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Date Title Author Recipient Summary
March 28, 1790 Military Appointments and the Character of New England Henry Knox Unknown Recipient Advises that is in unlikely that the recipient's son can receive a military appointment over existing officers. He also comments on the character of our countrymen and New England.
August 5, 1794 New England Pine for ship construction Joshua Humphreys Tench Coxe Joshua Humphreys, an influential shipbuilder, discusses the advantages and disadvantages of New England pine for the use of frigate construction. Coxe is Commissioner of the Revenue.
August 10, 1799 Discusses Officer Operations James McHenry Alexander Hamilton Explains his belief that Hamilton did not intentionally seek to injure his character. Has requested an officers' manual from England.
June 19, 1799 Requests Reports of Store; Seeks Information about Delivery of Muskets from England in New York Samuel Hodgdon Ebenezer Stevens Requests return of every species of stores on hand. Requests monthly returns to know the periodical order of stores. Reports arrival of muskets in New York from England--needs to know who received them and who is keeping them.
March 8, 1796 Recommendations for a Mission to England James McHenry George Washington In the cases of illegal captures under the British treaty, it might be better to trust a man of the law rather than one of the mercantile characters. Perhaps a Justice of the Supreme Court could be appointed or Jeremiah Chase of the Maryland General Court who, however. might be reluctant to travel to England. Other possible nominees are listed.
September 11, 1797 Damn All the Rest: John Chisholm Letter announcing departure for England John Chisholm John McKee Chisholm announces that he sails for England the next day on the Ship Favorite. He wishes McKee well but damns others, such as CDH, [Colonel David Henley], and L.D.B.H. He esteems McKee for his conduct in Philadelphia where honesty and virtue are no recommendation. He is determined to die or he will write once he is in England. He gives his love to Davidson, "Lovely" and old Mr Miller. Original...
March 14, 1796 First Report to the Senate; Expresses Concerns for National Navy James McHenry [not available] Persuades importance for a national navy, comparing the US to France and England. Deplores challenge of not being able to depend upon the current navy for protection.
October 14, 1794 Discussion of Frigate Timbers & Drafts, And Slave Labor Joshua Humphreys Josiah Fox Letter, discusses cutting timber for Frigates; mentions slaves; discusses Frigate drafts.
October 31, 1797 Regarding Foreign Affairs, Including War Between France & England William Vaughn John Adams Concerns foreign affairs, such as arrival of John Quincy Adams as a minister to Berlin, as well as the war between France and England, and how it relates to the United States.
October 16, 1794 Money for fortifications in New England Henry Knox Oliver Wolcott, Jr. Secretary Knox informs Oliver Wolcott, Jr., Comptroller of the Treasury, that it is necessary to add $4,100 for fortifications in various locations in New England.
May 25, 1800 Social Matters & Praise of Minister James McHenry Robert Liston Accepts offer of dinner for himself and his wife; praises Liston's "wise and prudent conduct" as a minister, etc. References the Listons possibly returning to England.
July 9, 1800 Cheaper Arms from Germany, Etc. Joseph Pitcairn Oliver Wolcott, Jr. Enclosed are the accounts of several shipments of arms made by the order of Rufus King, U.S. minister in England. Pitcairne notes that these arms are much cheaper than those made in America and England even when including the cost of freight and insurance. They might even be had at a cheaper rate as the War in Europe draws to a close.
June 20, 1790 Jackson discusses politics with Knox Henry Jackson Henry Knox Letter, discusses personal issues; mentions war between England and Spain discusses elections.
June 9, 1784 Certificate and intentions for travel to New England Aaron Swetland Jonathan Phillips From the letter book of the assistant commissioner of army accounts, Joseph Howell. Discusses a certificate (for pay?) and intentions for travel to New England.
December 29, 1788 Captain Heron's order Joseph Howell C. Richmond By Captain Heron's order, he resigned previous to 10 April 1780 and is not entitled to depreciation on subsistence.
November 10, 1799 Provides Report of International and National Affairs; Seeks Opinion James McHenry George Washington Reports disagreements in the Cabinet with the President with regard to the mission to France. Mentions political party against government and policy with England. Seeks Washington's opinion for the President.
March 18, 1800 Pace of Marches Alexander Hamilton John H. Buell Discussed the tactics employed by the infantry regarding pace and spacing during marches. Details of different forms employed by France and England.
September 23, 1790 Intelligence Report on Relations between Spain and Britain Henry Knox George Washington Letter, mentions war averted between Great Britain and Spain. Newspapers confirm intelligence.
October 16, 1794 Questions Inspection of Artillery Clothing In New York, Philadelphia, and New England Tench Coxe Henry Knox Refers to letter about small parcel of artillery clothing and problems of inspection between New York and Philadelphia.
December 8, 1794 Supply of large anchors Tench Coxe Alexander Hamilton The Commissioner of the Revenue states that contracts for the large anchors cannot be made in the United States upon terms more favorable than 13 cents, whereas an importation of them from England can be made at 10 cents.
February 28, 1801 Request for the Particulars for Duties Paid on English Goods William Simmons William Chancellor Request for the particulars for the duties paid on goods imported from England
March 26, 1800 Necessary Articles for Visiting the Troops Alexander Hamilton Samuel Hodgdon Hamilton enumerates the articles he will need when he visits the troops at Scotch Plains and New England in the Spring: a dining Markee; a lodging Markee; 2 horsemen's tents; 2 common tents.
July 3, 1799 Count Rumford's proposed visit to the US, etc James McHenry Rufus King Responds to the request from Count Rumford to visit the United States, where he was born, if possible, for the purpose of donating his collection of military materials to an academy. McHenry forwarded the request to the President, with recommendations, and conveys the President's response. Mc Henry also thanks King and Trumbull for items sent from England.
April 29, 1797 Answers to Questions Regarding Foreign Policy with France Alexander Hamilton James McHenry Admits treatment of Pinckney was insulting, but further negotiations with France were possible without harming the Nations image due to the European nation's long history of humiliating policy. Trade policy with England should be used as outline for treaty with France.
September 11, 1797 Departure for England, love to the Cherokees and request for secrecy John Chisholm John Rogers Chisholm announces that he is going to England but wants Rogers to give his love to the Indians [Cherokees]. Everything must be kept secret and he must help them keep up their spirits. Chisholm asks that Hugins and Greeson know what they may expect and that they see Chisholm immediately upon his return. He urges Rogers "to keep your secret and mine."