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Date Title Author Recipient Summary
November 9, 1793 Land as Compensation, Etc. Tench Coxe Samuel Hodgdon [Mostly illegible] Out of the first 1000 acres, 550 acres should be given to a schoolmaster and 50 acres to missionaries [?] of the gospel.
May 20, 1799 Investigation of Payment Dispute for Employee James McHenry Joseph Williams Addresses the case of a Mr. Cotton, whose payment for services performed as an assistant clerk and as Schoolmaster was in question. After receiving accounts of his services from the president, McHenry authorizes Cotton to receive all benefits due to a clerk.
March 10, 1796 Diplomatic relations with the Six Nations Timothy Pickering James McHenry Pickering critiques the "liberal supplies" that were given to the Six Nations at a time when the United States needed to secure their friendship, and argues that times have since changed and that it is now "both proper and practicable" to restrict their incoming supplies. Pickering announces that the annuity of the Six Nations has been advanced from $1,500 to $4,500 to be paid to blacksmiths and...
February 8, 1791 Knox's Speech to the Seneca Chiefs Henry Knox Seneca Chiefs Knox responds to the Seneca Chiefs' speech of 2/7/1791 with assurances that an interpreter will be appointed, men will be sent to teach the Indians the principles of husbandry, and provisions will be made for educating Seneca children.
November 29, 1792 Secretary at War issues warrant for payment to Israel Chapin Henry Knox Samuel Meredith Fiscal, directs payment for Indian expenses.
March 17, 1786 Procurement of Settlers Timothy Pickering James Potter Instructions to Potter for procuring settlers for the associates' (Pickering, Hodgdon, Coxe, and Fisher) land. Includes the terms for the settlers as to improvement of the land, the number of acres to be alotted to each of the settlers, and the terms of payment.
December 6, 1791 Mr. Kirkland's estimate for civilizing the Oneida and Onondaga Indians Reverend Samuel Kirkland [not available] Fiscal, describes labor costs re Indian husbandry. Extracted from Kirkland's estimate to General Knox dated Philadelphia 6 Dec 1791. Costs outlined include schoolhouse with 2 schoolmasters; blacksmith; carpenter and wheelwright; Tuscarora and Onondaga farmers; yokes of oxen; draught chains; log dou; plows; hog plows ox carts; hoes; superintendent; harrows; grindstones. The blacksmith and...
November 29, 1792 Knox discusses disbursing and accounting matters with Chapin Henry Knox General Israel Chapin Letter, directs provisions for Six Nations; discusses supplying individual Indians; directs regarding account vouchers; remarks that physician bills exorbitant. Directs Chapin to use more economy in expenditures.
November 17, 1792 Cost Estimate of Providing Goods to the Six Nations War Department [not available] Document, describes goods for Six Nations; describes annuity; discusses Indian castles; estimates Indian population by village.
April 28, 1792 Special Instructions to General Israel Chapin Esquire Deputy Temporary Agent on civilizing the Five Nations and Stockbridge Indians Henry Knox General Israel Chapin Following the visit of the Five Nations delegation to Philadelphia, Knox provides detailed instructions to Chapin on the appropriation of $1500 per year annuity to the Five Nations and Stockbridge Indians. Chapin is to select blacksmiths, carpenters and schoolmasters of unblemished integrity and who will set a good example. Would prefer school masters with livestock husbandry skills. Blacksmiths...
May 6, 1795 Captain Chapin discusses Indian affairs with Pickering Israel Chapin Jr Colonel Pickering Letter, discusses appointment to Superintendant of Affairs to the Six Nations; describes business conduct of the late General Israel Chapin; encloses extract of letter from Capt. Brant.
October 30, 1790 Estimate of Expenditures for Construction of Frigates of Various Tonnage John Foster Williams Henry Knox Knox solicits an expert to provide one of many estimates for the cost of constructing frigates of various tonnage for Navy. Foster notes that Knox may be a better judge of the cost of the guns and the warlike stores. Recommends that timber be cut in the fall of the year of construction.