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Date Title Author Recipient Summary
July 2, 1788 News of Virginia's Constitutional Ratification Henry Knox Jeremiah Wadsworth Knox rejoices at news of Virginia's ratification of the Constitution by a narrow margin. Comments on the speed of the news and the post; reminds Wadsworth that Knox is depending totally upon him to make the arrangements to send money [where is unclear].
March 24, 1787 Thoughts on the Constitutional Convention & Shay's Rebellion Henry Knox Jeremiah Wadsworth Knox relates to Wadsworth some of his thoughts about the upcoming [constitutional] convention and the recent insurgency [Shays Rebellion] in Massachusetts.
May 31, 1788 Election Results in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Benjamin Lincoln George Washington Lincoln comments on the elections in Massachusetts and believes that the federalists will be victorious to the benefit of Massachusetts, the United States, and the world.
September 25, 1798 Recommendation of Hamilton to be the Senior Major General George Washington John Adams Washington extols Hamilton's many virtues as he recommends him to be the senior Major General in the Provisional Army.
December 31, 1788 Jackson Seeks the Secretaryship of the New Senate William Jackson Benjamin Lincoln Jackson asks for Lincoln's support in his quest for the position of secretary of the senate in the new government, which he sees as opening the door to a practice in the federal courts.
May 31, 1790 Olney Announces the Ratification of the Constitution in Rhode Island Jeremiah Olney Henry Knox Colonel Olney announces the ratification of the U.S. Constitution in Rhode Island to Knox.
January 3, 1789 Knox writes to Swan Henry Knox James Swan Letter, accepts appointment; discussses ratification of Constitution.
February 20, 1795 Possible Choices for Frigate Names Joshua Humphreys Henry Knox List of preferred names for U.S. frigates.
June 9, 1788 Settlement of accounts; the anti federalists; Mr. Pierce's health Joseph Howell A.W. Dunscomb Discusses accounts related to Virginia. Settlement was made with its citizens, but no returns sent to Commissioners of Treasury. Notes that the anti-Federalists have a large majority in convention. Mentions Mr. Pierce's poor health; notes that his consumption was caused by "that cursed business" in Virginia. Pierce has retired from all business.
July 26, 1789 Protection of Frontier Unknown Author [not available] Kentucky militia capable of offering assistance to frontier settlements from Indian attacks, federal troops not sufficient to offer help.
October 31, 1794 No Disgraceful Insults or Injuries to the Inhabitants George Washington Alexander Hamilton Along with a discussion of events in Europe, especially relative to the war between Britain and France, Washington discusses some recent political matters and urges that the citizens of western Pennsylvania be treated with respect by the Army. [Whiskey Rebellion]
April 27, 1791 Treating with the Six Nations George Clinton Henry Knox Clinton discusses the State governments, treating with the Indians, and the state of Indian politics.
February 17, 1788 Regarding Proof of Cannon Claim in Expense Account; Ratification of Constitution in Massachusetts Jeremiah Olney Henry Knox Letter, discusses proof of claim for cannon; mentions adoption of the Constitution in Massachusetts.
February 28, 1792 Compensation for Losses Sustained During the War Officers of the Massachusetts Line Alexander Hamilton In a Circular Letter, the Officers of the Massachusetts Line argue that they and their soldiers should be compensated for the losses they incurred during the war for independence.
April 22, 1787 On the Education & Future of Nathanael Greene's Son Henry Knox Jeremiah Wadsworth Knox extracts a letter received from the Marquis relating to the education of Mrs. Greene's son, possibly the son of the late General Nathanael Greene (likely to be George Washington Greene, the older of Greene's 2 sons). Supposes that the boy should be educated in France before finishing at an American college. Comments on the travels of fellow officers, and the death of one. In a post script...
June 22, 1790 Jackson provides further election information to Knox Henry Jackson Henry Knox Letter, discusses election of Federal representatives.
March 14, 1797 Fourteen Questions Regarding Relations with the French Government John Adams James McHenry President Adams asks fourteen questions regarding American diplomacy vis a vis the French. On what basis should relations be continued and what concessions should the U.S. make in order to prevent French interdiction of American commerce? Should demands be made for reparations? Etc.
July 21, 1795 Pickering discusses public opinion with Knox Timothy Pickering Henry Knox Letter, discusses public opinion re treaty with Great Britain.
August 3, 1793 Quarrels with Genet, Etc. Rufus King [not available] Senator King states his objections to the actions of Citizen Genet who he believed was endangering US neutrality with regard to France's war with Spain and Britain.
August 1, 1794 Deposition on the Whiskey Rebellion Francis Mentges Unknown Recipient Francis Metges makes an oath that he arrived at Pittsburgh on July 22 and continued there until the 25th. On the 17th of July, several groups of armed men made repeated attacks upon the house of General John Neville, Inspector of the Revenue, for his enforcing the unpopular excise tax on the western Pennsylvania frontier. His house, barn, and stables were burnt down by the said assailants. This...
February 15, 1790 Peck solicits appointment from Knox William Peck Henry Knox Letter, asks for appointment in Revenue department; mentions Constitution.
September 24, 1789 Regarding Society of Cincinnati and Federalist Matters Jeremiah Olney Henry Knox Letter, mentions the Society of the Cincinnati; recommends Federalist merchant.
February 21, 1790 Jackson recommends Moses Hayes to Knox Henry Jackson Henry Knox Letter, recommends Hays for Collectorship.
May 31, 1787 Washington describes events at the Continental Congress George Washington Henry Knox Washington sends greetings to Knox and inquires of the health of his daughter Lucy. He describes that he has been elected chair during the session of the Continental Congress.
May 31, 1790 Sherburne solicits an appointment from Knox Henry Sherburne Henry Knox Letter, advises re ratification of Constitution by Rhode Island; asks for recommendation to Office of Collector.