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Date Title Author Recipient Summary
August 17, 1799 On the subject of Indian trade Oliver Wolcott, Jr. James McHenry Wolcott writes on the subject of Indian trade, insisting that public establishments are nuisances and that abuses occur under this system. Wolcott argues that the interest and policy of government requires that Indian trade should rest principally in the hands of a few men of capital, because the public cannot safely advance certain articles of trade on credit.
June 25, 1799 Goods Required for Trade with Indians Edward Wright John Harris Inclosed list of goods required for trade with Indians, quantities included.
December 12, 1795 [Report of the Secretary of War of the measures taken for opening a trade with the Indians] Timothy Pickering [not available] Political climate with British in Canada and Indian alliances for peace in northwestern territories in state of negotiation. Trade with southern tribes final result. Locations for trade described.
September 4, 1790 Cover Letter to An Act to Regulate Trade and Intercourse with the Indian Tribes Henry Knox Arthur St. Clair Knox's cover letter to Arthur St. Clair regarding the new act to regulate trade with the Indians, which states that no fees related to trade are authorized.
August 7, 1786 An Ordinance for the Regulation of Indian Affairs Congress of the United States [not available] Rules governing Indian Department, trade with Indian Nations,
September 17, 1799 Trade Monopoly in the North Western Territory James McHenry Alexander Hamilton McHenry encloses a copy of a memorial from persons engaged in trade in the North Western Territory regarding a possible trade monopoly in that region by the Commanding General.
May 1, 1797 License for John Civils to Trade with the Cherokee Nation David Henley [not available] J. Civils, a mulatto, permission to trade with Cherokee Nation. Trade confined to Cherokee towns.
April 30, 1798 Steady Supply of Goods to Trading Post Edward Price James McHenry Advice to maintain steady supply of goods for trade with the Indians so as not to have trade with Indians compromised by Mr. Seagrove, current competitor. Motivation for trade is to promote friendship between Indians and United States.
September 13, 1786 Regarding the laws of trade in the several states Tench Coxe Edmund Randolph Coxe discusses dissimilar trade regulations and thinks that none should be adopted that might militate against the fundamental and essential principles of the Union.
April 19, 1797 Request for Advice on Trade Agreement with France James McHenry Alexander Hamilton McHenry submitted estimates for cost and particulars related to mounting an defense force necessary for negotiation with France overseas. Requested Hamilton's advice on the proposing new trade agreement with France.
February 24, 1796 Trade, Frontier, and Relations with Spain Edward Price James McHenry Discussed trade of skins and furs with Indians, noted Spain as principal rival of U.S.
April 25, 1800 License to Trade with Indians James McHenry Arthur St. Clair Addressed topic of previous letter from St. Clair regarding trade with Indians. McHenry believed it proper to limit people licensed to trade with Indians to certain towns agreeable to the choice of the most influential chief. Also advised the trader could not follow Indians to hunting grounds.
January 2, 1797 Expresses Concern about Indian Trade Edward Price James McHenry Announces arrival from Savannah. Expresses concern for Indians at Colerain waiting for supplies under Colonel Hawkins. Fears for the Indian trade.
April 13, 1799 Deposition by Joseph Bindon in Favor of Edward Chinn Joseph Bindon Unknown Recipient Testament that Chinn abandoned his home and profitable trade business in Canada due to invading American troops and now lives poorly.
June 23, 1796 Extract of a Letter from the Secretary of War to David Henley James McHenry David Henley Notes protocol to be followed regarding compensation for injuries sustained due to interaction with Indians. Enclosed copy of act "to regulate trade and intercourse."
May 16, 1797 License for Alexander Campbell to Trade with Cherokee Nation David Henley [not available] Campbell, resident in Cherokee nation legally licensed to trade with Cherokee Indians under condition that Campbell observes laws and regulations of the United States government.
October 30, 1795 Supplies and Trade Isaac Craig Timothy Pickering Letter regarding muster, pay, and dismissal of militia to be forwarded to Col. Butler. Expressed desire to send forward winter supplies on hand instead of waiting for the arrival of Ensign Martin's troops to arrive at post in November. Indians expressed desire to trade.
March 17, 1796 Request for Clarification of Instructions of Previous Secretary of War Regarding Indian Trade James McHenry James Byers Regarding advances laid on goods distributed for the Indian trade to the purveyors. Refers to explanations given by late Secretary of War. Describes how much to be added to cost of goods; expenses of transportation, salary, damages.
December 12, 1795 [Report on measures taken for opening trade with the Indians] Timothy Pickering United States Senate Enclosure to Vice President's office. Discussed opening trade with Indians to provide them with cheap provisions. Methods of supplying provisions to Indians detailed, money owed Indian tribes.
April 13, 1797 License for William Woodard to Trade with the Cherokee Nation David Henley [not available] Permit that allows William Woodard to trade with the Cherokee Nation of Indians for twelve months.
October 12, 1797 Confers License on Stephen Hawkins to Trade with Creeks Edward Price James McHenry Follows instructions to the Agent of War. Reports that Stephen Hawkins, of Georgia, is back in New York. Hawkins has been licensed to trade in the Creek nation.
December 12, 1795 Peace and Trade Routes United States Senate George Washington Satisfied to hear that the war with Indians tribes is coming to a close, and treaties with Algiers and Spain concluded with more secure trade routes. Assurances Congress will assist in every way to foster peace.
January 13, 1795 Spanish Influence on Creek Nation James Seagrove Timothy Pickering Believed obtaining prisoners and property plundered by hostile Creeks (as advised by the Spanish) would be a difficult task. Also discussed Creeks dependence on Spaniards for trade, and in order to break Spanish influence, U.S. must consent to trade with Creeks.
June 14, 1796 Accurate Accounting of the Indian Trade James McHenry James Byers In order to provide an accurate accounting of the Indian trade, McHenry directs Byers to provide him a copy of his day-book which should contain all invoices of goods received for the Indian trade, all goods sold to the Indians, and entries of all furs and peltry received in exchange.
January 31, 1797 License to trade with the Indians Benjamin Hawkins Constant Freeman Hawkins reports that two traders wish to obtain licenses to trade with the Indians in the South.