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July 7, 1789 Reports on the Southern Tribes and Likelihood of War Henry Knox George Washington The war between Georgia and the Creeks could spark a general Indian war across the frontier. Knox discusses the potential for aggression against the Indians by unruly whites to unify the Southern Tribes against the interests of the United States. He anticipates Spanish agitation in fomenting Indian hostility toward the United States. He gives his ideas regarding the civilization of the Indians...
July 5, 1792 Complaints about Captain Olivar James Seagrove George Washington James Seagrove - Indian agent in the Southern Department - states that General McGillivray has removed himself from the Creek land, and that he has been replaced by an agent of the Spanish, Captain Olivar. He states that Olivar is entreating the Creek to give no land to the Americans, and to have nothing to do with them. Mentions that Olivar is surely overstepping his bounds, and is also a...
June 20, 1796 Settlement on Indian Lands James McHenry John Sevier Reports of forced settlement on Indian lands which threaten peace between U.S. and Indian tribes. Forced and quick removal advised. McHenry offers advice on how to disseminate knowledge of the laws regarding Indian land and rights, and expands on some of the measures he recommends.
February 22, 1791 Decisive Action Against the Indians on the Frontier Henry Knox George Washington Henry Knox's report to the President discusses the coming year's goals of peace in the frontiers and explains in detail how best to meet those goals, using both peaceful and military measures. He provides an in-depth analysis of the force required and the cost involved in taking decisive action against the Indians along the frontier, and the potential political and military implications of the...
[not available] Memorial on State of Refugee Benjamin Thompson James McHenry Official document describing history of Thompson, a refugee from Canada and originally born in Boston, who supported and promoted the American cause in Canada during the American Revolution. Seeks relief as he is currently destitute.
July 8, 1793 Opinion of Hamilton & Knox Respecting the Brigantine "Little Sarah" Alexander Hamilton George Washington Hamilton and Knox state the reasons for their opinions relative to the affair involving the French privateer "Little Sarah" in which the neutrality of the United States was violated by France.
April 25, 1783 Payment of Soldiers General William Irvine [not available] Extract of orders, noting that privates in the infantry of the Continental service receive on account of their pay one half dollar specie per week and the non-commissioned officers and privates of these corps in the same proportion. Mr. Rose will pay the troops of the garrison until a properly authorized person is appointed. Irvine requests that a commissioned officer from each company attend the...
December 10, 1793 Estimate of Expenses of the War Department for 1794 Henry Knox [not available] This is Knox's estimate of the expenses of the War Department for 1794. The total of these expenses is $1,457,936.01. At the bottom is a certification by Joseph Nourse as well as a nofication that $80,289 has been deducted for invalid pensioners, leaving a balance of $1,377,697.01.
August 7, 1790 Treaty of New York with the Creek Nation of Indians Henry Knox Senate of the United States This is the Treay of New York concluded between the United States and the Kings, Chiefs, and Warriors of the Creek Nation of Indians.
January 14, 1794 Release of Prisoners Anthony Wayne Indians Northwest of Ohio River Speech of Captain Big Tree: His Nephews were too proud last summer but came to their senses and lowered the asking price regarding the release of prisoners.
February 13, 1792 Disposition of the Indians in This Quarter Reverend Samuel Kirkland Henry Knox Reverend Kirkland reports on sundry councils with representatives of the western tribes and assesses the prospects for peace or war on the frontier.
February 24, 1793 The President Requests a Meeting George Washington Alexander Hamilton The President requests a meeting with the cabinet heads and the Attorney General to discuss the contents of an unidentified note and to lay before them communications received from General Hull respecting relations with the northwestern Indians.
January 24, 1798 Questions on State of the Nation and Its Foreign Affairs with European nations James McHenry George Washington The President has directed the Secretaries of State, War, and the Treasury, and the Attorney General to consider the state of the nation and its foreign relations, particularly with France, in addition to England, Spain, Holland, and others. McHenry lists a number of important questions respecting foreign affairs that should be addressed. If envoys extraordinary are refused audience, what will...
June 20, 1798 Agreement for House for Naval Department between Hodgdon and Charles Kenley. George Washington [not available] States Kenly will repair house currently occupied by Tench Coxe and that Coxe will return the house in the state which he received it.
June 2, 1789 Grievances from the Five Nations to Congress Chiefs and Warriors of the Five Nations George Washington The Five Nations address grievances pertaining to land sales to Congress.
February 25, 1793 Proposed Treaty with the Indians Northwest of the Ohio Thomas Jefferson George Washington In response to a request by the President, the cabinet members provide their opinions on three issues involving a proposed treaty with the Indians, the relinquishment of the right of soil in lands north of the Ohio, and whether such relinquishment is essential to peace.
July 30, 1798 Letter from the Accountant of the War Department William Simmons George Washington Duncan Simmons informs Duncan to expect payment from Jonathan Jackson.
December 29, 1798 Receipt of clothing for the use of recruits Amos Stoddard George Washington Duncan Receipt for articles of clothing for recruits, including artillery hats, private coats, overalls, shoes, shirts, socks, and blankets.
May 3, 1799 RE Applications for Army Appoinments and Promotions Alexander Hamilton George Washington Duncan Routine applications for Army appointments and promotions.