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February 24, 1795 Please Meet at Dunwoody's Tench Coxe Samuel Hodgdon Coxe announces that they are meeting in the evening at Dunwoody's with Spread Eagle to discuss musket shirts. He hopes that Hodgdon can attend for at least an hour.
September 13, 1794 Account Respecting Certain Horses William Bradford Samuel Hodgdon Bradford needs to arrange accounts respecting certain horses that he purchased during his journey to the westward.
November 14, 1795 Expense Account of Johnny Carson John Carson Timothy Pickering In examining Carson's expenses, Simmons is asked to consider the time it takes Carson to execute his duties. A total of 74 days has been required to travel to his present location and make the required adjustments to the accounts. He also should receive an allowance for paying the patrols their first and second payments.
August 22, 1797 Concerning the spread of fever in Philadelphia James McHenry Benjamin Rush McHenry asks Benjamin Rush, a physician, for his advice on whether or not he should remove the War Office from the city of Philadelphia, which was suffering from the spread of fever.
September 27, 1793 Craig discusses military stores and shipment with Hodgdon Isaac Craig Samuel Hodgdon Craig expresses pleasure to hear Hodgdon is recovering from the fever that plagued Philadelphia. Clothing sent from Philadelphia was repackaged at Fort Pitt due to concerns regardinging the spread of infection. Craig thinks the practice of repackaging is now unnecessary. Craig requests nails and stationary from Hodgdon.
February 6, 1792 Letter from the Reverend Samuel Kirkland to Secretary of War Henry Knox on Indian Council at Buffaloe; smallpox outbreak on Genesee River Reverend Samuel Kirkland Henry Knox Letter, discusses private Indian council, which Kirkland would have attended but for the exclusion of whites. To have pushed the matter would have excited jealousies. Speaks highly of Good Peter as a source of information and aid. Will report on results of council as soon as information comes available. Farmer's Brother has anxiety of mind and wished to absent self from Council at Buffaloe....
May 22, 1795 Small Pox Infections Thomas Butler Timothy Pickering Need to have men stationed at Fort Fayette inoculated for small pox due to the widespread infections in its camps. Cited the clothing to be shipped down the Ohio river as possibly carrying the small pox virus. Ordnance from Gen. Wayne received.
September 29, 1795 Speech by Indian Chief to U.S. Commissioner at Fort George, 09/29/1795. Unknown Iroquois Chief [not available] Thanks U.S. commissioners for their determination to do justice by the Indians. Confirms that the Indians' claim is just, and appeals to the Americans' Christianity to ensure that they continue to deal justly. Affirms wish for love and friendship between the two peoples, unto future generations -- and says that this example should be followed by all Indians. Says that word the U.S.'s just...
October 25, 1797 Military strategy on the Mississippi Timothy Pickering James McHenry Pickering gives a blistering critique of the proposal by some to attack the ports of St. Louis and New Madrid, arguing that it is folly to go on the offensive. Pickering insists that if hostilities were to commence on the Mississippi, it would best to send the greatest force possible to that quarter. If American troops were thinly spread in ports across the Mississippi, Pickering argues, the...
October 20, 1789 Census of Six Nations Giving Numbers and Names of Tribes and Heads of Families at Grand River and on the Ohio Reverend Samuel Kirkland [not available] Census, describes Six Nations population; describes Indian population. The total of the Six Nations population is listed at 3665
August 23, 1798 Exposing Your Family to the Contagion John Caldwell Samuel Hodgdon Caldwell expresses his concern regarding Hodgdon's family relative to the spread of yellow fever in Philadelphia. He argues that keeping his family in the city increases everyone's exposure to the contagion.
December 25, 1789 Thomson forwards a letter to Knox Charles Thomson Henry Knox Letter, encloses letter; discusses Revolutionary War.
March 9, 1793 Dealings with Cornplanter Henry Knox Anthony Wayne As stated earlier, the Cornplanter is no longer needed in Philadelphia because the Farmer's brother and others have provided the necessary information. It is unfortunate that rumors have spread that the Cornplanter is estranged from us when the truth is that he angered his brethren when he visited us without their permission.
January 1798 Explanation of orders and instructions James McHenry James Wilkinson McHenry responds with "candor" and "frankness" to complaints from General James Wilkinson on orders and instructions. The Secretary of War offers explanations for each specific complaint levied by the general. In one of his explanations, McHenry reminds Wilkinson - later to be discovered as an agent for the Spanish after his death - that the Northwest Territory has been infested with spies...
March 12, 1795 [Speech to the President]. Okeia [not available] Speech of the Potawatomi.
August 13, 1792 Grand National Council, Indian Affairs Henry Knox James Wood Advises against disputes with neighboring Indians for fear it will spread to all southern tribes. Result of Grand National Council was peace among Cherokees towards U.S.
January 4, 1790 Williams writes Knox from London Jonathan Williams Henry Knox Jonathan William writes Henry Knox from London to discuss the French Revolution. William believes the the French Revolution is a just war for freedom which continues the American tradition of liberty, linking events in France to the American Revolution. He also hopes that the revolution may spread to the Spanish and Portuguese colonies so that they too could have democratic governments.
April 25, 1792 President of United States General George Washington speech to the Five Nations delegation at Philadelphia George Washington Headmen Five Nations From General George Washington to his children of the Five Nations. The delegation was invited to impart the blessings of civilization as may suit their condition. Colonel Pickering has made the arrangements, which Washington approves of. Washington ratifies an article authorizing payment of a yearly sum of $1500 for the Five Nations and Stockbridge Indians. Asks that the word be spread that...
May 22, 1799 Requesting the right to recommend officers John Taylor Gilman James McHenry Expresses offense that New Hampshire Senators John Langdon and Samuel Livermore have not sought after the opinions of himself - the Governor of New Hampshire - for officer recommendations in the Provisional Army. Argues that Langdon (Democratic-Republican), in particular, is politically motivated and opposed to him and the federal administration. Says that he has had a difficult time preventing...
June 5, 1795 Outfitting Troops Isaac Craig Timothy Pickering Notification that all troops fit for duty descended the Ohio under the command of Richard Sparks, who was also charged with transporting all Indian goods. Clothing received was not sufficient to outfit all recruits and they left without proper equipment. Noted clothing on hand insufficient type to cloth troops. Troops are being inoculated against small pox, to prevent a spread of the disease.
September 13, 1789 Jackson writes to Knox Henry Jackson Henry Knox Letter, discusses family, employment, and French fleet in harbour.
October 18, 1797 Captain Chapin discusses Indian affairs with Secretary at War Israel Chapin Jr James McHenry Letter, describes disposition of Six Nations; discusses fears of Indian aggression.
June 2, 1786 Speech of Richard Butler Major General Richard Butler [not available] Speech made to Captain Beal regarding Indians and U.S. disputes over land with overtones of peace.
September 3, 1792 Settler life on the western frontier Reverend David McClure Henry Knox Reverend McClure writes Secretary Knox on Arthur St. Clair's campaign. Discusses Indian warfare and frontier and pioneer life. The southern people today experience what the first settlers of New England felt, writes McClure. The foundations of all empires are laid in blood. Suggests that difficulties with Indians will prevent too extensive an immigration over the Western Territory, which if...
August 12, 1800 Letter, Type Undetermined, to Alexander Hamilton [not available] Alexander Hamilton Letter, discusses issues re Army inspectors; describes recruiting shortfall.