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Date Title Author Recipient Summary
December 22, 1798 Hunters in the Woods Benjamin Hawkins James McHenry Hawkins notifies McHenry of hunters that have taken to the woods, and of the Chiefs' cooperation. Also discussion of the capture and return of Mr. McIntosh's runaway slaves.
April 22, 1795 [A talk from the Mad Dog and Big Warrior of the Tuckabatcet in behalf of the Creek Nation to James Seagrove] Mad Dog James Seagrove Advice from U.S. on peace between tribes to save land was good. Noted killing of Creek hunters by Chickasaws, Creeks will transport prisoners and property of guilty Indians to U.S. Fear that some Indians will ally with Cumberland settlers and militia against Chickasaws. Creek request that the U.S. remains peaceful, Creeks promise to remain peaceful with Cherokee Nation. Hopes to establish...
October 29, 1794 Correspondence with Cherokee chief William Blount Double-head William Blount, Governor of Southwest Territory, responds to Double-Head, Chief of the Cherokee, about various questions. Double-Head has asked if his people go hunting, if they may be safe from hostile whites on the frontier. Blount assures him that the whites will not hurt his people. But warns him that it is difficult for frontiersmen to distinguish between Creeks and Cherokees, and since the...
December 29, 1791 Use of Scouts to Provide Security for Local Inhabitants Henry Knox [not available] Extract taken from records of the War Office, signed by John Stagg, War Office Clerk. The Secretary of War informs the Lieutenants of the Pennsylvania Counties of Allegheny, Westmoreland and Washington that a detachment of recruits of regular troops has been marched for Fort Pitt in order to provide security for the inhabitants, presumably from Indians. In addition, Knox gives the authority to...
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.
January 5, 1791 Protecting Virginia's Frontier Henry Knox George Washington Given the Indian threat to the frontier counties of Virginia, Knox recommends that experienced hunters and woodsmen be employed by the General Government to supplement the defensive measures provided by the Army.
December 29, 1791 Warning Citizens of Imminent Danger from Indian Attacks Henry Knox [not available] Knox tells the militia lieutenants of three Pennsylvania counties to recruit scouts whose purpose will be to warn citizens of imminent danger from Indian attacks; also he specifies how much these scouts will be paid and the procedures for mustering them into and out of the service.
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.
October 28, 1797 Happy Accommodation of All Past Differences Among the Four Nations Chief Cussetah King [not available] Speech of the Cussetahs and lower towns to the Chickasaws in reply to an address.
April 15, 1799 Negotiations Between Hawkins and the Creeks Benjamin Hawkins James McHenry Hawkins outlines the negotiations between Hawkins and the Creeks. Hawkins proposes that the chiefs elect two representative chiefs and ten hunters and guides for each to accompany Hawkins to Pensacola. The Indians are unsure of the plan, but agree to cooperate if a certain chief agrees with the plan. Believes that at this point they are sufficiently informed of the state of things, and that...
May 16, 1790 Results of Indian Attack Henry Lee Harry Innes Details of account of Indian attack on river above Limestone.
May 23, 1799 Conference with the Creek Indians Benjamin Hawkins James McHenry The Superintendent of Southern Indian Affairs reports on a conference with the Creeks, also mentioning diplomatic relations and cooperation with Spain. States that if there is to be any Indian opposition, it will come from the Seminoles in East Florida.
November 22, 1791 Letter Signed [not available] [not available] Letter, directs measures for protection of the frontier.
February 23, 1798 Account of Execution of Indian Chief and Request for Policy Benjamin Hawkins James McHenry Letters between governor and Hawkins outlined and numbered. Hawkins recounted an ambush of U.S. officers, and complaints of white neighbors of Tuskeegee Tustunnagau and other Creek Indians. Tuskeegee put to death after civil trial. Blacksmith's employed by U.S. for the use of the Creek Indians, Hawkins requests ruling on the responsibility of payment.
February 12, 1798 Appropriate Time to Hold Treaty with Cherokee Indians Andrew Jackson James McHenry Anderson, Jackson, and Claiborne advised McHenry on time of Treaty with Cherokee's regarding the "affair in Tennessee" that dealt with land rights of settlers and Indians.
July 11, 1799 Complaint Against the Chickasaw Chiefs of the Shawnees Arthur St. Clair The Chiefs of the Shawnee complain to St. Clair about the behavior of the Chickasaw. They claim that the Chickasaw are breaking the peace and troubling the Shawnee chiefs, women, and children. They ask St. Clair to defend them and stop any possible mischief.
December 29, 1791 [Duplicate] Protection of Washington County Henry Knox Absalom Baird Recuits marching for Fort Pitt to support the regular troops in protection of Washington County and all settlements along the Ohio River. Orders to call up men to serve as scouts.
December 9, 1797 Sales of Furs and Skins by James Seagrove William Simmons Unknown Recipient Sales of furs and skins by James Seagrove, Superintendent of Indians Affairs to the Creek Nation, being on account of the United States the same having been received in pay for goods furnished to Indians and factors from the public goods in his possession at a time when they could not purchase Indians goods in Georgia.
July 1, 1796 Indian affairs and treaties Benjamin Hawkins James McHenry General Superintendent of Indian Affairs Benjamin Hawkins describes the Treaty of New York of 1790, the Creek Nation, Indian boundaries, and murders on the frontier.
August 7, 1790 Treaty at New York with the Creek Nation Henry Knox [not available] Treaty between the United States and Creek Nation. A clear boundary is established and the Creeks cede all land to the north and east of the boundary in exchange for an annual sum of $1,500 paid by the United States government to the Creek Nation. The Creeks agree to release all prisoners and the United States government permits the Creek Nation to punish any U.S. citizen who trespasses onto...
December 26, 1791 Defensive protection of Western part of Pennsylvania Henry Knox Thomas Mifflin Knox explains to Governor Thomas Mifflin the military steps he is taking to protect the Pennsylvania frontier.
1790 Minutes from Creek Treaty Henry Knox [not available] Document, Minutes for Creek treaty; discusses Indians and husbandry.
October 2, 1798 Treaty with the Cherokee Nation of Indians Thomas Butler [not available] Articles of a Treaty between the United States and the Cherokee Indians.
January 15, 1786 Journal of the Treaty at Hopewell Commissioners Plenipotentiary Congress of the United States PRINT document. Journal of the Treaty at Hopewell 7-15 January 1786
November 20, 1789 Commisioners' Report on Negotiations with the Creek Nation Benjamin Lincoln Henry Knox The Commissioners--Lincoln, Griffin, and Humphreys--report on their mission to negotiate a treaty with the Creek Nation. Since their mission was unsuccessful, they make recommendations regarding the measures needed to protect frontier settlers. They also suggest that further efforts should be made to improve relations with the Creeks. They have much to say about the Creeks and other southern...