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Date Title Author Recipient Summary
1796 Formal peace between Britain and France James McHenry [not available] Discussion of peace between Britain and France and its impact on Detroit, American troops, and various goods.
January 26, 1789 Regarding land purchases; geographical information; the imminent death of the King of Great Britain Tench Coxe Thomas Mifflin Discusses land purchases in New York, Massachusetts and Pennsylvania from Indians and reports on the imminent death of the King of Great Britain from a dropsical disease. Suggests that a change of kings will result in increased public debt.
December 22, 1794 Restoration of British Intercourse with France Samuel Bayard Samuel Hodgdon Samuel Bayard notes that he has been unable to retrieve Hodgdon's papers due to the interruption of communications between Britain and France. If intercourse between those two countries is restored he will take the necessary measures for getting the papers into his hands. In the meantime nothing is lost since the value of American property will surely rise once the treaty between Britain and the...
February 28, 1787 To the Chiefs and Warriors of the Six Nations Major General Richard Butler Chiefs & Warriors of the Six Nations Speech alludes to transmission of items to Congress, recommendations of peace, and advised Indians to maintain control over their people to prevent hostilities against white settlers.
1799 Discussion of Affairs with France James McHenry John Adams Mentions the spectacle of war as compared to a quiet submission. Speaks of affairs with France and a treaty with Great Britain.
April 29, 1797 Detailed Response to Several Inquiries from Adams Regarding Relations with France James McHenry John Adams Renders suggestions to the president, answering questions posed in a letter from Adams to McHenry on April 14, 1797. Subjects addressed include: when affronts from one state to another become intolerable (the possibility of war with France being particularly addressed in detail); asking France if it wishes for any special consideration which Britain currently receives from the U.S. that France...
February 10, 1801 Certification of payment; Thomas Pinckney, Esquire, Minister Plenipotentiary to Great Britain, for books and mathematical instruments William Simmons Samuel Dexter Certification of payment; $34 to Thomas Pinckney, Esquire, Minister Plenipotentiary to Great Britain, for books and mathematical instruments.
July 21, 1795 Pickering discusses public opinion with Knox Timothy Pickering Henry Knox Letter, discusses public opinion re treaty with Great Britain.
July 12, 1791 Avoid an Open Rupture with Great Britain Henry Knox Richard Butler Even though Thomas Rhea alleges British complicty with the hostile Indians, Knox warns against antagonizing the British at a time when the campaign against the Indians is at hand.
September 4, 1790 Knox comments on Sayre's proposal to the President Henry Knox Stephen Sayre Letter, discusses Sayre's plan; mentions expectations of war between Great Britain and Spain.
December 1, 1795 [Duplicate] Request for Permission to Sell Arms Timothy Pickering Rufus King Request to procure permit to sell arms in Great Britain.
June 17, 1795 Treaty Negotiations with Western Indians and Great Britain Timothy Pickering Anthony Wayne Enclosed list of promotions and appointments, some commissions were withheld b/c Pickering did not know the rank of the officers. As soon as rank is determined, Pickering requested Wayne transmit it to the War Office. Noted Senate was in session to ratify the treaty with Great Britain negotiated by Mr. Jay. Hoped treaty with Western Indians would conclude soon so as to secure their alliance...
May 7, 1799 Updates on Negative Status of Northwest Territory David Strong Alexander Hamilton Supplies of ammunition and hospital stores low and no response to multiple communications to Secretary of War on the subject. Strong noted discontent held by Indians who he believed were planning an attack on the United States and Great Britain.
August 1, 1795 Town Meetings Against Treaty with Great Britain Timothy Pickering Anthony Wayne Write on "present state of political affairs" in reference to the treaty negotiated with Great Britain by Mr. Jay. Jacobins oppose treaty and side with France. Pickering believed main goal of British was to have U.S. surrender posts on frontier. Fear of rising number of town meetings across country to discuss the treaty.
August 15, 1795 Treaty with Great Britain Timothy Pickering Anthony Wayne Ratification of treaty with Great Britain was postponed unexpectedly but Mr. Hammond recently made a "memorial" stating the Presidents decision to ratify the treaty agreeable to the Senate and that Mr. Hammond will convey the news to England. Only problem with treaty was suspension of trade with British West India Islands. Hopes the ratification of the treaty will positively influence treaty...
April 18, 1793 Questions Regarding the War Between France & Great Britain George Washington Alexander Hamilton The President poses a number of questions to his cabinet and Attorney General regarding the stance of the United States with respect to the ongoing conflict between France and Great Britain. Should the U. S. declare its neutrality while still receiving a Minister from France? Are the treaties previously made with France applicable to the current situation? Etc.
July 17, 1795 Supply of Troops and Treaty with Great Britain Timothy Pickering Anthony Wayne Hats that arrived for troops are of inferior quality than those contracted for, but necessity compelled Pickering to accept them. Due to the inferior quality, the hats were sold to the officers at half price and the hat are only expected to last half a year. Mentioned improper and mischievous accumulation of clothing. Discussed dissention pertaining to treaty with Great Britain.
October 20, 1799 British Conduct; William Augustus Bowles Benjamin Hawkins James McHenry Hawkins disturbed by British conduct. Notes that by sending Bowles into the U.S. to meet with Indians, Great Britain is complicit in disturbing peace of the nation.
November 7, 1788 William Coade's pay C. Richmond Joseph Howell Relating to William Coade's pay, White will bring the books of the First Maryland Regiment.
September 23, 1790 Intelligence Report on Relations between Spain and Britain Henry Knox George Washington Letter, mentions war averted between Great Britain and Spain. Newspapers confirm intelligence.
July 21, 1791 Supplies and Indian Relations Henry Knox Major General Richard Butler Troops arrived, ready to march, supply of materials discussed. British urging war between Indians and United States.
March 27, 1796 Dissenting opinion on the subject of the Jay Treaty John Steele James McHenry John Steele writes to McHenry that he disagrees with the administration's view of the Jay Treaty, arguing that the federal government had agreed to stay neutral in the conflict between Britain and France and was now violating that neutrality. Steele takes particular offense with the treaty's terms that America must comply with Britain's anti-French maritime policy. Steele also believes that...
March 21, 1792 Instructions to General St. Clair Henry Knox Arthur St. Clair Post near the Miami Village is an intimidation tactic against aggression by Indians. Knox presumed the post would be a source of jealousy for British officers in neighboring territory, advised against military engagement with Great Britain.
September 16, 1799 On the sudden changes in France James McHenry William S. Dana Mentions the sudden changes in France, the success of the Allied Powers, and an approach toward the restoration of the monarchy, and how this might change the President's strategy and induce him to suspend the mission. Stresses the necessity in avoiding conflict with Britain.
July 27, 1794 Mounted Volunteers of Kentucky Anthony Wayne Henry Knox Letter to the Secretary of War; encloses copies of General Scott's letter and the return of the Kentucky Mounted Volunteers. Discusses conflict and potential war with Britain.