Viewing 1–20 of 20 documents: "St. Domingo"

Date Title Author Recipient Summary
April 22, 1794 Application of Money to St. Domingo Edmund Randolph George Washington Washington's Cabinet advises the President to apply the remainder of the money, given by law to the indigent of St. Domingo, to the furnishing of several vessels now bound thither from different parts of the U.S. with passports for the purpose of conveying them.
January 16, 1799 United States & British Trade Agreements Concerning St. Domingo [Haiti] Rufus King [not available] Relates that the British have determined to send a Colonel Maitland, the man who struck their existing agreement with Toussaint L'Overture of St. Domingo [Haiti], to America. There he will be able to express its details to the U.S. government at Philadelphia, so an arrangement between the U.S. and Great Britain concerning Haiti may be fully worked out. Addresses trade, via U.S. shipping,...
April 20, 1799 Points of Understanding between Great Britain and the United States Timothy Pickering [not available] Pickering and his colleagues list seven regulations agreed upon by Britain and the United States regarding relations and commercial intercourse with the Haitian government of St. Domingo. Of particular concern was the effect of the Haitian slave rebellion upon slaves in the United States and the British colonies.
June 18, 1799 Trade With Domingo Will Be Opened, Etc. James McHenry George Washington Since Mr. Francis is the purveyor he will purchase the articles mentioned in Washington's letter. Mr. McAlpin states that some of the Spring vessels have arrived but he still has not been able to obtain the gold thread but the stars can be sent. McHenry believes that trade with Domingo will be opened and will keep the islanders in a situation less likely to renew depredations.
January 28, 1797 McKim provides intelligence to Secretary at War Isaac McKim James McHenry McKim sends an intelligence report to the Secretary at War regarding the impact of the U.S. presidential election on international trade. McKim was made privy to the information while in Saint Domingo.
July 3, 1796 Seeking Appointment as the Consul to the Colony of Santa Domingo Frederick Folger James McHenry Folger requests McHenry's recommendation that he be appointed the Consul of the South Colony of Santa Domingo.
May 9, 1794 Shipping Information Relative to Embargo Henry Knox Henry Lee Shipping fleets in St. Domingo, and along east coast uphold embargo.
May 24, 1799 [No. 38: Duplicate] Return of Materials for Sale Rufus King [not available] Enclosed return of military stores in St. Domingo to Jamaica for sale. King requested the origin of the articles (English, French).
January 10, 1799 Discussions & Plans for English & American Recognition of & Trade With St. Domingo [Haiti] Rufus King Timothy Pickering Notes that the situation of St. Domingo [Haiti, now in slave revolt] poses some dangers to American interests, but also opportunities. Mentions discussion with Lord Grenville of England regarding concerted English and American action regarding Haiti, in which comparisons to American slaves were discussed. Says that a common opinion was not agreed upon, other than a strong feeling that each...
December 7, 1793 Opinions on Relations with France and Great Britain Thomas Jefferson [not available] The members of the Cabinet and the Attorney General provide their opinion on a number of matters including Genet's letter questioning the right of requiring the address of Consular commissions, the capture of an American schooner by a British privateer, and the applications of Mr. Genet on behalf of some refugees from St. Domingo who are taking refuge in American ports.
October 4, 1800 Treason Afoot James McHenry Oliver Wolcott, Jr. Afraid there are "persons pretending to possess the authority of our government" who entered into "treasonous conventions with Great Britain and Toussaint" McHenry advised Wolcott to obtain a copy of the free trade agreement with St. Domingo along with all other documents associated with this subject before Wolcott leaves the seat of government.
May 21, 1799 Sale of British Goods in Jamaica Lord Grenville Rufus King Military stores in Jamaica abandoned by British troops, now offered for sale to United States. Enclosed abstract lists articles for sale.
November 8, 1793 Yellow Fever epidemic and events abroad Henry Knox Henry Jackson From near Philadelphia, discusses the timing of sending correspondence. Reports the disorder in Philadelphia [Yellow Fever epidemic] in a few days more will be like a summer's dream gone and hopes forever. Has not returned to the city yet. Mentions his brother [presumably clerk William Knox] and General Wayne's march. Mentions Duke of York being flogged before Dunkirk; Toulon given up with the...
1790 Present State of the Military and Naval Forces Upon the Island of Cuba James McHenry Oliver Wolcott, Jr. Detailed accounting of the military and naval forces of Cuba which included an assessment of the dissatisfaction of the people with their form of government. Author argued that if the inhabitants were allowed to purchase slaves in proportion to their ability to pay for them, the island's productivity would increase significantly.
February 3, 1794 Recommendation of Mr. Barbier Brigadier General Otho H. Williams Henry Knox Hopes for the appointment of Mr. Barbier, includes supporting evidence of his good character.
October 29, 1799 Report for Congress on Military Matters, Emphasizing Foreign Relations James McHenry John Adams As requested, details military matters pertinent to lay before the next session of Congress. Believes the country to generally be in a fine state of health, including peace with the Indians, notwithstanding certain attentions of belligerent nations and diseases in American cities. Dismisses the now-suppressed revolt of Pennsylvanians as the work of a few disgruntled individuals misleading...
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.
August 5, 1793 Opinion Respecting Certain French Vessels and Their Prizes Thomas Jefferson [not available] The cabinet members present their opinions regarding the treatment of sundry French vessels and their prizes using American ports.
April 18, 1793 Questions Stated by the President regarding matters of France and relative to loans George Washington Alexander Hamilton Two documents: the first is a list of questions from the President to the Secretary of the Treasury regarding relations with France; the second is a memorandum of letters and documents in the possession of the President relative to loans.
December 3, 1799 Address to Congress by the President John Adams Congress of the United States President Adams' address on the occasion of the 1st session of the Sixth Congress. Adams touches on the wars in Europe, unrest in Pennsylvania, displomatic mission to France, and relations with Great Britain. Adams calls for revision to the judiciary system. The government is one year off from moving from Philadelphia to the new federal seat in the District of Columbia;