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Date Title Author Recipient Summary
May 6, 1791 Land for an Officer of the Hospital Department Joseph Howell John Stagg Writes that it is the opinion of the Secretary of War that the officer of the Hospital Department is entitled to a more fair proportion of land, equal to that of a Lieutenant Colonel.
December 21, 1797 Secretary at War directs the conduct of Indian affairs with Chapin James McHenry Israel Chapin Jr Letter, discusses Seneca interest money; asks for return of Seneca numbers; discusses treaty at Genesee; discusses Indian land sales.
October 10, 1787 John Richardson discusses army accounts with Joseph Howell John Richardson Joseph Howell John Richardson presents land claims for himself and Captains Lawrence and Helms to Joseph Howell.
March 23, 1789 Issac Pierce writes to Knox regarding bounty lands Isaac Peirce Henry Knox Letter, asks for Bounty Lands due to son's estates.
June 3, 1784 Boundaries of the United States and Indian lands Charles Thomson [not available] Congressional resolution, signed by Secretary Charles Thomson, pertaining to the boundaries of the United States and Indian lands.
March 19, 1799 Articles Furnished in Proportion to Half Those Enlisted, Etc. Alexander Hamilton James McHenry In addition to sending a plan for dividing sundry States into recruiting districts and sub districts, Hamilton suggests that bounty money, clothing, and other articles should be furnished in proportion of half the number of men to be enlisted. He requests authority to appoint regimental staff.
April 1, 1791 Gratitude to the Great Chief Little Beard [not available] Little Beard expresses his gratitude to the Great Chief, General Washington, for the grant of lands given in perpetuity to his people.
April 16, 1787 On the disposition of the savages and usurpation of public lands by armed men Henry Knox Arthur St. Clair Knox relays report from Colonel Harmar at Fort Pitt. Harmar is touring posts on Ohio River. Has had conferences with General Butler. Matters seem to bear a more favorable aspect with savages than hitherto. Major Wyllys reports on the usurpation of public lands by armed men, which deserves attention of Congress.
March 1, 1793 Act to Regulate Trade & Intercourse with Indian Tribes Congress of the United States [not available] This is an extract of an Act of Congress that declares that no purchase of Indian lands shall be valid unless pursuant to the Constitution. Therefore, it is illegal for anyone but lawful agents to negotiate treaties for land.
February 18, 1798 Managing the People Removed from Indian Land Thomas Butler Samuel Hodgdon Butler expresses approval of the executive's appointment of commissioners to hold a treaty with the Cherokee Indians. They will be able to make a report on on the lands which the United States may claim. Butler argues that these lands are not worth contending for since all the valuable lands in Tennessee have been covered by warrants. He laments of the share of trouble he has had in managing the...
November 28, 1788 Right of Claims Richard Winn Alexander McGillivray Commissioners find it impossible to remove settlers from disputed lands. Admonishes U.S. government for ruining Indian tribes after they helped secure peace for the U.S.
February 10, 1797 Appointment to examine settlements over Indian lands and threats by settlers James McHenry Colonel C. Gordon List of inquiries to be made to ascertain the hostility of settlers. Gordon reports that the people over the lines of the Indian lands have given some serious threats against the government and seem disposed to make some resistance in defense of their lands.
May 14, 1793 Bounty Lands Edward How Samuel Hodgdon How asks Hodgdon to provide information referenced in the enclosed extract in which his friend want to know how he should proceed to obtain his bounty lands.
May 30, 1795 Payment for erecting saw mill on Oneida lands New York James Dean [not available] Dean received $300 for erecting a saw mill on Oneida Lands.
July 12, 1786 Regarding intruders on public lands, Captain Hutchins and his surveyors, and dissatisfaction prevailing amongst the Indians Josiah Harmar Henry Knox Colonel Harmar reports on efforts to dislodge illegal settlers on public lands. He reports on the efforts of surveyor Captain Hutchins and his crew, and the provision of security against Indians. States that recent murders by Indians on Ohio river reflect dissatisfaction prevailing amongst the Indians.
July 9, 1788 Supplement to the Land Ordinance of 1785 Congress of the United States [not available] A supplement to an ordinance entitled An Ordinance for ascertaining the mode of disposing lands in Western territory.
May 4, 1796 Rules concerning bounty lands James McHenry [not available] Describes rules in obtaining warrants for bounty lands, informing officers and soldiers that all claims must be forwarded to the War Office before January 1, 1799. As a result of the fraud and forgeries that had taken place in the past, strict observance of the rules is indispensable for the claimant.
June 15, 1785 [Instructions to Indian Commissioners.] Charles Thomson [not available] Outlines method of pursuing a cession of lands by the Indians.
January 31, 1790 Pierce inquires about bounty lands to Knox Joseph Pierce Henry Knox Letter, asks for bounty lands.
November 30, 1796 Enclosed Accounts and Request for Information for his Mother Richard H. Greaton William Simmons Greaton encloses accounts for November for himself and his servant. He conveys a request from his mother for information on how to receive lands due her late husband.
December 9, 1795 Bounty lands for Ensign Muller William Simmons Unknown Recipient Certifies that Ensign Jeremiah Muller, of Capt. Windell's company in the New York regiment, is entitled to certain bounty lands.
April 19, 1787 Report of the Secretary at War Relative to Intruders on Public Lands. Henry Knox [not available] Knox says that the country is liable to be disappointed in their just expectations of the great national advantages resulting from a wise administration of the western territory, by the evils of usurpation and intrusion, than by any other causes. Says that the usurpation of public lands must be curbed before the numbers become unmanageable. Opinion is that commanding officers on the Ohio River...
April 26, 1795 Letter from John Sergeant to Secretary of War Timothy Pickering on the claims of the Nimham Tribe, purchase of Oneida lands and setting out for New Stockbridge New York John Sergeant Jr. Timothy Pickering From John Sergeant, missionary to the Stockbridge Indians, to Timothy Pickering Secretary of War. He discusses pamphlet of the Nimham tribe claiming lands in New York, which he cannot find. Asks who will be the commissioner to make treaty with Indians in upcoming summer. Says that [Captain] Hendricks will attend and will want instructions. He mentions that State of New York has appointed new...
March 16, 1798 Seeks Instruction on Legal Operation of Indian Land James McHenry James Wilkinson Refers to operation of laws and settlement for Indian lands. Seeks protection of US lands.
September 28, 1798 Warrant Lands Edward D. Turner William Simmons Turner has written to the surveyors on the subject of the warrant lands so he hopes to provide some information on the subject to Simmons soon.