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August 7, 1790 Speech of the Commissioners prior to Signing of the Treaty of New York Commissioners for Indian Affairs in Southern Department [not available] This is the speech of the the Commissioners of the Southern Department prior to the signing of the Treaty of New York with the chiefs of the Creek Nation.
March 17, 1790 Higginson solicits an appointment from Knox Stephen Higginson Henry Knox Letter, asks for military appointment.
February 1, 1784 Half-Pay for Former Continental Officers Henry Livingston John Pierce Livingston is suggesting that compensation be arranged for those officers who were recently mustered out of the Army. An earlier Resolution of Congress in 1780 had provided half-pay for life for officers such as these but it applied only to those mustered out in 1780. He suggests that this arrangement be made for all officers who served.
July 9, 1789 Sickness of Child Henry Knox Samuel Odgen Discussed illness of child and the return to health.
April 11, 1790 Jackson announces the death of his father to Knox Henry Jackson Henry Knox Letter, mentions death of father; asks for military appointment.
July 31, 1798 Recommending John Johnston and John Milroy Andrew Gregg Samuel Hodgdon John Johnston, a native of America, has a strong predilection for a military life and has applied for an appointment in the Army. Since such applications are numerous and one from a remote part of the country might be overlooked, Gregg asks Hodgdon to intervene on Johnston's behalf. If offered a lieutenancy, Gregg is sure Johnston would not dishonor the appointment. He also recommends John Milroy...
July 27, 1787 Talk of the Fat King to His Honor Governor Mathews of Georgia and his Council [not available] George Mathews Have seen the talk sent by commissary Mr. Barnard. It is the whites who have forgot the talks at Shoulderbone, not the Creeks. Laments the hasty revenges taking place. Cannot be accountable for measures of Upper Towns; they can answer for themselves. Refer to promise made to southern Indian superintendent Mr. White. Make demands for satisfaction, life for life; and equal number for twelve people...
March 26, 1790 The Secretary of the Department of War was referred the petition of John Rogers on behalf of himself, James Merriwether and John Throuston Henry Knox [not available] page 115 doc 111. Claim for half pay for life based on service in the cavalry of Illinois County. Secretary of War stated claim was inadmissible.
August 5, 1790 Street discusses Indian affairs with Wadsworth Sam Street Mr. Wadsworth Letter, discusses frontier and pioneer life; discusses Indians.
October 17, 1798 Recommendation for Elhanan W. Wheeler Samuel Augustus Barker Alexander Hamilton Barker recommends Elhanan W. Wheeler, a man of unblemished moral character, for a position in the Provisional Army.
May 10, 1794 Extract of letter Henry Knox Henry Jackson The Secretary of War discusses the delay returning to War Office and military stores.
December 21, 1789 Tracy solicits a Customs appointment from Knox John Tracy Henry Knox Letter, asks for Customs appointment; mentions loss of Knox's son.
February 25, 1785 Officers of the invalid Corps Jonathan White Joseph Howell Asks about the pay of officers of the invalid Corps.
March 12, 1790 Bryant announces the birth of his son to Knox John Bryant Henry Knox Letter, Bryant informs Knox of the birth of his son.
June 24, 1790 Report of the Secretary of War Regarding Petition Henry Knox [not available] Report - Virginia denied aforementioned officers half pay for life, Secretary of War concurs.
April 3, 1794 Petition of Elkanah Prentice Henry Knox United States Senate Knox addresses the United States Senate regarding the petition of Elkanah Prentice. Prentice claims he sustained injuries to his leg due to hardship and fatigue, which left him a cripple for life. Knox suggests that Prentice may be entitled to benefits provided by the Resolve of Congress 23 April 1782 if he can produce evidence of the discharge papers that placed him on the invalid list.
May 11, 1789 Autograph Letter Signed [not available] [not available] Letter, discusses apointees re Federal Government; discusses personal misfortunes.
January 21, 1788 Support to Me in the Waning of Life Benjamin Lincoln George Washington In his nearly indecipherable handwriting, Lincoln seems to be discussing his feelings which he describes as "alive on this occasion."
May 17, 1792 Desire for promotion William Hull Henry Knox Colonel Hull discusses the offer of Brigadier's commission. General Brooks has declined accepting Brigadier commission. Will reply at next post.
December 6, 1792 Jackson makes recommendation for appointment of John Tyler Henry Jackson Henry Knox Letter, recommends John Tyler for military appointment; mentions Presidential vote.
April 2, 1796 My Request for Some Money David Ames James McHenry Enclosed are the estimates of the pay roll, muster roll, and return of articles for March 1796. Ames requests money which he finds useful for private affairs, is necessary and essential in the public, and gives new life and energy to the business.
November 9, 1794 Entering Another Employment Zenas Kimberly Samuel Hodgdon Kimberly informs Hodgdon that since they have not been able to reach an agreement on his wages, Hodgdon should have no objection to his entering another employment. Given his low circumstances in life, he feels he owes it to himself to pursue a line that tends most to his advantage.
February 11, 1790 Knox Sends Washington Birthday Wishes Henry Knox George Washington Elaborate birthday wishes to President.
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.
August 11, 1800 Send Mail to Westminster Via Hartford John H. Buell Samuel Hodgdon Buell assures Hodgdon that he has not forgotten the attachement he had for him in 91. When he returns to private life he will explain it. If Hodgdon writes to him , the letter should be sent to the Hartford post office and directed to Westminster in Vermont. Otherwise it will go to Canada and then sent by Bennington.