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Date Title Author Recipient Summary
July 20, 1795 Northwest Territory and Indians J. Smith Samuel Hodgdon One hundred Indians are at Greenville awaiting the completion of the treaty. As some appear to be of a hostile disposition, Smith doubts that there will be a peaceful resolution. There has been rapid immigration to the territory and it provides much hope to the landed speculators. He himself has traveled in the Ohio Country west of the Miami River and believes to to have the finest soil and...
August 21, 1793 Letter to Major General Anthony Wayne, Fort Washington from Federal Commissioners Sandusky Conference on Indian decision not to treat Federal Commissioners Treaty at Sandusky Anthony Wayne Commissioners report that they are returning from the mouth of Detroit River, where they waited for four weeks for Indians to close the council at rapids of Miami in order to convene treaty proceedings at Sandusky. They report that the Indians have determined not to treat at all; final answer on this matter received 16 August. Commissioners continue to hope for peace and express thanks to General...
September 15, 1790 List of officers and soldiers of the Virginia line on continental establishment to obtain titles to certain lands lying northwest of Ohio River Henry Knox Beverley Randolph Transmits list of officers and soldiers of the Virginia line on continental establishment to obtain titles to certain lands lying northwest of Ohio River between Miami and Sciota River.
July 17, 1789 Resolution Regarding the Militia [not available] [not available] Requests information regarding lands reserved for troops south of the Ohio River.
November 10, 1794 Confidential intelligence on Northwest Unknown Author Anthony Wayne Confidential intelligence given at Greenville to Major General Anthony Wayne, regarding Indians in the Northwest region - particularly the Six Nations - and a proposed treaty of the British. Also mentions Governor John Graves Simcoe of Upper Canada.
April 4, 1794 Instructions for Treaty with Northwest Indians Henry Knox Anthony Wayne Instructions to Major General Anthony Wayne for holding a treaty with the Northwestern Indians and form of the Treaty. Based on Wayne's communication of 18 January, Knox notes that a treaty may be possible if Indian overtures are sincere, and Wayne's conditions of delivering prisoners and recalling war parties can be met.
September 12, 1790 Suggestions to Build Post Near Miami Village Henry Knox Arthur St. Clair Suggestions made by St. Clair taken under consideration by Knox and President Washington, subsequent ideas relative to establishing military posts northwest of the Ohio river discussed. Influence of the posts on British relations and Indian relations addressed, fear of war with Indians and retaliation from British. Protection of public lands paramount.
January 12, 1796 Discharge of Militia and Scouts Northwest of Ohio River Timothy Pickering Robert Brooke Peaceful actions of fourteen Indian tribes per agreement of peace treaty shows the employment of militia and scouts is no longer warranted. Order to discharge those still in service.
May 30, 1794 Expedition against hostile Indians Anthony Wayne Henry Knox Letter to the Secretary of War concerning hostile Indians in the Northwest Territory, particularly those assembled at Roche de Bout at the foot of the Rapids of the Miami of the Lake. Mentions Governor John Graves Simcoe of Upper Canada, who is commanding a force in support of the tribes.
November 28, 1788 Militia Northwest of the Ohio Arthur St. Clair [not available] Laws to establish militia northwest of the Ohio River.
January 14, 1791 Land Promised the Men of the Virginia Line Henry Knox George Washington Knox references Resolves of the Legislature of Virginia regarding land promised to the officers and soldiers of the Virginia Line of the Continental Army. These resolves should be placed before the Congress of the United States.
August 12, 1793 Journal entry: decision by Federal Commissioners to proceed without delay to Miami River Federal Commissioners Treaty at Sandusky Captain Henry Ford Commissioners have received no information from the Indian Council at rapids of Miami and have decided to proceed to Miami bay or river in order to communicate and receive an answer. Captain Ford, commander of vessel Dunmore, contacted by letter.
August 13, 1794 Wayne Address to Indians Regarding Peace Meeting Anthony Wayne [not available] Wayne addressed all Nations North West of the Ohio River regarding peace: Wayne requested to meet deputies sent by the Indian tribes to discuss peace agreement which included protection of women and children and returning of land to tribes. Christopher Miller, an adopted Shawnee was offered by Wayne to provide evidence of the United States kindness. Wayne advised the Nations to disregard...
November 25, 1792 "Ordering the Original Survey of Lands in the Ohio" Alexander Hamilton Israel Ludlow "The said tract shall extend from the mouth of the Miami to the mouth of the Little Miami and be founded by the river Ohio on the South...that the President reserves to the U.S. sucn lands at or near Fort Washington."
March 9, 1791 Petition to Raise a Military Force in Kentucky Henry Knox Charles Scott Knox requests Scott raise a military force in Kentucky for an expedition against the Miami and Wea Indians along the Wabash River and provides detailed instructions on how to organize the militia and accomplish the task.
October 5, 1798 Purchase of Land Northwest of the Ohio Isaac Craig Samuel Hodgdon Major Craig discusses the transacting of funds relative to the purchase of land northwest of the Ohio with Samuel Hodgdon.
March 21, 1791 Campaign against Northwest Indians Henry Knox Arthur St. Clair Knox writes St. Clair - Governor of Northwest Territory - regarding the government's Indian policies in the territory northwest of the Ohio River and the forthcoming campaign against the hostile Indian tribes.
December 23, 1794 British allied with Northwest Indians Anthony Wayne Henry Knox Letter from General Wayne to the Secretary of War, concerning British agents enticing the Indians of the Northwest region to attack the United States. Desires that Congress raise troops to garrison.
January 4, 1792 Request for escort to accompany survey of Miami Purchase Israel Ludlow Samuel Hodgdon Ludlow informed Hodgdon that he made application to the Commandant of troops at Fort Washington, conformable to instructions from Secretary of Treasury, for an escort to accompany him while on survey of lands from Miami Purchase, also known as Symmes Purchase, located in what is now Southwestern Ohio, along the Ohio River. The survey would be conducted with the aid of woodsmen who would act as...
January 1, 1794 Articles of Agreement [not available] [not available] Articles of Agreement between Alexander Hamilton and Robert Elliot and Elie Williams.
August 16, 1793 Response from Federal Commissioners for Sandusky Conference to General Council at rapids of Miami speech of 13 August 1793 Federal Commissioners Treaty at Sandusky Chiefs and Warriors Council of Indian Nations at Rapids of Miami River Response to Council of Miami Rapids speech of 13 August 1793 [received 16 August and submitted on the same day] and relayed via two Wyandot runners from Captain Elliott's at the mouth of the Detroit River. Addressed to the Chiefs and Warriors of the Indian Nations assembled at the foot of the Miami Rapids. The commissioners restate that it is impossible to make the Ohio River the the boundary...
June 9, 1790 Report on attempts to break up of a nest of vagabond Indians Josiah Harmar Henry Knox At the solicitation of Kentucky inhabitants, Harmar reports that he broke up a nest of vagabond Indians, who had infested the river, trying to establish themselves on the Scioto River in order to interrupt the navigation of the Ohio River, and plunder and murder. The endeavors were not successful, as the villains retreated. General Scott fell in with some savages and took four scalps into...
December 12, 1792 Agreement of U.S. to Meet at the Rapids of the Miami River Henry Knox [not available] Proposal of Indians to meet with commissioners next spring accepted to pursue peace treaty. U.S. promised to halt all expeditions to frontier from present time to time of treaty.
April 18, 1795 Payment of the Scouts of the County of Washington territory of the United States northwest of the Ohio William Simmons Timothy Pickering Simmons certifies that the sum of $1006.66 is due to the Scouts responsible for the protection of the County of Washington and territory of the United States northwest of the Ohio from October 1794 through February 1795.
August 3, 1795 Treaty of Greenville Henry De Butts [not available] Peace treaty between the United States and the Northwest Indian Confederacy, comprised of the Wyandots, Delawares, Shawnees, Kickapoos, Weas, Ottawas, Chippewas, Putawatomie, Miami, & Eel River tribes. Dictates the end of hostilities, the return of prisoners, cessions of land to the U.S., the new Indian-U.S. boundary, right of white passage over Indian land and waterways, the relinquishment of...