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Date Title Author Recipient Summary
March 24, 1791 Hostile Intentions of the Western Indians, Etc. Henry Knox Rufus Putnam The hostile intentions of the western Indians seem clear. The recent murder at Beaver Creek of some friendly Indians should be investigated so as to avoid a general Indian war. It is hoped that the impending campaign will produce peace.
March 28, 1793 Dispositions of the Cherokees and Creeks William Blount Henry Knox Mr. McKee has not been able to convince the Cherokee chiefs to come to Philadelphia nor was he able to obtain assurances of the peaceful disposition of the young Cherokee warriors. His report will demonstrate, however, the hostile intentions of the Creeks toward the Cumberland settlers.
November 1, 1799 Army Commands and Troop Dispositions Abraham R. Ellery [not available] Respective commands and departments of Major Generals Hamilton and Pinckney, with troop dispositions.
July 21, 1788 Regarding the dispositions of the Northern and Western Indians as stated by St. Clair Henry Knox Arthur St. Clair The dispositions of the Northern and Western Indians as stated by St. Clair will require great address in order to render them friendly to United States. Refers to Acts of Congress of 2 July. Congress will be anxious to hear of St. Clair's success.
December 13, 1792 Message to be delivered to hostile Indians Henry Knox General Israel Chapin Secretary Knox informs General Chapin that Jasper Parrish, the interpreter, arrived with a letter from Chapin's son, enclosing a message from the hostile Indians and also from the Six Nations. He has set out this day on his return to Canandaigua. Requested that the message to the hostile Indians be forwarded to them immediately.
April 24, 1793 Prohibit Incursions into Indian Country Henry Knox Arthur St. Clair Knox emphasizes that during the treaty talks at lower Sandusky, hostile incursions by white citizens into Indian country should be strictly prohibited so as not to impede the peace process.
October 1, 1793 Copy of Letter from the Secretary of War to Thomas Holt Henry Knox Thomas Holt Knox advised on protection of Elizabeth Town from hostile forces.
January 9, 1784 Pay of Officers Samuel Hodgdon Joseph Howell Articles delivered to officers. The cost of the articles to be deducted from the officers' pay.
December 6, 1792 Report on the Council with the Hostile Western Tribes Henry Knox George Washington Knox reports to the President on the council held between the chiefs of the Six Nations and the chiefs of the hostile western tribes.
July 16, 1794 Detailed Information on Hostile Indians Movement Anthony Wayne Henry Knox Mounted volunteers under Major General Scott and Captain Butler at Fort Washington ordered to Green ville to track the movement of hostile Indians. Escape path given in detail.
December 26, 1791 Unsuccessful Negotiations with the Northwest Indians Henry Knox George Washington Knox's report to President Washington regarding attempts to reach a peace agreement with the northwest Indians and, having failed to reach an such an agreement, the preparations for the campaign against them.
February 16, 1793 Instructions for Treating with the Hostile Indians Henry Knox President of the United States Knox provides general ideas on how the Commissioners should treat with the hostile Indians
December 15, 1792 Facts in the Communications of the Six Nations, Etc. Henry Knox Anthony Wayne Knox wants Wayne to meet with the Cornplanter and Red Jacket to explain the facts contained in the communications of the Six Nations. The hostile Indians have been asked to meet with representatives of the United States at the appointed time and place.
May 23, 1799 Acquisition of Lands Useful to the United States, Etc. Alexander Hamilton James McHenry Hamilton has authorized Colonel Strong to withdraw from the post at Michilimacnac since Strong could not be reinforced at that post and his force could be better utilized elsewhere on the northwestern frontier. It will be better to arrange a treaty with the Indians relative to the sale of their land rather than have the land go to private individuals. He worries that his letter requiring General...
July 28, 1791 COPY: Enclosed Letters and Extracts from Pickering John Stagg Arthur St. Clair In Secretary of War's absence, Stagg transmitted letters from Pickering who was in the process of negotiating a peace with the hostile Indians.
July 24, 1793 Letter from Georgia Governor Telfair to Secretary of War Henry Knox on General Twiggs' assessment of Creek dispositions, and death of half breed Cornell Governor Edward Telfair Henry Knox From the State House Augusta Georgia Telfair informs Knox that Twiggs assesses that Creeks are not confident of their strength, that those who have been friendly remain so, and that those inimical towns should be punished, captives liberated, property restored. David Cornell was killed by a detachment of Georgia militia horse while carrying dispatches for James Seagrove Creek Indian Agent...
April 2, 1792 CIRCULAR: Notification of President's Offer to Indians for Peace James Wilkinson Commanding Officer, Militia of Kentucky Notification of President's final offer to hostile Indians for peace, messengers dispatched. Advised against hostilities toward Indians.
April 6, 1795 Pickering informs Captain Chapin of his appointment to succeed his father Timothy Pickering Israel Chapin Jr Letter, informs re Superintendant appointment; acknowledges information re General Chapin's death; discusses responsibility of Superintendant; advises re managing Indian affairs; alludes to Jay's Treaty; informs re prospect of peace with hostile Western Indians; informs re progress of Wayne's campaign.
February 11, 1792 Extract prepared by John Stagg Henry Knox James Wilkinson Letter, directs establishing additional posts; discusses hostile Indians; discusses state of frontier; discusses pay of troops; directs messages to hostile Indians; discusses provisions for army to be raised; discusses raising army; mentions militia.
November 5, 1794 Peace with hostile Indians Anthony Wayne Unknown Recipient General Anthony Wayne regarding the establishment of a "permanent and lasting peace" between the United States and "hostile tribes of Indians." Talks of a treaty with the Wyandots. Also talks of "some of the bad white people" who have instigated conflict.
June 27, 1792 Knox's Invitation to a Chief of the Six Nations to the General Government Henry Knox [not available] The recipient, a chief of the Six Nations, is invited to the seat of the US Government to hear the US policy towards the hostile and non-hostile Indian tribes. The US hopes to disabuse the hostile tribes, especially the Miami, Wabash, and Shawnee, of the idea that the US is trying to steal land. They hope that the chiefs will help to communicate the following points to the hostile tribes: the US...
December 12, 1792 Knox directs Chapin regarding Indian affairs Henry Knox General Israel Chapin Letter, Knox directs that Chapin ensure messages be delivered to hostile Indians; Knox directs Red Jacket be sent to War Office; alludes to Indian delegation.
December 15, 1792 Meeting with Cornplanter, Hostile Indians Henry Knox Anthony Wayne Urged invitation of Cornplanter to visit Wayne to discuss information regarding the Six Nations [of Indians]. Message sent to hostile Indians confirming meeting between United States and Indians.
October 27, 1794 Relations with hostile Indians Henry Knox Arnoldus Vanderhorst Summary of hostile Cherokee and Chicamagua tribe actions and designs along the Tennessee River. Relations with United States and various tribes. Notes that Congress would be in session and discussed process of declaring war.
June 5, 1791 COPY: Request to Five Nations for Assistance Major General Richard Butler [not available] Request to Five Nations to accompany De Bartzet and Governor St. Clair to deal with hostile western tribes.