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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....
August 15, 1791 Knox advises Jones to obtain a sea letter for passport Henry Knox John Coffin Jones Letter, advises re procuring sea letter.
November 11, 1791 Proclamation of the Treaty of Holston [not available] [not available] Washington's official Proclamation of the Treaty of Holston. Thomas Jefferson ratifies treaty By the President.
June 3, 1784 Indian Commissioner Appointment Charles Thomson [not available] Secretary of Congress, Charles Thomson, drafts a resolution that appoints and empowers Indian commissioners to act on behalf of the United States.
June 21, 1793 Keeping Up a War with the United States Samuel Fulton [not available] Fulton attests to the machinations of a number of men, including Governor O' Neal and Mr. Panton, encouraging the Creeks to keep up a war with the United States. The Indians themselves say that they can ravage citizens of the U.S. and still expect to treat with them and receive presents because the citizens are so good-natured.
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.
May 28, 1798 Instructions to the Commanders of Armed Vessels Given at Philadelphia from President of United States John Adams by Command James McHenry Secretary of War [not available] [not available] Initiation of the undeclared war with France [Quasi War]. Document heading denotes John Adams President of United States, signed by command, James McHenry Secretary of War. McHenry gives instructions to Commanders of armed vessels belonging to the United States given at Philadelphia. By Act of Congress that armed vessels are sailing under authority or pretense of authority of Republic of...
June 3, 1784 Boundaries of the United States and Indian lands Charles Thomson [not available] Congressional resolution, signed by Secretary Charles Thomson, pertaining to the boundaries of the United States and Indian lands.
May 2, 1789 Writings published in Fenno's Paper that critique President Washington D. Humphreys [not available] Document, describes rules to meet with President Washington.
March 18, 1786 A Plan for the General Arrangement of the Militia of the United States. Henry Knox Congress of the United States Letter, encloses plan for Militia. Discusses the nature of government and a republic, and how to convince citizens of the raising of a militia. Outlines Advanced Corps, Main Corps, and Reserved Corps, as well as responsibilities of staff. Discusses terms of service, pay, and provisions.
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.
1789 Proceedings before treaty with Creeks Henry Knox [not available] Document, proceedings before treaty with Creeks.
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.
June 11, 1793 Georgia Militia Not Discriminating between Creek Friends and Foes Henry Gaither Henry Knox Gaither reports that [contrary to guidance from Federal authorities] Georgia militia General Twiggs does not intend to discriminate between Creek friend and foe, with the exception of Cussetahs. Gaither surmises that this will do mischief to United States strategic intentions. Reports that many militia are in open rebellion against federal government since 1 November 1792, violating the [Treaty...
June 18, 1799 Report on a fleet headed to Ireland James McHenry Benjamin Stoddert Addresses a newspaper report that a fleet is in all probability headed to Ireland, and that the United States must take precautions to protect their own principal forts against any undesirable hostilities. States that it may be useful for the United States government to tell its citizens that it does not deem an invasion by a foreign power impossible.
August 5, 1790 Street discusses Indian affairs with Wadsworth Sam Street Mr. Wadsworth Letter, discusses frontier and pioneer life; discusses Indians.
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.
November 19, 1798 Inquiry as to Adams' Arrival at Philadelphia, for Knowledge of the Militia James McHenry John Adams Asks Adams to inform him when he will be arriving at Philadelphia, as the militiamen wish to turn out to welcome him.
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.
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...
July 3, 1796 Seeking Appointment as the Consul to the Colony of Santa Domingo Frederick Folger James McHenry Folger requests McHenry's recommendation that he be appointed the Consul of the South Colony of Santa Domingo.
October 28, 1791 House of Representatives' Response to the President's Message House of Representatives George Washington This is the response by the Speaker and the House of Representatives to President Washington's message of 10/25/1791. They express their satisfaction with the progress and welfare of the US and their concern about the disruption of the western frontier and promise to give due consideration to the President's recommendations.
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 27, 1796 Capturing of American vessels and citizens William Vans Murray James McHenry Murray expresses outrage that the French are capturing American ships and citizens trading with Great Britain, along with the "Jacobin faction" in the United States who he alleges support this action.