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July 15, 1791 Status of Offensive Troops Henry Knox Beverley Randolph Troops will rendezvous at Fort Washington for offensive action North-West of the Ohio River. Requests input from Randolf to increase efficiency of calling up troops from Virginia.
December 5, 1792 European affairs of state P. Brett Henry Knox London correspondent describes French victories in Europe. Also describes the government response to Republican movements in London. Mentions reform in House of Commons.
July 13, 1787 An Ordinance for the Government of the Teritory of the United States, North-West of the River Ohio Congress of the United States [not available] Land rights of decedents of property owners in the territory north-west of the Ohio River. Outlines duties of governor, commissioner, election of assembly, civil and religious liberty.
December 22, 1796 Abolition of This Species of Servitude, Etc. Joseph Whipple George Washington Whipple discusses his efforts, at the direction of Mr. Wolcott, to restore to Mrs. Washington her escaped servant. He notes that many servants have escaped from the southward into Massachusetts which is injurious to many valuable estates in that region. For the good of society and individual interests, he wishes that some means be adopted of a public nature to prevent the growing contemplation of...
January 31, 1786 Affairs of the Department of Commissary Stores Samuel Hodgdon Henry Knox Discusses various matters of the Dept of Commissary Stores, including status of shot and shells and ordnance in storage, settlement of officers' accounts, and the purchase of new muskets
August 16, 1793 Indian Council refuses to meet U.S. Commissioners Indian Council at the Rapids of the Miami Commissioners Confederation of Indian tribes refuse to meet with U.S. Commissioners until the boundary agreed upon at the Treaty of Fort Stanwix [Ohio River] is affirmed.
May 27, 1798 Sentiments of Our People Toward the Directory of France, Etc. George Washington Alexander Hamilton Washington expresses reluctance to come out of retirement to lead a military force in opposition to France. He is reassured by his communication with sundry people throughout the South that the sentiments of the American people are friendly to their government and not disposed toward the Directory of France.
December 12, 1795 Progress in building frigate at Philadelphia, Pa. Timothy Pickering [not available] Difficulty in acquiring live oak and cedar of appropriate length for building frigates.
August 16, 1791 Inducements to ratify Indian treaty Timothy Pickering Henry Knox Report describing what is necessary to induce the Indians to ratify certain provisions of a recent treaty.
September 17, 1797 His is Artful at Concealing Them from the Public, Etc. Seth Wigginton Samuel Hodgdon Wigginton describes his suspicions regarding a wagoner who he suspects is stealing cannon balls from the public. He gets his 'negroes' to break into the house and take as many as is convenient at the time. He is very artful at concealing them from the public. His wagons generally travel at night with the balls covered with hay and straw.
April 28, 1785 Regarding justness of pay A.W. Dunscomb Joseph Howell Discusses Roth's pay and issued certificates, Captain Armstrong's pay, Mr. Gordon's account, and the matter of depreciation and the invalid Regiment. Intends to give full justice, subjected to a little delay, as precedents may be dangerous.
November 10, 1793 Notes from Knox for Presidential speech Henry Knox [not available] Document, draft suggestions for President's speech on National Defense; discusses hostile Indians on frontier; establishment of energetic militia; and fortification of seaports.
August 26, 1799 Enclosing a model for the new Bavarian field pieces Count Rumford James McHenry Informs McHenry that as he has been employed in Bavaria, Germany to work on the construction of artillery, he has taken pains to improve field pieces. In addition, the battalion guns constructed under his direction in the arsenal at Munich have been approved by several distinguished officers in Germany Encloses memoirs of a model of one of the new Bavarian field pieces - with its carriage and...
April 21, 1794 Six Nations reply to speech delivered by General Chapin on 10 February 1794 Six Nations of Indians Henry Knox Speech, declines invitation to Council at Venango; discusses boundary lines; discusses Indian confederacy; mentions Revolutionary War; mentions Congress; discusses Indian hostilities; discusses hostile Western Indians; discusses individual land purchases.
October 21, 1793 Letter from James Seagrove to Georgia Governor Telfair regarding exchange of prisoners, prospects for peace, and expedition of Georgia militia against Creek Towns James Seagrove Governor Edward Telfair From Ft Fidius, Seagrove informs Georgia Governor Telfair on favorable prospects for peace with Creek Nation. Good likelihood that inhabitants of Oakfuskee village will take satisfaction on Coweta horse thieves for those killed. White Lieutenant of Oakfuskees, and other principal chiefs want the prisoners sent home. Assures Telfair that equal number of white prisoners, if there exists that many,...
August 26, 1793 Letter from John Galphin to General Jared Irwin on the continuing hostilities between Creek Nation and Georgia settlers John Galphin Jared Irwin Galphin extends olive branch. He recounts the background of the dispute, noting that white ambitions seem to know no bounds. Notes that treaty must be established by legislative body and not by clandestine means with a few Chiefs who don't possess authority to dispose of land. Notes that no sovereignty was ceded to whites in 1763 except the lands purchased by his majesty's subjects. Creeks have...
November 29, 1794 Pardon of Those Guilty of Treasonous Offenses Henry Lee Unknown Recipient Governor Henry Lee of Virginia declares that the residents of the Counties of Washington, Allegheny, Westmoreland, and Fayette in the State of Pennsylvania, and Ohio County in the State of Virginia, are pardoned for treasonous offenses committed during the recent Whiskey Rebellion. Included in the Proclamation is a list of men whose atrocities make it necessary to subject them to the normal...
August 3, 1795 Treaty of Greenville Timothy Pickering [not available] Certified copy of official Treaty of Greenville that secures peace between the United States and the Wyandots, Delawares, Shawnees, Shawanoes, Ottawas, Chippewas, Potawatimes, Miamis, Eel River, Weeds, Kickapoos, Piankashaws, and Kaskaskias. Outlines boundaries, trade, agriculture, and civil rights.
April 6, 1793 Instructions to Benjamin Lincoln of Massachusttes, Beverly Randolph of Virginia, and Timothy Pickering of Pennsylvania, Commissioners appointed for dealing with the Indians, North of the Ohio given by special direction of the President of United States at Philadelphia Henry Knox [not available] Instructions from Henry Knox to the commissioners appointed to deal with the hostile Indians north of the Ohio. Knox directs the commissioners to close the scene of hostilities dictated by protection of frontier citizens. The commissioners have been furnished with a schedule of treaties going back from the 1763 peace between France and Great Britain to the present. Treaty of Harmar 1789 has...
August 7, 1790 Secret articles of US/Creek Treaty of 07/04/1790. [not available] [not available] This treaty discusses the continuance of U.S. trade with the Creek Nation in the event of war with Spain. McGillivray is appointed U.S. agent to the Creek Nation. U.S. agrees to educate and clothe a number of Creek children not to exceed four.
October 21, 1798 Officer Appointment George Washington James McHenry Doubts Knox will assist McHenry in the manner requested. Detailed description of appointment process. Washington prepared to travel to Philadelphia if he could meet with McHenry, Knox, and Hamilton to create a plan for dealing with appointments.
January 3, 1789 John Read discusses the cultivation of hemp John Read Henry Knox Letter, describes growing hemp and cultivating seed.
April 24, 1798 Concerning the Society of United Irishmen or United Men James McHenry Leander Neale Regarding the activities of a Catholic priest named Madgit, believed to be a spy in the employment of the Directory. Substance of information by the superior of the Roman Catholic clergy in Philadelphia. A Catholic priest had lately arrived at New York, who had been a spy in France for Pitt. Had escaped by means of gold in Paris of the new order. Had acted in Ireland as a spy for Pitt. Had to...
November 23, 1790 Expedition to Omee River Josiah Harmar Henry Knox Letter, describes expedition to Omee River; describes lay of land along river; discusses frontier abbreviations for Indian names.
December 11, 1793 Details of Council at Buffalo Creek Relayed with Request for Treaty [not available] Henry Knox Six nations proposed new treaty due to dissatisfaction with hostile Indians which allotted more farm land to United States settlers. Chaplin believed the Six Nations were so eager for peace that they may consent to further extension of the proposed boundaries.