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Date Title Author Recipient Summary
August 8, 1797 Permission for Construction of Supporters for Cat Head and Faces Josiah Fox Captain Thomas Truxtun Fox informed Truxtun he had permission from Sec. of War to construct supporters for a ship in Baltimore. Suggested a worker of Mr. Rush's for assistance in cutting the pieces.
August 8, 1797 Regarding the cast heads and cast faces being done in Baltimore and gaining assistance in cutting the pieces Josiah Fox Captain Thomas Truxtun Josiah Fox informs of Secretary of War James McHenry's approval that supporters of cast heads and cast faces be done in Baltimore. Discusses matter of gaining local assistance in cutting the pieces
October 30, 1790 Provisions for the Senecas Timothy Pickering Chiefs of the Seneca Nation Captain Ross, a trusted men, has been directed to travel to the Painted Post to provide beef, corn, and meal for the Indians. It is hoped that this will provide proof of the good will of the United States.
November 12, 1796 Location of Head Quarters Anthony Wayne James McHenry Travel to and from Detroit inhibited by weather and distant location of post, Wayne advised Head Quarters should not be held in Detroit. Advised Pittsburgh as appropriate location for HQ.
March 21, 1793 2,000 Head of Cattle Taken Mr. Cooke Judge Houston "The settlers on this side of the river are not rich; notwithstanding the number of cattle taken already, as far as we can ascertain, is nearly two thousand head."
August 24, 1789 Pike request appointment from Knox William Pike Henry Knox Letter, asks for appointment in War Office.
June 5, 1793 No War with White People or Red People Little Turkey William Blount Little Turkey reports on the visit of the Cherokee head-men to meet with with the head-men of the Northward Indians. Though the Nortwards appear ready to go to war if provoked by incursions on their land, Little Turkey affirmed the disposition of the Cherokees to remain at peace with whites and Indians.
June 15, 1793 Living in Gores of Blood Double-head Secretary Smith Double-head demands an explanation for the recent attack on the Cherokees that resulted in nine deaths.
1800 Articles for the Use of Headquarters [not available] [not available] List of goods from John Wilkins Jr. requested for the use of Head Quarters.
March 11, 1796 Cited Document James Head William Simmons Cited in Simmons to Head 04/01/1796
July 26, 1791 Drum head for General Butler's son Isaac Craig Unknown Recipient Letter from Major Isaac Craig regarding a drum head for General Butler's son.
July 7, 1797 Assurances, provisions and musical instruments James Wilkinson Samuel Hodgdon Provisions always to be made and honored at Head Quarters.
June 2, 1799 Letters for the Commanding Officer at Head Quarters David Henley [not available] Informs the commanding officer of the accompanying packet of letters for the Commanding Officer at Head Quarters and other persons.
February 5, 1798 Certification of payments; subsistence of Edward Head, sailing master frigate United States William Simmons James McHenry Certification that $44 is due Edward Head, acting sailing master of the frigate "United States", being for his subsistence from September 13, the date of his appointment, through December 1797.
October 20, 1794 Letter to the Governor of Southwest Territory Double-head William Blount Letter from Double Head of an Indian tribe in Tennessee, to Governor William Blount of the Southwest Territory. These particular Indians have friendly relations with the United States and insult the Creek Indians in the letter. Double Head writes that his people are desirous of hunting, but fear whites on the frontier who may harm them.
April 30, 1800 Amount of Warrants Requested William Simmons James McHenry Request for amounts of Warrants issued under Head of Fortifications of Ports and Harbors rendered by Simmons.
November 1, 1794 Illegal attack on Cherokee William Blount Double-head Letter from William Blount, Governor of Southwest Territory, to Double-head, Chief of the Lower Cherokees. Blount warns Double-head that General Logan of Kentucky has raised a "large army of volunteers, unauthorized by Government, to invade and destroy the Lower Cherokee towns." General Logan's reasoning behind the illegal attack is that the Lower towns have provoked violence on the frontier, and...
March 5, 1799 Certification of payments; Lieutenant Herman Lutheiser for recruiting and paying expenses of Chickasaws William Simmons James McHenry Certification of payments; $373.29 to Lieutenant Herman Lutheiser for recruiting and paying expenses of Chickasaws, the Wolf's Head at their head, from Knoxville to Philadelphia.
December 6, 1793 Money sent to Head Quarters Isaac Craig Samuel Hodgdon Received money of Colonel Mentges and sent packet to Head Quarters, Captain Crawford in charge. Expresses thanks for the wine; further supply of nails wanted. Asks for account of monies remitted on account of present Quarter Master General.
June 18, 1793 They have laid our young warriors on the ground. Bold Hunter Secretary Smith The Bold Hunter and other Cherokee head-men express their hope that Smith and the government will punish those responsible for white depredations so that the Indians themselves will not have to take satisfaction against them.
August 1794 Cash Advance for Services Treasury Department Elijah Robertson Cash due Robertson for services related to transporting Chickasaws and Chacktaws to Head Quarters.
June 21, 1793 Estimate of expense to transport shot and shell Quartermaster General's Department [not available] From Quartermaster General's Dept. and Commissary of Military Stores Dept. Account Book. Estimate of the expenses of bringing the shot and shells from Susquehanna and the Head of Elk to Philadelphia.
August 11, 1791 Counties Sufficiently Protected, Orders to Move Troops Henry Knox Major General Richard Butler No additional protection needed for counties against a few Indians, Knox ordered Butler to march for Head Quarters with troops and supplies.
October 29, 1796 Retention of Officer After Court Martial Anthony Wayne James McHenry Lieutenant Gregg never resigned, Wayne requested he be placed in a sub-legion with current vacancies after the Lieut. returns from Head Quarters.
May 29, 1797 Failure to Reply to Letters George Washington James McHenry Letter, describes the reasons he has been unable to answer McHenry's letters.