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December 22, 1799 Fencing Off the Public from the Water, Etc. Richard Parker Samuel Hodgdon Parker notes that there have been no stores received at Carlisle since his last return and not many delivered. The troops need cartridges and other articles which he will draw soon. Thomas Duncan is currently in the city and Parker thinks it would be a good time to buy the public land. Duncan is the attorney for the heirs of Wilson and has it in his power to settle the dispute. If it is not...
July 12, 1791 Avoid an Open Rupture with Great Britain Henry Knox Richard Butler Even though Thomas Rhea alleges British complicty with the hostile Indians, Knox warns against antagonizing the British at a time when the campaign against the Indians is at hand.
July 12, 1791 Avoid an Open Rupture with the Crown Henry Knox Major General Richard Butler Knox warns against incidents that may incite the British since the present situation of the United States inhibits actions against them unless the honor of the country is at stake.
June 9, 1794 King asks Knox to keep the new command billet vacant Rufus King Henry Knox Letter, discusses command appointment for additional regiment.
August 7, 1793 Necessary Accumulation of Men & Materials Anthony Wayne Henry Knox Wayne emphasizes that he is only accumulating the number of men and provisions necessary to carry out his mission and objects to the complaints of the hostile Indians who say that the build-up indicates that he is about to invade their territory.
March 30, 1796 Establishing trading houses on the western frontier Thomas Dillon James McHenry Thomas Dillon expresses his wish to open up a trading house in Knoxville on the western frontier, in order to open up trade with the Indians. Since Congress has appropriated $150,000 for the purpose of establishing trading houses, Dillon asks to be appointed.
July 18, 1791 [No. 19] Clothing Account Samuel Hodgdon Isaac Craig Orders to open a clothing account and keep receipts. Outfit two boats, one for forage immediately as they might be called up.
November 7, 1794 Southwest Indian relations General James Robertson William Blount General James Robertson tells Governor William Blount of Southwest Territory that he does not believe that any enemy Indians are in or around settlements, although some have taken off with horses. His son, Jonathan, had his horse stolen. According to the Chickasaws, the Indians lately on the borders of the white settlements have been Creeks.
November 7, 1791 Relieving the Wounded Robert Buntin Samuel Hodgdon The clothing sent on is a little wet having gone through the river and there is no place here to open the bales with any kind of safety. The General thinks that they should be sent as they are on to Fort Washington as soon as possible. All the horses here, including those with the clothing, have gone with provisions to relieve the wounded that lie between this place and Fort Washington. There is...
November 18, 1790 Opening of the Council Fire Timothy Pickering Brothers Pickering thanks the Indians for their speech and promises a heartfelt answer the following day.
January 31, 1786 Report from West Point William Price Henry Knox Report on the cleaning of 500 stands of arms at West Point. Request guidance on how far the civil authority can extend over the military in the case of constable seeking to arrest a soldier in the West Point garrison for debt. Reports on the difficulty of finding anyone to board Captain Molly (Margaret Corbin). Reports a deserter and the arrival of recruits.
February 14, 1798 Transporting the Clothing to Elizabeth Town Horatio R. Dayton Samuel Hodgdon There is not a pressing necessity for clothing at Elizabeth Town but it will be needed soon. Rather than waiting for the river to open, and since the sleighing is now good, it might not involve much additional expense to send them all the way by land instead of by Trenton.
1794 Reassures that the President Loves His Red Children Henry Knox Conyatauyou Wants to reassure the chief that the President heard him talk, and that the President's door is always open to the just complaints of his red children. He will give him a written instrument, which he may consider a guarantee of his rights to the land. Offers him money to make him comfortable on the path.
December 20, 1799 Price of Carriages Samuel Tredwell William Simmons A deduction in the price of carriages stipulated in Tredwell's first agreement with Jacob Blount will be required to meet the specifications of the Secretary of War. Since the value of the carriages are not known, that account will be left open. As soon as that amount is known, it should be transmitted so as to be drawn by Mr. Blount.
May 28, 1799 Refers to Accounts with Quartermaster General Samuel Hodgdon James Miller Mentioned to Mr. Wilson his intention to open and close several store accounts in the Quartermaster General's department, but has since decided of a more easily understood statement about present transactions.
August 15, 1796 Arrangements Related to My Absence Elias Langham Samuel Hodgdon Langham is about to set off for Kentucky confident that the care and management of the stores is in good hands. He has asked Major Bedinger to open all letters from Hodgdon and the War Office and comply with orders contained therein and to make the returns on October 1st.
February 1, 1799 Reports Navigation is Open; Will Send Shipments Samuel Hodgdon Isaac Craig Pleased to learn that navigation is now free and that stores for lower posts can be forwarded. Ensign Cook's letter will be forwarded.
January 18, 1799 Report on Weather, Transportation; Boat to Natchez is Safe Samuel Hodgdon Isaac Craig Reports that the boat destined for the Natchez is safe. The river is open although navigation is impeded by ice, which should soon clear. Reports that the Quartermaster General is making estimates.
March 14, 1798 Urgent Need for Gun Stocks David Ames Samuel Hodgdon Ames repeats his request for gun stocks asserting that without a new supply, either stocking must soon stop or he will be forced to produce stocks that are not fit for service. He does not know what to do since the stocks that he has on hand are not seasoned and therefore not fit for use. The river is not yet open so if a hundred stocks could be sent to New Haven they would last until Hodgdon...
January 7, 1799 Indentures of Apprentice Lads, Etc. David Ames Samuel Hodgdon By the day's mail Ames has enclosed to the Secretary of War the indentures of four apprentice lads. The fifth will be sent as soon as he obtains his letters of guardianship. He wants to know if any of his accounts are still open in Hodgdon's books since he now must account with Colonel Joseph Williams for the property he receives and make a return for the work done and stock expended.
September 5, 1797 Announces Replacement for Treasurer of the Mint James McHenry John Adams Reports recent death of Dr. Way leaves office of treasurer of the mint open. He will be replaced by a man from Philadelphia based on the recommendation of the Governor of Maryland.
April 13, 1799 Provision Made for Shipping Articles to Me William Eaton Samuel Hodgdon Enclosed is an open letter to Mr. Harris. If Harris is not in Philadelphia, Hodgdon should arrange for the listed articles to be shipped to Eaton. Otherwise, the letter should be sealed and forwarded to the proper address.
August 1, 1800 $1000 in Post Notes Received One Day Late Joseph Williams Samuel Hodgdon Williams declares that his anxiety was much relieved when he broke open the letter which enclosed one thousand dollars in post notes on account of the Armory. The letter was one day late because it was routed through Boston from the southward.
January 30, 1800 Letter from the Accountant of the War Department William Simmons Abner Ritchie Simmons informs Ritchie that his accounts remain open on the books of the Accountant's Office. Simmons directs Ritchie to close his accounts as soon as possible.
September 14, 1795 Errors on Lincoln's and Storer's Accounts, Etc. Timothy Pickering Benjamin Lincoln Pickering writes General Lincoln with a statement from the Comptrollerís Office; there are errors in Lincolnís and Mr. Storerís accounts amounting to $97.38. Because the accounts have been open now for two years, rectifying this mistake will finally allow them to be closed.