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Date Title Author Recipient Summary
August 1, 1796 No Bounty Available for New Enlisted Men William Wilson William Simmons Enclosed is the muster and pay roll of the detachment under Wilson's command. He has enlisted two handsome young men but has paid no bounty since he has neither instructions nor money.
1794 Reassures that the President Loves His Red Children Henry Knox Conyatauyou Wants to reassure the chief that the President heard him talk, and that the President's door is always open to the just complaints of his red children. He will give him a written instrument, which he may consider a guarantee of his rights to the land. Offers him money to make him comfortable on the path.
July 30, 1797 Where is Stephen Frecker? Peter Shoemaker William Simmons Lt. Shoemaker is trying to locate Stephen Frecker who enlisted with Capt. Sedam at Spring Garden with the Corps of Artillery. Frecker's father has died and left a handsome estate but his brother needs Frecker's consent before he can sell any of the father's property.
January 21, 1794 No Knapsacks! Levi McClean Samuel Hodgdon McClean laments that there has been a capital mistake in Hodgdon's failure to send knapsacks in the recent shipment of equipage. Not having knapsacks causes the soldiers continuous strife since they have nothing to keep their clothing in. He currently has eleven handsome young recruits so he will need to draw again on Hodgdon for clothing and hopes that knapsacks will be included in the next...
July 19, 1797 Regarding Algerian Frigate Josiah Fox James P. Catheart Letter, discusses Algerine Frigate.
1794 Speech to the Senecas Henry Knox Cornplanter, Chief of the Senecas Letter, advises Cornplanter of the President's continued confidence and friendship.
July 14, 1800 Liklihood of Desertion for Men Without Uniforms , Etc. J. Cass Samuel Hodgdon Cass declares that he is at Harpers Ferry because of the orders of Major General Hamilton to recruit four companies for the old infantry regiment. He has made handsome progress and in several weeks the full number will be had and will be ready to move to the western states.He has examined the stores under the direction of Colonel Annin and finds a want of clothing so he forwards a return in hopes...
February 7, 1784 Knox writes to Hodgdon regarding honorary canon for General Greene Henry Knox Samuel Hodgdon Discusses the honorary cannon to be presented to Major General Greene by resolution of Congress.
May 8, 1794 Recommendation for appointment Henry Jackson Henry Knox Henry Jackson recommends to the Secretary of War Capt. Constant Freeman for appointment in corps of artillery/
July 27, 1798 Colors for the Greyheads of Alexandria George Washington James McHenry Washington asks McHenry to provide colors [a flag] for the "Greyheads" of Alexandria who have formed a company to provide for the defense of the town and its vicinity. They would like Mrs. Washington to present the colors to them.
October 20, 1789 Census of Six Nations Giving Numbers and Names of Tribes and Heads of Families at Grand River and on the Ohio Reverend Samuel Kirkland [not available] Census, describes Six Nations population; describes Indian population. The total of the Six Nations population is listed at 3665
March 11, 1786 Chronology of Service John Hoope Joseph Howell The author is writing on behalf of his brotherin-law John Rea(?) and provides a chronology of Rea's service in the Continental Army as the basis for assessing the amounts due his heirs. The maritime department has also been notified since Rea also served on a ship.
June 4, 1789 Tracy recommends appointments to Knox John Tracy Henry Knox Letter, Tracy recommends candidates for appointment.
August 9, 1799 Information about Gubernatorial Election, Stevens's Compensation, Cash & Fur Samuel Hodgdon Isaac Craig Refers to commotion of coming election with concern for the peace and security of the common wealth. Seeks to elect James Ross governor. Refers to case of Stevens in New York. The Quartermaster general has appointed Stevens his agent with a handsome compensation. Swan has opened his office in the rooms formerly occupied by the postmaster general. Refers to valuable cargoes of cash and furs.
August 23, 1789 Jackson expresses condolences and asks for job Henry Jackson Henry Knox Letter, discusses death of Knox's son; asks for judicial appointment.
November 21, 1794 Discussion of Drafts & Models of Frigates Captain Thomas Truxtun Josiah Fox Letter, discusses masts re draft of 44 gun Frigate; mentions India cloth; asks for draft to scale.
May 29, 1799 Avoid the Enlistment of Apprentices, Etc. James McHenry Alexander Hamilton McHenry affirms that the enlistment of apprentices is to be avoided as such an action would cause an undue hardship to their masters. He reaffirms that only Generals or their representatives have the authority to appoint a General Court Martial.
September 27, 1799 Troops, Barracks, Arms, Supplies, and Indian Boundary Lines John Francis Hamtramck Alexander Hamilton Hamtramck provides his assessment of the barracks, troops, arms, and supplies at Fort Fayette. He wonders why the Indian boundary lines have not been run when the contract states that that they should have been run in May of 1798.
March 22, 1791 Jackson makes recommendations to Knox Henry Jackson Henry Knox Letter, recommends Samuel Andrews for appointment to ensign.
June 30, 1789 Winslow adds to his case for federal appointment Samuel Winslow Henry Knox Letter, asks for federal appointment.
June 30, 1797 Discussion of Construction & Launching of Frigate Constitution & Algerian Frigate Jacob Sheafe Josiah Fox Letter, describes launching of Algerine Frigate; discusses sails & cordage for Algerian Frigate; discusses white oak timber; discusses timber for Frigate Constitution; mentions Captain of Algerian Frigate.
August 21, 1796 Illegible text William Vans Murray James McHenry Letter, illegible text.
March 15, 1792 Creeks and Cherokees will Join in War David Craig William Blount David Craig reports, in considerable detail, to Governor William Blount on the state of Indian affairs on the southern frontiers. There have already been depredations and Craig believes that the Creeks and Cherokees will join the Shawnees and will commit many more acts of violence and may indeed engage in a general war against the whites in their territories.
February 5, 1794 Preparations for Building Military, Recommendation of William Buchanan Smith Brigadier General Otho H. Williams Henry Knox Rumors that Congress will create standing military, Williams included recommendations of French gentlemen who he though fit to command. Hoped their military knowledge would excuse their nationality and Williams suggestion of a foreign officer over an American.
November 18, 1796 Settlements, Geography, Commerce in Maine, St. Andrews, & St. Croix Henry Knox Oliver Wolcott, Jr. Knox describes British and American settlement of St. Andrews and St. Croix, New Brunswick. The climate is temperate--healthy and favorable to agriculture. Good potential for foreign and domestic commerce with fine bays and harbors and a good supply of fish. Commerce between British and Americans is not great. French privateers have captured many vessels. A custom house on one island mans...