Viewing 1–25 of 258 documents: "Lake Champlain"

Date Title Author Recipient Summary
September 12, 1788 Request for compensation John Thacher Joseph Howell Is in hopes of obtaining compensation for the many hours of pain and anguish from wound received at Lake Champlain, 1776 while acting as Captain in Continental Army in Colonel Swift's Regiment under General Waterbury and commander of the Galley Washington.
August 26, 1791 Copy of Colonel Doughtys letter to the Secretary of War John Doughty Henry Knox Report by John Doughty to the Secretary of War on British forces and influence in the vicinity of Lake Champlain. [largely illegible burned fragment].
August 30, 1786 Letter to the Commissioner of Army Accounts S. Jackson John Pierce Letter to the Commissioner of Army Accounts concerning Captain Phelon; discusses his various travels in pursuing Phelon.
September 17, 1788 Captain Thatcher [Thacher] request Joseph Howell Captain John Thatcher Informs Thatcher [Thacher] that in researching his request for certificate, found that he owes money. Asks about the circumstances of his captivity, whether any money was advanced, and whether he received any rations after return from activity. Closes by saying he wants to remove all obstacles to request.
September 22, 1786 Mr. Phelon returns John Pierce Robert Treat Paine The former confidential clerk of the Office of Army Accounts, John Phelon, has returned from Canada and found in Boston. Phelon allegedly stole certificate paper for the purposes of producing counterfeit certificates. His guilt or innocence is not known at the present.
February 15, 1797 [Memorndum] British Block House James McHenry [not available] British block house between Lake Erie and Lake St. Clair.
July 1, 1794 Orders to Contractor for supplying provisions to Canadian refugees Henry Knox [not available] Order that directs the contractor to supply provisions to Canadian refugees who are currently inhabiting land given to them by New York state as ordered by the resolution of Congress.
September 1795 Navigation of Lake Erie Unknown Author Timothy Pickering Information provided by a British sailor on navigating Lake Erie.
May 21, 1790 Report on the petition of Jacobus Wynkoop Joseph Howell Henry Knox Report on the petition of Jacobus Wynkoop, appointed by Major General Phillip Schuyler during the Revolutionary War.
August 30, 1786 Failed effort to catch suspected counterfeiter Simon Jackson John Pierce Capt. Simon Jackson writes John Pierce, describing his efforts to catch Capt. John Phelon before he flees to Canada. Phelon was Pierce's confidential clerk at the Office of Army Accounts and is suspected of having stolen certificate paper in order to counterfeit. Jackson was unable to find Phelon, who has most likely reached Quebec.
November 24, 1800 Exploration of copper mines on Lake Superior Samuel Dexter Mr. Cooper This letter directs the Commanding Officer to assist Mr. Cooper's exploration of the copper mines on Lake Superior. Cooper is introduced as the son of a Congressman from New York.
June 30, 1796 Purchase of Corn John Wilkins, Jr. James Henry Received orders to procure a supply of corn at lower ports of Lake Erie, to be transported to the rapids of the Miamis of the Lake. Requests Henry follow these orders with locations and travel route outlined.
December 9, 1799 Vessel Needed for Crossing the Lake John Laughton Alexander Hamilton Laughton informs Hamilton that he has found a vessel that would able to make the dangerous lake-crossing and asks permission to have one built for this purpose.
May 31, 1796 Treaty wih the Seven Nations of Canada Abraham Ogden [not available] A Treaty held at the City of New York with Nations or Tribes of Indians denominating themselves the Seven Nations of Canada.
August 3, 1795 Treaty with the Western Indians War Office Unknown Recipient Articles of peace proposed in a treaty between the United States and the Northwest Indian tribes; later known as the Treaty of Ghent.
February 3, 1796 Objects of the Military Establishment of the United States. Timothy Pickering [not available] Lists goals of U.S. military regarding boundary lines, military post occupation, and methods for obtaining these objectives. Advocated for preserving current military structure and force even in times of peace.
March 17, 1800 Report of the Committee appointed on the 5th instant to enquire into the expediency of authorizing the President of the United States to appoint an agent to purchase of the Indians, Atract Ofland on the South-side of Lake Superior which shall include the Great Copper Bed. Congress of the United States [not available] Authorization for president to appoint a representative to purchase land on Lake Superior from Indians due to its rich copper deposits.
February 15, 1797 Enclosed Memo James McHenry Robert Liston Letter, encloses memo re British block house.
September 22, 1786 Suspicions Surrounding an Official John Pierce Robert Treat Paine Letter from the Commissioner of Army Accounts concerning a particular official and suspicions surrounding him.
September 29, 1796 Letter to the Secretary at War Anthony Wayne James McHenry General Wayne discusses the British removal from U.S. territories and the poor repair of inherited military fortifications. Wayne encloses an estimate from the Quartermaster detailing the costs involved in repair.
August 15, 1791 Purchasing the Lake Erie Tract John Nicholson Oliver Wolcott, Jr. Nicholson discusses the terms and implications of the transaction involving the purchase of the Lake Erie Tract the Indian titles of which were extinquished at great expense by the State of Pennsylvania.
May 1, 1798 Requests Naval Stores for Vessels on Lake Erie James McHenry John Harris The Secretary of the Treasury requests the purchase of naval stores for vessels on Lake Erie. Requests delivery to Samuel Hodgdon for transportation.
June 30, 1794 Letter from the Governor of Pennsylvania Thomas Mifflin Henry Knox Letter from the Governor of Pennsylvania to the Secretary of War, regarding the refusal by Indians to acknowledge the validity of certain tracts in western Pennsylvania around Lake Erie.
June 13, 1798 Replacing Articles Destined for Lake Erie, Etc. Isaac Craig Samuel Hodgdon By order of the Commander in Chief articles destined for Lake Erie and the galley were shipped on the Ohio with the general. These articles should be replaced as soon as possible: canvas, train oil, white lead, 2 &1/2 inch cordage, and spun yarn.
February 15, 1797 Memorandum on the construction of a British block house James McHenry [not available] Memorandum on the construction of a British block house in American territory.