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Date Title Author Recipient Summary
June 16, 1795 Attorney General responds to legal inquiry made by Secretary at War William Bradford Henry Knox Document, discusses state claims on Indian lands; discusses State rights and Federal government; informs re Constitutional powers; discusses Congress; discusses United States Constitution.
May 11, 1791 Indian Relations Henry Knox George Clinton Indian relations and peace keeping efforts.
February 28, 1792 Just Compensation for Revolutionary War Veterans Officers of the Massachusetts Line Alexander Hamilton (Circular Letter from the Officers of the Massachusetts Line of the Late Army.) A committee appointed by the Officers of the Massachusetts Line of the Continental Army are writing Hamilton to request that just compensation be provided the officers and men who served during the Revolutionary War.
February 28, 1792 Petition to Congress from the officers of the Massachusetts Line Officers of the Massachusetts Line Congress of the United States Letter, committee of select officers of the Massachusetts Line petition Congress for compensation due to Revolutionary War veterans. Petition is signed by Heath, Brooks, Jackson, Eustis, Edwards, and Crocker.
June 29, 1788 On Necessity of Using Funds Currently at Hand, & Ratification News from NH, VA, and NY Henry Knox Jeremiah Wadsworth Comments on the funds Wadsworth currently has and is expected to obtain in the near future (amounting to $4000). Mentions a draw upon Wadsworth for clothing for the men at Springfield. Rejoices over New Hampshire's adoption of the Constitution, believes (given James Madison's reports) that Virginia must soon follow. Opines on the likelihood of New York's adoption of the same.
December 5, 1792 European affairs of state P. Brett Henry Knox London correspondent describes French victories in Europe. Also describes the government response to Republican movements in London. Mentions reform in House of Commons.
October 31, 1799 Deployment of Forces and Erection of Fortifications Alexander Hamilton James Wilkinson Hamilton expresses in detail his recommendations regarding the deployment of forces and the erection of fortifications. He believes strongly that the soldiery should be used for this purpose whenever practicable.
August 3, 1784 Resolution for establishing boundary lines with Indians Charles Thomson [not available] A congressional resolution, signed by Secretary Charles Thomson, establishing and empowering Indian commissioners.
April 2, 1791 Dealing with Discrepancies in Treaties Signed with the Creeks and Cherokees Henry Knox Ralph Izard Knox thanks Izard for communicating General Pinckney's observations regarding the boundary between the Creeks and the Cherokees. Knox states that from Pinckney's observations it would seem that the treaty gave the Creeks a right to lands which were clearly in the possession of the Cherokees, and that the boundary between the two Indian tribes was clearly established and known. However, the...