Viewing 1–25 of 29 documents: "Susquehanna"

Date Title Author Recipient Summary
December 9, 1799 Reports Legislative Action from Annapolis William Hindman James McHenry Reports legislative action to loan money to the Potomac and Susquehanna companies to clear the bed of the Susquehanna River. Discussion of removal of seat of government from that location.
March 19, 1796 Secretary of War Requests Express to go to Susquehanna Ferry Nathan Jones Samuel Hodgdon Nathan Jones informs Hodgdon that Secretary of War requests an express to go to Susquehanna Ferry; or further if wanted.
June 21, 1793 Estimate of expense to transport shot and shell Quartermaster General's Department [not available] From Quartermaster General's Dept. and Commissary of Military Stores Dept. Account Book. Estimate of the expenses of bringing the shot and shells from Susquehanna and the Head of Elk to Philadelphia.
November 29, 1799 Discussion of Susquehanna Indians William Hindman James McHenry Discussion of Susquehanna Indians
January 16, 1801 Delayed Arrival and Promotion of General Isaac Craig Samuel Hodgdon Mail just arrived from the East, delay due to impassible conditions of the Susquehanna. Cannons of varying weights have arrived, destined for Presque Isle or Le Boeuf. Carriages for cannons to be made at Le Boeuf. Discussed the General's desire to remain head of the army rather than take promotion to be head of War Department.
March 10, 1792 Letter from the Reverend Samuel Kirkland to Secretary of War Henry Knox on arrival of Five Nations delegation at Bethlehem, and accomodations upon arrival Reverend Samuel Kirkland Henry Knox Kirkland reports the arrival of the Five Nations delegation to Bethlehem Pennsylvania. Expresses gratitude for assignment of Colonel Procter and Captain Sedam and their help in getting the delegation through the settlements along the Susquehanna River. Goes on to describe the requested lodging requirements of the different nations; Seneka, Buffaloe, Ononadagos, Cayogas, Genesee, Oneidas,...
March 6, 1793 Request for Information on Bar Iron Tench Coxe Henry Knox Cover letter regarding: Fear of all bar iron being used for ship ballast, Christie requests amount needed by the United States so it can be purchased before supplies are depleted.
February 25, 1792 Delivery of Indian Goods Henry Knox Isaac Craig Expectation of Indian goods to be forwarded. Knox requested supplies for 100 men to Fort Franklin as soon as possible. Money to be forwarded, mentioned taking extra care of powder.
March 25, 1795 Peace with Indians Could Make Mail Delivery Faster Timothy Pickering Rufus Putnam Noted Pickering proposed plan for efficient mail delivery and remarked on its potential for success. Believed that once peace with Indians was achieved, mail could be carried by land with more "expedition and certainty."
April 19, 1786 Extract of Pennsylvania Council Minutes James Grimble Unknown Recipient Order for delivery of rifles stored in Pennsylvania to Samuel Hodgdon for the use of the United States
June 27, 1794 Fort Franklin Beseiged, Etc. Ebenezer Denney General William Irvine This is Denney's report from the western counties of Pennsylvania, particularly from Fort Pitt and Fort Franklin which he describes as being beseiged.
June 27, 1800 Hodgdon discusses military stores and accounting matters with Major Craig Samuel Hodgdon Isaac Craig Samuel Hodgdon informs Major Craig of War Department resignations and the general effects of political turnover, the move of the capital to Washington City.
October 19, 1784 Sale of powder in military stores Donaldson Yeates Samuel Hodgdon Discusses the sale of the powder in the military stores of the U.S. Reports that the owner of a store house where artillery carriages are stored is impatient to have them moved out so he can use the store house for his own needs.
August 17, 1791 Disavowal of the Conduct of Said Commissioner Henry Knox George Clinton Knox disavows the ratification by Commissioner Pickering of a lease of lands belonging to the Cayuga Indians to John Richardson and the certification of an assignment of the lands of the Seneca Indians to the daughters of Ebenezer Allen.
September 18, 1793 Williams informs Knox of fever Jonathan Williams Henry Knox Letter, advises that army clothing is believed to be the vector of a malignant fever which has produced fatalities.
October 26, 1794 Letter from the President of the United States George Washington Alexander Hamilton Letter from the President of the United States on his travels through Pennsylvania. Reports on "great complaints" from Colonel Francis Gurney's corps, a New Jersey brigade sent in to suppress the Whiskey Rebellion.
October 19, 1784 Sale of powder in military stores Donaldson Yeates Samuel Hodgdon Discusses the sale of the powder in the military stores of the U.S. Reports that the owner of a store house where artillery carriages are stored is impatient to have them moved out so he can use the store house for his own needs
April 4, 1785 Return of Public Property under Donaldson Yeates Donaldson Yeates Samuel Hodgdon Return of all public property on hand under Donaldson Yeates in the states of Maryland and Delaware, including iron cannons, shot, and shells.
February 3, 1792 Cost of Supplies, Updates on Current Stores Isaac Craig Henry Knox Cass finally arrived, now making arrangements to send reinforcements to Fort Franklin. Cost estimates by Turnbull and Marnie to be sent to Knox by this post. Enclosed list of stores, noted shortage of arms. Hired old artillerist to assist in the laboratory making various items.
April 5, 1787 Opening of Road from Nescopeck Creek to the Lehigh Timothy Pickering General Muhlenberg Pickering reports that the Assembly has approved funding for the opening of a road from Nescopeck Creek to the Lehigh. Discusses efforts to devise the best route, surveying and contracting, and road to Wyoming, Pennsylvania. Recommends that Owen be appointed a commissioner to survey the best route, noting that Owen is honest and willing to work for very little compensation.
July 22, 1799 Injurious Acts of the Disaffected Part of the Country John Adlum Alexander Hamilton Adlum claims that dividing his force would cause it to appear small in the eyes of people he calls "the disaffected part of the Country." He accuses these "Democrats" of interfering with recruiting and encouraging deserters. He believes that many of them would even join the French if they invaded the United States.
December 13, 1798 Recommendation for constructing a canal Tobias Lear Samuel Hodgdon Letter of recommendation for Morris Delaney, whose service will be used to built a canal on the Potomac for Harper's Ferry. Recommends Delaney for his "fidelity, sobriety, and attention to his business."
April 6, 1792 Requested Instructions Isaac Craig Henry Knox Requested instructions on how to repair damaged arms that were delivered to Pittsburgh. Notification that Cornplanter and other Indians were at Fort Franklin to receive Indian goods in possession of Jeffers. Boats traveling to Fort Franklin carry remaining amount of Indian goods. Ordered money to be obtained from Paymaster for recruiting services.
August 21, 1793 Letter from Federal Commissioners for Sandusky conference to Henry Knox on western Indian refusal to make peace [not available] Henry Knox The Commissioners detail the failed efforts to negotiate peace with the Indians. The Indian Council wanted the boundary to be the Ohio River, a term to which the United States would not agree. The Commissioners met with the Chiefs of the Six Nations following the council.
August 21, 1793 Failed Attempts to Reach a Peace Agreement Commissioners for Indian Affairs in the Northern Department Henry Knox The Commissioners describe their attempts to reach a peace agreement that ultimately ended in failure.