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April 18, 1798 Concerning the political mood of the nation James Winchester James McHenry Notes that a leaked conversation on the Jay Treaty led to the defeat of a Congressman as a result of the fear that Britain was running United States foreign policy. Mentions John Henry - the Democratic-Republican Governor of Maryland - in particular.
November 11, 1799 Alarming Success of the Democratic Party in Pennsylvania Jonathan Cass Alexander Hamilton Cass informs Hamilton of his alarm at the success of the democratic, alias "disorganizing", party in the late election in Pennsylvania.
September 25, 1798 George Salmon on Maryland's Congressional Elections of 1798 George Salmon James McHenry George Salmon surveys the impending Congressional elections of 1798 in Maryland for James McHenry. Salmon notes that "party spirit rages every where and with great violence." He also says that "parties [presumably party politics] are beyond anything ever before known." According to Salmon, "the election begins next Monday and disagreeable consequences may be expected" in Maryland. Salmon calls...
April 14, 1794 Remonstrance of the Democratic Society Edmund Randolph [not available] The Secretary of State informs Washington's Cabinet that the President thinks it improper that the petition of the "Democratic Society of the Count of Washington, in Pennsylvania" is inadmissible, since it is a body whose constitution is not known by law. The Democratic Society petitioned for the undisturbed navigation of the Mississippi River, which they deemed inseparable from prosperity.
June 24, 1796 Concerning bounty lands and certificates William Vans Murray James McHenry Murray again requests that McHenry answer a question from one of his constituents concerning bounty lands and certificates, particularly their value. The author also reports on his wife's improved health and expresses indignation at the emerging Democratic-Republicans. Murray concludes by announcing his consideration of retirement from public life.
September 16, 1799 Democratic rage that we have had to encounter... William C. Bentley Alexander Hamilton "I have this day forwarded to the proper officer a return of my regiment up to the 1st day of this month--the number returned is only 133. I lament that our success has not been greater but you may be assured that no blame ought to be ascribed to the recruiting officers, they have been incessant in their labors. It is not easily to conceive the Democratic rage that we have had to encounter. But...
May 22, 1799 Requesting the right to recommend officers John Taylor Gilman James McHenry Expresses offense that New Hampshire Senators John Langdon and Samuel Livermore have not sought after the opinions of himself - the Governor of New Hampshire - for officer recommendations in the Provisional Army. Argues that Langdon (Democratic-Republican), in particular, is politically motivated and opposed to him and the federal administration. Says that he has had a difficult time preventing...
May 26, 1799 Growing opposition to the Federalist Party Theodore Sedgwick James McHenry Sedgwick expresses concern of the growing opposition to the Federalist Party, spurred in part by the regular pay of officers in the Provisional Army before they performed any actual services.
May 23, 1800 "Democratic Influence" in Government Isaac Craig Samuel Hodgdon Due to the military reductions that were occasioned by a new "democratic influence" in government, Major Craig offers sympathies to Samuel Hodgdon for being removed from office. Craig also expresses regret that Colonel Pickering was among those fired. Craig is referring to the ascension of Thomas Jefferson into the White House, along with the Democratic-Republicans in Congress - the opposition...
August 3, 1793 British Ship claimed as prize Henry Knox George Clinton Letter, discusses policy toward the British ship 'Republican' claimed as a prize by the French in the port of New York.
January 5, 1798 Concerning domestic opposition in the United States James McHenry Robert Craig Discusses the domestic situation in the U.S., where he says the opposition has been viciously opposing the government and possibly inciting insurrection or a foreign invasion.
December 7, 1797 Stop the Holy Insurrection, Etc. David McMechin James McHenry McMechin discusses regional politics and reports the results of the election. Mr. Henry's election as governor leaves a Senate seat vacant. He speaks of those who are rallying around Mr. Jefferson and feels it is imperative to stop what appears to be a "holy insurrection."
December 22, 1796 Regarding Timber & Cannon for Frigates; Discussion of Politics Captain Samuel Nicholson Josiah Fox Letter, encloses statement of timber at Boston yard; discusses iron work for Frigate; discusses supply of live oak timber; mentions cannon for Frigates; mentions Thanksgiving; alludes to Republican party; alludes to Jeffersonians; asks for information re cannons for Frigate.
February 19, 1800 Problems with Democratic Systems Alexander Hamilton James McHenry General Hamilton has read General McHenry's letter to the Committee of Defense with interest and has begun to agree with Chief Justice Oliver Ellsworth, that in a government like that of the United States, there is a natural antipathy to systems of every kind.
October 11, 1798 Concerning electoral politics William Matthews James McHenry Writes on the political climate and electoral atmosphere from a Federalist perspective, concerning partisanship and opposition.
September 22, 1797 Conspiracy of French Ministers William Murray James McHenry Renewal of war seems to be the only option. Speaks of conspiracy among French ministers violating law of nations. In depth account of treaty negotiations.
June 27, 1796 Capturing of American vessels and citizens William Vans Murray James McHenry Murray expresses outrage that the French are capturing American ships and citizens trading with Great Britain, along with the "Jacobin faction" in the United States who he alleges support this action.
October 18, 1799 Election for State of Pennsylvania Samuel Hodgdon Isaac Craig Certificate to be printed the remnant will be forwarded to Craig. Fears gubernatorial election is against "us" (Federalists) in "this city" (Philadelphia). York and Lancaster counties "deserted" Federalist party. Must submit to the system and noted that the state of Pennsylvania is Democratic (which Craig stated was synonymous with French).
November 13, 1799 Delivery of Camp Kettles Samuel Hodgdon John Harris Orders to deliver camp kettles for recruiting party.
November 18, 1796 Military Stores, Bills, Elections Isaac Craig Samuel Hodgdon Major Craig reports a post office blunder to Samuel Hodgdon. Craig also requests funds and hospital stores from Hodgdon. The popularity of the Democratic ticket in local elections is mentioned.
May 7, 1799 Progress of My Recruiting Party Daniel Bradley James McHenry Major Bradley reports on the progress of his recruiting party which has arrived in Staunton on its way to Winchester where he will await orders.
December 6, 1800 Attendance on a recruiting party Samuel Dexter [not available] Encloses account for attendance on recruiting party. Requests that recipient examine and report upon it.
August 10, 1798 Furnishing a Recruiting Party at Charlotte Samuel Hodgdon James Simmons Because there is so little intercourse with North Carolina, Hodgdon asks Simmons to take responsiblity for transporting supplies to the recruiting party at Charlotte.
March 26, 1796 Constitutional powers of Congress in respect to treaties James McHenry George Washington McHenry argues that the right to make treaties is exclusively vested in the President and the Senate, according to the Constitution. McHenry also asserts that the House of Representatives has no right to demand the papers behind a treaty without the President's permission, despite the Congressional power to regulate commerce with foreign nations. McHenry suggests that the reason Congress demands...
October 25, 1798 Discusses Differing Opinions on War, Party Factions James McHenry William Vans Murray Mentions war and bolstering party factions in the US. Speaks of differing opinions.