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Date Title Author Recipient Summary
October 17, 1790 Report on Foreign Affairs Regarding French, Spainish, and Dutch Alexander Hamilton George Washington Indicates that France will support Spain. Reports that Lord Howe has been given orders to fight if there is a chance. Rumor that Sir Guy Carleton has returned to Quebec.
October 19, 1798 Comments on Cost of Algerian Fleet Samuel Hodgdon Timothy Pickering Needless expenses mounting related to putting the Algerian fleet to sea. Fleet is ready, awaiting orders, request to set sail.
October 13, 1797 Dutch naval defeat to the British William Vans Murray James McHenry The U.S. Minister to the Netherlands describes the Dutch naval defeat by the British and the repercussions of Adams' letter to the French, which he says has caused "undisguised resentment in the members of government."
October 19, 1798 Putting the Algerian Fleet to Sea Samuel Hodgdon Timothy Pickering Hodgdon asks Secretary of State Pickering about the state of readiness of the Algerian Fleet. He knows of one ship that is ready to sail but others are not. He is unsure as to who actually bears the responsibility for ordering the fleet into service.
July 18, 1797 Personal Opinions on Dutch and French Ministers William Vans Murray James McHenry Letter, discusses treaty negotiations; discusses foreign affairs; mentions Constitution.
June 18, 1799 Report on a fleet headed to Ireland James McHenry Benjamin Stoddert Addresses a newspaper report that a fleet is in all probability headed to Ireland, and that the United States must take precautions to protect their own principal forts against any undesirable hostilities. States that it may be useful for the United States government to tell its citizens that it does not deem an invasion by a foreign power impossible.
February 23, 1798 Certification of payments; Private John Dutch William Simmons James McHenry Certification that $28.26 is due Private John Dutch, late of Captain Jonathan Haskell's Company 2nd Sub Legion, being his pay from August 1, 1793 to May 13, 1794, the time of his discharge.
July 7, 1790 Brett discusses war with Spain to Knox P. Brett Henry Knox Letter, discusses prospects of war with Spain.
September 19, 1800 Forwarding the Enclosed Letter to Amsterdam Jeremiah Condy Samuel Hodgdon Condy asks that his enclosed letter be sent to Amsterdam on board any vessel bound for Dutch territory or Hamburg, Germany.
June 19, 1799 Revenue would be better applied on the marine. James McHenry Alexander Hamilton Hamilton observes that the Secretary of the Navy argues that, given the fact that the French fleet is at sea, the remaining revenue should be spent on the naval forces rather than the army.
September 13, 1789 Jackson writes to Knox Henry Jackson Henry Knox Letter, discusses family, employment, and French fleet in harbour.
October 17, 1790 Impending War Between Britain and France Alexander Hamilton George Washington Hamilton speculates on the evidence of impending war between Britain and France.
March 25, 1798 Discussion of Officers & Frigates Constellation & Congress Captain Thomas Truxtun Josiah Fox Letter, asks for names of officers; discusses sails of Frigate Constellation; mentions Congress; mentions British fleet.
June 24, 1799 Application for captaincy and commentary on the Napoleonic Wars John Dennis James McHenry Congressman Dennis forwards a letter of recommendation from Capt. Newton for a particular individual's application for captaincy, insisting that he is a "good Federalist." Dennis proceeds to discuss events surrounding the Napoleonic Wars, expressing gratitude that the English, Turks, and Germans have united under a coalition to defeat Napoleon and that this will likely free the Dutch, Belgians,...
November 8, 1793 Yellow Fever epidemic and events abroad Henry Knox Henry Jackson From near Philadelphia, discusses the timing of sending correspondence. Reports the disorder in Philadelphia [Yellow Fever epidemic] in a few days more will be like a summer's dream gone and hopes forever. Has not returned to the city yet. Mentions his brother [presumably clerk William Knox] and General Wayne's march. Mentions Duke of York being flogged before Dunkirk; Toulon given up with the...
May 21, 1797 Memorandum regarding Franco-American relations James McHenry William Loughton Smith Memorandum on Franco-American relations; McHenry concludes that France is in a difficult spot and is unlikely to have the ability to garner a fleet for war against the United States.
July 18, 1797 Discussion of International Affairs William Vans Murray James McHenry Discusses international affairs. Explores ideas of justice. Reports interactions with diplomats.
June 4, 1798 Concerned about New York Harbors James McHenry Alexander Hamilton Plans to depart for New York, where he will inspect the harbor. Refers to the time when the British held New York with apprehension from the French fleet.
October 24, 1796 Pay and other matters at Fort Niagara James Bruff William Simmons Sends muster and pay rolls. Mentions that he has received no pay for the garrison since May. Discusses preference for bank notes over bills. Mentions a detachment suffering from want of clothing. Discusses reports from Canada regarding the arrival of a French fleet at the mouth of the St. Lawrence River. Cited in Simmons to Bruff 11/30/1796
December 11, 1794 Little Has Been Done in Repairing the Arms Joseph Perkin Samuel Hodgdon Perkins announces the safe arrival of himself and his family and comments on the state of the armory at New London. It appears that the smith shop and stores have not been furnished and little has been done toward the repairing of arms except the breaking up of some old Dutch muskets. The arms are in such a state that an accurate return cannot be made until the repairs are completed.
December 12, 1799 Request for Issue of Writing Materials for 10th Regiment James McHenry John Harris Directs issue of writing materials to the quartermaster of the 10th Infantry Regiment.
November 22, 1796 Address of the French Directory, Etc. William Vans Murray James McHenry In a largely illegible letter, Murray announces that he has been able to get the paper containing the address of the French Directory.
May 9, 1794 Shipping Information Relative to Embargo Henry Knox Henry Lee Shipping fleets in St. Domingo, and along east coast uphold embargo.
March 30, 1799 Discussion of Recruits James McHenry Alexander Hamilton Has directed 2 parcels of clothing for New York and Connecticut regiments. Mentions potential April recruits. Discusses juggling positions of Captain Shoemaker, who has gone to the insurrection, and Captain Valentine. Requests assistance with recruiting service.
May 23, 1797 Appointment as minister plenipotentiary to the Netherlands James McHenry William Vans Murray Regarding Murray's appointment as minister plenipotentiary to the Netherlands. McHenry also discusses Franco-American relations and foreign relations.