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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
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.
June 4, 1797 [No. V] Information on Indians James Wilkinson James McHenry Indians instigate violence, murder yet Shawnese are peaceful.
November 8, 1797 Sends Money and Letters; Requests Indian Emissaries James McHenry James Wilkinson Encloses letters and bank notes. Refers to rewards to Indians who provide emissaries or spies along the Mississippi River above the Ohio. Requests duplicate receipts.
March 4, 1800 Regarding Troop Pay James Wilkinson William R. Boote Discusses pay of troops moving from one regiment to another, of the troops destined to garrison posts of Mississippi and Mobile Rivers. Troops should be paid up to first of month in order to prevent perplexity and confusion.
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.
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.
July 11, 1794 Opinion on the Kentucky resolutions Edmund Randolph [not available] Secretary Randolph informs the rest of Washington's Cabinet that the President desires for them to take into consideration the resolutions lately passed by the inhabitants of Kentucky, and offer their opinions. The Kentucky resolutions outline the right of its citizens to navigation of the Mississippi River.
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.
December 12, 1792 Agreement of U.S. to Meet at the Rapids of the Miami River Henry Knox [not available] Proposal of Indians to meet with commissioners next spring accepted to pursue peace treaty. U.S. promised to halt all expeditions to frontier from present time to time of treaty.
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.
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.
April 19, 1785 Massachusetts: Cession of western Land Claims. Rufus King [not available] General Court of Massachusetts passed Act relinquishing certain lands the property of the Commonwealth, for the common benefit of the United States. Such tract lies between Rivers Hudson and Mississippi.
November 28, 1785 Old Tassel's Map of Cherokee territorial claims The Tassel [not available] This document is a copy of the map drawn by Old Tassel to support Cherokee territorial claims at the Hopewell Treaty.
November 3, 1794 Hostile Indians crossing Mississippi Thomas Pasteur Anthony Wayne Captain Thomas Pasteur writes Major General Anthony Wayne that he has been informed by the Kaskaskias that hostile Indians are crossing the Mississippi River every day. Copies a handbill from the British recruiting volunteers for Governor John Graves Simcoe of Upper Canada.
December 1, 1797 Enclosed Ship Building Calculations, Request for Workmen James McHenry John Wilkins, Jr. Wilkens included estimate of draught of a galley and price of timber. Request for ships to protect ports on the Ohio and Mississippi, and workmen to build ships.
February 28, 1800 Public Works at Loftus's Heights Thomas Freeman Alexander Hamilton As requested by Hamilton, Freeman encloses a rough draft of the plan for the public works at Loftus's Heights on the river Mississippi.
April 5, 1799 Launch of the Galley Senator Ross Isaac Craig James McHenry Major Craig expresses pride in launch of the Galley "Senator Ross" and further opines that the American Galley will far exceed the Spanish naval capability currently on the Mississippi. He asks for instructions as soon as possible, and details plans for hiring a crew.
July 9, 1795 Spanish at Chickasaw Bluff General James Robertson William Blount Extract of letter from General James Robertson to William Blount, Governor of the Southwest Territory. The Governor reports that the Spanish Government has erected cannons and other works at the Chickasaw Bluff on the east bank of the Mississippi River.
April 14, 1794 Remonstrance of the Democratic Society Edmund Randolph [not available] The Secretary of State informs Washington's Cabinet that the President thinks it improper that the petition of the "Democratic Society of the Count of Washington, in Pennsylvania" is inadmissible, since it is a body whose constitution is not known by law. The Democratic Society petitioned for the undisturbed navigation of the Mississippi River, which they deemed inseparable from prosperity.
April 29, 1799 Posting of a Galley Alexander Hamilton John Francis Hamtramck Regarding the galley "Senator Ross," Hamilton recommends to Colonel John Francis Hamtramck that the boat destined for Fort Massac go instead to the lower posts on the Mississippi River.
July 28, 1797 Transport to Natchez and Compensation for Care of Indians Isaac Craig James McHenry Craig provided R. Knox with a boat for a quick decent of the Ohio and Mississippi river to Natchez along with boatmen, arms, and ammunition. Mentioned case of Indian woman in distress who was cared for by Ann Girty who now requests compensation for the expenses. Account enclosed.
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
May 11, 1798 Suggests Location for Quarters, Indian Stipends James McHenry James Wilkinson Suggests Fort Washington or Cincinnati for desired quarters as a strategic location along the Mississippi River. Refers to stipends for Indians destined for Fort Wayne.