interests of the United States. He anticipates Spanish agitation in fomenting Indian hostility toward the United States. He gives his ideas regarding the civilization of the Indians...
April 17, 1790 Expedition report from Major John Doughty John Doughty Henry Knox Major Doughty reports on his expedition on Ohio, Mississippi and Tennessee Rivers. Lots of ice on Ohio river made it impossible for Doughty to proceed. He sent men forward on land. Details of rowing upriver during spring flooding and residing with Chickasaws and Kickapoos who showed him "great kindness". Discussed various battles between different Indian tribes. Primary objective of Doughty's...
November 25, 1798 Recommendations Relative to the Quasi-War with France James McHenry John Adams McHenry provides detailed advice to the president as to whether he should seek from Congress a declaration of war against France.
August 7, 1790 Treaty with Creek Nation: 1790 Henry Knox [not available] Treaty of Peace with Creek Nation, 1790. Treaty conducted under the authority vested in the Secretary at War, Henry Knox.