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November 25, 1792 "Ordering the Original Survey of Lands in the Ohio" Alexander Hamilton Israel Ludlow "The said tract shall extend from the mouth of the Miami to the mouth of the Little Miami and be founded by the river Ohio on the South...that the President reserves to the U.S. sucn lands at or near Fort Washington."
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 24, 1799 Abstract of articles purchased by Ebenezer Stevens. [not available] [not available] Abstract of articles purchased by Ebenzer Stevens, Agent for War Department at New York, for month of December 1798.
February 16, 1793 Outlines Relations with Indians about Truce, Treaty of Fort Harmar, and Borders Henry Knox George Washington Requests that commissioners be informed of all treaties & boundaries with northern and western Indians. Refers to Indian lands ceded or purchased to the U.S., questioning to which tribes the land "belonged" and how to draw appropriate boundaries. Seeks truce between young Indian warriors and United States military for the next five to seven years.
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.
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.
May 5, 1795 Plantation Purchased by the Board of War Samuel Hodgdon Timothy Pickering There is some question as to what is to be done with the plantation purchased by the Board of War and the settlement of the mortgage on same.
June 7, 1799 Refers to Items Purchased by Ebenezer Stevens in New York Samuel Hodgdon William Simmons Refers to abstract of articles purchased by Ebenezer Stevens purchased in New York. Will account items appropriately.
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.
June 7, 1799 Abstract of articles purchased by Colonel Stevens William Simmons Samuel Hodgdon Writes that he will soon enclose an abstract of articles purchased by Ebenezer Stevens - Agent for the War Department in New York - for the amount of which he will receive a credit on the books of the office.
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.
June 2, 1797 Axes for Gibson May Be Purchased at Staunton John Stagg Samuel Hodgdon The Secretary of War believes that the axes wanted by Captain Gibson may be purchased at Staunton. Orders will be given to the Contractor there to to furnish them as Quartermaster's supplies.
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 1, 1800 Powder Purchased at New York Samuel Hodgdon [not available] This is a statement of powder purchased at New York and received by Colonel Stevens and delivered to the following; James Watson, Captain Littlefield, Philadelphia, Natchez, and Colonel Smith of the 13th Regiment.
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.
September 23, 1790 Letter discusses land and Indian affairs James Cole Montflorence William Constable Letter, discusses Georgia land purchase; discusses land company; mentions Indians.
July 23, 1799 Abstract of articles purchased for Marblehead fortifications William Simmons Samuel Hodgdon Encloses an abstract of articles purchased by Joshua Orne - Agent of Fortifications for Marblehead - for the amount of which he will receive credit on the books of the office.
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.