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April 28, 1792 Knox directs interpreters tasked to support the relocation of the Senecas Henry Knox Mr. Jones Knox issues direction to Messers Jones and Smith. Jones and Smith are interpreters assigned to accompany the relocation of the Senecas to Genesee.
August 19, 1797 Report from Captain Obrian, having just returned from the Eastward, regarding the Algerine frigate Crescent [not available] Captain Thomas Thompson Captain Obrian having just returned from Eastward reports that it would be proper to have the quarters of the frigate boarded up with their stuff and filled in with cork. Parts should be painted red.
July 3, 1797 Secretary at War directs the conduct of Indian affairs with Chapin James McHenry Israel Chapin Jr McHenry informs Chapin to relay the willingness of the U.S. to receive offers from the Senecas to sell land.
September 13, 1794 Muster Rolls of the Eastward Detachment Cornelius Lyman Joseph Howell Enclosed are Lyman's muster rolls of the detachment which he marched from the eastward.
September 14, 1788 Arrival of Senecas; preemptive attack; on the efficiency of a general Indian confederacy Arthur St. Clair Henry Knox General Butler arrived with 51 Senecas, including Cornplanter and Halftown. Six Nations desires peace. Discusses application made, in conjunction with Guysatha, for release of Chipewa prisoners. Suggests that war with Western tribes is inevitable. Discusses possibility of decisive military stroke, simultaneously and at multiple locations. Suggests that in the wake of such attacks, Indians would...
December 13, 1788 Arrival of Five Nations, Senecas, Wyandots, Delawares, Ottawas, Chippewas, Pottawatamies, Sacs Arthur St. Clair Henry Knox Previous night, the Five Nations, Senecas, Wyandots, Delawares, Ottawas, Chippewas, Pottawatamies, Sacs arrived. Brant with the Mohawks turned back upon receiving St. Clair's message. Brant did everything to prevent the rest from coming forward, without effect.
1794 Speech to the Senecas Henry Knox Cornplanter, Chief of the Senecas Letter, advises Cornplanter of the President's continued confidence and friendship.
May 10, 1800 Compensation for Soldiers Employed to the Eastward James McHenry William Simmons The soldiers employed by Major [Lewis] Tousard as laborers on the fortifications to the eastward, and as artificers, are to be allowed the per diem compensation promised them for their services.
June 7, 1793 Letter from Federal Commissioners Sandusky Conference to Governor Simcoe Federal Commissioners Treaty at Sandusky [not available] Simcoe conveys that British officers will attend Sandusky Conference. Chief of Senekas [Senecas] believes that open communication with Governor Simcoe on treaty would have salutary effect; Governor will give his opinion about it. Presence of officers would add to security. [Same day, separate note from Governor Simcoe]. Governor is impressed by the importance of the negotiations and will help...
February 10, 1792 Resolving Issues with the Senecas Henry Knox Seneca Chiefs Knox tells New-Arrow, Cornplanter, Big-Log, and other Seneca chiefs that he would like to meet with them in Philadelphia in order to resolve any issues that might stand in the way of friendship between the Senecas and the United States.
September 24, 1790 Enclosed Letter to Governor of Virginia John Stagg Beverley Randolph In absence of Sec. of War, Stagg enclosed letter from him to Randolph.
November 25, 1790 James Dean is deposed regarding the dispute between Phelps and Red Jacket James Dean [not available] James Dean provides a deposition pertaining to the disputed terms of the treaty between Oliver Phelps and the Senecas [Red Jacket]. Dean witnessed the treaty as the interpreter. Dean states that Phelps agreed to pay the Senecas 5,000 dollars the first year and 500 dollars every year thereafter for land.
1793 Wayne Letter & Enclosures Forwarded to Knox Philip Audebert Anthony Wayne One of the War Office clerks forwards Wayne's letter and enclosures to Knox.
May 15, 1787 We Are For Peace Speaker of the Seneca Tribes Unknown Recipient A spokesman for the Seneca tribes expresses his desire for peace which requires the Headmen of both the Indians and Whites to control the hostile actions of their young men.
May 11, 1791 Treating with the Six Nations Henry Knox George Clinton Knox discusses treating with the Six Nations and State government and laws respecting Indian affairs. He alludes to the planned embassy to the Western Indians.
December 20, 1799 Payment and Death of Washington Samuel Hodgdon Isaac Craig Assured Craig that payment of the Armourer will fall under settlement with the Quartermaster General. Remarked on the extraordinary nature of troops moving from Pittsburgh Eastward. General melancholy over death of "the immortal Washington."
April 25, 1792 General Peace with All the Indian Tribes George Washington Sachems & Chiefs of the Five Nations This is Washington's message to the representatives of the Five Nations in which he expresses his hope for peace and friendship between the tribes and the United States and his intention to increase their annuity to $1500.
1794 Autograph Document [not available] [not available] Document, speech re Government policy toward Indians--President's promise to Senecas of a written General Guarantee of all lands they are entitled to by reservation or otherwise.
December 8, 1792 Captain Prior and Wabash Indians; Expected Arrival of Cornplanter and Senecas Isaac Craig Henry Knox Captain Prior and party of Wabash Indians with interpreters arrived at the Post and will set off in a few days for Philadelphia. Cornplanter said to be on his way with party of Senecas.
March 15, 1799 Paying an annuity to the Indian tribes James McHenry John Harris McHenry directs Harris to write up a statement of what is to be paid—in goods form—to the various Indian tribes as part of their annuity. McHenry also informs Harris to clearly separate the packages of each individual tribe and draw up invoices to be sent both to the Secretary of War as well as to the Indian tribes.
July 22, 1792 Peace with Most of the Western Tribes Rufus Putnam Henry Knox Despite the murders of several American officers by Indians, Putnam is still optimistic about the prospects of achieving peace with most of the western tribes, thereby detaching them from the tribes who originated the war.
October 29, 1787 Report from French Creek Jonathan Heart Henry Knox Heart gives his report on the events occurring in the vicinity of French Creek with particular emphasis on the activities of the local tribes who are anxious to continue trading with Americans.
June 5, 1791 COPY: Request to Five Nations for Assistance Major General Richard Butler [not available] Request to Five Nations to accompany De Bartzet and Governor St. Clair to deal with hostile western tribes.
September 16, 1792 Letter to the President of the United States Henry Knox George Washington Letter from the Secretary of War to the President of the United States. Discusses visitors to Mount Vernon along with affairs in France.
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.