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Date Title Author Recipient Summary
June 9, 1795 Report on State of & Activities At Portmouth Navy Yard Josiah Fox Timothy Pickering Letter, discusses arrival at Portsmouth Naval Yard; describes declivity of keel; discusses employees and arrangement of yard. Encloses account of work done in the yard to 1st of June 1795.
July 16, 1787 Discussion of Condition of Military Stores in Rhode Island & Unauthorized Use of Powder Jeremiah Olney Henry Knox Encloses return of public stores deposited in Rhode Island. Discusses discrepancies between previous returns of stores and the ones just completed, also notes that much of the stores are in poor condition. Mentions unauthorized use of public powder.
June 21, 1784 West Point Officers' Statement to Congress on Extralegal Financial Matters Officers of Garrison at West Point Congress of the United States A signed statement from the officers of the garrison of West Point who were being discharged from the army as to their reasons for appropriating, without legal authorization, monies intended for the subsistence of the garrison's remaining officers.
April 18, 1785 Roth's Pay as a soldier of infantry and sundry pay matters Joseph Howell A.W. Dunscomb Believes that Roth is entitled to pay at a higher station. No Treasury Board formed; Mr. Gervais has resigned. Differs on the matter of Captain Armstrong and Doctor Irvine's certificates. Details the account of Captain Armstrong. Mentions Mr. Gordon's death and the invalid regiment.
May 23, 1789 Negotiation with the Indians at Fort Harmar Henry Knox George Washington Knox reports to Washington on the status of negotiations held at Fort Harmar on 9 January 1789. Knox enclosed various documents with this letter in order to establish the context of the current negotiations for the new chief executive. These documents include the following: A "Speech of the United Indian Nations, at their Confederate Council, held near the mouth of the Detroit River, the 28th...
September 2, 1790 Explanation of Expedition to the Shawnees Henry Knox Beverley Randolph Discussion of protection of Russell County with the President. The President is anxious that an expedition to the Indians be completed properly and successfully, without need for repetition. Refers to tension between militia, troops and extinguishing all jealousies that exist.
December 19, 1787 Reports Activity at Fort Harmar; Expresses Concern for Supplies Josiah Harmar Henry Knox Refers to several recent congressional resolutions, one for Virginia to provide militia to support the troops against the Indians (savages). Expresses concern about people of Kentucky forming expeditions against federal efforts to work with Indians. Reports payment of provisions to Mr. Bradshaw for recent expedition to Post Vincennes. Expresses discouragement over lack of supplies and use of...
February 13, 1796 Concerning the protection of Lafayette's son and diplomatic relations with France James McHenry George Washington McHenry advises that Washington publicly receive and accept Lafayette's son under his protection and into his family, for Lafayette was currently imprisoned in Austria after attempting to flee France. McHenry argues that this action would aid relations the pro-French opposition in the United States, and that France could not rightfully object.
July 30, 1799 Regarding Officer & Surgeon Appointments for 5th Regiment, & Pinckney's Request for Family Leave James McHenry Charles Cotesworth Pinckney Informs Pinckney that the officers he recommended for the 5th Regiment have all been appointed, and sent notifications of that fact; at Pinckney's request, McHenry encloses duplicates of those letters of appointment. Promises to send a recommendation for a replacement officer to the president, as well as Lt. Col. Smith's recommendation for a regimental surgeon. Grants permission to Pinckney to...
July 17, 1792 Indian Relations and Troop Status Henry Knox James Wilkinson Secretary Knox discusses peace with Indians and white aggression with General Wilkinson. Details on recruiting service, desertion, and discipline.
August 26, 1799 Enclosing a model for the new Bavarian field pieces Count Rumford James McHenry Informs McHenry that as he has been employed in Bavaria, Germany to work on the construction of artillery, he has taken pains to improve field pieces. In addition, the battalion guns constructed under his direction in the arsenal at Munich have been approved by several distinguished officers in Germany Encloses memoirs of a model of one of the new Bavarian field pieces - with its carriage and...
April 10, 1790 Instructions to Captain Henry Burbeck Henry Knox Henry Burbeck As Burbeck has equipped a company according to previous orders, Knox now gives him further instructions. He is to proceed to Savannah, Georgia. If the Creek Indians are invading or about to invade, he should offer to assist the state militia to fight the Creek. If, on the other hand, there is no threat of invasion, the company should proceed to the St. Mary's River and erect a fort. The primary...
August 28, 1794 Report of Battle at Fallen Timbers, and Subsequent Destruction of Indian Property Anthony Wayne Henry Knox Reports victory in battle with Indians and British (Canadian) militia on Aug. 20 [Battle of Fallen Timbers]. Describes battle in detail, including tactics, officers and units recommended for bravery, killed, etc. Notes that Legion remained in area for three days, destroying Indian houses and fields, while the British garrison remained complacent within the fort at Roche de Bout. Reports large...
May 17, 1790 [Mr. Gamelin's Journal: Memorandum of sundry speeches held by Anthony Gamelin to the chiefs of the Ouabache (Wabash) and Miami nations] Antoine Gamelin [not available] Recounts Gamelin's travels to various Indian villages with a speech offering peace to the Indian Nations. Promises of peace, no more stealing. Discussed contracting a peace between the Kickapoo and Chiefs of the Falls and peace with white people to be held at Post Vincennes. Details on the relationship between the Miami and Kickapoo tribes.
May 22, 1799 Continuation of Payments on Account for Treaty of Tellico; Accounts for Choctaw Agent Samuel Mitchell David Henley William Simmons Henley forwards continuation of abstract of payments made on account of Treaty at Tellico from June 25 to Ocotber 1, 1798. In the letter he details accounts and payments which he allowed and the reasons why.
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.