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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."
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 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...
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...
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 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...
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
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.
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 22, 1792 Putnam's Receipt for Indian Goods Rufus Putnam [not available] A receipt signed by General Putnam for the Indian goods he received.
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.
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.
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.
October 28, 1794 Friendly meeting with James Davidson, Indian chief John McKee William Blount Letter to Governor William Blount of Southwest Territory on a talk with James Davidson, a "distinguished chief from the valleys," with about 450 of his people. Davidson gave him a string of beads, mixed black and white - the white beads representing his people's friendship and alliance with the United States; the black beads representing animosity to the Creek Indians.
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.
January 14, 1794 Speech To the Chiefs and Warriors of the Delawares, Shawanese & Miami Nations or tribes of Indians & to all others whom it may Concern. Anthony Wayne [not available] Message delivered from Steven Young, George White Eyes, and another warrior as interpreter by Robert Wilson received by George Washington and member of the Council of Congress. Stated that if the Nations desire peace they will release all American prisoners to officers at Fort Recovery. United States offered protection to Indians in return for prisoners and a stop to all raids and murders by...
March 24, 1796 Regarding White Oak Timbers for Frigate Construction at Baltimore Josiah Fox Joshua Humphreys Letter, discusses white oak for Frigate at Baltimore.
August 11, 1792 Proceedings of Governor Blount and the Chickasaws & Choctaws William Blount [not available] A copy of speeches given by the headmen and warriors of the Chickasaw and Choctaw nations and Governor Blount regarding land disputes, boundary lines, and peace. Many maps and boundaries are described.
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.
September 11, 1795 The Supplement to the Treaty of Greenville Henry De Butts [not available] Shawnee explained the reason they have caused mischief was due to their camp in Scioto being robbed when they were peaceably hunting. The hunting party did not know the chiefs of their Nation had made peace with the U.S. Shawnee beg forgiveness.
October 10, 1793 No Further Claims are to be Admitted Joseph Brandt Six Nations of Indians Mohawk leader Joseph Brandt addresses the Council at Buffalo Creek and observes that the council at Niagara seemed to be headed toward peace until messengers from the Creek Nation arrived with charges that white people were encroaching on the land of the Confederacy. Brandt recommends that the lands already settled by whites be surrendered with the understanding that no further claims are to be...
October 25, 1788 Certificate for Captain White Jonathan Bankson Joseph Howell Asks to render favor to Captain Simon White who bears the letter. Requests certificate for Captain White. Condolences on the loss of Mr. Pierce.