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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.
December 1, 1795 [Duplicate] Request for Permission to Sell Arms Timothy Pickering Rufus King Request to procure permit to sell arms in Great Britain.
August 7, 1787 To the Fat King and Other Head-Men of the Lower Creeks. [not available] Fat King Presumably written by the US Indian Agent for the Creeks, refers to the satisfaction demanded for killings of Creeks. Accuses Lower Creeks of not complying with Treaties of Augusta, Galphinton, and Shoulderbone. Closes by saying the hatchet once lifted is not easily buried.
July 13, 1799 Letter from the Secretary at War James McHenry Rufus King The Secretary at War discusses filling vacant offices.
December 2, 1785 Journal of Commissioners at Treaty of Hopewell, South Carolina delivered to Congress Commissioners for Treaty of Hopewell, 1785 Richard Henry Lee Commissioners give an account of the Treaty proceedings. Number of Cherokee attendees was 918. Relate that they explained cession of territory from King of Great Britain in wake of Revolutionary War. Agents of North Carolina and Georgia protested the Treaty. Discuss the boundaries, the issue of white settlements on Cherokee lands and the matter of compensation to the Cherokees for that matter....
January 15, 1785 Report from Lieutenant Colonel Josiah Harmar to Jonathan Dickinson on status of troops, equipment and fort, and relations with Indians Josiah Harmar President John Dickinson Lt.Col Josiah Harmar reports to President John Dickinson on his utilization of Pennsylvania Troops at Fort McIntosh as well as the Indian reaction to the recently commenced United States treaty with Great Britain. Reports that Indians look to lands as their own, whereas Commissioners state that, having adhered to the King of Britain during Revolutionary War, Indians are a conquered people.
November 8, 1791 Report Concerning Indian Boundary Lines Thomas Jefferson [not available] Jefferson delineates the boundaries of the United States and Indian Nations.
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.
January 24, 1798 Circular to the Heads of the Departments on Foreign Policy John Adams [not available] Presidents request to Heads of Department for their opinions on foreign policy. Special notice to be given to relations with France which Washington believed are tied to relations with Spain, Great Britain, and Holland. Instructions on how to conduct themselves overseas and questions on how to proceed with alliances along with asserting political, economic, and military power.
July 22, 1798 Concerning rebellion in the French West Indies James McHenry Timothy Pickering Encloses a memorandum on the French West India Islands that suggests that it is sensible for the United States to give aid to the rebels if they declare independence from France. Desires that Great Britain make an attempt to prevent France from taking exception to that policy in such an event. Also stresses that the British cabinet be informed that New Orleans must not leave the possession of...
June 7, 1787 Movements of troops, protection for surveyors, disposition of Western Indians Josiah Harmar Henry Knox Harmar reports that he is executing orders of congress and has evacuated Fort Stueben, and transmitted orders to Captain Ferguson to withdraw from Fort Pitt. Has detached Captain Strong and Captain Mercer, with their companies, for the Rapids. Surveyors have requested military escorts. Reason for assembling troops on Rapids of Ohio is to prevent Indians from attacking settlements. Western...
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.
1798 List of Observations on Current Political and Economic Situation Alexander Hamilton James McHenry Aversion to war held by most U.S. citizens, nothing to be gained from war with France. If negotiations fail, Hamilton advised that sloops of war and troops be prepared and authority be given to president for control of armed forces. Advised avoiding alliance with Great Britain.
1789 Copy of Harmar's Speech to the Indians Josiah Harmar [not available] Harmar seeks peace between Indians and the "Thirteen Great Fires" (13 States) and offers wampum, reminded Indians that U.S. are obliged to protect and defend all friendly Indians. Virginia settlers seek to live in peace with Indians. Mentioned deception of Indians by enemies, murder on Ohio by unknown Indians, and that the U.S. traders will provide Indians anything they need.
July 21, 1795 Pickering discusses public opinion with Knox Timothy Pickering Henry Knox Letter, discusses public opinion re treaty with Great Britain.
January 16, 1799 United States & British Trade Agreements Concerning St. Domingo [Haiti] Rufus King [not available] Relates that the British have determined to send a Colonel Maitland, the man who struck their existing agreement with Toussaint L'Overture of St. Domingo [Haiti], to America. There he will be able to express its details to the U.S. government at Philadelphia, so an arrangement between the U.S. and Great Britain concerning Haiti may be fully worked out. Addresses trade, via U.S. shipping,...
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.
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.
November 28, 1797 Response to Address to Congress by President Delivered 11/23/1798 United States Senate John Adams Senate agreed with President Adams request for peace and treaty with France and Spain, new trade agreements with Britain, and agreed commerce was essential for the growth of the nation.
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...
October 20, 1791 Maunsell delivers a British diplomatic message to Knox John Maunsell Henry Knox Copied letter, General Maunsell, acting on behalf of the King of England, delivers this diplomatic message to Knox.
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.