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Date Title Author Recipient Summary
August 20, 1798 Two Quarter Casks of Good Wine, Etc. Winthrop Sargent Samuel Hodgdon Writing in his usual code, Sargent requests two quarter casks of good wine to be sent by way of Orleans and two more quarters of red or white should be added, he does not care which.
August 20, 1798 Supplies Without Which I Will Absolutely Suffer Winthrop Sargent Samuel Hodgdon Sargent asks for numerous supplies, including large quantities of wine, coffee, and brandy, which he must have before winter and without which he will absolutely suffer. He has asked for permission to visit the Atlantic states the following summer if the Mississippi territory is at peace and he has organized its government well.
August 21, 1798 Requested Supplies Winthrop Sargent Samuel Hodgdon Sargent requests additional supplies, including loaf sugar, port brandy, and coffee.
October 6, 1798 Upon the Death of Dr. Hodge, I Mourn for His Friends, Etc. Winthrop Sargent Samuel Hodgdon As usual, Sargent has much to say but his untelligible scrawl renders his letter meaningless except for the following: the death of Dr. Hodge; looking glasses.
October 29, 1798 Matters of Clothing for Myself and My Servants, Etc. Winthrop Sargent Samuel Hodgdon In a typically inscrutable Sargent missive, the following are the legible portions: two fashionable [?]; Mrs. Sargent; young lady; whole length of tape or measure; her daughter, Miss Mary Williams; lace; transportation-land or water; twenty or thirty pounds;
November 1, 1798 Sending Cotton from Natchez to Orleans, Etc. Winthrop Sargent Samuel Hodgdon The following are the few legible portions of this document: my expenses; Orleans; expense of sending cotton from Natchez to Orleans is eighty cents per one hundred; horseman; bristle; reins; buckles; belts;
April 25, 1799 Best Understanding Between Our Nations James Wilkinson Alexander Hamilton Wilkinson includes an extract of a letter from Governor Gayoso in which the cordial nature of Captain Shaumburgh's expedition to New Orleans is viewed as evidence of friendly relations between the United States and Spain.
May 24, 1799 Surrender of Deserters James Wilkinson Alexander Hamilton Wilkinson advises Hamilton that Governor Gayoso is cooperating in returning Army deserters who had escaped to New Orleans.
February 7, 1800 Pestilence that Has Ravaged Philadelphia, Etc. Winthrop Sargent Samuel Hodgdon Amidst a discussion of a number of matters, Sargent warns Hodgdon that in the summer he should be in the country, rather than stay in the city. Sargent addresses business matters which Hodgdon is handling for him.
May 6, 1800 Conveying Purchases to This Country, Etc. Winthrop Sargent Samuel Hodgdon In a mostly illegible letter the following can be ascertained: William McIntosh, a brother to Mrs. Sargent and a respectable planter; purchase; infant child; plantation; Virginia land; Allen Crocker of Boston; Congress; wisdom; Mr. Burroughs.
June 20, 1800 Elbowing Pickering Out of His Place, Etc. Winthrop Sargent Samuel Hodgdon Respecting his alleged "unapproachability" Sargent protests that no planter in the territory has been more courteous or more accessible than he. He is unhappy that the President is elbowing his friend Colonel Pickering out of his place as Secretary of State.
June 25, 1800 Falsehood of the Charge Against Me Winthrop Sargent Alexander Hamilton Sargent laments that he has been falsely accused of usurping power and refutes the charges against him.
August 6, 1800 Denial of Principal Allegation Against Me Winthrop Sargent Samuel Hodgdon Sargent sent a letter to Colonel Pickering as Secretary of State before he knew he was out of office. Fortunately he marked it private before committing it to the postmaster in Philadelphia. The Justice in charge of the Grand Jury has denied the principal allegation against Sargent which was that he assumed to aggress the people. The Justices formally attested to same but the judgement is omitted...
February 27, 1800 Movement of the Corps to the Low Country, Etc. James Wilkinson Alexander Hamilton Wilkinson observes that should the Corps be needed in the Low Country, they should decamp from Pittsburgh and descend the Ohio anterior to the recession of the vernal floods because the voyage may be difficult during the summer months.
March 7, 1800 Mischievous Tendencies of Mr. Bowles, Etc. James Wilkinson Alexander Hamilton The garrisons of Fort McHenry and Sargent have been given orders to evacuate their posts and join Fort Adams. The Snow, carrying ordnance for Fort Stoddert, delivered its cargo manifest to the Spanish customs official, which may prevent its traveling any further upriver. Mr. Bowles may be acting on behalf of the British, but Wilkinson does not think he has a commission from them. Mr Bowles'...
March 24, 1800 Affair of Lt. Marks, etc. James Wilkinson Alexander Hamilton Lt. Marks was tapped with a cane by Maj. Kersey, whom he had highly provoked, and then he sought the major out, struck him with a cane and then ran him through the body, an act of dastardly assassination.