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December 18, 1796 Movement of Commissioners, Troops and Equipment following Treaty of Madrid Charles D. de Lassus Jonathan Taylor From the port of New Madrid, DeLassus, referring to Treaty of Madrid between United States and Spain, requests that movement of commissioners, troops and equipment be delayed until high waters arrive .
December 18, 1796 Regarding Treaty of friendship, navigation and limits between United States and Spain Charles D. de Lassus Anthony Wayne Writing from New Madrid on the Mississippi, Lieutenant Charles De Hault de Lassus, commander of the post of New Madrid, Missouri, refers to treaty of friendship, navigation, and limits between the United States and Spain. Reports that his orders are to allow United States commissioners to fix the limits. Evacuation of fort cannot take place until time of high waters. Governor General of...
July 7, 1790 Brett discusses war with Spain to Knox P. Brett Henry Knox Letter, discusses prospects of war with Spain.
June 23, 1798 Diplomatic relations with Spain William Loughton Smith James McHenry Writes that a ship that he was onboard heading out of Lisbon was fired upon by a Spanish gunboat. Describes travels through Spain and happily reports that the Spanish have surrendered posts in accordance to Pinckney's Treaty.
March 8, 1798 Appointment as consul of the United States in Spain Moses Young James McHenry Informs McHenry that Colonel Humphreys had asked him a few months prior to fulfill the position of consul of the United States in Spain, and requests that the executive branch officially and formally appoint him to the position.
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...
May 18, 1798 McHenry Gives Guion Specifications for a Report on Possible Fort Sites on Southern Border of U.S. James McHenry Isaac Guion McHenry comments that while he does not know the President's wishes on establishing a new fort on the 31st line of north latitude, the boundary line est. in the Treaty of Madrid, but asks that a report be made on that possibility. McHenry details specifications for the location of such a fort.
May 23, 1799 Conference with the Creek Indians Benjamin Hawkins James McHenry The Superintendent of Southern Indian Affairs reports on a conference with the Creeks, also mentioning diplomatic relations and cooperation with Spain. States that if there is to be any Indian opposition, it will come from the Seminoles in East Florida.
September 9, 1797 News from the American Minister to Portugal William Loughton Smith Timothy Pickering Smith describes his experiences as Minister to Portugal with particular emphasis on the ceremony in which he was presented to the Prince.
April 8, 1798 Diplomatic conversation with the Chevalier Yruho James McHenry [not available] Account of a conversation with the Chevalier Yruho, who visited the Adamses in Quincy, Massachusetts. Mentions that Yruho engaged in a non-personal diplomatic dispute with Secretary Pickering respecting what he thought were American plans to invade Louisiana. Stresses that Spain should act reasonably and that the United States is the best neighbor that Spanish colonies could have, as long as they...
June 17, 1795 Crimes and Punishment for Murder Anthony Wayne Timothy Pickering Described "dark and mysterious business" of persons in Kentucky not paying taxes on stills and whiskey, advised that Reverend Doctor Flaget might be able to provide information on the subject. Mentioned breaking laws, murder, and trying criminals in Spain for crimes committed in Kentucky.
September 29, 1797 McHenry Chastises Guion, Comments on Situation in U.S.-Spanish Florida Border Region James McHenry Isaac Guion James McHenry chastises Capt. Isaac Guion for not executing his orders in the Natchez-Chickasaw Bluffs region more effectively. Notes he will be more explicit in future instructions, to avoid confusion; stresses that he does not wish to dishonor Guion as a soldier -- compliments Guion as resisting some scheme of the Commandant of New Madrid. Lists stipulations that the Baron de Carondelet, the...
April 1789 George Morgan's Speech to the Indians George Morgan Delawares, Shawanese, & Cherokees Speech of George Morgan to the Delawares, Shawanese, and Cherokees at New Madrid in April 1789 in which he declares the peaceful intentions of the United States toward these tribes.
December 8, 1795 Review of Political Alliances and State of Military George Washington Congress of the United States War with Northwestern Indian tribes concluded with treaty, which will be laid before Senate for approval. Discussed murders of Georgian citizens by Creek parties, treaty with Morocco, negotiations with Spain and Great Britain, and status of military.
July 25, 1797 US Relationship with Spain James McHenry John McKee Mentions recent difficulties with his house. Questions President's discretion with Congressional agreements. Refers to US relationship with Spain. Expresses hope against war.
August 24, 1797 Adventures in Portugal William Loughton Smith Timothy Pickering Smith relates to the Secretary of State his observations regarding Portugal and their contentious relations with other European powers, including Spain, France, and Holland.
June 20, 1793 Opinion Respecting a Communication from the Spanish Commissioners Thomas Jefferson [not available] Respecting the letter to the Secretary of State from Messrs. Viar & Jaudenes, it is recommended that a detailed response be prepared regarding the proceedings of the U.S. with respect to the southern Indians and the Spaniards and presented to the Court of Madrid by the U.S. Commissioners.
August 14, 1799 Forwarding of Correspondence Concerning Relations with Indians & Spain James McHenry John Adams Forwards letters from Benjamin Hawkins. The draft copy lists the enclosures, which identify Hawkins as having extended contact with Indians and representatives of Spain.
September 22, 1797 Information Regarding Diplomatic Situation Surrounding Enforcement of Treaty of Madrid (U.S.-Spanish Florida Border) James McHenry Isaac Guion James McHenry expresses hope that Isaac Guion has distributed annual presents to the Chickasaws; notes that Spanish officers have obstructed enforcement of the treaty in the U.S.-Spanish Florida border region, but opines that they have been doing so out of fear of a British invasion down the Mississippi. Reiterates that the President and Secretary of War have issued orders to Guion and Wilkinson...
May 28, 1797 List of Recent Bills Drawn John Wilkins, Jr. Samuel Hodgdon Lists recent bills drawn; apparently at least some were for officers going to take possession of a Spanish fort [probably as a result of the Treaty of Madrid, or Pinckney's Treaty, of Oct. 1795].
October 16, 1797 Instructions for Troops with Indians, Spanish, and French along Mississippi James McHenry John Pierce Instructions for artillery and infantry at Pittsburgh and promotions for soldiers. Details how to communicate with French and Spanish. Refers to US treaty with Spain. Encourages friendly relationship with the Indians and Spanish.
April 8, 1797 Plans for Defense against France and Spain to Protect Commerce James McHenry [not available] Reports quarantine and defensive draft needed for protection against France and Spain. Seeks protection of commerce. Requests artillerists, engineers, and troops.
December 3, 1797 Diplomatic relations with Portugal and Spain James McHenry William Loughton Smith McHenry congratulates Smith - U.S. ambassador to Portugal - for beginning to master the Portuguese language, stressing that fluency is integral to diplomatic relations. With respect to Spain, McHenry argues that Spain has more to dread from war with the United States than the U.S. does, and suggests that Smith keep that in mind in diplomacy.
September 5, 1793 Regarding offensive expedition against certain Creek Towns, the legal authority to declare war, the requirement for a formal declaration of war, the effect of European politics, Spain and the Court of Madrid, outrages against Cherokees and the authority of states to come to the aid of one another Henry Knox Governor Edward Telfair From the Secretary of War to Georgia Governor Edward Telfair. Planned offensive expeditions against the Creeks by Georgia militia are a matter of concern for the President of the United States General George Washington. Knox conveys the President's disapproval of Governor Telfair's measures. Knox notes that such an offensive expedition is not authorized by law, and making provisions for its...
February 24, 1796 Trade, Frontier, and Relations with Spain Edward Price James McHenry Discussed trade of skins and furs with Indians, noted Spain as principal rival of U.S.