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June 23, 1793 Commitment to Peace with the United States Chief White Lieutenant James Seagrove Dispatch from White Lieutenant or Tuskena Atca, for himself and the Upper Creek Towns, to James Seagrove Creek Indian Agent, interpreted and delivered by Stephen Sullivan. White Lieutenant pledges his commitment to peace with United States and will comply with demands to turn over the perpetrators of robbery and murder at Traders Hill St Marys. Asks for patience and understanding. Reminds...
April 11, 1797 Delivery of Cavalry Clothing and Equipment James McHenry John Harris Orders to deliver equipment and clothing, with itemized list.
December 25, 1789 Wayne sends a situation report to Knox Anthony Wayne Henry Knox Letter, discusses treaty between Creeks and Spain; discusses smooth bore muskets, rifles and tactics; describes land ceded to the United States by the Treaty of 1783; mentions national debt.
October 5, 1793 Letter from Timothy Bernard [Barnard] to Major Gaither regarding Cowetas horse thieves and revenge for those killed at Little Oakfuskee Village Timothy Barnard [Bernard] Henry Gaither In addressing horse theft, identifies the Cowetas as the culprits and who will be objects of revenge for those killed at Little Oakfuskee Village. Asks Gaither to warn people to be on guard along the river and avoid unnecessary exposure.
May 12, 1795 Extract of letter from James Seagrove, agent of Indian Affairs, on meeting with Chiefs of the Creek Nation, and the prospects of living in peace James Seagrove Timothy Pickering James Seagrove, Agent for Creek Indians, reported that he received dispatches from various Chiefs of the Creek Nations indicating that they will comply with his demands and will live in perfect peace and friendship with every part of the United States. Seagrove remarked that he believed that when he meets with the Chiefs, he will be able to impress upon them the necessity of their continuing in...
December 7, 1792 Report on Disbursements by the Department of War. Alexander Hamilton Speaker of the House of Representatives Report on Disbursements by the Department of War submitted to the Speaker of the House of Representatives [Frederick Muhlenberg] by Alexander Hamilton, Secretary of the Treasury.
August 6, 1792 Estimate for the supplies wanted for Major Henry Gaither's Command at the southward Quartermaster General's Department [not available] From Quartermaster General's Dept. and Commissary of Military Stores Dept. Account Book. Estimate of supplies wanted for Major Henry Gaither's Command at the Southwards.
March 29, 1785 Regarding counterfeit certificates, commutation of Captains Wylis and Jordan John Pierce Joseph Howell Expresses utmost astonishment respecting counterfeit certificates, the conveyance being material not only to the public, but to Pierce's character, as they may injure the reputation of the true and give occasion to the malicious to blame Pierce's want of attention. Mr Burrall may be able to supply Howell with a small sum for his private purposes. Expresses disappointment that Congress provided no...
November 24, 1792 Summary of accounts of Joseph Howell Richard Harrison Unknown Recipient Statement of warrants and accounts of Joseph Howell. From Richard Harrison, Auditor of the Treasury.
July 14, 1798 Officers Suggested for Appointments James McHenry George Washington McHenry lists the candidates for appointments in the augmented army including those he considers the most intelligent and active officers in the American army.
December 26, 1791 Unsuccessful Negotiations with the Northwest Indians Henry Knox George Washington Knox's report to President Washington regarding attempts to reach a peace agreement with the northwest Indians and, having failed to reach an such an agreement, the preparations for the campaign against them.
November 1, 1790 Judge Pendleton discusses war, land, and treaties with Knox Nathaniel Pendleton Henry Knox Letter, discusses land companies; discusses settlers' aggression toward Indians; war for profit; describes the Combined Society.
May 30, 1798 Order to Arm and Stock Ship for Defense of Cape Henry James McHenry Captain Thomas Truxtun The Secretary of War wants to have as much naval force at sea as soon as possible due to the number of French privateers on the US coast. He hopes that Truxtun is ready to sail, but any articles wanting should be purchased at his present location or at Norfolk. Enclosed are letters to Lt.s Triplett and Dyson with orders. McHenry also encloses instructions for Truxtun from Congress. His cruising...
May 24, 1792 My Want of Faith in McGillivray's Integrity James Seagrove Henry Knox An extract of a letter from Seagrove to Knox in which Seagrove questions the sincerity of McGillivray in his professions of friendship for the United States. One of McGillivray's shortcomings is his failure to take seriously the subversive activities of William Bowles. McGillivray is partially responsible for the state of confusion that exists in the Creek nation.
August 9, 1789 The United States Require Peace! Henry Knox Anthony Wayne Knox explains the foreign policy of the new government of the United States which is to avoid any involvement with the conflicting nations of Europe.
December 6, 1790 [Estimate of money requisite for the Department of War for the year 1791]. Henry Knox [not available] This document is a copy of Knox's December 4th document, which is an estimate of the money required for the War Department in 1791. Tallying both direct military expenditures as well as money that will go to civilians, the amount estimated is $740,232.14 and 2/3 cents.
December 13, 1798 Results from Assisting Generals Hamilton and Pinckney in Officer Appointments George Washington James McHenry Reorganization of states into military districts deemed unnecessary. Recruiting practices discussed with urgency, Washington advised preparation for war so as to be ready for possible engagements with Europe. Standing army, and allocated finances for military advocated. Advised on locations of magazines, winter quarters for troops, and forts.
1794 Officers for the Corps of Artillerists and Engineers War Department Unknown Recipient List of the Captains, Lieutenants, Surgeon and Surgeon's Mates for the Corps of Artillerists and Engineers, appointed June 2, 1794.
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.
March 25, 1795 Indian Relations and Peace on Frontier Timothy Pickering William Blount Sections of letters from Gov. Blount were given to Congress for informative purpose. President awaits results of deliberations regarding trade with Indians. Defense of frontier financed. All offensive action stopped, policy of peace with Indians supported. Discussed Indian relations in detail, peace is paramount.
April 23, 1793 Murder of Richard Thresher and family Michael Cupps Esquire Elihu Lyman Extract of a deposition taken by Elihu Lyman, Justice of the Peace, of Michael Cupps and Nancy Smith. Cupps and Smith give account of the murder of Richard Thresher and his family by Indians. Cupps heard a gun fired and saw about 30 Indians firing upon and massacring Richard Thresher, two children and a "negro wench." The wife of Thresher leaped into the river, the Indians firing upon her as she...
August 4, 1798 Proposed Plans & Preparations for Raising 12 New Regiments of Infantry James McHenry John Adams McHenry states that the provisions for raising the 12 new regiments of infantry will be too time-consuming if orchestrated from one central location; proposes that 3 districts be created for this purpose. Adams (with the help of Generals Knox and Brooks) will handle New England; McHenry will take care of the states between New York and Maryland, and Washington will take care of Virginia and all...
September 17, 1793 Letter from James Seagrove to Georgia Governor Telfair regarding Georgia inhabitant resistance toward his efforts to meet with Creek leadership James Seagrove Henry Knox From Ft Fidius on the Oconee River, Seagrove describes the Georgia inhabitants as being violently against peace with the Creek Nation. Notes that parties of militia are kept out to intercept Seagrove if he attempts to enter the Creek Nation. Describes a scene at Long Bluff whereby some Indians were attacked by Captain Stokes of the militia, an affair which has kept the Indians from coming forward...
May 17, 1792 Pernicious Counsels of Mr. Bowles William Blount Alexander McGillivray Governor Blount creates for General McGillivray a long list of murders, horse stealings and other depredations by the southern Indians, particulary the Creeks and Cherokees. He has been informed that William Bowles may be the mastermind behind these atrocities.
July 7, 1789 Reports on the Southern Tribes and Likelihood of War Henry Knox George Washington The war between Georgia and the Creeks could spark a general Indian war across the frontier. Knox discusses the potential for aggression against the Indians by unruly whites to unify the Southern Tribes against the interests of the United States. He anticipates Spanish agitation in fomenting Indian hostility toward the United States. He gives his ideas regarding the civilization of the Indians...