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Date Title Author Recipient Summary
July 21, 1794 Requests Shelter for shipping on Delaware River Tench Coxe Henry Knox Requests means to shelter ships at Mud Island Fort on the Delaware River. Seeks information about accommodations.
July 16, 1794 Requests Report on Damage to Winter Harbor on Delaware River Tench Coxe Henry Knox Requests report on injury to the winter harbor on the Delaware River.
December 19, 1800 Fortifications at Mud Island on Delaware River William Simmons Francis Mentges Account of expenditures on account of fortifications at Mud Island on Delaware River has been examined and admitted to the books.
May 16, 1794 Fortifications in Delaware Pierre Charles L' Enfant Henry Knox Letter from engineer Charles L'Enfant regarding his observations in the State of Delaware, on his way to Governor Joshua Clayton. Discusses fortifications and the protection of harbors.
May 23, 1793 Request for Assistance of Militia Henry Knox Henry Lee Speaking on behalf of the President, Know addressed issues on uniforms, captured ships, and detaining captured soldiers.
January 22, 1795 Arrival of "The Twins" in Connecticut Samuel Huntington Timothy Pickering Huntington refers to a letter from Pickering, and states that they have received the ship, The Twins, which has "escaped" from the Delaware River. Assures him that no action contrary to the laws of neutrality shall be taken.
December 30, 1793 Delaware River Obstructed with Ice, Etc. John Stagg Samuel Hodgdon Since the Delaware River is obstructed with ice, Hodgdon is directed to forward the clothing for the troops at Knoxville by land carriage to Andrew Nicholson, the merchant at Manchester. Instructions will be forthcoming relative to the transport from that place to Knoxville. Hodgdon is also to forward a chest of medicines, marked for Capt. Kerr's company, at present commanded by Lt. William...
January 20, 1785 Treaty at Fort Stanwix, 1785 George Rogers Clark [not available] Articles outline details of treaty between the United States and the Wyandot and Delaware Indians. Indians promise to deliver 3 chiefs until peace is restored. Tribes will come under the jurisdiction of the President of the United States, with no other sovereign. Treaty establishes boundaries and settlement land and seeks to prevent robbery. Promises distribution of goods.
March 26, 1799 Reports Clothing Shipment and Employment of Paymaster James McHenry Henry Gaither Regrets not being able to supply appropriate clothing to the troops due to the contractor unable to navigate the Delaware River. Employed Mr. Edward Wright of Maryland as paymaster in Tennessee.
May 27, 1799 Frigate United States Must Embark for Charleston from the Delaware Benjamin Stoddert [not available] Announces readiness of frigate United States, which can take a company of artillery to Charleston, but the men must embark from the Delaware.
October 5, 1799 Articles purchased for Mud Island fortifications William Simmons Samuel Hodgdon Writes that the sum of $3,425.93 has been admitted to the credit of Francis Mentges for articles purchased for the use of fortifications on Mud Island in the Delaware River.
March 16, 1793 Request for Interpreter of Shawanese and Delaware tongue Henry Knox Isaac Craig Knox asks about a man at Fort Pitt, who was an excellent interpreter of Shawanese and perhaps Delaware tongue. Hodgdon forgot his name. He serves as boat pilot on Ohio River. Knox wants to employ this man under the commissioners holding treaty at Sandusky.
July 2, 1799 Credit for fortification of Mud Island William Simmons Samuel Hodgdon Admits $3,075 to the credit of Francis Mentges for articles purchased by him for the use of fortifications on Mud Island on the Delaware River.
July 20, 1786 Report of Mr. Philip Liebert regarding intentions of the savages Philip Liebert [not available] Liebert was ordered by Major Doughty to pass through the Delaware and Shawnee towns on the Miami and at Sandusky. Shawanese not disposed to peace. The Delawares and Wyandots were more kind and friendly.
January 30, 1790 Accounts of the state of Delaware Joseph Howell Eleazer McComb The Commissioner of Army Accounts writes the Delaware Auditor concerning accounts of the state of Delaware against the United States.
August 3, 1795 Treaty with the Western Indians War Office Unknown Recipient Articles of peace proposed in a treaty between the United States and the Northwest Indian tribes; later known as the Treaty of Ghent.
September 29, 1789 Instrument of Ratification: Treaty of Fort Harmar. George Washington [not available] Treaty between United States and Wyandot, Delaware, Ottawa, Chippawa, Pattawattima, and Sac Nations at Fort Harmar by Arthur St. Clair Governor of Territory North west of Ohio River. Ratification took place at Fort Harmar on 9 January 1789.
January 14, 1799 Nomination of Men for Delaware Service James McHenry John Bowman Speaks of men offering their services to Delaware regiments. Mentions the President's responsibility to nominate men.
February 8, 1798 Certification of payments; account of Francis Mentges William Simmons James McHenry Certification that $472.69 is due Francis Mentges, agent for the fortifications existing on the lower Delaware, being disbursements made by him for the timber needed for making gun carriages, and for mounting cannon, between October 26 and November 11, 1797.
March 21, 1795 Acceptance of Peace Offering, Land Grant to the Delaware Nation Anthony Wayne Chiefs of the Delawares Acceptance of peace offering of prisoners and grant of permission for the Delaware Nation to plant the land they previously occupied in the vicinity of Grand Glaize.
March 14, 1799 Account of Francis Mentges John Steele William Simmons The account of Francis Mentges, agent for erecting fortications on Mud Island in the Delaware River, has been closed on the books of the Treasury with a balance of $4,494.11 due him. Simmons should credit Mentges with that amount on the books of his office.
July 27, 1793 Delivery of Arms to Mud Island John Stagg Samuel Hodgdon Secretary of War requests that Hodgdon deliver to General Lewis Nicolas, for the use of militia at Mud Island, Delaware River, forty stands of arms with accoutrements. Governor Mifflin accountable.
March 17, 1796 Describing Incidents of Horse Stealing and Threats of Violence Jonathan Cass James Wilkinson Major Cass is describing troubles among the Indians and the inhabitants. The Indians have stolen many horses. Some were returned as a result of imprisoning a Delaware Indian. The Indians have been threatening to take up the tommahawk, and he fears murder is not far away.
May 28, 1798 Order to Proceed from Lewis Town to Seek Out Capt. Dale on Ship Ganges and Deliver Dispatch James McHenry Garrett Holsteincamp Holsteincamp is to take his pilot boat and seek out the ship of war Ganges. He should start in the Delaware River, to the Bay, and if he does not find the ship there, head out to sea towards Long Island. When he finds the ship he must deliver the instructions to Captain Dale or the commanding officer, and receive dispatches from them to bring back to the Secretary of War.
January 14, 1790 Enclosed settled account Joseph Howell Eleazer McComb Encloses a captain's settled account with John Yeates, the late Paymaster of the Delaware Regiment.