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Date Title Author Recipient Summary
February 3, 1802 You May Sell My Land for Negroes James Wilkinson Samuel Vance Wilkinson advises Vance that if he can sell his lands advantageously for negroes, to do so, but that they must be of good character. Gives prices.
December 17, 1794 Don't Sell the Strong Bay Horse James Mentges Samuel Hodgdon If Hodgdon plans to sell all the public horses, Mentges asks that he keep the strong bay horse which should be a serviceable mount for him.
December 1, 1795 [Duplicate] Request for Permission to Sell Arms Timothy Pickering Rufus King Request to procure permit to sell arms in Great Britain.
December 28, 1796 On obtaining the best price for disposing of white oak [not available] Foreman Cheeseman Regarding the selling of white oak logs intended for frigate construction, with guidance and authority to obtain and sell at the best price.
April 14, 1800 Request to Sell Bayonets and Ramrods James McHenry John Harris Directs Harris to sell bayonets and ramrods to Robert McCormick, and turn the funds over to the Treasury Department.
November 9, 1797 Request for Permission to Sell Arms Thomas Mifflin John Adams Contractor supplied arms to Pennsylvania, Mifflin requested names and influence in London to obtain permit to sell arms overseas.
March 1794 An act empowering the United States to hold lands for fortification. Rhode Island General Assembly [not available] The US Congress gave the President the power to claim land from states upon which fortifications have been erected. Thus the General Assembly grants the United States claim to the lands on which fortifications lay on Goat Island, and any adjacent lands that have been improved by the state for the purposes of defense. Additionally, it is deemed lawful by the General Assembly for the Town of...
September 18, 1789 Proceeding of the Executive Authority George Walton Benjamin Lincoln Brief note to the commissioners following the meeting with them. Walton encloses a proceeding of the Executive Authority, by express.
January 10, 1789 Knox authorizes military action Henry Knox Mason Wheaton Letter, directs authority to occupy block house farms.
January 3, 1784 Debts Due to Ironmasters Samuel Hodgdon Robert Morris Discusses the possibility of discharging the debts due to ironmasters by allowing the ironmasters holding public stores of shot and shells to sell a portion of the shot and shells equal to their claims. Discusses the value of the shot and shells. Notes that demand for bar iron is high asnd it is a good time to sell.
April 5, 1796 Underage Soldier Taken by Civil Authority Uriah Springer James McHenry Enclosed muster and pay rolls, no new recruits. One soldiers father made oath that his son was underage and was taken from Springer by civil authority.
September 27, 1792 Treaty with the Wabash and Illinois Tribes Rufus Putnam Wabash and Illinois Tribes A Treaty of peace and friendship, made and concluded between the President of the United States and the undersigned kings, chiefs, and warriors of the Wabash and Illinois tribes.
September 20, 1797 Invested Authority Stephen Rochefontaine William Simmons Rochefontaine was invested with any authority outside that of an average individual; he notified Simmons that in the future he would send those seeking to make an oath to "claims of a pecuniary nature" to a magistrate.
February 14, 1801 Forwarding Authority for Making Purchases, Etc. William Simmons Samuel Hodgdon The deed has been delivered as requested by the Secretary of War. Since the records of Simmons' office have been consumed [by the fire], it will be necessary for Hodgdon to forward to him the authority by which he made the purchase or a voucher admitting the amount.
February 27, 1798 Oneida Intent to Sell Land Claim in New York, Appointment of Commissioners John Jay Jonathan Taylor Declaration of Oneida tribe to sell land claim with the caveat that they retain use of some of the land. Jay appointed Egbert Benson, Simeon De Witt, and John Taylor to confer with the chiefs to determine Indian land claims.
May 3, 1799 Discusses Appointments, Power to Appoint by the President Alexander Hamilton James McHenry States belief that the President has no authority to appoint officers to the battalions.
August 8, 1799 Regarding Conduct of Troops at Detroit Toward Civilians James McHenry [not available] Addresses cannon sent to Detroit, and actions undertaken by the commandant of the garrison there, who has apparently acted outside his authority. References the "rules and articles for the better government of the troops of the United States." Addresses the limits of the authority of all soldiers, officers and enlisted, in relations with civilians.
March 20, 1790 Walley attempts to sell Knox coastal maps used by the Royal Navy Thomas Walley Henry Knox Letter, discusses maps of North American coast.
August 9, 1794 Pay to Soldiers Confined by Civil Authority Joseph Howell James Bruff Officers are not permitted to pay soldiers confined by the Civil Authority so the date of their imprisonment and release should be maintained on the muster roll. Application has made to the War Office respecting the clothing for Capt. Bruff's recruits.
July 9, 1799 Concerning the authority of General Washington James McHenry Ebenezer Huntington Refers the Brigadier General to the authority of George Washington as the head of the Provisional Army on certain matters.
June 27, 1798 Letter from the Accountant of the War Department William Simmons William Littlefield Simmons directs Littlefield to state the authority under which he is recruiting troops.
August 23, 1796 Agents of Georgia Refuse to Sell Lands James McHenry Jared Irwin The agents of the State of Georgia appointed to attend the meetings with the representatives of the Creek Nation have refused to sell any of their lands. The President is surprised that the agents have failed to support measures intended to inspire the Indians in the fairness of the intended negotiations.
May 5, 1796 Copy of Authority Sent to Governor of New York; Regarding Cotton Proposal James McHenry Jeremiah Wadsworth McHenry states that he has sent to Governor Jay of New York a copy of Wadsworth's formal authority to act as Indian commissioner in the ongoing Cohnawaga-New York land dispute. Also says that he cannot form an opinion about Livingston's proposal until "seeing samples of the cotton and know[ing] the prices."
February 14, 1801 Requesting the Authority Under Which Hodgdon Purchased Land William Simmons Samuel Hodgdon Request for authority on which Hodgdon bought land. Records consumed in fire.
June 20, 1797 Captain Chapin discusses Indian affairs with Secretary at War Israel Chapin Jr James McHenry Letter, mentions annuity goods; informs re Indian treaty request to sell land.