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November 19, 1793 A Letter for General Knox's Examination Thomas Jefferson Henry Knox Jefferson encloses for Knox's examination and wisdom a letter on a subject that has already been examined and approved by the Secretary of the Treasury. Knox's clerk will retain the proofs copy. It is agreed that the letter should be sent to Mr. Hammond.
August 17, 1794 Major Craig informs Secretary Knox of popular hostility and Whiskey Rebellion Isaac Craig Henry Knox Major Craig states to Secretary Knox that immediate action is required to restore the authority of government among the "misguided multitude."
March 9, 1785 Regarding Congress's election of Henry Knox to Office of Secretary of War Charles Thomson Henry Knox Charles Thomson sends to Henry Knox a letter informing him of his appointment by Congress to the Office of Secretary at War.
October 2, 1793 Governor of Georgia writes to Secretary at War regarding Indian hostilities Governor Edward Telfair Henry Knox Governor Telfair forwards information regarding Creek crimes to Secretary Knox. Telfair states to Knox that Indian prisoners will be treated humanely.
September 24, 1790 Warren writes to Knox Major General Warren Henry Knox Letter, Warren asks for favor of a reply from Knox.
March 17, 1785 Regarding Henry Knox acceptance of position of Secretary of War and anticipated date for assuming duties Henry Knox Charles Thomson Henry Knox sends to Charles Thomson a letter notifying him of his acceptance of the position of Secretary of War and makes known his anticipated date for assuming the duties of the office.
December 28, 1788 Letter from the Secretary at War Henry Knox Isaac Winslow Knox expresses alarm over an unidentified subject. Knox states that if business is protracted then "great injury" is liable to happen.
September 9, 1791 Letter Received, Knox's Letter Transmitted John Stagg Major General Richard Butler In absence of Secretary of War, Stagg acknowledged receipt of letter and transmitted copy of letter from Knox.
January 31, 1789 On the Secretary of War and bout of rheumatick fever William Knox Arthur St. Clair William Knox informs St. Clair that his brother, the Secretary of War, is ill with rheumatick fever.
February 21, 1791 Deductions from the account of the Secretary at War Joseph Nourse [not available] Account of deductions from Knox's account as Secretary at War.
May 8, 1793 Governor of Georgia writes to Secretary at War regarding Indian hostilities Governor Edward Telfair Henry Knox Governor Telfair writes to Secretary Knox and calls for war against the tribes on the frontier. Telfair tells Knox to "let no idea of peace so far amuse as to divert the necessary and immediate preparations for war."
May 25, 1790 Knox writes to Lincoln regarding invalids Henry Knox Benjamin Lincoln Secretary Knox asks that Lincoln update the list of invalids eligible for payment by removing the deceased from the rolls. Knox request that this information be forwarded to him.
June 29, 1792 Procurement of articles in Quartermaster's Department John Stagg William Knox John Stagg informs William Knox that there were some articles in the Quartermaster's Department, such as tents, which Secretary of War directed Wm. Knox to procure previous to appointment of Quartermaster General. Secretary Knox wants to know if they have been procured and forwarded.
September 24, 1792 Payments Forwarded for the Pay of Troops James O'Hara [not available] Status of accounts, money received, money forwarded.
March 8, 1785 Regarding Henry Knox's appointment as Secretary of War, and the matter of salary George Partridge Henry Knox George Partridge sends to Henry Knox a letter informing him of his appointment by Congress to Secretary of the War Department and he asks Knox not to decline the position based on inadequate salary.
June 2, 1786 Letter from the Secretary at War Henry Knox Return Jonathan Meigs Henry Knox, Secretary at War, transmits a sword authorized by Congress to Colonel Meigs in recognition of the expedition on Long Island.
July 30, 1793 Governor of Georgia writes to Secretary at War regarding Indian hostilities Governor Edward Telfair Henry Knox Governor Telfair informs Secretary Knox of his intent to keep the President informed of all troop movements.
January 31, 1789 Illness of Secretary of War; proceedings from Virginia William Knox Arthur St. Clair William Knox writes on behalf of his brother, the Secretary of War, who has a severe rheumatick fever and cannot write. Governor of Virginia has forwarded proceedings and he transmits copy of letter from President of Pennsylvania on same subject.
March 13, 1785 Rufus King encourages Knox to accept nomination to Secretary at War Rufus King Henry Knox Rufus King sends to Henry Knox a letter acknowledging the insufficiency of the salary of Secretary of War. But King asks Knox to consider reimbursement for travel and rent to assuage any inclinations Knox may have about rejecting the appointment due to low pay.
September 6, 1793 Governor of Georgia writes to Secretary at War regarding Indian hostilities Governor Edward Telfair Henry Knox Governor Telfair tells Secretary Knox that the establishment of a paper peace with the Creeks can be of no duration.
January 3, 1795 Knox has Resigned John Stagg Isaac Craig Informs that Knox resigned and Pickering will replace him.
April 17, 1790 Carrington asks Knox to act as his disbursing agent Edward Carrington Henry Knox Letter, asks for Knox to act as agent for public funds.
May 5, 1792 Major Craig sends status report from Fort Pitt to the Secretary at War Isaac Craig Henry Knox Major Craig discusses with Secretary Knox issues regarding finance and the procurement and distribution of artillery and boats.
June 8, 1793 Knox drafts memo regarding official positions communicated to Genet Henry Knox [not available] Document, Memorandum discusses the U.S. government staffing procedures caused by the issues surrounding Citizen Genet. See letter from Knox to Genet dated 7 June 1793.
January 31, 1789 William Knox informs of Henry Knox's illness; report on arrival of Lieutenant Beatty in company with Captain Ferguson William Knox Josiah Harmar William Knox writes on behalf of his brother, Secretary of War, informing that he is sick with rheumatic fever and is unable to write. Reports on arrival of Lieutenant Beatty in company with Captain Ferguson. Mentions Mr. Vigo's account.