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Date Title Author Recipient Summary
February 3, 1795 Recruiting Money Paid, No Settlement Yet Reached John Francis Hamtramck Joseph Howell Hamtramck seeks answer to question posed last July regarding the payment of officers for recruiting services. Recounts conditions under which he paid officers and he assumed his account would be credited.
February 15, 1796 Events at Fort Defiance John Francis Hamtramck James Wilkinson Major John Francis Hamtramck informs General Wilkinson that although Lieutenant Strong arrived safely at the Fort Defiance garrison with the food supplies, he is now stuck there because the river is so high that he cannot return.
February 24, 1796 News from Fort Wayne John Francis Hamtramck James Wilkinson Major Hamtramck reports on current affairs at Fort Wayne, and adds that Major Henfrer is headed down the Wabash River to visit various Indian nations. Encloses returns of the garrison, and some wampum, to General Wilkinson.
July 3, 1796 Expressing a Desire for Minute Details Zebulon M. Pike James Wilkinson Pike writes of issues affecting Fort Massac and the western part of the Northwest territory. He acknowledges receiving Wilkinson's letter of May 6th. He will not make any improvements to the post.
June 13, 1798 Balance of Accounts for Fort Wayne Bernard Gaines William Simmons Noted enlistments since last correspondence with Simmons and monetary expenditures related to recruiting.
August 11, 1797 Money Transit Thomas Hunt James McHenry Hunt requested money being transmitted regarding the balance of Mr. Pope and his brother be stopped for fear of its loss. Hunt requested McHenry's clerk enclosed a receipt signed by an Indian and witnessed by a white person for money given out to detect a deserter.
October 15, 1797 Petitioning to allow trade to continue at the Ottawa towns Leith, Shepherd and Duff James Wilkinson Leith, Shepherd and Duff are petitioning Wilkinson to allow a trading house to remain in the Ottawa towns. The current clerk at the town, James McDonald, has been charged with dishonorable conduct, and the petitioners offer that Leith shall oversee the trading house until a suitable replacement is found. The three men realize they do not possess the necessary license from the government, and so...
October 15, 1797 Replying to Leith, Shepherd and Duff's petition James Wilkinson Multiple Recipients Wilkinson responds to Leith, Shepherd and Duff’s petition to be able to continue trade in the Ottawa towns. Wilkinson notes that recent military regulations were designed to bring the misdeeds of James McDonald to light. Wilkinson feels he is authorized to regulate within the military reservations, however he is not empowered to authorize Leith, Shepherd and Duff to trade. However, the agent...
October 31, 1797 Dispute over Account, Money Due United States Samuel Henley William Simmons Henley is upset by the suggestion that he owes the War Department money. He carefully lays out his accounts since 1792, and asserts he only ever received his pay and not money for any other purpose.
November 4, 1797 Regarding Discrepancy in Ordnance Accounts, and Excuses for the Same Samuel Henley Samuel Hodgdon Henley admits there was a mistake in some of his accounting in the ordnance department accounts, blames it on clerical error. Describes activity in caring for powder stores. Seeks to defend honor and make excuses.
November 17, 1797 Response to Inquires to Follow Samuel Henley Samuel Hodgdon Promises answers on inquiries regarding affairs of Ordnance and QM Departments.
January 25, 1798 Suggested Changes to Regulations John Francis Hamtramck James McHenry Hamtramck returns changes he made in the regulations sent by McHenry.
February 28, 1798 A Deficit of Three Month's Pay and Subsistence Samuel Henley William Simmons Henley asserts that he is still owed three month's pay and subsistence and pledges that, if he is incorrect, he will return the money promptly.
May 12, 1798 Fear of Mailing Vouchers, Request to Settle with Agent of Accountants Office John Francis Hamtramck William Simmons Hamtramck wont send vouchers through the mail, requested Simmons send representative to settle account.
January 21, 1799 Hamtramck's Report from the Western District John Francis Hamtramck James McHenry Hamtramck reports that he has recovered his health and has resumed his former command. He talks of his progress from Natchez and comments on the land-grabbing of the people of Kentucky and Tennessee. He does not believe that Lt. Webster is doing the recruiting at Lexington that he was ordered to do.
January 25, 1799 General Command of the Post on the Lakes John Francis Hamtramck Alexander Hamilton While effusively praising Hamilton, Lt. Col. Hamtramck asks that he be given the general command of the post on the Lakes.
February 2, 1799 Promotions Frequently Prove More Injurious than Advantageous John Francis Hamtramck Alexander Hamilton Due to the unsettled state of the military establishment, Hamtramck does not want to be promoted if it is only a temporary measure that could harm his career.
April 1, 1799 Making Amends for the Loss of Kentucky Horses, Etc. John Francis Hamtramck James McHenry Along with a discussion of the opening for navigation of several rivers, Hamtramck explains the measures that should be taken to punish Indians for the theft of a number of horses in Kentucky.
June 30, 1799 Encloses Orders for Western Army and Indian Affairs John Francis Hamtramck Thomas H. Cushing Encloses orders to Western Army with instructions from General Hamilton on Indian affairs. Requests attention to the House of Panton and Leslie.
July 1, 1799 This injustice has fallen heavy on me, Etc. John Francis Hamtramck Alexander Hamilton Colonel Hamtramck provides a detailed report of the situation in the Western Country. He reports on the condition of the sundry garrisons, the state of magazines, and other stores, and the disposition of the Indians. He is worried about the overdue bills for rations and supplies that he had purchased on his own credit.
January 25, 1798 Suggested Changes to Regulations John Francis Hamtramck James McHenry Hamtramck's changes to the regulations sent by McHenry. The regulations relate to command structure, the sick and medicine, arms, goods, appearance, ammunition exercises, absentees, garrison books, returns, fortifications,
December 9, 1795 Letter of Introduction for Mr. Bertholet John Francis Hamtramck John Mills Mr. Bertholet, a Canadian, is on his way to Greenville on business for his uncle. Hamtramck asks Mills to provide assistance to him if possible.