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April 21, 1795 [Capt Pasteur's Answer to the Petiwatimies Indians, in Council, 21st day of April, 1795.] Thomas Pasteur [not available] Explains U.S. desire for peace, will forgive Indian Nations for wrongs. Advised avoiding British and their deceptions. Promises of trade upon signing of treaty with U.S., discussed building villages on "this side of the Ohio" river, and offered assurances of peace. Could not offer land on the Wabash to the Indians. Thanks for returning of prisoners;
March 9, 1795 Notification of Hunting Party Delaware Indians Anthony Wayne Speech expressing happiness with U.S. relations. Notification that hunters traveling to Grand Glaize plan to trade and kill/hunt.
April 4, 1794 Instructions for Treaty with Northwest Indians Henry Knox Anthony Wayne Instructions to Major General Anthony Wayne for holding a treaty with the Northwestern Indians and form of the Treaty. Based on Wayne's communication of 18 January, Knox notes that a treaty may be possible if Indian overtures are sincere, and Wayne's conditions of delivering prisoners and recalling war parties can be met.
January 18, 1794 Supplement: Truce with Indians, and Considerations of Possible Treaty Anthony Wayne Henry Knox Supplement to prior letter of same date; Wayne laments the arrival of the Indians' truce flag, as he was set to seize Girtystown (now St. Mary's Ohio), in the center of the hostile tribes' region, but says he could not refuse the gesture. Truce of three days set, will not advance for that period. Considers merits of two possible treaty sites, Picquetown or Grand Glaize. Asks for instructions,...
October 9, 1786 Extracts of General Clark's Speeches to the Different Nations of Indians on the Wabash and their Answers George Rogers Clark [not available] Clark invites the Indian nations to a Grand Council in November. Location of grand council disputed; Clark says the meeting will be at Clarksville but the Indian leaders state that councils are always held at port St. Vincennes.
June 13, 1795 Captain Chapin discusses Indian affairs with Pickering Israel Chapin Jr Timothy Pickering Letter, discusses hostile Western Indians; discusses establishing a peace; mentions Indian reservation.
October 22, 1796 Speech By Joseph Brant Concerning Indian Lands at Grand River Captain Joseph Brant Claus Entitled "Speech from Captain Jos. Brant to Captain Claus Agent of Indian Affairs for and behalf of the Five nations inhabiting the Grand River, 22 October 1796." Discusses grievances relating to Indian land along the Grand River; apparently after the Revolution the Indians were promised legal protection of their lands there by the British government, which was not given. Accuses the British of...
June 7, 1793 British Assistance to American Commissioners during Sandusky Treaty Talks with Western Indians Lieutenant General John Graves Simcoe General Clarke Assistance offered by British for peace negotiations with Western Indians.
May 31, 1795 Letter Concerning Transport of Goods, Upcoming Treaty in Greenville, and Peace Anthony Wayne Isaac Williams Letter delivered by Leather Lips, Delaware chief, and warriors. Williams stated that the Indians traveling to Greenville will sign treaty and are eager for peace. Supplies transported to Greenville from Pittsburg will be housed in small fort with garrison to be constructed soon.
September 20, 1795 Division of Land and Peace Treaty Anthony Wayne Timothy Pickering Transmitted by Col. O'Hara the original treaty between U.S. and all hostile tribes from North West of the Ohio river. Details on Indian tribes being detained by British and land jobbers. Discussed details of new boundaries and division of land among trading companies from Detroit.
July 16, 1791 Route of Hendrick to Hostile Western Indians Timothy Pickering Henry Knox Step by step route of Hendricks route by way of Niagara and Grand River.
August 13, 1792 Grand National Council, Indian Affairs Henry Knox James Wood Advises against disputes with neighboring Indians for fear it will spread to all southern tribes. Result of Grand National Council was peace among Cherokees towards U.S.
January 18, 1794 Indian Flag of Truce, and Suspicions Thereof Anthony Wayne Henry Knox Wayne Informs Knox that the Indians have sent in a flag of truce, which he believes is due to the seizure of St. Clair's field and the approach to Grand Glaize. Doubts the overture is sincere, believing the Indians may just be stalling for time to remove their women and children, store winter provisions, and scout Wayne's camp -- but accepts the necessity of losing this opportunity for a quick...
November 10, 1794 Confidential intelligence on Northwest Unknown Author Anthony Wayne Confidential intelligence given at Greenville to Major General Anthony Wayne, regarding Indians in the Northwest region - particularly the Six Nations - and a proposed treaty of the British. Also mentions Governor John Graves Simcoe of Upper Canada.
May 21, 1791 We Are Neither on One Side or the Other Young King of the Six Nations [not available] The Young King stakes out a position of neutrality between the British and the Americans and intends to send representatives to the treaty at Painted Post where the American will try to reach a peaceful settlement with the western tribes.
December 28, 1792 Situation in Ohio Country: Indians Demand Withdrawal, Soldiers Need Pay, Shortage of Officers Anthony Wayne Henry Knox The Indians continue to demand that the United States withdraw to the south of the Ohio River. There is a severe shortage of officers; non-commissioned officers are now in posts which should be held by commissioned officers. The men have not been paid for five months and need the money to purchase clothing for the winter.
July 16, 1794 Expected Arrival of Kentuckians; Intelligence About Indian Retreat from Fort Recovery Anthony Wayne Henry Knox Notes that Kentucky volunteers are coming up. Cites evidence of the trails of the Indian force retreating from Fort Recovery to show that some have split off, but the rest continued back to Grand Glaize. Plans to move out within 4-5 days, once divisions of Kentuckians start arriving, with any arriving after his departure ordered to follow immediately.
August 14, 1794 Seizure of Grand Glaize; Expectation of Battle with British & Indians Near Roche de Bout Anthony Wayne Henry Knox Notes that Indians have abandoned Grand Glaize area villages, and that they would have been taken totally unawares if not for the desertion of a quartermaster from the Legion who gave them warning. Expresses astonishment at the amount of buildings and crops. Is erecting 2 forts in the area, Fort Defiance and Fort Adams. Expects campaign to be decided in a confrontation with British and Indians...
August 15, 1795 Information for Serving as Indian Commissioner; News of President's Ratification of [Jay] Treaty Timothy Pickering Jeremiah Wadsworth Acknowledges receipt of Wadsworth's letter accepting position as commissioner for treaty with the St. Regis [Iroquois] Indians. Has asked New York Governor Jay for the particulars on when the treaty will be commenced, and when the other commissioners will be at Albany -- he will inform Wadsworth of these specifics once they are known. Says chief reason for writing is that "the great question is...
July 4, 1798 Demand for Goods, Indians to be Present at Treaty David Henley Samuel Hodgdon Mentions receipt of goods and that three to four thousand Indians will attend the treaty.
March 21, 1795 Acceptance of Peace Offering, Land Grant to the Delaware Nation Anthony Wayne Chiefs of the Delawares Acceptance of peace offering of prisoners and grant of permission for the Delaware Nation to plant the land they previously occupied in the vicinity of Grand Glaize.
August 15, 1795 Treaty with Great Britain Timothy Pickering Anthony Wayne Ratification of treaty with Great Britain was postponed unexpectedly but Mr. Hammond recently made a "memorial" stating the Presidents decision to ratify the treaty agreeable to the Senate and that Mr. Hammond will convey the news to England. Only problem with treaty was suspension of trade with British West India Islands. Hopes the ratification of the treaty will positively influence treaty...
August 14, 1794 No. 33 Extract from a Major General Anthony Wayne's letter John Stagg [not available] Notification that Wayne's army took control of post at Grand Glaize. Enemy abandoned all settlements the evening prior to U.S. military arrival. Believed enemy had received information on Wayne's movement from a deserter.
June 7, 1793 Federal Commissioners note to Governor Simcoe on Sandusky Conference proceedings Federal Commissioners Treaty at Sandusky Lieutenant General John Graves Simcoe Federal Commissioners beg leave to suggest the following to Governor Simcoe of Upper Canada. Request that all proper means be used to ensure success. Ask the Governor for assistance in making preparatory arrangements; that all the efforts will be fruitless unless means are used to counteract the deep seated prejudice against whites based on the acts of a few. As an example, Commissioners point...
June 7, 1793 Find out what is true and do what is right. Colonel Pickering Captain Hendricks This is the memorandum of instructions given to Captain Hendricks by Colonel Pickering respecting the discourse with the hostile Indians about the treaty. Hendricks should listen to their claims regarding the boundary and ascertain how they might be dissuaded from their rigid demands.