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Date Title Author Recipient Summary
March 13, 1791 State of the Creek Nation James Casey Henry Knox Comprehensive treatment of every aspect of the culture and lives of the Creek Nation of Indians in 1790-1791. Includes transcript of a journal. 132 page document.
October 8, 1798 Muster and pay rolls received William Simmons William R. Boote Informs Ensign Boote that the Accountant's Office has received his letter enclosing muster and pay rolls of his recruits. Also discusses the marriage certificate of Thomas Hill.
October 25, 1797 On Family Matters, and Appointment to the Legation to Berlin (Copy 2) John Adams John Quincy Adams Adams mentions that he has only learned of his son's marriage through newspapers, but nonetheless wishes him and his bride a happy life together. Expresses surprise at Quincy's being "less than pleased" with his posting to Berlin [as part of the Legation to Prussia], and lists reasons why he should be enjoying it. Tries to ease any fears Quincy might have of nepotism from his father. Mentions...
December 22, 1799 Funeral Honors for our Departed Chief Alexander Hamilton William MacPherson Hamilton is sending a copy of an order to Macpherson, who is in charge of the ceremonies, regarding the funeral honors to be paid in Philadelphia to George Washington.
July 4, 1785 Appointment as Officer of the Day Joseph Carleton Nicholas Fish Request to order officer and men to parade and fire salutes in honor of July 4th (Independence Day). Appointed Fish as Officer of the Day who will preside over the days celebrations and ceremonies.
December 21, 1799 The President's Orders regarding the Death of George Washington James McHenry Alexander Hamilton McHenry forwards though Hamilton the President's orders regarding the funeral ceremonies that will commemorate the death of General George Washington.
May 31, 1800 Visit of Gen. Hunter & the Duke of Kent Alexander Hamilton John Jacob Rivardi Since we live in jealous times a visit from General Hunter and the Duke of Kent is not to be encouraged, but if they do visit, they should be accorded the same ceremonies as would be observed toward similar characters in our own country.
March 24, 1784 War office salaries John Pierce Philip Audebert Discusses the salary of the gentlemen in the war office. Also discusses family matters.
October 25, 1797 On Family Matters, and Appointment to the Legation to Berlin John Adams John Quincy Adams Adams mentions that he has only learned of his son's marriage through newspapers, but nonetheless wishes him and his bride a happy life together. Expresses surprise at Quincy's being "less than pleased" with his posting to Berlin [as part of the Legation to Prussia], and lists reasons why he should be enjoying it. Tries to ease any fears Quincy might have of nepotism from his father. Mentions...
January 28, 1799 Letter to the Superintendent of Military Stores Caleb Swan Samuel Hodgdon Letter, discusses the marriage of Governor Sargent; mentions that Madame Wilkinson has departed to join the General at Headquarters; mentions that the legislative body for the territory has convened.
September 4, 1788 The Practice of Slavery, Etc. Benjamin Lincoln Henry Knox Among other subjects, Lincoln addresses the institution of slavery of which he disapproves ,but his esteem for Washington forces him to accept the general's need for forced labor.
December 22, 1796 Abolition of This Species of Servitude, Etc. Joseph Whipple George Washington Whipple discusses his efforts, at the direction of Mr. Wolcott, to restore to Mrs. Washington her escaped servant. He notes that many servants have escaped from the southward into Massachusetts which is injurious to many valuable estates in that region. For the good of society and individual interests, he wishes that some means be adopted of a public nature to prevent the growing contemplation of...
May 22, 1784 Meeting at Niagara [not available] [not available] Minutes of a meeting, held at Niagara, between officers of the 8th and 34th Regiments and the Chiefs and warriors of the Mississaga Indians.
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.
November 15, 1799 Winter Billeting of Troops, Etc. Isaac Craig Samuel Hodgdon Major Craig discusses winter billeting of troops and clothing shipments with Samuel Hodgdon. Mentions the recent marriage of Captain Lyman to Susana Reese, sister of Thomas Reese.
February 26, 1800 Report from the Constitution at Sea Robert W. Hamilton Alexander Hamilton Robert Hamilton reports that they have little prospect of taking more prize money since they have not seen the three French frigates that they expected to encounter although the Boston Frigate has captured a large French Merchantman laden with coffee. Robert conveys some news of his siblings.
[not available] Speech to the Chiefs Sachems and Warriors at Buffalo Creek Israel Chapin Jr Chiefs, Sachems and Warriors at Buffaloe Creek Mr. Parrish is at Cayuga. Chapin had sent a speech by Mr. Ransome to the Seneca along with whiskey to commemorate the death of Fish Carrier. Chapin wants to arrange a time and place to meet the Indians to distribute clothing as well as pass along the money owed them by Mr. Phelps. The Company making a settlement on Lake Erie will arrive soon, they are to meet with the Indians.
December 29, 1800 Allowances of Land Recommended for Refugees Oliver Wolcott, Jr. Senate of the United States Wolcott, Dexter, and Steele respond favorably to the claims of refugees Francis Carean, Martha Bogart, Abraham Bogart, and Daniel Tucker with recommendations for allowances of parcels of land.
December 29, 1800 Claims of Certain Canadian Refugees Samuel Dexter Thomas Jefferson "I have the honor to enclose to you a Report on the claims of certain Canadian refugees, under the Act of the 7th of April 1798."
December 29, 1800 Claims of Canadian Refugees Oliver Wolcott, Jr. Congress of the United States Pursuant to the "Act for the Relief of Refugees from the Canadian Provinces of Canada and Nova Scotia," claims are submitted for Francis Cozeau, late of the city of Montreal, and Martha Bogart, wife of Abraham Bogart and before him of Samuel Tucker, formerly an officer in the service of His Britannic Majesty.
July 14, 1797 Pessimism over Public Affairs William Vans Murray James McHenry Letter, discusses foreign affairs; discusses French military.
May 22, 1797 [General Orders] James Wilkinson [not available] Directs compliance with regulations designed to make practices uniform through hierarchy of necessity.
June 21, 1790 Seven Years Half Pay for Widows and Children of Officers who Died in Service Henry Knox [not available] Report on the right to seven years half pay, in response to a petition of the children of the late Lieutenant John Harris, the late Captain Robert Lewis, the late Doctor David Gould and also of Hannah Douglas the widow of the late William Douglas. Discusses each individual petition, requiring sufficient evidence of each that the deceased was in the service of the United States at the time of...
May 2, 1791 A Report on Travels Through the Creek Country, 1791 Caleb Swan [not available] Document, report describes the Creek country, people, culture, and government. Refers to horse theft and trials.