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January 27, 1790 John Mason discusses militia training with Knox John Mason Henry Knox No man shall be permitted to keep school in any of the United States who among other qualifications is not prepared for instructing his male pupils with great exactness in the rudiments of Military Art; every such school master shall be bound under severe penalties to devote every day for that purpose one half hour of the time allowed his boys for play; parents or master shall be compelled to...
October 6, 1800 Two Indian Boys in the Care of the Society of Friends Samuel Dexter Samuel Hodgdon Dexter discusses the necessity of procuring the conveyance to their parents in Savannah of two Indian boys currently in the care of the Society of Friends [Quakers] in Philadelphia.
August 21, 1798 Request to Forward Letter Peter Hagner Samuel Hodgdon Requests enclosed letter relating to the removal of his sister from Yellow Springs be forwarded to Dr. Stafford; mentions that post boys no longer carry letters, which may be an allusion to the fever.
January 16, 1800 Under-Age Musicians and Invalids William North Alexander Hamilton In Capt. Eddins' and Capt. Bishop's Companies there are musicians who are as young as 8 years old so the Secretary of War has apparently given his permission to enlist boys. Rather than discharging invalids, garrison duties should be found for them.
October 27, 1800 War Department Appropriations for Transporting Indian Boys Home Samuel Hodgdon Israel Whelen Informs Whelen of two Indian boys who have been educated and raised by the Society of Friends [Quakers], but now wish to return to their own people. The Society of Friends applied that the cost of transportation be paid by the U.S. government, the Secretary of War agreed to it, and now Whelen is asked to submit the funds, as they will come out of the general War Department appropriations.
July 5, 1793 Whereabouts of Men and Boys from Cussetah Town James Seagrove [not available] Seagrove reports that men and boys are staying at his house for their protection. They are well fed and being taken care of so well, they do not wish to leave. Reports that Indian cut his throat. Seagrove refers to enclosed letters for Alexander Cornell, Cussetah King and Kinnard. Chaves, the bearer can provide details. Reports that Great Father General Washington has forbid any troops from going...
May 16, 1792 Indian Provocations and Hostilities William Blount Henry Knox Despite hopes for peace, Governor William Blount of Southwest Territory sends Knox a letter describing the murder of two young boys by Indians and an extract from General Pickens referring to murders and horse stealing by young Indian warriors that are provoking the frontier settlers. Blount believes that the murder of the boys was by southern Indians since northern tribes rarely venture so far...
May 7, 1796 Sends letter from the Secretary of War William Simmons Captain Nicoll (Fragment Only - Letterbook pages missing). Cover letter transmitting a copy of a letter from the Secretary of War to Colonel Rochefontaine
October 27, 1791 Dismissal of Patrick Lacy Michael G. Houdin Samuel Hodgdon Houdin declares that Hodgdon no doubt will be surprised to see Patrick Lacy again at Fort Washington. He is no soldier and the boys seem to be so displeased with him that, in the interests of harmony, it seemed best to send him back to Hodgdon who might be able to employ him to greater advantage.
August 8, 1796 Muster and pay roll William Simmons Alexander Gibson Acknowledges receipt of muster and pay roll of Captain Gibson's Army recruits. Arrangement made to pay a merchant on Gibson's account.
August 28, 1796 Request for Pay Alexander Gibson William Simmons Requested payment of Montgomery & Newbold who are occasionally requested to credit Gibson money.
December 12, 1800 Receipt of Joshua Wright [not available] [not available] Receipt for suppers, oats, whiskey, stabling, and hay at Wrights Tavern for General Wilkinson and his entourage.
February 7, 1791 Gratitude to the Great Councillor Seneca Chiefs [not available] Cornplanter and the other Seneca chiefs express their gratitude to the "Great Councillor" for his peaceful intentions and the presents and other benefits provided to them by the United States.
February 10, 1790 Knox replies to Mason's ideas about militia training Henry Knox John Mason Knox endorses Rev. Mason's ideas to create mandatory military education of boys as a supplement to a national militia plan.
March 12, 1793 Murders Committed by Indians in the District William Blount [not available] A list of murders committed by Indians, from the 1st of February to the 12th of March,1793, in the district.
March 4, 1794 Arsenals and Armories Henry Knox House of Representatives Report communicated to the House of Representatives by the Secretary of War. The President is of the opinion that in addition to the military arsenal at Springfield, Massachusetts, there ought to be erected two other arsenals, located in the Southern and Middle States.
July 16, 1796 Enclosed Muster and Pay Rolls, Etc. Alexander Gibson William Simmons Gibson certifies receipt of money for the recruiting service, encloses his muster and pay rolls. He asks that Simmons pay a Philadelphia merchant for Gibson's credit.
August 22, 1792 Recruiting for Defense of Frontiers George Washington Henry Knox Discussed recruiting techniques, and hostile Indians. Believed that the U.S. could not act offensively against Indians until next year at the earliest unless many recruits of fine men was completed. Noted investigation into lost provisions and loss of pay for store guards.
April 11, 1796 Seeking an Office as Surveyor General Hugh Williamson James McHenry Williamson writes of his son's fever, and says that he would like to put the boys in school, somewhere near him, which he cannot do in the city due to finances. He has heard that there is to be a position as surveyor general in North Carolina, and he is hopeful that McHenry could mention to the President his interest in this position, as well as his knowledge of geometry. The surveyor is to run...
April 27, 1794 On the whereabouts of Milligan Joseph Perkin Samuel Hodgdon Milligan has not yet arrived from Philadelphia. Hodgdon should make inquiries to see if he still in that city because Perkins is concerned that he has not yet spent the money and therefore cannot proceed. (Many other matters are discussed.)
1793 A List of Murders and Depredations Committed by Indians William Blount [not available] A list of murders and depredations committed by Indians from the 16th to the 26th January 1793 in the District of Mero.
July 5, 1793 Killing of Creek Indians at Spanish Creek & Detention of Indians at Seagrove's Home James Seagrove Timothy Barnard [Bernard] Seagrove recounts the incident whereby Creek Indians were reportedly mistakenly killed by whites at Spanish Creek. Points out that David Cornell was killed by same man whose brother Cornell killed past winter on frontier of Cumberland. Expresses hope that matter can still be settled peacefully. Seagrove then reports on detention of Indians at his house, including the incident whereby one Indian...
June 10, 1789 Winslow solicits a federal appointment from Knox Samuel Winslow Henry Knox Letter, asks for appointment in Revenue Department.
September 3, 1792 Settler life on the western frontier Reverend David McClure Henry Knox Reverend McClure writes Secretary Knox on Arthur St. Clair's campaign. Discusses Indian warfare and frontier and pioneer life. The southern people today experience what the first settlers of New England felt, writes McClure. The foundations of all empires are laid in blood. Suggests that difficulties with Indians will prevent too extensive an immigration over the Western Territory, which if...
December 6, 1791 A Plan to Civilize the Indians Reverend Samuel Kirkland Henry Knox Kirkland described the plan to civilize the Indians. Details of the duties of the Indian Superintendent and school masters, and discussed the means to support the school house. He also mentioned the education of Indian boys and recommended a school for Indian girls. Specifically noted the success of the villages will depend upon the exclusion of liquor from the trading posts.