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Date Title Author Recipient Summary
February 2, 1798 Goods & Presents to Certain Indian Tribes Samuel Hodgdon Isaac Craig Letter, advises re shipment of Indian presents; advises re money for commanding officers.
March 10, 1794 Expenses on Indian treaties and presents Henry Knox Unknown Recipient A statement of the gross sum of money which was expended by the United States in making the Creek treaty of New York, in August 1790. Includes presents which have been made to the Creek and Cherokee Indians since the said treaty, along with annual allowances. Expenses of the Creek treaty add up to $20,583. The presents made since the treaty add up to $22,279 for the Creeks and $18,217 to the...
May 20, 1800 Request for Purchase of Articles for Presents to Choctaw Indians James McHenry Israel Whelen Directs that Whelen purchase $1000 worth of items for use as presents to the Choctaw Indians. Whelen is to ask John Harris for advice on the items, and to deliver them to Harris once purchased.
March 10, 1794 Expenses on Indian treaties and presents Henry Knox Frederick A Muhlenberg The Secretary at War reports to the Speaker of the House of Representatives a statement of the gross sum of money which was expended in the year 1790, in making the Creek treaty of New York. Includes the amount of presents made to the Creek and Cherokee nations since the said treaty. All in all the sum adds up to just over $60,000.
May 3, 1799 Certification of payment; Francis Mentges for clothing, boarding, and presents Peter Hagner [not available] Certification of payment; $120.91 to Francis Mentges for clothing, boarding, and presents to the Potawatomi, Ottawa, and Chippewa Indians, and Whitmore Knaggs Interpreter, to the Chickasaw and Cherokee Indians, and interpreters Malcolm McGhee, Samuel Riley.
September 18, 1796 Delivering Annual Presents to the Six Nations of Indians, Etc. Michael G. Houdin Samuel Hodgdon Among sundry other matters, Houdin describes the journey he undertook to deliver two hogsheads and nine bales of annual presents to the Six Nations of Indians.
October 15, 1792 Problems with Cussetahs John Galphin James Seagrove Intelligence that some "busy person" is trying to stop the Cussetah Indians from visiting Seagrove. Galphin exerting every effort to stop such proceedings. Indians sent to Providence displeased with Lord Dunmore's treatment of them; they did not receive any presents. Galphin to return as soon as possible.
July 24, 1797 Presents for the Chickasaws, Etc. Unknown Author James McHenry Among a number of matters, the author discusses the distribution of presents to the Chickasaws at Chickasaw Bluffs. He apologizes for his late communication which is due to a violent intermittent which has attacked him and affected to such an extent that he is barely able to hold his pen.
December 23, 1799 Certification of payment; Francis Mentges, for clothing, boarding and for presents for Chickasaw, Cherokee and Catawba Indians William Simmons James McHenry Certification of payment; $189.66 to Francis Mentges, for clothing, boarding, attending and for presents for Chickasaw, Cherokee and Catawba Indians.
May 3, 1792 Presents for the Northern Tribes Henry Knox Timothy Pickering Knox tells Colonel Timothy Pickering that presents intended for several northern tribes will be provided. Compensation for their journey should be provided for Captain Hendricks and his brother and money and clothes should be provided to Colonel Louis for his immediate return.
March 14, 1797 Indian Gifts Arrived David Henley William Simmons Letter containing enclosures to Lieut. Wright received. Indian gifts arrived, Henley seeks to immediately send the presents on so as to prevent damage by the "ungovernable people of this county."
November 28, 1799 Letter from the Accountant of the War Department William Simmons James McHenry Simmons issues a statement reflecting funds received by the Secretary at War for utilization in the Indian Department (to purchase presents).
April 7, 1800 Annuities and Presents for Indians James McHenry William Simmons McHenry requests an accounting of monies granted by Congress for the expense of transporting goods to pay Indian annuities and contingent expenses for presents to Indians on their visits to the seat of government. Included should be their expenses for the journey to and from their homes and their rations at the different military posts within their respective nations.
September 7, 1799 The Indians in this quarter seem much dissatisfied... David Strong Alexander Hamilton "I received your favor of the 22d July and am pleased with the hopes of greater uniformity in the clothing in future. The Indians in this quarter seem much dissatisfied at the promises made them by the Secretary of War, that the Governor fo the Territory should be at Detroit in the course of the present summer to redress any complaints (many of which they have) which might be laid before him and...
September 25, 1789 Response to the Commissioner's Proposals Alexander McGillivray Benjamin Lincoln McGillivray reports that the Chiefs are not entirely satisfied with the proposals put forth by the Commissioners. Their primary objection is to the proposed boundary. McGillivray decided to let the matter stand for now, as it is almost hunting season. The Chiefs will try to prevent hostilities over the winter. The Indians will shortly depart; McGillivray suggests that the commissioners give them...
August 6, 1793 Postponing a War with the Creek Nation William Blount Henry Knox Blount and Pickens suggest sending a trader with knowledge of Indian affairs into Creek Country with presents for the Chiefs as a method of postponing a war with that Nation.
May 1, 1795 Rifle Powder for the Indians Timothy Pickering Samuel Hodgdon It will be best to have the 2500 pounds of damaged powder now in the store made over again. As much as possible, the very best rifle powder should be available for presents or trade with the Indians.
November 1792 Presents for the Indians James Seagrove [not available] Seagrove lists the articles he requires as presents to the Indians, Though they want gunpowder and lead, he is reluctant to give it to them.
December 21, 1796 President's Reply to Concerns of the Choctaw Delegation of December 16 James McHenry Chiefs of the Chickasaw Nation James McHenry responds on behalf of the president, saying that he does not know if the boundaries described by the Choctaw chief are the same ones decided upon in the Treaty of Hopewell, but that he will consider them; that he will always endeavor to keep whites off the Indians' land, but that the garrisons in Choctaw country will still be manned, to achieve this enforcement; that U.S. trading...
March 24, 1791 Request for interview Henry Knox Pierre Charles L' Enfant The Secretary at War, General Knox, presents his compliments to Major Pierce Charles L'Enfant and begs the favor of an interview with him at the War Office tomorrow at 11am.
June 21, 1793 Keeping Up a War with the United States Samuel Fulton [not available] Fulton attests to the machinations of a number of men, including Governor O' Neal and Mr. Panton, encouraging the Creeks to keep up a war with the United States. The Indians themselves say that they can ravage citizens of the U.S. and still expect to treat with them and receive presents because the citizens are so good-natured.
May 28, 1800 Request for Transport of Indian Presents for Cherokee, Choctaw, Creek, & Others James McHenry John Wilkins, Jr. Directs transport of Indian presents, variously to Cherokee, Chickasaw, Creek, and other unnamed tribes.
May 31, 1800 Appointment & Instructions for Inspector of Frontiers James McHenry Uriah Tracy Appoints Tracy as an inspector of government installations and property along the various frontiers of the U.S. Gives instructions for this office, including taking observations on relations with the Indians and Indian presents, inspecting forts, etc.
November 20, 1799 Conducting Indians to & from Their Country Abner Prior William Simmons Prior wrote to Capt. Mills with whom he left his instructions from General Knox to conduct the Indians from Philadelphia and deliver presents to the families of those who died in that city. Included is a certificate for the agent and Superintendent of Indian Affairs who conducted the Indians from Vincennes to the seat of government.
June 25, 1788 Steps taken by commissioners to bring about treaty with Creek Indians Richard Winn Henry Knox Steps taken by commissioners to bring about treaty with Creek Indians. Talk was addressed to Mr. McGillivray, and headmen and warriors, insisting that hostilities cease. Executive of Georgia said 15th September is as early as this matter can be begun on. Discusses further supply of goods as presents to indians as necessary. Points out that commission as superintendent expires 29 August.