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October 3, 1789 Questions regarding legitimacy of previous treaties between Creeks and Georgia Commissioners for Indian Affairs in Southern Department George Walton Request for information regarding treaties at Augusta, 1783, Galphinton, 1785, and Shoulderbone, 1786. Principal points are whether all lands belonging to the upper and lower Creeks are common property of whole nation, or whether the lands were ceded to Georgia by the three treaties. Were the proprietors of the lands stated to have been ceded to Georgia present or fully represented by the...
April 22, 1786 Indian treaties signed Charles Thomson Patrick Henry Letter to the Governor of Virginia covering copies of treaties signed by the commissioners of Congress with the Shawnee, Cherokee, Choctaw, and Chickasaw Indians.
January 13, 1796 Commissioners' allowance for treaties Timothy Pickering John Jay Letter from the Secretary of War to the Governor of New York. Secretary Knox discusses the allowance paid commissioners for holding treaties with the Indians.
November 12, 1792 War Department expenditures for treaties with Indians Joseph Nourse [not available] Account of monies disbursed by Knox for Indian treaties. Certified true copy signed by Register of the Treasury, Joseph Nourse.
May 19, 1786 Presentation of Papers on Indian Treaties William Livingston Assembly Livingston lays before the (New Jersey) House congressional papers dealing with Indian treaties and accounts between the states, as well as resolutions from Massachusetts and Pennsylvania appointing delegates to the Annapolis Convention.
April 2, 1791 Excerpts of Treaties Establishing the Western Border with the Creek and Cherokee Indians. Henry Knox [not available] Knox's letter establishes that the western boundary of the United States, where it comes into contact with the territory of the Creek and Cherokee Indians, has been firmly established by several treaties the tribes have signed with Georgia and South Carolina. The letter contains excerpts from several of the various treaties to illustrate where boundary lines were considered to have been drawn in...
June 1, 1790 Disbursments made by the War Department for treaty with Indians Ezekiel Freeman [not available] Account of sundry disbursements for Indian Treaties.
October 4, 1789 Regarding legitimacy of previous treaties between Creeks and Georgia George Walton Commissioners for Indian Affairs in Southern Department Governor of Georgia notes that previous treaties, namely Augusta 1783, Galphinton 1785, and Shoulderbone 1786, between Georgia and Creeks, were legitimately agreed upon by both parties.
August 26, 1790 Proclamation by the President regarding treaties made at Hopewell, on the Keowee River between United States and Choctaw and Chickasaw Nations of Indians George Washington [not available] Washington states that it is particularly necessary to warn the citizens of the United States against a violation of treaties made at Hopewell on Keowee River in 1786; and to "enforce an act to regulate trade and commerce with the Indian tribes." All officers and citizens will govern themselves according to the treaties and act aforesaid. Discussed land rights for citizens of North Carolina.
February 1, 1793 Trials of Offenders Against Treaties William Blount Henry Knox Blount agonizes over the two narrowly averted invasions of Cherokee towns and proposes that a tribunal be created with jurisdiction over trials of offenders agains treaties.
January 1, 1798 Request for Document Evans James McHenry Request to transmit book left by Mr. Smith with McHenry with the title on the back,"Negotiations," but inside is, "Introduction to Public Law of Europe founded on Treaties."
April 22, 1786 Indian Treaties Signed Charles Thomson John Langdon Letter to the President of New Hampshire covering copies of treaties signed by the commissioners of Congress with the Shawnee, Cherokee, Choctaw, and Chickasaw Indians.
February 2, 1797 List of Indian treaties between 1786-1796 War Department Andrew Pickens A list provided to Major General Andrew Pickens of the four major Indian treaties signed between 1786 and 1796.
March 26, 1796 Constitutional powers of Congress in respect to treaties James McHenry George Washington McHenry argues that the right to make treaties is exclusively vested in the President and the Senate, according to the Constitution. McHenry also asserts that the House of Representatives has no right to demand the papers behind a treaty without the President's permission, despite the Congressional power to regulate commerce with foreign nations. McHenry suggests that the reason Congress demands...
October 17, 1791 Hamilton forwards the intentions of the President to Knox Alexander Hamilton Henry Knox Letter, directs details of President's letter; mentions white aggression; mentions Indian treaties.
August 7, 1787 To the Fat King and Other Head-Men of the Lower Creeks. [not available] Fat King Presumably written by the US Indian Agent for the Creeks, refers to the satisfaction demanded for killings of Creeks. Accuses Lower Creeks of not complying with Treaties of Augusta, Galphinton, and Shoulderbone. Closes by saying the hatchet once lifted is not easily buried.
December 1790 Minutes from Benjamin Hawkins relative to the treaties with the Creeks Benjamin Hawkins [not available] Document, minutes relative to treaties with the Creek nation.
November 12, 1792 Expenditures for Indian Treaties Henry Knox [not available] Account, Expenditures for Indian treaties.
October 22, 1789 Treaty at Fort Harmar George Washington [not available] In pursuance of order of Congress, treaties between United States and several nations of Indians have been negotiated and signed. Washington lays before the Senate for their consideration and advice, by hand of Henry Knox, whose official superintendence, the business was transacted.
June 30, 1796 Regarding enforcement of treaties between United States and foreign powers and the matter of France selling prizes in port of Boston William Rawle Timothy Pickering Asks about legal right of preventing the sale of French prizes being carried into port of Boston. Refers to some other accounts he has read in the newspaper. References the district attorney of Massachusetts; French counsel not to proceed.
August 26, 1789 Request for Loan Henry Knox President, Directors, & Company of Bank of New York Immediate loan for Indian Commissioners to negotiate treaties.
May 7, 1786 Alarming Report from the Miami Josiah Harmar Henry Knox Reports alarming intelligence he has received from Capt. Finney at the Miami River on the activities of Indians operating from forts in America's western territory. Believes that peace treaties were farcical as long as the British retain possession of the posts. Questions General Butler's leadership abilities among the Indians.
February 16, 1793 Outlines Relations with Indians about Truce, Treaty of Fort Harmar, and Borders Henry Knox George Washington Requests that commissioners be informed of all treaties & boundaries with northern and western Indians. Refers to Indian lands ceded or purchased to the U.S., questioning to which tribes the land "belonged" and how to draw appropriate boundaries. Seeks truce between young Indian warriors and United States military for the next five to seven years.
June 3, 1784 Congressional Resolution Calling for Militia to Indian Nation Congress of the United States War Department Congressional resolution, signed by Secretary Charles Thomson, directing the Secretary at War to raise militia and provisions necessary to accompany Indian negotiators. Resolved that the Superintendent of Finance provide necessary articles for Indian commissioners to negotiate treaties. Promises support of Secretary, messengers, interpreters, store keepers, and other officers.
October 29, 1792 [PRIVATE] Indian Treaties Winthrop Sargent Henry Knox Capt. Mayette to deliver letter of introduction, has been commissioned based on recommendations from the Governor. Mentioned taking sides, Mayette's influence with the Indians, possible payoff from British and Spanish. Discussed purchasing additional people for increasing American influence over hostile Indian tribes. Imparts personal preference for Indian treaties.