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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.
April 1794 Speech of General Chapin to the Six Nations General Israel Chapin Chiefs Six Nations Speech of General Chapin to the Six Nations. Attempts to convince Iroquois not to ally with the British.
July 14, 1791 Response to Red Jacket Timothy Pickering Red Jacket This appears to be Pickering's response to Red Jacket's speech.
April 19, 1795 [The speech of a Chief called the Sun, in behalf of the Putawatimes] The Sun [not available] The Sun speaks on behalf of Pottawatomies, Chippewas, and Taways. Admits foolishness in trusting British. Severed ties with British and French to pursue peace with Americans. Hopes to hunt in peace, pity for women and children, prisoner exchange, and that the U.S. will provide food. The Sun avowed to move his village in exchange for powder and ball to use for hunting.
June 22, 1795 Participation During an Impending Council Fire Chiefs of the Potawatomies, Ottawas, & Chippewas [not available] Speeches delivered by chiefs of sundry tribes regarding participation in an impending council meeting.
October 1786 [Indian Speech]. Unknown Author [not available] Text of speech largely illegible.
March 12, 1795 [Speech to the President]. Okeia [not available] Speech of the Potawatomi.
April 29, 1794 Proceedings of the Council at Buffalo Creek are forwarded to Knox [not available] Henry Knox Letter, encloses proceedings of Buffalo Creek council; discusses treaty between Six Nations and United States; mentions speech of Lord Dorchester; discusses British presence in the Northeast; discusses Indians.
June 3, 1795 Advice of Wayne Followed, Ottawas and Chipawas Turned from British and McKee Malchipinchimichi Anthony Wayne Chiefs of Chipawas and Ottawas present or by proxy through their sons due infirmity. Malchipininchilliche joyful of peaceful reception chiefs at fort and notified Wayne the speech he gave encouraged his people to turn from McKee and the British. Deceit of McKee mentioned, Indians have turned away from his advice to NOT sign treaty. Key to garrisons mentioned by author.
July 7, 1795 Enclosed Speech to Chickasaws and Chocktaws Timothy Pickering George Washington Cover letter for the draft speech to the Chickasaws and Chocktaws and other representatives that form the Five Upper Towns.
June 20, 1797 Captain Chapin discusses Indian affairs with Secretary at War Israel Chapin Jr James McHenry Letter, mentions annuity goods; informs re Indian treaty request to sell land.
October 1786 [Speech to Indians]. George Rogers Clark [not available] Speech given by General Clark to the Indians in October 1786.
July 16, 1785 Reports Meeting with Indian Chiefs, Cornplanter, at Fort Pitt about British Treaty, Fort Stanwix Josiah Harmar Henry Knox Reports that 3 chiefs, 25 Indians of the Six Nations arrived at Fort Pitt wanting to speak to the commanding officer, so Harmar went to talk with them about a treaty. Cornplanter wished to get rid of Fort Stanwix, as it was too much work to maintain. Intelligence report detailing British efforts to subvert U.S. treaties with the Indian nations. Opines that U.S. treaties will have little weight...
October 21, 1786 Speech Unknown Author [not available] Illegible text.
October 22, 1796 Speech By Joseph Brant Concerning Indian Lands at Grand River Captain Joseph Brant Claus Entitled "Speech from Captain Jos. Brant to Captain Claus Agent of Indian Affairs for and behalf of the Five nations inhabiting the Grand River, 22 October 1796." Discusses grievances relating to Indian land along the Grand River; apparently after the Revolution the Indians were promised legal protection of their lands there by the British government, which was not given. Accuses the British of...
July 17, 1792 Indian Affairs in the Northwest & Prospects for Peace General Israel Chapin Henry Knox Chapin discusses Indian affairs in the northwest and the prospects for peace with sundry tribes.
July 26, 1792 Hopes of Peace Vested in Indian Chief Rufus Putnam Henry Knox Notification that copies of speech sent to various tribes via Maj. Hamtramck. Discussed influence of Kaweahatta, great Indian chief, over Wabash tribal politics and possibility of his influence in securing council with Shawnese.
April 7, 1794 Knox forwards Lord Dorchester's speech to General Chapin Henry Knox [not available] Letter, encloses copy of Lord Dorchester's speech.
June 7, 1794 Limited Action Against British Authorized, Though Peaceful Resolutions Still Being Sought Henry Knox Anthony Wayne Knox tells Wayne that the President has authorized limited action against the British at the Rapids of the Miami if such action is needed and success guaranteed. However, it is still the policy of the US to avoid conflict with the British and the Spanish, and indeed John Jay has gone to England to resolve the differences between the US and Britain.
April 4, 1792 Speech to the Indians Henry Knox [not available] Captain Alexander Trueman delivers this speech, written by the Secretary at War, to the Chiefs and Warriors of the Western Indians.
May 20, 1791 Enclosed Speech to be Given to Six Nations Chiefs at Buffalo Creek John Butler Colonel C. Gordon Butler enclosed speech to be delivered to chiefs of Six Nations for the approval of Gordon.
August 2, 1793 Verification of Reduction in Force Henry Knox Collector, Inspector, & Warden of the Port of Philadelphia The President has requested that the Collector, Inspector, and Warden board the British ship "Jane" and verify whether the reduction in force nas actually been carried out as specified to the British Consul General. The captain of the ship claims that the additional hands are real British subjects but proof of that statement is required.
August 1, 1793 Speech of Wyandot Chief Sa-wagn-da-wunk to the Federal Commissioners for Sandusky Conference [not available] Federal Commissioners Treaty at Sandusky In reply to Federal Commissioner's Speech at Captain Elliot's mouth of Detroit River previous afternoon. Interpreted by Simon Girty. Chief says he understood the speech on previous day. Says the treaties mentioned were incomplete because they only included a few chiefs. He disputes the claim that United States bought the land. This matter was settled by Sir William Johnston [British...
November 10, 1798 Captain Chapin discusses Indian affairs with Secretary at War Israel Chapin Jr James McHenry Letter, informs re Indian demands for interest money; discusses bank stock dividends; alludes to Genesee Treaty.
May 31, 1796 Appointment as Principal Clerk William Simmons Peter Hagner Notification to Hagner of his appointment as principal clerk in the War Department Accountant's office.