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Date Title Author Recipient Summary
September 21, 1790 Court of Spain accedes to right of navigation on Mississippi Alexander Hamilton George Washington Through Dr. Craigie and Mr. Daniel Parker, Hamilton reports that Mr. De Miranda has conversed with the Marquis Del Campo, Spanish Minister to Great Britain, that the Court of Spain has acceded to the United States' right of navigating the Mississippi River. Colonel William Stephens Smith, John Adam's son in law, read Hamilton a passage, which mentions that orders were sent to the Vice Roy of...
November 12, 1794 Miami Villages Anthony Wayne Henry Knox Letter to the Secretary of War regarding the Miami Villages and other issues relating to hostile Indians in the West.
December 20, 1789 [No. 100] Request to Devise Plan for Exploring Missouri River Henry Knox Josiah Harmar Knox asks that the subject be retained by Harmar as a profound secret. Asks that Harmar devise a plan for exploring the branch of the Mississippi called the Missouri River up to its source and all its southern branches. Knox sends a map to assist in endeavor. This cannot be done with the sanction of public authority. Suggests that Harmar organize a military expedition with some Indians. Leaves...
1790 Present State of the Military and Naval Forces Upon the Island of Cuba James McHenry Oliver Wolcott, Jr. Detailed accounting of the military and naval forces of Cuba which included an assessment of the dissatisfaction of the people with their form of government. Author argued that if the inhabitants were allowed to purchase slaves in proportion to their ability to pay for them, the island's productivity would increase significantly.
December 29, 1794 Peaceful policy towards the Indians Henry Knox George Washington Secretary Knox submits his observations regarding the preservation of peace with Indian tribes whom the U.S. has formed treaties with. Writes: "The desires of too many frontier white people, to seize, by force or fraud, upon the neighboring Indian lands, has been, and still continues to be, an unceasing cause of jealousy and hatred on the part of the Indians... until the Indians can be quieted...
January 5, 1793 Consideration of Public Opinion and U.S. Reputation in Possible Indian War Henry Knox Anthony Wayne Knox expresses concern regarding the public's negative reaction to an Indian war and hopes that the current peace negotiations are successful. He fears that an Indian war will inevitably result in the destruction of the tribes and that will have an ill effect on the reputation of the US before the rest of the world.
August 29, 1789 Instructions to the Commissioners for Treating with the Souther Indians George Washington Commissioners Instructions to Lincoln, Griffin, and Humphreys, Commissioners for negotiating treaties of peace with the Indian tribes and nations south of the Ohio River. The various objects of the mission are detailed, the overarching goal of which is to negotiate peace and, as far as possible, align the interests of the tribes with those of the United States. The commissioners have to negotiate with the...
May 2, 1791 A Report on Travels Through the Creek Country, 1791 Caleb Swan [not available] Document, report describes the Creek country, people, culture, and government. Refers to horse theft and trials.