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March 23, 1793 Regarding Knox's Request for Interpreters for Sandusky talks Isaac Craig Henry Knox Provides recommendations on interpreters. The man Hodgdon recommended has gone to Kentucky. Mentions Joseph Nicholas, an interpreter of several Indian languages. Craig will ascertain his abilities, and send to Knox if qualified. Encloses invoice of stores.
May 26, 1793 Request for White Wampum & Interpreters for Treaty at Sandusky Ohio Federal Commissioners Treaty at Sandusky General John Gibson Six Nations interpreter Jasper Parish carries a letter from Federal commissioners for Treaty at Sandusky which attempts to enlist General Gibson's support as an Indian expert in obtaining white wampum and qualified interpreters for the Delaware and Shawanese languages. Major Craig at Pittsburg identified at the point of contact. Interpreters were supposed to travel with commissioners, but did not...
December 26, 1796 Account of John Chisholm William Simmons James McHenry Simmons certifies that $7.48 is due John Chisholm, being the balance of expenses for himself, two interpreters, and eight Indians from Philadelphia to New York and back.
May 27, 1793 Request for white wampum and qualified Delaware and Shawanese interpreters Federal Commissioners Treaty at Sandusky Isaac Craig Federal commissioners advise Major Craig they have dispatched Six Nations interpreter Jasper Parrish to Philadelphia to procure white wampum. They ask Craig to dispatch 40 to 50,000 white wampum. They reiterate request for Delaware and Shawanese interpreters to support the Treaty at Sandusky Ohio.
April 28, 1792 Knox directs interpreters tasked to support the relocation of the Senecas Henry Knox Mr. Jones Knox issues direction to Messers Jones and Smith. Jones and Smith are interpreters assigned to accompany the relocation of the Senecas to Genesee.
September 30, 1799 Requests Payment for Francis Sappington and to Pay Indian Interpreters in Southern Indian Nations David Henley James McHenry Requests payment for Francis Sappington. Requests payment for Indian interpreters and post riders in the Southern Indian Nations.
May 26, 1793 Letter from Federal Commissioners Sandusky Treaty requesting interpreters and white wampum [money] Federal Commissioners Treaty at Sandusky Isaac Craig From Niagara, Commissioners have no information on whereabouts of William Wilson or James Rankin, interpreters for Delaware and Shawanese languages; and inquire on whereabouts of white wampum. They write to Major Craig at Pittsburg noting that it is of highest importance that they have their interpreters. Ask Craig to urge Wilson to come. If Rankin cannot come, find another competently skilled in...
September 30, 1799 Requests Payment for Francis Sappington to Pay Indian Interpreters and Post Riders in Southern Indian Nations David Henley James McHenry Requests payment to Francis Sappington to pay Indian interpreters and post riders in the Southern Indian Nations. Second letter requests payment to Francis Sappington for John Childress to pay the Tennessee army.
February 16, 1792 Macomb discusses Indian affairs with Knox Alexander Macomb Henry Knox Letter, discusses conduct of interpreters and Indian captain.
May 11, 1786 Funds for Employment of Spies and Interpreters Henry Knox Congress of the United States Applies to Congress for funds for Lieutenant Colonel Harmar, commanding in the Western Territory, to hire "agents" to learn the intentions of Indian Chiefs and British Officers at the Western Posts occupied by the British and to hire interpreters.
January 13, 1797 Supplies for Indians Isaac Craig James McHenry Articles to be furnished to Indian chiefs, per McHenry's request. Craig reported Indians and interpreters were staying at post and that they were forbade from imbibing in drink. Commissioners to be paid.
December 8, 1792 Captain Prior and Wabash Indians; Expected Arrival of Cornplanter and Senecas Isaac Craig Henry Knox Captain Prior and party of Wabash Indians with interpreters arrived at the Post and will set off in a few days for Philadelphia. Cornplanter said to be on his way with party of Senecas.
June 3, 1784 Congressional Resolution Calling for Militia to Indian Nation Congress of the United States War Department Congressional resolution, signed by Secretary Charles Thomson, directing the Secretary at War to raise militia and provisions necessary to accompany Indian negotiators. Resolved that the Superintendent of Finance provide necessary articles for Indian commissioners to negotiate treaties. Promises support of Secretary, messengers, interpreters, store keepers, and other officers.
June 28, 1793 Letter from Federal Commissioners for Sandusky conference to Major Isaac Craig on interpreters, wampum, runners, and timing of Sandusky Conference Federal Commissioners Treaty at Sandusky Isaac Craig [not available]
May 17, 1793 Boats for Brigadier General Posey; Interpreters to New York for Treaty Commissioners Isaac Craig Henry Knox Will have boat fitted for General Posey. Major Hughes and detachment embarked for Fort Washington. Mr. William Williams set of for Niagara via Fort Franklin and Buffaloe Creek. Sylvester Ash will accompany Mr. Wilson to act as assistant interpreter. Has equipped Mr. Wilson with horses, saddles, and money.
May 3, 1799 Certification of payment; Francis Mentges for clothing, boarding, and presents Peter Hagner [not available] Certification of payment; $120.91 to Francis Mentges for clothing, boarding, and presents to the Potawatomi, Ottawa, and Chippewa Indians, and Whitmore Knaggs Interpreter, to the Chickasaw and Cherokee Indians, and interpreters Malcolm McGhee, Samuel Riley.
May 27, 1793 Tardy interpreters, arrival of Benjamin Lincoln, overdue wampum, and concern over potential troop movements of General Wayne Federal Commissioners Treaty at Sandusky Henry Knox Commissioners report that General Lincoln arrived on 25 May with stores in the batteaux. No interpreters as of yet; nor is there any white wampum. Duplicate letter enclosed from Colonel McKee. The delay of proceedings provides time to obtain interpreters and white wampum. If the white wampum does not arrive in time, will borrow from British agents at Niagara or Detroit. Send the wampum to Major...
October 26, 1792 Coalescence of the Legion at Pittsburgh, Winter Encampment, and Stance Toward Indians Anthony Wayne Henry Knox Has returned from scouting a winter site for the army; must wait for water to rise (for ease of supply) before relocating there. Refers to retention of interpreters. Capt. Pierce will soon arrive from Philadelphia with 192 noncoms and privates; complains that Capt. Eaton "of whom we have heard so much" has brought only 44 noncoms and privates, and that all arriving detachments thus far have had...
December 14, 1792 Extract of letter from James O'Hara, Quarter Master General to the Secretary of War Henry Knox with enclosure to Mr Salander James O'Hara Henry Knox From James O'Hara to Secretary of War Knox, O'Hara reports that Captain Prior, with 16 Indians, 3 squaws and 3 interpreters arrived at Pittsburgh and proceeded to Philadelphia on horseback. Knox has O'Hara's instructions to the furnish the Indians on the road and to remain with them in Philadelphia. Enclosure to Mr Salander gives instructions to set out from Wabash to Philadelphia on public...
April 28, 1792 Knox cautions Chapin regarding interpreters Henry Knox [not available] Knox sends a trusted interpreter to Chapin. Knox also requests that he be informed of when the tribes of the Five Nations go into Council.
November 28, 1785 Draught of Treaty [not available] [not available] Commissioners assembled, to include Benjamin Hawkins, Andrew Pickens, Joseph Martin, Laughlin McIntosh. From North Carolina, William Blount. From Georgia, John King and Thomas Glasscock. Interpreters James Madison and Arthur Coody. Commissioners produced draught of treaty. Previous to signing agent from North Carolina and commissioners from Georgia delivered protests. After signing, headmen...
May 16, 1789 Regarding appropriations for services performed in Northern Indian Department Arthur St. Clair [not available] St. Clair, presumably addressing Congress, details costs and required appropriations for services performed in Northern Indian Department to include; Treaty with Six Nations and Western Indians, costs for conveyances of land; provisions issued to Indians during treaty negotiations; costs for extinguishing Indian titles to lands on Mississippi; measures yet to be taken with Shawanese, Miamies, and...
August 29, 1796 Detailed Instructions for the Execution of the Plan for Civilizing the Cherokee James McHenry Colonel Silas Dinsmoor Attaches speech, approved by the president, to the Cherokees. Laments that recent attempts to civilize the Indians have failed; states that the key is to "wean them from hunting and trapping," and started on agriculture & animal husbandry. Says this is the basis of the president's talk. Asks that Dinsmoor be ready to report a need for tools & instructors for civilized activities like these,...
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.
May 11, 1799 Requests Attention to Money for the Indian Department David Henley James McHenry Requests payment to John Hooker to pay inspectors in the Indian Department.