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Date Title Author Recipient Summary
December 15, 1788 Artillerymen; Colonel Gunby; Federalists and Anti-Federalists C. Richmond Joseph Howell Refers to receipt of list of Artillery men. Asks for additional information. Mentions account of friend Colonel Gunby. Makes mention of the Federalists and Anti-Federalists.
October 22, 1799 Political Discussion of Federalists and Anti-federalists James McHenry William Loughton Smith Reports the general state of the country, described as "tranquil" with the Indians. Recruiting for the military is successful and the overall commerce of the country is prosperous. Discusses the politics of the day, reporting a split in the Federalist Party over Adams' decision to make peace with France.
February 22, 1789 [COPY] Elections Henry Knox Edward H. Robbins Discussed lawsuit and reference, elections of anti-Federalists and Washington and Adams recounted.
August 20, 1798 Letter from James McHenry to William Loughton Smith on developments with France James McHenry William Loughton Smith On Talleyrand's defense of the XYZ Affair, the course that will probably be pursued by the U.S. government, and the embargo. McHenry also weighs in on public opinion and the influence on elections, insisting that anti-Federalists are in the minority and that American opinion is nearly unanimous in opposing France.
June 9, 1788 Settlement of accounts; the anti federalists; Mr. Pierce's health Joseph Howell A.W. Dunscomb Discusses accounts related to Virginia. Settlement was made with its citizens, but no returns sent to Commissioners of Treasury. Notes that the anti-Federalists have a large majority in convention. Mentions Mr. Pierce's poor health; notes that his consumption was caused by "that cursed business" in Virginia. Pierce has retired from all business.
October 2, 1799 Discussion of French Mission James McHenry William Hindman Responds to letter. Reports that the mission to France is disapproved by the Federalists. Refers to French speedy return to monarchy. Hopes that he will continue to serve the public. Encloses note from Samuel Barrows.
November 19, 1800 Regarding the Federalist Party James McHenry Alexander Hamilton Letter from the former Secretary at War to Alexander Hamilton; discusses President Adams, the Federalists, Charles Cotesworth Pinckney, and Major Tousard.
April 17, 1789 Requests for Commissions and Federal Positions for Friends and Family James McHenry George Washington Includes requests from friends, including Robert Purviance's desire for a federal position, Captain Barney's request for a naval commission, Colonel Ballard's solicitation for office, support for the Federalists, and brother-in-law John Caldwell as a federal attorney.
May 15, 1800 Regarding McHenry's Resignation Alexander Hamilton James McHenry Hamilton consoles McHenry regarding his resignation - allegedly forced by President Adams - and assures McHenry that he should be happy at being released from the fetter. Property, liberty, and even life are at stake with the impending anti-federalist rule under Jefferson, according to Hamilton.
September 13, 1798 Order of Commissions John Adams James McHenry Adams felt that McHenry believed the unanimous opinion of the public and the Federalists was that Hamilton should be appointed first. Adams negated this sentiment as false, noting that McHenry brought this opinion to Washington too forcibly, thus causing him to give the first commission to Knox.
March 20, 1799 Major Mahlon Ford & His Family, Loyal Federalists Jonathan Dayton Alexander Hamilton Dayton attests to the exemplary character of Major Ford and his family who are loyal Federalists residing in a county in New Jersey infected with Jacobinism.
August 20, 1798 Letter from Loammi Baldwin asking that Major Jeremiah Clapp be given a position in U.S. Army Loammi Baldwin James McHenry This letter recommends Jeremiah Clapp for a position in the U.S. Army. Major Clapp was in the First Brigade of 3d Division Massachusetts Militia and has conducted with great military propriety in that office. He has natural genius and talent. Baldwin vouches for Clapp's federalist political credentials; he is strong supporter of the government and the constitution.
January 5, 1800 Comments on President Adams and the Jeffersonian Opposition Alexander Hamilton Rufus King Among other items of interest, General Hamilton decries the spirit of faction that, especially in Virginia, is more violent than ever. The leaders there possess all powers of the local government and seem determined to possess those of the National as well, according to Hamilton. Hamilton is referring to the Jeffersonian opposition to Federalist policy. Also bemoans the "Perverseness and...
July 12, 1800 Infighting of Federalists William Vans Murray Samuel Dexter Alluded to problems within Federalist party which began with the act of the 18th and 25th of February.
August 2, 1799 Political Views of the Local People Isaac Craig Samuel Hodgdon Major Craig discusses the political views of the local people with Samuel Hodgdon. Notes that a shipment of money is on its way from Presquisle.
October 14, 1793 Letter from James Seagrove Creek Indian Agent, to Henry Knox, on Georgia efforts to undermine peace with Creeks James Seagrove Henry Knox From Fort Fidius, Seagrove laments that his failed efforts at achieving peace with the Creek Nation are entirely owing to the unruly conduct of the people of Georgia. Reports that there are two expeditions on foot against the Creek towns; one party from Green County and other from Washington. Suggests that Georgia Governor Telfair is encouraging this activity. Expresses hope that the...
December 6, 1797 Regarding contemporary politics in Congress Uriah Forrest James McHenry Discusses financial matters; alludes to partisanship in Congress and "enemies to the President."
April 29, 1799 "Vile and dirty" tactics in Congressional races Josiah Parker James McHenry Parker complains of the "vile and dirty means" by which his opponent for Congress attempted to beat him in the election, but revels in the ultimate defeat of his opponent at the polls.
January 15, 1798 Investigating expenditures for naval armaments House of Representatives [not available] Congressional resolution that a committee be appointed to inquire into the expenditures for naval armament, along with the causes for delay in revealing that information.
December 3, 1799 Commenting on the President's Speech James McHenry George Washington The enclosed newspaper contains the President's speech. McHenry finds it nearly what it ought to be and is relieved that it did not enter into the kind of reasoning that might have attracted disapprobation from a part of the federalists. He has no information respecting the letter sent to Coxe except that it seems to represent the author's preconceived theory.
May 28, 1797 Recommendation of ambassador for French mission James McHenry Timothy Pickering Discusses mission to France, recommending Pinckney as ambassador. Discusses possible opposition in the House of Representatives.
October 22, 1799 Letter from James McHenry James McHenry John McHenry James McHenry writes to his nephew, John McHenry. The Secretary at War discusses the situation in France, the gubernitorial elections in Pennsylvania, and the overall formation of national political parties in the United States.
June 1, 1800 President Adams and the Federalist Party James McHenry Charles Cotesworth Pinckney Letter from James McHenry on his final day as Secretary of War. McHenry discusses with General Pinckney the impact of President John Adams on the Federalist Party, which he deems to be negative.
February 6, 1799 Arrangement of Subdivisions Alexander Hamilton James McHenry Advised current legion be divided. Requested official letter regarding the reorganization if approval was given. Discussed promotion of officers, duties of president.
October 13, 1796 Regarding an Election William Vans Murray James McHenry Murray writes of the election results for members of Congress, and fears what will happen if the next President is not a Federalist.