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October 24, 1791 Knox copies minutes from Washington's speech Henry Knox [not available] Document, minutes for the President's speech; discusses impartial justice for Indians; mentions system for national militia.
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.
January 13, 1800 Power to Punish Offenders William S. Smith Alexander Hamilton Lt. Col. Smith sees no possibility of preserving order indispensable to military service unless he is given the power to punish offenders. Prompt punishment cannot be inflicted if every question must be submitted to a General Court Martial.
May 14, 1794 Illegal invasion of Spanish Florida by General Elijah Clarke Henry Knox George Mathews General Elijah Clarke has illegally formed a military corps, under the banner of the United States, to set upon an expedition against the Spanish Floridas, a nation whom are at peace with the United States. Governor George Mathews of Georgia has already issued a proclamation against the action, but Knox believes it may be necessary to punish the actors. President Washington wants Mathews to take...
June 20, 1800 Dividends for shares in the Bank of the United States James McHenry George Simpson Encloses to George Simpson, cashier at the Bank of the United States, his power of attorney. McHenry gives Simpson power as his attorney to receive any dividends due McHenry for his shares in the Bank of the United States and the funded debt of the United States.
1800 The Old Crew of the Ship U.S. James McHenry [not available] The author uses the metaphor of the United States as a foundering ship whose able officers have certainly earned their wages. One of these gentlemen is adept at proclamations so Judge Chase is urged to study his last composition for hidden and mystical meaning. The other gubernatorial chief cannot be too highly praised for his sagacity and profound skills in the laws of nations.
June 17, 1793 Let us punish them for you. Secretary Smith John Watts Smith urges Cherokee chief Watts to forego taking satisfaction against the white men who committed the base act against his people. The President can be relied upon to punish them instead.
February 26, 1798 Suit of Law Relative to the Debt of Captain Wylie Alexander Power Samuel Hodgdon Power solicits Hodgdon's advice regarding a law suit against him relative to the debt of Captain Thomas Wylie on the presumption that Power had received his commutation and land warrant in his role as administrator of his estate. The land warrant was made out for Power, as ordered by Hodgdon, because Wylie was indebted to the United States.
March 28, 1793 Punish Them in the Severest Manner William Blount General Robertson Governor Blount provides General Robertson with his orders regarding the military prevention of incursions into peaceful settlements by hostile Cherokees and Creeks.
August 7, 1790 Treaty at New York with the Creek Nation Henry Knox [not available] Treaty between the United States and Creek Nation. A clear boundary is established and the Creeks cede all land to the north and east of the boundary in exchange for an annual sum of $1,500 paid by the United States government to the Creek Nation. The Creeks agree to release all prisoners and the United States government permits the Creek Nation to punish any U.S. citizen who trespasses onto...
1792 Symbols on the American Medal Rufus Putnam [not available] The author explains to the Indians the symbols on the American medal.
February 20, 1800 Purchasing Wylie's Farm Alexander Power Samuel Hodgdon Power is sorry that Hodgdon is unfavorable respecting the commutation but he will continue his advocacy when he visits Philadelphia. If Hodgdon wants a title to Wylie's Farm, Power can get it done at a reasonable rate. The commutation due Captain Wylie will fully pay the United States for the things he bought from vendors.
July 9, 1792 Power of Attorney Silas Bristol [not available] Power of attorney in favor of Moses Martain for claiming all monies owed by the United States to Silas Bristol
March 21, 1793 Account of Thomas Hale Joseph Howell Richard Harrison Certification of service and settlement of pay for Thomas Hale, late sergeant in the 5th South Carolina Regt.
February 28, 1798 A Warrant for the Military Land Alexander Power Samuel Hodgdon A bill of sale is in the files for Captain Wylie. Hodgdon is asked to get a warrant for the military land made out to Alexander Power, the assignee of Thomas Wylie. The warrant is of no use to the United States or anyone else except Power because no transfer can be made by anybody but him.
February 26, 1798 Andrew Robertson v. Alexander Power Alexander Power Samuel Hodgdon Power solicits Hodgdon's advice regarding a law suit against him relative to the debt of Captain Thomas Wylie on the presumption that Power had received his commutation and land warrant in his role as administrator of his estate. The land warrant was made out for Power, as ordered by Hodgdon, because Wylie was indebted to the United States.
January 28, 1799 Transfer of Power from the President to the Treasurer Oliver Wolcott, Jr. James McHenry Wolcott maintains that the power of the President ought to be given to the Treasurer in his capacity as treasurer for the War Department, subject to the warrant of the Secretary of War.
April 28, 1792 Punish Hostile Indians with Extreme Severity Henry Knox General Israel Chapin Knox expresses to General Israel Chapin the wish of the President for an accord with the western Indians. However, if every effort is made by the United States to pacify the Indians and depredations on the frontier still continue, war will be inevitable.
June 28, 1798 Captain Chapin discusses Indian affairs with Secretary at War Israel Chapin Jr James McHenry Letter, mentions Bank of the United States; informs re unauthorised treaty with Indians; discusses White encroachment.
May 14, 1794 Suppressing the Expedition Against Spanish Dominions Henry Knox George Mathews There is evidence that a General Clarke and others are planning an expedtion against the dominions of Spain with whom the United States is at Peace. Governor Mathews is advised to take whatever measuires may be necessary to suppress such an expedition with the understanding that if the militia is called up, it will be at the expense of the United States.
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.
April 13, 1793 Letter from Bird King Cussetas King to Major Gaither on trouble caused by Halfway King Bird King Cussetas King Henry Gaither Bird King has heard that Halfway King is causing trouble. Says it is not wish of Creek nation be at war; it is only one town, the Halfway House King and obstinate mad persons who will not listen. Says he abides by talks from Major Seagrove. Expects matters to be settled when he arrives. Says it is a pity United States should suffer because of a party of bad people. Advises to guard against...
February 11, 1793 Indian Land Only Available to the United States Rufus Putnam Henry Knox Putnam assures Knox that neither he nor the Indians at the council at Vincennes ever considered that they had a right to sell their lands to any other power than the United States.
July 8, 1798 Extract of Letter, James McHenry to James Wilkinson James McHenry James Wilkinson Letter, discusses foreign affairs; discusses European powers on the frontier; directs information re French travelers; mentions Congress.
August 5, 1790 Street discusses Indian affairs with Wadsworth Sam Street Mr. Wadsworth Letter, discusses frontier and pioneer life; discusses Indians.