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Date Title Author Recipient Summary
July 18, 1792 Muster Roll of scouts and messengers Francis Mentges [not available] Muster Roll of scouts and messengers. Includes name and dates employed.
October 4, 1799 Salaries of clerks and messengers employed in office of Caleb Swan [not available] Caleb Swan Salaries of clerks and messengers employed under Caleb Swan, paymaster general's office.
October 19, 1791 Guidance from the Secretary at War Henry Knox [not available] Letter, directs messengers re report.
September 19, 1800 Expenses of the Accountant's Office Jonathan Newman William Simmons The Secretary of War has requested that Simmons furnish him with an estimate of the sum necessary to pay his salary and the salaries of the clerks and messengers in his office in addition to the contingent expenses for the year 1801.
April 2, 1792 Circular James Wilkinson Henry Lee To avoid unnecessary bloodshed, no hostilities are permitted. Messengers have been sent to Indian villages to offer one last attempt at peace.
May 10, 1792 Muster Roll of six men employed as scouts, messengers and rangers Francis Mentges [not available] Muster Roll of six men as scouts, messengers and rangers between Fort Washington and several parts on the communication to Fort Jefferson.
December 13, 1792 Peace with Cornplanter, Enclosed Letters from Fort Washington Anthony Wayne Henry Knox Wayne enclosed copies of letters from Fort Washington and Captain Hughes, discussed proposed peace communicated by Cornplanter.
April 2, 1792 CIRCULAR: Notification of President's Offer to Indians for Peace James Wilkinson Commanding Officer, Militia of Kentucky Notification of President's final offer to hostile Indians for peace, messengers dispatched. Advised against hostilities toward Indians.
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.
December 31, 1798 Mr. McKee's Expenses James McHenry William Simmons It is recognized that the expenses entailed in the pursuit of Mr. [Griffith] McKee's duties, including the employment of special messengers to convey his corrspondence, the need for quarters at the various places he was required to visit, and horses he had to hire, should be born by the United States.
July 8, 1785 Appointment Major General Richard Butler Arthur Lee Text illegible for the most part. Mentioned appointment, sending messages,
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]
September 11, 1792 Pay of the Army Henry Knox Anthony Wayne Knox is sending $45,637[&]33/100 dollars by special messenger to pay the troops for the period up to August 1st. It is hoped that the paymaster will be present so as to proceed according to the Comptroller's instructions but if not, the Quartermaster should act in his stead.
March 27, 1792 Authority from the Western Nations to Act on Their Behalf Joseph Brandt Henry Knox Indian leader Joseph Brandt tells Knox that he is honored to have been invited to discuss Indian grievances with the United States government but first must dispatch messengers to get authority from the Western [Indian] nations to act on their behalf.
October 10, 1793 No Further Claims are to be Admitted Joseph Brandt Six Nations of Indians Mohawk leader Joseph Brandt addresses the Council at Buffalo Creek and observes that the council at Niagara seemed to be headed toward peace until messengers from the Creek Nation arrived with charges that white people were encroaching on the land of the Confederacy. Brandt recommends that the lands already settled by whites be surrendered with the understanding that no further claims are to be...
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...
November 22, 1799 Letter from the Accountant of the War Department William Simmons James McHenry Simmons forwards the estimated annual expenses of the Accountant's Office to the Secretary at War.
January 23, 1784 Movements of Pickering and Knox Samuel Hodgdon Robert Morris Informs the recpient about the movements of Colonel Pickering and General Knox and asks about the disposition of a letter addressed to them.
October 3, 1799 Correction of irregularities in accounts James Miller William Simmons Miller apologizes for irregularities in accounts, submitted them at the request of General Wilkins. Also asks that his separate accounts be examined soon.
July 9, 1794 Deposition of Peter Tuttle Peter Tuttle Unknown Recipient Detailed account of the capture and release of Peter Tuttle and other information pertaining to the British fort on the Miami River.
August 7, 1792 Requesting Postponment of a Campaign and Lamenting the Death of Two Officers Henry Knox Anthony Wayne Knox wants to postpone the campaign until after winter unless the possibility of success is so high that the hardships to be endured would be justified. The troops are not sufficiently trained to undertake a major campaign. He despairs at the murder of two officers who were messengers to the hostile Indians and discusses potential sites for future posts.
September 11, 1792 Arrangements for Paying the Army Henry Knox Anthony Wayne Knox discusses the arrangements for the pay of General Wayne's army
December 12, 1792 Knox directs Chapin regarding Indian affairs Henry Knox General Israel Chapin Letter, Knox directs that Chapin ensure messages be delivered to hostile Indians; Knox directs Red Jacket be sent to War Office; alludes to Indian delegation.
January 18, 1797 Account of the Distribution and Number of Reports and Statements. John Beckley William Simmons Letter, encloses account or list of officials of the Federal Government who are to receive copies of reports and statements from the printer of the House of Representatives.