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December 21, 1789 Tracy solicits a Customs appointment from Knox John Tracy Henry Knox Letter, asks for Customs appointment; mentions loss of Knox's son.
June 12, 1798 Recommending Major Winslow Henry Knox James McHenry Knox is touting Major Winslow as an excellent candidate for an officer position, recommending him first as a major of cavalry. Knox lists Winslow's qualities which confirm his gentleman status and his fitness as an officer.
June 20, 1797 Captain Chapin discusses Indian affairs with Secretary at War Israel Chapin Jr James McHenry Letter, mentions annuity goods; informs re Indian treaty request to sell land.
November 12, 1792 Enlightened Solicitude for Public Order George Washington House of Representatives The President expresses his gratitude to the House of Represenatives for their gracious response to his annual message;
October 9, 1789 Jackson advises that in the President's absence MacPherson may consult Knox W. Jackson John MacPherson Letter, advises forwarding President's communications to Knox.
May 18, 1799 Smart Dress is Essential for Military Pride Alexander Hamilton James McHenry Hamilton explains the reasons why smart dress is essential for a faithfully zealous and well regulated army. He assures McHenry that, unlike the situation during the Revolution, the government is fully capable of outfitting its military in the appropriate manner.
August 31, 1793 Deposition of James Aikens describing threats by inabitants of Georgia against Federal Indians agents their employ James Aiken [not available] James Aiken, working for James Seagrove, Creek Indian Agent, describes traveling with goods and baggage of Seagrove along with a free negro named Frederick Chaves. In Washington County Georgia, Aiken and Chaves were confronted by inhabitants and threatened with death because of their service under Seagrove. A Reverend Hutchinson intervened and saved the men's lives. Aiken notes that the people...
November 16, 1796 Finding My Brother Dead, Etc. Elias Langham Samuel Hodgdon Among other matters, Langham notes that on his way to the western country at Cumberland he found a cache of public stores. They had been lodged there by return wagons from General Morgan's camp on the Monongahela and were in bad order. The stores were not ruined so he sent a wagon to retrieve them. Finding his brother, who went to Kentucky on business for him, dead, Langham realizes that he had...
July 12, 1792 If Pacific Overtures Should Fail Henry Knox Isaac Shelby Knox informs Shelby that the United States intends to negotiate with the Indians for a treaty of peace and requests that Shelby issue orders to prevent the Kentucky Militia from raiding the Indian country, but if peace fails he informs Shelby that the President expects the Kentucky Militia to aid the U.S. Army in any campaign.
April 13, 1793 Purchasing of Rations; Need for Cessation of Movement During Negotiations, for Safety of Negotiators Henry Knox Anthony Wayne Rations should be purchased from Contractors near posts so that the prices will be reasonable. It is vital that no offensive actions or incursions into Indian territory be made while the treaty is being negotiated because if such actions were taken, the Indians would probably kill the Commissioners. If, however, the treaty negotiations fail, every preparation for the campaign should have been...
June 29, 1792 Deployment of Troops to Prevent Indian Incursions Anthony Wayne Henry Knox Wayne discusses the deployment of some of his forces in order to prevent Indian incursions. Nothing of importance has occurred except the arrival of Gen. Wilkinson's wife and family and the presentation to Wayne of an Indian scalp taken by a detachment of the Pa. Rifle Corps.
July 19, 1792 Letter to Captain Putnam One of the Wea Men Rufus Putnam The speaker calls Captain Putnam a companion, which signifies a stronger relationship than even that of a brother. The speaker admits his fears that the women and children of his tribe will die if they remain, and wishes for the Indians to be taken to the O. post [?]. Chiefs who are well-spoken will congregate there, and the speaker wishes for Putnam to travel there as well. Putnam responds...
April 12, 1789 Federalist Politics Henry Jackson Henry Knox Letter, describes John Adams tour.
February 7, 1800 Unlawful Charges by Doctor James McHenry William Simmons The last letter from Simmons instructed Dr. Brown what vouchers were necessary for submitting for reimbursement. Discussed Dr. Brown's request for compensation for services rendered sick Indians in the Western Country and a charge for attending the Indians at the Treaty at Greenville. His charges are above those permitted by law, therefore he needs the approval of the Sec. of War. Elaborated on...
January 23, 1790 Doctor Eustis discusses invalid pensions with Knox William Eustis Henry Knox Letter, asks for advice re Invalid pensions.
August 16, 1798 Disposal of Privateers' Booty in Massachusetts James McHenry [not available] The President has ordered that privateers' prizes brought to Massachusetts should be returned to their original masters or to the consul of the country from which they were captured.
September 3, 1790 Knox expresses his continued regard for the professional abilities of Harmar Henry Knox Josiah Harmar Letter, Knox assures Harmar that the Secretary at War has retained faith in the General's abilities.
November 16, 1792 Reason Given for Ordering Inordinate Amounts of Supplies Anthony Wayne Henry Knox Wayne explains in detail his reasons for ordering large quantities of supplies well in advance of his needs. Despite misgivings, he will countermand his orders in deference to the wishes of the Secretaries of War and Treasury.
March 1, 1784 Virginia: Cession of Western Land Claims. General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Virginia [not available] Virginia Cession of Western Land Claims in the Ohio Territory based on Act of Congress which recommended to the several states having claims to waste and unappropriated lands in the Western Country a liberal cession to the United States of a portion of respective claims for the common benefit of the Union.
July 30, 1798 Forwarding of Resolutions by Cincinnati Militia to Contribute to National Defense Arthur St. Clair John Adams Arthur St. Clair forward the resolves of a troop of militia horsemen at Cincinnati [included] to place themselves at the disposal of the national defense. St. Clair speaks highly of the virtues of the people of the region, saying they are grateful for the protection they have received and look forward to joining the country as a fully-privileged state.
November 24, 1794 Expedition Against the Insurgents in the Western Country, Etc. Matthias Slough Samuel Hodgdon Among other matters, Slough assures Hodgdon that he has onlty charged the commons commission for his disbursements so he hopes a more liberal allowance will be provided.
December 7, 1793 Opinions on Relations with France and Great Britain Thomas Jefferson [not available] The members of the Cabinet and the Attorney General provide their opinion on a number of matters including Genet's letter questioning the right of requiring the address of Consular commissions, the capture of an American schooner by a British privateer, and the applications of Mr. Genet on behalf of some refugees from St. Domingo who are taking refuge in American ports.
October 1, 1801 Contract for Rations [not available] [not available] Contract for supply of rations in Tennessee and along the Mississippi by Charles Wilkins of Woodford County, Kentucky.
December 21, 1796 President's Reply to Concerns of the Choctaw Delegation of December 16 James McHenry Chiefs of the Chickasaw Nation James McHenry responds on behalf of the president, saying that he does not know if the boundaries described by the Choctaw chief are the same ones decided upon in the Treaty of Hopewell, but that he will consider them; that he will always endeavor to keep whites off the Indians' land, but that the garrisons in Choctaw country will still be manned, to achieve this enforcement; that U.S. trading...
June 7, 1798 Qualifications of Capt. Samuel Nicholson & Capt. John Foster Williams Oliver Wolcott, Jr. Benjamin Lincoln Wolcott addresses the qualifications of Samuel Nicholson and John Foster Williams for command during the critical state of the country.