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Date Title Author Recipient Summary
September 12, 1789 Compiled List Josiah Harmar Henry Knox Bulleted list of questions and statements. Mentioned "hawk notes" and the Pioneer Association of Cincinnati, an essay or writing of some type on the Historical Collections of Tuskcarawa Valley, a transcribed letter from Harmar to Knox regarding construction near a river, the proceedings of the Judiciaries of the Reformed Church of America relative to tyranny and personal suffering. Diagram...
November 8, 1788 Proposed collection of official papers Noah Webster Samuel Hodgdon Webster proposes a printed edition of a collection of official papers, which he claims Philadelphia gentlemen desire. Requests that communications be made with Francis Childs, the printer.
September 28, 1796 Description of Detroit Doctor Charles Brown Samuel Hodgdon Delayed writing Hodgdon in hopes of visiting him, just received news Brown cannot leave Detroit. Describes Detroit, its inhabitants as mostly French with some Scottish merchants. Will procure a fox skin for Mrs. Hodgdon next spring. Mentioned Dr. Barton never received Brown's letter and collection of plants from Fort Jefferson. Supposed rebels in Pittsburgh destroyed them.
April 29, 1784 Collection and transfer of funds Council Arthur St. Clair Council upon St. Clair to expedite the collection and transfer of funds. Council, upon considering the exhausted state of the Treasury, and that the public exigencies were such as to call for an immediate supply they have accordingly directed me to call upon you in the most pressing manner to expedite the payment of the money now in your hands, and to use your utmost endeavours in the collection...
September 14, 1790 Refers to Provisions for Upcoming Expedition against Indians Henry Knox Josiah Harmar Believes upcoming expedition expense will be great, but believes economic foresight will help. Discusses supplies provided by contractors who should pay themselves for pack horses. Advised Harmar to be as light as possible. The President will be anxious to hear details of the expedition and its success.
May 24, 1791 Discussion of Expenses Surrounding Transport and Storage of Military Stores Jeremiah Olney Henry Knox Letter, discusses sum charged for removal of stores; discusses monthly allowance to keep public stores.
March 30, 1791 Regarding Appointment to Command Battalion of Levies William Jackson Colonel Moses Rawlings Jackson reports that Secretary of War wished to be informed of Rawling's intentions relative to appointment to command battalion of levies. President of United States General George Washington requests a response to General Knox.
March 26, 1799 Questions about Supplies Robert Goodloe Harper James McHenry Writes about collection and transportation of supplies.
[not available] Quote from Samuel Johnson James McHenry [not available] One side begins to tell the recipient about something received from Philadelphia. The other quotes Doctor Johnson "It was a most mortifying reflection for any man to consider what he had done, compared with what he might have done." Follows this with a reflection on a historical figure who expected people to keep appointments to the minute.
March 9, 1788 Discusses Trades with the Delawares and the Moravian Indians Josiah Harmar Henry Knox David Zeisberger, Moravian Indian missionary, has requested an exchange of corn for powder, linen, etc. Refers to encounter with Captain Pipe, chief of the Delawares, who met with Ensign McDowell in great friendship and respect. They intend to trade furs with contractors.
January 16, 1794 Information Regarding Payment Major Erkuries Beatty Joseph Howell Beatty recounted the transfer of money and the collection of receipts by Mr. [Hough]. Beatty believed money came from Mr. Carleton of the War Department.
January 26, 1786 Collection from a Speculator George Morgan Timothy Pickering Discusses the collection of money from an individual who apparently had speculated in notes and where he might be found (including a tavern)
October 10, 1794 Request for Name of Unauthorized Collection of Monies William Long David Hemey Long sought name of person who drew money due him so he may recover money owed him. William Fait previously authorized to draw money, but returned power to Long.
July 29, 1796 Accurate Information about the Northwestern Frontier & the Mississippi River Oliver Wolcott, Jr. Anthony Wayne Wolcott is preparing a report for the House of Representatives on the establishment of districts for the collection of duties upon the Mississippi River and upon the northern boundary of the United States. He requests information about the state of the northwestern frontier. He asks about trading posts, settlements, and waterways along Lake Erie, Lake Huron, Lake Michigan, and between the...
March 21, 1794 Settlement of the Sub-Paymasters Joseph Howell Henry Knox The deviation of the paymasters and sub-paymasters from the system prescribed by the Comptroller has prevented Howell from acting on a great proportion of their accounts.
January 31, 1799 Request to Settle Accounts with Jacob Sperry Samuel Hodgdon John Wilkins, Jr. Enclosed bill from Jacob Sperry with a translation of the bill. Requests collection of amount due, payable through Hodgdon.
April 13, 1797 Forwarding of Recent War Department Correspondence, with Table of Contents James McHenry John Adams Informs President Adams, shortly after his inauguration, of the various affairs involving the War Department by forwarding War Department correspondence to him [the source of this collection]. Appended by a table of contents for the entire collection, which includes letters on relations with the Indians, military stores & regulations, fortifications, instructions to various officers and agents,...
April 20, 1798 Forwarding Twelve-Pounders & Shells to Philadelphia Samuel Hodgdon James McHenry Hodgdon recommends that recently forged twelve-pounders and shells be brought to Philadelphia immediately.
December 15, 1788 Reports Activity at Fort Harmar; Concern for Supplies; Intents of Inhabitants to Separate from Virginia and U.S. Josiah Harmar Henry Knox Discusses contracting out of border and land maintenance. Refers to the inhabitants of Kentucky and their intent to declare independence of Virginia and the U.S. Expresses concern to watch interests of Mr. Connolly, not trusting his character.
May 9, 1787 Request for Detailed Return of Military Stores in Rhode Island Henry Knox Jeremiah Olney Letter, asks for detailed return and condition of stores.
September 28, 1797 Reprimand Regarding Receipts William Simmons Samuel Parmele Reprimands Parmele for sending a parcel of copies of receipts for bounty paid recruits without enclosing a list specifying paid amount and items. Further advice given regarding receipt collection.
August 1, 1800 Receipt of Atlas James McHenry Rufus King Describes atlas procured from trader, requests missing maps of Malta and Goza. Discussed end of term in War Office, described cartridge paper, and discussed presidential campaign and election.
November 9, 1798 A Copy of the Laws of Congress, Etc. Isaac Craig Samuel Hodgdon Major Craig requests a copy of the laws of Congress under President Adams from Samuel Hodgdon. Craig also informs Hodgdon of a local town having collected 500 dollars for relief of Philadelphians suffering under the hardship of yellow fever.
August 1, 1798 List of Books and Articles for James Wilkinson. Unknown Author [not available] This is a list of books for James Wilkinson that includes "Adams's Lectures on Natural Philosophy" and a list of articles that includes mustard, cough drops, and rose water.
December 2, 1794 Collection of Arms, Ordinance, and Supplies Henry Knox Samuel Hodgdon Militia of New Jersey ordered to relinquish all arms, ordinance, and supplies to military stores. Knox advised that the agent should expect to receive and report all objects collected.