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January 26, 1789 Regarding land purchases; geographical information; the imminent death of the King of Great Britain Tench Coxe Thomas Mifflin Discusses land purchases in New York, Massachusetts and Pennsylvania from Indians and reports on the imminent death of the King of Great Britain from a dropsical disease. Suggests that a change of kings will result in increased public debt.
February 28, 1787 To the Chiefs and Warriors of the Six Nations Major General Richard Butler Chiefs & Warriors of the Six Nations Speech alludes to transmission of items to Congress, recommendations of peace, and advised Indians to maintain control over their people to prevent hostilities against white settlers.
1799 Discussion of Affairs with France James McHenry John Adams Mentions the spectacle of war as compared to a quiet submission. Speaks of affairs with France and a treaty with Great Britain.
February 10, 1801 Certification of payment; Thomas Pinckney, Esquire, Minister Plenipotentiary to Great Britain, for books and mathematical instruments William Simmons Samuel Dexter Certification of payment; $34 to Thomas Pinckney, Esquire, Minister Plenipotentiary to Great Britain, for books and mathematical instruments.
July 21, 1795 Pickering discusses public opinion with Knox Timothy Pickering Henry Knox Letter, discusses public opinion re treaty with Great Britain.
September 4, 1790 Knox comments on Sayre's proposal to the President Henry Knox Stephen Sayre Letter, discusses Sayre's plan; mentions expectations of war between Great Britain and Spain.
December 1, 1795 [Duplicate] Request for Permission to Sell Arms Timothy Pickering Rufus King Request to procure permit to sell arms in Great Britain.
June 17, 1795 Treaty Negotiations with Western Indians and Great Britain Timothy Pickering Anthony Wayne Enclosed list of promotions and appointments, some commissions were withheld b/c Pickering did not know the rank of the officers. As soon as rank is determined, Pickering requested Wayne transmit it to the War Office. Noted Senate was in session to ratify the treaty with Great Britain negotiated by Mr. Jay. Hoped treaty with Western Indians would conclude soon so as to secure their alliance...
May 7, 1799 Updates on Negative Status of Northwest Territory David Strong Alexander Hamilton Supplies of ammunition and hospital stores low and no response to multiple communications to Secretary of War on the subject. Strong noted discontent held by Indians who he believed were planning an attack on the United States and Great Britain.
August 1, 1795 Town Meetings Against Treaty with Great Britain Timothy Pickering Anthony Wayne Write on "present state of political affairs" in reference to the treaty negotiated with Great Britain by Mr. Jay. Jacobins oppose treaty and side with France. Pickering believed main goal of British was to have U.S. surrender posts on frontier. Fear of rising number of town meetings across country to discuss the treaty.
August 15, 1795 Treaty with Great Britain Timothy Pickering Anthony Wayne Ratification of treaty with Great Britain was postponed unexpectedly but Mr. Hammond recently made a "memorial" stating the Presidents decision to ratify the treaty agreeable to the Senate and that Mr. Hammond will convey the news to England. Only problem with treaty was suspension of trade with British West India Islands. Hopes the ratification of the treaty will positively influence treaty...
April 18, 1793 Questions Regarding the War Between France & Great Britain George Washington Alexander Hamilton The President poses a number of questions to his cabinet and Attorney General regarding the stance of the United States with respect to the ongoing conflict between France and Great Britain. Should the U. S. declare its neutrality while still receiving a Minister from France? Are the treaties previously made with France applicable to the current situation? Etc.
July 17, 1795 Supply of Troops and Treaty with Great Britain Timothy Pickering Anthony Wayne Hats that arrived for troops are of inferior quality than those contracted for, but necessity compelled Pickering to accept them. Due to the inferior quality, the hats were sold to the officers at half price and the hat are only expected to last half a year. Mentioned improper and mischievous accumulation of clothing. Discussed dissention pertaining to treaty with Great Britain.
November 7, 1788 William Coade's pay C. Richmond Joseph Howell Relating to William Coade's pay, White will bring the books of the First Maryland Regiment.
July 21, 1791 Supplies and Indian Relations Henry Knox Major General Richard Butler Troops arrived, ready to march, supply of materials discussed. British urging war between Indians and United States.
March 21, 1792 Instructions to General St. Clair Henry Knox Arthur St. Clair Post near the Miami Village is an intimidation tactic against aggression by Indians. Knox presumed the post would be a source of jealousy for British officers in neighboring territory, advised against military engagement with Great Britain.
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.
December 18, 1786 Speech of United Indian Nations to Congress Chiefs of Wabash and Illinois Tribes [not available] The Indians are disappointed that they were not included in peace accord with Great Britain; wanted lasting peace. Indians excluded from meetings held regarding peace and property rights, desire future peace be reached with a united voice of the confederacy.
December 3, 1799 Address to Congress by the President John Adams Congress of the United States President Adams' address on the occasion of the 1st session of the Sixth Congress. Adams touches on the wars in Europe, unrest in Pennsylvania, displomatic mission to France, and relations with Great Britain. Adams calls for revision to the judiciary system. The government is one year off from moving from Philadelphia to the new federal seat in the District of Columbia;
January 1, 1795 Estimates from T. Francis Tench Coxe Alexander Hamilton Notification of receipt of T. Francis estimates (for the fortification the port of Philadelphia). If the need for supplies is urgent, Francis believed import of goods from Great Britain and Ireland on credit would be a sufficient choice.
July 14, 1791 Scott's Mission Successful, Status of Troops Henry Knox Arthur St. Clair Status of troops on frontier discussed, General Scott's missions successful, but specifics of results yet to be received. Knox adamantly against war with Great Britain.
October 7, 1795 Supply and Building of Western Posts George Washington Timothy Pickering Hopes Gen. Wayne will leave the posts with advanced positions "sufficiently respectable" but advised not building additional structures due to uncertain nature of treaty talks with Western Indians.
December 12, 1796 Development and Regulation of U.S. United States Senate George Washington Noted good relations with Indians, Great Britain, and Spain. Encouraged by agricultural and manufacturing success, believed that establishing governing body would assist in accelerating success. Many thanks to Washington and his service to the United States.
December 14, 1798 House of Rep. Address to President Regarding Foreign Policy House of Representatives John Adams Boundary disputes with Great Britain and Spain settled, poor relations with France continue. Tone of House defensive and gave full approval of Presidential authority to exercise rights to defend U.S. freedom.
October 21, 1791 Smith solicits a diplomatic appointment from Knox William Smith Henry Knox Letter, discusses diplomacy with Great Britain.