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April 15, 1799 On the subject of commissions and Northampton insurgents Uriah Tracy James McHenry Tracy recommends certain officers for commission and assures McHenry that the Northampton insurgents (those who participated in Shays' Rebellion) do not have the capacity to start another insurrection.
February 17, 1787 Update on Shay's Rebellion Benjamin Lincoln Henry Knox Lincoln assures Knox that the magazine is secure and that the rebellion itself seems to be on the wane. (Shays' Rebellion)
February 25, 1787 Discusses the Waldo Patent and the Kennebec Claim Henry Knox Henry Jackson Discusses federal assistance to Massachusetts during Shays' Rebellion. Details on location of officers and their troops and the interaction of federal troops with Massachusetts troops and interference of Congress in state affairs. Pay and subsistence received for Humphrey's troops. Addressed Kennebec and Plymouth claims.
August 25, 1794 Orders to Command Militia Alexander Hamilton Henry Lee Militia called up from Virginia to deal with insurgents in Western Pennsylvania.
February 7, 1787 [No. 69] Protection of the Loyal Citizenry from the Insurgents Benjamin Lincoln Jonathan Grant Lincoln assures Grant that he will address his complaint regarding Col. Badlam but the protection of the loyal citizenry from the insurgents currently takes precedence over other matters. (Shays' Rebellion). Troops marching for Berkshire Mountains to protect citizens from insurgents therefore stopping march for a trial is impossible.
March 1, 1787 Opinions on Convention, Shay's Rebellion Benjamin Lincoln Henry Knox (Partly illegible) General Lincoln provides Knox his thoughts on the convention to remedy the defects in the government and includes an update on the successful campaign against the rebels in New England. (Shays Rebellion)
May 6, 1799 Federal response to Fries's Rebellion Uriah Tracy James McHenry Tracy informs McHenry that he will soon provide a list of a selection of officers for the Provisional Army. Tracy also insists that McHenry treat the recent John Fries's Rebellion in Pennsylvania with absolute severity in order to make an example out of them. Tracy criticizes what he considers a weak response from President Adams.
February 14, 1787 Shay's Rebellion Henry Knox Benjamin Lincoln Knox congratulates Gen. Lincoln on his success defeating the insurgents during Shays' Rebellion and speculates about the upcoming Philadelphia convention intended to correct the defects in the current government.
August 25, 1794 Pittsburgh and the Whiskey Rebellion Alexander Hamilton Isaac Craig Hamilton discusses the fortification at Pittsburgh, urging that it take the necessary precautions in case the Whiskey Rebellion spreads.
August 21, 1794 Disruptions from the Whiskey Rebellion George Washington Alexander Hamilton President Washington writes Secretary Hamilton from Germantown, Pennsylvania regarding questions about the feasibility of sending two months of pay for troops, in light of the ongoing Whiskey Rebellion. Washington advises that such a move be delayed, at least until the commissioners who were sent into the insurgent counties make their report. At present, however, it is too hazardous to send the...
September 18, 1794 Whiskey Rebellion William Pinckney Alexander Hamilton Letter from William Pinckney to Alexander Hamilton, regarding the Whiskey Rebellion. Image not available.
December 11, 1795 Whiskey Rebellion fine William Simmons Alexander James Dallas Defends Peter Hagner, a fellow clerk in the War Accountant's Office, against a fine that he received for failing to serve in the militia deployed against the insurgents of the Whiskey Rebellion.
August 16, 1794 Regarding the Whiskey Rebellion Alexander Hamilton George Washington Secretary Hamilton tells the President that it appears probable that advantages will result from giving to the citizens information on the subject of the disturbances on the western frontier of Pennsylvania -- what later became known as the Whiskey Rebellion.
May 20, 1799 Recommended officers for the Provisional Army Uriah Tracy James McHenry Tracy provides a list of recommend officers to fill vacancies in the Provisional Army. Tracy also expresses frustration with the authors of the Virginia and Kentucky Resolutions, along with a concern that John Fries of Fries's Rebellion will be pardoned.
October 1, 1793 Information on Negro Rebellion Henry Knox Henry Lee Secretary Knox was informed by Thomas Holt of Virginia that some Negros planned to "rise in rebellion." Conveys this information to Governor Lee of Virginia. Letter is partially illegible.
August 28, 1794 Ascertaining the strength of the Whiskey Rebellion Edmund Randolph Alexander Hamilton Informs the Secretary of State that it is the wish of President Washington that General Henry Miller be sent to the western counties of Pennsylvania to ascertain their real temper, in light of the Whiskey Rebellion.
November 29, 1794 Statement on the Whiskey Rebellion House of Representatives George Washington The Speaker of the House, Frederick Muhlenberg, delivered the following address on the Whiskey Rebellion: calls it a "flagrant outrage" and expresses the "deepest regret at so painful an occurrence... as lovers of public order." In a more positive light, Muhlenberg and the House express gratitude in the failure of the rebellion, and the expression of support from most Americans for the United...
September 13, 1794 Letter to the Commander of the Virginia Militia Alexander Hamilton Daniel Morgan Secretary Hamilton writes the commander of the Virginia militia, informing him that the President has instructed that he accelerate the assembling of the militia, in order to quash the rebellion, later known as the Whiskey Rebellion.
November 29, 1794 Statement on the Whiskey Rebellion George Washington House of Representatives President Washington replies to the statement by the House of Representatives on the Whiskey Rebellion, delivered by the Speaker Frederick Muhlenberg. Washington is pleased to have the support of the House. States that "every effort ought to be used to discountenance what has contributed to foment it, and thus discourage a repetition of like attempts."
August 5, 1794 Cabinet Meeting on the Whiskey Rebellion [not available] George Washington Secretaries Hamilton and Knox recommend that President Washington meet with them tomorrow morning on the topic of the Whiskey Rebellion. Secretaries Randolph and Bradford are not in town, and so will not be able to attend.
November 22, 1794 Statement by the U.S. Senate United States Senate George Washington Statement from the Senate to the Executive branch, regarding the Whiskey Rebellion. Applaud the "lenient and persuasive measures" enacted by Washington, along with the "enlightened patriotism and animating zeal" of the citizens who resisted the rebellion, "in opposition to anarchy and insurrection."
September 17, 1794 Supplies for troops responding to Whiskey Rebellion Alexander Hamilton Thomas Mifflin Letter to the Governor of Pennsylvania on the question of whether the corps responding to the Whiskey Rebellion ought to be equipped previous to their march or not. Hamilton believes they should be provided a competent supply of essential articles previous to the march, but the march ought not be delayed on account of a partial deficiency.
October 10, 1794 Homicide during Whiskey Rebellion Alexander Hamilton Jared Ingersoll President Washington has directed Hamilton to write to Jared Ingersoll, Attorney General of Pennsylvania, regarding two murders against the insurgents of the Whiskey Rebellion. Washington wants the guilty parties to be placed under the charge of the civil Magistrate.
March 13, 1787 Letter Signed, Henry Knox to Major General Richard Butler Henry Knox Major General Richard Butler Letter, discusses prospects of peace with indians; mentions lack of funds for war; discusses how congress works; discusses Shays' Rebellion.
September 15, 1794 Assembling the Maryland militia Alexander Hamilton Thomas Sim Lee Informs Governor Lee of Maryland that it is President Washington's desire that no time be lost in uniting the whole of the Maryland militia at Fort Cumberland. If the commanding officer, Samuel Smith, has not already taken the field, it is desirable that he should do it without delay. The militia is being called in response to unrest and rebellion in the countryside, where Americans were...