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July 31, 1793 Speech Regarding Possession of Land and Past Treaties with Indian Confederacy Federal Commissioners Treaty at Sandusky Deputies of the Confederation of Indian Nations Commissioners agreed the boundary line set at the Treaty of Fort Stanwix between the Indians and the British colonies was the Ohio River, but future treaties ceded tracts of land to the U.S. and therefore they could not remove settlers from the land.
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.
December 3, 1797 Diplomatic relations with Portugal and Spain James McHenry William Loughton Smith McHenry congratulates Smith - U.S. ambassador to Portugal - for beginning to master the Portuguese language, stressing that fluency is integral to diplomatic relations. With respect to Spain, McHenry argues that Spain has more to dread from war with the United States than the U.S. does, and suggests that Smith keep that in mind in diplomacy.
August 25, 1775 Speech by Tiahogwando at Treaty of Six Nations at Albany New York Tiohogwando [not available] This speech was made at Treaty Conference held at Albany New York in August 1775, attended by the Reverend Samuel Kirkland. "Brothers: this is all the Six Nations have to say at present. They would just mention one thing more before they break up. The Six Nations look upon this as a very good time to speak their minds, as here are the representatives of the twelve United Colonies. The dispute...
January 4, 1790 Williams writes Knox from London Jonathan Williams Henry Knox Jonathan William writes Henry Knox from London to discuss the French Revolution. William believes the the French Revolution is a just war for freedom which continues the American tradition of liberty, linking events in France to the American Revolution. He also hopes that the revolution may spread to the Spanish and Portuguese colonies so that they too could have democratic governments.
January 4, 1790 General Statement of Indian Policy Henry Knox George Washington In a comprensive statement of Indian policies, Knox discusses the cost of war and peace with the Indian Nations along the Southwestern frontier. He speculates on the size of an army necessary to engage hostile Indians along this vast expanse of territory. He concludes that peace and diplomacy are more cost effective than war. He references the practice of providing gifts to subjugated people...
April 8, 1798 Diplomatic conversation with the Chevalier Yruho James McHenry [not available] Account of a conversation with the Chevalier Yruho, who visited the Adamses in Quincy, Massachusetts. Mentions that Yruho engaged in a non-personal diplomatic dispute with Secretary Pickering respecting what he thought were American plans to invade Louisiana. Stresses that Spain should act reasonably and that the United States is the best neighbor that Spanish colonies could have, as long as they...
October 3, 1790 American Debt and Bondholders James Swan Henry Knox Letter, Businessman in Europe asks for Knox to exert his influence on Washington and Jefferson
June 14, 1794 Avoiding a General Indian War Henry Knox Thomas Mifflin Discusses how a proposed move against "the more Western tribes" might provoke the Six Nations; notes that these factors, in addition to "precarious" relations with the Creeks, could well bring on a general Indian war. Mentions ongoing negotiations with European nations whose colonies border the U.S., saying that urgent reasons should be sought after to "embarrass or embroil" [whom is unclear],...
March 20, 1797 Requests for Cabinet Guidance on State of the Union Speech & Other Issues John Adams Cabinet Asks Secretary of State and Attorney General to find a precedent for the State of the Union speech, as none has ever before been given [to Adams' knowledge]. Also asks the Secretaries of State, Treasury, War, and the Attorney General to submit reports on their offices, and requests their advice on various matters, including foreign relations.
May 2, 1788 Report of the Secretary at War: Indian Affairs north of Ohio River Henry Knox [not available] Report of the Secretary of War re Indian Affairs. Notes that the confederation of tribes, to oppose settlement of lands north of Ohio River is important subject. Discusses White encroachment. Indians will only accede to outright purchases of land. Attempts to claim lands by conquest will require constant employment of troops. The principle of waging war for an object which may be obtained by...
January 21, 1795 Purchase of Bricks for the Use of the United States Joseph Howell Nicholas Hoffman The sum in Hoffman's account for the purchase of bricks for the use of the United States should be paid to the branch bank of the United States at New York and passed to the credit of the Treasurer of the United Staes.
April 3, 1799 Status of Fortifications, Etc. John Jacob Rivardi Alexander Hamilton Along with a detailed report of the status of the fortifications of the United States, Rivardi expresses dismay that the charges against him by Captain Bruff have yet to be investigated. He is certain that once they are fully investigated, he will be completely exonerated.
July 31, 1793 Speech of Commissioners of United States to deputies of confederated Indians assembled at the rapids of Miami River Federal Commissioners Treaty at Sandusky [not available] Speech given by Federal Commissioners at the close of the afternoon on 31 July 1793 to the Indian Deputation of confederated Indian Nations assembled at Captain Elliot's a the mouth of the Detroit River. To avoid further confusion, the deputation gave the federal commissioners a paper stating "this is the meaning of our hearts." Signed by Wyandots, Delawares, Shawanese, Miamis, Mingoes,...
November 11, 1791 Ratification of the Treaty of Holston. George Washington [not available] This is the Instrument of Ratification of the Treaty of Holston as proclaimed by President George Washington with the advice and consent of the United States Senate.
July 21, 1792 Laws of the United States Henry Knox John Pratt Document largely illegible, references the laws of the United States.
August 7, 1793 Foreign Policy Henry Knox George Clinton Letter, discusses policy concerning prizes allegedly taken with the limits of the protection of the United States.
April 18, 1793 Balances due Legion of United States month of August 1792 Caleb Swan Joseph Howell Paymaster of troops of United States, Caleb Swan, submits balances due Legion of United States month of August 1792.
May 16, 1798 Secretary at War addresses the Seneka Nation James McHenry [not available] Speech, mentions Bank of the United States; discusses sale of Seneca lands.
June 6, 1797 Discussion of Frigates United States, Constitution, & Constellation James McHenry Tench Francis Letter, asks for estimate of Frigate United States; discusses Frigates United States, Constitution and Constellation.
March 26, 1798 Request to repair defects on frigate United States [not available] Joshua Humphreys Request that Humphreys have the defects on board frigate United States repaired in a short time and will as little expense as possible.
March 2, 1797 Transmission of Commission for Commander of Frigate United States John Stagg Captain John Barry Transmits to Barry his commission in the Navy of the United States, as commander of the frigate United States [1st of the original 6 frigates of the U.S. Navy].
March 31, 1798 Relocating the USS United States James McHenry Captain John Barry Asks the commanding officer on board the USS United States to relocate the frigate so it will no longer block traffic of merchant vessels.
June 20, 1800 Dividends for shares in the Bank of the United States James McHenry George Simpson Encloses to George Simpson, cashier at the Bank of the United States, his power of attorney. McHenry gives Simpson power as his attorney to receive any dividends due McHenry for his shares in the Bank of the United States and the funded debt of the United States.
March 9, 1801 Oath of Allegiance of Lieutenant John J. Powell John J. Powell [not available] Document, oath of allegiance to the United States of America