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September 5, 1797 Removal to the Country Until It Is Subsided Powell Dytscott Samuel Hodgdon Because of the agony and anquish caused by the fever, it is foolish to risk valuable men and therefore indipensably necessary to remove them to the country until it subsides.
February 27, 1800 Movement of the Corps to the Low Country, Etc. James Wilkinson Alexander Hamilton Wilkinson observes that should the Corps be needed in the Low Country, they should decamp from Pittsburgh and descend the Ohio anterior to the recession of the vernal floods because the voyage may be difficult during the summer months.
January 23, 1799 A Fair and Disinterested Candidate Samuel Mackay Alexander Hamilton MacKay laments the absense of his name from the lists of military appointments, probably due to his birth in a foreign country. He wants Hamilton to know that he is still available for service.
May 4, 1798 Protecting Our Country Against Invaders Unknown Author James McHenry The author assures McHenry that his utmost exertions will be extended to supporting and protecting the country against any invader that dares to attack.
November 11, 1792 Send Mr. Park to the Western Country Mr. Park Samuel Hodgdon If Hodgdon has any business in the western country, Park wishes to be sent because he feels riding would be of service to him. He would not be gone more than three weeks and Major Butler would take care of matters at Carlisle in his absence. The accounts have been sent on because the people at Carlisle are growing weary about their money.
April 3, 1794 Explanation of Supplies and Orders for Western Country James O'Hara Anthony Wayne Explains stores and supplies for Western Territory. Encloses estimates for the War Department. Requests update on events in Indian country. Refers to hospital supply order.
October 16, 1799 Plan to Redistribute Regiments in Western Country and South James McHenry Alexander Hamilton Replies to Hamilton's letter, as per President's instructions. Refers to plan to detail four regiments. Weighs out reduction of fortifications and the redistribution of troops with a reserve force. Outlines duties of army commandant. Seeks information about posts and forces in the Western Country. Works for the least expense. Refers to troops in the South.
June 9, 1797 McHenry to Wilkinson Concerning Situation in Indian/Spanish Country James McHenry James Wilkinson James McHenry writes General James Wilkinson on sending an officer to investigate an affair concerning the possible demolition of U.S. forts in Indian country and the claims of Spanish subjects to land in the region. Instructions outlined. Asks Wilkinson to report on situation, and to recommend the reinforcements and posture he sees necessary.
April 24, 1793 Prohibit Incursions into Indian Country Henry Knox Arthur St. Clair Knox emphasizes that during the treaty talks at lower Sandusky, hostile incursions by white citizens into Indian country should be strictly prohibited so as not to impede the peace process.
August 28, 1797 Delivery of Marquees and Tent Poles John Stagg John Harris Stagg requests that Harris deliver four marquees with tentpoles for the use of the war office since they will be removing to the country.
February 1, 1793 Trials of Offenders Against Treaties William Blount Henry Knox Blount agonizes over the two narrowly averted invasions of Cherokee towns and proposes that a tribunal be created with jurisdiction over trials of offenders agains treaties.
November 25, 1796 Confronting Intruders on Indian Land, Etc. James McHenry Richard Sparks Sparks is directed to assume whatever position on the frontier, or in Indian Country, that he and Mr. Henley feel is best calculated to cover the most exposed and greatest scope of Indian Country. He is to erect the necessary works for the security of his men and place the post in such a position as to be defended in case of attack. As to intruders on Indian land, Sparks will treat them in the...
October 31, 1791 Manifestation of Your Zeal George Washington Senate of the United States Washington thanks the Senate for their kind words in response to his message of 10/25/1791 and assures them that his efforts on behalf of his country will continue unabated. He congratulates them for their contributions to the welfare and progress of the United States.
July 22, 1799 Injurious Acts of the Disaffected Part of the Country John Adlum Alexander Hamilton Adlum claims that dividing his force would cause it to appear small in the eyes of people he calls "the disaffected part of the Country." He accuses these "Democrats" of interfering with recruiting and encouraging deserters. He believes that many of them would even join the French if they invaded the United States.
June 24, 1798 My Husband Wishes to Enter into the Service of His Country Sarah Beates Samuel Hodgdon Mrs. Beates has been told that noone has more weight with the War Department than Hodgdon. Mr. Beates will soon be visiting him so that he will see that her husband is not undeserving of Hodgdon's attention. He wants to enter into the service of his country and she believes that he is deserving of whatever opportunities that are available.
November 20, 1799 Conducting Indians to & from Their Country Abner Prior William Simmons Prior wrote to Capt. Mills with whom he left his instructions from General Knox to conduct the Indians from Philadelphia and deliver presents to the families of those who died in that city. Included is a certificate for the agent and Superintendent of Indian Affairs who conducted the Indians from Vincennes to the seat of government.
June 13, 1787 Mrs. Howell health; counterfeit trial Joseph Howell Caleb Swan Mrs. Howell is getting better. Physician wants her moved to country. Recommended air of Long Island. Trial for counterfeiter draws near.
April 18, 1789 William Davis solicits an appointment from Knox William Davis Henry Knox Letter, asks for government appointment.
July 9, 1794 Request for Expenses Henry Knox David Henley Expenses in the Southwestern Territory and expeditions to Cherokee Country requested for accounting.
March 14, 1791 Acceptance of Appointment as Quartermaster General Samuel Hodgdon Henry Knox Hodgdon is honored that he has been appointed by the President [Washington], with the advice and consent of the Senate, as Quartermaster of the troops in the service of the United States. His inclination to serve his country and the flattering manner in which this appointment was made induce him to accept the appointment with the wish that he will discharge his duties with honor to himself and...
November 19, 1800 Preserving Our Happy Country, Etc. Peter Hagner Samuel Hodgdon Since the unfortunate affair of the fire, Hagner has been much engaged in arranging and removing the papers of his office. So much can be said about politics that to begin might lead him into difficulty. He prays to God that whatever happens will have the effect of preserving their happy country.
April 24, 1798 Very Few in the Country Who Favor the French David Denny James McHenry In addition to recommending Washington Carmichael for a lieutenancy in the Army, Denny assures McHenry that very few in the countryside have regard for the French during the ongoing controversy [Quasi-War].
October 10, 1798 Payment of Militia David Henley William Simmons Militia pay suspended due to travels to Indian country. Pay must be authorized by Sec. of War. Henley requested Simmons converse with Sec. of War to authorize dispersal of pay.
November 30, 1798 Subscription to the "Country Porcupine," Etc. John Wilkins, Jr. Samuel Hodgdon With the permission of the Secretary of War, Wilkins plans to travel to Philadelphia where he hopes to meet with Hodgdon and thank him for the many favors he has provided. He also will purchase the Quartermaster's stores he requires for the ensuing season. He wants to subscribe to the "Country Porcupine" and have it sent to Captain Pasteur at Cincinnati.
April 22, 1791 The Western Country Will Swarm, Etc. Joseph Howell Josiah Harmar Howell reports on a number of accounting matters dealing with arrearages, bounties, and the shortage of gold. The recruiting effort seems successful in a number of states and levies are so plentiful that soon the Western Country will swarm with them. He has also purchased ten lottery tickets for Harmar.