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Date Title Author Recipient Summary
April 2, 1792 CIRCULAR: Notification of President's Offer to Indians for Peace James Wilkinson Commanding Officer, Militia of Kentucky Notification of President's final offer to hostile Indians for peace, messengers dispatched. Advised against hostilities toward Indians.
August 10, 1792 Contractor Offer Alexander Hamilton Clement Biddle Official offer to be contractor for rations of U.S. military. Compensation of $800.00 per annum.
May 23, 1793 Our Nation is Determined to be at Peace Chiefs of the Cherokees William Blount The Cherokee chiefs offer assurances that, unlike the Creeks, they seek peace with the United States. They do not want to be blamed for any of the Creek depredations.
April 2, 1792 Circular James Wilkinson Henry Lee To avoid unnecessary bloodshed, no hostilities are permitted. Messengers have been sent to Indian villages to offer one last attempt at peace.
October 5, 1792 [Speech of John Heckewelder to the Delware chiefs and captains, Walendauwechen, Pachgantschihillas, Muchingwe, Pushees, and Captain Pipe.] John Heckenwelder [not available] Assurances of truth and peace. Offer to meet at the mouth of the Muskingum to talk out peace.
September 18, 1800 Elisha Beckwith Certifies Virginia Coal. Joseph Williams [not available] Elisha Beckwith certifies that he carries on the blacksmith's business and has examined the Virginia coal lying on the bank of Hartford. He finds the coal of good quality and "merchantable" for a blacksmith's use.
July 17, 1792 Power of Attorney and Deed Poll Richard Bishoff Unknown Recipient Power of attorney for Richard Bishoff, late a soldier in the 3rd Pennsylvania Regiment.
August 13, 1794 Wayne Address to Indians Regarding Peace Meeting Anthony Wayne [not available] Wayne addressed all Nations North West of the Ohio River regarding peace: Wayne requested to meet deputies sent by the Indian tribes to discuss peace agreement which included protection of women and children and returning of land to tribes. Christopher Miller, an adopted Shawnee was offered by Wayne to provide evidence of the United States kindness. Wayne advised the Nations to disregard...
December 6, 1794 No News on Acceptance Henry Knox Isaac Craig Notification that Craig has not responded to offer of Commissary's department.
September 12, 1799 Declines Offer to Lead American Military Academy Count Rumford Rufus King Acknowledges receipt of letter and invitation. Expresses humble gratitude. Declines offer based on commitments, but hopes to visit America and pay his respects to the President. [Known previously as Benjamin Thompson]
June 24, 1799 Recommendation of Count Rumford, & Authorization to Offer Him Military Appointment John Adams James McHenry Adams lists the qualities of Sir Benjamin Thompson, Count Rumford, acknowledging that it it is complicated to offer positions to those who left the country as he did [as a Tory], but authorizes McHenry to offer him any of the officer appointments listed in McHenry's previous letter - lieutenant colonel of an artillery & engineer regiment, independent lt. col. of engineers, inspector of artillery,...
June 29, 1787 To the Head-Men and Warriors of the Lower Creeks. [not available] Headmen and Warriors of Lower Creeks Author, possibly indian agent, expresses desire for peace and regrets loss of life caused by white warriors. Warns against any hostilities against whites. Will not hold lower Creeks accountable of transgressions of Upper Creeks. Mentions Mr Barnard and Mr Galphin and Treaty at Shoulderbone and Alexander McGillivray.
January 4, 1790 General Statement of Indian Policy Henry Knox George Washington In a comprensive statement of Indian policies, Knox discusses the cost of war and peace with the Indian Nations along the Southwestern frontier. He speculates on the size of an army necessary to engage hostile Indians along this vast expanse of territory. He concludes that peace and diplomacy are more cost effective than war. He references the practice of providing gifts to subjugated people...
December 6, 1794 Regarding the Commissary Department Henry Knox Isaac Craig Extract Letter, informs that Craig has not responded to offer of Commissary's department.
June 11, 1798 Order to Go to Sea Immediately James McHenry Edward Miller The ship of war Delaware, formerly the Hamburg Packet, nearly complete. McHenry ordered Miller to set sail and offer sailors pay for service at sea, response to offer to be reported to the War Dept. immediately. Men to return to Infantry duty after sea voyage.
August 26, 1793 Letter from John Galphin to General Jared Irwin on the continuing hostilities between Creek Nation and Georgia settlers John Galphin Jared Irwin Galphin extends olive branch. He recounts the background of the dispute, noting that white ambitions seem to know no bounds. Notes that treaty must be established by legislative body and not by clandestine means with a few Chiefs who don't possess authority to dispose of land. Notes that no sovereignty was ceded to whites in 1763 except the lands purchased by his majesty's subjects. Creeks have...
July 21, 1794 Offer of clerk of shipyard duties at Baltimore or Boston Henry Knox John Hancock Bowes Offer of position clerk of shipyard and duties at either Boston or Baltimore. Pay about $750 per year. Duties specified, and will require incessant attention.
May 3, 1798 Regarding offer of conversion of ship as a war vessel [not available] John Stomby War Office informs that offers to sell vessels to the U.S. government for naval service are to be directed to the Secretary of Treasury. Will transmit proposal. Expect due consideration of offer.
August 29, 1792 Offer of Adjutant General and Inspector of Western Army Henry Knox Nicholas Fish Knox makes offer of position of Adjutant General and Inspector of Western Army on the pay and emoluments of Lieutenant Colonel. Notes that Colonel Sargent has declined. Law does not authorize rank, but believes this will be rectified next session of Congress. If accepts position, repair to city as soon as may be. In case of declining, asks that Fish make no mention of the offer.
April 21, 1795 [Capt Pasteur's Answer to the Petiwatimies Indians, in Council, 21st day of April, 1795.] Thomas Pasteur [not available] Explains U.S. desire for peace, will forgive Indian Nations for wrongs. Advised avoiding British and their deceptions. Promises of trade upon signing of treaty with U.S., discussed building villages on "this side of the Ohio" river, and offered assurances of peace. Could not offer land on the Wabash to the Indians. Thanks for returning of prisoners;
September 27, 1799 Statement of William Maxwell William Maxwell [not available] Statement of "sufferings and losses in the Cause of American Liberty." Maxwell, originally from Rhode Island lived in Nova Scotia, but moved from the British Province due to his patriotism.
June 24, 1792 Letter Signed, Henry Knox to Thomas Pinckney Henry Knox Thomas Pinckney Enclosed several reports relative to removal of Indian tribes from land desired by the U.S. along with the offers made to them by Maj. Freeman.
March 19, 1799 Repair Without Delay to the Seat of Insurrection Samuel H. Stackhouse Alexander Hamilton "We beg leave in behalf of ourselves and sixty more young men to offer our services & to engage to repair without delay to the seat of insurrection in Northampton County, Pennsylvania."
April 18, 1793 We All Wish for Peace John Watts William Blount Even though Noon-day was a good man, Watts does not want his murder by whites to interfere with the prospects for peace between the Cherokees and the United States.
August 16, 1795 Offer to Chickasaw Nation Timothy Pickering George Washington Maj. Colbert will not communicate with Chickasaws until he hears directly from the President regarding an offer to be made to the Indian Nation. Draft of ratification of treaty, requests instructions.