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Date Title Author Recipient Summary
May 22, 1790 Fragment - Events After Gamelin Left Villages John Francis Hamtramck Arthur St. Clair Indians went to war shortly after Gamelin left Indian villages during his tour to seek peace with Indian tribes.
June 9, 1794 Indians Now Assembing to Engage Americans; Request for Hurons to Assemble As Well Colonel Alexander McKee Chiefs of the Huron Informs the Hurons that the Chippewa, Poutawatomie, Shawnee, Mingo, Delaware, and Miami are assembling after hearing cannon fire near a Chippewa settlement [presumably the American army approaching]. Summons the Hurons and "all the others along with you."
January 19, 1795 Speech to the War Chiefs Unknown Author [not available] A speech by the Indian chiefs, documented in French.
November 12, 1794 Miami Villages Anthony Wayne Henry Knox Letter to the Secretary of War regarding the Miami Villages and other issues relating to hostile Indians in the West.
April 24, 1800 Impressment of American Seamen Alexander Hamilton Timothy Pickering Hamilton sends a paragraph from the [Hartford] "Connecticut Courant" respecting an account of the British capture of any American vessel that affords the slightest pretext for impressing American seamen.
February 2, 1797 Late Depredations on American Commerce Timothy Pickering James McHenry Pickering laments deteriorating relations with France whose privateers continue to capture American vessels despite American declarations of neutrality.
December 11, 1788 Discharged men of American Regiment Joseph Howell Henry Knox Refers to enclosure of return of sundry discharged men of American Regiment showing the several balances due them.
February 10, 1794 Reply to Seven Villages of Lower Canada Lord Dorchester Chiefs and Warriors of the Indian Nations Lord Dorchester recounts the land disputes of the various Indian tribes and the desire for peace, in a reply to the seven villages of Lower Canada. The Indians were at the Council at Miami River in 1793.
February 12, 1789 American Cloth Available in New York Henry Knox George Washington Knox responds to Washington's request for American cloth. Knox informs Washington that American cloth is inferior in quality to English cloth Knox also states that he has recently been ill.
August 14, 1794 Seizure of Grand Glaize; Expectation of Battle with British & Indians Near Roche de Bout Anthony Wayne Henry Knox Notes that Indians have abandoned Grand Glaize area villages, and that they would have been taken totally unawares if not for the desertion of a quartermaster from the Legion who gave them warning. Expresses astonishment at the amount of buildings and crops. Is erecting 2 forts in the area, Fort Defiance and Fort Adams. Expects campaign to be decided in a confrontation with British and Indians...
July 26, 1784 Affidavit from the American Regiment Office of Army Accounts, Paymaster General, Pay Office (1783-1792) General Edward Hand Letter covering an affidavit from the paymaster of the American Regiment, answering Edward Hand's questions.
October 28, 1799 Deposition for William Maxwell Thomas Faulkner [not available] Describes Maxwell's destitute conditions after abandoning his profitable business for the American Revolution against the British.
October 6, 1791 Lack of Intermediate Posts Arthur St. Clair Henry Knox St. Clair informs Knox that his army has marched from the recently named Fort Hamilton and his numbers, exclusive of militia, are at two thousand. It is so late in the year that there is no time to build intermediate posts, the lack of which may prove harmful if the army has to march to the Miami villages.
September 7, 1793 Further Explanation of Federal Policy on the Return of Ships Captured by Illicit French Privateers; Regarding Funds for Connecticut Militia Henry Knox Samuel Huntington Knox further explains the president's decision that American shipowners seeking to have remanded to them ships captured by the "illicit" French privateers [those outfitted in American ports, to the violation of American neutrality] do so in the courts. He also explains that preparations for the payment of the expenses of the Connecticut militia are underway.
August 2, 1799 Ill-Judged and Unlucky Mission Robert Goodloe Harper James McHenry Harper provides his assessment of American-French relations.
April 1, 1800 Deposition in favor of John Dyer Mercier John Halsted Unknown Recipient John Halsted attests to John Dyer Mercier's status as a profitable businessman in Canada before the American invasion. Halsted further attests to Merciers arrest by the British for his assistance of American troops at the request of Benedict Arnold.
September 27, 1799 Statement of William Maxwell William Maxwell [not available] Statement of "sufferings and losses in the Cause of American Liberty." Maxwell, originally from Rhode Island lived in Nova Scotia, but moved from the British Province due to his patriotism.
February 12, 1797 Request for Monies Due Ebenezer Wood for Services in the American War William Keteltas William Simmons Keteltas submits Ebenezer Wood's claim for money due him for serving the American War. Among his claims are request for compensation for his horse, fulfillment of a bounty, and proportion of captured booty.
April 25, 1786 Estimate of supplies for the First American Regiment Quartermaster General's Department [not available] From Quartermaster General's Dept. and Commissary of Military Stores Dept. Account Book. Estimate for procuring articles to supply the First (1st) American Regiment with the required numbers of each article
January 19, 1795 Massapanashiwiske or the Bad Bird's reply to the Commander in Chiefs speech the 19th of Jany. Massapanashiwiske [not available] Response from the Four Nations from Michilemackinac Michigan. Message of peace, plans to meet again at the Miami villages to discuss peace again. Requests the help of the interpreter to take the good news of peace to other villages.
August 28, 1798 Notification of and Comments on French Raising of Embargo on American Ships Joseph Fenwick Timothy Pickering Forwards the U.S. Consul-General at Paris' letter informing of the French Directory's decision to raise the embargo on American ships. Comments on how this will affect American ships now detained in French ports, and other ships bound for France.
April 9, 1788 Receipt for American Magazine subscription Noah Webster Samuel Hodgdon Receipt for Hodgdon's subscription to the American Magazine, costing him two shillings.
January 3, 1789 Sayre solicits naval appointment from Knox Stephen Sayre Henry Knox Letter, discusses appointment re American Navy.
August 16, 1793 European Privateers Outfitted in America to Be Barred from Ports; List of Known Offending Ships Henry Knox Samuel Huntington Notes that the federal government has tried in vain to outlaw the practice of European nations outfitting privateers in American ports, and passes down a firmer strategy to preserve American neutrality: no cruisers or privateers originally outfitted in American ports will have no asylum in those ports. Authorizes Huntington to see to causing any such ships to leave, by force if necessary. Also...
March 7, 1800 [John Starr Depostion fav.r of John McGowan] John Starr [not available] Certified residency of John McGowan and his service with American troops in fighting against British during American Revolution. His subsequent losses described.