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Date Title Author Recipient Summary
November 9, 1793 Land as Compensation, Etc. Tench Coxe Samuel Hodgdon [Mostly illegible] Out of the first 1000 acres, 550 acres should be given to a schoolmaster and 50 acres to missionaries [?] of the gospel.
July 14, 1795 Land warrant for 300 acres William Simmons John Bard Notifies Capt. John Bard that he is entitled to a land warrant for 300 acres as a captain in the Georgia Line.
May 25, 1795 Land Warrants Joseph Howell Jonathan Dayton Unable to procure requested land warrants, only able to obtain one land warrant for 300 acres, issued in the name of Jacob Gibson.
July 18, 1789 Certification for entitled land John Nicholson Unknown Recipient Certifies that the late soldier John Coffee of the 1st Pennsylvania Regiment is entitled to 100 acres of land. Coffee was discharged from service at the conclusion of the Revolutionary War. Coffee places his signature on the document.
March 17, 1786 Procurement of Settlers Timothy Pickering James Potter Instructions to Potter for procuring settlers for the associates' (Pickering, Hodgdon, Coxe, and Fisher) land. Includes the terms for the settlers as to improvement of the land, the number of acres to be alotted to each of the settlers, and the terms of payment.
June 1, 1798 Land Allocation Chiefs of the Oneidas Joseph Hopkinson Four Indian Chiefs of the Oneida nation state that the twelve hundred and eighty acres should not be given to Lewis and John Denny. It was specified the land be divided into five equal lots to be granted to Sarah Docksteder, Jacob Docksteder, Cornelius Docksteder, Jan Joost, and Nicholas.
January 13, 1789 Accounts of Captain Abraham deHuff Joseph Howell Captain Abraham de Huff Regarding accounts of Captain Abraham deHuff, Howell conceives that he is entitled to the year's pay allowed in consequence of being a prisoner. In consequence of being a suprenumerary, deHuff is entitled to 300 acres of land.
December 29, 1800 Claims of Certain Canadian Refugees Samuel Dexter Thomas Jefferson "I have the honor to enclose to you a Report on the claims of certain Canadian refugees, under the Act of the 7th of April 1798."
July 24, 1794 Circular letters to engineers Henry Knox Engineers Circular letter from Secretary Knox to the engineers hired by the War Department. Requests that they determine the quantity of land "indispensably necessary" for the accommodation of their respective fortifications.
November 4, 1796 Land Speculation, Etc Winthrop Sargent Samuel Hodgdon Ignoring as usual the fact that the function of letters is to communicate, Sargent mentions the following; land speculation, Benjamin, Boston, chimney, Quartermaster General, township of 5000 acres, public offices, ample testimonials, public land, republican, newspaper, my home,
December 6, 1790 An ACT for granting LANDS to the Inhabitants and settlers at VINCENNES and the ILLINOIS Country, in the Territory north-west of the Ohio, and for confirming them in their Possessions Congress of the United States [not available] Land grant of 4,000 acres to each head of family in the above mentioned counties who were removed from their previous residence.
December 29, 1800 Claims of Canadian Refugees Oliver Wolcott, Jr. Congress of the United States Pursuant to the "Act for the Relief of Refugees from the Canadian Provinces of Canada and Nova Scotia," claims are submitted for Francis Cozeau, late of the city of Montreal, and Martha Bogart, wife of Abraham Bogart and before him of Samuel Tucker, formerly an officer in the service of His Britannic Majesty.
July 26, 1787 Petition of the Inhabitants of Post Vincennes. Inhabitants of Post Vincennes [not available] Petition comes from French settlers at Post Vincennes who profess their loyalty to the United States. Petitioners ask for 500 acres of land and that a public district be established.
January 6, 1800 Value of Public Ground Richard Parker Samuel Hodgdon Colonel Alexander's survey will show that the valuation of the public ground should be half as much with the seven acres and the spring taken off. The proprietor's agent may ask for pay at the present valuation. If possible, a new valuation should be made but the claim should be held as the survey now stands. Mr. Montgomery is travelling to Philadelphia and will explain the whole business.
June 15, 1784 Securing of debt and land transactions Elbridge Gerry Unknown Recipient Discusses the securing of debt and land transactions involving the "Virginia lands," probably in the Ohio territory.
February 2, 1797 Enclosed Estimate for Site of Navy Yard James McHenry Josiah Parker Estimates for cost of purchasing land for Navy Yard and the cost of buildings. Cost of Live Oak and Red Cedar for boat building also included.
September 4, 1788 The Practice of Slavery, Etc. Benjamin Lincoln Henry Knox Among other subjects, Lincoln addresses the institution of slavery of which he disapproves ,but his esteem for Washington forces him to accept the general's need for forced labor.
August 7, 1787 Petition to Congress from the American inhabitants at Post Vincennes. Bartholomew Tardiveau Congress of the United States American inhabitants at the Post of Vincennes express concern that the rights of their neighbors the French had not a more solid foundation than a gift from the Indians. Hope that Congress will grant a tract of 500 acres to every male inhabitant of district adjoining French settlers.
February 4, 1795 Delivery of a Land Warrant Richard Lush Timothy Pickering Richard Lush requests from Pickering - interim Secretary of War - the delivery of a land warrant to Henry Glen for 100 acres of land.
June 14, 1791 Surveying military land Henry Knox Surveyor Addressed to the Geographer of the United States, or to the Surveyors appointed by him to survey the military land. The recipient is hereby required to survey for Barney Cox, a soldier in the Delaware line. 100 acres of land are due to the late army of the United States. This warrant is to be returned to the Board of Treasury, agreeable to the Act of Congress on July 9, 1788.
January 26, 1800 National Foundry for Brass Cannon James Byers Samuel Hodgdon Byers makes the case for Springfield as the site of the proposed National Foundry for Brass Cannon. He owns a mill located on ten acres that joins the new waterworks for manufacturing small arms that would be a convenient place for the foundry. He maintains that he should receive some preference for the position of superintendent.
November 10, 1794 Permission for Federal Arsenal and Magazine Henry Knox James Wood Secretary Knox informs Lieutenant Governor James Wood of Virginia that President Washington intends to establish a federal arsenal and magazine in his state. The consent of the Virginia legislature is necessary, however, for the purchase of land - approximately 640 acres - on which the arsenal and magazine might be built.
February 2, 1792 Keeping the Horses Well John Smith Samuel Hodgdon Smith announces that he has purchased the blades of five acres which when added to what he has at home will, with corn, keep Hodgdon's horses well. The stable will be satisfactory for the prime horses and Smith would like to be furnished with a horse for his own use. The horses should be sent immediately and the pack horses will be provided for as well. He has nothing to say about prices but...
June 26, 1798 Land Allocation from Treaty with Oneida Tribe Joseph Hopkinson Timothy Pickering Pickering relayed the desires of the Oneida tribe to allocate land to the Northern Missionary Society and Mr. Chapin, superintendent of Indian affairs.
April 26, 1787 Respecting lands due to the late army Henry Knox Arthur St. Clair Knox refers to incessant inquiries respecting lands due to the late army, and the rendering of justice to the late military servants. The army is convinced that had Congress possessed the ability, payments would be made. Says the quantity of land due the army amounts to 3 million acres. Of this 100,000 have been surveyed. Asks that congress consider assigning part of land on Ohio River to satisfy...