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Date Title Author Recipient Summary
February 7, 1794 List of articles and clothing for the Oneida Chief James Dean [not available] Dean writes that agreeable to Knox's desire, he requests articles of clothing which would afford a competent supply for the Oneida Chief.
July 27, 1793 Speech of the Wyandot Chief to the Commissioners Wyandot Chief Commissioners of the United States In his speech to the Commissioners, the Wyandot Chief admonishes them that they know very well that the boundary line established by the White People at the Treaty of Fort Stanwix was the Ohio River.
August 10, 1798 [PRIVATE AND CONFIDENTIAL] Communication and Role of Commander-in-Chief George Washington James McHenry Prefaces communications with assumption that he, Commander-in-Chief, would receive particular attention from the Sec. of War. Washington is frustrated with the lack of communication regarding all actions of the military and is completely cut off from all decisions that have taken place. He describes himself as "ignorant".
April 1, 1791 Gratitude to the Great Chief Little Beard [not available] Little Beard expresses his gratitude to the Great Chief, General Washington, for the grant of lands given in perpetuity to his people.
May 26, 1800 Chief clerk in the War Department John Stagg James McHenry Letter to the Secretary of War concerning McHenry's conduct when Stagg was chief clerk in the War Department.
April 14, 1797 Financial and Arrival of Wilkinson Samuel Hodgdon Isaac Craig Vouchers received. Draft on Hodgdon will be honored. Noted Wilkinson's talents, expects him to be a good Commander in Chief.
June 13, 1795 Recommends Samuel Chase as Chief Justice James McHenry George Washington Recommends Samuel Chase as chief justice in the judicial department. He has demonstrated great patriotism.
January 28, 1800 Allowance for Chief Clerk Timothy Pickering James McHenry Salary of chief clerk due to his experience, fidelity, and abilities as a translator.
May 28, 1800 Regarding his resignation as chief clerk James McHenry John Stagg Delivers thanks to John Stagg for debunking the rumors that McHenry had pressured him to resign as chief clerk of the War Department in order to make room for his brother-in-law.
April 4, 1794 Appointment of Chief Artillerist Brigadier General Otho H. Williams Henry Knox Notified Knox that Louis Henry Bouteiller was appointed Chief Artillerist at Baltimore. Lists his credentials and conditions for the appointment. Samuel Dodger also appoint to assist in process.
August 1, 1793 Speech by Wyandot Chief Chiefs of the Wyandots [not available] Translated by Simon Girtie. Chief stated that previous treaties with a few chiefs were void because they did not involve Corn planter and therefore the United States had not purchased Indian lands.
November 28, 1797 Regarding the appointment a chief clerk James McHenry Nathan Jones Ensures Nathan Jones - an employee in the War Department - that the appointment of Samuel Lewis to replace the recently resigned John Stagg as Chief Clerk was in no way meant to be an insult to Jones' character.
December 5, 1796 Discussion of Horse, Sword and Pistols to Be Issued John Wade Samuel Hodgdon Letter, discusses horse selected for him and asks for sword and pistols.
November 15, 1794 Seneca War Chief Little Billy -- Character & Annuity Timothy Pickering Henry Knox Pickering states that Little Billy, the Seneca chief, is a good friend of the United States, and that he has promised the chief an annuity of $50 to keep his allegiance. Hopes this meets Knox's approval. Vouches for the chief's character, and says he is of great influence with the Seneca, which justifies Pickering's promise to him.
July 28, 1792 Official Reply to Captain Jacob of the Supeonea Nation General Israel Chapin Chief Captain Jacob U.S. agent informs Jacob that he is forwarding the Chief's message to President Washington.
February 1, 1793 Instructions for Stores James O'Hara Samuel Hodgdon Refers to Mr. Solandar and activities in Philadelphia. Provides instructions for stores. Refers to desires of Commander in Chief.
July 12, 1796 Expenses of Captain Thomas Lewis Peter Hagner James McHenry Hagner certifies that $21.50 is due Captain Thomas Lewis for sundry articles purchased by him for Enea Kuhn, an Indian chief.
December 7, 1798 Certification of payments; Tobias Lear, Secretary to Commander in Chief, Lieutenant General George Washington William Simmons James McHenry Certification of payments; Tobias Lear, Secretary to Commander in Chief, Lieutenant General George Washington, the sum of $359.28, being for his pay and subsistence and forage from the 1st of September, the date of his appointment, to 30 November, 1798.
January 9, 1799 Uniforms for the Army of the United States James McHenry [not available] Describes the uniforms of officers in order of descending rank: the Commander in Chief; other General officers; Major Generals; Aides of the Commander in Chief; the Inspector General; Infantry; Artillery; Colonels; Majors; Captains; Lieutenants; Cadets; Sergeant-Majors; Quartermaster Sergeants; Sergeants; Corporals; Chief Musicians; Musicians; Etc.
June 5, 1798 Indiscreet Instructions from the President to the New Jersey Commander-in-Chief Alexander Hamilton Oliver Wolcott, Jr. Hamilton takes issue with the uncharacteristically indiscreet passage contained in a recent letter from President Adams to the New Jersey Commander in Chief. He argues that if high government officials breathe an irregular or violent spirit, it will do harm not only to the government but to the officials themselves.
December 4, 1794 Plea for peace Unknown Author Anthony Wayne Copy of a speech from an Indian chief stating, "I will tell all my warriors to lay down their hatchets, and not strike any more upon you, and I hope you will do the same with yours." Still, the chief warns about his people, "there may be some foolish young men, such as those that have no home, do mischief to you; for those I cannot answer."
April 28, 1799 Requests Information for the Commander-in-Chief James McHenry Alexander Hamilton Refers to authority of the commander-in-chief of the army, who has declined responsibility in its affairs. Requests information preparatory for when the commander enters action.
November 20, 1800 New Aides de Camp to the Commander in Chief James Wilkinson [not available] Captain Francis Huger of the 2nd Regiment of Artillerists & Engineers and Lieutenant William Boote of the 3rd Infantry Regiment have been appointed Aides de Camp to the Commander in Chief and are to be respected and obeyed accordingly.
July 16, 1797 Forwarded Packet from Commander-in-Chief Isaac Craig James McHenry Notification that Craig received a packet from the Commander-in-Chief via Presque Isle addressed to McHenry. Packet forwarded to War Department. Robert McCrea to deliver package.
April 29, 1799 Informing the Commander in Chief James McHenry Alexander Hamilton McHenry stresses the importance of keeping General Washington well informed so that when he does take command, he can do so with the knowledge he needs to be an effective commander.