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June 23, 1788 Meeting with the Indians Delayed Arthur St. Clair Henry Knox The meeting of the Indians delayed. Probably will assemble next month. Indians got to Sandusky prepared for war, but stopped and turned back. This a favorable omen. Requests fresh instructions.
April 24, 1797 Meeting with the Indians Benjamin Hawkins James McHenry The Indians have only just arrived. The Commissioners plan to meet them in the morning. Hawkins notes some of the concerns of the commissioners and asks for instructions.
December 15, 1792 Meeting with Cornplanter, Hostile Indians Henry Knox Anthony Wayne Urged invitation of Cornplanter to visit Wayne to discuss information regarding the Six Nations [of Indians]. Message sent to hostile Indians confirming meeting between United States and Indians.
April 11, 1793 Meeting at Sandusky Delayed McKee Major Littlehales The proposed meeting of the Indian chiefs and the Commissioners will take place at Sandusky. However, the date appointed by the US is too early for the Indians, who will not return from their wintering grounds before the end of May. The meeting therefore should be moved back to accommodate the Indians' schedules. The Commissioners should be accommodated at Niagara until the Chiefs are ready.
July 5, 1788 Deteriorating Relations with the Western Indians Arthur St. Clair Henry Knox St. Clair informs Knox that he is proceeding with plans for a meeting with the Six Nations, although with diminished expectations that such a meeting will be successful given the Indians' anger at the continued incursions of American settlers on their land.
September 20, 1789 Regarding planned visit from Principal Chiefs and request for private meeting Alexander McGillivray Commissioners for Indian Affairs in Southern Department McGillivray informs of a visit from Principal Chiefs, accompanied by interpreter Derezeau. He asks for a private meeting with one or two of the commissioners.
August 9, 1797 Captain Chapin discusses Indian affairs with Secretary at War Israel Chapin Jr James McHenry Letter, discusses grist mill & meeting house for Oneidas; informs re Spanish relations with Indians.
February 28, 1796 Moving Conference with Indians Bartholomew Dandridge James McHenry By order of the President, Dandridge enclosed papers respecting the proceedings b/w Gov. Blount and the Southern Indians. Requested that the Sec of War will notify the Indian Chiefs that the President wishes to defer their meeting in Philadelphia until September, due to traveling conditions and the President being absent from the city.
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...
December 8, 1788 Knox expresses chagrin that the Indians have postponed their meeting Henry Knox Arthur St. Clair Knox expresses chagrin that the Indians have postponed their meeting. He notes that it is in the best interests of the United States to avoid an Indian war and points out that the British officers commanding the posts hope that the issue will be favorable. Points out that there is no congress and is uncertain as to whether one will assemble until the new Constitution takes place. If an Indian war...
April 1, 1791 Desire for Meeting Henry Knox Thomas Jefferson Letter, directs Cabinet meeting.
December 12, 1792 Copy of speech sent Western Indians General Israel Chapin Six Nations of Indians Speech of General Chapin to Six Nations of Indians, and forwarded by Captain Joseph Brant to the Western Indians. Confirmed meeting between Six Nations and the U.S. at the Rapids of the Miami River. Request that all chiefs and head men be present at council.
October 15, 1792 Meeting with Cowetahs and Cussetahs James Durouzeaux James Seagrove Cowetah and Cussetah will meet with Seagrove, requested provisions at meeting place. Durouzeaux cannot convey McGillivray's letter personally as his horse died.
February 24, 1793 The President Requests a Meeting George Washington Alexander Hamilton The President requests a meeting with the cabinet heads and the Attorney General to discuss the contents of an unidentified note and to lay before them communications received from General Hull respecting relations with the northwestern Indians.
May 11, 1791 Indian Relations Henry Knox George Clinton Indian relations and peace keeping efforts.
July 10, 1790 Cavanaugh requests meeting with Knox William Cavanaugh Henry Knox Letter, asks for meeting with Knox.
June 22, 1795 Request to Meet with Chiefs of Indian Nations Regarding Loyalty George Ironside Augoshaway Principal Chief of the Ottawas Ironside requested on behalf of messengers from Capt. Brant a meeting per agreement from last council fire. Upcoming decision by Indian nations mentioned.
October 3, 1799 Speech to the Indians Regarding Disputed Land & Other Affairs Between Indians & Whites Arthur St. Clair Chiefs of the Potawatomies, Ottawas, & Chippewas Discusses hopes for a personal meeting with the Indians soon, as well as the threat of unscrupulous individuals encroaching on Indian land; despite such incidents, urges the Indians to remain at peace. Discusses relations with the Canadians, and the appointment of an Indian agent at Detroit.
April 26, 1790 Attendance at Meeting Henry Knox Brigadier General Otho H. Williams Believed there would not be a sufficient number of representatives of the Cincinnati at the meeting in Philadelphia to perform essential business. Knox "earnestly hopes" he and his party will form a majority.
1793 Speech from U.S. envoy to Indians at Venango [not available] [not available] Speech, discusses Indians and war.
July 9, 1789 John Howard requests Knox to be present at War Dept. inquiry John Eager Howard Henry Knox Letter, directs attendance at inquiry meeting.
June 16, 1789 COPY: Message to Commissioners Alexander McGillivray John Galphin Proceed to Oconee River to meet commissioners and convey message of peace from Six Nations and desire to begin peace negotiations.
April 17, 1791 Treaty Signing Location Proposed to Six Nations Timothy Pickering Six Nations of Indians Pickering proposed Painted Post as meeting place to discuss peaceful relationship and signing of treaty between United States and Six Nations.
December 23, 1787 To the Chiefs and Warriors of the Shawnee Nation, Concerning Past & Future Treaties Major General Richard Butler Chiefs of the Shawnees Discusses the effect of recent Congressional decisions upon U.S.-Indian relations, and asks for a specific treaty meeting with the Delawares and Shawnees. Professes U.S. goodwill toward the Indians.
April 12, 1791 Indian Wars Henry Knox George Clinton Knox informs Governor Clinton that it seems likely that the Indian tribes northwest of the Ohio will unite against the United States. The President wants to avoid a war with the Indians, and the Government is trying to find ways to prevent full war. One step is to meet with the Six Nations, who might easily become enemies. Colonel Pickering has been requested to invite the Six Nations to a...