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February 28, 1793 Relations with British in Canada Henry Knox William Hull Secretary Knox discusses treaty proceedings and the error in designating the place of treaty, attributable to interpreter error. Mentions Canada Governor Simcoe and his passage of the United States Commissioners from Niagara to Sandusky. Advises to keep the peace with the British in Canada. States "the United States are at perfect peace with the British Government."
March 26, 1787 Order to transmit money John Pierce Thomas Commander Russell Acting under the authority of the Board of Treasury, Pierce orders Russell to transmit to John Neuville the $57,600 that is the property of the United States and was originally intended for the supply of the Army.
June 11, 1793 Georgia Militia Not Discriminating between Creek Friends and Foes Henry Gaither Henry Knox Gaither reports that [contrary to guidance from Federal authorities] Georgia militia General Twiggs does not intend to discriminate between Creek friend and foe, with the exception of Cussetahs. Gaither surmises that this will do mischief to United States strategic intentions. Reports that many militia are in open rebellion against federal government since 1 November 1792, violating the [Treaty...
August 9, 1791 If You Foolishly Prefer War James Wilkinson Indian Nations Living on the Wabash River Wilkinson warns the Indians of the trouble and distress that will befall them if they ignore the voice of reason and persist in joining those tribes that are waging war against the United States.
May 21, 1789 Bauman solicits a federal appointment from Knox Sebastian Bauman Henry Knox Letter, asks for appointment in Federal Government.
December 19, 1789 Knox directs Doughty Henry Knox John Doughty Letter, encloses instructions to Doughty.
May 8, 1798 Saltpeter to Philadelphia Under Perfect Security Samuel Hodgdon Thomas Lloyd Halsey Hodgdon orders Halsey to deliver a quantity of saltpeter to Philadelphia with all convenient speed and under perfect security.
March 18, 1786 A Plan for the General Arrangement of the Militia of the United States. Henry Knox Congress of the United States Letter, encloses plan for Militia. Discusses the nature of government and a republic, and how to convince citizens of the raising of a militia. Outlines Advanced Corps, Main Corps, and Reserved Corps, as well as responsibilities of staff. Discusses terms of service, pay, and provisions.
January 27, 1799 Withdraw Troops from Their Own Neighborhoods, Etc. Amos Stoddard James McHenry Capt. Stoddard complains of the size of the barracks in which his troops are forced to live and recommends that troops not be stationed in their own neighborhoods where the influence of family and friends can be detrimental.
February 21, 1793 Knox's Letter to the Western Indians Henry Knox Sachems, Chiefs, & Warriors of the Wyandots, Delawares, Ottawas, Chippewas, Pottawatomies, Shawnees, & Miamis Knox says he has heard the voices of the Sachems, Chiefs, and Warriors and received their messages through the Six Nations. The President of the United States embraces their proposal and will send Commissioners to treat with them. The United States will endeavor to supply provisions during the Treaty. He warns that it will be in vain to expect peace if the depredations continue. (Given by order...
July 29, 1793 Letter from James Seagrove Indian Agent, to Kings, Chiefs, of the Cussetah and all other friends of United States in the Lower Creek Towns James Seagrove Chiefs of the Cussetahs From Savannah, James Seagrove addresses the Kings and Chiefs of the Cussetahs and all other friends of United States in lower Creek Towns. Some of those Indians detained at Seagrove's house have since run away. Expresses disappointment that they left. They were well taken care of. The remaining detainees Seagrove sends via Mordecai and Townsend as a demonstration of good faith. Speaks of death...
February 13, 1793 Proposed War with the Creeks Chiefs of the Chickasaw Nation General Robertson The Chickasaw chiefs blame the Creeks for the violence in the southwest and ask for the guns, ammunition, supplies, and food to go to war with them.
August 16, 1799 Indian trade and dependence on the United States James McHenry Oliver Wolcott, Jr. Asks the Treasury Secretary to withhold from further communication with Congressman Robert Harper on the subject of establishing a trading house among the Creek Nation, until he has additional time to speak with him about it. States that small traders are more likely to be dependent upon the Indians than traders with large amounts of capital. Concludes by stressing the point that he does not want...
June 23, 1793 Commitment to Peace with the United States Chief White Lieutenant James Seagrove Dispatch from White Lieutenant or Tuskena Atca, for himself and the Upper Creek Towns, to James Seagrove Creek Indian Agent, interpreted and delivered by Stephen Sullivan. White Lieutenant pledges his commitment to peace with United States and will comply with demands to turn over the perpetrators of robbery and murder at Traders Hill St Marys. Asks for patience and understanding. Reminds...
May 12, 1795 Extract of letter from James Seagrove, agent of Indian Affairs, on meeting with Chiefs of the Creek Nation, and the prospects of living in peace James Seagrove Timothy Pickering James Seagrove, Agent for Creek Indians, reported that he received dispatches from various Chiefs of the Creek Nations indicating that they will comply with his demands and will live in perfect peace and friendship with every part of the United States. Seagrove remarked that he believed that when he meets with the Chiefs, he will be able to impress upon them the necessity of their continuing in...
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.
September 4, 1790 Seeking the Murderers of Two Men Timothy Pickering [not available] Pickering requests custody of the murderers of two men and expresses his regret at continued Indian aggression.
February 6, 1799 Appointing Friends of the Government to Military Stations, Etc. Alexander Hamilton James McHenry Along with a discussion of the distrubtion of the States into recruiting districts, Hamilton makes the point that political considerations should not always overrule military aptitude in the appointment of officers, especially those in the inferior grades.
June 7, 1798 Recommendations of Mr. Reynolds & Mr. Purdie Thomas Evans James McHenry Enclosed are letters to Evans soliciting his agency in obtaining appointments as surgeons. Mr. Reynods and Mr. Purdie are not known to him but the gentleman who recommended them are regarded with perfect respect.
1792 Symbols on the American Medal Rufus Putnam [not available] The author explains to the Indians the symbols on the American medal.
June 20, 1796 Desire to Remain in Military Service Solomon Van Rensselaer James McHenry Letter, discusses his desire to remain in army.
March 4, 1790 Autograph Draft Document [not available] [not available] Speech, asks custody of murderers; discusses Indian aggression.
March 4, 1790 Autograph Draft Document [not available] [not available] Speech, asks custody of murderers; discusses Indian agression
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.
October 27, 1800 War Department Appropriations for Transporting Indian Boys Home Samuel Hodgdon Israel Whelen Informs Whelen of two Indian boys who have been educated and raised by the Society of Friends [Quakers], but now wish to return to their own people. The Society of Friends applied that the cost of transportation be paid by the U.S. government, the Secretary of War agreed to it, and now Whelen is asked to submit the funds, as they will come out of the general War Department appropriations.