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Date Title Author Recipient Summary
November 6, 1799 Punishment of mischief makers; William Augustus Bowles Benjamin Hawkins James McHenry Informs of efforts to aid Creek chiefs in execution of plan to punish mischief makers. Discusses talk to nation concerning William Augustus Bowles and his attempts to disturb the peace.
April 30, 1791 Warning to the Chiefs and Warriors of the Wyandot Nation Arthur St. Clair [not available] General St. Clair, Governor of the Northwest Territory, warns the Wyandot against joining in mischief against the United States.
January 1, 1795 Formal Peace Alliance with Tribes at Sandusky Anthony Wayne Sachems Formal acceptance of U.S. to discuss peace with tribes of Sandusky. Hopes to create an alliance against those who caused mischief.
July 7, 1800 Regarding French Privateers, Barbary Piracy, & Ships' Planks Benjamin Stoddert Joshua Humphreys Discusses the stopping of the ship Delaware at Newcastle, on account of some French mischief; also declares that the precise state of the "Algerian business" [piracy by the Barbary states] is unknowable. Asks that planks for shipbuilding be provided for without delay.
April 30, 1791 COPY: Letter of Condolence Regarding Murder at Beaver Creek Arthur St. Clair Delaware Chiefs Assurances of punishment for the murder of Indians by white people, reprimands other bad Indians for "mischief".
June 7, 1790 Guidance on how to direct vengeance on the Indian perpetrators of mischief on Ohio River Henry Knox Arthur St. Clair Notes that depredations committed by some Indians on the Ohio River has caused considerable alarm. Notes that the perpetrators are like the same who have committed past mischief. Has consulted with General Harmar on how to extirpate the band of murderers. Has given outlines for an expedition. President Washington is aware of the difficulties. Emphasizes that vengeance should be directed against...
January 2, 1795 Mischief Related to Construction at the Port of Charleston Alexander Hamilton Timothy Pickering Hamilton expresses concern about construction at the port of Charleston which has not been pursued according to the rules established by the President and the relevant Act of Congress and which may result in undue exprense to the United States. A circular should be sent to the officers of Charleston which provides the necessary instructions.
July 11, 1799 Complaint Against the Chickasaw Chiefs of the Shawnees Arthur St. Clair The Chiefs of the Shawnee complain to St. Clair about the behavior of the Chickasaw. They claim that the Chickasaw are breaking the peace and troubling the Shawnee chiefs, women, and children. They ask St. Clair to defend them and stop any possible mischief.
April 20, 1793 Report from James Holmes to Creek Indian Agent James Seagrove on aftermath of robbery and murder at Trader Hill St Marys James Holmes James Seagrove Reports that the county is in as a convulsed a state as possible. Majority of Head Men want peace and are willing to satisfy James Seagrove's demands. Was advised not to proceed further than Cussetah because some Indians intend to do mischief on the Oconnee. Scalps brought in; Cussetahs making examples of those who did mischief at Traders Hill. Believes that Galphin and Upton will be turned over....
January 2, 1795 Cost and Construction, Errors Alexander Hamilton Timothy Pickering "This letter is essentially the same as that which Hamilton wrote to Edmund Randolph on the same date." [letter to Randolph is cataloged here] Enclosed letters from Hamilton to Collector of Charlestown and another from the comptroller to the Collector on the subject of construction and arming of vessels. Fears "much mischief has ensued from this construction" which will end up costing the...
April 3, 1790 Murder and Mischief Robert Rankins Thomas Lewis Report on incidents of murder and theft on the river by assailants in boats.
October 10, 1794 The Savages are mute and invincible... James Wilkinson Henry Knox Wilkinson asks for Knox's permission to travel to Philadelphia because General Wayne probably will not grant his permission. He defends his sketch of the territory despite Wayne's apathy toward it. He fears the Indians may still cause mischief, aided by the British.
July 29, 1793 Letter from James Seagrove Indian Agent, to Kings, Chiefs, of the Cussetah and all other friends of United States in the Lower Creek Towns James Seagrove Chiefs of the Cussetahs From Savannah, James Seagrove addresses the Kings and Chiefs of the Cussetahs and all other friends of United States in lower Creek Towns. Some of those Indians detained at Seagrove's house have since run away. Expresses disappointment that they left. They were well taken care of. The remaining detainees Seagrove sends via Mordecai and Townsend as a demonstration of good faith. Speaks of death...
May 23, 1790 Fear of Indian Attack James Barnett Harry Innes Expressed fear of frontier settlers due to Indian attacks.
December 4, 1794 Plea for peace Unknown Author Anthony Wayne Copy of a speech from an Indian chief stating, "I will tell all my warriors to lay down their hatchets, and not strike any more upon you, and I hope you will do the same with yours." Still, the chief warns about his people, "there may be some foolish young men, such as those that have no home, do mischief to you; for those I cannot answer."
May 24, 1790 Indian Attack Alex Ballit Harry Innes Man wounded near plantation, believed to be by Indians.
November 12, 1795 Murder of Peaceful Indians Timothy Pickering George Mathews News of Creeks murder relayed, details supporting the Indians innocence included. Demands murderers to be brought to trial.
October 5, 1798 Whore Troubles Benjamin Hawkins James McHenry Hawkins expresses outrage over the number of whores and rogues in the area of the Creek Nation once headed by Seagrove. They cannot get used to the "new order of things" and may resort to mischeif.
June 15, 1793 I think you are afraid of those bad men. Hanging Maw Secretary Smith Upon Governor Blount's departure from the country, Hanging Maw was attacked and almost killed by some bad white men. He accuses Smith of not protecting him because he fears these men.
April 18, 1793 We All Wish for Peace John Watts William Blount Even though Noon-day was a good man, Watts does not want his murder by whites to interfere with the prospects for peace between the Cherokees and the United States.
October 7, 1794 Construction of Fuses Joseph Leacock Samuel Hodgdon Joseph Leacock warns that great mischief is frequently done for lack of knowledge in the construction of fuses for bombshells, hand grenades, and other ordnance. It would be useful for Hodgdon to meet with the man who provided this information.
October 18, 1793 Letter from Timothy Barnard [Bernard] to James Seagrove Creek Indian Agent, reporting on favorable prospects for peace Timothy Barnard [Bernard] James Seagrove Barnard [Bernard] remains ill and can hardly collect his sentiments on paper. Reports that the Warrior King of the Cussetahs returned from meeting with upper Creeks; all towns in that quarter want peace. To demonstrate sincerity, White Lieutenant and other leaders will join Warrior King to Oakmulges to conduct Seagrove into the nation. White Lieutenant asks Seagrove to bring the women and...
September 5, 1786 Counterfeited certificates John Pierce John Jay Concerning John Phelon, the former confidential clerk in the Office of Army Accounts who allegedly stole certificate paper to counterfeit. Phelon has fled to Canada and so the propriety of going after him is debated. According to the customs of nations, however, Phelon cannot be delivered up. If Phelon is not arrested and the certificate paper not confiscated, he may do "considerable mischief" to...
February 12, 1800 Arrival at New Orleans James Wilkinson Alexander Hamilton Wilkinson informs Hamilton that, after an arduous journey, he has at last arrived at New Orleans and peace and harmony seem to prevail everywhere except in the quarter of Mr. Bowle's usurpations.
July 10, 1800 Regarding the surrender of the fort at St. Marks, Florida, and plans to retake Benjamin Hawkins Franco Gelabert From Fort Wilkinson, Hawkins discusses the unexpected surrender of Fort St. Marks and notes that this has emboldened the mischief makers and encouraged plunder and conquest of Floridas. Hawkins says that the efforts by Vicente Folch to recover the fort will intimidate the mischief makers. Refers to pacific mission of Creeks who are to meet with the Seminoles. Reports that he has heard the...