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Date Title Author Recipient Summary
April 20, 1793 Attacks by Marauding Indians William Blount Henry Knox Blount reports on a recent series of murderous attacks by marauding Indians.
September 23, 1796 Recent Injuries from the Creek Indians Jared Irwin James McHenry Governor Irwin reports on the disquietude felt by his citizens in consequence of the recent injuries from the Creek Indians. Neither the punishment of those responsible for the murder of Indians nor the invitation to attend a treaty has allayed their thirst for predatory operations.
May 28, 1800 Request for Issue of $1000 Worth of Goods for the Choctaw Indians James McHenry John Harris Notes that the purveyor will purchase, and deposit with John Harris, goods amounting to one thousand dollars for the Choctaw Indians. Harris will release said goods, to be transported to Natchez by John Wilkins Jr.
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
October 14, 1792 Militia to Protect Frontier Henry Knox Henry Lee No requirements from Virginia's military for protection of frontier during the ensuing year. All protection to come from federal government.
March 28, 1791 Assurances of Justice Henry Knox Arthur St. Clair Knox stresses the need to assure the Seneca Chiefs that the murderers of the friendly Indians will be brought to justice and that liberal compensation for the loss of property will be provided to the friends and relations of the deceased.
December 10, 1799 Deliver Goods to Colonel Mentges for Indians James McHenry John Harris Requests Harris deliver shirts, blankets, and shoes for the use of the Indians now in town.
July 20, 1792 Lasting Peace with the Wabash Indians Rufus Putnam Wea Indians Putnam replies to the speech of the Wea Indians. He reaffirms the brotherhood between him and the Indians and says that while brothers may differ they can eventually unite again. Putnam gives his assurances that the women and children of the Wea will be protected and he will make arrangements to travel to the O. post for the meeting with all the tribes occupying land around the Wabash. He will...
April 3, 1792 Speech: Negotiations for Peace with Indians James Wilkinson [not available] Wilkinson negotiates peace with Indian Nations of the Western frontier; states war would only be brought about by Indians actions, United States wants only peace.
October 1799 Speech to the Indians Henry Burbeck [not available] Apology for death of solider. Peaceful relations between white people and Indians recounted. Topic of revenge addressed.
1794 Slaves stolen by Creek Indians James Seagrove Henry Knox Memorandum from the Agent of Indian Affairs. Seagrove believes that 60 to 70 black slaves have been stolen from Georgia by Creek Indians.
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.
August 22, 1792 Recruiting for Defense of Frontiers George Washington Henry Knox Discussed recruiting techniques, and hostile Indians. Believed that the U.S. could not act offensively against Indians until next year at the earliest unless many recruits of fine men was completed. Noted investigation into lost provisions and loss of pay for store guards.
May 23, 1799 Uniform Conduct Toward the Indians Alexander Hamilton John Francis Hamtramck Hamilton emphasizes that Indian Affairs are the responsiblity of the Governors of the Northwestern Territories and of the Mississippi Territory. In the interest of uniform conduct toward the Indians, military officials are to coordinate their relations with the tribes according to the policies of said Governors.
September 26, 1795 Draft Speech to the Seven Nations of Canada Jeremiah Wadsworth Unknown Recipient Draft of Colonel Jeremiah Wadsworth's speech to the Indians, describing the Indians' land claims and the arrangement of the current meeting. States that no treaty may be made within the United States without the authority of the United States [explaining his presence]. Proposes that compensation for the claimed land be decided upon, after payment of which the Indians will relinquish their...
February 17, 1798 Coalition of French, Americans, and Indians William Sargent Samuel Hodgdon Among the many topics discussed using his typically impenetrable handwriting, Sargent mentions a rupture in the settlements along the Mississippi and a probable coalition of French, Americans, and Indians above the Ohio.
June 27, 1792 Conditions of U.S. Treaty with Six Nations Henry Knox Joseph Brandt Formal invitation to Brandt to sit on General Council as Chief of Six Nations. Document explains the U.S. stance on hostile Indians, hopes Brandt will convey sentiments to Indians.
April 21, 1794 Reply of the Six Nations of Indians Six Nations of Indians Henry Knox Reply of the Six Nations of Indians assembled in Council at Buffalo Creek on the 21st of April 1794 to a speech from General Knox, Secretary of War. The speech was delivered by General Chapin as interpreted by Jasper Parrish, one of the Interpreters of the United States.
January 5, 1789 Capricious conduct of Indians; need to avoid war; assembly of congress Henry Knox Arthur St. Clair Notes that capricious conduct of Indians must give great anxiety. Is persuaded that St. Clair will do everything on his part to avoid a war. There is a greater prospect that Congress of seven states assembling. Improbable that congress of nine states will be convened under present confederation.
July 14, 1792 Escaped Prisoners & Prospects for Peace with Some Tribes Rufus Putnam Henry Knox Knox discusses the prisoners taken captive in October and November who have escaped and made their way to Jefferson. Wells, the new interpreter, was also taken by the Indians when he was 13 by the Eel River Indians and adopted by them. Though they are known as great liars, the Eel River Indians might be disposed to peace along with the Wabash Indians.
May 1, 1795 Rifle Powder for the Indians Timothy Pickering Samuel Hodgdon It will be best to have the 2500 pounds of damaged powder now in the store made over again. As much as possible, the very best rifle powder should be available for presents or trade with the Indians.
December 21, 1792 Daily Events at Post of Legion Ville Anthony Wayne Henry Knox Wayne recounts details of current peace discussion with Indians and regular update of events at post.
June 25, 1799 Goods Required for Trade with Indians Edward Wright John Harris Inclosed list of goods required for trade with Indians, quantities included.
July 25, 1793 Information & Opinion Relative to the Creek Indians Henry Knox George Washington "I have the honor to submit the information and opinion of General Pickens relatively to the Creek indians. If there should be any other points on which it would be necessary to request his information or opinion, he will be ready to afford the same."
February 20, 1798 Fur Trade Edward Price James McHenry Furs trading prices and number of furs recounted, Indians dissatisfied with price from October. No money to pay the Indians.