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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.
November 20, 1792 Proclamation of Edward Telfair, Governor of Georgia Governor Edward Telfair [not available] This is Governor Telfair's proclmation in which he declares that the murder of a friendly Indian is to be considered by the laws of Georgia the same as the murder of a white person and the offenders are to be punished according to this principle.
February 6, 1793 Minutes of the Conference at Henry's Station William Blount [not available] Minutes of a conference held at Henry's Station on the 6th of February 1793 between Governor Blount and John Watts, the Hanging Maw, Double-head, and many others of the Cherokees--Susanna Spears, interpreter.
January 3, 1784 Knox's Terms for Appointment as Secretary of War Henry Knox George Washington From West Point, New York, Henry Knox sends to George Washington a letter indicating the terms under which he'd be willing to accept a future appointment. Asks that pay be equivalent to that of Major General. If Congress is willing to make an offer, Knox will accept, on the above terms. Will soon depart for Boston. Expresses affection and gratitude to Washington.
March 25, 1792 The Spanish Have Seized Bowles Alexander McGillivray James Seagrove An extract in which McGillivray [M'Gillivray] tells James Seagrove that, since William Bowles has been captured by the Spanish, he is free now to meet him at Rock Landing
July 4, 1794 Proceedings of a General Council of the Six Nations Unknown Author Unknown Recipient Proceedings of a General Council of the Six Nations, holden at Buffalo Creek. Captain O'Bail, a Seneca chief was chosen as the speaker, and O'Bail made it known that the Six Nations are a free and independent people, and are frustrated with the disputes over the boundary, particularly at Presqu' Isle. General Israel Chapin responded, insisted that President Washington is friends of the Six...
June 14, 1787 Speech of the Lower Creek chiefs the Hallowing King of the Cowetas and Fat King of Cussetahs. [not available] [not available] Beloved man from Congress was here. Mr McGillivray came over here and matters were settled. Expected that Mr. White would inform the State of Georgia. You always promised that the innocent should not suffer for the guilty. We knew nothing of these bad people or the mischief of the upper towns. Had a meeting with northern Indians lately. Told them we had settled matters with Virginians and could...
1793 Talks from Headmen of Chehaws and Telluina: Militea, Stinnpoe, Stophia Chopes, Chehaw Tustanmocca, Tustanochogn, and Cochorona Tustanmocca to James Seagrove Creek Indian Agent on their participation in the murder and robbery at Traders Hill St Marys Headmen Chehaws James Seagrove Undated document, probably generated during late spring 1793. The headmen explain that they thought there was a general war when they came upon the dead Captain Fleming at Robert Seagrove's store, Traders Hill St Marys. Thinking it was war, they killed others, but not involved in the initial killing at the store. Ask Seagrove for a talk via Mr Kinnard's negro boy. They have a great deal of...
May 14, 1787 Report from Colonel Josiah Harmar Josiah Harmar Henry Knox Harmar reports on the politics of the country. Captain Heart says a council of all Indian tribes was holding at Buffalo Creek, near Fort Erie, to discuss the matter of giving up their lands. Discusses free navigation of Mississippi. If Congress wants to stop navigation on the Ohio River, recommends situating a post at Ohio and Wabash rivers. Reports on robberies of ships cargo and scalping,...
March 2, 1798 Peter Hagner acts in the absence of William Simmons Peter Hagner John Thruston Peter Hagner informs John Thruston that the Accountant's Office has received his receipt for the spies of Jefferson County.
June 24, 1799 Application for captaincy and commentary on the Napoleonic Wars John Dennis James McHenry Congressman Dennis forwards a letter of recommendation from Capt. Newton for a particular individual's application for captaincy, insisting that he is a "good Federalist." Dennis proceeds to discuss events surrounding the Napoleonic Wars, expressing gratitude that the English, Turks, and Germans have united under a coalition to defeat Napoleon and that this will likely free the Dutch, Belgians,...
June 9, 1790 Orders of Lieutenants Barclay and Johnston Matthew McConnell Joseph Howell Encloses the orders of Lieutenants Barclay and Johnston for their months pay for the use of the Society of Cincinnati. Requests that Howell transmit the certificates.
August 22, 1790 Knox sending Samuel Savage letters from his son Henry Knox Samuel Phillips Savage Knox forwarded Samuel Savage letters from his son, who is a captain. Mentioned publication of Savages son's death in the paper, as unexplained.
[not available] Rules and Regulations Respecting the Recruiting Service War Department [not available] Undated War Office form document lists army recruitment regulations, which forbid enlistment of the intoxicated, the unhealthy, the underage, Indians, or blacks. Spaces specifying term of service, pay, and bounty are blank. Recruits are to be read the rules regarding desertion. The recruit's oath is printed. Directs the disposal of all the recruit's non-military clothing. Regulates living...
September 10, 1796 Transport to Oswego and Albany James McHenry Henry Glen Secretary of War James McHenry informs Henry Glen that Glen is responsible for providing the transportation of ninety troops to their post in western New York. Two thousand dollars will be remitted to Glen for this purpose.
October 19, 1796 Preparation for Speech to Congress George Washington James McHenry Washington refrains from commenting on the enclosure McHenry sent until he can do so in person. He also reminds McHenry that he wants a list of things to mention to Congress in his speech at the opening of the Session.
February 28, 1797 Military Bounty Lands James McHenry Benjamin Walker Lady Stirling claim on deceased General Stirling's military bounty land rights denied.
March 29, 1792 Recruiting Instructions for John Stake Henry Knox [not available] Recruiting instructions issued by the War Dept. and handwritten note regarding the pay of non-commissioned officers.
May 7, 1794 Regarding Kentucky Volunteers, Garrisons, Contractors' Dishonesty, & Plans to Advance Anthony Wayne Henry Knox Thanks Knox for transmitting the President's commendation. Discusses payment of Kentucky volunteers. Notes troops who will be sent to establish a post at Massac. Notes that the garrisons in his rear are made up of invalids, to free more effective troops for the advance. Notes repeated inadequacy and lies of rations contractors. Citing their dishonesty, plans to take supplying the Legion entirely...
April 12, 1792 Recruiting Instructions John Stagg [not available] Instructions, recruiting.
February 29, 1800 Vouchers for services performed in the Indian Department William Simmons David Henley Acknowledges receipt of vouchers said to be for contingent expenses for services performed in the Indian Department.
April 24, 1799 Price List of Peltries John Harris [not available] Discusses prices for furs purchased from the Creeks, the proper care of the furs before shipment, and the proper method of packing them for shipment. Asks for a list of goods needed by the Factory.
May 31, 1787 Washington describes events at the Continental Congress George Washington Henry Knox Washington sends greetings to Knox and inquires of the health of his daughter Lucy. He describes that he has been elected chair during the session of the Continental Congress.
October 20, 1789 Regarding Burglary at Public Magazine Henry Knox Jeremiah Olney Letter, discusses burglary at public magazine.
June 16, 1792 Spanish Arming the Creeks, Etc. James Ore [not available] In this deposition, James Ore describes his experiences while residing in the Creek nation. He testified that he believes the Spanish were arming the Creeks against the Americans. He also observed firsthand the harsh treatment of the white prisoners of the Creeks, including women and children. He also saw several fresh scalps.