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Date Title Author Recipient Summary
November 23, 1791 Arrangements for Overalls Robert Barr Samuel Hodgdon Requesting a pair of overalls. Makes arrangements to deliver item and pay for them before Colonel Darke departs.
December 22, 1791 Power of Attorney William McMillan [not available] Power of Attorney of William McGill to Jacob Brashfield empowering Brashfield to receive all the monies due to McGill upon his discharge.
November 10, 1792 Sargent discusses defective stores with Knox Winthrop Sargent Henry Knox Letter, describes errors in military stores; describes inferior quality of military stores.
January 17, 1791 Letter from Israel Ludlow regarding escorts during survey of Miami Purchase lands Israel Ludlow Samuel Hodgdon Agreeable to Hodgdon's request, Ludlow has written to Major Leiglon respecting the escorts for his survey of land and encloses Leiglon's written answer.
April 10, 1792 Protection of Frontiers Winthrop Sargent Henry Knox Request for money to pay militia and spies employed to protect settlements from Indians. Enclosed copy of letter from Sargent to Wilkinson.
May 17, 1792 Letter to the Secretary of War Winthrop Sargent Henry Knox Letter to Secretary Knox regarding the rank of Adjutant General and Inspector of the Army. Also discusses army discipline. Cannot discharge duties without higher rank in Army.
July 6, 1792 Acting Governor Sargent's Woes Winthrop Sargent Henry Knox Acting Governor Sargent complains of his lack of experience in Indian affairs and abuses in the department at Vincennes.He will deliver the Indian goods to General Putnam and will endeavor to prevent the lack of information from causing injury to the public.
July 12, 1792 Separating Certain Tribes from Those at War Winthrop Sargent Henry Knox Sargent believes that a number of tribes located about the Lakes and the Illinois might be separated from those at war if properly approached. The Indians fear Mayet so he should be attached to the cause of the United States or else the rascal will decidedly oppose it. Sargent has petitioned Hamilton for compensation but has received no response.
July 25, 1792 On a letter and documents regarding artificers at garrison, to be forwarded to President of United States John P. Smith [not available] Promises a full and accurate statement at first opportunity. The letter to the President will come unsealed, which Smith requests that Hodgdon peruse, seal, and deliver to the President.
October 29, 1792 Sargent Discusses Indians Treaties with Knox Winthrop Sargent Henry Knox Letter, discusses Indian treaty.
October 29, 1792 [PRIVATE] Indian Treaties Winthrop Sargent Henry Knox Capt. Mayette to deliver letter of introduction, has been commissioned based on recommendations from the Governor. Mentioned taking sides, Mayette's influence with the Indians, possible payoff from British and Spanish. Discussed purchasing additional people for increasing American influence over hostile Indian tribes. Imparts personal preference for Indian treaties.
November 1, 1792 Sargent Recommends Sebastian for Judge Winthrop Sargent Henry Knox Letter, discusses provision for Judge Advocate of the Army; recommends Sebastian for Judge of territory.
December 13, 1792 Request for Boat and Military Escorts for Judges Winthrop Sargent Henry Knox Boat on loan now lost, request for new boat to be delivered to Cincinnati. Judicial circuits and discrepancy with Gen. Wilkinson discussed in detail.
October 20, 1794 Murder by hostile Indians James O'Hara Samuel Hodgdon James O'Hara, Quartermaster General, discusses sundry accounting matters and laments the unfortunate fall of Robert Elliot, who was killed by the Indians. He has had no communication from the Indians but believes that they must come forward, not withstanding the efforts of their allied incendiaries who are promoting their obstinancy.
February 17, 1795 Not a Single LIne from You! Winthrop Sargent Samuel Hodgdon Writing in code, Sargent laments that he is astonished that in nearly an age he has not received a single line from Hodgdon. He refers to the Indians including the Shawnese
May 27, 1796 Set of Bills Payable to James Taylor Caleb Swan James McHenry A set of bills has been drawn on McHenry payable to James Taylor on account of the pay of the Army for two months.
May 28, 1796 Set of Bills Payable to Vincent Applegate Caleb Swan James McHenry A set of bills has been drawn on McHenry payable to Vincent Applegate on account of the pay of the Army for two months.
May 28, 1796 Set of Bills Payable to Jeremiah & Abijah Hunt Caleb Swan James McHenry A set of bills has been drawn on McHenry payable to Jeremiah and Abijah Hunt on account of the pay of the Army for two months.
June 20, 1796 Legal Business and Politics Winthrop Sargent Samuel Hodgdon Sargent has not received papers from the 4th of May, and hopes to have them soon. He prefers having laws, etc, on file as it makes them easier to refer to later. Discusses Farmer's letter and the President's Communication. Encloses a letter to his sister
July 9, 1796 The Tea Business Should Be Settled, Etc. Winthrop Sargent Samuel Hodgdon Writing mostly in code, Winthrop discusses sundry topics and hopes that the tea business will soon be settled.
September 1, 1796 Money to Be Paid Toward Debt Gano & Stanley John Fields Encloses a draft to be paid toward their debt. Business has been poor.
September 3, 1796 Receipt of Payments, Etc. Caleb Swan William Simmons Swan has received the list of payments made by Simmons. He encloses a schedule of the bills of exchange drawn by him from No. 17 to 106 amounting to $88,491.60.
October 23, 1796 My Respects to Your Family, Etc. Winthrop Sargent Samuel Hodgdon Sargent pays his respects to Hodgdon's family. He has only just arrived in Cincinnati. He mentions a book or other publication by a McKerrie who has traveled very far north.
November 4, 1796 Land Speculation, Etc Winthrop Sargent Samuel Hodgdon Ignoring as usual the fact that the function of letters is to communicate, Sargent mentions the following; land speculation, Benjamin, Boston, chimney, Quartermaster General, township of 5000 acres, public offices, ample testimonials, public land, republican, newspaper, my home,
October 23, 1796 Undated Enclosure Winthrop Sargent Samuel Hodgdon Appears to be a list of goods, possibly requested by Sargent from Hodgdon in Philadelphia.