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Date Title Author Recipient Summary
October 14, 1792 Defense of Frontier Henry Knox Henry Lee President does not see need of Virginia Legislature to call up additional forces for the defense of the frontier. The militia should be sufficient.
January 14, 1791 Land Promised the Men of the Virginia Line Henry Knox George Washington Knox references Resolves of the Legislature of Virginia regarding land promised to the officers and soldiers of the Virginia Line of the Continental Army. These resolves should be placed before the Congress of the United States.
May 3, 1799 Act of Legislature James McHenry W. R Davis Letter, encloses Act of Legislature.
September 16, 1786 Regarding Dissimilar Commercial Regulations Tench Coxe Commissioners for Maryland Coxe, a Commissioner for Pennsylvania, asks the Maryland Commissioners to pass on a message to their state Legislature. Coxe states that though difference of circumstances has led to dissimilar trade regulations, none should be adopted which militate against the fundamental and essential principles of the Union. Some states charge duties on out-of-state vessels and goods equal to the duties...
October 7, 1798 Expresses Concerns about Elections John Adams James McHenry Concerns about local elections; mentions Smith's interests and opposition. Refers to election of Craik and Dart. Expresses concern about elections in Maryland but has high hopes for elections in Virginia. Discusses campaign funds and concerns about Smith and Winchester. Speaks of Buchanan's intention for the Legislature. Mentions tension with Hearth.
October 17, 1798 Informing Hamilton of His Responsibility to Execute the Plan for Improving New York's Defenses John Adams Alexander Hamilton Adams informs Hamilton of the plan of execution for the arrangements being made for defenses at New York City, and that he has been placed in charge of that execution based on the confidence of the New York legislature and Governor Jay. He quotes the relevant portions of the legislature's act.
January 25, 1799 Fortifying the Port of New York John Jay Alexander Hamilton Governor Jay awaits Hamilton's advice before contacting the New York state legislature regarding fortifying the Port of New York.
October 14, 1792 Militia to Protect Frontier Henry Knox Henry Lee No requirements from Virginia's military for protection of frontier during the ensuing year. All protection to come from federal government.
October 17, 1798 Request for Opinions of Department Heads [Cabinet] John Adams James McHenry Submits copies of letters to and from Governor Jay of New York, an act of that state's legislature, and a letter to Alexander Hamilton; asks that McHenry distribute these to all the Cabinet officials and have them decide whether Adams' actions have been correct.
October 17, 1798 Further Defense of the State of New York John Adams John Jay Adams acknowledges the $150,000 appropriated by the legislature of New York for the defense of the state and assures Governor Jay that he will cooperate with the understanding that his action will have no influence on any question that comes before the Congress of the United States.
February 11, 1784 Concerning the printing of certificates Francis Child John Pierce Discusses the printing of certificates by a widow running her deceased husband's printing business and who was appointed printer to the Legislature of New York.
January 26, 1799 Only a Partial Survey Available Alexander Hamilton John Jay Hamilton is able to submit only a partial survey to Jay due to inadequate engineering support. More investigation and thought is needed before a specific plan can be proposed to the Legislature.
May 31, 1785 Resolution of Congress Charles Thomson Patrick Henry Charles Thomson transmits to the Governor of Virginia, Patrick Henry, two acts of Congress pertaining to establishment of agents responsible for the disbursal of arrears due to veterans and the requirement for state oversight of said agents.
August 3, 1799 New York Appropriations Not to Be Used for Fortifications John Jay Alexander Hamilton Letter, advises Hamilton that appropriations by the New York Legislature are not to be used for the construction of fortifications. The legislature has ordered that all further expenditures for defenses be ceased; apparently it has decided to divert those funds to the payment of debt held by the U.S. Treasury.
November 10, 1794 Permission for Federal Arsenal and Magazine Henry Knox James Wood Secretary Knox informs Lieutenant Governor James Wood of Virginia that President Washington intends to establish a federal arsenal and magazine in his state. The consent of the Virginia legislature is necessary, however, for the purchase of land - approximately 640 acres - on which the arsenal and magazine might be built.
December 24, 1789 Protection of Frontiers Henry Knox Beverley Randolph Protection of Virginia frontier to be addressed at next session of Congress. U.S. indebted to state for their supply of ammunition and will be reimbursed.
December 18, 1795 Resolution of the South Carolina Legislature Regarding the Fontier South Carolina Legislature [not available] South Carolina's legislature passes a resolution supporting the placement of troops under Major General Andrew Pickens in order to insure protection on the frontier.
October 17, 1798 Defense of the State of New York John Adams Alexander Hamilton The legislature of New York has appropriated $150,000 to provide for the defense of that state and Hamilton is asked to work with Governor Jay in laying out and executing an effective plan to that purpose.
January 15, 1791 Protection of Virginia's Frontier Settlers Henry Knox George Washington Although Knox agrees that the western frontier of Virginia should be defended at the expense of the United States, he does not approve of the methods for providing that defense set forth by Virginia and provides his own recommendations to the President.
July 17, 1785 Settlement of Continental Accounts William Pierce Edward Carrington William Pierce asks Edward Carrington to have his Continental accounts settled with Andrew Dunscomb. Pierce, now a Georgia rice planter, inquires into the price of slaves in Virginia.
October 17, 1798 Acceptance of New York Plan of Defense, with Hamilton to Execute It, on Condition of Silence John Adams John Jay Adams accepts the plan of Governor Jay and the New York legislature to place the funds and execution of the preparations for the defense of New York City in the hands of General Hamilton. Does so on the condition that no part of this "act of the Executive authority" shall be understood to have any inference which may at one time come under the scrutiny of the legislature of the United States.
April 18, 1798 Instructions for Inspecting & Shipping New York Cannon Offered to United States James McHenry Captain John Barry Instructs Captain Barry to inspect the cannon offered to the United States by the legislature of New York, and to send them to Philadelphia if he finds them fit for service.
February 22, 1789 [COPY] Elections Henry Knox Edward H. Robbins Discussed lawsuit and reference, elections of anti-Federalists and Washington and Adams recounted.
May 3, 1798 New York State Legislature Approved Purchase of Land from Oneidas John Adams United States Senate Adams relayed information from John Jay, Gov. of New York, to Senate - State Legislature approved purchase of land from Oneida Indian Nation, Adams nominated Joseph Hopkinson to be commissioner of the treaty.
May 21, 1793 Proposed defense of Norfolk, Matters Regarding Foreign Vessels in American Harbors and Waters Thomas Jefferson Henry Lee Jefferson has received the letters from the British Consul at Norfolk and the information of Henry Tucker, and has passed them to the President. The legislature has not considered the idea of putting US harbors on the defensive, which means that there is no money to do so and therefore the President cannot comply with the suggestion. The treaties with France and Holland do not allow them to arm...