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Date Title Author Recipient Summary
September 13, 1792 Token of Friendship William Blount Little Turkey Received letter from Little Turkey which Blount viewed as a sincere token of friendship with United States and of desire for peace. Blount stated that towns that did not declare war will be able to remain on their land in peace. Requests that hearty thanks be passed along to other chiefs.
April 22, 1793 Request for Orders David Shepard Henry Knox Indians have acted in hostile manner; Shepherd requests orders on how to act against them after General Wayne left the quarter.
April 2, 1792 Circular James Wilkinson Henry Lee To avoid unnecessary bloodshed, no hostilities are permitted. Messengers have been sent to Indian villages to offer one last attempt at peace.
November 18, 1793 Update on Shawanese and Request for Help Anthony Wayne Chiefs of the Chickasaw Nation Update on interactions with Shawaneses, request for help from Chickasaw Nation in the spring.
November 3, 1792 Temporary Nature of Frontier Defense Henry Knox Henry Lee Noted use of state militia for protection of frontier should be temporary and any permanent measure must be enacted by Congress.
May 24, 1790 Indian Attack Alex Ballit Harry Innes Man wounded near plantation, believed to be by Indians.
June 30, 1786 Resolution of Congress Charles Thomson Executive State of Virginia Resolution to protect citizens of Virginia against Indian attacks. Orders to dispatch two companies of militia to assist the federal military north of the Ohio.
May 24, 1790 Horses Stolen Christopher Greenough Harry Innes Greenough thought that horses stolen from settlement could have been prevented.
May 10, 1793 Presidential Agreement to Negotiations at Lower Sandusky Henry Knox Henry Lee President authorized last effort for peace between U.S. and hostile Indians before the U.S. would take offensive action.
October 30, 1792 Protection of Frontier Henry Knox Henry Lee Congress to discuss war and peace with Chiccamagas. Only defensive action by state to be taken in dealing with Indians.
June 4, 1790 Stolen Horses John Caldwell Harry Innes Account of stolen horses and pursuit of Indians by Capt. Wilson.
February 15, 1793 Chiccamagas Desire for Peace Henry Knox Henry Lee Indians desire peace, Governor Blount to call general council to discuss terms.
October 27, 1792 How to Treat Indians Henry Knox Henry Gaither Advised to always be on guard for Indian attacks but to to avoid air of suspicion toward friendly Indians. Always treat them with kindness.
March 10, 1791 Authorization to Call Up Militia Henry Knox Beverley Randolph President authorized use of militia for protection of Virginia frontier from hostile Indians. Details on employment, rations, etc.
August 11, 1791 Counties Sufficiently Protected, Orders to Move Troops Henry Knox Major General Richard Butler No additional protection needed for counties against a few Indians, Knox ordered Butler to march for Head Quarters with troops and supplies.
April 22, 1795 Capt. Pasteur's address to the Wabash Indians. Thomas Pasteur [not available] Discussed how the hostile Indians have had their eyes opened by Gen. Wayne. Requests that the Wabash meet Gen. Wayne tomorrow to discuss details of treaty.
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.
April 10, 1792 Protection of Frontiers Winthrop Sargent Henry Knox Request for money to pay militia and spies employed to protect settlements from Indians. Enclosed copy of letter from Sargent to Wilkinson.
May 20, 1791 COPY: Proceedings of Council with Chiefs of the Six Nations John Butler Chiefs Six Nations Formal speech by Butler given at the negotiations held at Buffalo Creek.
September 27, 1792 Calling Up Militia William Blount Henry Knox Green County cavalry and seven companies of infantry called up to defend territory from Indian attacks. Sevier to command field officers.
May 28, 1796 Charges for Tracking Indians Unallowable William Simmons James McHenry Enclosed account of Capt DeButts for tracking Western Indians. Compensation cannot be given to DeButts who requested compensation for additional services; an act not authorized by law.
May 8, 1793 Extract of a letter from his Excellency Edward Tilfair to the Secretary of War Governor Edward Telfair Henry Knox Barbarities of Indians forced Telfair to send troops to frontier for additional protection of settlers.
August 16, 1793 Continuation of War Benjamin Lincoln Chiefs and Warriors Council of Indian Nations at Rapids of Miami River Inability to agree on boundary line between Indian Nations and U.S. the U.S. could not reach a peace agreement with the Western Indian Nations.
September 3, 1793 Negotiations with Wyandot Indians Henry Knox Henry Lee Details from Commissioner's travels to North of the Ohio to discuss peace treaty with Wyandots. Lee is governor of Virginia.
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.