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Date Title Author Recipient Summary
July 30, 1798 Reports No News from Europe James McHenry John Rutledge Refers to letter received, and will follow through with most of the recommendations. Reports no late news from Europe.
December 7, 1788 Knox writes to Morris Henry Knox Gouverneur Morris Letter, mentions Morris' departure for Europe.
November 22, 1793 Lost convoy and military defeats in Europe Samuel Hodgdon James O'Hara Forwards requested money to the Quartermast General. Mentions loss of a convoy laden with whiskey. In Europe reports on retreat at Dunkirk by British and Germans with disgrace; grand combined armies forced over the Rhine with losses of ordnance.
February 26, 1795 Transportation of Clothing and Arms Timothy Pickering Samuel Hodgdon Pickering notes that the clothing may be sent to New York from which place vessels frequently sail to Wilmington. The arms may be sent down the river to Reedy Island where they will be loaded on a vessel sailing to Europe.
May 3, 1793 Legionville, Knox's Eastern tour, war in Europe, and Burbeck's rank John Stagg Henry Burbeck Letter, mentions affairs in Legionville, Knox's Eastern tour, war in Europe, and Burbeck's rank.
July 5, 1794 Sail cloth manufactured in Boston Benjamin Lincoln Alexander Hamilton Letter to the Secretary of Treasury stating that the sail cloth manufactured in Boston is to be preferred imported sail cloth from Europe. The writer states that Boston manufactured cloth is less liable to mildew, owing to the sizing which in America is made from animal substances and not as is common in Europe from vegetables.
October 14, 1799 Request for Information from Europe James McHenry Joseph Pitcairn McHenry asks Pitcairn to forward information from Europe to the War Department.
January 1, 1798 Request for Document Evans James McHenry Request to transmit book left by Mr. Smith with McHenry with the title on the back,"Negotiations," but inside is, "Introduction to Public Law of Europe founded on Treaties."
July 27, 1799 Dismal State of U.S. and European Fiscal Affairs John Adams James McHenry Adams waxes depressedly about the state of U.S. financial affairs, comparing them to the similar dismal state of "debt and taxes" in Europe.
June 25, 1794 Supplies for the construction of six frigates Alexander Hamilton Thomas Pinckney Treasury Secretary Hamilton informs Pinckney that he has determined to import from Europe materials for the construction of six frigates. He will procure the articles from Northern Europe. Hamilton's first choice is Britain, with Denmark, Sweden, and the Netherlands as alternatives.
December 15, 1784 Discussion of Current European Politics John Adams Henry Knox John Adams sends to Henry Knox a letter in which he discusses European politics.
November 14, 1794 Difficulties in Obtaining Saltpeter Oliver Wolcott, Jr. Henry Knox Wolcott discusses a letter from the bankers in Holland which describes the unfavorable prospects of obtaining significant quantities of saltpeter in Europe. Information from Hamburg demonstrates that the prices of saltpeter has increased dramatically as a result of the war.
May 1, 1800 Genuine & Unadulterated Drugs Imported from Europe, Etc. Frederick Dalcho Samuel Hodgdon Dalcho discusses the acquisition of drugs and medicines for the Army.
December 1, 1794 Petition of Samuel Stearns Henry Knox United States Senate Stearns' petition for compensation is denied. He claims that he was out of the country during the period when such claims were authorized by Congress but in fact he was in Canada only two months and did not sail for Europe until after the period specified by Congress had elapsed.
December 23, 1794 Importing anchors from Europe Alexander Hamilton Thomas Pinckney Letter to Thomas Pinckney, U.S. Ambassador to Great Britain. Writes that it has been determined to import from Europe twenty anchors for the use of six frigates. Asks that Pinckney cause the anchors to be procured and shipped. Hamilton advises shipping them to Norfolk, Baltimore, Portsmouth, or Boston.
September 17, 1794 America as an Asylum to the Oppressed of Europe John Jay Alexander Hamilton John Jay reflects on the war, discord, and oppression he witnesses while in London and hopes that America might become an asylum to the oppressed peoples of the world.
June 19, 1799 Request for Issue of Arms to 12th & 16th Regiments James McHenry John Harris Directs issue of arms for 12th and 16th Regiments.
October 22, 1797 Report on National Defense James McHenry John Adams Reports on salient issues of national defense, that the president may include them in his upcoming State of the Union address to Congress. Advises that the president call for an increase in the U.S. armed forces, regardless of the optimism regarding negotiations with France, Britain, and the belligerent powers of Europe, as it would be unwise to depend on a favorable outcome. Notes that French...
March 14, 1800 Settlement of Accounts and News Samuel Hodgdon Isaac Craig Questions Craig on his reasoning for not taking a larger sum in order to settle remaining accounts. Claim for armourers will not be assessed until appropriations bill passes. No wagons have arrived nor ships from Europe. Hodgdon anxious for news from other nations.
May 5, 1786 Intelligence from the Western Frontier Henry Knox General William Irvine Knox thanks Irvine for referring officers to him with recent information from the western frontier and he asks for any additional information that Irvine can gather. He briefly mentions the lack of intelligence concerning British intentions to evacuate the western Army forts.
September 12, 1800 Forwarded Mail Samuel Hodgdon Isaac Craig Glad to hear W. Price is with Craig, will forward chest if it is present. Requested Craig notify Turner that a package will be forwarded to him shortly. Mentioned that war was likely in Europe, doubtful peace was ever possible.
June 25, 1799 Certification of payment; Lieutenant George Izard, 1st Regiment Artillerists and Engineers William Simmons James McHenry Certification of payment; $250 to Lieutenant George Izard, 1st Regiment Artillerists and Engineers, balance of pay from 21 November 1799, the date of his return from Europe.
September 10, 1787 Giving Thanks to General Knox DuPlesses Henry Knox DuPlesses gives effusive thanks to Knox for his attentiveness and friendship during his time in America. Outlines the political situation in Europe.
December 13, 1787 Personal Letter Regarding Trip to Philadelphia Henry Knox Samuel Ogden Discussed health of Mrs. Knox who recently birthed her eighth child, Ogden's trip to Philadelphia, and politics in Europe.
August 5, 1799 Proposed Treaty with France James McHenry George Washington McHenry warns that a great change has taken place in the affairs of Europe since the U.S. mission was undertaken. A treaty with France cannot, with regard to trade and commerce, place the U.S. in as good a situation as it is currently in. Such a treaty will expose U.S. trade to the most serious inconveniences. McHenry finds the dilemma extremely distressing.