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January 5, 1789 Capricious conduct of Indians; need to avoid war; assembly of congress Henry Knox Arthur St. Clair Notes that capricious conduct of Indians must give great anxiety. Is persuaded that St. Clair will do everything on his part to avoid a war. There is a greater prospect that Congress of seven states assembling. Improbable that congress of nine states will be convened under present confederation.
September 24, 1785 Secretary at War Unable to Foster the Art of War Henry Knox Ebenezer Huntington Henry Knox, Secretary at War, informs Major General Ebenezer Huntington that "the Confederation directs that each state must provide themselves with warlike apparatices." As such, Knox has no authority to allocate public stores [artillery] for state usage. Knox laments his inability to "foster the knowledge of the art of war."
January 5, 1789 Capricious Conduct of Indians, Etc . Henry Knox Arthur St. Clair Notes that capricious conduct of Indians must give great anxiety. Is persuaded that St. Clair will do everything on his part to avoid a war. There is a greater prospect that Congress of seven states assembling. Improbable that congress of nine states will be convened under present confederation. [n/a]
July 28, 1789 New Commissioners to Negotiate Peace with the Southern Tribes Henry Knox George Washington Knox informs the President that the commissioners report that the Creeks are favorably inclined to enter into a peace treaty with the United States. These commissioners, however, were previously appointed by the states of South Carolina and Georgia and were acting under the resolves of the Confederation Congress. Therefore, Knox points out that these commissioners' authority expired with the...
November 26, 1800 Election and Retirement Oliver Wolcott, Jr. James McHenry Rule mentioned by McHenry was enacted under the Confederation and Wolcott believed it was no longer in practice under the present government. Requested that Hamilton refrain from writing any more on politics. Wolcott certain that if Jefferson was elected, Marshall would retire due to difference in opinion. Pamphlet McHenry sent to Wolcott was not written by General L., and is a forgery. ...
October 3, 1787 Resolved: To Maintain a Force of 700 Troops on the Frontier Congress of the United States [not available] The Confederation Congress resolves to maintain a sizeable military presence on the frontier to protect the settlers on public lands from Indian depredations and to facilitate the surveying and selling of said lands. Four States are asked to raise the necessary numbers of troops.
April 3, 1792 Orders to Negotiate with Confederacy of Indians Henry Knox Alexander Trueman Orders to collaborate with Wilkinson on mission to Miami village to deliver speech written to inspire fear in the hostile Indians. Confederation of Indians believed to be extensive, Knox advised patience in negotiations for peace.
February 18, 1791 View of the Present State of the Military Force of the United States Henry Knox [not available] Henry Knox provides an analysis of the United States' military force, detailing the number of troops provided by each state and the number of troops needed.
June 18, 1793 Letter from the Secretary at War to the Governor of Rhode Island Henry Knox Arthur Fenner Letter, discusses the governor's request for brass field pieces; mentions militia; discusses supply of ordnance and military stores; discusses state governments.
July 27, 1793 Speech of the General Council to the Commissioners Deputies of the Confederation of Indian Nations Federal Commissioners Treaty at Sandusky Speech of the Deputies of the Confederate Indian Nations, assembled at the Rapids of the Miami River, to the Commissioners of the United States.
May 11, 1791 Treating with the Six Nations Henry Knox George Clinton Knox discusses treating with the Six Nations and State government and laws respecting Indian affairs. He alludes to the planned embassy to the Western Indians.
March 16, 1784 Resolutions of Congress and Pierce's business John Pierce Thomas Mifflin Discusses two resolutions of Congress and their bearing on Pierce's business.
December 13, 1790 Reply of President Washington to Congress George Washington Congress of the United States Washington acknowledges the sentiments of Congress in their address. Looks forward to happiest consequences from deliberations during present session.
March 1, 1784 Virginia: Cession of Western Land Claims. General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Virginia [not available] Virginia Cession of Western Land Claims in the Ohio Territory based on Act of Congress which recommended to the several states having claims to waste and unappropriated lands in the Western Country a liberal cession to the United States of a portion of respective claims for the common benefit of the Union.
February 13, 1799 Report for Congress Samuel Hodgdon Joseph Williams Recognizes need for a more detailed account for Congress and the Secretary of War, who wishes Hodgdon to view all public accounts. Will present a report to Congress.
December 31, 1789 Major Shaw recommends an applicant to Knox Samuel Shaw Henry Knox Letter, recommends applicant to Revenue department.
January 14, 1790 Reply to Speech of Congress George Washington United States Senate Expression of thanks for address from Congress. Relying on the continuance of Congress' exertions for the public good, anticipates salutary effects of prudent and upright counsels.
August 14, 1793 Speech to the Chiefs & Warriors of the Indian Nations Commissioners of the United States Deputies of the Confederation of Indian Nations Speech to the Chiefs and Warriors of the Indian Nations assembled at the foot of the Rapids of the Miami River respecting how the United States could not make the Ohio River the boundary line between the Indian Nations and the United States.
February 12, 1784 Officer's Pay Edward Antill John Pierce Antill requests to be paid subsistence due him by act of Congress.
May 2, 1788 Report of the Secretary at War: Indian Affairs north of Ohio River Henry Knox [not available] Report of the Secretary of War re Indian Affairs. Notes that the confederation of tribes, to oppose settlement of lands north of Ohio River is important subject. Discusses White encroachment. Indians will only accede to outright purchases of land. Attempts to claim lands by conquest will require constant employment of troops. The principle of waging war for an object which may be obtained by...
May 7, 1784 Not authorized by Congress John Pierce Minister of France John Pierce sends a letter to the Minister of France informing him that he is not authorized by Congress to grant half pay to Mr. McHenry.
November 25, 1794 Military Forces in 1794 George Washington [not available] Addressed to Congress with mention of enclosed document from Sec. of War.
March 24, 1784 Returns Mandated by Congress Samuel Hodgdon Timothy Pickering Discusses returns (probably of stores) mandated by Congress.
April 29, 1784 To be brought before Congress Hezekiah Wetmore John Pierce Discusses a matter he wishes brought before Congress.
March 2, 1796 Letter to the President of Congress John Pierce John Hancock The Commissioner of Army Accounts and Paymaster General writes John Hancock - the President of Congress - on the subject of officers in the Continental Army.