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August 7, 1797 Progress of Negotiations William Vans Murray James McHenry Letter, discusses treaty negotiations with France, gives opinions on Spain and U.S. foreign policy.
July 14, 1798 Organization & Leadership of the Provisional Army George Washington Alexander Hamilton Washington expresses his wishes regarding the leadership and organization of the provisional army. Of the three major generals immediately below Washington in the chain of command, Hamilton, as Inspector General, is ranked first.
December 25, 1784 Iron Works, Innovations and Fertilizer Timothy Pickering Benjamin Lincoln Timothy Pickering sent Benjamin Lincoln a letter enclosed with a bill for iron works which had been manufactured and sent to him. Discussed "riddle" of what company manufactured the iron pieces, and that the iron screen on board the brig Lucretia was the latest innovation, being used by Mr. Morton at the Brandywine Mills. Discussed grinding manure and wrapping it in bushels sufficient to...
August 13, 1793 Indian Council at rapids of Miami River response to Federal Commissioners' speech of 31 July Chiefs and Warriors Council of Indian Nations at Rapids of Miami River Federal Commissioners Treaty at Sandusky From the Indian Council at the foot of the rapids of Miami, written 13 August, delivered by two Wyandot runners, arrived to Commissioners 16 Aug. This is reply to the Federal Commissioner's Speech of 31 July 1793. Reason for delay was need to conduct multiple interpretations to Nations and the need to answer fully. Refer to treaties held at Fort Stanwix, Fort McIntosh and Miami and...
1798 Candidates for Army Appointments from Kentucky Alexander Hamilton [not available] Extensive list of candidates reviewed for appointments to the army. Professions, military career, and character insight provided by reviewers.
October 19, 1793 Hickborn discusses politics with Knox Benjamin Hickborn Henry Knox Letter, mentions neutrality proclamation and American courts; mentions canal.
October 29, 1799 Report for Congress on Military Matters, Emphasizing Foreign Relations James McHenry John Adams As requested, details military matters pertinent to lay before the next session of Congress. Believes the country to generally be in a fine state of health, including peace with the Indians, notwithstanding certain attentions of belligerent nations and diseases in American cities. Dismisses the now-suppressed revolt of Pennsylvanians as the work of a few disgruntled individuals misleading...
October 3, 1790 American Debt and Bondholders James Swan Henry Knox Letter, Businessman in Europe asks for Knox to exert his influence on Washington and Jefferson
June 4, 1793 Memorandum of instructions on treaty negotiations given to Captain Hendricks by Colonel Pickering. Timothy Pickering Captain Hendricks Instructions from the Commissioners to Captain Hendricks. Hostile Indians claim boundary as Ohio; commissioners suggest that Hendricks consider the following in order to explore Indian flexibility on this matter. 1. Admit that some commissioners set up extravagant claims. Emphasize that current commissioners will confine selves to moderate tenets. 2. Former treaties went to great council of...
May 22, 1796 French correspondence with McHenry Grandprey James McHenry Letter, written in French, from Grandprey to McHenry. Grandprey desires to meet up with James Monroe - U.S. Minister to France - while he's in Paris for business.
November 4, 1792 Letter from Frenchman Francisco de Miranda Henry Knox Letter from a Frenchman to Secretary Knox, regarding relations between the United States and France. Talks of their common "love of liberty." Predicts that "America shall become that glorious part of the globe that nature intended her to be."
April 15, 1799 Report on the Situation of the Western Army James Wilkinson Alexander Hamilton General Wilkinson reports on the situation of the Western Army and the necesssity of erecting a cordon of posts to protect the national boundary which is constantly threatened by Indians and foreign powers.
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...
July 30, 1783 Settlement of an Officer's Account Colonel De Cambray John Pierce De Cambray empowers Col. Laumoy to settle his accounts with Congress. Notes two particular items of concern: compensation for the cost of hiring a servant and compensation for a journey from Fort Pitt to Charleston on orders in the public service.
July 28, 1790 Schedule B Additional Estimate For Which No Provision Hath Been Made By Congress. Joseph Nourse Alexander Hamilton Schedule B Additional Estimate For Which No Provision Hath Been Made By Congress. Mentions Indian affairs, treaties, extinguishing Indian claims to lands, government of Western Territory, treaties with Wabash Indians, pay for officers and men, contractor warrants, debts due to foreign officers.
April 15, 1799 Report from General Wilkinson James Wilkinson Alexander Hamilton Letter, informs re motives to occupy post; discusses foreign encroachment on national boundary; discusses foreign affairs; mentions robbery in territory; alludes to Indian hostility & aggression; mentions White encroachment; describes frontier and pioneer life; mentions Baton Rouge. Likely, though not confirmed recipient is Hamilton.
January 14, 1793 Complaints & Threats of the Cherokee Nation William Blount Henry Knox Blount disputes the Cherokee claims to the land of the Cumberland settlements upon which they are threatening war against the inhabitants. He charges the Cherokee young warriors with stirring up the antagonism against the settlers and defends his summons of the militia to protect the settlers against Indian depredations.
August 21, 1793 Letter from Federal Commissioners for Sandusky conference to Henry Knox on western Indian refusal to make peace Federal Commissioners Treaty at Sandusky Henry Knox From Lake Erie, the Federal Commissioners for Sandusky Conference report that western Indians have refused to make peace. Did not receive chance to meet with them, except for the deputation at Niagara. Waited at Detroit River. On 29 July 1793 Captain Elliott came with another deputation of Indians, headed by Packonchelas, Head Warrior of Delawares, Kakiapalathy, Head Warrior of Shawanese, and...
January 13, 1793 Otto discusses European affairs of state with Knox Louis Otto Henry Knox Letter, discusses French Revolution; alludes to insurrection in England; discusses friendship with Knox.
July 14, 1797 Pessimism over Public Affairs William Vans Murray James McHenry Letter, discusses foreign affairs; discusses French military.