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February 14, 1800 Transportation of Provisions Samuel Hodgdon Isaac Craig Believed the want of appropriations was the reason for the delay in awarding Craig his claim. Cranberries have not arrived, river still free of ice but there is snow on the ground.
May 11, 1798 Letter from the Accountant of the War Department William Simmons Frederick Frye Simmons informs Frye to expect payment from Nicholas Fish.
January 19, 1798 William Simmons discusses pay, finance and accounting with Major Craig William Simmons Isaac Craig William Simmons informs Major Craig that his receipts are received and credited.
July 18, 1796 Recruiting Instructions for Captain William Preston of the 4th Sub Legion at Lynchburg Virginia James McHenry William Preston Preston is to commence recruiting at Lynchburg, Virginia. Contractor will be appointed to provide assistance. Discusses the standards for recruiting; the matter of integrity and candor; time of service; pay; ethics; physical standards. Recruits must be informed of articles of war. Includes the oath of allegiance. No negro, mulatto, or indian is to be recruited. Must have been in country five...
November 12, 1792 House Response to the Annual Message Speaker of the House of Representatives George Washington The Speaker of the House explains the response of the House of Representatives to the President's annual message.
December 29, 1797 William Simmons discusses pay, finance and accounting with Capt. Kalteisen William Simmons Michael Kalteisen William Simmons gives an account balance to Capt. Kalteisen.
May 14, 1787 Discussion of the Closure of the Mississippi River Josiah Harmar Henry Knox Made great efforts to get to know the inhabitants and the politics of Kentucky during his stay at the Falls. The hot topic is free navigation of the Mississippi, and people west of the Allegheny Mountains remain concerned about the closure of this route. Kentucky has mustered 5,000 men. Lists people, boats, horses, cattle, and wagons who have passed through the garrison between October and May....
January 19, 1798 Remarks on the third article of the Jay Treaty James McHenry [not available] Contemplates various interpretation the third article of the Jay Treaty, particularly in relation to free commerce and the imposition of duties. Concludes with his own final interpretation on the article.
May 22, 1798 Letter from the Accountant of the War Department William Simmons David Hale Simmons informs Hale to expect payment from Nicholas Fish.
February 25, 1784 Estimate of wages due to Employees of the Military Stores Department Quartermaster General's Department [not available] From Quartermaster General's Dept. and Commissary of Military Stores Dept. Account Book. Estimate of the sum necessary for payment of listed person's accounts for services performed in the Commissary of Military Stores Department up to the 1st of January 1784. List clerks, "conductors," and laborers and their payments. Also list payment to a slaveowner for the services of her slave.
January 18, 1790 Report on the Organization of the Militia Henry Knox [not available] Unless a Republic prepares itself by proper arrangements to meet those exigencies to which all states are in degree liable, that its peace and existence are more precarious than the forms of government in which the will of one directs the conduct of the whole, for the defense of the nation. An energetic national militia is to be regarded as the capital security of a free republic. Knox goes on to...
May 20, 1793 Murders Committed by Indians in Mero District, William Blount [not available] List of murders committed by Indians in Mero District since the 20th of May, 1793.
August 9, 1798 Letter to the Superintendent of Military Stores Michael G. Houdin Samuel Hodgdon Discusses Houdin's accounts and mentions that two hogsheads of clothing needed by soldiers is detained at Fort Stanwix.
April 24, 1798 Very Few in the Country Who Favor the French David Denny James McHenry In addition to recommending Washington Carmichael for a lieutenancy in the Army, Denny assures McHenry that very few in the countryside have regard for the French during the ongoing controversy [Quasi-War].
June 18, 1800 Regarding the surrender of the fort at St. Marks, Florida, and plans to retake Franco Gelabert Benjamin Hawkins Gelabert provides intelligence on the surrender of the fort at St Marks at Appalache Bay, Florida. Bowles ran away with Captain of Brig Sheerwater, which indians had captured. Discusses plans by Spanish officer Vicente Folch to form expedition to retake the fort.
March 29, 1793 Deceived by Bad Talk Sent to Us Chiefs of the Chehaws & Tellihuana Towns James Seagrove The chiefs apologize for killing several men but they had been told that there was a general war and were responding accordingly.
October 3, 1797 Payment of Troops at Fort Niagara William Simmons James Bruff Simmons received muster and pay rolls for June and July, accompanied by receipt roll for January, February, March, April, and May for troops stationed at Fort Niagara. Receipts to be examined and if deemed free of error, amount will be passed to Bruff's credit. Remarks regarding bounty paid to enlisted men under Captain Hannah and Thomas Parker. Details regarding Bruff's account balance. ...
February 20, 1800 Aid of Major Hoops Alexander Hamilton David A. Ogden Hamilton tells Ogden that, considering the smallness of the sum, he should advance Major Hoops the money he needs to free himself of the entanglements of poundage to the Sheriff.
May 28, 1790 Certificate of Robert Lemen, Jacob Seulan, & William Price William Price [not available] Certification of Indian attacks on frontier settlements listed by date, with details. Given under supervision of magistrate.
August 7, 1791 Message to Creek Indian Chiefs Henry Knox Creek Chiefs Secretary Knox offers protection for the Creek Nation by United States if the Creeks will not hold treaties with other states or Indian Nations. Negotiates release of prisoners and Negros under Creek confines.
November 4, 1795 Regarding request to send foreman to Georgia to superintend cutting of timber; on the negroes as less expensive workers [not available] Colonel James Hackett Hackett wants to send his foreman from New Hampshire to to superintend the cutting of timbers in Georgia. Pickering points out the the negroes in Georgia would be cheaper to pay than the men from Portsmouth New Hampshire. John Morgan reports that the work or the negro axemen is satisfactory. Expects required timber to be furnished by winter;
December 13, 1790 Response to President Washington's speech from Speaker of House Congress of the United States George Washington Acknowledge Washington's speech. Concurs with admission of Kentucky as a state. Will support the request for provisions which future expedition may require. Mention the importance of free intercourse in Mediterranean and improved judiciary system.
October 12, 1794 Women attacked by Indians Constant Freeman Henry Knox Constant Freeman, agent for the Department of War, reports that Indians in Georgia killed and scalped a white woman and black woman, near the Cow Ford on the Oconee River. They have also stolen horses and negroes from Liberty County. Colonel Gaither has received letters from them that the Tallassee king has gone out for war, with the chiefs disapproving of his conduct.
January 9, 1789 Copy of Articles between the Chiefs of the Six Nations of Indians and the Commissioners of Pennsylvania [not available] Chiefs Six Nations Article one states that when articles are signed, said chiefs will execute deed of conveyance to State of Pennsylvania. Article two outlines the boundary lines and states that chiefs will acknowledge soil to be vested to State of Pennsylvania. Article three gives state of Pennsylvania permission to conduct surveys. Article four gives free navigation of rivers to people of State. Article five...
May 4, 1798 Letter from the Accountant of the War Department William Simmons Griffith James McRee Simmons informs McRee to expect payment from James Read.