Viewing 1–15 of 15 documents: "of colour"

Date Title Author Recipient Summary
April 21, 1800 Men of Colour, Etc. Alexander Hamilton Charles Cotesworth Pinckney Hamilton explains that he does not think it is proper that men of color [colour] should be enlisted but it is proper that persons who can be useful in instructing others should be retained for that purpose.
August 26, 1799 Allowance of Spirits Alexander Hamilton John Jacob Rivardi Hamilton has ordered Major Adam Hoops and Captain James Stille to Fort Niagara to investigate Captain James Bruff's charges against Rivardi. He states that although most men had enlisted when the "the allowance" of spirits "was but half a gill per day...Those who entered the service whist the act of Congress which allows a gill per day was in force..have some colour to contend that the...
February 28, 1797 Speech of the Cornplanter to Washington. Cornplanter, Chief of the Senecas [not available] Speech, mentions Washington's retirement; mentions Revolutionary War; discusses White encroachment; discusses education; discusses Indians and liquor.
October 14, 1795 Discussion of Commissioners' Powers to Settle Damage Claims Arising from Jay Treaty Negotiations John Jay Timothy Pickering Letter, discusses the powers and aims of commissioners in deciding claims for losses or damages relative to the Treaty of Peace [apparently referring to the Treaty of Paris which ended the Revolutionary War; these commissioners are probably those for the Jay Treaty, which resolved issues left over from the prior treaty]. Illegal seizures of American ships are mentioned; the main issue appears to...
May 14, 1791 Purchase of Horses, Supply of Troops Samuel Hodgdon Isaac Craig Notification of contract with James Marshall for the purchase of horses. Updates on transport of troops and other horses to be purchased.
March 22, 1793 A talk delivered by Timothy Bernard to the Indians assembled at the Cussetahs and interpreted by himself Timothy Barnard [Bernard] Indians assembled at Cussetah Timothy Bernard, Indian interpreter gives an address to Indians assembled at Cussetahs at Kinnards Cowpen. Bernard says he has lived many years in this land and took the job as interpreter to serve the county where he has resided most of his life. Warns against the bad talks that will be the ruin of the Creek Nation. These bad talks come from the white people and the Shawnee. Some of the whites...
October 14, 1795 Draft Letter [not available] [not available] Letter, discusses the powers of the commissioners appointed to examine cases of loss and damage due to illeagle capture or conedmnation of vessels under Treaty of Peace.
January 16, 1797 Rights of Indians James McHenry Dwight Foster Indians and Indian warfare; describes 1706 treaty with Chickasaws; United States responsibility to Indians; mentions White encroachment.
May 13, 1791 Purchase of Fifty Horses Samuel Hodgdon James Marshall The War Department needs to purchase fifty horses. Hodgdon describes the qualities wanted in the horses, and the general price. He also requests a supply of boats.
1790 Present State of the Military and Naval Forces Upon the Island of Cuba James McHenry Oliver Wolcott, Jr. Detailed accounting of the military and naval forces of Cuba which included an assessment of the dissatisfaction of the people with their form of government. Author argued that if the inhabitants were allowed to purchase slaves in proportion to their ability to pay for them, the island's productivity would increase significantly.
May 14, 1795 Extract of a talk from the Chief of the Oaksuskies to James Seagrove [not available] [not available] This document is a copy of a talk between White Lieutenant, Chief of the Upper Creeks, and U.S. Indian Commissioner, James Seagrove. The date of the talk is 1 May 1795. The copy of the talk arrived in Savannah on 14 May 1795. Peace agreement.
October 22, 1792 McClure Advocates Methods of Civilizing Indians to Knox Reverend David McClure Henry Knox Letter, discusses frontiers and pioneer life; discusses Indians and Indian life; mentions publication on moral law; discusses racial intermarriage and Christianity to civilize Indians; discusses race issues. Proposes focusing on children, particularly boys, and immersing them in white culture. Mentions Indians in New England.
January 14, 1794 Release of Prisoners Anthony Wayne Indians Northwest of Ohio River Speech of Captain Big Tree: His Nephews were too proud last summer but came to their senses and lowered the asking price regarding the release of prisoners.
May 2, 1791 A Report on Travels Through the Creek Country, 1791 Caleb Swan [not available] Document, report describes the Creek country, people, culture, and government. Refers to horse theft and trials.
March 13, 1791 State of the Creek Nation James Casey Henry Knox Comprehensive treatment of every aspect of the culture and lives of the Creek Nation of Indians in 1790-1791. Includes transcript of a journal. 132 page document.