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June 21, 1784 West Point Officers' Statement to Congress on Extralegal Financial Matters Officers of Garrison at West Point Congress of the United States A signed statement from the officers of the garrison of West Point who were being discharged from the army as to their reasons for appropriating, without legal authorization, monies intended for the subsistence of the garrison's remaining officers.
September 11, 1798 Measures for Georgia's Defense & Interactions with Blacks James McHenry James Jackson Apologizes for not responding earlier, due to the evacuation of the public offices from fever-stricken Philadelphia. Congratulates the recipient on Georgia's adoption of a new constitution, and hopes for a new period in which the federal government will not have headaches caused by "the western lands" [presumably of Georgia]. Also approves of Georgia and South Carolina's barring entrance to...
1784 Resignation of Brigadier General James Wilkinson James Wilkinson President John Dickinson Wilkinson submits his resignation as Brigadier General of the Pennsylvania militia and recommends his successor. [ Gen. James Wilkinson to Pres. Dickinson, 1784 ] Sir, I shall offer no apology for this address; it must doubtless be unexpected, but the occasion will, I flatter myself, excuse it. Being about to take a long leave of the State of Pennsylvania, I conceive it my duty to abdicate...
July 7, 1793 Prospects for Peace Following the Killing of Indians and David Cornell Timothy Barnard [Bernard] Henry Gaither Bernard gives an account of the killing of Indians vicinity of Spanish Creek and Colerain Station. David Cornell, headman of Tuckabachees was conducting business for James Seagrove, Creek Indian Agent. Bernard's account points out that Cornell was unarmed when he was stopped and murderded. Suggests that the culprits were enemies of James Seagrove or rascals trying to bring on a general Indian...
April 10, 1790 Instructions to Captain Henry Burbeck Henry Knox Henry Burbeck As Burbeck has equipped a company according to previous orders, Knox now gives him further instructions. He is to proceed to Savannah, Georgia. If the Creek Indians are invading or about to invade, he should offer to assist the state militia to fight the Creek. If, on the other hand, there is no threat of invasion, the company should proceed to the St. Mary's River and erect a fort. The primary...
1798 Cash Advanced to Recruits for the Frigate "Constitution" John B. Cordis [not available] Cash advanced sundry seamen recruited for the United States Frigate "Constitution."
January 1, 1800 Balances Due the United States, 1st of January 1800 Unknown Author [not available] This is a 37 page list of those who have balances owed to the United States.
May 22, 1799 Continuation of Payments on Account for Treaty of Tellico; Accounts for Choctaw Agent Samuel Mitchell David Henley William Simmons Henley forwards continuation of abstract of payments made on account of Treaty at Tellico from June 25 to Ocotber 1, 1798. In the letter he details accounts and payments which he allowed and the reasons why.
[not available] Memorial on State of Refugee Benjamin Thompson James McHenry Official document describing history of Thompson, a refugee from Canada and originally born in Boston, who supported and promoted the American cause in Canada during the American Revolution. Seeks relief as he is currently destitute.
March 29, 1788 Instructions to the leaders of the Creek Nation Andrew Pickens Creek Chiefs Complaint to the Creek Indians of the alleged violation of a peace agreement between Georgia and the Creek Nation, following the killing of two whites and the plunder of others. The Creek Nation is informed that Congress has authorized each southern state to appoint a commissioner to Indian Affairs, and that their authority must be respected if peace is to be maintained. A second letter is...
July 17, 1792 Indian Relations and Troop Status Henry Knox James Wilkinson Secretary Knox discusses peace with Indians and white aggression with General Wilkinson. Details on recruiting service, desertion, and discipline.
May 22, 1797 [General Orders] James Wilkinson [not available] Directs compliance with regulations designed to make practices uniform through hierarchy of necessity.
May 17, 1790 [Mr. Gamelin's Journal: Memorandum of sundry speeches held by Anthony Gamelin to the chiefs of the Ouabache (Wabash) and Miami nations] Antoine Gamelin [not available] Recounts Gamelin's travels to various Indian villages with a speech offering peace to the Indian Nations. Promises of peace, no more stealing. Discussed contracting a peace between the Kickapoo and Chiefs of the Falls and peace with white people to be held at Post Vincennes. Details on the relationship between the Miami and Kickapoo tribes.
January 14, 1794 Release of Prisoners Anthony Wayne Indians Northwest of Ohio River Speech of Captain Big Tree: His Nephews were too proud last summer but came to their senses and lowered the asking price regarding the release of prisoners.
May 2, 1791 A Report on Travels Through the Creek Country, 1791 Caleb Swan [not available] Document, report describes the Creek country, people, culture, and government. Refers to horse theft and trials.
April 25, 1783 Payment of Soldiers General William Irvine [not available] Extract of orders, noting that privates in the infantry of the Continental service receive on account of their pay one half dollar specie per week and the non-commissioned officers and privates of these corps in the same proportion. Mr. Rose will pay the troops of the garrison until a properly authorized person is appointed. Irvine requests that a commissioned officer from each company attend the...