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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...
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.
September 14, 1798 Letter from George Washington, Commander in Chief of the Armies of the United States to James McHenry Secretary of War expressing satisfaction with McHenry and President Adams in preparing for war with France, McHenry's lack of substantive letters, poor choices of General Officers and procurement of foreign manufactured arms George Washington James McHenry Writing from Mt Vernon, Washington expresses dissatisfaction with President John Adams and his Secretary of War James McHenry for inadequate preparations for the Quasi-War with France. Washington regrets that the spirit of enthusiasm for war with France, stemming from the treatment of the US commissioners by the French Directory, and the demands made on them as a precondition to negotiations, has...
August 10, 1799 Concerning hospital to be erected at New Port Rhode Island William Ellery James McHenry Letter, alludes to Invalid pensions; discusses establishment of public hospital; describes quarantine of yellow fever and infectious diseases; recommends Doctor Lenter to take charge of hospital.
November 24, 1787 Describes Territory, People, Indians Surrounding Kaskaskia Josiah Harmar Henry Knox Reports a fatiguing march with Ensign McDowell, 30 men, and 2 Indians: Pachan, a Miami chief, and his commande, who hunted and supplied the company with meat. Describes geography. Welcomed by magistrate and inhabitants of Kaskaskia and Baptiste DeCoigne, the Kaskaskian chief, who presented him with a peace pipe. Received visits also from Peoria, Cahokia, Mitchi, and Illinois Indians. Describes...
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.
August 7, 1790 Treaty of New York with the Creek Nation of Indians Henry Knox Senate of the United States This is the Treay of New York concluded between the United States and the Kings, Chiefs, and Warriors of the Creek Nation of Indians.
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.
February 13, 1792 Disposition of the Indians in This Quarter Reverend Samuel Kirkland Henry Knox Reverend Kirkland reports on sundry councils with representatives of the western tribes and assesses the prospects for peace or war on the frontier.