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Date Title Author Recipient Summary
September 13, 1792 Token of Friendship William Blount Little Turkey Received letter from Little Turkey which Blount viewed as a sincere token of friendship with United States and of desire for peace. Blount stated that towns that did not declare war will be able to remain on their land in peace. Requests that hearty thanks be passed along to other chiefs.
June 20, 1791 Council Fire for Peace Captain Hendrick Aupaumut [not available] The Stockbridge Chief expresses his gratitude to Captain Aupaunot that they have been able to come together in friendship and peace.
July 14, 1791 Good Peter's Speech Good Peter [not available] In his speech, Good Peter discusses the strength of the United States, peace, cultivated lands, the civilizing of Indians, and Indian literacy.
January 22, 1795 Ratification of a Treaty of Peace and Friendship George Washington [not available] President Washington formally confirms the ratification of a Treaty of Peace and friendship concluded by Timothy Pickering at Canandagua the 11th day of November 1794 between the Six Nations of Indians and the United States.
November 22, 1792 Peace & Friendship with the United States James Seagrove Henry Knox After his meeting with eighteen Creek chiefs, Seagrove confirms that the Creeks have no interest in joining the northern tribes against the forces of the United States.
1792 Brighten the Chain of Friendship Rufus Putnam [not available] Putnam invites the chiefs of the western tribes to travel to Philadelphia, at government expense, to attempt to reach a settlement that will avoid war between them and the United States.
January 10, 1795 Enclosed Journal of Peace Treaty Council William Blount Timothy Pickering Enclosed journal of the proceedings between Cherokee chiefs and Blount which ended with peace agreement. Objective of meeting was to convince Cherokees to terminate friendship between their nation and the Creek Nation.
April 30, 1798 Perfect State of Peace & Friendship with the Indians, Etc. Henry Gaither Samuel Hodgdon Gaither assures Hodgdon that he is in a perfect state of peace and friendship with the Indians and has the honor of being in command of the frontier. Enclosed is a return of the clothing needed in his command. The infantry clothing for Ensign Thompson at Fort James should, if possible, be forwarded to Captain Nicoll at Fort St. Tammany on the St. Marys River and, if not, to John Habersham at...
August 27, 1785 Murder of Billy Nation Unknown Author [not available] A speech delivered at the Falls of the Ohio to unnamed Indian Nations intended to preserve the peace. The speech indicates that an Inidan named "Billy Nation" was murdered by a white man who subsequently fled into the woods. The speech asks that the chain of friendship not be broken on account of one villian.
November 16, 1794 Closing remarks for the Conference between the Six Nations and the U.S. Timothy Pickering [not available] Document, Pickering issues a statement praising Chief Little Billy for making the conference productive.
November 30, 1793 Peace and Understanding Re-established James Seagrove Governor Edward Telfair Seagrove notifies Governor Telfair of the re-establishment of peace and friendship with the Creek nation which includes the understanding that all prisoners and stolen property will be returned. He wants the Governor to waste no time in promulgating this welcome news to prevent outrages from being committed against the Indians which would endanger the fragile peace.
September 26, 1789 Talk of the Commissioners plenipotentiary in reply to the talk of White Bird King Commissioners for Indian Affairs in Southern Department [not available] Commissioners express disappointment that Alexander McGillivray has left camp. They point out their propositions for peace and friendship. If the terms were not agreeable, they ask, why was that not communicated? Close by asking the headmen to persuade McGillivray to come back and meet with the commissioners.
February 17, 1792 Affection and Friendship for the Choctaw Nation Henry Knox Choctaw Nation of Indians Knox assures the Choctaws of the affection and friendship of General Washington for the Choctaw nation and enlists their aid in the campaign against the hostile Indians north of the Ohio.
July 13, 1791 Peace Talks of the Six Nations Good Peter [not available] Good Peter discusses the peace talks of the Six Nations.
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.
1789 Copy of Harmar's Speech to the Indians Josiah Harmar [not available] Harmar seeks peace between Indians and the "Thirteen Great Fires" (13 States) and offers wampum, reminded Indians that U.S. are obliged to protect and defend all friendly Indians. Virginia settlers seek to live in peace with Indians. Mentioned deception of Indians by enemies, murder on Ohio by unknown Indians, and that the U.S. traders will provide Indians anything they need.
July 14, 1791 Red Jacket's Speech of July 14th Red Jacket [not available] In his speech, Red Jacket discusses the peace talks and Indian agents.
October 5, 1792 [Speech of John Heckewelder to the Delware chiefs and captains, Walendauwechen, Pachgantschihillas, Muchingwe, Pushees, and Captain Pipe.] John Heckenwelder [not available] Assurances of truth and peace. Offer to meet at the mouth of the Muskingum to talk out peace.
April 3, 1792 Speech: Negotiations for Peace with Indians James Wilkinson [not available] Wilkinson negotiates peace with Indian Nations of the Western frontier; states war would only be brought about by Indians actions, United States wants only peace.
May 30, 1795 Quaker/Indian Relations Timothy Pickering Anthony Wayne Enclosed letter from the Quakers. One is a letter to the Indians and the other is an invoice of goods to be delivered. Noted Presidential approval of Quakers' friendship with Indian tribes.
November 14, 1792 Let the Hatchet Be Buried Governor Edward Telfair Headmen and Warriors of the Cherokee Nation The talk of the Governor of Georgia to the Head-men and Warriors of the Cherokee nation in which he urges the Cherokees to once again seek peace with their white neighbors.
November 1796 On Breaking Alliance with British, and Establishing Friendship with United States Blue Jacket Chief of the Shawnees President of the United States Indian chief Blue Jacket, of the Shawnees, relates how he and his people once fought for the British, having been urged to do so by them; now cites deception by the British and wishes only friendship with the Americans. Submits a testimonial of friendship with the English king; now states that he will throw that one away in return for a similar document from the U.S. President.
May 28, 1792 Cowetas Not Responsible for the Murder James Durouzeaux James Seagrove Durouzeaux informs Seagrove that the Cowetas were not responsible for the recent murder. General McGillivray has gone to New Orleans so the headmen of the Coweta and Cussetah will come to Rock Landing to talk peace with Seagrove.
November 6, 1791 Contemporary Copy of Letter made from Recipient's Files, Joseph Ellicot to Henry Knox Joseph Ellicot Henry Knox Surveyor Joseph Ellicott tells Knox of his contacts with several southern chiefs, each of whom expressed a desire for peace
March 19, 1795 Speech to Wabash Indians Anthony Wayne [not available] Speech to the Wabash Indians.