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Date Title Author Recipient Summary
February 15, 1797 [Memorndum] British Block House James McHenry [not available] British block house between Lake Erie and Lake St. Clair.
September 1795 Navigation of Lake Erie Unknown Author Timothy Pickering Information provided by a British sailor on navigating Lake Erie.
November 24, 1800 Exploration of copper mines on Lake Superior Samuel Dexter Mr. Cooper This letter directs the Commanding Officer to assist Mr. Cooper's exploration of the copper mines on Lake Superior. Cooper is introduced as the son of a Congressman from New York.
June 30, 1796 Purchase of Corn John Wilkins, Jr. James Henry Received orders to procure a supply of corn at lower ports of Lake Erie, to be transported to the rapids of the Miamis of the Lake. Requests Henry follow these orders with locations and travel route outlined.
December 9, 1799 Vessel Needed for Crossing the Lake John Laughton Alexander Hamilton Laughton informs Hamilton that he has found a vessel that would able to make the dangerous lake-crossing and asks permission to have one built for this purpose.
August 3, 1795 Treaty with the Western Indians War Office Unknown Recipient Articles of peace proposed in a treaty between the United States and the Northwest Indian tribes; later known as the Treaty of Ghent.
March 17, 1800 Report of the Committee appointed on the 5th instant to enquire into the expediency of authorizing the President of the United States to appoint an agent to purchase of the Indians, Atract Ofland on the South-side of Lake Superior which shall include the Great Copper Bed. Congress of the United States [not available] Authorization for president to appoint a representative to purchase land on Lake Superior from Indians due to its rich copper deposits.
February 15, 1797 Enclosed Memo James McHenry Robert Liston Letter, encloses memo re British block house.
September 29, 1796 Letter to the Secretary at War Anthony Wayne James McHenry General Wayne discusses the British removal from U.S. territories and the poor repair of inherited military fortifications. Wayne encloses an estimate from the Quartermaster detailing the costs involved in repair.
August 15, 1791 Purchasing the Lake Erie Tract John Nicholson Oliver Wolcott, Jr. Nicholson discusses the terms and implications of the transaction involving the purchase of the Lake Erie Tract the Indian titles of which were extinquished at great expense by the State of Pennsylvania.
May 1, 1798 Requests Naval Stores for Vessels on Lake Erie James McHenry John Harris The Secretary of the Treasury requests the purchase of naval stores for vessels on Lake Erie. Requests delivery to Samuel Hodgdon for transportation.
June 30, 1794 Letter from the Governor of Pennsylvania Thomas Mifflin Henry Knox Letter from the Governor of Pennsylvania to the Secretary of War, regarding the refusal by Indians to acknowledge the validity of certain tracts in western Pennsylvania around Lake Erie.
June 13, 1798 Replacing Articles Destined for Lake Erie, Etc. Isaac Craig Samuel Hodgdon By order of the Commander in Chief articles destined for Lake Erie and the galley were shipped on the Ohio with the general. These articles should be replaced as soon as possible: canvas, train oil, white lead, 2 &1/2 inch cordage, and spun yarn.
February 15, 1797 Memorandum on the construction of a British block house James McHenry [not available] Memorandum on the construction of a British block house in American territory.
January 1, 1794 Articles of Agreement [not available] [not available] Articles of Agreement between Alexander Hamilton and Robert Elliot and Elie Williams.
May 5, 1791 Messages for the Six Nations from Secretary of War Thomas Procter A. Gordon Proctor charged with giving message of peace from Secretary of War to the Six Nations of Indians and other tribes residing on border of Lake Erie.
March 13, 1795 [Memorandum.] Multiple Authors [not available] Contract between undersigned to obtain property rights near lake Superior for copper mines.
September 27, 1796 With the President Declining, Who is to Succeed Him? Winthrop Sargent Samuel Hodgdon Apologizes for not having written but he has been busy with work. Asks for news regarding the succession of the President and hopes that it will not bring strife. Describes a storm on Lake Huron. Encloses a letter for his sister.
August 26, 1791 Copy of Colonel Doughtys letter to the Secretary of War John Doughty Henry Knox Report by John Doughty to the Secretary of War on British forces and influence in the vicinity of Lake Champlain. [largely illegible burned fragment].
June 26, 1799 Discussion of Hire of Contractors and Commissaries to Provide and Dispense Rations James McHenry William Simmons Encloses letter from Lieut. Manning with his permission to repair works and garrisons and Lake Oswego. Discusses hiring of commissaries and contractors to dispense and provide rations.
September 12, 1788 Request for compensation John Thacher Joseph Howell Is in hopes of obtaining compensation for the many hours of pain and anguish from wound received at Lake Champlain, 1776 while acting as Captain in Continental Army in Colonel Swift's Regiment under General Waterbury and commander of the Galley Washington.
October 13, 1797 Transportation Routes to Northwestern Posts Isaac Craig Samuel Hodgdon Letter on transportation to Northwestern posts via Lake Erie received. Craig believed travel through Presque Isle, Le Boeuf, Franklin and Pittsburgh was a better choice. Craig cited a frozen lake as prohibitive to transportation of stores. Craig also received information that several portages on Albany/Schenectady route were frequently delayed. Mentioned land purchase at Mingo-Bottom.
December 13, 1796 List of contract prices for rations for the year of 1796 Comptroller of the Treasury [not available] List of contract prices of rations for the year 1796 received from the Comptroller of Treasury. Locations include Grenville [Greenville], Fort Wayne, below Fort Wayne on Miami River to Lake Erie, Fort Franklin, Picque Town, Sandusky, Fort Adams, Presque Isle, Fort Bruenton on Oneida Lake, Detroit, Michilamackanac, Oswego, Niagara, Fort Steuben, Fort Messac.
January 22, 1796 Financial Updates Isaac Craig Samuel Hodgdon Letters to be forwarded. Notification that Craig will draw against Hodgdon until he obtains necessary quantity of money owed him. Request for Seine twine at Presque Isle to be used in Lake Erie.
August 20, 1794 Sketch of the ground at the Rapids of the Miami of the Lake, showing the position of General Wayne's Army previous to and after the Action of 20 August 1794 [not available] [not available] Sketch of the ground at the Rapids of the Miami of the Lake, showing the position of General Wayne's Army previous to and after the Battle of Fallen Timbers, on 20 August 1794.