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September 13, 1800 General Shepard Is Preventing an Examination of the Troubles at this Post Joseph Williams Samuel Hodgdon Williams explains his suspicions that General Shepard has deliberately ignored the troubles at Springfield despite the fact that he is chairman of the committee charged with investigating those troubles.
August 25, 1791 Domestic Troubles Are Settled, Etc. Michael McKewan William Simmons McKewan discusses John Fleece's pay and his and his partner Captain O'Hara's account along with other accounting matters.
September 10, 1787 Giving Thanks to General Knox DuPlesses Henry Knox DuPlesses gives effusive thanks to Knox for his attentiveness and friendship during his time in America. Outlines the political situation in Europe.
May 22, 1790 Ogden informs Knox that he will make a remittance for Mr. Webber Samuel Ogden Henry Knox Ogden discusses personal matters, the health of Washington, and a remittance for Mr. Webber.
June 5, 1792 Speech to various Indian tribes Rufus Putnam Chiefs and Warriors of the Indian Nations Speech of Brigadieer General Rufus Putnam to the sachems and warriors of the Indian tribes inhabiting the Miami or Tawa and Wabash rivers. This included the Wyandots, Delawares, Chipawas, Ottawas, Pottawatamies, Shawanees, and Tweehtwees. Putnam addresses the sources of hostilities between the tribes and the United States. Requests that they open the path that leads to Fort Jefferson, the nearest...
October 21, 1800 Simmons Writing Morrison About the Financial Malfeasance of Colonel John Edwards William Simmons James Morrison Simmons remarks that no previous opportunity had arisen for the money Morrison had received from John Edwards to get passed on, and at present Simmons is requesting that Morrison now pay this amount to Captain Samuel Vance and take his triplicate receipts. Two of these receipts should be forwarded separately to Simmons' office for assessment. The balance due by Colonel Edwards, suggested in a...
June 5, 1792 We Shall Unite in Friendship & Love Rufus Putnam Tribes on the Miami, Tawa, & Wabash Rivers This is a copy of a speech by General Rufus Putnam to the tribes of the Miami, Tawa, and Wabash Rivers in which he assures the Indians of the peaceful intentions of the President and Congress and his plans to meet with the tribal headmen soon to resolve any differences between them and the United States.
April 1, 1791 Gratitude to the Great Chief Little Beard [not available] Little Beard expresses his gratitude to the Great Chief, General Washington, for the grant of lands given in perpetuity to his people.
November 7, 1799 Request for Payment for Services Rendered Jeremiah Wadsworth James McHenry Request for remission of bills to Wadsworth, after describing the services he has rendered -- managing the acquisition of shoes & cartridge boxes. Refers to money troubles he is having.
June 22, 1798 War with the Great Republic, Etc. Samuel Hodgdon Isaac Craig Hodgdon discusses sundry items including the infamous "Aurora" [newspaper] and war with the Great Republic [France].
October 5, 1798 Whore Troubles Benjamin Hawkins James McHenry Hawkins expresses outrage over the number of whores and rogues in the area of the Creek Nation once headed by Seagrove. They cannot get used to the "new order of things" and may resort to mischeif.
March 17, 1796 Describing Incidents of Horse Stealing and Threats of Violence Jonathan Cass James Wilkinson Major Cass is describing troubles among the Indians and the inhabitants. The Indians have stolen many horses. Some were returned as a result of imprisoning a Delaware Indian. The Indians have been threatening to take up the tommahawk, and he fears murder is not far away.
May 19, 1789 A great talk by Warriors and Chiefs of Cherokee nation assembled at Chota [not available] Tickagiska King Begins with an apology for misunderstandings and for the actions of their rash inconsiderate young men. Wish to live in peace with neighbors. Mentions Tennessee, Highwassee, Telliquo, and Ammoah. Makes mention of last treaty at South Carolina where they gave up to white brothers all the land they could spare; and have little left to raise women and children upon. Hope no more will be taken...
August 29, 1797 Accounts and Vouchers for Mounting Cannons Daniel Bedinger William Simmons Bedinger mailed accounts and vouchers for mounting cannons at Norfolk. Account is distinct and separate from the fortifications. Bedinger mentioned request from Henry Knox, Secretary of War, for new carriages and "impliments" for the fortifications at Norfolk. Bedinger seeks compensation for his troubles associated with acquiring new carriages and "impliments."
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...
February 7, 1791 Gratitude to the Great Councillor Seneca Chiefs [not available] Cornplanter and the other Seneca chiefs express their gratitude to the "Great Councillor" for his peaceful intentions and the presents and other benefits provided to them by the United States.
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.
December 19, 1791 Invitation to Five Nations to Visit Philadelphia Timothy Pickering [not available] Suggests visit to Philadelphia to discuss the introduction of various skills related to goods production, all promises of gifts to be fulfilled at Great Council fire in Philadelphia.
June 15, 1789 Report on Several Indian Tribes Henry Knox George Washington Knox informs the President that certain Indian Affairs require immediate attention. He also goes on to outline a proposed strategic policy with regard to Indian affairs. Indians are currently in state of unrest. This report pertains to the Wabash Indians in the Northwest. Knox informs the President that subsequent reporting will follow. Reports # 2, 3, and 4 will address the situation with the...
February 28, 1787 To the Chiefs and Warriors of the Six Nations Major General Richard Butler Chiefs & Warriors of the Six Nations Speech alludes to transmission of items to Congress, recommendations of peace, and advised Indians to maintain control over their people to prevent hostilities against white settlers.
January 26, 1789 Regarding land purchases; geographical information; the imminent death of the King of Great Britain Tench Coxe Thomas Mifflin Discusses land purchases in New York, Massachusetts and Pennsylvania from Indians and reports on the imminent death of the King of Great Britain from a dropsical disease. Suggests that a change of kings will result in increased public debt.
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.
1799 Discussion of Affairs with France James McHenry John Adams Mentions the spectacle of war as compared to a quiet submission. Speaks of affairs with France and a treaty with Great Britain.
May 19, 1789 Council at Chota concerning a treaty between the United States and the Cherokee nation Chiefs & Warriors of the Cherokee Nation [not available] Warriors, chiefs and representatives of Cherokee nation having met at Chota on Tennessee, are sorry to inform elder brother General Washington and the great council of the United States of the bad conduct of some; but to great joy the Great Spirit has removed the dark cloud and permits the sun to shine in friendship upon each party. Cherokees make known to Congress of a desire and intention to...
February 10, 1801 Certification of payment; Thomas Pinckney, Esquire, Minister Plenipotentiary to Great Britain, for books and mathematical instruments William Simmons Samuel Dexter Certification of payment; $34 to Thomas Pinckney, Esquire, Minister Plenipotentiary to Great Britain, for books and mathematical instruments.