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August 4, 1786 Security for Captain Hutchins' surveyors, conciliation of Delawares and Chippewas, and lawless settlers Josiah Harmar Henry Knox Captain Hutchins requested a body of troops to cover the surveyors. Captain Hamtramck moved from Mingo Bottom to Little Beaver to cover that purpose. Reports on lawless villains at Wheeling who threaten to waylay friendly Indians and impede the surveyors' efforts. Thinks they could use a taste of Federal law. Encloses 20 July, 1786 report from Mr. Philip Liebert.
April 4, 1793 Payments of Naval Officers & Surveyors Oliver Wolcott, Jr. Alexander Hamilton Wolcott discusses the pay of naval officers and in districts where there is no naval officer, pay is due to the surveyors of the ports. Also provided is a payment of 100 cents for every endorsement upon a Certificate of Registry.
September 8, 1791 Support for the Surveyors Henry Knox Richard Call Knox has designated Joseph Ellicott and his brother Andrew as the surveyors who will run the line between the United States and the Creek Nation of Indians. Major Call and his troops are ordered to provide support to the surveyors.
April 11, 1799 Protecting the Surveyors James McHenry Alexander Hamilton Since the party of troops ordered to assist the Surveyor General in marking the boundary lines designated by the Treaty of Greenville has refused to do so, McHenry orders that a military escort be provided to cover the surveyors while the run the required lines.
March 18, 1797 Running the Lines Agreeable to the Treaty of August 1795 James McHenry James Wilkinson McHenry discusses the process by which the surveyors will run the lines on the lands northwest of the Ohio River according to the treaty negotiated by General Wayne in August 1795.
July 22, 1794 Dissatisfaction with Arrangements Surrounding Settlement at Presqu'ile Thomas Mifflin George Washington Mifflin writes that he is transmitting all documents pertaining to Pennsylvania's title to land supposedly bought from the Six nations, for use in upcoming negotiations in a dispute over the same. Disagrees with the timing proposed by Knox for the treaty and surveying of the settlement site, saying the time needed for communication and surveying will preclude settlers from reaching the site...
June 7, 1787 Movements of troops, protection for surveyors, disposition of Western Indians Josiah Harmar Henry Knox Harmar reports that he is executing orders of congress and has evacuated Fort Stueben, and transmitted orders to Captain Ferguson to withdraw from Fort Pitt. Has detached Captain Strong and Captain Mercer, with their companies, for the Rapids. Surveyors have requested military escorts. Reason for assembling troops on Rapids of Ohio is to prevent Indians from attacking settlements. Western...
September 28, 1798 Warrant Lands Edward D. Turner William Simmons Turner has written to the surveyors on the subject of the warrant lands so he hopes to provide some information on the subject to Simmons soon.
June 14, 1791 Surveying military land Henry Knox Surveyor Addressed to the Geographer of the United States, or to the Surveyors appointed by him to survey the military land. The recipient is hereby required to survey for Barney Cox, a soldier in the Delaware line. 100 acres of land are due to the late army of the United States. This warrant is to be returned to the Board of Treasury, agreeable to the Act of Congress on July 9, 1788.
May 16, 1790 Results of Indian Attack Henry Lee Harry Innes Details of account of Indian attack on river above Limestone.
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.
May 18, 1799 Report of the Chiefs of the Upper and Lower Creeks Benjamin Hawkins [not available] The Indians report to Hawkins that they are going to all of the nations to tell them to assist the men running the boundary line between the United States and Spain. Hawkins approved and offered advice on what to say.
October 22, 1785 Harmar informs Secretary at War of his orders to subordinates Josiah Harmar Henry Knox Lieutenant Colonel Josiah Harmar, Commander, First American Regiment, informs Henry Knox, Secretary at War, of the orders issued to subordinate officers prior to his departure from Fort McIntosh. Harmar is presently in Philadelphia to assist recruiting.
January 4, 1788 Letter from the Directors of the Ohio Company Rufus Putnam Henry Knox On behalf of the directors of the Ohio Company, Rufus Putnam applies to the Secretary at War for military protection of frontier settlements.
September 1797 Farmer's Brother Speech possibly made at Treaty of Seneca or Big Tree treaty negotiations in September 1797. Farmer Brother the King [not available] Farmer's Brother wants all of the annuities at once. He expects that surveyors will survey the lands, and hopes the U.S. will send a surveyor they can confide in so they will not be cheated. He expects the interpreter Jaspar Parish to be appointed in order to have errors in surveying explained. He wants all the surveys to be done at no expense to his nation. He hopes the white people will not...
October 21, 1785 Doughty sends intelligence to Knox regarding Indian intentions and British efforts to actively foment hostilities between the Indian Nations and the United States John Doughty Henry Knox This is an intelligence report from Captain John Doughty to Henry Knox, Secretary at War. This report assesses Indian intentions and British efforts to actively foment hostilities between the Nations and the United States. Doughty identifies Alexander McCormick as his source of information. McCormick requests to have his identity protected because he intends to winter in British-controlled...
November 14, 1787 Attention to Letter from John Sullivan about Activity on Ohio and Tennessee Henry Knox Josiah Harmar Discusses a congressional resolution and New Orleans treaty. Refers to concern of local inhabitants about closing the Mississippi River. Requests opinion on enclosed letter from John Sullivan, as to if the threat is real, if British agents are involved. Seeks information about the Choctaws and Chickasaws. Seeks tract of land at the north of the Ohio. Questions adequate number of troops and hopes...
February 26, 1793 Salaries, Fees, and Emoluments of Persons Holding Civil Office Alexander Hamilton John Adams Report on the Salaries, Fees, and Emoluments of Persons Holding Civil Office Under the United States
May 20, 1785 Land Ordinance of 1785 for ascertaining the mode of disposing Lands in the Western territory Richard Henry Lee [not available] Congress publishes the Land Ordinance of 1785 on 20 May. Congress issues guidance for the marking, mapping, subdivision, and sale lands in the western territory. An Ordinance for ascertaining the mode of disposing of Lands in the Western Territory. Be it ordained by the United States in Congress assembled, that the territory ceded by individual States to the United States, which has been...
May 31, 1791 Implementation of the Treaty Henry Knox Alexander McGillivray Knox disccusses the implementation of the recent treaty with the Creek Indians and warns General McGillivray against taking revenge against the whites who murdered a Cussetah Indian. He emphasizes that the Creeks should return all prisoners and should appoint three chiefs to supervise the running of the boundary lines.
June 30, 1791 Auditors report on the account of Henry Knox William Simmons Oliver Wolcott, Jr. Report, Auditor's report on the account of Henry Knox with subsequent endorsements by the Comptroller's Office, Oliver Wolcot Jr., and the Register of the Treasury, Joseph Nourse.
August 10, 1799 Alarm amongst the inhabitants on account of the Indians... Arthur St. Clair James McHenry St. Clair chronicles the response of the western settlers to the possibility of Indian incursions. It appears that the Shawanese are themselves apprehensive about being attacked by the Chickasaws and by an army of whites.
June 1, 1791 Violations of the Treaty of New York; Alexander McGillivray Henry Knox Creek Chief General McGillivray reports on the many serious violations by Georgians and other adventurers of the Treaty of New York. These transgressions may eventually result in considerable bloodshed if the Chiefs are unable to control their warriors who seek vengeance against the whites who are illegally settling on their land.
October 22, 1796 Speech By Joseph Brant Concerning Indian Lands at Grand River Captain Joseph Brant Claus Entitled "Speech from Captain Jos. Brant to Captain Claus Agent of Indian Affairs for and behalf of the Five nations inhabiting the Grand River, 22 October 1796." Discusses grievances relating to Indian land along the Grand River; apparently after the Revolution the Indians were promised legal protection of their lands there by the British government, which was not given. Accuses the British of...
May 23, 1789 Speech of the United Indian Nations, at their confederate council, held near the mouth of the Detroit River between the 28th Nov. & 18th Dec. 1786. Captain Joseph Brant Congress of the United States Speech of the United Indian Nations seeking peace with United States.