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March 10, 1794 Kentucky expedition against Spanish territory [not available] Unknown Recipient Cabinet meeting concerning expeditions being prepared in Kentucky to invade Spanish territory to the West. A proclamation will be issued to Governor Isaac Shelby against the expedition. Secretary of State Edmund Randolph dissented.
February 14, 1791 Claims of Major Woodson Joseph Howell Edmund Randolph Informs the Attorney General that Major Tarlton Woodson did not make any claims to the last commissioner John Pierce.
August 24, 1793 Sketches of Notes for the President Thomas Jefferson Alexander Hamilton Jefferson submits to the other Cabinet members and the Attorney General some notes intended for the President which he took from memory and asks them to add to them from their own memories, particularly as regards the final conclusion as to the express-vessel.
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...
July 1, 1794 Regarding the British ship "Pilgrim" Edmund Randolph [not available] Secretary of State Randolph submits to Washington's Cabinet an enclosed letter from Zebulon Hollingsworth, the attorney of the United States for the district of Maryland, regarding the case of the British vessel Pilgrim, determined to be captured on the coast.
February 21, 1794 Claims of Invalids Henry Knox House of Representatives Secretary Knox took measures to obtain adjudication by Supreme Court on the validity of claims by invalids. The attempt was unsuccessful, as will appear in Report of Attorney General. Message delivered to House of Representatives and Senate. At stake were claims of widows and orphans.
June 1, 1793 Opinions Regarding Sending an Agent to the Choctaw Nation. Thomas Jefferson [not available] The cabinet members and Attorney General provide their opinions on sending an agent to the Choctaw Nation to solicit Choctaw support of the Chickasaws in their war against the Creeks. Jefferson and Knox support that action while Randolph fears Spanish support of the Creeks and Hamilton favors American mediation of the conflict between the Creeks and Chickasaws.
January 2, 1795 Cost and Construction, Errors Alexander Hamilton Timothy Pickering "This letter is essentially the same as that which Hamilton wrote to Edmund Randolph on the same date." [letter to Randolph is cataloged here] Enclosed letters from Hamilton to Collector of Charlestown and another from the comptroller to the Collector on the subject of construction and arming of vessels. Fears "much mischief has ensued from this construction" which will end up costing the...
February 24, 1793 The President Requests a Meeting George Washington Alexander Hamilton The President requests a meeting with the cabinet heads and the Attorney General to discuss the contents of an unidentified note and to lay before them communications received from General Hull respecting relations with the northwestern Indians.
February 25, 1793 Paying Our Debt to France Thomas Jefferson George Washington In response to the request of the President to assess the application to redress the debt to France in an amount equivalent to three million livres, Jefferson, Knox, and Randolph favor providing the whole amount. Hamilton argues that the sum should not exceed $318,000 because of the effect of depreciation.
January 2, 1794 Letter from the new Secretary of State Edmund Randolph Alexander Hamilton Edmund Randolph, having just taken his oath of office as Secretary of State, writes Alexander Hamilton and Henry Knox, also in Washington's cabinet. Randolph replaced Jefferson, who openly disagreed with Hamilton while Secretary of State, so Randolph promises to largely keep his own opinions to himself.
January 28, 1794 Dispatches of Gouverneur Morris Alexander Hamilton Unknown Recipient Cabinet meeting concerning the resolution of the Senate calling for the correspondences between Gouveneur Morris and Edmund Randolph. Morris was U.S. ambassador to France and Randolph was Secretary of State. Knox intimated that no part of the correspondence should be sent to the Senate; Randolph intimated that parts of the correspondence which President Washington thinks "improper" should not be...
November 22, 1790 Claims Respecting the Invention of a Steam Boat John Fitch Thomas Jefferson Fitch petitions Jefferson, Knox, and Randolph to order that all claims, arguments, and proofs respecting the invention of a steam boat made by him or any competitor should be committed to writing and submitted to them.
April 29, 1793 Your Care of Our Safety Henry Knox Commissioners for Indian Affairs in the Northern Department Knox instructs the Commissioners to write a letter to Major General Wayne if they are unable to negotiate a treaty with the hostile Indians to express their thanks for ensuring their safety during the treaty talks.
November 24, 1793 Opinion Respecting the Proceedings Against Ensign Morgan Edmund Randolph George Washington Attorney General Randolph gives his opinion that the President does not have the authority to review dismissals of officers resutling from a court martial. The regulations related to court martials are discussed in detail.
September 11, 1794 Protecting a Spanish commissioner Alexander Hamilton Edmund Randolph Secretary Hamilton writes Edmund Randolph, Secretary of State, stating that Josef de Jaudenes, Spanish commissioner to the United States, must be protected as all foreign ministers are.
December 30, 1794 Conversation with French Minister Edmund Randolph Alexander Hamilton Secretary of State Edmund Randolph mentions French Minister Jean Antoine Joseph Fauchet, and the latter's request for the right to arm merchant vessels for the purpose of defending them and their cargoes.
June 30, 1794 Right of Neutral Navigation Edmund Randolph Alexander Hamilton Randolph notifes Hamilton, Knox, and Bradford that Denmark and Sweden have acknowledged the right of neutral navigation. He wonders if it would be advantageous for the President to send a commission to Europe to ascertain whether Mr. Jay should form a concert with those two nations in the pursuit of that principal with Britain and others.
June 16, 1794 Journey to Virginia George Washington [not available] President Washington informs his cabinet that tomorrow he will commence his journey for Virginia. His absence from the seat of government will be as short as he can make it. In the interim, if an occurrence shall happen, any matter that receives unanimous opinion from the Cabinet shall be carried into effect.
July 29, 1793 Arming, & Equipping of Vessels by Belligerents in American Ports Thomas Jefferson [not available] Jefferson, Randolph, and Hamilton each describe their versions of proposed rules concerning the arming and equipping of vessels by belligerents in American ports.
August 1, 1793 Cabinet Meeting: What is to be done with Mr. Genet? Thomas Jefferson [not available] The members of the Cabinet agree that a letter should be dispatched to the French government stating the reasons for the recall of Citizen Genet.
December 18, 1786 Cited letter or document, Edmund Randolph to Henry Knox Edmund Randolph Henry Knox Letter, Citation only Cited in Knox to Randolph, 02/12/1787.
December 30, 1786 Cited letter or document, Edmund Randolph to Henry Knox Edmund Randolph Henry Knox Letter, Citation only Cited in Knox to Randolph, 02/12/1787.
June 19, 1793 Report from the Territory of the South Thomas Jefferson Henry Knox The Secretary of State has received from the Secretary of the Territory of the South a report on the activities of the territorial government to be presented to the President. There does not appear to be anything for the President to act on unless, as suggested by Mr. Smith, it should be necessary to lay before Congress the act of their legislature in 1792. Jefferson recommends consulting the...
December 14, 1795 Edmund Randolph's Printed Vindication Timothy Pickering Alexander Hamilton Pickering discusses Edmund Randolph's written vindication following his forced resignation from the office of Secretary of State. Fauchet's letter, which had allegedly exposed Randolph's disloyalty to Washington, will be translated by George Taylor although Pickering wants to see Hamilton's translation also in order to get a sense of the true meaning of the letter.