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Date Title Author Recipient Summary
April 28, 1793 Recovering Three Captured Negro Men Thomas Jefferson Beverley Randolph Jefferson discusses three Negro men that have been captured by Indians and whether or not they can be recovered. He observes that it is not a question of whether they are slave or free but whether they shall remain among the savages or in the country of their birth or connections. Mr. Innes is willing to meet any reasonable expense that will attend their recovery.
December 12, 1798 Certification of payments; Death of Isaiah Matthews William Simmons James McHenry Certification of payments; $18 pay to Private Isaiah Matthews, 4th Sub Legion, killed by the savages on 3 September 1796 to be paid to attorney Lewis B. Morris for Jesse Matthews, father of Isaiah Matthews.
August 1, 1793 Savages Against Savages William Blount Henry Knox Governor Blount and General Pickens discuss the implications of building a post at the mouth of the Bear Creek which may help to cut off water communication between the northern and southern Indians. They mention the benefits that may incur by enlisting the Chickasaws and Choctaws in the war against the Creeks who might be joined by the Cherokees.
July 9, 1792 Hostile Disposition of the Savages Endangers the Hay James Wilkinson Henry Knox Wilkinson reports on an Indian attack and his measures to protect his hay supplies
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.
June 4, 1797 Menacing Aspect of the Savages James Wilkinson James McHenry General Wilkinson warns that there are unmistakable signs that the Indians are preparing for war, including the murder of two white men on the Ohio.
January 8, 1791 Aid from the General Government Rufus Putnam Henry Knox Following an Indian attack in which fourteen people were killed, Putnam pleads for additional money and resources from the General Government to protect against future attacks.
October 29, 1794 [Answer to question regarding the Indian War] Unknown Author [not available] Gave reasoning for pursuing the present Indian War. Discussed the preservation of society. Details on how society has united to provide cohesive, supportive environment and western settlers are protecting their land and themselves. Open force is the only method to oppose the "barbarous savages".
January 5, 1797 Request for Information on Donation of Land Robert Lyon William Simmons Lyon needs to know if he is entitled to a donation of land from the Honorable Congress as his role as Supernumery Lieut. of the 6th Regiment. Lyon refered Simmons to his muster rolls for a record of his merit. He cited his stay as a prisoner of the savages and British in Canada as proof.
April 24, 1797 Pay of Private Christopher Sandiford, Indian captive Peter Hagner James McHenry Certification that $75 is due Christopher Sandiford, a private in Captain Cribb's late company of levies, being his pay for 1793 and 1794, part of the period he was in captivity with the savages, and which was short calculated in his account report.
May 17, 1794 Discusses Pack Horses; Encloses Returns James O'Hara Henry Knox Refers to request for pack horses by General Wayne. Explains estimates with potential casualties and savages. Discusses use of horses. Encloses general returns.
July 21, 1790 Request for Assistance with Supply Contractors Henry Knox Brigadier General Otho H. Williams Henry Knox requests that Otho Williams assist contractors in sending supplies to General Josiah Harmar's army in the Northwest Territory. Harmar writes that he is having to pay out of his own purse for meat, and that some other means will have to be found for supply, if force is employed against the savages.
August 24, 1792 Wayne's Legion Ready in the Spring Anthony Wayne Henry Knox Wayne declares his readiness to confront the full force of Indians by the following Spring [1793] and expresses more confidence in his ability to defeat the Indians than in an inconclusive peace.
February 2, 1790 Request for Assistance Col. Benjamin Wilson George Washington Representatives state citizens in frontier counties feel forgotten by governor; request assistance against Indian attacks.
October 28, 1792 Dr. Hammell Relieved from His Post, Etc. Joseph Shaylor Samuel Hodgdon Dr. Hammell has been relieved from his post and therefore his feelings have been much wounded. He is on his way to Philadelphia so that he can find out why he was turned out after having suffered as much hardship and trials as any member of his profession. A man in the packhorse department has been accused of murder of a discharged soldier.
July 10, 1787 Report of the Secretary at War to Congress. Henry Knox Congress of the United States Knox refers to depredations most probably committed by the Shawanese and Wabash Indians and says that this matter demands the attention of the government. The strong hand of government must keep the whites and savages a certain distance apart. Number of troops is inadequate. Requests 1500 men, establishment of a chain of forts, and efforts to establish a treaty with Shawanese and Wabash,...
September 6, 1794 Campaign against Creeks and Cherokees General Robertson Major Ore General Robertson informs Major Ore that he is to defend the district of Mero against a large party of Creeks and Cherokees of the Lower towns. Ordered to "destroy the Lower Cherokee towns... taking care to spare women and children, and to treat all prisoners, who may fall into your hands, with humanity, and thereby teach those savages to spare the citizens of the United States, under similar...
November 6, 1792 Details of Reconnaissance Mission on Savage Indians James Wilkinson Henry Knox Wilkinson gave detailed account of intelligence mission to determine path of savage Indians who previously assaulted garrison of Fort Hamilton. Safety of roads to frontier posts and transportation of materials compromised by savages.
November 19, 1784 Report on a speech to the Indians Arthur Lee Thomas Mifflin Indian Commissioner, Arthur Lee writes randomly to Congress so as to provide a status report on activities.
[not available] Account of Depredations Committed in Kentucky by Savages since May 1, 1789 Unknown Author [not available] Details on murders, attacks, and horse thefts that occurred in each county of Kentucky.
October 23, 1790 General Orders: Conduct of Brigade Major Ormsby Josiah Harmar [not available] Harmar recognizes the conduct of Brigade Major Ormsby, in rallying a party of militia and firing upon savages, whereby he destroyed several of them and expresses his thanks. Although they have been galled, the enemy may hover about the encampment. Cautions to maintain vigilance. Wounded militia to be collected in one place, where Doctor Allison and Doctor Carmichael will attend and dress them....
November 7, 1795 (Private) Various Treaties Timothy Pickering Anthony Wayne Heard rumors that Wayne was dead, hope to see him soon with reports of peace with Indians. Peace on all fronts of U.S. has been attained. Negotiations with Algiers commenced, emperor of Morocco has entered a peace treaty with U.S.. President has sent an ambassador to Chickasaw Bluffs to pursue peace with Spanish. Noted "white savages of Georgia have killed 17 friendly creeks!"
April 14, 1790 Extracts from the Lieutenants of Fayette, Woodford and Mercer to the Secretary of War Lieutenants of Counties in Pennsylvania, Virginia, and Kentucky Henry Knox Reports status of frontier; Indians from several tribes continue to attack settlers and steal property.
September 14, 1788 Arrival of Senecas; preemptive attack; on the efficiency of a general Indian confederacy Arthur St. Clair Henry Knox General Butler arrived with 51 Senecas, including Cornplanter and Halftown. Six Nations desires peace. Discusses application made, in conjunction with Guysatha, for release of Chipewa prisoners. Suggests that war with Western tribes is inevitable. Discusses possibility of decisive military stroke, simultaneously and at multiple locations. Suggests that in the wake of such attacks, Indians would...
October 10, 1794 The Savages are mute and invincible... James Wilkinson Henry Knox Wilkinson asks for Knox's permission to travel to Philadelphia because General Wayne probably will not grant his permission. He defends his sketch of the territory despite Wayne's apathy toward it. He fears the Indians may still cause mischief, aided by the British.