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Date Title Author Recipient Summary
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.
May 1797 Weakened Forces John Francis Hamtramck James Wilkinson Garrison weakened due to departure of troops, belief that Spanish and French are instigating violence between Indians and U.S.
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...
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.
April 1, 1797 Evacuation of Spanish Posts Don Manuel Gayoso de Lemos Lieutenant Piercy Smith Pope Gayoso notified Pope that the Spanish garrison received orders to evacuate post now under U.S. possession; overtones of peaceful friendly relations.
May 5, 1797 False Accusations Lieutenant Piercy Smith Pope Don Manuel Gayoso de Lemos False accusations that Pope would attack Spanish garrison addressed, Pope wanted accuser identified and brought to justice.
June 15, 1797 Demolition of the Works at Natchez James McHenry Isaac Guion Captain Guion is instructed to pay strict attention to the treaty with the Spanish government which permits the demolition of the works at Natchez and to preserve the pacific attentions of the Indians toward the Spanish inhabitants of that place.
September 3, 1795 Intelligence on Spanish Land Possession Anthony Wayne Timothy Pickering Enclosed information on Spanish possession of Chickasaw Bluffs. Wayne therefore reinforced the garrison at Massac and sent forward provisions and ammunition. Provides details of Spanish location and its effect on foreign relations.
June 10, 1797 More James McHenry to James Wilkinson on Situation in Indian/Spanish Country James McHenry James Wilkinson McHenry advises Wilkinson about the situation, as he had in his letter of the previous day; emphasizes not offending Spanish and rectifying disposition of U.S. troops.
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.
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.
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 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.
January 12, 1798 Craig discusses military stores and shipment with Hodgdon Isaac Craig Samuel Hodgdon Major Craig discusses his "claim of compensation for extra sevices" with Samuel Hodgdon.
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.
July 9, 1795 Spanish at Chickasaw Bluff General James Robertson William Blount Extract of letter from General James Robertson to William Blount, Governor of the Southwest Territory. The Governor reports that the Spanish Government has erected cannons and other works at the Chickasaw Bluff on the east bank of the Mississippi River.
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.
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, 1798 Instruction for Distribution of Information from Ministers at Paris James McHenry [not available] Discussed settlement of accounts, securing western territory from Spanish and further intrusions. Enclosed a letter from Little Turtle, also enclosed 12 copies of instructions to and dispatches from the Ministers in Paris. McHenry requested Goodhue distribute the papers to posts within his jurisdiction.