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October 24, 1791 Knox copies minutes from Washington's speech Henry Knox [not available] Document, minutes for the President's speech; discusses impartial justice for Indians; mentions system for national militia.
April 24, 1797 Report on boundary line survey Benjamin Hawkins James McHenry Report on the progress of the survey of boundary lines. Reports gathering of Indians to meet the commissioners, difficulties with the Army officer commanding in the area, and that "lawless persons" were planning to attack the Indians accompanying the commissioners on the survey.
October 17, 1791 Hamilton forwards the intentions of the President to Knox Alexander Hamilton Henry Knox Letter, directs details of President's letter; mentions white aggression; mentions Indian treaties.
February 1, 1793 Trials of Offenders Against Treaties William Blount Henry Knox Blount agonizes over the two narrowly averted invasions of Cherokee towns and proposes that a tribunal be created with jurisdiction over trials of offenders agains treaties.
July 12, 1793 Vessels Arming and Arriving in American Ports Thomas Jefferson [not available] Jefferson, Hamilton, and Knox provide their opinion respecting the disposition of sundry foreign vessels arming and arriving in American ports. The President has declared that each case should be decided strictly according to the law and comforming with treaties negotiated by the United States and will therefore refer these cases to persons knowledgeable in the said laws.
February 2, 1797 List of Indian treaties between 1786-1796 War Department Andrew Pickens A list provided to Major General Andrew Pickens of the four major Indian treaties signed between 1786 and 1796.
April 24, 1797 Meeting with the Indians Benjamin Hawkins James McHenry The Indians have only just arrived. The Commissioners plan to meet them in the morning. Hawkins notes some of the concerns of the commissioners and asks for instructions.
July 28, 1789 New Commissioners to Negotiate Peace with the Southern Tribes Henry Knox George Washington Knox informs the President that the commissioners report that the Creeks are favorably inclined to enter into a peace treaty with the United States. These commissioners, however, were previously appointed by the states of South Carolina and Georgia and were acting under the resolves of the Confederation Congress. Therefore, Knox points out that these commissioners' authority expired with the...
October 3, 1789 Questions regarding legitimacy of previous treaties between Creeks and Georgia Commissioners for Indian Affairs in Southern Department George Walton Request for information regarding treaties at Augusta, 1783, Galphinton, 1785, and Shoulderbone, 1786. Principal points are whether all lands belonging to the upper and lower Creeks are common property of whole nation, or whether the lands were ceded to Georgia by the three treaties. Were the proprietors of the lands stated to have been ceded to Georgia present or fully represented by the...
December 1790 Minutes from Benjamin Hawkins relative to the treaties with the Creeks Benjamin Hawkins [not available] Document, minutes relative to treaties with the Creek nation.
July 1, 1788 Accounts of Colonel Crane Joseph Howell Henry Knox Writes the Secretary at War on the subject of the accounts of Colonel Crane's Regiment, particularly of the monies received by him in 1777. Concludes that Crane is liable for various penalties because he did not comply with the directions of the commander-in-chief
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 4, 1792 Authorization to Contract with Manufacturer for Rifles Henry Knox General Edward Hand Rifle manufacturers proposal received; discusses contract and penalties for rifle manufacture.
April 22, 1786 Indian treaties signed Charles Thomson Patrick Henry Letter to the Governor of Virginia covering copies of treaties signed by the commissioners of Congress with the Shawnee, Cherokee, Choctaw, and Chickasaw Indians.
December 26, 1793 Barbarous and Treacherous Murders William Blount Henry Knox Blount reports on the murder of two peaceful Cherokees by villainous North Carolinians who tried to transfer the blame for their barbarous acts to the people of the territory south of the Ohio. It is important to note that no citizens of North Carolina have been killed by Indians since the Treaties of New York and Holston.
January 13, 1796 Commissioners' allowance for treaties Timothy Pickering John Jay Letter from the Secretary of War to the Governor of New York. Secretary Knox discusses the allowance paid commissioners for holding treaties with the Indians.
April 16, 1794 Copy of the Report of the Committee on Indian Affairs Received at Knoxville April 16, 1794 Congress of the United States [not available] Copy of the report of the Committee on Indian Affairs received at Knoxville April 16, 1794, forwarded for the information of Mero District. Discusses measures for protection of citizens against Indians, and prevention of unauthorized attacks by whites on the Indian tribes.
November 12, 1792 War Department expenditures for treaties with Indians Joseph Nourse [not available] Account of monies disbursed by Knox for Indian treaties. Certified true copy signed by Register of the Treasury, Joseph Nourse.
May 19, 1786 Presentation of Papers on Indian Treaties William Livingston Assembly Livingston lays before the (New Jersey) House congressional papers dealing with Indian treaties and accounts between the states, as well as resolutions from Massachusetts and Pennsylvania appointing delegates to the Annapolis Convention.
October 25, 1791 State of the Union Message, 1791 George Washington Congress of the United States President George Washington's [State of the Union] message to the the Senate and the House of Representatives in which he talks of many issues, particularly the state of relations with the Indians, the establishment of a permanent seat of government, and the means of disposing of the national debt.
April 2, 1791 Excerpts of Treaties Establishing the Western Border with the Creek and Cherokee Indians. Henry Knox [not available] Knox's letter establishes that the western boundary of the United States, where it comes into contact with the territory of the Creek and Cherokee Indians, has been firmly established by several treaties the tribes have signed with Georgia and South Carolina. The letter contains excerpts from several of the various treaties to illustrate where boundary lines were considered to have been drawn in...
June 1, 1790 Disbursments made by the War Department for treaty with Indians Ezekiel Freeman [not available] Account of sundry disbursements for Indian Treaties.
October 4, 1789 Regarding legitimacy of previous treaties between Creeks and Georgia George Walton Commissioners for Indian Affairs in Southern Department Governor of Georgia notes that previous treaties, namely Augusta 1783, Galphinton 1785, and Shoulderbone 1786, between Georgia and Creeks, were legitimately agreed upon by both parties.
August 26, 1790 Proclamation by the President regarding treaties made at Hopewell, on the Keowee River between United States and Choctaw and Chickasaw Nations of Indians George Washington [not available] Washington states that it is particularly necessary to warn the citizens of the United States against a violation of treaties made at Hopewell on Keowee River in 1786; and to "enforce an act to regulate trade and commerce with the Indian tribes." All officers and citizens will govern themselves according to the treaties and act aforesaid. Discussed land rights for citizens of North Carolina.
August 4, 1786 Security for Captain Hutchins' surveyors, conciliation of Delawares and Chippewas, and lawless settlers Josiah Harmar Henry Knox Captain Hutchins requested a body of troops to cover the surveyors. Captain Hamtramck moved from Mingo Bottom to Little Beaver to cover that purpose. Reports on lawless villains at Wheeling who threaten to waylay friendly Indians and impede the surveyors' efforts. Thinks they could use a taste of Federal law. Encloses 20 July, 1786 report from Mr. Philip Liebert.