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August 26, 1793 Instructions from President of United States General George Washington to Governor Blount on late violent inroads by white settlers from the southwestern territory into the Cherokee Nation Henry Knox William Blount In this letter to William Blount, Governor of Southwest Territory, Knox conveys President Washington's concerns about white inroads onto peaceable parts of Cherokee lands. President Washington asks that Blount ensure that white perpetrators be brought to justice. Warns Blount that efforts at peace, moderation and justice will be in vain unless crimes are punished. Treaties will be at an end, and...
August 26, 1793 Knox to Governor Blount expressing President of United States General George Washington's concern regarding inroads by whites into peaceable part of Cherokee Nation Henry Knox William Blount Knox informs Southwest Territorial Governor Blount that President Washington is concerned about late violent and lawless inroads made by whites into peaceable parts of Cherokee Nation. President Washington wants Blount to use his highest exertions to bring to perpetrators to justice. Knox expresses Washington's commitment to moderation and justice with regard to the Indians. Asks Blount to take...
May 11, 1791 Indian Relations Henry Knox George Clinton Indian relations and peace keeping efforts.
May 16, 1797 Speech to Congress Regarding French Trade Policy and Negotiations John Adams Congress of the United States 5th Congress, First Session: Adams discussed new official policy to be pursued with France due to insult suffered by Pinckney. Outlined naval policy and protection of merchant ships.
July 22, 1796 Supply of Troops at Forts Detroit and Miamis, Indian Relations After Cession of Land by British Anthony Wayne James McHenry Anticipation of difficulties supplying forts recently acquired from British, U.S.must supply troops, but good policy and humanity dictated Indians should be supplied as well. Request for the Secretary of the Territory Northwestern of the Ohio accompany Wayne to Detroit to handle the politics regarding the cession of land and Indian relations with U.S.
June 9, 1785 Relief for Veterans Charles Thomson Patrick Henry Charles Thomson, Secretary of Congress, forwards notification of an act of Congress to Patrick Henry, Governor of Virginia. This Congressional resolution provides for the relief of disabled veterans of the Revolutionary War.
April 22, 1791 Embassy to the Western Indians, Etc. Reverend Samuel Kirkland Henry Knox Kirkland discusses Indians, Indian warfare, and white aggression. He requests support for an embassy to the Western Indians.
September 27, 1789 Explanation for Retreat from Former Camp and Prospects for Further Talks Alexander McGillivray Commissioners for Indian Affairs in Southern Department McGillivray says he moved camp because he needed food for his horses. Relates that he spoke at length with Colonel Humphreys regarding the contest between Creeks and state of Georgia. Says that when he learned that discussions would not include encroachments or restitution of hunting grounds, or Oconee lands, then he resolved to return to the nation to refer the matter until spring. Nothing...
August 1790 Proposed instructions regarding the Creek Treaty Henry Knox [not available] Document, proposed instructions re Creek treaty; mentions Indian delegation.
December 12, 1798 Presidential Response to Senate Address on French Policy John Adams United States Senate President gratefully received Senate approval of policy to continue defense of sea from French privateers and seizure of merchant goods.
December 2, 1798 Colonel Gaither's Antipathy Toward Georgia James Jackson James McHenry Governor Jackson cites Ensign McCall's letter as further evidence of Colonel Gaither's ill will toward the citizens of Georgia. Jackson maintains, therefore, that justice demands the removal of Gaither from the frontier of Georgia.
April 29, 1797 Answers to Questions Regarding Foreign Policy with France Alexander Hamilton James McHenry Admits treatment of Pinckney was insulting, but further negotiations with France were possible without harming the Nations image due to the European nation's long history of humiliating policy. Trade policy with England should be used as outline for treaty with France.
June 9, 1785 Act of Congress for Relief of Revolutionary War Veterans Charles Thomson John Langdon Charles Thomson, Secretary of Congress, forwards notification of an act of Congress to John Langdon, President of New Hampshire. This Congressional resolution provides for the relief of disabled veterans of the Revolutionary War. Copy of Act enclosed.
January 31, 1790 Knox discusses invalid payments with Doctor Eustis Henry Knox William Eustis Letter, describes Invalid pensions.
March 3, 1800 Officers Who Sustain Injury Alexander Hamilton Benjamin Wells Hamilton agrees that officers who sustain injury in their exertions to carry out the laws should be indemnified by the public.
April 1797 Advice on Speech Regarding Foreign Policy with France and Trade Alexander Hamilton James McHenry Hamilton outlined topics to be discussed in upcoming speech by President regarding naval defense of merchant ships and policy in time of emergency.
June 13, 1795 Recommends Samuel Chase as Chief Justice James McHenry George Washington Recommends Samuel Chase as chief justice in the judicial department. He has demonstrated great patriotism.
August 27, 1793 We do not permit an individual to be his own avenger. Henry Knox Hanging Maw Knox assures the Cherokee Chief Hanging Maw that the President deplores the depredations that a few bad white men has inflicted upon him and his friends and hopes that they will be punished according to the severity of their deeds. Still, he warns the Maw that, even if the offenders go unpunished, he is not entitled to be how own avenger.
September 6, 1793 Letter from Georgia Governor Telfair to Secretary of War Henry Knox describing the remote prospects for peace with the Creek Nation Governor Edward Telfair Henry Knox Telfair implies that the 19 July letter's call for restraint from Knox in the hope that those who committed crimes at Traders Hill can be brought to justice will not give security to the people of Georgia. Notes that Harrison's Fort has been fired upon, depredations at Fort St. Saville. Creek Indian Agent Seagrove cannot accomplish anything unless the savages understand that force will be used....
June 9, 1785 Letter from Congress to the Governor of Rhode Island Charles Thomson William Greene Letter, discusses Invalid pensions; alludes to Revolutionary War; mentions state governments.
February 9, 1798 Severe Weather Delayed the Delivery of Clothing Samuel Hodgdon Staats Morris Letter, advises re overdue uniforms; discusses severe winter.
January 24, 1798 Circular to the Heads of the Departments on Foreign Policy John Adams [not available] Presidents request to Heads of Department for their opinions on foreign policy. Special notice to be given to relations with France which Washington believed are tied to relations with Spain, Great Britain, and Holland. Instructions on how to conduct themselves overseas and questions on how to proceed with alliances along with asserting political, economic, and military power.
May 18, 1792 Accompanying Putnam on His Peace Mission Henry Knox John Heckenwelder Knox requests that Indian expert Heckenwelder accompany General Putnam on his mission to seek peace with the northwestern Indians.
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.
August 20, 1793 Captured French Privateers to Receive Trial Henry Knox John Hancock Alludes to Genet Affair; discusses policy toward interposition; discusses policy re French privateers.