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Date Title Author Recipient Summary
August 5, 1798 Request for List of Officers from Southern States James McHenry Alexander Hamilton Request for list of officers from the southern states and noted that Wolcott was withholding the order for clothing.
November 10, 1799 Keeping the Southern States in Good Humor Samuel Sitgreaves James McHenry Sitgreaves is involved in court during the week but will reflect on the theory of the Constitution and laws in favor of the claim once the court obligation is met. There was perhaps a precedent in the last Congress which seemed unjustifiable but it was probably yielded because of a desire to keep the Southern States in a good humor with the General Government. Still, Sitgreaves considers the...
May 28, 1784 State of Indian Affairs in the Southern Department Committee on Indian Affairs [not available] The Committee on the State of Indian Affairs in the Southern Department is of the opinion that the Southern Indians should be prevailed upon to make such cessions of uncultivated land to the States they inhabit as may be convenient to those Nations and commensurate to the necessities of those States. Seeks prevention of foreign possession.
December 24, 1792 Letter Regarding Indian Affairs in the Southern Department Henry Knox President of the Senate of the United States "The President of the United States has directed me to submit to the Senate the copy of a letter from his Excellency the Governor of Georgia, dated Augusta, December 5th, 1791, with an enclosure relatively to Indian affairs in the southern department."
June 1, 1789 Tour to the Creek Nation James White Richard Caswell White discusses dispatches resulting from his tour to the Creek nation which should throw some light on Indians affairs in the southern states. As Superintendent of Indian Affairs, he was instructed by Congress to promise aid and protection to the southern states but the tranquility of the area has rendered such measures unncessary.
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.
March 7, 1799 Division of Southern States into Districts & Sub-Districts Alexander Hamilton Charles Cotesworth Pinckney Hamilton announces that, as Inspector General, he is now the head of the recruiting service and instructs Pinckney on the organization of three southern states into recruiting districts and sub-districts.
November 7, 1792 State of Relations with the Indians Henry Knox Congress of the United States Knox provides sundry information to both Houses of Congress on the state of relations with the northern and southern tribes.
September 12, 1787 Deputy Paymaster of the Southern Army John Pierce Nathaniel Pendleton Discusses Joseph Clay, the Deputy Paymaster to the Southern Army, and money which was lost, along with provisions and related acts of Congress; also mentions Treasury Board.
October 7, 1786 Appointment of Richard Butler as superintendent of Indian Affairs for the Southern District Nathaniel Gorham [not available] Nomination of Richard Butler to superintendent of Indian Affairs for the Southern District.
August 8, 1792 Ogden sends recommendation to Knox regarding visit of Prince Edward's family Samuel Ogden Henry Knox Letter, Ogden recommends royal bearer to Knox. Prince Edward and family traveling from Quebec to England wish to visit southern states.
March 17, 1786 Accounts of Southern Army Paymaster John Pierce Joseph Clay Discusses some details of the examination of Clay's accounts for his service as Paymaster to the Southern Army in the Revolutionary War.
September 8, 1796 Provisions for Ellicot and Commissioners Business Samuel Hodgdon Isaac Craig Request to furnish Mr. Ellicot with tents. Discussed transportation by boat. Noted commissioners would run the southern line of the U.S.
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...
February 4, 1797 Military Hospital of the Southern Department Nathan Alexander Unknown Recipient Discusses the Military Hospital of the Southern Department. Also mentions election for the presidency.
March 16, 1799 Plans for Arranging Recruiting Districts Alexander Hamilton James McHenry Hamilton submits his plan for arranging sundry states into recruiting districts and sub districts, not including those most southern and Kentucky and Tennessee. General Pinckney has been asked to submit a plan for Georgia and the Carolinas and the arrangement for Tennessee and Kentucky should be made by persons on the spot.
November 17, 1789 Report of the Commissioners for treating with the Southern Indians. Cyrus Griffin [not available] Report of the Commissioners for treating with the Southern Indians.
June 15, 1789 Report on Several Indian Tribes Henry Knox George Washington Knox informs the President that certain Indian Affairs require immediate attention. He also goes on to outline a proposed strategic policy with regard to Indian affairs. Indians are currently in state of unrest. This report pertains to the Wabash Indians in the Northwest. Knox informs the President that subsequent reporting will follow. Reports # 2, 3, and 4 will address the situation with the...
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.
March 27, 1787 Regarding Indian Affairs in the Southern Department Charles Thomson Henry Knox Thomson refers to a report from Joseph Martin, superintendent of Indian Affairs in the Southern Department, who reported great unrest among the Cherokees over the rapid encroachment of their lands by whites from the "state of Franklin." Suggests that Cherokees receiving encouragement from Choctaws, Chickasaws, Creeks and Spanish.
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...
June 28, 1786 Counterfeit certificates Joseph Howell Joseph Ward Mr. Hodgden brought in several Certificates which appeared to be counterfeit. The author at first believed that the bad Certificates should be held until the return of the Commissioner of Army Accounts who was touring the South. Hodgden assured him that the counterfeit certificates were obtained from a person known to him so they could be returned with no harm to the US.
June 17, 1799 Forwarding of Correspondence with Pinckney Concerning Actions on Southern Frontier James McHenry John Adams Forwards correspondence with General Pinckney, which relate Pinckney's movements and actions on the southern frontier since he received his instructions.
November 19, 1784 Rations for the Southern Army John Pierce John White John Pierce encloses a letter to John Whitediscussing rations for the Southern Army.
June 16, 1799 Army nominations for the Southern Department Charles Pinckney Horry James McHenry Encloses a letter from his uncle and urges McHenry to not forget him when the army nominations for the Southern Department take place.