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Date Title Author Recipient Summary
April 3, 1792 General Orders to Cease Offensive Hostilities James Wilkinson [not available] Hostilities to cease, Commandants to receive flags and await further orders.
August 30, 1799 Apprehension Respecting Indian Hostilities Isaac Craig Samuel Hodgdon Major Craig makes Samuel Hodgdon aware of popular apprehension regarding Indian hostilities. Craig hopes the distribution of the Indian annuity will serve to pacify the Indians.
October 27, 1792 Indian Hostilities Henry Knox Governor Edward Telfair Intelligence from Gov. Blount states that five hundred warriors from Chickamaga towns and some banditti Upper Creeks plan hostilities against the U.S. and will strike the Cumberland settlements. Authorized Governor to make defensive preparations.
June 5, 1799 Probability of Approaching Indian Hostilities Alexander Hamilton John Francis Hamtramck "I have received a letter from Colonel Strong dated at Detroit the 7th of May last. You will judge from the information which you shall have when this reaches you how far it may be expedient to reinforce this post and from what quarter. The enclosed extract of a letter to him may serve as a guide. I will only add that my view of the subjected, probably imperfect at this distance, does not...
April 25, 1793 Additional Hostilities Against the United States, Etc. William Blount Henry Knox Blount has received additional evidence of the intentions of the Creeks to commit hostilities against the United States. McKee and Watts are to attend a council in which McKee is to represent the interests of the U.S. The mounted infantry ordered to provide relief to the Mero Distrct has not demonstrated the readiness that would have been expected.
April 22, 1793 Indian Hostilities Governor Edward Telfair Henry Knox Governor of Georgia provides status of Indian hostilities to Secretary at War. Governor Telfair informs Secretary Knox that weapons have not been received.
June 24, 1796 Intelligence on Hostilities by Chipewas Anthony Wayne James McHenry Information from Colonel Hamtramck on possible hostilities by Chipewa Indians. Wayne suggested the Chiefs should be approached to meet in council to discuss peace. Dragoons mentioned as good keepers of the peace if Indians were indeed hostile.
November 21, 1793 Unexpected Cessation of Hostilities William Blount Henry Knox "We still continue to enjoy an unexpected cessation of hostilities, the Indians as yet not having committed a single murder since the visit General Sevier paid the nation by order of Secretary Smith. I am unable to offer any positive reason for this cessation as all friendly communication between the Indians and citizens of the United States is cut off; but my opinion is that it is fear of a...
July 10, 1793 General Wayne Should Abstain from Hostilities Benjamin Lincoln George Washington Commissioners Lincoln, Randolph, and Pickering stress to the President that General Wayne should remain quietly at his posts until the outcome of the negotiations with the Western Indians are fully known.
June 10, 1793 Indian Depredation Henry Knox Governor William Moultrie News of hostile Creeks in Georgia transmitted. Request for assistance from South Carolina militia if future hostilities happen.
September 14, 1789 Regarding Constant Hostilities Between Indians who Live on Wabash River and People of Kentucky Arthur St. Clair George Washington Regarding constant hostilities between Indians who live on Wabash River and people of Kentucky: it must be considered by the government of Western Territory. Requests that Washington take matter into consideration and asks for orders based on what is though proper. Kentucky people will likely retaliate and this will undermine the government's treaty efforts. Makes inquiry regarding the calling up...
August 13, 1790 Restraining Indian Hostilities, Etc. George Washington Henry Knox The President informs Knox of his intention to go to Mount Vernon as soon as public business will permit. Therefore, the President directs the Secretary of War to forward all business that requires his attention immediately. Additionally, the President requests Knox's opinion on restraining Indian hostilities, what further measures can be taken to ensure peace on the frontier, the expediency of...
June 11, 1799 Indian Relations James McHenry James Jackson Cause and effect of white settlers and Indian hostilities on frontier of Georgia. Relates to the thefts of horses from the Choctaw King.
June 14, 1794 Avoiding a General Indian War Henry Knox Thomas Mifflin Discusses how a proposed move against "the more Western tribes" might provoke the Six Nations; notes that these factors, in addition to "precarious" relations with the Creeks, could well bring on a general Indian war. Mentions ongoing negotiations with European nations whose colonies border the U.S., saying that urgent reasons should be sought after to "embarrass or embroil" [whom is unclear],...
August 16, 1790 President Washington's guidance for dictating peace with Indians on Ouabache [Wabash] River Arthur St. Clair Major General Richard Butler President Washington has said that peace with the Indians on the Ouabache can only begin with a cessation of hostilities. If hostilities continue, Butler is authorized to call on the Lieutenants of the counties of Virginia and Pennsylvania for detachments of militia. Commanding officer of troops General Harmar, and St. Clair have a plan for offensive operations. Calls upon Butler for sixty men to...
September 2, 1792 Indian Relations and Settler Unrest John Thompson William Blount Attempts to persuade Blount that the Spaniards are behind Creek hostilities and murder against white settlers, and that the peaceful towns will "do their part" in keeping the peace. Thompson asked on behalf of peaceful Indians if it is safe to remain in their towns for fear of attacks from white settlers. Requests letter be burned after it is received.
May 24, 1794 Suspend the Establishment at Presque Isle Henry Knox Thomas Mifflin Because of the recent murder of an Indian, the President deems it necessary to temporarily suspend the establishment of the town at Presque Isle so as to prevent an outbreak of hostilities by the Six Nations of Indians.
July 26, 1787 Report of Committee: Indian Relations. Congress of the United States [not available] Relative to making provision for preventing wanton and unjust attacks upon Indians, committee is convinced that measures must be adopted by congress and the states to prevent further progress of mutual depredations and hostilities between Indians and frontier inhabitants. No person shall be permitted to pass through territory north west of Ohio River without a permit signed by Secretary of War....
October 13, 1788 Outrages on Cherokees by people of State of Franklin Richard Winn Henry Knox Following several outrages on Cherokees by people of Franklin, Winn sent letter to Governor of North Carolina to put a stop to future hostilities. Also contacted commanding officers on frontiers of state. Discusses supplies granted by Congress to carry treaty into effect.
May 18, 1791 Campaign Against the Indians Henry Knox Timothy Pickering Knox discusses Indian hostilities and the campaign against the Indians. He alludes to the possibility of a treaty that would eliminate the need for warfare.
September 24, 1792 Growing Indian Hostilities General Israel Chapin Henry Knox Peace could not be reached with hostile Indians. Canada Indians perplexed at at inability to reach peace. Council fire between Canada Indians, Delaware, and Shawnee moved to the mouth of the Muskingum.
March 20, 1792 Protecting Citizens on the Frontier William Blount Henry Knox Governor William Blount provides Knox with information regarding the dispositions of the Southern Indians, and the causes of the hostilities of part of the Cherokees and Creeks and the steps he is taking to protect citizens on the frontier.
July 12, 1794 Hold Hostilities in Abeyance Pending Negotiations John Jay Alexander Hamilton Jay tells Hamilton that all hostilities between the U.S. and Britain should be held in abeyance until the present negotiations between the two countries are concluded. Current positions on the frontier should be held, prisoners should be released, and captured property restored.
July 14, 1799 Torrent of Devastation and Massacre James Jackson James McHenry Based on Information from Major Abner Hammond who is currently visiting the Creek towns, relations with the Indians are more favorable than they have appeared. Nevertheless, Governor Jackson confirms that he will be prepared for possible hostilities so as to avoid devastation on the frontier.
April 28, 1795 Indian Hostilities Timothy Pickering Robert Brooke Opinion on Indian hostilities and white hunters invading Indian hunting grounds on the north west side of the Ohio River.