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Date Title Author Recipient Summary
March 14, 1799 Discussion of Yellow Fever & Capture of French Frigate Nathan Jones Josiah Fox Letter, discusses yellow fever; mentions capture of French frigate.
May 28, 1798 Instructions to the Commanders of Armed Vessels John Adams [not available] President gave order to armed naval vessels to capture any French ship that violates the Law of Nations and the treaties between the United States and France.
1796 Illegal capture of American vessels by the British James McHenry Robert Oliver Addresses complaints from American merchants on the illegal capture of vessels by Great Britain, in violation of the Jay Treaty. McHenry insists that the only solution right now is to have Congress make a loan to the victims of these British actions for reimbursement.
August 21, 1795 Foreign Relations Timothy Pickering Phineas Bond Statements of Home and Moore required for investigation into the capture of British seamen.
September 5, 1795 EXTRACT: Governor's Opinion on Capture of Seamen by British Arthur Fenner Timothy Pickering Letter assured innocence of Captain Home, and dispelled rumors regarding capture of U.S. Seamen by British ship of war, Africa.
December 21, 1798 Capture of Alexander Jamison James McHenry Unknown Recipient Description of Alexander Jamison for apprehension. Jamison guilty of fraudulent recruiting activity.
September 16, 1798 Capture of French Privateer Vessel Staats Morris Unknown Recipient Notification of capture of French vessel by U.S.S. Constitution. Requests orders on transporting prisoners.
January 6, 1795 Requested Apprehension of Illegally Armed Ship Timothy Pickering Robert Brooke Report of illegally armed French vessel escaped capture. It was requested the President authorize the seizure of the ship and all her equipment.
May 28, 1796 Capture of the "Mount Vernon", Recommendation of William Smith, Etc. Oliver Wolcott, Jr. Alexander Hamilton There is concern about the entry of the prizes of French Privateers into American ports. Action on this matter will requre congressional and executive action, which will take time. Wolcott mentions the capture of the ship "Mt. Vernon" and the need for a reputable, confidential American diplomat in France. He recommends William Smith, who is trusted and admired by the French. He wonders if Mr....
February 6, 1795 Money Received, Update of Accounts Paid Frederick Frye Joseph Howell Received money for payment of recruits, only has $0.50 remaining in his possession. W. Rice deserted and has yet to be apprehended. Frye advertised for his capture in the two most popular newspapers, offered a $10 reward. Enclosed a muster roll for January.
June 8, 1790 Deposition of Joseph Barnett taken before Michael Campbell James Barnett [not available] Sworn testament of Indian attack with details on murder and capture.
June 12, 1793 Ship Capture Henry Knox George Clinton Action relative to ship taken by French Frigate [burned fragment, in large part illegible].
June 17, 1796 Enhancing the Value of Western lands, Etc. James McHenry William Murray McHenry comments on the health of Mrs. Murray and the benefits of either a sea voyage or a trip to the springs as aids to her recovery. He believes that Murray's actions respecting the western lands may have raised their value. He notes that the "Flying Fish" has captured another vessel.
May 1796 Seditous Activities in Western Counties James McHenry Arthur St. Clair Discussed intelligence on people seeking to coerce residents of Western counties to secede from the Union to form a separate foreign power. Gives physical descriptions of each man believed to be involved in seditious activities, advised capture and imprisonment.
April 16, 1800 Capturing of merchant vessels James McHenry John Adams Letter to the President of the United States regarding the belligerent capture of neutral merchant vessels, particularly by Great Britain. The letter addresses neutral vessels carrying enemy goods, seizure of cargo, and the delivery of deserters from British Vessels.
November 22, 1793 General Stewart declines appointments; brigs Cunningham and Pilgrim Henry Knox Thomas Jefferson General Stewart declines acceptance of appointment as inspector of the Philadelphia port and naval office. He made the application at insistence of father in law, who is now convinced that office will hurt commercial pursuits. Encloses letter from Governor of Maryland regarding capture of brigs Cunningham and Pilgrim.
August 21, 1793 Restitution of Prizes Captured by Privateers Illegally Fitted Out Henry Knox Joshua Clayton Knox orders that any prizes brought into U. S. ports by foreign belligerents should be restored to those persons who were the owners at the time of capture. If those persons cannot be found, the prizes should be turned over to the consuls of the nations where the prizes orginated.
July 29, 1788 Regarding the pursuit of the men who apprehended Pickering Timothy Pickering Benjamin Franklin Pickering reports on the status of the men who apprehended him and the subsequent pursuit of the suspects by Captain Rosewell Franklin. Captain Franklin followed the offenders up the river. Joseph Dudley, Nathan Abbot, and Benjamin Abbot were all apprehended after a confrontation. Captain Franklin is coordinating with people upriver to ensure the capture of all offenders. John Jenkins is...
December 7, 1793 Opinions on Relations with France and Great Britain Thomas Jefferson [not available] The members of the Cabinet and the Attorney General provide their opinion on a number of matters including Genet's letter questioning the right of requiring the address of Consular commissions, the capture of an American schooner by a British privateer, and the applications of Mr. Genet on behalf of some refugees from St. Domingo who are taking refuge in American ports.
May 23, 1790 Fear of Indian Attack James Barnett Harry Innes Expressed fear of frontier settlers due to Indian attacks.
November 12, 1793 Distance Provisionally Fixed as the Limit of the Protection of the United States Henry Knox Joshua Clayton Knox establishes the distance of one league from the coast as the limit of the protection of the United States from foreign belligerents interfering with neutral vessels.
March 4, 1795 Pay of Prisoners and Deserters Joseph Howell William Eaton In addition to a discussion of Eatons' pay, Howell notes that he has decided to pay of prisoners from the time they were apprehended until they are discharged, deducting the expenses incurred during their capture. The pay of deserters is to apply only to the period before their desertion and the period after they have resumed their duties.
November 12, 1793 Limits of U.S. Maritime Boundary Henry Knox Henry Lee Letter, discusses policy toward prizes taken by belligerent nations; discusses foreign affairs; discusses maritime boundaries.
May 14, 1795 [Extract of a Letter from the Secy. of War] Henry Knox [not available] Discussed Governor Clark's expedition against the Spanish and the illegality of its nature. Authorized employment of militia to capture expedition.
April 24, 1800 Impressment of American Seamen Alexander Hamilton Timothy Pickering Hamilton sends a paragraph from the [Hartford] "Connecticut Courant" respecting an account of the British capture of any American vessel that affords the slightest pretext for impressing American seamen.