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1790 [An estimate of the expenses of scouts and rangers, for the protection of the frontiers lying along the Ohio, the Cumberland settlements, and the settlements upon and between the forks of Holston and French Broad rivers, for the year 1791] Henry Knox [not available] An estimate of the expenses of scouts and rangers, for the protection of the frontiers lying along the Ohio, the Cumberland settlements, and the settlements upon and between the forks of Holston and French Broad rivers, for the year 1791. Five men or Scouts to be averaged for each county, and the number of counties of division being estimated at 22.
December 8, 1788 McGillivray's influence; war on Georgia; Creek-Cherokee alliance Richard Winn Henry Knox Winn encloses and discusses McGillivray's letter and suggests that if the Indians don't come to the treaty, they mean war; will come down in great force on Georgia. Reports that a fort between the French Broad and Holston Rivers has been attacked and taken by Cherokees and Creeks. Ten were killed and thirty taken prisoner. War goes on between North Carolina and Cherokees. Believes that Alexander...
March 1, 1789 Treaty with Creeks and Cherokees Richard Winn Henry Knox A treaty will take place with Cherokee Indians on the upper war-ford of French Broad River, in vicinity of Swananno, North Carolina. Supposes that Creek Indians will also treat.
April 15, 1789 Talk of Badger, Cherokee Headman, about Treaty Badger Andrew Pickens A copy of the talk of Badger in representation of Cherokee headmen and warriors. Discussion of white prisoners. Fear of Mr. Ballow frequenting their land. Requests return of land. Encloses strand of beads as token of friendship.
October 12, 1793 Long Sufferings of the People William Blount Henry Knox Blount reports that a large body of Indians has invaded the district of Washington resulting in losses of life and property. General Sevier has been ordered to pursue the invaders and perhaps ease the long sufferings of the people of the district.
September 5, 1800 Disposition of Charles Wright's Pay, Etc. Edward Wright David Henley Wright asks that the one hundred dollars owed to the late Lieutenant Charles Wright be paid to his order despite the policy that prohibits sums less than five hundred dollars to be handled in this manner. He adds that he had a tiring journey from Knoxville and was detained eight days due to the high waters in French Broad. Sundry officers with their troops have arrived at Fort Wilkinson recently.
November 17, 1792 Cost Estimate of Providing Goods to the Six Nations War Department [not available] Document, describes goods for Six Nations; describes annuity; discusses Indian castles; estimates Indian population by village.
November 28, 1785 Old Tassel's Map of Cherokee territorial claims The Tassel [not available] This document is a copy of the map drawn by Old Tassel to support Cherokee territorial claims at the Hopewell Treaty.
May 7, 1797 Expresses Concern about Attitude toward French William Hindman James McHenry Reports recent change of attitude toward the French. Expresses his own opinion about the French.
May 13, 1800 French Version of the Pace Alexander Hamilton Vicomte De Noailles Hamilton delves further into the French system for measuring the pace during a march. He wants to know why the French maintain a uniform pace regardless of velocity since it would seem that paces should increase according to velocity.
June 15, 1789 Delay in Cherokee Arrival, Delayed Treaty Talks Andrew Pickens Headmen Cherokee Engagement with Creeks prompted commissioners to leave French [broad]River without settling treaty with Cherokees. Bad white men said words against Cherokee nation due to their absence at meeting location.
April 21, 1792 Punishing the Persons Guilty of this Base Act William Blount Henry Knox William Blount describes for Knox various incidents on the frontier in which Indians have murdered innocent Americans and in which Americans fired at an innocent Indian. In response, he has called up three companies of militia to protect the frontier.
September 12, 1800 Relief of Refugees from British Provinces Constant Freeman Samuel Dexter Freeman discusses his claim against the United States respecting the relief of refugees from the British provinces of Canada and Nova Scotia. He cites his own experiences living with his father in the city of Quebec.
June 7, 1789 Seek to Establish Treaty with Cherokees Andrew Pickens [not available] Efforts to settle all disputes were thwarted when the Cherokees didn't show up at the appointed meeting spot, and they had to go meet the Creeks. Refers to line established at Senica.
September 5, 1800 Report from Edward Wright from Fort Wilkinson Edward Wright David Henley Reports on status of accounts, travels of officers, and the health of himself and family.
May 19, 1798 Instructions to the commanders of warships to protect American trade James McHenry Commanders of Armed Vessels of United States General instructions to commanders of armed vessels in the service of the United States in order to protect United States trade on the coast. Urges them to defend selves with all necessary force against attacks on the high seas, but orders that they not make prize of the ship that attacked, unless a pirate and not a regularly commissioned ship of war. Also warns that they may run across French...
August 7, 1793 Notification of Agreement Between U.S. & France Concerning French Ships in U.S. Ports Henry Knox Samuel Huntington Informs Huntington of a recent agreement between the U.S. and the French minister regarding the rights of French ships in neutral U.S. ports.
August 31, 1784 All is Well at French Creek Frederick Foose Samuel Hodgdon Reports that all is well at the magazine at French Creek and requests one month's pay to be given to the bearer, Henry Smith.
March 13, 1794 Payments of the French debt Edmund Randolph [not available] Letter from the Secretary of State to the Attorney General, Secretary at War, and Secretary of Treasury. Randolph had a discussion with French agent Mr. Fauchet concerning French requests for a million dollars instalment payment of the debt. Randolph attempted to convince him the impracticability of the request, but Fauchet urged that the French government was in a desperate fiscal situation and...
June 12, 1798 Requests Defense of US Merchant Ships against French William Hindman James McHenry Outlines clerkship duties. Refers to bills of direct tax and to authorize defense of US merchant ships against the French.
April 13, 1795 Legal opinion regarding declaration of French minister that vessel belong to France William Rawle Timothy Pickering Presumably in reference to effects of Jay's Treaty. Refers to declaration of French minister that the vessel in question belonged to France. Filed a suggestion on behalf of United States removing judicial power as not amenable to ordinary process of law. Discusses proof of time property came into French possession.
April 1, 1797 Expresses Concern about Attitude toward French William Hindman James McHenry Verifies suspicions when President convened Congress. Questions motives of the French and American attitudes. Seeks protection of commerce. Reports visit with Mr. Perry.
November 15, 1793 French Prize Ships Henry Knox George Clinton Discusses French prize ships.
October 19, 1797 French attitudes toward Americans during the Quasi-War Timothy Pickering James McHenry Secretary of State Timothy Pickering expresses regret to Secretary of War James McHenry that his letter was prematurely published by the Pittsburgh newspaper. Pickering then reports that a source close to him has said that because the French government has gone as far as dragging effigies of John Adams in the streets, many of the French people understand that the Americans are in the right and...
September 4, 1798 Colonel Tousard as Inspector of Artillery John Adams Alexander Hamilton Adams questions the wisdom of appointing Colonel Tousard as Inspector of Artillery. Tousard is a fine officer but he is of French origin and Adams is worried that in a war with the French, Tousard would be the object of suspicion.