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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.
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.
September 24, 1790 Warren writes to Knox Major General Warren Henry Knox Letter, Warren asks for favor of a reply from Knox.
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.
December 4, 1791 Auditor's report to the Comptroller regarding the account of Henry Knox Oliver Wolcott, Jr. Richard Harrison Report, Auditor's report re account of Henry Knox with subsequent endorsements from the Comptroller and the Register of the Treasury.
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.
September 9, 1793 Governor of Georgia writes to Secretary at War regarding Indian hostilities Governor Edward Telfair Henry Knox Governor Telfair forwards evidence supporting the case for war against the Creeks to Secretary 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.
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.
November 12, 1792 Account of monies owed by Knox to the United States Joseph Nourse [not available] Account of Henry Knox includes warrants, contingencies, Indian Department, and General Josiah Harmar.
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.
August 25, 1786 Letter from the Commissioner of Army Accounts John Pierce A.W. Dunscomb The Commissioner of Army Accounts and Paymaster General responds to Dunscomb's request for monies omitted. Says he is glad to make out a list of sums. Mentions the Secretary at War, Henry Knox.
December 16, 1794 Letter from Henry Knox to Assistant Secretary Treasury Coxe on House resolution regarding frigates Henry Knox Tench Coxe Henry Knox encloses House of Representatives resolution regarding frigates. He asks Coxe about the state of materials and equipment which have passed under the Department of Treasury.
April 29, 1791 Letter from the Secretary at War Henry Knox [not available] Henry Knox informs an unidentified recipient that veteran officers have preference in selections for military appointment.
July 17, 1793 Conducting the Security of the Frontier Henry Knox Henry Gaither Secretary Knox informs Major Gaither that Captain Freeman will be the federal agent to the troops in Georgia. Knox implores economy in every aspect of Gaither's conduct.
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.
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.
November 3, 1788 Official expenses of Secretary at War Knox Henry Knox [not available] Account of Henry Knox.
October 11, 1793 Letter from Major Henry Gaither to Secretary of War Henry Knox expressing loyalty to Federal Government Henry Gaither Henry Knox Gaither assures Henry Knox that he will act only in accordance with the instructions of the Federal Government and suggests that Georgia Governor Telfair had no right to intimate otherwise. Expresses doubt that the Governor will raise the infantry and cavalry, despite that he was ordered to do so by Federal Government.
June 30, 1791 State of the Account of Henry Knox Henry Knox Edward Nixon Account of the Secretary of the Department of War.
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 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.
[not available] Letter from the Secretary at War Henry Knox Samuel Hodgdon Henry Knox asks Samuel Hodgdon to handle a transaction involving the purchase of a house.
July 30, 1794 Fortifications at Norfolk and revolt at Smithfield Henry Knox Henry Lee Secretary Knox informs the Governor of Virginia that the sum of money to be deployed for the fortifications of Norfolk amounts to $6737. Knox has requested Secretary Hamilton to enter into immediate arrangements for purchasing the land necessary. Finally, Knox comments on the failed revolt in Smithfield, Virginia, which he calls an "open and violent resistance to the laws."
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.