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Date Title Author Recipient Summary
September 26, 1794 Complaints from Spanish ambassador Stephen Sullivan Henry Knox Linquist Stephen Sullivan asks Knox if an Indian agent, for whom he is writing, will be allowed to formally respond to the complaints lodged against him by the Minister of Spain.
June 25, 1792 Picture of Duplessis Lewis Tousard Henry Knox Presents Knox with a picture of the late Colonel Mauduit du Plessis, commissioned by Comte de Fernan Nunez, the Spanish Ambassador to France.
May 6, 1796 Developments with Spain James Wilkinson Zebulon M. Pike General Wilkinson writes Capt. Zebulon Pike on the various issues affecting the western part of the Northwest territory. Lt. Thomas Underwood has received the pay for Pike's garrison as well as the summer clothing. Refers to the charges against Benjamin Sebastian being a paid agent of Spain, and Aaron Gregg's mission to the Spanish.
May 28, 1797 Recommendation of ambassador for French mission James McHenry Timothy Pickering Discusses mission to France, recommending Pinckney as ambassador. Discusses possible opposition in the House of Representatives.
November 7, 1795 (Private) Various Treaties Timothy Pickering Anthony Wayne Heard rumors that Wayne was dead, hope to see him soon with reports of peace with Indians. Peace on all fronts of U.S. has been attained. Negotiations with Algiers commenced, emperor of Morocco has entered a peace treaty with U.S.. President has sent an ambassador to Chickasaw Bluffs to pursue peace with Spanish. Noted "white savages of Georgia have killed 17 friendly creeks!"
November 24, 1795 Legal inquiry regarding incursions into Spanish territory in Florida Timothy Pickering William Rawle Some Spanish subjects, along with Americans from Georgia made expedition into Florida, took a Spanish fort, killed Spanish soldiers, stole property. Spanish government has complained. Asks questions regarding the nature of punishment; what to do about the Spanish subjects in Georgia; what instructions to give the military commander in Georgia if he finds the offenders.
November 24, 1797 Concerns about Interactions with Spanish James McHenry James Wilkinson Concerned about possibility of Spanish interaction.
June 15, 1797 Orders for Taking Spanish Post in Natchez James McHenry Isaac Guion Details messages from President and the Spanish Commandment regarding new policy and land ownership in Natchez.
June 29, 1797 Letter to the Secretary at War Felix D. St. Hilaire James McHenry Letter in French from St. Hilaire to McHenry. Mentions papers and money owed by St. Hilaire to McHenry.
April 4, 1798 Discussion of Spanish Evacuation of Natchez and Burning of Walnut Hills Works Constant Freeman James McHenry Constant Freeman reports that Capt. Guion at Natchez has encountered trouble in convincing the Spanish to surrender their works, mentions that he has convinced the Spanish governor to not report on the situation to the Spanish minister in Philadelphia until Guion has had a chance to fulfill the occupation of Natchez. Laments the Choctaws' destruction of the works at Walnut Hills evacuated (by...
October 13, 1791 Enclosed letter from Spanish residents Henry Knox William Hays Secretary Knox enclosing a sea letter for Captain Roberts of the ship Jefferson. Also encloses a letter from the Spanish residents in the ship's route
June 25, 1793 Instructions regarding the Spanish Henry Knox James Seagrove Three extracts; the first, dated 4/8/1790 to Henry Burbeck, requests that he and his men display friendly relations with the Spanish at the Spanish garrison. The second, dated 4/29/1792 instructs James Seagrove to report to the Spanish any man or activities which would be harmful to the interests of peace with the Spanish government. The third, dated 8/11/1792 to Henry Gaither, instructs that...
1797 Concerning Franco-American relations and the ambassador to France James McHenry [not available] McHenry considers the possibility that French colonists in the West Indies will begin demanding from their mother country that freer and more liberal trade with the United States be allowed. McHenry then contemplates how this development would play out with Charles Cotesworth Pinckney - the U.S. Minister to France - involved, who McHenry claims has neither the authority nor instruction to improve...
June 9, 1797 Objections of Gayoso Listed James McHenry James Wilkinson Sec. of War gives instructions on how to assuage the objections and fears of Governor Gayoso, of Spanish land holdings in Natchez.
February 16, 1798 Location of Spanish Posts Samuel Hodgdon John Wilkins, Jr. Letter, discusses Spanish posts.
June 9, 1797 Demolition of Spanish Posts James McHenry James Wilkinson It appears that Governor Gayoso is willing to demolish the Spanish posts on American land but he thinks he must continue his force in that quarter until the claims to land of Spanish subjects are reconciled. On the latter point, the Governor should be assured that no person shall be disturbed in his possession of property until they have had the opportunity to apply to Congress.
September 24, 1797 Regarding an insurrection involving Spanish troops James McHenry Timothy Pickering Updates Pickering on his fever and mentions an insurrection involving Spanish troops. McHenry hopes for the expulsion of the Spanish from posts in U.S. territory.
April 13, 1798 Proposes Post to Protect against Spanish Troops James McHenry James Wilkinson Refers to idea of forming a principal post to protect against Spanish troops. Encloses instructions and dispatches.
August 9, 1797 Regarding a Spanish Spy N. Hunter James McHenry Describes evidence of a Spanish spy or agent and discusses the possibility of a Spanish alliance with Indians against the United States.
July 7, 1790 Brett discusses war with Spain to Knox P. Brett Henry Knox Letter, discusses prospects of war with Spain.
April 29, 1792 Peace with the Spanish Henry Knox James Seagrove Secretary Knox directs James Seagrove - Superintendent of the Southern Department - to be cordial with the Spanish, and report any troublemakers like Bowles. Wants peace with the Spanish.
April 13, 1797 Garrison to take over evacuated Spanish Post Lieutenant Piercy Smith Pope Captain Burguard Notification that Pope would move with troops to take over evacuated Spanish post.
April 8, 1790 Instructions to Captain Henry Burbeck to evince friendly relations with Spain Henry Knox Henry Burbeck Burbeck is in vicinity of Spanish garrison. Knox tells Burbeck to evince the most cordial friendship with Spain. Be polite and temperate in the handling of any offenses. If caused by Burbeck's men, inflict exemplary punishment. If by Spanish, make statement with precision and coolness to nearest Spanish officer.
September 22, 1797 Regarding the Spanish presence at Chickasaw Bluff James McHenry [not available] Regarding the Spanish presence at Chickasaw Bluff - located in Tennessee - and Spanish intentions to reoccupy a post in clear violation of Pinckney's Treaty, which placed the Chickasaws under U.S. territory.
January 13, 1795 Spanish Influence on Creek Nation James Seagrove Timothy Pickering Believed obtaining prisoners and property plundered by hostile Creeks (as advised by the Spanish) would be a difficult task. Also discussed Creeks dependence on Spaniards for trade, and in order to break Spanish influence, U.S. must consent to trade with Creeks.