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Date Title Author Recipient Summary
January 2, 1794 Testimony on the white attack on Indians Bartlet Walker Unknown Recipient On December 28th a party of whites murdered two Creek Indians hunting in Georgia who had neither attacked them nor threatened them. Bartlet Walker, aged 16 years, testifies that Capt. Jonathan Adams and three others fired upon and killed the Indians.
June 27, 1791 Queries by Captain Hendrick to Stockbridge Indians Timothy Pickering [not available] Questions and answers regarding stipulations of treaty with United States and the Six Nations of Indians, at Newtown, New York, June 27th, 1791. U.S. promised peace and retention of lands for Western Indians.
January 29, 1799 Certification of payments; Israel Chapin, Deputy Agent for the Six Nations of Indians William Simmons James McHenry Certification of payments; $250 to Israel Chapin, Deputy Agent for the Six Nations of Indians, salary.
May 8, 1793 Baggage and goods belonging to Indians Henry Knox Samuel Hodgdon Knox asks that all the baggage and goods belonging to Indians under Captain Prior accompany them. Indians insist upon this.
May 16, 1794 Conflict between Indians and Georgia militia James Seagrove George Mathews Letter from the Agent for Indian Affairs to the Governor of Georgia. Seagrove had spent 6 months living among the Indians for the purpose of establishing peace, and saw is very irritated by the "rash and lawless conduct" of the militia (led by Major Adams) in attacking the Indians after all his efforts. Seagrove claims that the Indians who were attacked were friendly tribes. The attack was...
March 30, 1791 Estimated Costs for Campaign Against the Indians Henry Knox Alexander Hamilton Estimate of the money required by the Quarter Master Department before July 1, 1791, in order to make the necessary preparations for an upcoming campaign against Indians
May 10, 1794 Georgia militia attack friendly Indians Captain Richard B. Roberts Henry Knox Reports to the Secretary of War that Georgian militia have attacked friendly Indians.
September 29, 1795 Speech by Indian Chief to U.S. Commissioner at Fort George, 09/29/1795. Unknown Iroquois Chief [not available] Thanks U.S. commissioners for their determination to do justice by the Indians. Confirms that the Indians' claim is just, and appeals to the Americans' Christianity to ensure that they continue to deal justly. Affirms wish for love and friendship between the two peoples, unto future generations -- and says that this example should be followed by all Indians. Says that word the U.S.'s just...
March 2, 1795 They Will Be Destroyed Without Distinction Anthony Wayne Cherokees Wayne warns that if the murders, robberies, and injuries perpetrated by the Cherokees and other Indians continues, he will call out his warriors to destroy them without distinction since he will be unable to tell the guilty from the innocent. He therefore advises all peaceable Indians to withdraw themselves immediately from the bad ones so as to leave them to the fate that awaits them.
March 24, 1797 Account of Israel Chapin, Agent to the Six Nations of Indians William Simmons James McHenry Certification that $195.91 is due Israel Chapin, Agent to the Six Nations of Indians, being a balance due on account of the annuity of the said Indians for the year 1796.
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.
July 26, 1791 Orders to Purchase Sundry Goods for Indians Samuel Hodgdon Isaac Craig Lists items for Indians to be delivered to Adjutant Morgan.
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.
May 22, 1790 Fragment - Events After Gamelin Left Villages John Francis Hamtramck Arthur St. Clair Indians went to war shortly after Gamelin left Indian villages during his tour to seek peace with Indian tribes.
August 14, 1799 Forwarding of Correspondence Concerning Relations with Indians & Spain James McHenry John Adams Forwards letters from Benjamin Hawkins. The draft copy lists the enclosures, which identify Hawkins as having extended contact with Indians and representatives of Spain.
July 1, 1797 [Contract for Providing Supplies to the Indians] Anthony Foster James McHenry This document is enclosed in the letter in which Foster asks Henley to forward the letter he has written to the Secretary of War on the subject of his contract with the government to provide supplies for the Indians. Foster worries that, if supplies are not available, the Indians will think that the government has forsaken them. He assures Henley of the sincerity of his concern in this matter.
April 9, 1796 Affairs of Traders and Indians Edward Price James McHenry Details on trading with Indians, politics, and daily developments with trade.
November 8, 1792 Peace with the Wabash and Illinois Indians Henry Knox United States Senate Knox informs the Senate that a treaty of peace has been reached with sundry tribes of the Wabash and Illinois Indians and sixteen Wabash chiefs are due to arrive soon in Philadelphia
September 16, 1789 Preparations for Treaty and Intent of Indians Not to Remain Much Longer Andrew Pickens Commissioners for Indian Affairs in Southern Department Every arrangement has been made and Indians are encamped at the distance directed by Secretary of War. Great exertions have been made to keep Indians together, and in good humor. They will not remain much longer. Ask that the commissioners before the next Friday. Mention that Alexander McGillivray wishes to remain longer.
February 25, 1792 Invitation by President to Visit Philadelphia Henry Knox Joseph Brandt Reiteration of invitation to visit Philadelphia to discuss welfare of Indians.
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.
April 24, 1797 Report on boundary line survey Benjamin Hawkins James McHenry Report on the progress of the survey of boundary lines. Reports gathering of Indians to meet the commissioners, difficulties with the Army officer commanding in the area, and that "lawless persons" were planning to attack the Indians accompanying the commissioners on the survey.
March 24, 1797 Compensation of Israel Chapin, Agent for the Six Nations of Indians William Simmons James McHenry Certification that $688.50 is due Israel Chapin, being his compensation as Agent for the Six Nations of Indians from July through December 1796.
October 8, 1796 Discusses Situaton at West Point with Indians James McHenry George Washington Discusses situation at the garrison. Refers to affairs at West Point, including with Indians. Suggests possibility of separating troops detached from West Point. Mentions French monarchy.
May 14, 1793 Depredations by Southern Indians Henry Knox William Blount Knox informs Blount of a series of violent actions by the southern Indians, resulting in a number of American deaths, and the reaction of American forces to the Indians' depredations.