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February 21, 1793 Payment to soldier's wives Caleb Swan Joseph Howell Two of the men whose wives have drawn pay from Howell have been careful to anticipate all the pay due them from their officers but the officers have informed Swan that they will put them under stoppages in the future until Howell's requirements are satisfied.
August 31, 1798 Books to be Procured for the Wives, Etc. Isaac Craig Samuel Hodgdon Major Craig discusses the return of Yellow Fever to Philadelphia, books to be procured for the wives, and drafts made on Hodgdon's account.
January 31, 1793 Advances to wives of Non Commissioned officers and privates Caleb Swan Joseph Howell Swan acknowledges receipt of $63.50 in advances made by Howell to the wives of eight non-commissioned officers and privates, $108 to Elizabeth Balfour, and $30 to Samuel Hodgdon for Dr. Brown, a total of $201.50. Swan has receipted for no more than the exact sum delivered by Dr. Strong. Swan notes the risks of advancing money to the wives without certainty of the status of their husbands.
November 25, 1800 Simmons Providing Dexter with a Copy of an October 16th Letter After the Original Burned William Simmons Samuel Dexter Simmons is providing Dexter with a copy of Simmons' October 16th letter regarding rations and drawn for the wives of officers. Simmons is resubmitting this letter on the assumption that the original was destroyed in the fire.
October 16, 1800 Simmons Addressing the Secretary of War on the Subject of Rations Requisitioned for the Wives of Officers William Simmons Samuel Dexter Simmons has examined the accounts of Elias B. Dayton and noticed that he has issued on the order of Lt. Colonel William Smith of the former 12th Regiment rations for the wives of officers. Simmons details the rations allotted for different time periods to several officers' spouses. He states that charges such as these are "entirely unprecedented," and he knows of no regulation or authority...
May 10, 1800 Rules Regarding Payment of Women William Simmons Joseph Williams Simmons assured Williams that it was proper for husbands to sign for their wives' paychecks for services performed at the armoury. Proper documentation must accompany the payment.
May 7, 1799 Reaction to Indian Talks David Henley Double-head Praises division of Indians as wise in order to keep "bad people in order, and prevent their stealing of Horses." Praises improvement of Indians in growing cotton and corn, spinning and weaving. Desires to live in friendship and unite, white and Indian, to care for all wives and families. Observes the departure of Mr. Dinsmore, praised for his able rapport with the Indians and his fair reports of...
September 13, 1791 Transportation of Troops, Stores Samuel Hodgdon Isaac Craig Description of what companies arrived and when. Boats unloaded, stores present did not match invoice. Mentioned arrival of Kickapoo chiefs, visiting their wives who are held prisoner. Troops to advance tomorrow.
January 18, 1793 Advances Made by Joseph Howell to Sundry Soldiers and Wives Joseph Howell [not available] Numerous advances of payment. List includes soldier's name, company, to whom paid, voucher number, and amount. Sent to Caleb Swan, paymaster, followed by numerous individual receipts.
October 3, 1799 Speech to the Indians Regarding Disputed Land & Other Affairs Between Indians & Whites Arthur St. Clair Chiefs of the Potawatomies, Ottawas, & Chippewas Discusses hopes for a personal meeting with the Indians soon, as well as the threat of unscrupulous individuals encroaching on Indian land; despite such incidents, urges the Indians to remain at peace. Discusses relations with the Canadians, and the appointment of an Indian agent at Detroit.
May 18, 1798 An Audience with the Terrible Republic, Etc. Samuel Hodgdon Isaac Craig Along with a routine discussion of arms and stores, Hodgdon refers to the commissioners who had an audience with the "terrible republic" [France].
August 9, 1791 If You Foolishly Prefer War James Wilkinson Indian Nations Living on the Wabash River Wilkinson warns the Indians of the trouble and distress that will befall them if they ignore the voice of reason and persist in joining those tribes that are waging war against the United States.
January 9, 1799 Civilizing the Creek Benjamin Hawkins James McHenry Hawkins is pleased with the Creeks for accepting the plan for their civilization. The Creeks have adapted well to raising livestock and are becoming better at manufacturing. Hawkins comments on the fact that the Chiefs and their wives come to his house.
March 6, 1799 Elias Langham is a Most Violent Democrat, Etc. John Mackey Samuel Hodgdon Mackey discusses many matters but focuses on Elias Langham whom he desribes as a "violent Democrat" and charges that Langham had distributed several public muskets to the democratic cause.
November 8, 1793 Whether Officers' Families Entitled to Quarters Henry Knox Isaac Craig Has not heard from Major General Wayne. Mentions dispatches borne by Ensign Morgan. It would afford satisfaction to be able to legally direct that officers' families be furnished with quarters, but there is no law authorizing. If there are unoccupied public barracks or rooms at Pittsburg, the families may occupy.
1794 Autograph Document [not available] [not available] Document, speech re Government policy toward Indians--President's promise to Senecas of a written General Guarantee of all lands they are entitled to by reservation or otherwise.
November 22, 1785 Opening Address from Commissioners at Hopewell Treaty [not available] [not available] Commissioners state that they have been sent by Congress to meet to headmen of Cherokees. Express good wishes. The recount the contributions of Cherokees during the American Revolutionary War. Make reference to the sovereignty of congress, to a map, and point out that Congress wants none of their lands. Will listen to any grievances.
June 4, 1791 Sons of War Let Loose Against You! Charles Scott Nations of Red People on the Wabash River General Scott warns the Indians of the violence that will be unleashed against them if they persist in their depredations against the United States.
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.
January 25, 1793 Case of General Wilkinson receiving money from Swan Caleb Swan Joseph Howell The case of General Wilkinson having received $550 from Swan is a case of some delicacy. He was at that time Swan's commanding officer and his warrant is a complete indemnification to Swan. Too much solicitation on the subject may have a tendency to wound his feelings.
February 7, 1784 Speech to the Shawnee Nation James Wilkinson [not available] Speech to Shawnee chiefs and warriors informing them of the peace treaty signed between Great Britain and the United States. Wilkinson asks the Shawnee to join in a "chain of friendship" with the Americans.
February 14, 1793 Meeting with Friendly Tribes at Vincennes Rufus Putnam Henry Knox Putnam descirbes his meeting with friendly tribes at Vincennes where the Indians were given clothing, blankets, and ornaments to confirm the friendship of the American government.
January 15, 1786 Journal of the Treaty at Hopewell Commissioners Plenipotentiary Congress of the United States PRINT document. Journal of the Treaty at Hopewell 7-15 January 1786
August 11, 1794 Georgia Address to Creek Nation George Mathews Creek Nation of Indians Message to the leaders and warriors of the Creek Nation from the State of Georgia. Discusses disputed boundaries. Implores them that President Washington is desirous of engaging in friendly relations with them, but that they have not returned prisoners and have stolen a great number of horses, cattle, and slaves. Also addresses their concern about white encroachment on the frontier along the...
November 18, 1792 Information of Movements & Situation in Northwest Indian Conflict, & Pension for the Family of Colonel Hardin James Wilkinson Henry Knox Reports his situation -- he has recently gained knowledge of the size and population of all the nearby Omee River Indian villages and the location of British agents among the Indians; notes the open support of Indians by the British, who have supplied arms & ammunition. Estimates Indian strength at 1200-1500 warriors; ranged against his own regulars and Kentucky mounted volunteers, Wilkinson...