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Date Title Author Recipient Summary
April 17, 1784 Order to cease cutting wood Samuel Hodgdon William Each Order to cease cutting wood on land belonging to the public and under rent to an officer.
December 26, 1795 Compensation for Expenses of J. Cutting Alexander Hamilton Timothy Pickering J. Cutting's claims for reimbursement from expenses related to relieving seamen who were impressed into British service were originally denied, Jefferson argued the U.S. gov't make an exception and repay Cutting. Cited compensation given to A. Dorhman.
January 25, 1794 The Sad Affair of Capt. Big Tree of the Seneca Anthony Wayne Henry Knox Captain Big Tree, the Seneca chief, has committed suicide for unknown reasons; mentions that he was a companion of Cornplanter and New Arrow. Records a speech given by Big Tree at that time, lamenting the death of Gen. Richard Butler (at St. Clair's Defeat), and asking to join the U.S. forces that he may avenge Butler's death. Mentions Big Tree's recent arrival and promise to rally friendly...
March 5, 1800 Resistance to Cutting and Hauling Wood Alexander Hamilton Nathan Rice Hamilton asserts that the cutting and hauling of their own wood was a proper employment of the men and their resistance was atrocious and demanded decisive measures. Clarification on rules regarding court martial.
June 22, 1799 Employment in Cutting Musket Stocks Frederick Wolbert Samuel Hodgdon John Sutton has been employed in cutting musket stocks and Wolbert contends that it would be an act of charity to continue to employ him. He is a discerning and industrious man and has a large family. He and his friend Clay should be told where to apply for a contract to supply a certain amount of stocks.
July 10, 1793 Helping My Brothers, the Americans Big Tree Anthony Wayne Wayne had promised Big Tree that when he marched against the hostile Indians Big Tree would accompany him. Since the United States is seeking peace with the hostile Nations, Big Tree will join the Six Nations at the treaty as they endeavor to accomplish peace. He will always do whatever is in his power to help his brothers the Americans.
April 10, 1794 Request for manpower calculations regarding cutting ship frames Henry Knox Joshua Humphreys Knox requests that Humphreys add to his calculations the number of men it would require to cut the frame of one of the vessels in Georgia in two months.
May 22, 1800 Orders to suspend clothing for the Infantry, requests quantities needed Tench Francis Francis Brown Secretary of War orders cutting of clothing suspended. Asks in what state is the quantity intended for artillerists and engineers.
July 26, 1791 Speech to the Northwestern Indians Major General Richard Butler Northwestern Indian Chiefs Speech delivered to the Indians concerning a letter from the Governor of the Northwestern Territory, Arthur St. Clair. Speech delivered by Lieutenant Jeffers and endorsed by Richard Butler.
June 7, 1794 Refers to Plans with John Morgan to Cut Wood and Build Frigate Tench Francis Henry Knox Mr. Coxe wishes to inform the Secretary of the Treasury of John Morgan's terms of service. Morgan expects to be transported free of expense and will superintend the cutting of wood and will build the frigate.
October 14, 1794 Discussion of Frigate Timbers & Drafts, And Slave Labor Joshua Humphreys Josiah Fox Letter, discusses cutting timber for Frigates; mentions slaves; discusses Frigate drafts.
October 20, 1789 Census of Six Nations Giving Numbers and Names of Tribes and Heads of Families at Grand River and on the Ohio Reverend Samuel Kirkland [not available] Census, describes Six Nations population; describes Indian population. The total of the Six Nations population is listed at 3665
August 8, 1797 Regarding the cast heads and cast faces being done in Baltimore and gaining assistance in cutting the pieces Josiah Fox Captain Thomas Truxtun Josiah Fox informs of Secretary of War James McHenry's approval that supporters of cast heads and cast faces be done in Baltimore. Discusses matter of gaining local assistance in cutting the pieces
November 4, 1795 Regarding request to send foreman to Georgia to superintend cutting of timber; on the negroes as less expensive workers [not available] Colonel James Hackett Hackett wants to send his foreman from New Hampshire to to superintend the cutting of timbers in Georgia. Pickering points out the the negroes in Georgia would be cheaper to pay than the men from Portsmouth New Hampshire. John Morgan reports that the work or the negro axemen is satisfactory. Expects required timber to be furnished by winter;
October 18, 1796 Discussion of Ironwork & Bolts for Frigate, & Frigate for Dey of Algiers Tench Francis Josiah Fox Procurement, discusses terms of iron work for Frigate; discusses Frigate for Dey of Algiers; discusses charge for cutting bolts.
1792 Symbols on the American Medal Rufus Putnam [not available] The author explains to the Indians the symbols on the American medal.
September 1797 Farmer's Brother Speech possibly made at Treaty of Seneca or Big Tree treaty negotiations in September 1797. Farmer Brother the King [not available] Farmer's Brother wants all of the annuities at once. He expects that surveyors will survey the lands, and hopes the U.S. will send a surveyor they can confide in so they will not be cheated. He expects the interpreter Jaspar Parish to be appointed in order to have errors in surveying explained. He wants all the surveys to be done at no expense to his nation. He hopes the white people will not...
January 2, 1796 Prepared to Cut Cedar Timber if Terms Are Agreeable Josiah Fox Tench Francis Letter, informs availability to cut cedar for Frigate frames; asks for written instructions re procedures.
January 18, 1794 Supplement: Truce with Indians, and Considerations of Possible Treaty Anthony Wayne Henry Knox Supplement to prior letter of same date; Wayne laments the arrival of the Indians' truce flag, as he was set to seize Girtystown (now St. Mary's Ohio), in the center of the hostile tribes' region, but says he could not refuse the gesture. Truce of three days set, will not advance for that period. Considers merits of two possible treaty sites, Picquetown or Grand Glaize. Asks for instructions,...
December 29, 1790 The reply of the President of the United States to the speech of the Cornplanter, Half-Town, and Great-Tree, Chiefs and Councillors of the Seneca nation of Indians. George Washington [not available] Asks that his speech be kept in remembrance of the friendship of the United States. Asks that the miseries of the late war be forgotten. Acknowledges difficulties with sales of land; notes that General Government is only authority for such sales and treaties. Says that John Livingston was not legally authorized to treat; but no evidence that Oliver Phelps defrauded. Mentions the fatherly care...
September 1, 1792 Major Craig's Invoice of Military Stores Samuel Hodgdon Henry Knox The Commissary of Military Stores encloses Major Isaac Craig's invoice of military and Quarter Master stores to Secretary Knox. The invoice was said to be missing. Supplies include cutting knives, gun powder, cartridges, muskets, writing paper, stationary, and other military provisions.
December 1, 1790 The speech of the Cornplanter, Half-Town, and the Great-Tree, Chiefs and Councillors of the Seneca nation, to the Great Councillor of the Thirteen Fires. Cornplanter, Chief of the Senecas [not available] Refers to Washington as the town destroyer. Wish to open their hearts. Mention Treaty of Fort Stanwix. Mentions the resentment toward Six Nations for supporting British during Revolutionary War. Refers to past broken promises regarding treaty lines drawn by Commissioners. Mention John Livingston and Mr. Phelps and dubious land claims and threats of war. Phelps never paid what he promised. Indians...
February 10, 1792 Indian Attacks and Employment of Spies Henry Knox John Jeffers Discussion over attacks from Allegheny Indians. Advised seeking help from Big Tree and other Indians that would defend the U.S. Promised support and supplies from U.S. for all involved. Advised employment of scouts from Fort Franklin to Fort McIntosh with movement to Lake Erie. Request for returns.
January 25, 1800 Reports Cutting Enlistments; Activity with France James McHenry Unknown Recipient Reports the recently passed bill by the House of Representatives suspending enlistments for cavalry and infantry. Refers to activities in France.
October 28, 1795 Request for Advice on the Cutting of Planks for a Frigate [Chesapeake] Josiah Fox Joshua Humphreys Requests Humphrey's opinion on the current building of the frigate at Norfolk [the Chesapeake], and the dimensions of the planks being cut for her construction.