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Date Title Author Recipient Summary
September 30, 1797 Detachment Sent Down the Mississippi Isaac Craig Isaac Guion Reports that he has sent men down the Mississippi bearing a packet from the War Office to Guion
November 7, 1798 Transporting Oil to Mississippi Samuel Hodgdon Tench Francis Hodgdon's examination of the cask containing the oil intended for Mississippi leads him to believe that it will not hold up during the journey as it is already leaking. It would be better to transport the oil in several smaller casks.
January 5, 1798 Furloughs for officers headed to the Mississippi James McHenry [not available] Directs that none of the officers scheduled to the Mississippi be granted furloughs unless the commander can adequately replace them.
April 15, 1797 Troops Camped on East Bank of Mississippi Lieutenant Piercy Smith Pope Don Manuel Gayoso de Lemos Correspondence between two parties addressed. Per Gayoso's advice, Pope camped his troops on bank of Mississippi and received good treatment from Spanish.
September 29, 1797 Directing letters from Mississippi James McHenry David Henley Encloses a list of artillery and military stores, and directs letters from the Mississippi to be carefully forwarded.
December 8, 1797 Regarding Contract for Supplying Posts on the Ohio & the Mississippi John Wilkins, Jr. Samuel Hodgdon Discusses an agreement with a contractor for the supplying of posts on the Ohio & the Mississippi.
March 3, 1799 Contract Prices for Northwestern Mississippi Territories Unknown Author [not available] Explains the contract prices for Northwestern Mississippi territories; also discusses ration reductions.
December 7, 1798 Evacuation of Spanish from the Mississippi River James McHenry John Wilkins, Jr. The Spanish have abandoned posts on the Mississippi River, rendering it necessary to send a galley from Pittsburgh. The galley should be prepared to descend the Ohio River at any moment's notice.
December 1, 1797 Cost estimate and draught of galley for protection of ports on Ohio and Mississippi River [not available] John Wilkins, Jr. References the construction of galleys which would afford protection of ports on the Ohio and Mississippi Rivers. Would be constructed at Pittsburgh. Requests details on material, procurement of workers and terms by which paid. Galleys would be completed in time to sail from Pittsburgh in the spring.
January 25, 1799 Successful Shipment of Stores to Mississippi Isaac Craig Samuel Hodgdon Major Craig reports a missing invoice to Samuel Hodgdon. Craig also notes that good weather has permitted the shipment of stores to Mississippi.
August 22, 1798 Enclosed Receipt for Estimate Pay Given to Troops on the Mississippi Caleb Swan William Simmons Pay advanced to Lieut. J. M. Lo[vell] for troops on the Mississippi, also enclosed is a copy of the order that mandated the payment.
November 11, 1798 Letter to the Secretary at War on establishment of Indian trading houses on Mississippi to counter France and Spain aims in region John McKee James McHenry McKee informs the Secretary at War that the prompt establishment of Indian trading houses on the Mississippi will prohibit French and Spanish agents from opposing the aims of the U.S. Government in the region.
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...
October 3, 1800 Certification of payment; Captain Isaac Guion, 3d Regiment, late acting paymaster, to troops on the Mississippi William Simmons Samuel Dexter Certification of payment; $5585 to Captain Isaac Guion, 3d Regiment, late acting paymaster, to troops on the Mississippi
November 26, 1798 Pecans for the President Samuel Hodgdon John Adams Hodgdon informs President Adams that he is sending him some pecans, a highly estimated nut that grows in the Mississippi Territory.
October 16, 1797 Instructions for Journey along the Mississippi, Transportation of Supplies James McHenry Constant Freeman Reports progress with troops along the Mississippi. Provides instructions to proceed to Pittsburgh and report to James O'Hara and Isaac Craig for supplies and transportation. Refers to salary.
October 13, 1797 Refers to Troop Needs, March James McHenry Oliver Wolcott, Jr. Refers to activities of Blount, Cox, and the Mississippi affair and his inability to follow current needs of the troops. Nothing has come to his notice of domestic or foreign affairs.
June 14, 1789 Regarding Treaties with Indians at Mississippi and Wabash and Miami Arthur St. Clair Henry Knox St. Clair reports that he went to the Mississippi to to hold a treaty to extinguish Indian claims to their lands, and to lay out certain donations of land for the inhabitants. Discusses proceeding to the post of St. Vincennes upon the Wabash and notes that there was no guidance to lay out donations, presumably because a cession had been made there to the crown of France. A further sum will be...
July 30, 1800 Notification of Packages Received and Forwarded William Simmons Caleb Swan Packages from William Boote forwarded by Simmons to Swan. Packages contain accounts and vouchers for payments made by Boote to troops on Mississippi. Accounts to be examined by Swan.
January 17, 1800 Stores for the Ohio and the Mississippi, Etc. Isaac Craig Samuel Hodgdon Major Craig reports to Samuel Hodgdon that stores for the Ohio and Mississippi are received. Craig also mentions the on-going business of settling the previous year's public transactions.
May 5, 1797 Evacuation of Posts on the Mississippi Lieutenant Piercy Smith Pope Don Manuel Gayoso de Lemos Pope explains to Gayoso de Lemos that he knows of no pending negotiations respecting the late treaty and therefore has every reason to expect that the evacuation of Spanish posts on the east side of the Mississippi should have been carried into effect.
March 26, 1799 Return of Quartermaster stores and clothing at the post at Loftus Heights, Mississippi. [not available] [not available] Return of Quartermaster stores and clothing at Fort Loftus Mississippi. Includes clothing, stationary, horse equipage.
March 30, 1798 [Confidential] Mississippi Territory James McHenry James Wilkinson Discussed military presence in Mississippi territory, approval of President for more troops, orders to prepare troops. Also expresses concern about the possibility of the Spanish provoking insurrection in the territory.
April 13, 1798 Provisions Issued at Posts from Pittsburgh to the Mississippi Samuel Hodgdon James McHenry Hodgdon transmits an abstract of the provisions issued at all the posts from Pittsburgh to the Mississippi except Niagara and Oswego from which returns have not yet been received.
June 15, 1798 Strengthening the Mississippi, Etc. James Ross James McHenry Amidst a discussion of sundry matters, Ross observes that the troops on the western frontier could be easily brought together under the Provisional Army law. He speculates on the intentions of the French in Florida, the reactions of the Spaniards to French incursions, and the need to strengthen the Mississippi.