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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.
April 27, 1791 Land Purchase John Wendell Henry Knox Wendell has no idea on quality of his land in the Muscongus Tract. Writes to Knox, who also has land there, to tender the first offer and suggest a price.
November 25, 1792 Escort Ordered for Surveyor in Lands Bought from Miami Indians Henry Knox Anthony Wayne Congress has authorized a survey of the lands bought from the Miami Indians and Knox orders Wayne to provide an escort for the appointed surveyor.
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...
January 4, 1792 Request for escort to accompany survey of Miami Purchase Israel Ludlow Samuel Hodgdon Ludlow informed Hodgdon that he made application to the Commandant of troops at Fort Washington, conformable to instructions from Secretary of Treasury, for an escort to accompany him while on survey of lands from Miami Purchase, also known as Symmes Purchase, located in what is now Southwestern Ohio, along the Ohio River. The survey would be conducted with the aid of woodsmen who would act as...
December 17, 1794 Purchasing land for fortifications Alexander Hamilton Henry Knox Secretary Hamilton informs Secretary Knox that no general Instructions have gone from the Treasury to the Collectors relative to the purchase of the lands on which fortifications might be erected. Encloses a memorandum of all the cases in which cessions and purchases have been made. The treaty for the purchase of the land on which the fortifications are erecting at Baltimore has been suspended.
August 23, 1796 Agents of Georgia Refuse to Sell Lands James McHenry Jared Irwin The agents of the State of Georgia appointed to attend the meetings with the representatives of the Creek Nation have refused to sell any of their lands. The President is surprised that the agents have failed to support measures intended to inspire the Indians in the fairness of the intended negotiations.
March 5, 1798 Speech to the Oneida Nation on Land Purchase John Jay [not available] Jay promised treaty with President for the purchase of land, with exceptional use of certain areas by the Oneida Indians. Indian families are to be allowed to live on the aforementioned land.
June 16, 1795 Attorney General responds to legal inquiry made by Secretary at War William Bradford Henry Knox Document, discusses state claims on Indian lands; discusses State rights and Federal government; informs re Constitutional powers; discusses Congress; discusses United States Constitution.
November 30, 1799 Letter from the Accountant of the War Department William Simmons James McHenry Simmons asks the Secretary at War to provide notification of any deeds of conveyance received by Tobias Lear. Lear is the agent for the purchase of lands on the Potomac.
July 14, 1794 Regarding purchase of final settlements Elbridge Gerry Samuel Hodgdon Discusses various financial matters and the purchase of final settlements.
May 18, 1791 Land Purchase Henry Knox John Wendell 2500 acre land sale discussed.
September 23, 1790 Letter discusses land and Indian affairs James Cole Montflorence William Constable Letter, discusses Georgia land purchase; discusses land company; mentions Indians.
September 25, 1790 Regarding purchases of lands; mutinies of militia; defeat of General Harmar's forces; Yazoo Battalion James O'Fallon George Washington Asks for authority as agent of Yazoo company to purchase lands. Regarding trade and purchases with Choctaws, it would be better if O'Fallon had authority as general agent. Reports on the defeat of Harmar's army by Little Turtle and Indians. Presents military articles of contract entered into by the South Carolina Yazoo company, and their troops of the Yazoo battalion.
January 17, 1791 Letter from Israel Ludlow regarding escorts during survey of Miami Purchase lands Israel Ludlow Samuel Hodgdon Agreeable to Hodgdon's request, Ludlow has written to Major Leiglon respecting the escorts for his survey of land and encloses Leiglon's written answer.
March 1794 An act empowering the United States to hold lands for fortification. Rhode Island General Assembly [not available] The US Congress gave the President the power to claim land from states upon which fortifications have been erected. Thus the General Assembly grants the United States claim to the lands on which fortifications lay on Goat Island, and any adjacent lands that have been improved by the state for the purposes of defense. Additionally, it is deemed lawful by the General Assembly for the Town of...
May 24, 1800 Autograph Letter Signed [not available] [not available] Letter, directs purchase of wafers.
August 1, 1792 Speech of the Chiefs of the Six Nations Six Nations of Indians General Israel Chapin Speech of the Six Nations to General Chapin. Discuss Indian delegation to Philadelphia; hostile Western Indians; and notes that disturbance to the westward between Six Nations brethren and Americans is entirely owing to Americans detaining the lands
November 20, 1800 Purchase of Coat Buttons for Artillery Uniforms Samuel Hodgdon Israel Whelen Letter, directs purchase of coat buttons for Artillery uniforms.
September 12, 1798 Accounts and Money Received from Sale of U.S. Lands Samuel Hodgdon Isaac Craig Request that no further bills be drawn against Pittsburgh office until credit for sale of lands is applied to account. Additional requests from Gen. Nevill regarding account information, money to be received, credit to accounts, etc. Request to remain informed on all money matters.
July 21, 1791 Enclosed Duplicates of Correspondence on Land Purchase Arthur St. Clair Alexander Hamilton Originals on boat attacked by Indians, duplicates now enclosed. Judge purchased public lands, continues to sell them despite the Proclamation issued by Congress regarding boundary line between U.S. and Western Indian lands. Butler yet to arrive, season for campaign is waning.
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.
June 9, 1800 Enclosed Bill Samuel Hodgdon Israel Whelen Informs that a order of purchase has been complied with, the bills will appear in "due time".
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.