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Date Title Author Recipient Summary
November 26, 1793 Flagitious Acts Against Peaceable Indians John McKee William Blount McKee warns that if despicable acts, such as that committed recently against a peaceable Indian, go unpunished, any attempts toward a re-establishment of peace will be in vain.
May 1, 1790 Expresses Concern about Miami Hostility; Hopes the US can Protect Frontier Arthur St. Clair Henry Knox Refers to hostility received from the Miamis in conjunction with British traders. Worries that there will be no peaceful resolution and that the U.S. must take action to protect the people of the frontier.
August 26, 1793 Knox to Governor Blount expressing President of United States General George Washington's concern regarding inroads by whites into peaceable part of Cherokee Nation Henry Knox William Blount Knox informs Southwest Territorial Governor Blount that President Washington is concerned about late violent and lawless inroads made by whites into peaceable parts of Cherokee Nation. President Washington wants Blount to use his highest exertions to bring to perpetrators to justice. Knox expresses Washington's commitment to moderation and justice with regard to the Indians. Asks Blount to take...
March 2, 1795 They Will Be Destroyed Without Distinction Anthony Wayne Cherokees Wayne warns that if the murders, robberies, and injuries perpetrated by the Cherokees and other Indians continues, he will call out his warriors to destroy them without distinction since he will be unable to tell the guilty from the innocent. He therefore advises all peaceable Indians to withdraw themselves immediately from the bad ones so as to leave them to the fate that awaits them.
August 19, 1795 Captain Chapin discusses Indian affairs with Pickering Israel Chapin Jr Timothy Pickering Letter, informs re New York treaty with Oneida Indians; discusses Wayne's campaign; mentions hostile Western Indians; discusses rumors of campaign against Six Nations.
August 5, 1793 Recent Depredations Against Friendly Cherokees Henry Knox William Blount "Permit me to request the favor that you would take into your consideration the recent depredations and murder of the friendly Cherokees by some lawless whites and give your opinion in writing of the most practicable and peaceable method of satisfying the Cherokees upon that subject and an estimate of the cost hereof. "
January 7, 1793 Report from Fort Washington John Harris Samuel Hodgdon Harris reports that Indians remain peaceable. Mentions Mr. Colesworthy. Harris says he is very busy and does not have time to write him. Letter from Mr Bissell to this family enclosed. Mentions Shaylor.
July 5, 1793 Commissioner's Notes on Treaty Proceedings Commissioners of the United States [not available] Before arrival of commissioners at the council house from Navy Hall, while waiting for them, Captain Brandt spoke. He noted that it was agreed at the Rapids [of Miami River] that Indians should come and meet the commissioners in their father's presence, presumably John Graves Simcoe. Thanks to Great Spirit for making meeting possible. Mentions an inclination to do what is right and just. Makes...
May 12, 1790 Wayne discusses Indian affairs with Knox Anthony Wayne Henry Knox Letter, discusses truce with Indians; discusses Indian warfare; mentions cession of territory.
October 18, 1797 Captain Chapin discusses Indian affairs with Secretary at War Israel Chapin Jr James McHenry Letter, describes disposition of Six Nations; discusses fears of Indian aggression.
August 10, 1799 Alarm amongst the inhabitants on account of the Indians... Arthur St. Clair James McHenry St. Clair chronicles the response of the western settlers to the possibility of Indian incursions. It appears that the Shawanese are themselves apprehensive about being attacked by the Chickasaws and by an army of whites.
December 12, 1792 Letter from John Harris at Fort Washington to Samuel Hodgdon Commissary of Military Stores on accounts of clothing, hospital stores, Indian goods John Harris Samuel Hodgdon Harris reports that he wrote Hodgdon by General Putnam and forwarded accounts of clothing, hospital stores, and Indian goods, addressed to Major Craig at Pittsburgh. Forwarded accounts of Quarter Master stores. Major Strong wishes for recruiting receipts. Mr Beth not inclined to settle with Mr Jan Chess. Cold weather and snow about 4 inches deep. Expects no expedition this winter except fireside...
April 20, 1797 Cruel Murder of Two Cherokees James McHenry John Sevier McHenry assures Governor Sevier that he and the President cherish peace on the frontier and therefore insist that the intruders on Indian land be made to obey the law. The President will augment the military force on the frontier so as to prevent mutual encroachments by citizens and by Indians. The Governor is expected to take immediate steps to bring the murderers of two Cherokees to trial.
February 13, 1787 Instructions to the Superintendant of Indian Affairs. Henry Knox Superintendant of Indian Affairs Knox's printed instructions for the Superintendant of Indian Affairs with additional handwritten notations.
July 20, 1790 On war between England and Spain; presence of Arnold at Detroit; attacks on Major Beatty; Alexander McGillivray and Creek Chiefs' visit to New York Henry Knox Arthur St. Clair Reports that England desires war with Spain. Possible that English will attempt to obtain New Orleans and Floridas. Rumor that [Benedict?] Arnold has been to Detroit, having reviewed the militia. Circumstances should be held in confidence. Indian attacks on Major Beatty merit vengeance. Alexander McGillivray and Creek Chiefs due to arrive next day at New York. Mentions Colonel Marinus Willett....
October 1792 An Abstract of Indian Affairs Shaw [not available] Shaw discusses affairs with the southern Indians and the machinations of the Spaniards to turn the Indians against the United States.
May 21, 1793 Proposed defense of Norfolk, Matters Regarding Foreign Vessels in American Harbors and Waters Thomas Jefferson Henry Lee Jefferson has received the letters from the British Consul at Norfolk and the information of Henry Tucker, and has passed them to the President. The legislature has not considered the idea of putting US harbors on the defensive, which means that there is no money to do so and therefore the President cannot comply with the suggestion. The treaties with France and Holland do not allow them to arm...
February 20, 1793 Letter from James Seagrove Creek Indian Agent, to leader of Courtas [Courlas] warning of the northern tribes James Seagrove Courtas [Courlas] Indians Letter from Creek Indian Agent James Seagrove to leader of Courtas [Courlas]. Reports that great and kind father General Washington, President of United States is pleased to hear of the peaceable conduct of his Creek children. Glad to hear the talks of upper towns continue good. Will be at Cussetah 1 May, where talk will be straight. Beware of the northern Indians giving bad talks. Chiefs of...
August 30, 1799 Apprehension Respecting Indian Hostilities Isaac Craig Samuel Hodgdon Major Craig makes Samuel Hodgdon aware of popular apprehension regarding Indian hostilities. Craig hopes the distribution of the Indian annuity will serve to pacify the Indians.
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.
August 26, 1793 Instructions from President of United States General George Washington to Governor Blount on late violent inroads by white settlers from the southwestern territory into the Cherokee Nation Henry Knox William Blount In this letter to William Blount, Governor of Southwest Territory, Knox conveys President Washington's concerns about white inroads onto peaceable parts of Cherokee lands. President Washington asks that Blount ensure that white perpetrators be brought to justice. Warns Blount that efforts at peace, moderation and justice will be in vain unless crimes are punished. Treaties will be at an end, and...
May 18, 1796 Captain Chapin discusses Indian affairs with Secretary at War Israel Chapin Jr James McHenry Letter, informs re British steps to leave Niagara; alludes to Jay's Treaty; discusses land claims; discusses White encroachment; mentions Congress.
May 22, 1792 Instructions to Brig. Gen. Rufus Putnam Henry Knox Rufus Putnam The Secretary at War instructs General Rufus Putnam as follows: "Your first great object upon meeting the Indians will be to convince them that the United States requires none of their lands." Knox authorizes Putnam to allow the Indians to keep U.S. Army officers as hostages in order to secure the agreement of the Chiefs to travel to Philadelphia.
July 30, 1794 Chapin discusses Indian affairs and British activity on frontier with Knox [not available] Henry Knox Letter, informs re rumors of Indian aggression; discusses prisoners; informs re rumors of White aggression; mentions Indian women & children; discusses land sale at Presque Isle; advises British may retard Wayne's campaign.
October 18, 1792 Speech of the Delaware & Muhhuonnuk Indians Delaware Chiefs Henry Knox Speech of the Delaware and Muhhuonnuk chiefs. Discusses peace talks, murdered messengers, Indian politics, hostile Indians, land claims along the Wabash & Miami Rivers, and poisoned food & liquor.