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Map of the Straits of St. Mary.
Map of the new Post on Drummond's Island.....
Pertaining to the year 1781......
MISCELLANEOUS PAPEBS-BBITISH MUSEUM:
Pertaining to the year 1784.
PIONEER AND HISTORICAL SOCIETY.
COPIES OF PAPERS ON FILE IN THE DOMINION ARCHIVES AT OTTAWA, CANADA, PERTAINING TO MICHIGAN, AS FOUND IN
THE COLONIAL OFFICE RECORDS.
NOTE-Care has been taken in pablishing the following papers to follow the original copies closely as possible, including orthography, punctuation, capitalization, etc. The references in brackets at the close of each paper are the filings in the Dominion Archives at Ottawa.
COLONIAL OFFICE RECORDS.
( Continued from Volume 24.)
LETTER FROM JOSEPH CHEW.
Extract of a Letter from Joseph Chew Esqr. Secretary to the
Indian Department dated Montreal 4th August 1794.
This moment I have a letter * from Colonel MoKee, a copy of which I inclose, which will inform you of the situation of the Indians and His Americans in the Miamis Country. The U. S. have erected a Fort at La Boeuf about 12 miles from Presque Isle, this has given great offence to the Six Nations, who in a very spirited Speech to General Washington have desired the Incroachment may be removed, if this is not done, I am of opinion they · will join their Western Brethren in earnest. As they were intirely united in Sentiments, O'Beal the Corn Planter was extremely warm in bis expressions on the occasion.
* Published in Vol. 20, page 384.
[ Q 69–2, p 232.]
LIEUT. GOV. J. G. SIMCOE TO HENRY DÚNDAS, SEC’Y.
Navy Hall, August 5 1794. SIR,
Having an opportunity by Captain Vandeleur, (late of the Garrison at the Miamis) who returns to Great Britain on Promotion, I think it proper to avail myself of the means, & of briefly stating to you the precise situation of this country.
The Indian Nations after an action on the 30th of May with a convoy in wbich they were successful, pursued their Enemy to the fort Recovery, where they met with some loss, which together with the want of Provisions, their having got several Scalps, & having struck their blow, occasioned them in a great manner to separate & return home; leaving, Runners, however, to call them together should Mr. Wayne advance.
Their principal chiefs have called upon Lt Colonel England for the assistance of twenty men & two Pieces of Cannon to attack Fort Recovery.
The Fort at the Miamis is in a complete state of Defence.
The Troops of the United States have not established themselves at the Presqu'Isle.
The Coru Planter whose residence has been for some time past in the interior of the Country, has sent, not to the Sachems, but to the 'Warriors of the Six Nations, to join him, to escort bis Women & Children in safety to Cataragoras or the Buffaloe Creek as may be thought expedient, & in all appearance, Hostilities will commence between the Six Nations & the People of the States.
The Onondagoes have principally, left the Genesee country & messages have been sent to the Oneidas to invite them to rejoin the Confederacy.
The State of New York are establishing Posts at Fort Stanwix, Fort Brewerton, The Three Rivers Point & Oswego Falls within