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Date Title Author Recipient Summary
November 19, 1798 Excluding Characters Indisposed to Government and Order James McHenry Jonathan Dayton McHenry requests a list of candidates for military commissions from New Jersey, with particular attention paid to excluding those indisposed to government and order.
March 13, 1791 State of the Creek Nation James Casey Henry Knox Comprehensive treatment of every aspect of the culture and lives of the Creek Nation of Indians in 1790-1791. Includes transcript of a journal. 132 page document.
March 31, 1792 Chickasaws & Choctaws to Nashville Henry Knox William Blount Regarding Chickasaws and Choctaws.
June 17, 1794 Speech of the Choctaws Choctaws United States Offer from the Choctaws to help and fight along side United States in exchange for arms, ammunition, and clothing. The Spanish allegedly offered a deal but were declined.
June 4, 1795 David Henleys account for articles supplied to the Chickasaws and the Choctaws. David Henley [not available] List of sundries provided to Chickasaws and Choctaws via John Chisholm.
June 10, 1799 Encourages Selection of Good Characters James McHenry John Taylor Gilman Encourages the selection of proper characters.
December 9, 1800 Hodgdon's Remarks William Simmons Samuel Hodgdon Remarks on the amount of payments made by Samuel Hodgdon, Superintendent of Military Stores, from 1 June to 30 September 1800.
July 1, 1789 Carrington declines Knox's invitation to New York Edward Carrington Henry Knox Letter, declines invitation to New York.
June 9, 1798 Requests Examination of 4th Quarter Accounts to Guard against Deficiencies John Steele William Simmons Letter, encloses remarks made at the Treasury regarding deficiencies in the vouchers of the Accountant of the War Department.
May 25, 1799 Remarks on the closing of David Henley's accounts [not available] [not available] Remarks made on Henley's accounts by the office of the Auditor. Examination of the accounts has been suspended due to lack of supporting vouchers.
March 31, 1795 Secretary at War sends Circular to the Captains of the Frigates regarding book and remarks on seamanship from Captain Thomas Truxton Timothy Pickering [not available] Pickering sends a book written by Captain Thomas Truxton relating to navigation, with an appendix on masting. Also forwards a letter with remarks from Truxton regarding an English book that Pickering recently gave to Truxton on the masting of ships. Pickering asks that the Captains consult with the Naval Constructors on the subjects.
May 13, 1799 Remarks on the closing of David Henley's accounts. John Steele William Simmons Henley's account has been closed on the books of Treasury, agreeable to the certificate of the Register. Remarks enclosed point out a deficiency in vouchers.
July 7, 1789 Report on the Chickasaws and Choctaws Henry Knox George Washington Knox views the substantial distance of the Chickasaws and Choctaws from frontier settlements as the principle reason that few complaints regarding white encroachments have thus far been lodged. Knox notes that Chickasaws and Choctaws are "represented as candid, generous, brave, and honest" and have placed themselves under the protection of the United States and no other sovereign.
February 8, 1797 Account of pay with remarks William Simmons George Ingersoll Cover letter for Captain Ingersoll's account of pay and subsistence. Simmons remarks on Ingersoll's "unright" and "illiberal" sentiments regarding Simmons' policy on a demand by Ingersoll for a payment.
April 24, 1797 Appointment of an interpreter to the Choctaw Indians Benjamin Hawkins James McHenry Provides information on the name and qualifications of John Pitchlynn, appointed by Hawkins as interpreter to the Choctaws
September 10, 1798 "Remarks on the abstract for the year 1793, contigent expenses. No Author [not available] Notation that vouchers for "this abstract" were submitted to the War Department. Related to contingent expenses.
May 1, 1800 Goods to be Purchased for the Choctaws & Other Tribes John Harris Unknown Recipient Orders from the War Department to purchase goods to the value of one thousand dollars to be sent as a present to the Choctaw Nation of Indians with the same for the Wyandots and Delawares. To be purchased are the designated goods suitable for the annuities for the listed tribes of Indians for the year 1800.
May 12, 1793 Alliance of Southern Tribes Against the Creeks William Blount Henry Knox Blount reports on a possible Indian attack near Nashville and speculates on the possiblity that the Chickasws and Choctaws may join together in a war against the Creeks. It is not known whether the Cherokee chiefs will accept the invitation to travel to Philadelphia to meet with the President.
May 20, 1795 Letter from the War Office requesting remarks on letter from naval constructor David Stodder [not available] Joshua Humphreys Letter from War Office conveys Timothy Pickering guidance and solicits remarks from Joshua Humphreys on a letter from David Stodder, naval constructor at Baltimore. Letters from frigate builders will be handed to Mr Humphreys. Secretary of War Pickering guidance is that naval constructors freely communicate their ideas.
February 10, 1795 Returned Letters Bartholomew Dandridge Timothy Pickering By President's order, Dandridge returns the letter of Gov. Blount to Sec. of War. Dandridge also included remarks of Mr. Rutherford of Virginia regarding the arsenal to be established on the Potomac river.
May 22, 1799 Requests Money for Samuel Mitchell, Choctaw Agents, for Indian Department Expenses David Henley James McHenry Requests payment to Samuel Mitchell, agent of the Choctaws.
March 8, 1796 Remarks on Accounts and Charge Yelverton Peyton William Simmons Peyton has left his vouchers with Ensign Thompson. He believes there may be some errors with Simmons' accounting. The bounty for recruits he and Thompson enlisted should be paid out of what Peyton owes.
June 23, 1794 Remarks on Masting of Frigates Captain Thomas Truxtun Josiah Fox Letter, discusses masting of Frigates; encloses remarks on masting Frigates.
January 27, 1790 Regarding Von Steuben's service in the Army of United States Baron Friedrich Von Steuben Alexander Hamilton Von Steuben recounts his service as a foreigner in the United States Army. Makes reference to his memorial to Congress and notes that the truth of its facts cannot be disputed without raising a doubt of the veracity of some of the most worthy and respectable characters in the United States.
October 20, 1798 Desire for Moderation and Peace, Etc. James McHenry Timothy Pickering Although it seems that the French are expressing a desire for moderation and peace, McHenry argues that it is too early to relax America's efforts to bolster its fleets and armies. One might expect that increased prospects of peace would diminish the election prospects of anti-federal characters but it should be remembered that local concerns have the greatest impact on voters' choices.