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Date Title Author Recipient Summary
March 10, 1791 Certification of a True Copy Thomas Jefferson [not available] Document certified the enclosed document was a true copy of Act to raising additional troops for the protection of frontier.
August 8, 1794 Orders for the suppression of the Whiskey Insurrection Henry Knox James Ross The President authorizes Ross, Yeates, and Bradford to take whatever measures necessary to suppress the Whiskey Rebellion in two counties of western Pennsylvania.
December 23, 1794 Purchasing copper Edmund Randolph Alexander Hamilton Secretary Randolph writes that the Director of the United States Mint is of the opinion that it would be advantageous to contract for the 50 tons of copper offered by the Schuyler Copper Mine Company. The price should not exceed that of imported copper.
September 3, 1795 Reprimand of Captain Home Timothy Pickering Phineas Bond Punishment for Capt. Home's actions and current aggressions should not be postponed any longer. Any additional information regarding the subject of inquiry requested.
September 5, 1795 Ruling on Conduct of British Officers Timothy Pickering Phineas Bond The United States government waited for sufficient responses from Captain Rodham Home and the Vice Consul before issuing ruling on conduct to punish officers. Protest of U.S. officers included.
September 5, 1795 Revocation of Vice Consul Post Timothy Pickering T. H. Moore President did not approve of Vice Consul's role in assisting Captain Home insults against seamen of United States. Revoked title and power.
September 12, 1795 Politics Surrounding Capture of U.S. Seamen Timothy Pickering Phineas Bond Secretary Pickering discussed politics and supposed lies surrounding the aggressions of Captain Home against U.S. seamen.
November 24, 1795 Legal inquiry regarding incursions into Spanish territory in Florida Timothy Pickering William Rawle Some Spanish subjects, along with Americans from Georgia made expedition into Florida, took a Spanish fort, killed Spanish soldiers, stole property. Spanish government has complained. Asks questions regarding the nature of punishment; what to do about the Spanish subjects in Georgia; what instructions to give the military commander in Georgia if he finds the offenders.
January 7, 1796 Discussions on Foreign Policy Timothy Pickering James Monroe Enclosed multiple documents from the President, the French Ministry, and Congress. Great affection for French expressed, foreign policy passed by Congress. Treaty with Great Britain relative to it possibly violating treaty with France discussed. Indian policy relative to Gen. Wayne's peace treaty favorable, but has been jeopardized by murders of Creeks in Georgia.
April 23, 1796 Questions about Assigment of Colonel James and the Department of State Timothy Pickering James McHenry Refers to escort for Colonel James when he was sent by the President to Kentucky. Questions appointment of James, working with Simmons, between the State Department and the War Department.
April 25, 1796 Refers to Treaty between New York and the Seven Nations Timothy Pickering James McHenry Laments lack of paper and wonders if it is some sort of power play between the chief and Mr. Lewis. Refers to final settlement as closely aligned with his own opinion. Refers to state of New York and payment of agents working with the Seven Nations.
June 10, 1796 Concerning anonymous letters to the State Department Timothy Pickering James McHenry Concerning anonymous letters to the State Department.
July 8, 1796 Specifications for Mediterranean Frigates Timothy Pickering Henry Jackson Orders to use Mr. Fox's calculations for the proper measurements of frigates.
July 8, 1796 Instructions about Cherokee Borders, Indian Agent, and Frigate-Building Timothy Pickering James McHenry Refers to communication with the President about the Cherokee boundaries according to the Treaty of Holston. Questions appointment of Indian agent. Agrees with Mr. Wolcott about building of frigate according to Mr. Fox's instructions.
July 8, 1796 Instructions about Construction of Frigate and Supplies Timothy Pickering James McHenry Responds to inquiries about frigate. Instructions about supplies.
July 14, 1796 Procuring Materials for Frigates Timothy Pickering James McHenry Specific types of wood mentioned for assembling frigates, request for Mr. Fox to procure goods.
October 1, 1796 Commission as Surveyor General Timothy Pickering Rufus Putnam Enclosed commission to work as Surveyor General.
March 11, 1797 Regarding Timber in Frigate Construction, & Inquiry into Virginia Timber Prices Timothy Pickering Josiah Fox Letter, asks for timber prices in Virginia; mentions timbers for Frigate; alludes to Frigate construction.
June 10, 1797 Letter Concerning U.S.-Spanish Interactions During Surveying of Boundary with Spanish Florida Timothy Pickering James McHenry Pickering writes McHenry about the situation concerning the boundary line being surveyed between the U.S. and Spanish Florida. Mentions Spanish governor's dissatisfaction with the conduct of the U.S. boundary commissioner, Mr. Ellicot. Concerns preparations for withdrawal by Spanish troops, and erection of U.S. works
October 13, 1798 Forwarding of Correspondence and News from France & Berlin Timothy Pickering John Adams Pickering forwards correspondence from France, namely reports of the Directory's raising of the embargo on American shipping and the departure of General Pinckney for America. Remarks that the wife of Lafayette has been imprisoned in France. Also notes that he has received letters from John Quincy Adams at Berlin, currently renewing a treaty with Prussia, and encloses a private letter for the...
July 9, 1799 Secretary of the State's Opinion Regarding Presidential Power Over Officers' Commissions, Relative to the Court Martial of Richard Hunt Timothy Pickering James McHenry Pickering submits his observations concerning the question of presidential power in officer's commissions and of the propriety of Sgt. Richard Hunt's court martial. Believes that an officer's commission is evidence of appointment, rather than the substance of it, and that Hunt merits death because his desertion was exacerbated by fraud [stealing the company payroll with which he was entrusted].