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June 18, 1793 They have laid our young warriors on the ground. Bold Hunter Secretary Smith The Bold Hunter and other Cherokee head-men express their hope that Smith and the government will punish those responsible for white depredations so that the Indians themselves will not have to take satisfaction against them.
1792 Pleasing Proof of Your Strong Friendship William Blount Chiefs & Warrors of the Choctaw Nation Blount, Governor of the territory south of the Ohio River and Superintendent of Indian Affairs for the Southern District, assures the Choctaws of the friendship of the United States and encourages young Chocttaw warriors to join the impending campaign against the western Indians.
December 4, 1794 Plea for peace Unknown Author Anthony Wayne Copy of a speech from an Indian chief stating, "I will tell all my warriors to lay down their hatchets, and not strike any more upon you, and I hope you will do the same with yours." Still, the chief warns about his people, "there may be some foolish young men, such as those that have no home, do mischief to you; for those I cannot answer."
May 15, 1793 Cherokees Will Not Join in the War William Blount Henry Knox Although a few young Cherokee warriors may join the Creeks, Blount believes the Cherokee tribe in general will not join the war. He has increased the reward for the three deserters because if they succeed in escaping to the Indians other soldiers may be encouraged to do likewise.
March 28, 1793 Dispositions of the Cherokees and Creeks William Blount Henry Knox Mr. McKee has not been able to convince the Cherokee chiefs to come to Philadelphia nor was he able to obtain assurances of the peaceful disposition of the young Cherokee warriors. His report will demonstrate, however, the hostile intentions of the Creeks toward the Cumberland settlers.
February 8, 1793 Note from the Auditor in re Billington & Young Auditor Samuel Hodgdon Requests Hodgdon's opinion on the remnants of fabric offered by Billington & Young.
August 23, 1792 Murder of Young Man by Indians Multiple Authors James Seagrove [A talk From the Kings, chiefs, warriors, and head-men of the Cussetahs and Cowetas, to James Seagrove.] Noted murder of young man by Indians, Cussetahs and Cowetahs did not know the identity of the murderer(s). Asked for patience in finding offending Indian as hunting season is soon. Signs of good faith issued.
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.
December 20, 1798 Replacing Young Lawrence with Young Harrison Alexander Hamilton James McHenry Since Mr. Lawrence has expressed his regret at the nomination of his son, perhaps young Harrison, the son of the District Attorney, could be nominated in his stead.
June 1, 1789 A Talk from the Chiefs, Head-men, and Warriors of the Lower Creek Nation. Headmen and Warriors of Lower Creeks [not available] Begins with expressions of friendship; and it was never intended to hurt white people. Note that "at our first meeting at the sea side, for the benefit of trade, we gave our land as far as the water ebbed and flowed, and by frequent request, granted as far as possible, reserving our hunting grounds: for what will be the use of goods brought amongst us, if our young men have not hunting ground to...
December 10, 1796 Contemporary Copy of Letter, James McHenry to Chief Little Turtle James McHenry Chief Little Turtle Letter, discusses treaty terms; discusses frontiers and pioneer life; discusses Indian aggression.
May 2, 1795 William Simmons discusses pay, finance and accounting with Richard Young William Simmons Richard Young William Simmons directs Richard Young to disburse funds for the pay of the 11th Regiment of Kentucky Militia.
February 8, 1793 Letter from Billington and Young seeking to settle accounts Charles Young Samuel Hodgdon The contractors lament that they are injured by detention of money from public in consequence of accounts being unsettled. Writer goes on to describe pricing. Auditor has consented to allow the account.
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...
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.
March 15, 1793 Notes Arrival of List of Promotions, as Well as Cornplanter Anthony Wayne Henry Knox Wayne has received the list of promotions and appointments and has also welcomed the arrival of Corn Planter and other chiefs and warriors. He will endeavor to send them home in good spirits which will require considerable effort and diplomacy.
November 30, 1793 Acts of Hostility and Depredations Must Cease James Seagrove Henry Knox Seagrove reports on his visit to the Lower towns where he was received with warmth and friendship but if reconciliation is to be attained with the entire Creek nation, transgressions and depredations by both whites and Indians must be halted and those guilty of misdeeds on both sides must be punished.
1791 Copy of a Speech from Major General Butler to the Five Nations. Major General Richard Butler [not available] War Captains Broken Twig and Big Tree want to return to the Five Nations and advise them to consider about the speech by the Governor of the Western Territory. After years of working as Superintendent of Indian Affairs and helping to establish boundary lines and trade, Butler is distressed that the Nations are talking about war. The United States stands by its assertion to protect the Five...
December 5, 1792 Order for Rejected Shoes Mr James Young Samuel Hodgdon James Young inquires as the whereabouts of 87 pairs of rejected shoes contained in parcel to Mr Gordon
May 21, 1791 We Are Neither on One Side or the Other Young King of the Six Nations [not available] The Young King stakes out a position of neutrality between the British and the Americans and intends to send representatives to the treaty at Painted Post where the American will try to reach a peaceful settlement with the western tribes.
January 11, 1784 Letter Citation Samuel Young John Pierce Cited in Pierce to Young 01/28/1784
June 29, 1787 To the Head-Men and Warriors of the Lower Creeks. [not available] Headmen and Warriors of Lower Creeks Author, possibly indian agent, expresses desire for peace and regrets loss of life caused by white warriors. Warns against any hostilities against whites. Will not hold lower Creeks accountable of transgressions of Upper Creeks. Mentions Mr Barnard and Mr Galphin and Treaty at Shoulderbone and Alexander McGillivray.
September 13, 1792 Misunderstanding of Talks William Blount Glass Glad to hear chiefs sent young warriors from the five lower towns back home after they had declared war on United States. Blount planned to keep some soldiers at block houses along the border to protect white settlers from hostile Creeks. Believed there was a misunderstanding of Gen. Robertson's speech given to Codeatoy, and the beating of White Man-Killer by white people.
January 19, 1800 Assimilating Influence of the Military State Alexander Hamilton James McHenry Since Mr. Wilson appears to be a genteel sensible young man Hamilton has no objections to placing him in the new battalion. It would seem prudent to appoint young men who may not be of sound politics since the Military State can be a very assimilating influence.
January 28, 1784 Certificates for Paymasters John Pierce Samuel Young CITATION Only. Cited in Young to Pierce 02/29/1784 in which Young refers to this 01/28/1784 letter as acquainting him with the certificates that will be made out soon and given to the paymasters.