Viewing 1–19 of 19 documents: "blacks"

Date Title Author Recipient Summary
September 11, 1800 Conspiracy to Effect an Insurrection of the Blacks in Henrico County, Virginia Jonathan Newman Samuel Hodgdon Newman warns of a possible conspiracy by slaves to foment a rebellion in Henrico County, Virginia. He urges that Virginia's arms and equipage be moved to Harpers Ferry to keep them from being seized by the conspirators.
February 26, 1794 Request for List of Claims for Services Provided by Negroes in Rhode Island Oliver Wolcott, Jr. Joseph Howell Request for list of all the claims depending for the service of Negroes in the late Rhode Island line of the army;
October 5, 1789 Return of the depredations committed by the Creek Indians since the commencement of hostilities in the State of Georgia. J. Meriwether [not available] From the office of the Secretary of Council, J. Meriwether lists whites killed: 79; wounded: 29; taken prisoner: 30; Blacks killed: 10; taken prisoner: 110; Horses stolen: 184; Cattle stolen: 984; Hogs destroyed: 387; Houses burned: 89.
January 16, 1797 Outlines Chickasaw Treaty James McHenry Dwight Foster Refers to treaty with Chickosaw Indians. Requests release of all prisoners, blacks, and property taken from citizens. Promises sovereignty and protection to Chickosaws.
April 27, 1798 Creation of a Manufacturing Facility on the James River Henry Banks James McHenry Letter to the Secretary of War, discussing the creation of a manufacturing facility on the James River.
April 21, 1800 Men of Colour, Etc. Alexander Hamilton Charles Cotesworth Pinckney Hamilton explains that he does not think it is proper that men of color [colour] should be enlisted but it is proper that persons who can be useful in instructing others should be retained for that purpose.
June 3, 1800 Contemporary Copy of Letter, Zebulon M. Pike to David Henley Zebulon M. Pike David Henley Letter, seeks instructions re: slaves seeking asylum from Cherokees.
February 26, 1794 Claims for Services of Negroes in the Rhode Island Line Joseph Howell Oliver Wolcott, Jr. Howell encloses a list of all claims for services of Negroes in the Rhode Island line, the amount of each to average about $330.
July 7, 1794 Fortifications in South Carolina Daniel De Saussure Henry Knox Letter to the Secretary of War regarding fortifications at Fort Darrell, Fort Johnston, and Sullivan's Island, South Carolina. De Saussure discusses the materials and expenditures needed, along with the labor, which includes "a great number of negroes."
June 30, 1800 Ownership of Negros Zebulon M. Pike David Henley Request assistance in determining ownership of Negros who were taken prisoner after their master was killed and then owned by a Cherokee named White Man Killer. Pike will shortly leave for Natchez and does not know who will succeed him.
[not available] Rules and Regulations Respecting the Recruiting Service War Department [not available] Undated War Office form document lists army recruitment regulations, which forbid enlistment of the intoxicated, the unhealthy, the underage, Indians, or blacks. Spaces specifying term of service, pay, and bounty are blank. Recruits are to be read the rules regarding desertion. The recruit's oath is printed. Directs the disposal of all the recruit's non-military clothing. Regulates living...
June 29, 1789 Invitation to the Creek Nation to meet with U.S. authorities Andrew Pickens Creek Chiefs Invitation to the leaders of the Creek Nation to meet on September 15, 1789 in an effort to make peace. The document asks that the Creeks release all prisoners - both black and white - before the deliberation and to make sure that the current boundaries are respected and violence is avoided.
September 20, 1793 Preparation of Light Boats; Belief that the Clothing is not Infected Isaac Craig Henry Knox Prior to Hassleman's arrival, Craig had light boat prepared for Ensign Wallington with small party to escort him. Mentions Lieutenant Colonel Clarke, boats loaded with clothing and comments that the clothing has not been in the least infected, as neither of the men who have been constantly employed handling it, have been the least affected.
July 31, 1785 Invitation to a Peace Treaty Between the United States and Indian Nations George Rogers Clark Western District Nations George Rogers Clark and Richard Butler, acting as Commissioners of Indian Affairs, issue a notice of treaty to be held on 1 October 1785 with the Indians of the Western District Nations. This notice demands the return of all prisoners, black and white, taken by the Indian Nations during the Revolutionary War. "We expect you will collect and bring with you all the Prisoners both white and...
August 9, 1798 Precautions Against Fever John Harris James McHenry Lists requirements for combating and preventing contagious fever spreading through city. Proposed moving office to Lamberton, Pennsylvania;
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.
October 31, 1799 Deployment of Forces and Erection of Fortifications Alexander Hamilton James Wilkinson Hamilton expresses in detail his recommendations regarding the deployment of forces and the erection of fortifications. He believes strongly that the soldiery should be used for this purpose whenever practicable.
September 11, 1798 Measures for Georgia's Defense & Interactions with Blacks James McHenry James Jackson Apologizes for not responding earlier, due to the evacuation of the public offices from fever-stricken Philadelphia. Congratulates the recipient on Georgia's adoption of a new constitution, and hopes for a new period in which the federal government will not have headaches caused by "the western lands" [presumably of Georgia]. Also approves of Georgia and South Carolina's barring entrance to...
1790 Present State of the Military and Naval Forces Upon the Island of Cuba James McHenry Oliver Wolcott, Jr. Detailed accounting of the military and naval forces of Cuba which included an assessment of the dissatisfaction of the people with their form of government. Author argued that if the inhabitants were allowed to purchase slaves in proportion to their ability to pay for them, the island's productivity would increase significantly.