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Date Title Author Recipient Summary
June 20, 1793 Indians must refrain from acts of violence. Secretary Smith John Thompson Smith is pleased by the pacific acts of the Cherokees but warns them against hostile acts against whites, such as stealing horses or killing them, that will provoke them to commit similar acts against Indians.
November 26, 1793 Flagitious Acts Against Peaceable Indians John McKee William Blount McKee warns that if despicable acts, such as that committed recently against a peaceable Indian, go unpunished, any attempts toward a re-establishment of peace will be in vain.
July 27, 1798 Acts by Direction of the President James McHenry Alexander Hamilton Acts according to the direction of the President with the rank of Major General.
March 11, 1796 Treaty and Proviso with Regency of Algiers James McHenry George Washington Treaty between the US and the Regency of Algiers regarding the provision of a naval armament. Refers to previous acts and meaning of proviso about the building of frigates. Claims importance of understanding acts of Congress.
April 3, 1794 Indians on Pennsylvania frontier William Bradford Henry Knox The Attorney General converses with the Secretary of War regarding acts of the Pennsylvania legislature to resist Indians on the western frontiers, and whether or not these acts are constitutional.
November 4, 1796 Soldier's claims invalidated William Simmons William Munson Possible arrearages of pay due to soldier William Peck foreclosed by Acts of Congress invalidating all claims not presented before 26 March 1794.
June 20, 1798 Equipage for a Much Greater Number of Men Samuel Hodgdon James McHenry Hodgdon discusses the additonal amount of equipage that will be needed as a result of Acts and regulations made by Congress.
November 18, 1796 Purchased claims barred from payment William Simmons William Keteltas Informs Keteltas that the claims he purchased from soldiers of the New York Line regiments are foreclosed from settlement by Acts of Limitation passed by Congress.
July 21, 1788 Regarding the dispositions of the Northern and Western Indians as stated by St. Clair Henry Knox Arthur St. Clair The dispositions of the Northern and Western Indians as stated by St. Clair will require great address in order to render them friendly to United States. Refers to Acts of Congress of 2 July. Congress will be anxious to hear of St. Clair's success.
January 28, 1795 Instructions on How to Make Adjustments to Claims, Liquadated and Unliquadated Oliver Wolcott, Jr. Joseph Howell Letter, reply to Accountant's letter of January 21, 1795, describes claims barred by limitation acts.
September 15, 1788 Regarding Postponement of Treaty and Professions of Peace Alexander McGillivray Richard Winn McGillivray received letter recommending postponement of treaty until spring of 1789. Says the reasons are good; hoping for a new Congress, acting on the principles of the new constitution, will set things to rights. Expected a truce proclaimed in Georgia, and can't account for delay in measure. Discusses a threatening letter written to McGillivray. Notes that his people will regulate themselves...
May 18, 1799 Illegal Speculation in Indians Lands, Etc. Alexander Hamilton James McHenry Among a number of matters, McHenry indicts those who have speculated illegally in lands belonging to Indians and then had the audacity to complain to the government when those unlawful actions resulted in acts of hostility by the tribes.
December 26, 1791 A View of the Troops Authorized by the Acts of Congress, for the Campaign of 1791. Henry Knox [not available] A detailed account of the various categories of troops authorized by Congress for the campaign of 1791.
November 6, 1798 Discontent & Disgust in This Territory James Wilkinson James McHenry Wilkinson comments on the discontent in the southern territory evidenced by the withdrawal of several notables to the adjoining Spanish Territory. He lists three essentials to the preservation of order: the presence of Judges, the settlement of the right of soil and jurisdiction, and the establishment of a principle by which to ascertain and fix individual rights to land.
July 11, 1792 Maintaining Peace with the Creek Nation Henry Knox Governor Edward Telfair Knox discusses his hope that the Creek Nation will abstain from acts of retaliation against murderous frontier whites if the Indians can be convinced of the friendship of the United States.
December 5, 1793 Little Good to the United States John McKee William Blount McKee reports that the Cherokee chiefs have gone to Walnut Hills where deputations from the Creeks, Chickasaws, and Choctaws have agreed to treat with the Spaniards. McKee anticipates little good to the United States from this conference because, although the Spanish government sincerely wants peace, there are other Spaniards who are secretly fomenting acts of hostility by the Indians against the...
May 5, 1792 Appointment as a Brigadier General Henry Knox Rufus Putnam Knox officially informs Rufus Putnam that he has been appointed a Brigadier General.
June 30, 1792 On the ordering out of militia Henry Knox Henry Lee Letter, advises governor concerning militia. Will be paid promptly on the evidence being examined by War Department Accountant. Sums limited to those stipulated by Acts of Congress. Additional force would appear to be necessary. Mentions companies of Greenbriar and Bottetourt counties in Virginia, to rendezvous at mouth of the Great Kenhawa.
November 3, 1788 Enclosed Sundry Acts of General Assembly Oliver Wolcott, Jr. Joseph Howell Discussed settlement of accounts in Connecticut, repayment of army, and faults in current system.
November 10, 1796 Certificate of William Bleecker William Bleecker [not available] Verified Barney Merkel's identity, relative to charges of fraudulent claims.
July 7, 1798 Order for USS United States to Patrol Off Delaware Benjamin Stoddert Captain John Barry Orders Barry to patrol off the coast of Delaware; refers to new acts of Congress which will affect naval operations.
February 7, 1799 Sedgwicks's Many Concerns Theodore Sedgwick Alexander Hamilton In addition to a reference to an attempt to repeal the Alien and Sedition Acts, Sedgwick discusses the difficulties in supplying sufficient clothing to the troops in the widely dispersed Army. He mentions an encounter with John Adams in which Adams expressed his suspicion that some were attempting to diminish his authority by expanding the powers of General Washington.
February 2, 1799 Responding to the Kentucky and Virginia Resolutions Alexander Hamilton Theodore Sedgwick Hamilton stresses the importance of securing the opinion of the people relative to the controversy over the Virginia and Kentucky Resolutions. He suggests creating a committee to resolve issues regarding the constitutionality of the Alien and Sedition Acts which have been challenged by said Resolutions.
April 28, 1795 Indian Hostilities Timothy Pickering Robert Brooke Opinion on Indian hostilities and white hunters invading Indian hunting grounds on the north west side of the Ohio River.
February 13, 1793 Account of David Hickey Joseph Howell Richard Harrison Certification of service and settlement of pay of $10.17 for Private David Hickey, 11th Pennsylvania Regiment.