Indiana Territory collection, 1800-1816.


Indiana Territory collection, 1800-1816.

Indiana Territory collection, 1800-1816.

Correspondence, documents, and legislative acts relating to the Indiana Territory. Much of the correspondence deals with military matters at Fort Wayne and other regional garrisons, and with treaties and other government relations with Native Americans. Correspondents include Abraham Edwards, Nathan Heald, John Johnston, Jacob Kingsbury, Philip Ostrander, James Rhea, John Whistler, and William Henry Harrison. Topics include the possibility of war with the Indians and William Wells' death. There are also garrison returns from Fort Wayne, and manuscript copies of 1811 acts of the territorial legislature dealing with land tax, arbitration regulation, and writs of habeas corpus.

1 box and 1 oversize folder.

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Heald, Nathan, 1775-1832 (person)

Major during the War of 1812. From New Hampshire and Massachusetts. 2nd lt. 3rd Inf., March 3, 1799; 1st lt., Nov. 1, 1799; trans to 1st. Inf., April 1, 1802; capt., Jan. 31, 1807; major 4th Inf. Aug., 24, 1812; trans. to 19th Inf., April 18, 1814, honorably discharged, June 1, 1814. Died, Apr. 27, 1832. (blue index cards) From the description of Nathan Heald papers, 1812-1854. (Detroit Public Library). WorldCat record id: 406353107 ...

Rhea, James, fl. 1791-1812. (person)

Wells, William, 1770-1812 (person)

Curtis, Daniel, fl. 1812-1820. (person)

Whistler, John, 1756?-1829 (person)

Born in Ulster, Ireland, circa 1756; served in the British Army during the United States revolution; returned to England; came to the United States and entered army, 1791; lieutenant, 1792; captain, 1797; completed building Fort Dearborn, 1803; brevt. major, 1812; honorably discharged, 1815; was then military store keeper, Newport, Kentucky and later at St. Louis, Mo.; died there, September 3, 1829. (from Appleton. Hist. regis. U.S. Army) (blue index cards) From the description of Jo...

Edwards, Abraham, 1781-1860 (person)

Born at Springfield, N.J., November 17, 1781; studied medicine; licensed, 1803; Garrison surgeon 1804; resigned and went to Dayton, Ohio, 1810; member of Ohio Legislature, 1811; became captain of 19th Regiment of Infantry-March 12, 1812; marched to Detroit; served as hospital surgeon until August 16, 1812; ordered to Chillicothe on recruiting service until November, 1813; after the war, October 1815, he moved to Detroit; was president of the first Legislative Council of Michigan, 1823-31; was al...

Kingsbury, Jacob, 1756-1837 (person)

United States Army officer; born in Norwich, Connecticut and died in Franklin, Missouri. Entered the Continental Army in 1775 and served in the Western Army at Detroit, Fort Mackinaw, Fort Adams, New Orleans, and elsewhere. From the description of Jacob Kingsbury papers, 1764-1891. (New York University). WorldCat record id: 476053212 U.S. Army officer. From the description of Jacob Kingsbury papers, 1727-1856 (bulk 1800-1825). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70980...

Johnston, John, 1775-1861 (person)

Johnston was born in Ireland. He emigrated to the United States and settled in Philadelphia in 1786. In 1802 he was appointed Indian factor in Fort Wayne, Ind. and apparently took over the position of Indian agent there in 1809. In 1811 he was transferred to Piqua, Ohio, where he was Indian agent for the next 20 years. From the description of Account book, 1802-1811. (Indiana Historical Society Library). WorldCat record id: 27701151 Dayton, Ohio was a place for concentrating...

Tenskwatawa (person)

(aka: Tenskatawa, Tenskwatawah, Tensquatawa or Lalawethika) (January 1775 – November 1836) was a Native American religious and political leader of the Shawnee, known as the Prophet or the Shawnee Prophet. He was a younger brother of Tecumseh, a leader of the Shawnee. In his early years Tenskwatawa was given the name Lalawithika ("He Makes a Loud Noise", "The Noise Maker", or "The Rattle") by the Red Sticks, a faction of the Muscogee.[1]:4 Tenskwatawa was once the town drunk, but about 1805, a...

Harrison, William Henry, 1773-1841 (person)

Epithet: of Add MS 34580 British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000001094.0x00030c American Indian fighter and president of the United States. From the guide to the William Henry Harrison letter, 1795, (L. Tom Perry Special Collections) U.S president, Mar.-Apr. 1841; territorial governor of Indiana, 1801-1813; Ohio congressman, 1816-1819, state senator, 1819-1821, senator 1825-1828. From ...

Armstrong, John, 1758-1843 (person)

The Wyoming Controversy was a conflict between the governments of Pennsylvania, Connecticut, and Britain, the Continental Congress, and the Indians over land in the Wyoming Valley in Pennsylvania. From the guide to the Documents relating to the Wyoming Controversy, 1751-1814, 1823, 1751-1823, (American Philosophical Society) American soldier and diplomat. From the description of Autograph letter signed : Paris, to Michael O'Mealy, agent of the American merchant, ...

Ostrander, Philip, d. 1813. (person)