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June 17, 1794 American citizens in captivity in Algiers Edmund Randolph [not available] Secretary of State Randolph informs the rest of Washington's Cabinet that citizens in Boston and Norfolk have carried subscriptions for monies to be given for relief of the "Unhappy Citizens of the United States now in captivity in Algiers." Randolph states that the Executive Branch possesses no authority to appropriate private money to such objects, but that the citizens should do so themselves....
March 23, 1798 Expresses Concern about Indians, Citizens James McHenry Colonel Silas Dinsmoor Refers to correspondence from Lieut. Col. Butler regarding Coxe. Questions support from the government and the state of Tennessee. Questions whether these Indians should escape the measures taken by Butler. Anxious about frontier citizens. Expects arrival of commissioners in Knoxville.
November 24, 1789 Priorities of the President to Avoid War and to Protect Citizens Henry Knox Governor Edward Telfair Knox conveys the intentions of President Washington relative to war with the Creek nation. Washington hopes to avoid war yet seeks to protect U.S. citizens and has issued a proclamation prohibiting hostilities among the people of Georgia and the Creek. Warns punishment of Creek if they inflict problems on citizens. Encourages station of troops on Georgia frontier, and promises to recruit more...
February 6, 1796 Compensation for the Citizens of Sullivan County David Henley Henry Knox The meritorious citizens of Sullivan County have not received just compensation for their service in the military line in 1793.
March 31, 1794 Advertisement Promulgated to the Citizens of Kentucky Joseph Howell John Bradford Howell submits an advertisement to John Bradford, printer, to be promulgated to the citizens of Kentucky regarding the intentions of the Government to promptly reward them for their services.
May 28, 1799 Enlisting None But Native Citizens James McHenry Alexander Hamilton Hamilton reaffirms his commitment to enlisting none but native citizens or naturalized foreigners in to the Army. The criterion should be residence prior to the Revolution or the ability to present a certificate of naturalization.
February 2, 1790 Request for Assistance Col. Benjamin Wilson George Washington Representatives state citizens in frontier counties feel forgotten by governor; request assistance against Indian attacks.
May 25, 1799 None But Natives Ought to be Engaged Alexander Hamilton James McHenry Hamilton affirms his position that only native citizens or naturalized citizens ought to be enlisted, understanding that some recruiting officers may be tempted to contravene this policy once their district is depleted of native enlistees.
March 21, 1793 Citizens of Glynn County make criminal allegations against Creek Indians Citizens of Glynn County [not available] Collective statement given by citizens of Glynn County, Georgia that alleges various criminal conduct on the part of local Creek Indians.
June 30, 1786 Resolution of Congress Charles Thomson Executive State of Virginia Resolution to protect citizens of Virginia against Indian attacks. Orders to dispatch two companies of militia to assist the federal military north of the Ohio.
August 20, 1793 Regarding American Citizens in Affairs of Prizes Taken by Illegally Equipped French Privateers Henry Knox Samuel Huntington Referring to his contemporaneous letter concerning the return to their owners of ships captured by certain French privateers, Knox transmits Washington's order that any American or neutral citizens caught up in such affairs be referred to American courts, though no such incidents have yet occurred.
August 20, 1793 Prizes and Neutrality Henry Knox George Clinton Discusses the issue of prizes.
September 23, 1796 Recent Injuries from the Creek Indians Jared Irwin James McHenry Governor Irwin reports on the disquietude felt by his citizens in consequence of the recent injuries from the Creek Indians. Neither the punishment of those responsible for the murder of Indians nor the invitation to attend a treaty has allayed their thirst for predatory operations.
August 16, 1794 Regarding the Whiskey Rebellion Alexander Hamilton George Washington Secretary Hamilton tells the President that it appears probable that advantages will result from giving to the citizens information on the subject of the disturbances on the western frontier of Pennsylvania -- what later became known as the Whiskey Rebellion.
September 19, 1794 Hamilton Volunteers to Fight the Insurrection Alexander Hamilton George Washington Hamilton expresses his wish to join in the effort to combat the insurrection in western Pennsylvania. [Whiskey Rebellion]
October 1, 1795 Cherokee and Creek Attacks Daniel Smith Timothy Pickering Acts of hostility committed by Cherokee and Creek Nations against U.S. citizens became more flagrant after Gov. Blount's departure to Philadelphia. Detailed accounts of murders and retaliations. Notification that Smith ordered Gen. Sevier to "repel invaders"and defend citizens of the U.S. Smith learned that general and soldiers have not been paid and requests a review of his orders and actions...
August 26, 1790 Proclamation by the President regarding treaties made at Hopewell, on the Keowee River between United States and Choctaw and Chickasaw Nations of Indians George Washington [not available] Washington states that it is particularly necessary to warn the citizens of the United States against a violation of treaties made at Hopewell on Keowee River in 1786; and to "enforce an act to regulate trade and commerce with the Indian tribes." All officers and citizens will govern themselves according to the treaties and act aforesaid. Discussed land rights for citizens of North Carolina.
October 30, 1795 On the legality of citizens arming their vessels in time of peace Timothy Pickering William Rawle Reports from the port of Philadelphia indicate that some civilians are arming their vessels. Secretary Pickering asks lawyer William Rawle whether it is lawful for citizens of United States, in time of peace, to arm their vessels.
June 6, 1799 Rules & Regulations Respecting the Recruiting Service Abraham R. Ellery Commanding Officer on the Mississippi Explains the rules and regulations regarding the recruiting service with emphasis on those who are eligible for enlistment. Only citizens can be enlisted but persons not born in a specific State who lived in same before July 4, 1796 may be declared citizens for the purpose of enlistment. Anyone who has immigrated since that day must produce a certificate of naturalization from a magistrate or...
March 23, 1798 Expresses Concern about Zacharias Coxes and Citizens of Tennessee James McHenry John Sevier Encloses two letters on the subject of Zacharias Coxes. Hopes to explain measures taken to defeat this matter with Lieut. Col. Butler and Silas Dinsmore, with concern for the citizens of Tennessee.
July 5, 1798 Reassurance that Baltimore Defenses Are to Be Improved James McHenry Committee for the Building of Vessels to be Loaned to the Government by the City of Baltimore McHenry assures the committee that measures are being taken to prepare the fort at Whetstone Point for defending Baltimore; notes that "the aid of the citizens of Baltimore is expected" with these preparations. Mentions enclosed list of these measures [not included].
September 1, 1794 ENCLOSURE: On Enforcing Submission to Constitution Henry Lee Alexander Hamilton Discussed act of "misled citizens" and use of militia to suppress unruly residents of Virginia.
July 13, 1791 Full and Entire Pacification with the Creeks Henry Knox Governor Edward Telfair Knox stresses to Governor Telfair the importance of supporting the policy of the United States to continue the pacification of the Creek Indians and the other southern tribes. He reminds the Governor that three citizens of Georgia should be appointed to join three Creek chiefs in supervising the drawing of the new boundary lines.
June 6, 1799 General Orders: Strict Observance of These Regulations Alexander Hamilton [not available] Hamilton explains the requirements for the enlistment of recruits. He wants recruiting limited to citizens of the United States which would include properly certified naturalized citizens. Recruiters must adhere to regulations regarding the proper age of recruits and the admonition against enlisting recruitswho are in a state of intoxication.
December 20, 1797 Land Claim Dispute Thomas Pinckney House of Representatives Pinckney spoke on behalf of the Committee of the House of Rep. on the remonstrance and petition of the Legislature of the State of Tennessee. Committee found that relief was due citizens of Tennessee who were moved from their land that was granted in a treaty to the Indian Nation of Cherokees. Citizens were found to be owed compensation regardless of the secession of North Carolina.