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Date Title Author Recipient Summary
March 13, 1791 State of the Creek Nation James Casey Henry Knox Comprehensive treatment of every aspect of the culture and lives of the Creek Nation of Indians in 1790-1791. Includes transcript of a journal. 132 page document.
August 8, 1790 Minutes of the Spanish treaty with the Creek Nation [not available] [not available] Document, Minutes of Spanish treaty with Creek nation.
April 18, 1794 French expedition against Spanish Florida Constant Freeman Henry Knox Constant Freeman, agent for the Department of War in Georgia, writes Secretary Knox. Discusses certain persons employed in Georgia to recruit a corps of troops for the service of France, with designs toward invasion of the Spanish Floridas. Apparently the recruiting effort is not going so well, however, and "it is generally believed, by the most sensible and orderly inhabitants of this country,...
November 24, 1797 Concerns about Interactions with Spanish James McHenry James Wilkinson Concerned about possibility of Spanish interaction.
May 14, 1794 Illegal invasion of Spanish Florida by General Elijah Clarke Henry Knox George Mathews General Elijah Clarke has illegally formed a military corps, under the banner of the United States, to set upon an expedition against the Spanish Floridas, a nation whom are at peace with the United States. Governor George Mathews of Georgia has already issued a proclamation against the action, but Knox believes it may be necessary to punish the actors. President Washington wants Mathews to take...
June 7, 1796 A Talk from the Mad Dog to the Chickasaw Nation Mad Dog [not available] Talks received with happy hearts, Mad Dog's tribe now sends its strength to the Chickasaws.
November 12, 1795 Spanish Treaty with Chickasaw on U.S. Land Anthony Wayne Timothy Pickering Enclosed a copy of Spanish treaty with Chickasaw Nation allowing them to build a fortification in the south western territory (U.S. territory), believed this was contrary to the Spaniards official position of peace with United States. Enclosed letter and affidavit of Gov. St. Clair that supports aggressive intentions of Spanish. Wayne advised Gov. Manuel Gayose de Lemos to immediately remove...
April 8, 1798 Diplomatic conversation with the Chevalier Yruho James McHenry [not available] Account of a conversation with the Chevalier Yruho, who visited the Adamses in Quincy, Massachusetts. Mentions that Yruho engaged in a non-personal diplomatic dispute with Secretary Pickering respecting what he thought were American plans to invade Louisiana. Stresses that Spain should act reasonably and that the United States is the best neighbor that Spanish colonies could have, as long as they...
October 26, 1797 Concerning Spanish-American relations on the frontier John McKee James McHenry McKee writes from Mobile, informing McHenry that he is temporarily being held prisoner by the Spanish governor of Louisiana, Gayoso, and that he expects to set off to New Orleans the following day. McKee was suspected of being in league with William Blount, a U.S. Senator from Tennessee found to be working a plan to aid the British in conquering West Florida by inciting the Creek and Cherokee...
June 25, 1793 Instructions regarding the Spanish Henry Knox James Seagrove Three extracts; the first, dated 4/8/1790 to Henry Burbeck, requests that he and his men display friendly relations with the Spanish at the Spanish garrison. The second, dated 4/29/1792 instructs James Seagrove to report to the Spanish any man or activities which would be harmful to the interests of peace with the Spanish government. The third, dated 8/11/1792 to Henry Gaither, instructs that...
October 28, 1793 Treaty between Spanish and Indians King of Spain Creeks, Choctaw, Chickasaw, Cherokee Indians Head of a treaty between the King of Spain and the Creek, Chickasaw, and Cherokee Indians.
December 2, 1797 Regarding Spanish-Indian relations on the frontier James McHenry [not available] Memorandum of Indian information from William Claiborne. Discusses Cherokee settlement and an Indian delegation to the Spanish. The Spanish allegedly sought to place the southern tribes under Spanish protection, in violation of Pinckney's Treaty.
October 9, 1792 Indian Land Rights; Alexander McGillivray James Seagrove Deterred Seagrove from listening to Bowles. Discussed boundary line, and hostilities of Indians. Treaty of New York and Spanish interests veted with Governor of Louisiana. Land rights of several Indian Nations discussed. Requested provisions due to poor harvest.
September 22, 1797 Diplomatic relations with Chickasaws and Spanish on the western frontier James McHenry Oliver Wolcott, Jr. McHenry expresses frustration at conflicting orders out west in relation to the Chickasaws and Spanish in Tennessee. Alludes to the Spanish breaking the terms of Pinckney's Treaty of 1795, which placed the Chickasaws under U.S. territory. McHenry also reports that he has recently been attacked by a case of the fever.
May 1797 Weakened Forces John Francis Hamtramck James Wilkinson Garrison weakened due to departure of troops, belief that Spanish and French are instigating violence between Indians and U.S.
September 11, 1796 French movements on the frontier and acquisition of Louisiana Territory from Spain Thomas Pasteur Anthony Wayne Describes movements of French agents on the frontier and their relation with Indians. Pasteur reports that James Johnson has said that the United States has "very few friends" in that region. Pasteur concludes by informing General Wayne that the Spanish plan to give the Louisiana Territory to France within two years and that 3,000 French troops are stationed in New Orleans.
July 22, 1799 Consideration of Creek Indians' Refusal to Allow Running of Line Between U.S. & Spanish Florida James McHenry John Adams Quotes a recent letter from General Pinckney reporting that the Creek Indians are reneging on their promise in the Treaty of Coleraine to allow the running of the boundary line between the U.S. and Spanish Florida. Pinckney believes the commotion among the Indians to be the work of a French officer in the Spanish service. Discusses the possibility of altercations with the Creeks. Forwards...
July 4, 1797 Disposition of the Spanish Commandant Unknown Author James McHenry The author dispatched Ensign Scott to the Spanish Commandant at New Madrid to learn his disposition regarding General Wilkinson's letter describing the movement of the detachment.
April 13, 1794 French expedition against Spanish Florida Henry Gaither Henry Knox Major Henry Gaither, commander of the federal troops in Georgia, writes the Secretary of War. Writes that the French are on an expedition against the Spanish Floridas, and have the support of the inhabitants of Georgia. There is now at anchor nearby Saint Mary's fort, a sloop of war Las Casas, of eighteen guns and two hundred French men. There is a recruiting post at Temple. The French sloop of...
December 19, 1801 [A General Return of the Army of the United States, shewing the effective strength of the Genearl Staff, and of each Regiment and Corps; and also the number wanting in each Grade, to complete the Military Establishment] Major T.H. Cushing [not available] General return of the full strength of the U.S. Army, also including desired strength (and difference between these two numbers).
May 6, 1794 Possible Invasion of the Floridas Constant Freeman Henry Knox There are persistent rumors that the French are planning an invasion of the Floridas and that they are recruiting men, erecting works, and landing cannon for that purpose.
April 13, 1794 French Expedition Against the Floridas Henry Gaither Henry Knox The French Sloop of War "La Casas," with 18 guns and 200 men is anchored off the coast near Gaither's fort, having sailed recently from Charleston South Carolina. There are reports of a recruiting post at Temple, up the St. Mary's River. Others report that the French claim they have sufficient force to take the Floridas. Gaither has taken defensive measures.
November 25, 1798 Recommendations Relative to the Quasi-War with France James McHenry John Adams McHenry provides detailed advice to the president as to whether he should seek from Congress a declaration of war against France.
April 18, 1794 Recruitment of a Corps for the Service of France Constant Freeman Henry Knox Constant Freeman, agent for the War Department in Georgia, writes Secretary Knox on certain persons employed in Georgia to recruit a corps of troops for the service of France with designs toward the invasion of the Spanish Floridas.
May 22, 1797 Background Information on Hamilton, a merchant William Henry Harrison James McHenry Report on man named Hamilton who was trying to persuade settlers in Cincinnati to become settlers of land west of Mississippi and offered land donations as incentive. Harrison described him as a suspicious character and believed him a liar.