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Date Title Author Recipient Summary
June 10, 1794 Departure for Mount Vernon George Washington [not available] President Washington writes his Cabinet - Hamilton, Knox, and Randolph - informing them that he will depart to Mount Vernon next week. He requests that everything which requires his attention prior to his leaving be laid before him promptly.
November 13, 1786 Reports Journey with Lafayette; Hopes to Visit Mount Vernon James McHenry George Washington Reports the Marquis de Lafayette has spared no expense on their journey. Would like to spend a few days at Mount Vernon, when the two of them could visit about the Revolutionary history.
July 1, 1796 [PRIVATE] Reliability of Mail, Visitors to Mount Vernon George Washington James McHenry Discussed speed of mail and various possible visitors to Mount Vernon. Requests McHenry to ascertain if Adet would visit.
July 5, 1796 Ministers Setting Out for Mount Vernon, Etc. James McHenry George Washington Several ministers of France are setting out for Mount Vernon. It might be proper to be more particular with Mr. Adet especially respecting Mr. Pickering's questions. Major Kersey will be deranged on the principle of seniority. The army would benefit if he and Major Peters could be retained and Major Cushing deranged in their stead.
April 3, 1797 French policy and Construction at Mount Vernon George Washington James McHenry Request simple report from McHenry's office. Conduct of French. Notes on construction of his house. Requests forwarding of letter to Messr. Read and Ford.
September 18, 1795 Status of Peace Timothy Pickering Anthony Wayne Notification that Pickering received news of peace with Western Indians which he passed on to the President at Mount Vernon. Had hoped to send Wayne's official communication of peace, but now fears the dispatcher had an accident during his travels.
August 10, 1796 Colonel Hawkins' Report George Washington James McHenry Colonel Benjamin Hawkins has reported to Washington at Mount Vernon on matters related to the Treaty with the Creek Indians and the conduct of the State Commissioners of Georgia and Louisiana. Washington notes that this is not the normal way that business should be brought to him and instructs McHenry to question Hawkins and Mr. Clymar closely on these matters.
June 15, 1796 Resolving the Case of Major Cushing, Etc. James McHenry George Washington McHenry has directed Major Cushing to join the army only if he has accurately represented his case. His furlough should be limited to the time required to regain his health and, after its expiration, he should either perform his duties at camp or resign. The scheme for the new arrangement of the army should soon be ready. McHenry hopes that Washington has arrived safely at Mount Vernon so that he...
December 13, 1798 Certification of payments; James McHenry for expenses incurred in a journey to Mount Vernon to the present commander in chief on business related to his commission. William Simmons James McHenry Certification of payments; $95.90 due to Secretary of War James McHenry for expenses incurred for the month of July 1798 in a journey to Mount Vernon Virginia to the present commander in chief on business related to his commission.
June 30, 1799 Washington writes to McHenry regarding uniform insignia George Washington James McHenry Washington remits the cost expended by the Secretary at War in sending rank insignia to Mount Vernon. Washington states that he is expecting to have his uniform sent to Alexandria.
August 23, 1798 Invoice of Stationery Sent to General Washington Samuel Hodgdon George Washington This is the invoice included in the letter to General Washington informing him of the stationery being sent to Mt. Vernon.
May 28, 1796 Capture of the "Mount Vernon", Recommendation of William Smith, Etc. Oliver Wolcott, Jr. Alexander Hamilton There is concern about the entry of the prizes of French Privateers into American ports. Action on this matter will requre congressional and executive action, which will take time. Wolcott mentions the capture of the ship "Mt. Vernon" and the need for a reputable, confidential American diplomat in France. He recommends William Smith, who is trusted and admired by the French. He wonders if Mr....
August 23, 1798 Stationery for General Washington Samuel Hodgdon George Washington Hodgdon informs General Washington of the stationery being sent to Mt. Vernon and includes the invoice.
September 16, 1792 Letter to the President of the United States Henry Knox George Washington Letter from the Secretary of War to the President of the United States. Discusses visitors to Mount Vernon along with affairs in France.
August 13, 1790 Restraining Indian Hostilities, Etc. George Washington Henry Knox The President informs Knox of his intention to go to Mount Vernon as soon as public business will permit. Therefore, the President directs the Secretary of War to forward all business that requires his attention immediately. Additionally, the President requests Knox's opinion on restraining Indian hostilities, what further measures can be taken to ensure peace on the frontier, the expediency of...
October 19, 1796 Preparation for Speech to Congress George Washington James McHenry Washington refrains from commenting on the enclosure McHenry sent until he can do so in person. He also reminds McHenry that he wants a list of things to mention to Congress in his speech at the opening of the Session.
August 10, 1798 Support of Good Character George Washington James McHenry Washington enclosed document supporting the good character of Mr. Ames and listed relationship to all the man's acquaintances.
August 22, 1786 Letter to Captain Job Vernon regarding accounts Joseph Howell John Harper Enclosed is a letter to Captain Job Vernon covering a certificate for $285[&]76/90 to settle his accounts. Vernon had asked that the certificate be sent to the recipient who is asked to convey it to him. (Verification that the letter and certificate were sent is signed by Caleb Swan).
January 10, 1799 Paying the General's Expenses James McHenry [not available] McHenry reports to Simmons that George Washington has written that the expenses he incurred during his recent trip to Philadelphia were more than the pay and emoluments that he received from the government and even exceed another month's pay and emoluments. McHenry directs that the difference between the two amounts be transmitted to the General immediately.
February 7, 1798 Sale of Coach George Washington James McHenry Received enclosures from McHenry that discuss navigation of Potomack River. Washington asked McHenry to notify Mr. Small of the personal coach that could be sold. Congratulations given for recovering from gout and rheumatism.
April 17, 1799 Adoption of Your Suggested Alterations Alexander Hamilton George Washington Hamiton informs Washington that His Excellency's suggested alterations have been adopted.
August 1, 1796 Reports Abrupt Departure of Mr. Dandridge George Washington James McHenry Reports sudden departure of Mr. Dandridge, based on unworthy motives, although he considers him a character of integrity.
December 12, 1799 Establishment of a Military Academy George Washington Alexander Hamilton Washington states that while he approves of the establishment of national Military Academy he declines to comment on the proposed plan, a duty that should be carried out by the Secretary of War and Congress.
February 25, 1799 Clarification on Command of Troops in Kentucky and Tennessee George Washington Alexander Hamilton Washington specified that all of General Wilkinson's troops should be under Hamilton's direction so as to avoid confusion in communication.
July 13, 1798 Letter from the Accountant of the War Department William Simmons James Wilkinson Simmons informs Wilkinson of the anticipated Congressional actions to address the impending military contingency with France.