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Date Title Author Recipient Summary
October 1786 Speeches Unknown Author [not available] Illegible copies of speeches given by Indian leaders.
December 12, 1792 Knox directs Chapin regarding Indian affairs Henry Knox General Israel Chapin Letter, Knox directs that Chapin ensure messages be delivered to hostile Indians; Knox directs Red Jacket be sent to War Office; alludes to Indian delegation.
June 20, 1794 Council Meeting at Vincennes Unknown Author [not available] First day of Council at Vincennes, speech by Captain Pasteur on the protective relationship between the United States and the Indian Nations. Several speeches by warriors who swore to never take up arms against their Father (George Washington).
June 20, 1794 Speech delivered Mr. Jaques Lassell by the Hurons, Ottowas and Chipawas asof Detroit. To be deleivered to General Wayne. J. Lassell Anthony Wayne Hurons, Ottawas, Chipawas gave speeches to Jaques Lassell to be delivered to General Wayne. Speeches assured Wayne the tribe representatives were detained by weather or other reasons, but would be at Fort Recovery shortly.
September 17, 1794 Indian chiefs discouraged from alliance with Americans Henry Knox Anthony Wayne Secretary Knox provides Major General Anthony Wayne information about talks between two Indian tribes along the Miami River. The one tribe, which is preparing to open diplomatic relations with the United States, has been requested by the other tribe to refrain from doing so, insisting that they "must not believe the Americans, for they only wish to decoy us into a snare, with their fine speeches...
November 1, 1795 Account of the Recent Treaty Negotiations at Fort George Between the Iroquois & New York Jeremiah Wadsworth Timothy Pickering Describes the recently concluded negotiations at Fort George, including the Seven Nations Indians' description of the land they claimed. States that the New York commissioners said the Indians' claim was not well-founded, but offered them $3000 for the land anyway. Says that the Indians declined, but, in good spirits, asked Wadsworth to deliver a letter to George Washington once it was written....
March 22, 1793 Negotiations with Indians on Ohio River Boundary; Expectation of War Anthony Wayne Henry Knox Wayne discusses the meeting he had with the Corn Planter and other chiefs and warriors and expresses his belief that the Indians have established the Ohio River as a firm boundary between the U.S. and Indian territory. Apparently there will be war unless a satisfactory treaty is negotiated.
July 10, 1791 Notes on the Speeches of Good Peter and Red Jacket A. Bolt Red Jacket Bolt describes in his notes the speeches of Red Jacket and Good Peter and discusses the progress of civilizing the Indians.He talks of the hostility of the Western Indians and mentions Indians and Indian warfare. He alludes to prisoners of war and land sales.
October 9, 1786 Extracts of General Clark's Speeches to the Different Nations of Indians on the Wabash and their Answers George Rogers Clark [not available] Clark invites the Indian nations to a Grand Council in November. Location of grand council disputed; Clark says the meeting will be at Clarksville but the Indian leaders state that councils are always held at port St. Vincennes.
February 7, 1799 Encloses Copies of Speeches James McHenry John Adams Submits speech to Bloody Fellow, Wolf Pound, and George Colbert. Will call upon the President in the morning for further instructions.
October 28, 1797 Indian Deed Delivery Jeremiah Wadsworth James McHenry Delivery of Indian deed and journal. Journal contains some details, but omits Indian speeches which Wadsworth deemed unimportant.
June 2, 1786 Speech of Richard Butler Major General Richard Butler [not available] Speech made to Captain Beal regarding Indians and U.S. disputes over land with overtones of peace.
October 27, 1794 Speeches from the Indian Chiefs of the Three Nations Expressing Solidarity with Brandt Chiefs of the Three Nations Joseph Brandt Expresses the sorrow of Three Nations Indian Chiefs at the departure of "Col. Brandt," expressing friendship and solidarity with him, and pledging to follow his guidance. Chiefs sign the document by writing the name of their tribe and drawing animal symbols.
October 2, 1795 Speech to Indians Concluding Treaty Negotiations at Fort George Jeremiah Wadsworth [not available] Confirms that he will carry the Indians' letter to George Washington, along with a general report of the negotiations. Bids farewell.
June 22, 1795 Participation During an Impending Council Fire Chiefs of the Potawatomies, Ottawas, & Chippewas [not available] Speeches delivered by chiefs of sundry tribes regarding participation in an impending council meeting.
February 9, 1794 Proceedings of a Council holden John Stagg Unknown Recipient Speeches by General Israel Chapin, Red Jacket, and Major Littlehales regarding gifts, boundary lines, and council fires to discuss proposals of the President of United States.
September 1797 Indian Speech made at treaty negotiations in September 1797. Cornplanter, Chief of the Senecas [not available] Appears to be speech made at Seneca treaty negotiations that began on August 26, 1797 and continued until mid-September. Cornplanter notes that his people have agreed to sell their lands. He hopes that what he has done is for the good of his children and agreeable to the great spirit. He notes that it is in accordance with the advice of General Washington who advised us to sell our land for an...
March 19, 1797 Insecure State of the Post of New York, Etc. Philip Schuyler Alexander Hamilton Schuyler laments the military vulnerability of the city of New York and expresses alarm at the possible election of Aaron Burr to the state assembly and the speeches of the recently inaugurated president, John Adams.
February 12, 1795 Status of Peace Anthony Wayne Henry Knox Announced preliminary stages of treaty b/w U.S. and Chippewa Ottawa, Putawatimes, Saukey, and Miami Nations. Copy of agreement and speeches enclosed. Wayne honestly believed the Indian Nations desired lasting peace after brute force was used against the Indians. Requests troops and supplies to adequately maintain boundary. Believed using the militia would be a dangerous substitute for a...
January 23, 1799 Every State Should Provide a Regiment, Etc. James Gunn Alexander Hamilton Gunn encloses a copy of the military bill reported to the Senate and asks Hamilton for amendments. He believes that every state should provide one regiment to the [Eventual] Army and that the endless debates in the House of Representatives only aid the enemy.
April 4, 1794 Instructions for Treaty with Northwest Indians Henry Knox Anthony Wayne Instructions to Major General Anthony Wayne for holding a treaty with the Northwestern Indians and form of the Treaty. Based on Wayne's communication of 18 January, Knox notes that a treaty may be possible if Indian overtures are sincere, and Wayne's conditions of delivering prisoners and recalling war parties can be met.
May 20, 1791 Council with Six Nation Chiefs, Opinion on Knox Major General Richard Butler John Johnson Butler enclosed proceedings from council with Six Nation chiefs held due to agitated Indians. Knox wants to "take all nations by the hand to meet" General Sinclair at Fort Washington on the Ohio but in Butlers opinion, Knox's speeches are too haughty and cannot be delivered to the Indians.
February 23, 1799 Reinforcement of the Garrison of Detroit James McHenry Alexander Hamilton McHenry encloses letters from several officers and speeches from Indian head-men as well as his response to the speech made in Philadelphia to assist Hamilton in deciding whether the garrison of Detroit, weakened by draughts, should be reinforced.
June 20, 1794 Council of Vincennes, Speeches by Chiefs, Warriors, and Captain Pasteur [not available] [not available] All tribes had traveled far to meet General Washington and make their people one, offering wampum. Request for guns and land on either side of the Mississippi or near Wabash. French and Indian Nations requested pity from the United States for their efforts of peace and the suffering they endured by the British and Spaniards.
November 22, 1792 Probability of a Lasting Peace Israel Chapin Jr Henry Knox Although the Western Indians have stated that they wish to attend a council in the Spring, Chapin reveals that the British agent is skeptical that a lasting peace can be achieved under the present circumstances.