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Date Title Author Recipient Summary
May 15, 1787 We Are For Peace Speaker of the Seneca Tribes Unknown Recipient A spokesman for the Seneca tribes expresses his desire for peace which requires the Headmen of both the Indians and Whites to control the hostile actions of their young men.
April 25, 1792 General Peace with All the Indian Tribes George Washington Sachems & Chiefs of the Five Nations This is Washington's message to the representatives of the Five Nations in which he expresses his hope for peace and friendship between the tribes and the United States and his intention to increase their annuity to $1500.
March 15, 1799 Paying an annuity to the Indian tribes James McHenry John Harris McHenry directs Harris to write up a statement of what is to be paid—in goods form—to the various Indian tribes as part of their annuity. McHenry also informs Harris to clearly separate the packages of each individual tribe and draw up invoices to be sent both to the Secretary of War as well as to the Indian tribes.
July 22, 1792 Peace with Most of the Western Tribes Rufus Putnam Henry Knox Despite the murders of several American officers by Indians, Putnam is still optimistic about the prospects of achieving peace with most of the western tribes, thereby detaching them from the tribes who originated the war.
October 29, 1787 Report from French Creek Jonathan Heart Henry Knox Heart gives his report on the events occurring in the vicinity of French Creek with particular emphasis on the activities of the local tribes who are anxious to continue trading with Americans.
June 5, 1791 COPY: Request to Five Nations for Assistance Major General Richard Butler [not available] Request to Five Nations to accompany De Bartzet and Governor St. Clair to deal with hostile western tribes.
February 21, 1795 Agreement to Peace Talks at Time Appointed by Indian Tribes John Williams [not available] Notification of acceptance to peace talks between several tribes and the United States. Notes on 22nd February the Wayandots, by Chief Middle Sky, signed the Preliminary Articles for peace.
February 2, 1798 Goods & Presents to Certain Indian Tribes Samuel Hodgdon Isaac Craig Letter, advises re shipment of Indian presents; advises re money for commanding officers.
September 28, 1795 Information Regarding the Recent Indian Treaty [Treaty of Greeneville] Timothy Pickering George Washington Forwards to Washington the details of Anthony Wayne's recent treaty with the Indians [the Treaty of Greeneville], noting that he obtained more land by it than had been expected. Lists the chiefs and tribes present at the signing of the treaty.
December 5, 1796 Accounts of the Trading Houses with the Indian Tribes James McHenry James Byers Enclosed are forms established by the Treasury Department for the governing of agents or factors in keeping their accounts, specifically those appointed under the Act of Congress entitled "An act for establishing trading-houses with the Indian tribes."
June 7, 1790 Guidance on how to direct vengeance on the Indian perpetrators of mischief on Ohio River Henry Knox Arthur St. Clair Notes that depredations committed by some Indians on the Ohio River has caused considerable alarm. Notes that the perpetrators are like the same who have committed past mischief. Has consulted with General Harmar on how to extirpate the band of murderers. Has given outlines for an expedition. President Washington is aware of the difficulties. Emphasizes that vengeance should be directed against...
May 13, 1800 Appointment of Commissioners Holding a Treaty with the Indian Tribes Elisha Hall Samuel Hodgdon Hall touts his qualifications to be one of the Commissioners during the coming treaty negotiations with the Indians.
January 30, 1795 [No. 61: The Northwestern Tribes - Communicated to the Senate] Timothy Pickering John Adams Notification that confidential dispatches from Maj. Gen. Wayne are transmitted to the Senate.
June 14, 1794 Avoiding a General Indian War Henry Knox Thomas Mifflin Discusses how a proposed move against "the more Western tribes" might provoke the Six Nations; notes that these factors, in addition to "precarious" relations with the Creeks, could well bring on a general Indian war. Mentions ongoing negotiations with European nations whose colonies border the U.S., saying that urgent reasons should be sought after to "embarrass or embroil" [whom is unclear],...
March 19, 1795 Speech to Wabash Indians Anthony Wayne [not available] Speech to the Wabash Indians.
May 1, 1800 Goods to be Purchased for the Choctaws & Other Tribes John Harris Unknown Recipient Orders from the War Department to purchase goods to the value of one thousand dollars to be sent as a present to the Choctaw Nation of Indians with the same for the Wyandots and Delawares. To be purchased are the designated goods suitable for the annuities for the listed tribes of Indians for the year 1800.
March 14, 1792 Articles of Agreement with the tribes of Indians on the Wabash John Francis Hamtramck [not available] This document is an articulation of points of agreement that were voted on and passed at Fort Knox between Major Hamtramck and the Chiefs of the tribes on the Wabash. A provisional article contained in this document places a demand on the tribes of the Wabash to bring the Kickapoo into negotiations with the United States or the Wabash Indians must participate in forcing the Kickapoo from the...
November 2, 1795 Preservation of Peace William Blount Timothy Pickering Extract - notification that peace exists b/w Indian tribes and U.S., but is best preserved through strong military presence in frontier posts.
November 22, 1792 Peace & Friendship with the United States James Seagrove Henry Knox After his meeting with eighteen Creek chiefs, Seagrove confirms that the Creeks have no interest in joining the northern tribes against the forces of the United States.
November 5, 1794 Peace with hostile Indians Anthony Wayne Unknown Recipient General Anthony Wayne regarding the establishment of a "permanent and lasting peace" between the United States and "hostile tribes of Indians." Talks of a treaty with the Wyandots. Also talks of "some of the bad white people" who have instigated conflict.
January 1, 1795 Formal Peace Alliance with Tribes at Sandusky Anthony Wayne Sachems Formal acceptance of U.S. to discuss peace with tribes of Sandusky. Hopes to create an alliance against those who caused mischief.
May 20, 1800 Goods to be Purchased for the Choctaws & Other Tribes John Harris Unknown Recipient Orders from the War Department to purchase goods to the value of one thousand dollars to be sent as a present to the Choctaw Nation of Indians with the same for the Wyandots and Delawares. To be purchased are the designated goods suitable for the annuities for the listed tribes of Indians for the year 1800.
September 20, 1795 Division of Land and Peace Treaty Anthony Wayne Timothy Pickering Transmitted by Col. O'Hara the original treaty between U.S. and all hostile tribes from North West of the Ohio river. Details on Indian tribes being detained by British and land jobbers. Discussed details of new boundaries and division of land among trading companies from Detroit.
November 28, 1788 Right of Claims Richard Winn Alexander McGillivray Commissioners find it impossible to remove settlers from disputed lands. Admonishes U.S. government for ruining Indian tribes after they helped secure peace for the U.S.
October 27, 1794 Relations with hostile Indians Henry Knox Arnoldus Vanderhorst Summary of hostile Cherokee and Chicamagua tribe actions and designs along the Tennessee River. Relations with United States and various tribes. Notes that Congress would be in session and discussed process of declaring war.