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Date Title Author Recipient Summary
June 10, 1797 Discussion of Incident Involving Algeria Josiah Fox Captain Thomas Thompson Letter, mentions Algerian affair.
April 2, 1798 Letter from James McHenry to William Loughton Smith concerning the XYZ Affair James McHenry William Loughton Smith James McHenry gives an account of the XYZ Affair to William Loughton Smith, explaining how private agents of Talleyrand demanded a bribe in the form of 50,000 pounds sterling and an enormous loan from the United States as a condition for continuing peace negotiations. McHenry notes that the action seriously compromised the neutrality of the United States.
January 12, 1792 This Unfortunate Affair, Etc. Robert Barr Samuel Hodgdon The only course to follow is to have Col. Darke represent the true state of the case to Congress and at the same time draw a draft for the appropriate amount. Surely Col. Darke will do everything in his power to help us out of this unfortunate affair given his own role in leading us into it.
November 27, 1793 Publication concerning the Genet Affair Alexander Hamilton [not available] Letter from Secretary Hamilton to Secretary Knox, discussing publication concerning Genet Affair and their certificate which is to be attached.
January 12, 1798 Reports Indian Affair; Seeks to Provide Supplies for Indian Agents with Creek Nation Edward Price James McHenry Responds to Col. Hawkins's request about information of the unfortunate affair with Indians on December 22. Forwards a transcript of Hawkins's diary, which he hopes will reveal the destination of the Indians. Has not been able to secure accommodations. Indicates plan to get stipends and supplies to agents between the state of Georgia and the Creek Nation.
August 20, 1798 Letter from James McHenry to William Loughton Smith on developments with France James McHenry William Loughton Smith On Talleyrand's defense of the XYZ Affair, the course that will probably be pursued by the U.S. government, and the embargo. McHenry also weighs in on public opinion and the influence on elections, insisting that anti-Federalists are in the minority and that American opinion is nearly unanimous in opposing France.
October 29, 1798 Appointment of Officers, Etc. John Adams Alexander Hamilton Adams has consented to the appointment of Captain Church and Lieutenant Hamilton as officers. He has also received from Lucien Hauteval a packet of addresses which do not seem to be of sufficient consequence to suppress.
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.
January 18, 1798 Discusses Indian Affair, Travel of Agents through Creek Nation Edward Price Joseph Clay Abstract of letter from Col. Hawkins, agent of the 4 Nations south of the Ohio. Requests an official report of the Dec. 22 affair. Announces trip for James & William Yasborough, Matthew Bilbo, and Mr. Tankell from West Florida through the Creek Nation.
November 11, 1790 Regarding Fiscal Affair John Collins Henry Knox Letter, appears to pertain to a financial matter.
July 19, 1784 Affair of the discharged officers of the West Point garrison General Edward Hand John Pierce Discusses the affair of the discharged officers of the garrison of West Point who seized pay money without authorization. Request information on the case to inform Congress's action on the "transaction."
November 26, 1797 Concerning Franco-American relations and upcoming negotiations James McHenry Uriah Forrest Discusses eroding Franco-American relations and attacks the opposition party in Congress who he believes are working for the benefit of the French Directory, arguing that it strengthens France's position against the United States. McHenry alludes to the upcoming negotiations with France that will ultimately become the XYZ Affair, quoting Charles Cotesworth Pinckney who worries that successful...
January 27, 1801 Certification of payment; Alexander Gibson for Hire of a Horse William Simmons Samuel Dexter Certification of payment; $62.50 Alexander Gibson for hire of a horse, while on way from Staunton, Virginia, to Tennessee by order of the committee appointed by congress examining the affair of William Blount, and for keeping a public horse left by Captain Thomas Lewis in the care of Captain Gibson for 50 days.
June 20, 1799 Discusses Promotion Process; Affairs in Egypt James McHenry James Lloyd Speaks of process of becoming captains and lieutenants. Mentions affair in Egypt.
October 13, 1797 Refers to Troop Needs, March James McHenry Oliver Wolcott, Jr. Refers to activities of Blount, Cox, and the Mississippi affair and his inability to follow current needs of the troops. Nothing has come to his notice of domestic or foreign affairs.
November 14, 1794 Substantiating Charges Against Colonel Butler Samuel Hodgdon Joseph Howell "The post has brought me the three receipts enclosed with the money to Colonel Butler. I send you one of them to substantiate the charge against him in your affair."
June 30, 1796 Discussion of Financial Dispute Arising from a Refusal to Sign a Receipt Samuel Shore Josiah Fox Discusses the affair of an official's refusal to sign an expense receipt.
September 15, 1798 Regarding Military Stores Sent to Georgia, Major Brooks Affair, and Merits & Use of Foreign-Born Engineers Vs. Natives James McHenry John Adams Comments that it seems hard to please the governor of Georgia. Notes that substantial shipments of cannon, arms & ammunition have been sent to Savannah. McHenry has had them stockpiled there to be used by the militia if sudden danger should strike; the governor apparently wants them distributed now. Refers to the affair of libel by Major Brooks by saying that he has no more real knowledge of...
September 12, 1798 Cannon Cannot Be Sent Until the Sickness Is Over Alexander Anderson Samuel Hodgdon Anderson is pleased that Hodgdon is well although the risk he is taking is too great. Nothing has been with the Phillips affair so Hodgdon should pursue it. The cannon will be sent down as soon as the sickness is over.
March 24, 1784 Settlement of accounts Joseph Carleton John Pierce Discusses settlement of accounts.
December 5, 1799 Proposed Trip to Philadelphia Alexander Hamilton James McHenry Hamilton says that since he has private business to attend to in Philadelphia that would also be a good time for a meeting with McHenry to discuss military matters. (There is some evidence that the "private business" related to the "Reynolds affair.")
February 11, 1799 Responsibility for the Claim on Jacob Death James Wheden Samuel Hodgdon Wheden declares that he assumes responsiblity for the forty dollars that Hodgdon claims is owed to the United States by Jacob Death. This was the sum paid to Death for work at Pittsburgh that Hodgdon maintains was not performed by him.
January 3, 1800 Sacrifice of Individual Feelings, Etc. Joseph Williams Samuel Hodgdon Williams has heard that false suggestions have been made that his conduct respecting the coal business was actuated by personal considerations rather than regard for the public interest. He hopes that in the future his concern in this affair will be stripped of all falseness and his conduct in this and all transactions will reveal the sacrifices he has made to matters of greater moment.
December 21, 1792 Worthlessness of Peace Council; Necessity of Keeping Force in Readiness Anthony Wayne Henry Knox Wayne proclaims that the terms of the peace council were so demeaning as to render them worthless. More than ever he proposes a state of readiness that will enable the Legion to move against the Indians at the earliest possible time, pending Congressional and public reaction to the affair at Ft. St. Clair.
November 7, 1798 An Unfortunate Affair Samuel Hodgdon Melancton Smith Hogdon expresses his dismay that the arms intended for Ensign Boote somehow were sent to the wrong address despite the fact that the address for which they were intended was clearly marked.