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Date Title Author Recipient Summary
March 3, 1796 Treat with the Creeks at Colraine James McHenry Jared Irwin Colraine is selected as the site of the treaty with Creeks over Fort Fidius because the troops at that place are sufficient to protect and give respectability to the negotiations.
March 22, 1793 Letter from Charles Weatherford to Creek Indian Agent James Seagrove on confusion since death of General McGillivray Charles Weatherford James Seagrove Copy of Letter from Charles Weatherford to Indian Agent for the Creeks, James Seagrove. Weatherford reports that there is confusion and fighting between the Creeks and Chickasaws since the death of General McGillivray in February. Weatherford has sent headmen to the lower towns to stop the mischief. Reports that the Chickasaws have killed some Creeks and out of revenge, Creeks have killed...
April 9, 1790 Troops to Protect Against Indian Attacks Colonel Paterson Josiah Harmar Assurances that troops will arrive to support settlers and troops stationed on the frontier.
September 3, 1790 Knox expresses his continued regard for the professional abilities of Harmar Henry Knox Josiah Harmar Letter, Knox assures Harmar that the Secretary at War has retained faith in the General's abilities.
January 18, 1785 Regarding receipt of certificates and employment of additional clerks Joseph Howell John Pierce Acknowledges receipt of certificates and employment of additional clerks in the office due to the press of business.
November 15, 1794 Seneca War Chief Little Billy -- Character & Annuity Timothy Pickering Henry Knox Pickering states that Little Billy, the Seneca chief, is a good friend of the United States, and that he has promised the chief an annuity of $50 to keep his allegiance. Hopes this meets Knox's approval. Vouches for the chief's character, and says he is of great influence with the Seneca, which justifies Pickering's promise to him.
September 8, 1791 Carrying the Treaty into Effect Henry Knox Alexander McGillivray Knox informs McGillivray, a Creek headman and interpreter, that Andrew Ellicott will be surveying the boundary line until his brother Joseph can join him. Since the boundary was established by the Treaty of New York, it is hoped that the Creeks will cooperate in drawing the line and will assist in maintaining peace on the southwestern frontier.
November 9, 1792 Response to the President's Annual Address John Langdon George Washington Senator Langdon explains the Senate's response to the President's annual address to the Congress.
January 23, 1791 Jackson discusses Harmar's expedition with Knox Henry Jackson Henry Knox Letter, discusses Harmar's expedition; discusses applications to appointments.
July 3, 1796 Seeking Appointment as the Consul to the Colony of Santa Domingo Frederick Folger James McHenry Folger requests McHenry's recommendation that he be appointed the Consul of the South Colony of Santa Domingo.
May 17, 1792 Letter to the Secretary of War Winthrop Sargent Henry Knox Letter to Secretary Knox regarding the rank of Adjutant General and Inspector of the Army. Also discusses army discipline. Cannot discharge duties without higher rank in Army.
November 12, 1799 Permanent Fortifications Require the Sanction of the President Alexander Hamilton James McHenry Hamilton espouses to McHenry the general principle that permanent fortifications, and the expenses attached, should not be undertaken without the sanction of the Executive. He stesses that he has never violated this principle but exigencies in the field, such as those faced by General Wilkinson, might require that it be temporarily ignored.
June 28, 1791 Successful Engagement with the Enemy Charles Scott Henry Knox General Scott reports on a successful engagement with the savages in which his officers and men acted with gallantry and humanity despite insuperable obstacles created by the weather and terrain.
June 29, 1789 Biddle solicits a judicial appointment from Knox Clement Biddle Henry Knox Letter, mentions a Bill for establishing a Judiciary; asks for Judicairy appointment.
October 12, 1793 Recommendation of Candidate for District Attorney Jeremiah Olney Henry Knox Letter, recommends candidate for district attorney.
February 3, 1797 Death of Red Pole Isaac Craig James McHenry Notification that after severe illness, Red Pole died. Shawnee acknowledged the assistance of the U.S. in his care. Requested a head stone or tomb stone to be placed over his grave.
March 10, 1795 Israel Chapin Jr. discusses Indian affairs since the death of General Chapin Israel Chapin Jr Timothy Pickering Letter, informs Pickering of General Israel Chapin's death; alludes to Treaty of Greenville; discusses Indian life; asks for advice handling Indian applications; discusses Treaty enforcement.
March 31, 1794 Unlawful American Incursions into Spanish Territory Henry Knox Anthony Wayne Knox warns Wayne of the evil intentions of some Americans to invade Spanish territory and orders him to establish a post at Fort Massac to prevent--peacefully if possible, violently if necessary--such incursions.
December 19, 1786 Letter from the Commissioner of Army Accounts John Pierce William Eustis Largely illegible letter from the Commissioner of Army Accounts
July 22, 1796 Supply of Troops at Forts Detroit and Miamis, Indian Relations After Cession of Land by British Anthony Wayne James McHenry Anticipation of difficulties supplying forts recently acquired from British, U.S.must supply troops, but good policy and humanity dictated Indians should be supplied as well. Request for the Secretary of the Territory Northwestern of the Ohio accompany Wayne to Detroit to handle the politics regarding the cession of land and Indian relations with U.S.
July 20, 1793 Our frontiers, I never saw them so dispirited. General James Robertson General Smith Robertson reports on the turmoil and bloodshed on the southwestern frontier with most of the Indian tribes arrayed against the United States, with the notable exception of the Chickasaws. He has had to call up a company of mounted infantry to protect the settlers and seeks Smith's approbation for doing so.
December 5, 1794 Enclosed Thanks from Congress Henry Knox Robert Brooke Unanimous thanks to militia for the suppression of recent insurrection near Virginia (Whiskey Rebellion).
February 28, 1792 Just Compensation for Revolutionary War Veterans Officers of the Massachusetts Line Alexander Hamilton (Circular Letter from the Officers of the Massachusetts Line of the Late Army.) A committee appointed by the Officers of the Massachusetts Line of the Continental Army are writing Hamilton to request that just compensation be provided the officers and men who served during the Revolutionary War.
December 26, 1790 Jackson discusses the militia plan with Knox Henry Jackson Henry Knox Letter, discusses Harmar's expedition; discusses plan for the establishment of militia.
January 13, 1801 Extension of Functions of Quartermaster General Alexander Hamilton Aaron Ogden Discusses disbanding of additional army and necessity of Deputy Quarter Master General and assistant and Deputy Pay Master General continuing to exercise their functions. As for Odgen's compensation, he should be paid according to allowances, including pay in the line and office rent.