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Date Title Author Recipient Summary
April 9, 1794 Solicitation for troops in Tennessee Henry Knox George Washington The Secretary of War encloses to the President a letter from Doctor White of the Southwestern Territory (Tennessee) soliciting permanent troops for protection of the citizenry.
October 1, 1794 Army of Creek Indians John Easten General James Robertson Transmits to General Robertson a copy of a letter from Doctor R.J. Waters relative to an army of Creeks coming against the Southwest Territory.
November 12, 1795 Spanish Treaty with Chickasaw on U.S. Land Anthony Wayne Timothy Pickering Enclosed a copy of Spanish treaty with Chickasaw Nation allowing them to build a fortification in the south western territory (U.S. territory), believed this was contrary to the Spaniards official position of peace with United States. Enclosed letter and affidavit of Gov. St. Clair that supports aggressive intentions of Spanish. Wayne advised Gov. Manuel Gayose de Lemos to immediately remove...
May 3, 1797 Gayoso's Defense Against Pope's Allegations of Treaty Violation Gayoso de Lemos Lieutenant Piercy Smith Pope Gayoso defends his action to remain at post, states he did not violate treaty between U.S. and Spain. Discussed British movement through U.S. territory to attack Spanish land holdings.
December 8, 1790 Secretary of War reports to the President of the U.S. Senate on the Harmar Expedition Henry Knox John Adams Knox submits information pertaining to Harmar's expedition to the U.S. Senate. This is a cover letter to the report.
August 27, 1793 Take the Lowest Offer Alexander Hamilton David Henley Hamilton instructs Henley, the new Agent for the territory southwest of the Ohio, on the methods by which he should advertise for and negotiate contracts for the supply of the troops in service.
April 30, 1791 Warning to the Chiefs and Warriors of the Wyandot Nation Arthur St. Clair [not available] General St. Clair, Governor of the Northwest Territory, warns the Wyandot against joining in mischief against the United States.
October 26, 1787 Instructions to Governors of the Northwest Territory Arthur St. Clair Charles Thomson Instructions to Governor to pursue treaty with Indians in Northern territory if tribes are perceived as hostile. Peace primary objective, but acquisition of Indian lands was encouraged.
November 26, 1795 Instructions to James Byers, Jr. Timothy Pickering James Byers Pickering provides instructions respecting trade with the Indian Nations in Georgia and the Southwestern Territory to Byers, the Factor at Tellico.
August 1, 1793 Notification of Appointment Henry Knox David Henley Henley temporarily appointed Agent for Dept of War in territory south of the Ohio. Information on pay.
April 17, 1795 Payment of a Detachment of Militia in Washington County territory of the United States northwest of the Ohio William Simmons Timothy Pickering Simmons certifies that the sum of $1273.06 is due to a detachment of Militia responsible for the defense of Washington County, territory of the United States northwest of the Ohio, and commanded by Captain William Miles during early 1795.
February 15, 1797 Memorandum on the construction of a British block house James McHenry [not available] Memorandum on the construction of a British block house in American territory.
August 25, 1797 Settlement of Accounts Isaac Craig William Simmons Accounts of expenses received, Craig will try to settle accounts, however J.Toomy descended Ohio river to Spanish Territory leaving several debts.
May 23, 1799 [Extract of Letter] Regarding Negotiations with Indians Alexander Hamilton John Francis Hamtramck Obligations and duties of Governors of the Mississippi and Northwestern Territories regarding their involvement in negotiations with Indians so as to promote uniform conduct with Indians. Also the role of the military in relations between the United States and Indian nations.
May 23, 1799 Outlines Indian Affairs Alexander Hamilton John Francis Hamtramck Discusses Indian affairs, and the military are to be only auxiliary at this point. Need to determine how supplies will be distributed with uniformity.
July 30, 1800 Packages Received for Pay Master General William Simmons William R. Boote Packages marked A-O inclusively received. Packages were not accompanied by accounts current.
April 11, 1789 Parsons discusses land warrants with Knox Samuel H Parsons Henry Knox Letter, discusses land warrants; discusses safe passage of Western Territory Judges.
April 2, 1798 McHenry Instructs Guion to Inform Citizens and Spanish Garrisions of Est. of U.S. Governance in Mississippi Territory James McHenry Isaac Guion James McHenry asks the commander of U.S. troops at Natchez (Guion, at this time) to inform inhabitants that a bill establishing government for the Mississippi Territory (of which they are a part) is before Congress. Addresses possibility that the Spanish garrisons at Walnut Hills and Natchez have not evacuated as ordered -- instructs Guion to inform them of the establishment of U.S. governance...
September 3, 1792 Regarding the Indian War Reverend David McClure Henry Knox McClure reflects on some of the effects of the Indian War, including the effect on emigration to the Western Territory. He worries that the pace of settlement will be faster than the transmission of civilized culture.
September 27, 1792 Calling Up Militia William Blount Henry Knox Green County cavalry and seven companies of infantry called up to defend territory from Indian attacks. Sevier to command field officers.
August 26, 1795 Account of Robert Hays William Simmons David Henley Robert Hays has been paid for services attending to Indians and for expenses traveling from Knoxville to Philadelphia. Henley is agent of the War Department in the Southwest Territory.
April 12, 1794 Defense of Miro District George Washington Henry Knox President Washington approves of Knox's report respecting the defense of the Miro District, and the Governor of the Southwestern Territory is authorized to carry it into effect.
September 6, 1790 Documents for William Blount Henry Knox Beverley Randolph Enclosed documents for Blount, new governor of territory ceded by North Carolina. Details of location included. Includes proclamations by President Washington concerning Indian treaties.
September 19, 1800 Forwarding the Enclosed Letter to Amsterdam Jeremiah Condy Samuel Hodgdon Condy asks that his enclosed letter be sent to Amsterdam on board any vessel bound for Dutch territory or Hamburg, Germany.
August 24, 1799 Alarm at the Conduct of the Indians Isaac Craig Samuel Hodgdon Craig discusses his returns and notes his awareness of the fever in Philadelphia. Colonel Hamtramck is on his way to Pittsburgh and will stay through the winter. He has been informed by Governor St. Clair that the inhabitants of the northwestern territory are much alarmed by the recent conduct of the Indian tribes. Two men were recently killed on their way from Kentucky, perhaps by Indians...