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Date Title Author Recipient Summary
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.
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.
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...
November 24, 1797 Concerns about Interactions with Spanish James McHenry James Wilkinson Concerned about possibility of Spanish interaction.
May 14, 1794 [Extract of a letter from the Secretary of War, to Lieut. Col. Gaither, dated 14th May, 1794] Henry Knox Henry Gaither Orders to assist the governor of Georgia in suppressing the unauthorized assembly of troops under Gen. Clark who plan to invade Spanish territory on North American continent.
May 14, 1795 [Extract of a Letter from the Secy. of War] Henry Knox [not available] Discussed Governor Clark's expedition against the Spanish and the illegality of its nature. Authorized employment of militia to capture expedition.
November 6, 1793 Hostility between Spain and Kentucky Thomas Jefferson Henry Knox Letter from Secretary Jefferson to Secretary Knox. It is possible that the measures complained of by the representatives of Spain as exhibited for attempting hostilities from Kentucky against Spanish settlements may require employment of military force by Governor Isaac Shelby of Kentucky. Encloses letter to the Governor stating facts Jefferson received from Spanish gentleman.
March 10, 1794 Kentucky expedition against Spanish territory [not available] Unknown Recipient Cabinet meeting concerning expeditions being prepared in Kentucky to invade Spanish territory to the West. A proclamation will be issued to Governor Isaac Shelby against the expedition. Secretary of State Edmund Randolph dissented.
January 13, 1793 Seizure of Foreign Shipping Henry Knox Richard Dobbs Spaight Knox discusses the seizure of a ship and foreign affairs with Governor Richard Dobbs Spaight of North Carolina. Specifically the Spanish.
July 12, 1795 Spanish at Chickasaw Bluff William Glover General James Robertson Extract of letter from William Glover to General James Robertson concerning the Spanish Governor erecting a fort in the Chickasaw region.
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.
August 8, 1790 Minutes of the Spanish treaty with the Creek Nation [not available] [not available] Document, Minutes of Spanish treaty with Creek nation.
September 29, 1797 McHenry Chastises Guion, Comments on Situation in U.S.-Spanish Florida Border Region James McHenry Isaac Guion James McHenry chastises Capt. Isaac Guion for not executing his orders in the Natchez-Chickasaw Bluffs region more effectively. Notes he will be more explicit in future instructions, to avoid confusion; stresses that he does not wish to dishonor Guion as a soldier -- compliments Guion as resisting some scheme of the Commandant of New Madrid. Lists stipulations that the Baron de Carondelet, the...
September 22, 1797 Diplomatic relations with Chickasaws and Spanish on the western frontier James McHenry Oliver Wolcott, Jr. McHenry expresses frustration at conflicting orders out west in relation to the Chickasaws and Spanish in Tennessee. Alludes to the Spanish breaking the terms of Pinckney's Treaty of 1795, which placed the Chickasaws under U.S. territory. McHenry also reports that he has recently been attacked by a case of the fever.
[not available] Conversation between Governor Blount and Captain Handley William Blount Handley Blount interviews Handley about his captivity with the Cherokee and information he may have gathered while there.
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.
June 14, 1792 Bowles is a Mere Tool of Other Persons Governor Quesada James Seagrove Governor Quesada thanks Seagrove for keeping him informed of events that may be of concern to the Spanish. He is convinced that Bowles and others have attempted to turn the Indians against the Spanish and the Americans, although he believes Bowles is not acting on his own but is being controlled by others.
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.
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.
March 18, 1794 Proclamation against Kentucky invasion of Spanish territory George Washington Isaac Shelby Proclamation issued by Washington's Cabinet forbidding Kentucky troops from invading Spanish territory, who the United States is at peace with. Proclamation delivered to Kentucky governor Isaac Shelby.
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...
May 2, 1793 Deposition of William Stringer regarding Spanish arms shipments to Creek Nation William Stringer [not available] At Flint River, Lower Creek Nation, William Stringer appeared before Deputy Superintendent Timothy Bernard with a sworn deposition dated 2 May 1793. Stringer, a native of Georgia and now resident at Pensacola, says he saw Spanish public stores at Pensacola and witnessed arms and ammunition delivered to Creek Indians. Stringer relates that he heard Governor O'Neil state that the arms were to be...
May 9, 1797 Status of the Evacuation Lieutenant Piercy Smith Pope James McHenry Pope has disembarked his troops at Natchez and received a cordial reception from the Spanish. The Spanish evacuation was going well until the military stores and cannon were ordered back. There have also been attempts to draw the Indians on Pope's troops and Pope demands that Governor Gayoso punish the principal actor.
September 6, 1792 Minutes of a conversation between Knox and Spanish commissioner Henry Knox [not available] Document, minutes of conversation with Spanish commissioners for his Catholic majesty; discusses Indians; discusses death penalty.