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February 25, 1792 [A Copy] Advised Dispatch of Scouts Henry Knox Major McMacken Travels of Indians incited Knox to advise immediate dispatch of scouts to protect frontier settlers.
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.
August 13, 1787 Regading examination of claims of Connecticut settlers in Luzerne County Pennsylvania Timothy Pickering Benjamin Franklin Council appointed William Montgomery esquire, to examine claims of Connecticut settlers.
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.
August 4, 1787 Address to Colonel Josiah Harmar from American Settlers at Post Vincennes American inhabitants at Post Vincennes Josiah Harmar American settlers at Port Vincennes maintain hope that Congress will condescend to look favorably upon their petition, which they have transmitted to Harmar.
June 5, 1798 Request to let Mr Hollenbach go out of town without signing the deed R. Peters Samuel Hodgdon Request to Samuel Hodgdon to let a Mr Hollenbach go forth without signing the deed. Hollenbach says he can put settlers on the lands. There is a concern about getting the right kind of settlers on the land. A small payment would fix them to the soil and infuse a better kind of settler. Great care should be taken in selection of character lest there be enemies in the fortress.
October 2, 1797 General Wilkinson's Activities, Revolt among French Settlers, Problems in Tennessee James McHenry Oliver Wolcott, Jr. Mr. Lewis has expressed surprise that General Wilkinson is head of the Army in the western terriory. A small detachment has been dispatched to Kaskaskia where there is a revolt among a few French settlers.
June 26, 1794 Land Disputes on Western Frontier of Pennsylvania Unknown Author [not available] Answer to Six Nations: Land West and North of Pennsylvania was purchased by U.S. from Six Nations; therefore they have no right to ask white settlers to move off the aforementioned land.
March 28, 1793 Dispositions of the Cherokees and Creeks William Blount Henry Knox Mr. McKee has not been able to convince the Cherokee chiefs to come to Philadelphia nor was he able to obtain assurances of the peaceful disposition of the young Cherokee warriors. His report will demonstrate, however, the hostile intentions of the Creeks toward the Cumberland settlers.
January 17, 1797 Report From Committee of Claims on Petition of Cherokee Chief Widow Dwight Foster House of Representatives 4th Congress, Second Session. No. 73. Request for provisions and compensation by widow of Scolacuttaw, or Hanging Maw. Widow claimed John Beard and other armed men attacked her home and killed her husband. Committee of Claims expressed difficulty in advising the House of Representatives action due to mutual hostilities between Cherokees and settlers of Tennessee. Policy for future...
February 27, 1794 Report on the Petition of John Edgar Alexander Hamilton Frederick A Muhlenberg The Secretary of Treasury reports on the petition of John Edgar of Kaskaskias to the Speaker of the House of Representatives. Edgar claims to have given gifts to various Indian tribes in Illinois Country, in order to pacify their hostility to white settlers moving west. Edgar claims that he should be compensated for the gift-giving, since it was essential to preserving the lives and property of...
July 5, 1788 Deteriorating Relations with the Western Indians Arthur St. Clair Henry Knox St. Clair informs Knox that he is proceeding with plans for a meeting with the Six Nations, although with diminished expectations that such a meeting will be successful given the Indians' anger at the continued incursions of American settlers on their land.
August 1, 1789 Knox discusses settlement of Waldo Patent Henry Knox Daniel Cony Letter, advises settlers on Waldo Patent.
May 8, 1793 Extract of a letter from his Excellency Edward Tilfair to the Secretary of War Governor Edward Telfair Henry Knox Barbarities of Indians forced Telfair to send troops to frontier for additional protection of settlers.
May 1, 1799 Importance of Good Settlers to Maintain Good Indian Relations David Henley James McHenry Reports that all public business is in good order. Heavy rains have detained shipment to Mr. Hooker. The South West Point ferry is not adequate. Wants to rent land to appropriate farmers of good character, for such settlers are necessary to maintain good relations between Indians, military, and government and to keep the peace.
August 17, 1787 Opposition to Execution of Law by People at Hudson Charles Biddle Timothy Pickering Biddle responds to Pickering's letter of the 13th, assuring him that commissions have been sent to Montgomery care of Balliot. There have been reports that some people at Hudson are determined to oppose execution of the law. Biddle hopes that there is no foundation, since government is doing everything it can to satisfy the settlers, but he warns Pickering to be on his guard just in case.
March 19, 1791 Supplies for the militia Presley Nevill Major General Richard Butler Presley Nevill notifies Major General Richard Butler that he had sent a cask of powder and lead for the militia due to their want of ammunition. The militia are to scout the Virginia frontier for Indians that injured settlers.
June 11, 1799 Indian Relations James McHenry James Jackson Cause and effect of white settlers and Indian hostilities on frontier of Georgia. Relates to the thefts of horses from the Choctaw King.
January 15, 1791 Protection of Virginia's Frontier Settlers Henry Knox George Washington Although Knox agrees that the western frontier of Virginia should be defended at the expense of the United States, he does not approve of the methods for providing that defense set forth by Virginia and provides his own recommendations to the President.
February 16, 1798 Report on the Property Line in Tennessee Benjamin Hawkins James McHenry Hawkins, Colonel Burns, and Colonel Clements examined and reported on the border line between U.S. property and Indian land, settlers told to move.
December 19, 1795 Land Rights William Blount Timothy Pickering Notification that problems will arise over land rights around the territories of North Carolina due to recent influx of settlers, Cherokee land holdings, disputed boundaries, and land grants issued by the government.
September 13, 1792 Treaty Violated William Blount Bloody Fellow Admits President failed to meet promises he made to Cherokees by keeping settlers from encroaching on Cherokee land but denied any settlement happened after the treaty was signed. Advised that Bloody Fellow keep Cherokees from entering Cumberland and Blount will keep white settlers from moving farther west. Discussed seizure of horses by Cherokees and rights to ownership. Mentioned talks with...
May 22, 1797 Background Information on Hamilton, a merchant William Henry Harrison James McHenry Report on man named Hamilton who was trying to persuade settlers in Cincinnati to become settlers of land west of Mississippi and offered land donations as incentive. Harrison described him as a suspicious character and believed him a liar.
February 17, 1797 Recommendations for Property Use at Detroit John Wilkins, Jr. James McHenry United States succeeded to a great deal of property around Detroit previously occupied by the British. Wilkins advised the United States act quickly to claim land and build or sell lots before tradesmen and settlers assume possession.
March 23, 1793 Circular letter to the chiefs of the Upper and Lower Creeks regarding murder of white settlers at Traders Hill James Seagrove [not available] In this circular, sent to twenty of the principal chiefs of the upper and lower Creeks, Seagrove refers to a murder of white settlers at Traders Hill store St Marys. He expresses disappointment that the incident may upset the peace. Emphasizes that President of United States and Seagrove consider Creeks a friend of United States. Asks that chiefs use their leadership and influence to preserve...