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Date Title Author Recipient Summary
September 9, 1788 Attack at Falls of Muskingum; measures by General Assembly regarding defence of frontier Peter Muhlenberg Arthur St. Clair Muhlenberg acknowledges receiving account of attack on troops at Falls of Muskingum. General Assembly will meet on business regarding defense of frontiers; expresses hope that measures will be adopted which fully answer St. Clair's wishes.
March 4, 1794 Discussing the Rhode Island general assembly and improving the plight of negro soldiers Archibald Crary Benjamin Brown The letter mentions the general assembly adjourned a Saturday to meet on a Monday at the end of the month. The assembly made provisions for a general election as well as grant the charter for a bridge. The comptroller has not written anything to Governor Bowen or Colonel Olney regarding negro soldiers, and Olney appears to be unwilling to do anything to help improve their situation.
January 9, 1789 Action On the Act of August 12, 1788 Thomas Mifflin Henry Knox It appears that the committee of the Pennsylvania General Assembly has not acted upon the Act of Congress of August 12, 1788 but should do so at the next session in February 1789.
December 31, 1789 Sundry Claims to be Considered Beverley Randolph Henry Knox Encloses a resolution from the Virginia General Assembly to War Secretary Henry Knox, in order to determine whether there is a federal office to take cognizance of various claims. Randolph thinks the claims ought to be sent to the War Department but asks Knox to confirm.
October 26, 1786 [COPY] Raising troops Samuel Huntington Henry Knox Huntington is glad to have received Knox’s letter of the 21st with its enclosed papers. He provided them to the Assembly and a committee was appointed to make the necessary arrangements for raising the troops requested. Emphasized speed in executing actions.
January 9, 1789 Letters from Arthur St. Clair and Act of Congress 12 August 1788 Thomas Mifflin Henry Knox St. Clair's letter of 4 July 1788 and Act of Congress of 12 August 1788 were laid before the General Assembly. Referred to committee who made no report to assembly. Next session in February 1789.
April 24, 1800 Finding the Act of Assembly Jared Ingersoll Samuel Hodgdon Ingersol does not have the Act of Assembly but Mr. Chauncey likely has it. If he does have it, Ingersol will send it immediately,
January 9, 1787 Application for Receipts Oliver Wolcott, Jr. Samuel Huntington In accordance with a request by John Pierce, Wolcott is requesting that Huntington transmit to him copies of regimental agents' receipts so that settlements can be completed.
January 5, 1792 Financial Responsibility for Defense of the Frontiers Thomas Mifflin Henry Knox Governor Mifflin assures Knox that he will take the necessary steps with the state legislature to support the plan of the president to have the General Government take financial responsibility for the defense of the frontiers by state militias.
March 1794 An act empowering the United States to hold lands for fortification. Rhode Island General Assembly [not available] The US Congress gave the President the power to claim land from states upon which fortifications have been erected. Thus the General Assembly grants the United States claim to the lands on which fortifications lay on Goat Island, and any adjacent lands that have been improved by the state for the purposes of defense. Additionally, it is deemed lawful by the General Assembly for the Town of...
April 25, 1790 Regarding the Society of the Cincinnati, Invalid Pensions, & Rhode Island Politics Jeremiah Olney Henry Knox Hopes to attend meeting of the Society of the Cincinnati in Philadelphia. Crossed-out portion of letter mentions business of Rhode Island invalid pensioners. Mentions Rhode Island's choice of deputies to the "General Assembly," but seems disappointed in outcome.
1795 Approval for Treaty Discussion with Georgia Indian Tribes Multiple Authors George Washington In accordance with the General Assembly of the state of Georgia, Gunn and Carnes submitted to the President an act passed by the state legislature to foster a treaty with Indian tribes and Georgia. State seeks to end predatory warfare on frontier citizens and redraw temporary boundary line.
[not available] [Address of the General Assembly of Virginia] General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Virginia John Adams Address to the President concerning Virginian support of war against Indians who had attacked the western frontiers.
October 17, 1787 Vacancies Filled Samuel Huntington Henry Knox Letter, describes Connecticut appointments.
April 16, 1800 Conduct of the Courts of Maryland James Ash James McHenry Ash requests that McHenry allow him to make use of his library in Baltimore and discusses his recent unpleasant experiences in the Baltimore County Court.
March 24, 1784 Officer's account Jonathan Nicholson Joseph Howell Discusses an officer's pay account.
March 11, 1791 Instruction to Colonel Thomas Procter Henry Knox Thomas Procter Orders to deliver message to Miami and Wabash Indians for meeting of peace at Fort Washington as soon as possible. Detailed instructions on how to proceed with assembly of Indians and offering respect.
March 19, 1797 Insecure State of the Post of New York, Etc. Philip Schuyler Alexander Hamilton Schuyler laments the military vulnerability of the city of New York and expresses alarm at the possible election of Aaron Burr to the state assembly and the speeches of the recently inaugurated president, John Adams.
[not available] Balance Owed William Hillhouse [not available] Statement by William Hillhouse that Robert Frazier owed allowance by act of Congress.
March 24, 1792 Assembly of Troops Henry Knox John Jeffers Permission to assemble commissioned officers and voluntary friendly Indians. Emphasized treating Indians with respect.
February 2, 1790 Status of Frontiers Col. Benjamin Wilson George Washington Authors relate "alarming predicament" of the state of Virginia's borders. Protection provided by Arthur St.Clair, defenseless state of frontiers from Indian attacks, and decisions of General Assembly all addressed with fear. Authors seek assistance in protecting citizens.
September 23, 1788 Commutation of Captain James Ewing Joseph Howell John White Regarding commutation of Captain James Ewing, asks for copy of act of assembly which provides for them without any expense to the United States. Laments White's health. Compliments to Kite.
November 3, 1788 Enclosed Sundry Acts of General Assembly Oliver Wolcott, Jr. Joseph Howell Discussed settlement of accounts in Connecticut, repayment of army, and faults in current system.
September 17, 1794 America as an Asylum to the Oppressed of Europe John Jay Alexander Hamilton John Jay reflects on the war, discord, and oppression he witnesses while in London and hopes that America might become an asylum to the oppressed peoples of the world.
December 5, 1795 Regarding Legality of Colonel Reed Selling Liquor to Captain Bissell's troops William Rawle Timothy Pickering Rawle outlines what legal proceedings may be taken against Colonel Reed for selling liquor to Captain Bissell's troops at Presque Isle. The action does not seem to be covered by Section 13, Article 23, of the Articles of War. However, Reed is liable on a number of points: violating an act of the Pennsylvania assembly regarding the sale of rum and spirits; he violating an Act of Congress...