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Date Title Author Recipient Summary
May 7, 1793 Four Strings of Wampum John Stagg Samuel Hodgdon Stagg wants four strings of wampum in addition to the number furnished that morning.
May 27, 1793 Request for White Wampum Timothy Pickering Henry Knox On behalf of commissioners, Pickering laments that the white wampum has not arrived from New York or Albany. Therefore, ask Major Craig's help in obtaining a quantity, not exceeding 80,000.
May 26, 1793 Obtaining White Wampum Benjamin Lincoln Henry Knox "Not having obtained any white wampum, either at New York or Albany, we have desired Major Craig to procure any quantity , not exceeding 80,000, at Pittsburgh; should he procure it, he will transmit you the account thereof, which we request you to pay at five days' sight hereof."
April 29, 1793 Wampum for Indian Department John Stagg Samuel Hodgdon Hodgdon is directed to inform the Secretary of War what quantity of wampum for the Indian Department he has in his possession.
May 27, 1793 Letter to Secretary of War on belt of hostile Indians, wampum, medicine chest, medicinal bark Benjamin Lincoln Henry Knox Bearer of letter is Six Nations interpreter Jasper Parrish. Federal Commissioners forTreaty of Sandusky report to Knox that belt from hostile tribes is missing. Request wampum, medicine chest and medicinal bark.
May 27, 1793 Request for white wampum and qualified Delaware and Shawanese interpreters Federal Commissioners Treaty at Sandusky Isaac Craig Federal commissioners advise Major Craig they have dispatched Six Nations interpreter Jasper Parrish to Philadelphia to procure white wampum. They ask Craig to dispatch 40 to 50,000 white wampum. They reiterate request for Delaware and Shawanese interpreters to support the Treaty at Sandusky Ohio.
May 19, 1796 Goods to the Indians, Etc. James McHenry James Wilkinson A list of matters to be addressed from the Secretary of War to General Wilkinson.
May 26, 1793 Letter from Federal Commissioners Sandusky Treaty requesting interpreters and white wampum [money] Federal Commissioners Treaty at Sandusky Isaac Craig From Niagara, Commissioners have no information on whereabouts of William Wilson or James Rankin, interpreters for Delaware and Shawanese languages; and inquire on whereabouts of white wampum. They write to Major Craig at Pittsburg noting that it is of highest importance that they have their interpreters. Ask Craig to urge Wilson to come. If Rankin cannot come, find another competently skilled in...
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.
August 5, 1800 Promises and Land Rights Arthur St. Clair Chiefs of the Chickasaw Nation Promises made in Philadelphia by Sec of War to be kept. Currently searching for an agent through whom the Indians can communicate to the U.S. Government. Land rights addressed.
May 27, 1793 Tardy interpreters, arrival of Benjamin Lincoln, overdue wampum, and concern over potential troop movements of General Wayne Federal Commissioners Treaty at Sandusky Henry Knox Commissioners report that General Lincoln arrived on 25 May with stores in the batteaux. No interpreters as of yet; nor is there any white wampum. Duplicate letter enclosed from Colonel McKee. The delay of proceedings provides time to obtain interpreters and white wampum. If the white wampum does not arrive in time, will borrow from British agents at Niagara or Detroit. Send the wampum to Major...
February 24, 1796 News from Fort Wayne John Francis Hamtramck James Wilkinson Major Hamtramck reports on current affairs at Fort Wayne, and adds that Major Henfrer is headed down the Wabash River to visit various Indian nations. Encloses returns of the garrison, and some wampum, to General Wilkinson.
May 26, 1793 Request for White Wampum & Interpreters for Treaty at Sandusky Ohio Federal Commissioners Treaty at Sandusky General John Gibson Six Nations interpreter Jasper Parish carries a letter from Federal commissioners for Treaty at Sandusky which attempts to enlist General Gibson's support as an Indian expert in obtaining white wampum and qualified interpreters for the Delaware and Shawanese languages. Major Craig at Pittsburg identified at the point of contact. Interpreters were supposed to travel with commissioners, but did not...
1789 Copy of Harmar's Speech to the Indians Josiah Harmar [not available] Harmar seeks peace between Indians and the "Thirteen Great Fires" (13 States) and offers wampum, reminded Indians that U.S. are obliged to protect and defend all friendly Indians. Virginia settlers seek to live in peace with Indians. Mentioned deception of Indians by enemies, murder on Ohio by unknown Indians, and that the U.S. traders will provide Indians anything they need.
June 14, 1793 Money to Quarter Master General; Wampum; Money for Captain Prior Henry Knox Isaac Craig Quarter Master General's agent will transmit sum of $5000. Hopes interpreters Mr. Wilson and Mr. Ash answer purpose of commissioners. Asks about the wampum. Discusses conditions by which Captain Prior may draw money. Is critical of Prior's lack of economy. Asks about the state of the waters on the Ohio River below Wheelen [Wheeling], and between Wheeling and Pittsburgh
May 29, 1795 Delivery of Goods and Indian Affairs Isaac Craig Timothy Pickering Delivery of wampum and 2 wagon loads of goods too insignificant to make a full boatload to deliver. Craig will wait for the remaining Indian goods to be delivered. Mentioned the scalping of 2 men traveling from Le Boeuf to Presque-Isle.
July 5, 1793 Commissioner's Notes on Treaty Proceedings Commissioners of the United States [not available] Before arrival of commissioners at the council house from Navy Hall, while waiting for them, Captain Brandt spoke. He noted that it was agreed at the Rapids [of Miami River] that Indians should come and meet the commissioners in their father's presence, presumably John Graves Simcoe. Thanks to Great Spirit for making meeting possible. Mentions an inclination to do what is right and just. Makes...
June 25, 1793 Navigation of Ohio River and Construction at Wheeling Isaac Craig Henry Knox Discusses navigation of Ohio River, population of Wheeling, Virginia [now West Virginia]. Mentions great danger on the road to Wheeling due to Indians. Has prepared tools for erecting buildings at Wheeling. Mentions sending stores to Buffaloe Creek. Mentions commissioner's instructions for purchasing Wampum. Says that the land jobbing business is permitted at a very unreasonable time, while...
May 26, 1793 Instructions to Get Two Guides and Proceed with Letters to Pittsburg Federal Commissioners Treaty at Sandusky Jasper Parrish Commissioners instruct interpreter Jasper Parrish to proceed to Pittsburg with two trusty Indians from Cornplanter's settlement, obtain more interpreters for treaty negotiations at Sandusky, and procure more white wampum. If Major Craig does not respond in timely fashion, apply to General John Gibson, who will expedite the effort. Commissioners plan to embark for Sandusky on 20 June 1793
August 15, 1799 Management of Indian Relations in Western Territories James McHenry Arthur St. Clair Orders on how to interact with Indians that respect the treaty signed regarding borders and hunting grounds. Protocol of an Indian Agent outlined.
June 7, 1793 Enclosed List of Sundry Articles, Indian Relations Isaac Craig Henry Knox Enclosed list of sundry articles that must be purchase along with letter from Quartermaster General specifying the need to purchase items. Mentioned Seneca Indians at Niagara, desire for for treaty.
June 28, 1793 Letter from Federal Commissioners for Sandusky conference to Major Isaac Craig on interpreters, wampum, runners, and timing of Sandusky Conference Federal Commissioners Treaty at Sandusky Isaac Craig [not available]
December 25, 1795 Shipment of Supplies, Violence due to Alcohol Isaac Craig Timothy Pickering Craig sending keel boat with small load of powder and lead with hopes it will reach Fort Washington in a few days. Other military supplies sent to Presque Isle. Notification by Cornplanter that "strong Liquors" have greatly damaged his country and the killings related to drinking alcohol.
May 22, 1792 Putnam's Receipt for Indian Goods Rufus Putnam [not available] A receipt signed by General Putnam for the Indian goods he received.
July 24, 1792 Letter to the Wyachtenos and other tribes living on the Wabash River Rufus Putnam [not available] "Brothers: I am on my way to you from the great council fire of the United States, where the great and good chief, General Washington, resides. I am coming with the wishes of his heart to you which are very good, and which I hope will make your heart rejoice, when you hear them. Brothers: Out of love to you I am come this long way. I wish you to become a happy people; and, believe me, nothing...