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Date Title Author Recipient Summary
February 12, 1799 Vocabulary & Grammar of the Chippewa Language for Dr. Barton [not available] Samuel Hodgdon Dr. Brown laments that he hasn't heard from Hodgdon and talks of having the best vocabulary & language of the Chippewa Indians on Earth. Due to hard service in the dismal swamp, his health has suffered.
January 13, 1800 Modern Printed Transcription of Letter/Document, Timothy Pickering to John Adams Timothy Pickering John Adams Notification that Pickering, Wolcott, McHenry, and Stoddert considered letter from Randolf by the President's advice and believed it contained "contemptuous language " that "require[d] censure". Believed that if this was not addressed it would establish a poor precedent.
October 25, 1785 Pierce urges plain language from Dunscomb John Pierce A.W. Dunscomb Andrew Dunscomb, Commissioner of Virginia Accounts, has submitted letters before Congress. John Pierce, Commissioner of Army Accounts, urges Andrew Dunscomb to write more plainly in any future correspondance with Congress.
December 3, 1797 Diplomatic relations with Portugal and Spain James McHenry William Loughton Smith McHenry congratulates Smith - U.S. ambassador to Portugal - for beginning to master the Portuguese language, stressing that fluency is integral to diplomatic relations. With respect to Spain, McHenry argues that Spain has more to dread from war with the United States than the U.S. does, and suggests that Smith keep that in mind in diplomacy.
August 16, 1792 Copy: Attack on Fort Hamilton James Wilkinson Henry Knox Description of an attack on Fort Hamilton by Indians. After repelling the attack, some troops set out after them. Wilkinson has hired spies to infiltrate the belligerents' community.
July 19, 1798 Report on the conduct of Lieutenant Smith Thomas Lewis James McHenry Reports that Lieutenant Campbell Smith for "villainous conduct and mutinous disposition" for declaring the Secretary of War and other officers of state to be a "set of damned eternal rascals" in his presence at Pittsburgh.
August 19, 1791 Mitchell sends copy of Machiavelli to Knox Sam Mitchell Henry Knox Letter, discusses Machiavelli's Art of War.
October 14, 1795 Draft Letter [not available] [not available] Letter, discusses the powers of the commissioners appointed to examine cases of loss and damage due to illeagle capture or conedmnation of vessels under Treaty of Peace.
March 6, 1791 Alarm on the Frontier Isaac Craig Henry Knox Major Craig warms of hostile Indians marauding in the region surrounding Fort Pitt. In one incident, three men and one woman were killed by Indians who called to them in English.
February 20, 1799 Statement Regarding the Confrontation between Vance and Simmons John Abbot [not available] Abbot, a clerk in the Accountant's office, gives his formal statement regarding tthe confrontation between Capt. Vance and William Simmons, in which Vance accused Simmons of being a rascal.
February 15, 1794 [PRIVATE] Meeting with King and Jay George Washington Henry Knox Discusses offensive correspondence and possibility of meeting with King and Jay to discuss its contents.
January 1, 1795 Presidential Support and charges against General Wayne James Wilkinson Henry Knox Use of flowery language to discuss court of inquiry and charges against General Anthony Wayne.
January 5, 1795 Payment Request, Translated from French Peter A. Dransy John Stagg Dransy requests $300 payment for allowance. His request was translated from French by Mr. Pourcheresse.
September 3, 1798 General Smith's Conversation James McHenry James A. Bayard Apparently General Smith, sitting at the President's table, stated that he wished that our envoys had given the French the money they demanded but General Smith denies the charge. Since Bayard was at the President's party, McHenry wants to know what he heard while General Smith was expressing his sentiments to several gentlemen.
August 4, 1798 News from Lisbon William Loughton Smith Timothy Pickering Smith, American Minister to Portugal, reports to the Secretary of State on the news from Lisbon, especially that which relates to the ongoing quasi-war with France.
May 15, 1787 We Are For Peace Speaker of the Seneca Tribes Unknown Recipient A spokesman for the Seneca tribes expresses his desire for peace which requires the Headmen of both the Indians and Whites to control the hostile actions of their young men.
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.
March 12, 1793 Who should join the Commissioners at Sandusky? Henry Knox George Washington Knox seeks the President's acquiescence to the Indians' request to have several Quakers accompany the Commissioners to the treaty at Sandusky. Knox also recommends that a Moravian named John Heckewelder join the Commissioners because of his knowledge of the Indians' language and customs.
January 7, 1784 Settlement of Pay Account James Fairlie John Pierce Discusses settlement of accounts. requests advance of notes to the amount of his commutation per resolution of Congress.
March 20, 1792 Grow Up and Then We'll Kill You! Elijah Robertson William Blount Colonel Elijah Robertson describes for Governor Blount the Indian raids on two frontier families in which all but two small children were killed.
May 1796 Seditous Activities in Western Counties James McHenry Arthur St. Clair Discussed intelligence on people seeking to coerce residents of Western counties to secede from the Union to form a separate foreign power. Gives physical descriptions of each man believed to be involved in seditious activities, advised capture and imprisonment.
June 10, 1797 Controversy Relative to Providing Quarters for Doctor Lynch & His Family Donald G. Mitchell James McHenry Mitchell explains in exhaustive detail the reasons for his delay in providing quarters for Doctor Lynch who apparently had complained to McHenry about the delay,.
May 29, 1800 Letter to the next Secretary of War James McHenry Samuel Dexter Letter from James McHenry, former Secretary of War, to his successor. McHenry details the state of the Department and points out what needs immediate action. He discusses the state of Indian affairs, the need for a military academy, the establishment of a factory for small arms near Harper's Ferry, and other matters.
September 9, 1797 News from the American Minister to Portugal William Loughton Smith Timothy Pickering Smith describes his experiences as Minister to Portugal with particular emphasis on the ceremony in which he was presented to the Prince.
May 18, 1793 I am a Keeper of Bedlam Alexander McGillivray James Seagrove Creek chief McGillivray laments that the sinister machinations of the Spaniards, British, and Bowles and his partisans in tampering with the Indians has rendered the situation on the southwestern frontier a Bedlam of distractions.