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March 31, 1792 Secretary of War provides recruiting instructions to Benjamin Biggs Henry Knox Benjamin Biggs Knox sends a signed copy of the War Department policy on recruitment to Benjamin Biggs. Biggs has been tasked to raise a company of riflemen. Blank enlistment paperwork enclosed. Personal note from Knox that the pay for non-commissioned officers was high and therefore only those men of impeccable character should receive the position of corporal or serjeant.
March 5, 1789 Benjamin Hickborn discusses family matters with Henry Knox Benjamin Hickborn Henry Knox Letter, discusses family affairs.
November 8, 1794 Aggression by Creek Indians General James Robertson William Blount General Robertson comments on the murder of Colonel Isaac Fitzworth and his family by Creek Indians, along the waters of Red River. Seven persons total were killed and scalped. This, along with other expressions of aggression, "proves the information given us by the Chickasaws, that the Creeks had declared publicly their intensions of distressing this district, or, if able, to extirpate it...
April 1, 1794 Report on accounts; duties as Muster Master, and lack of free time due to work Colonel Robert Hays David Henley Discusses accounts and pay as a muster master. Laments how busy he is; cannot devote a day in a month to private business. Mentions muster rolls and procedures. Indians have done a good deal of mischief. Mentions the matter of settlements and General Robertson.
November 23, 1798 Washington, Pinckney, & Hamilton Are Arraigning the New Army, Etc. Samuel Hodgdon Matthew Ernest In addition to discussing the advances to shipwrights and the absense of infection in Philadelphia, Hodgdon notes that Generals Washington, Pinckney, and Hamilton are raising a new army.
December 30, 1796 Three related drafts on the Revolutionary War George Washington John Carey Discusses published forged documents; alludes to the Revolutionary War and slaves.
September 11, 1793 James Seagrove report to Captain Constant Freeman on visit with Creeks, and instances of resistance to visit in Georgia countryside, James Seagrove Constant Freeman Writing from Fort Fidius, James Seagrove, Creek Indian agent, in a defiant tone, reports that he persists in his plans to meet with the Creeks, despite plans meditated for his destruction by some on the Georgia frontier. Met up with Captain Dickinson and twenty continental troops detached in order to provide security for Seagrove and his party against Georgia inhabitants. Arrived at Ft Fidius 9...
August 6, 1798 Proper Characters for Officers, Etc. Alexander Hamilton Jonathan Dayton Though he is not yet exercising the functions of his military office, Hamilton comments on the instructions for the Recruiting Service and the appointment of Colonel Ogden to command a Regiment.
1797 Concerning Franco-American relations and the ambassador to France James McHenry [not available] McHenry considers the possibility that French colonists in the West Indies will begin demanding from their mother country that freer and more liberal trade with the United States be allowed. McHenry then contemplates how this development would play out with Charles Cotesworth Pinckney - the U.S. Minister to France - involved, who McHenry claims has neither the authority nor instruction to improve...
March 1, 1798 Regarding request for bilge way and plank for launching of frigate for Dey of Algiers Josiah Fox Joshua Humphreys Mr. Bowers has requested bilge way and plank for launching of frigate for Dey of Algiers. Secretary of War approves on condition that upon receipt items used are free of injury.
June 7, 1794 Refers to Plans with John Morgan to Cut Wood and Build Frigate Tench Francis Henry Knox Mr. Coxe wishes to inform the Secretary of the Treasury of John Morgan's terms of service. Morgan expects to be transported free of expense and will superintend the cutting of wood and will build the frigate.
April 30, 1800 Money Owed David Henley William Simmons Henley financed personal property to repay Thomas Lee money owed him by government. Henley requests money to settle accounts. Henley is willing to make over his property in Alexandria to the government in order to be free of the mortgage.
May 7, 1792 Recruiting Instructions for Captain Jedediah Rodgers Henry Knox [not available] Recruiting Instructions for Captain Jedediah Rodgers, appointed to command a troop of light dragoons in service of United States. Principal rendezvous point at West Point New York.
October 10, 1789 Henry Lee discusses politics Henry Lee Henry Knox Letter, discusses First Congress.
January 17, 1800 Receipt of letter and forwarding of letter to Henley’s son William Simmons David Henley Forwarded letter to Henley's son. Mr. Allison reports that son is better than he had been for many months before.
November 1, 1798 General Return of Ordnance & Stores Samuel Hodgdon Ebenezer Stevens Hodgdon is compiling a return of all ordnance and stores for the use of the Commander in Chief and the Secretary of War .He orders those who, like Stevens, are in charge of such articles to provide him with a correct return through November 1st.
April 11, 1796 Vouching for a Young Man of Good Character Thomas McElderry James McHenry McElderry answers a request from McHenry regarding the character and circumstances of Andrew Parks, who made a request of President Washington, most likely a request to marry his niece, Harriot Washington. McElderry had taken Parks as a business partner, and assures McHenry that the young man will make a good husband.
May 26, 1799 Chapin discusses Indian affairs with Secretary at War Israel Chapin Jr James McHenry Letter, informs Indian concerns re shipping cost; discusses Seneka annuity.
1793 A List of Murders and Depredations Committed by Indians William Blount [not available] A list of murders and depredations committed by Indians from the 16th to the 26th January 1793 in the District of Mero.
January 3, 1790 Knox forwards Jones' application to Hamilton Henry Knox John Coffin Jones Knox is letting John Coffin Jones know that he has delivered his letter to the Secretary of the Treasury, Alexander Hamilton.
August 17, 1793 Our Settlements Much Distressed by Indians General Robertson Secretary Smith Robertson reports on the depredations of the marauding Indians in his district and his efforts to combat them with military force.
October 4, 1800 Treason Afoot James McHenry Oliver Wolcott, Jr. Afraid there are "persons pretending to possess the authority of our government" who entered into "treasonous conventions with Great Britain and Toussaint" McHenry advised Wolcott to obtain a copy of the free trade agreement with St. Domingo along with all other documents associated with this subject before Wolcott leaves the seat of government.
July 13, 1794 Opinion on Kentucky and Georgia matters Alexander Hamilton George Washington Secretary Hamilton responds to Washington's request for his opinion regarding recent resolutions passed by Kentucky asserting their right to free navigation of the Mississippi River. Hamilton believes that little can be done about it, unless the Attorney General feels otherwise, in which case prosecutions may be instituted. Also delivers his opinion on matters in Georgia pertaining to the Creek...
October 10, 1794 Questions Possibility of Wooden Carriage Wheels; Reports Delivery of Articles Tench Coxe Henry Knox Refers to the question for iron carriage wheels for fortification cannons, and whether the wheels should be made of wood instead. The current state of foreign affairs may require prompt need of cannons. Requests approval for manufacture of such wheels. Makes suggestions about guns. Reports offer of naval agents in Boston to deliver kentledge free of charge.
May 23, 1799 Circular to the Commandants of Regiments Alexander Hamilton [not available] Hamilton directs the Commandants to recommend officers to fill vacancies in the regiments expeditiiously and carefully but they should not feel slighted if their recommendations are rejected.