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Date Title Author Recipient Summary
May 6, 1786 Pay Office Business and Pay of Southern Army Officers John Pierce John White Discusses various business of the Pay Office, including the payment of the Maryland Continental Army officers and other Southern officers. Writes of "so many instances of deceptions" in claims for pay.
September 3, 1798 Recommends Captain Hamilton for a Southern Vessel Alexander Hamilton Benjamin Stoddert Upon realizing the length of time before the frigate building at New York will be seaworthy, Alexander Hamilton requests the appointment of Robert Hamilton to a southern vessel which will be ready sooner. He imagines that Captain Talbot will be glad to have Robert as an associate.
August 7, 1789 Humphreys conveys information from Washington to Knox D. Humphreys Henry Knox Letter, Humphreys informs Knox that Washington is inclined to place before Congress the issues of a national militia and Indian affairs in the southern district.
August 1, 1793 Savages Against Savages William Blount Henry Knox Governor Blount and General Pickens discuss the implications of building a post at the mouth of the Bear Creek which may help to cut off water communication between the northern and southern Indians. They mention the benefits that may incur by enlisting the Chickasaws and Choctaws in the war against the Creeks who might be joined by the Cherokees.
September 22, 1786 Letter from the Commissioner of Army Accounts John Pierce John Gassaway Letter from the Commissioner of Army Accounts, concerning the Southern Army and amounts of subsistence.
August 11, 1784 Account settlement Edward Carrington John Pierce Discusses the settlement of his account.
April 28, 1793 Extract of letter from Andrew Pickens Esquire to General Clarke Andrew Pickens [not available] From Hopewell Georgia, taken from files of W. Urquhart, Pickens gives intelligence report stating Creek Nation with exception of Cussetas, have declared war against the United States. John Galphin and 500 warriors had set out to join the Seminoles and plans to fall on the southern parts of Georgia; but Pickens believes the intent is to make an attack along the frontier of Georgia.
September 23, 1789 Regarding request to receive talks on west side of Oconee River Commissioners for Indian Affairs in Southern Department Alexander McGillivray Commissioners agree to receive talks on the west side of Oconee River.
May 23, 1789 A Talk from the Head-men and Chiefs of the Lower Creek Nation to the Commissioners of the United States, of Indian Affairs in the Southern Department. Headmen and Warriors of Lower Creeks [not available] Received talk from Mr. George Galphin. Cannot provide answer because of separate talks with Alexander McGillivray. Lament that some have "gone out" [to commit violence] and say they cannot be accountable for this. Hope there will be no blood spilled.
March 17, 1786 Questions about a Paymaster's Account John Pierce William Pendergast Pierce's questions regarding monies paid to Pendergast in the accounts of Joseph Clay, late paymaster to the Southern Army in the Revolutionary War.
November 13, 1795 Adequate Provisions for the Troops Timothy Pickering Samuel Hodgdon Pickering wants to know how many days provisions would ensure a supply against common incidents. He believes that a further provison of a month's rations for the troops should be made after their arrival in case the Contractor does not at first provide an adequate supply.
July 16, 1798 Enclosed Muster Roll, Report of Sea Traffic Off Southern Coast of U.S. Captain Thomas Truxtun James McHenry Muster rolls enclosed, those written by new officers contain erroneous charges. No sightings of enemy ships, Truxtun to proceed to the southern coast of Georgia.
February 28, 1796 Information about Conference with Creek Chiefs Bartholomew Dandridge James McHenry Presidential order requesting B. Dandridge to report to General Blount in service with the Southern Indians. Requests that conference to be held in May with Creek chiefs will be postponed until summer.
May 10, 1790 Troops, including Militia, furnished by the several States during the War of the Revolution. Henry Knox [not available] Ascertaining proper numbers of militia in service difficult, southern states did not regularly submit returns.
September 24, 1789 Talk of the Commissioners to the Chiefs, Head-men, and Warriors of the Creek Nation Commissioners for Indian Affairs in Southern Department [not available] Reference to calamities of late war with Great Britain; how the United States has recovered and obtained liberty and independence; that the United States is at peace and its numbers are increasing. The Union has grown to manhood and can speak with a louder voice and strike with a stronger arm. Refers to General Washington as the head man of all councils and chief of all warriors. Discusses the...
July 28, 1789 New Commissioners to Negotiate Peace with the Southern Tribes Henry Knox George Washington Knox informs the President that the commissioners report that the Creeks are favorably inclined to enter into a peace treaty with the United States. These commissioners, however, were previously appointed by the states of South Carolina and Georgia and were acting under the resolves of the Confederation Congress. Therefore, Knox points out that these commissioners' authority expired with the...
September 1, 1789 Bauman acknowledges Knox's receipt of monies for stores Bauman [not available] Receipt for stores used by Indian Commissioners in treating with the southern Indians.
October 14, 1794 Proposes Transportation of Lumber for Southern Frigates Tench Coxe Henry Knox Reports expectation of size of timber load for frigates in the south. Outlines plans of transport. Refers to contracts with Mr. Scott and Mr. Ernest.
September 20, 1789 Regarding planned visit from Principal Chiefs and request for private meeting Alexander McGillivray Commissioners for Indian Affairs in Southern Department McGillivray informs of a visit from Principal Chiefs, accompanied by interpreter Derezeau. He asks for a private meeting with one or two of the commissioners.
December 22, 1785 Case of Lieutenant Trueman and other pay related issues Joseph Howell John White Mentions case of Lieutenant Trueman. Board of Treasury is not at present in a situation to pay the Southern Army for arrears. Notes that officers may receive certificates in lieu of money. Mentions waiting until arrival of Mr. Pierce. Outlines the record of charges related to Lieutenant Trueman. Mentions his time as a prisoner.
January 9, 1799 Forwarding Plan for English & American Interests Relative to Saint-Domingue [Haiti] Lord Grenville Rufus King Encloses a plan for the mutual commercial interests and safety of English Caribbean possessions and the southern American states in relation to Saint-Domingue [now Haiti, currently in slave revolt]. Requests a meeting, that the matter may be discussed and a recommendation be sent to America.
July 31, 1786 Memorial of Reverend Robert Smith John Pierce Nathaniel Gorham Letter to the President of Congress, Nathaniel Gorham, respecting the Memorial of Reverend Robert Smith. Mentions Doctor David Oliphant, deputy director of the Southern Hospital.
January 11, 1790 Pay Claim Joseph Howell Henry Knox Discusses the claim of a Mr. Purcell for extra pay for service as Judge Advocate to the Southern army in the Revolutionary War (1783)
October 26, 1787 Instructions for appointing commissioners to Indian Affairs Congress of the United States [not available] The U.S. Congress authorizes the state governments of North Carolina, South Carolina, and Georgia to appoint one commissioner each to work in conjunction with the superintendent of Indian Affairs in order to negotiate treaties between the United States and southern Indian tribes. Congress allots six thousand dollars for the program, which will fund a militia and pay each commissioner five dollars...
November 30, 1796 Clothing for the Two Companies Going to the Southern Stephen Rochefontaine Samuel Hodgdon Captain Frye has informed Rochefontaine of the arrival of the clothing needed to complete the supply of the two companies going south. The garrison at West Point also should be supplied with needed articles as soon as it is convenient. The Quartermaster of the Corps can be charged with the clothing sent to Captain Frye in New York so long as a copy of the invoice is sent to West Point.