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Date Title Author Recipient Summary
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
July 13, 1791 Red Jacket's Speech Red Jacket [not available] In his speech, Red Jacket discusses the peace talks, the British forces on the frontier, British and Indian relations, and Indian independence.
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 17, 1793 Power of Attorney [not available] [not available] Christian Snyder grants Samuel Shannon power of attorney.
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).
January 20, 1796 Indian Travel Timothy Pickering William Blount Notification that Chickasaw and Choctaw Indians travel to Philadelphia, Pickering assumed it was to receive gifts from U.S. Government. Warned against unauthorized Indian travel.
October 28, 1793 Treaty between Spanish and Indians King of Spain Creeks, Choctaw, Chickasaw, Cherokee Indians Head of a treaty between the King of Spain and the Creek, Chickasaw, and Cherokee Indians.
March 24, 1790 Discussion of Invalid Pensions, and Federal/State Disagreements on Them Henry Knox Jeremiah Olney Letter, discusses inspection of invalids in Rhode Island; alludes to federal and state conflict re: invalid pensions.
November 28, 1785 Draught of Treaty [not available] [not available] Commissioners assembled, to include Benjamin Hawkins, Andrew Pickens, Joseph Martin, Laughlin McIntosh. From North Carolina, William Blount. From Georgia, John King and Thomas Glasscock. Interpreters James Madison and Arthur Coody. Commissioners produced draught of treaty. Previous to signing agent from North Carolina and commissioners from Georgia delivered protests. After signing, headmen...
1790 Minutes from Creek Treaty Henry Knox [not available] Document, Minutes for Creek treaty; discusses Indians and husbandry.
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.