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Date Title Author Recipient Summary
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.
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 14, 1793 Meeting with Friendly Tribes at Vincennes Rufus Putnam Henry Knox Putnam descirbes his meeting with friendly tribes at Vincennes where the Indians were given clothing, blankets, and ornaments to confirm the friendship of the American government.
August 24, 1798 Maintaints Defensive Action with France; Interaction of Martin and Peckin James Ash James McHenry Refers to an earlier request for a copy of the American Encyclopedia. Refers to judicious determination to maintain defensive position with regards to France. Fears threat of a civil war which would undo all theory of union of country and government. Writes of interaction between Mr. Martin and Mr. Peckin, a Native American printer, contrasting the two as Christian democracy vs. anarchy. Speaks...
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.
March 30, 1792 Assertions of Mr. Bowles Are False George Hammond Thomas Jefferson George Hammond assures Jefferson that the British have done nothing to encourage or supply William Bowles in his attempts to unify and enflame the southern Indians.
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.
August 4, 1798 Recommendation of Major Landon Henry Van Schaack Alexander Hamilton Van Schaak recommends Major Landon for admission into the provisional army.
June 27, 1794 Ammunition Needed for the Fourth of July Celebration Henry Knox Samuel Hodgdon Knox directs Hodgdon to comply with General Proctor's request for ammunition to be used in the celebration of the Fourth of July.
August 20, 1793 Request for Cases Henry Knox Governor Josiah Bartlett Governor requests that all future cases be brought before judicial tribunal instead of the federal government pursuing cases.
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.
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.
June 13, 1792 Depredations by Bowles' White Wretches James Seagrove Governor Quesada Seagrove advises Gov. Quesada that any depredations by the Creek Indians against the Spanish were probably instigated by white associates of William Bowles. Seagrove assures Quesada that he will transmit to him any information that might be useful to the Spanish government.
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.
August 18, 1794 Illicit French Privateers Flouting U.S. Authority to Be Stripped of Military Equipment If Entering U.S. Ports Again Alexander Hamilton Samuel Huntington Explains that the government has suffered much embarrassment from illicit French privateers running from one American port to the next, effectively getting the asylum that was to be denied to them because of their illegality. Transmits the president's new order, that all these privateers be informed that if they enter American ports again they will be stripped of all their military equipment;...
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
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.
April 8, 1799 Calling the Paymaster to the Seat of Government Alexander Hamilton James McHenry "The Commander in Chief having approved the idea of calling the Paymaster to the Seat of Government, I send you, enclosed by his direction, an order for him repair to the Seat of Government."
September 12, 1797 John Caldwell's Application for the Office of Treasurer of the Mint Timothy Pickering James McHenry Pickering assesses the qualifications of John Caldwell for the office of Tresurer of the Mint. His application is complicated by the fact that he is McHenry's brother-in-law and Pickering wonders if it would not be prudent to select another qualified candidate.