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Date Title Author Recipient Summary
April 24, 1793 Protection of Frontier Henry Knox Henry Lee Protection of frontier from every danger impractical, therefore Executive will assess situations presented and distribute troops accordingly. Proposed treaty with Indians from north of the Ohio discussed.
[not available] [Address of the General Assembly of Virginia] General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Virginia John Adams Address to the President concerning Virginian support of war against Indians who had attacked the western frontiers.
July 16, 1799 Reports Lack of Clothing in Store; Recommends Mr. Billington to Inspect Clothing at Busk Hill Samuel Hodgdon James McHenry Reports that it is most likely that not much clothing remains in store nor is expected soon. Suitable stores cannot be procured at New Castle. Reports danger of contagious ague and fever in the city. Perhaps clothing could be inspected at Mr. Billington's house, who is capable and has the space for such an activity. He will be amply compensated.
August 13, 1794 Anthony Wayne's Declaration to the Indian Nations Anthony Wayne Nations of Indians Northwest of the Ohio This is General Wayne's declaration to the Delawares, Shawnees, Miamis, Wyandots, and all other Nations of Indians northwest of the Ohio in which he offers the friendly hand of peace and promises to preserve them and their helpless women and children from the danger of famine.
June 10, 1793 Letter from Knox to Governor Telfair on Federal Government response to Indian tensions in Georgia and President Washington's strategic outlook in light of this matter Henry Knox Governor Edward Telfair Knox acknowledges receipt of letter received and submitted to President of United States. If the state of Georgia has been invaded or is in immediate danger, measures taken by Governor would be considered indispensable. Knox asks Telfair to be the judge of degree and duration of danger. Relates that President of United States General Washington is confident that Telfair will stand down the troops...
May 15, 1787 We Are For Peace Speaker of the Seneca Tribes Unknown Recipient A spokesman for the Seneca tribes expresses his desire for peace which requires the Headmen of both the Indians and Whites to control the hostile actions of their young men.
January 31, 1792 Satisfying the Demands of the Southern Indians Henry Knox William Blount Knox tells Goverenor Blount that it is important to satisfy the demands of the southern Indians so that they might be convinced to join in the operations against the northern Indians. The demands include establishing the boundaries guaranteed by treaty, higher compensation for ceded lands, higher annuities, etc.
June 18, 1792 Dangers of Desertion, Etc. Bezaleel Howe Joseph Howell Two of Morris's recruits, Dodge and Davis, have deserted. Howe warned Morris of the danger of desertion and the loss of premiums but Morris pressed hard so Howe paid them a bounty of $2 each. Howe stresses that he wants everything he is entitled to in the settlement of his account. He has found recruiting oppressive during the current season.
December 21, 1798 Shipment of Stores Stranded on the Ohio Isaac Craig Samuel Hodgdon Major Craig informs Samuel Hodgdon that sudden cold weather has likely stranded a shipment of stores on the Ohio.
July 22, 1789 Biddle seeks recommendation from Knox to Washington Clement Biddle Henry Knox Letter, mentions health of child; asks for recommendation to President.
1797 On the nation's resistance to a large military establishment James McHenry [not available] Requests the attention of the President and Congress to be directed to - what he considers - much-needed improvements in the military. Notes that this is difficult due to the country's resistance to maintaining a large military establishment. Insists that the military needs more organization and discipline, and scolds those who are opposed to an enlarged military. Compares it to a shepherd...
August 25, 1786 Report on the Petition of Absalom Baird John Pierce Unknown Recipient Report on the petition of Absalom Baird by the Commissioner of Army Accounts
September 28, 1787 On general measures to preserve the peace between the states Arthur St. Clair Benjamin Franklin Governor Clinton is well disposed to concur in any general measure that may preserve peace of the two states, but perceives no danger from most of the persons mentioned in papers, particularly Ar. Moodrey. General Irwin and Mr. Bingham are going to Philadelphia and they can provide more information. As to Jenkins and Franklin, suggests that they be apprehended.
September 16, 1799 The President is much divested of his prejudices against me... Lewis Tousard Alexander Hamilton States that "In general the fortifications of the New England States are in the most shabby condition," that they have been incorrectly constructed by unqualified personnel and that the mounted guns are altogether inadequate. Also states: "I may tell you, dear sir, that as long as an Inspector of Artillery is not appointed and charged alone with that department--a great deal of money will be...
April 30, 1793 Lee asks Knox about the safety of international travel Henry Lee Henry Knox Letter, discusses his plan to depart for France.
November 15, 1800 Bill of Lading for Military Stores Shipped from Richmond to Philadelphia Samuel Hodgdon James Miller Hodgdon certifies removal of public property done under his direction and instructions with approbation of Secretary of War
April 11, 1799 Martial Law at Detroit James McHenry Alexander Hamilton McHenry discusses the imposition of martial law in Detroit which has resulted in complaints from Detroit's inhabitants. The President argues that martial law is necessary to prevent the sale of liquor to soldiers and General Wilkinson maintains that martial law has been in effect since 1785.
October 1, 1798 Sickness is Imperious & Obliged Us to Submit to Its Ravages Timothy Banger Samuel Hodgdon Banger laments the effects of the fever on his body and the fact that iillness has rendered him useless in carrying out his business.
December 24, 1792 Policy and procedures for keeping and rendering public accounts with Indian Department Alexander Hamilton Henry Knox Secretary of Treasury Alexander Hamilton prescribes forms, policies and procedures for keeping and rendering public accounts related to the Indian Department. Hamilton requests strict observance by the particular superintendents of the several departments. There is no quarter in which there is greater danger of abuse; proportional care and exactness are called for.
June 13, 1794 Suspension of Presque Isle is Temporary Thomas Mifflin General William Irvine Governor Mifflin discusses the President's suspension of the establishment of the town at Presque Isle and, in response to the dissatisfaction of frontier inhabitants, assures Irvine that the suspension is only temporary.
December 16, 1791 Troops Must Move Immediately Henry Knox Isaac Craig Troops must move to Fort Washington immediately. If ice inhibits their decent of the Ohio River by boat, they must march. Orders materials to be procured for building a block house and picketed fort near Pittsburgh. Craig's experience as artillerist makes him best candidate to oversee construction as engineer.
January 16, 1799 United States & British Trade Agreements Concerning St. Domingo [Haiti] Rufus King [not available] Relates that the British have determined to send a Colonel Maitland, the man who struck their existing agreement with Toussaint L'Overture of St. Domingo [Haiti], to America. There he will be able to express its details to the U.S. government at Philadelphia, so an arrangement between the U.S. and Great Britain concerning Haiti may be fully worked out. Addresses trade, via U.S. shipping,...
April 26, 1799 Rules for rank and promotion Alexander Hamilton James McHenry Discusses rules for rank and promotion.
June 14, 1793 Travel Safety Isaac Craig Henry Knox Remarks on traveling by river or by road to Wheeling. Safety of each mode of transportation discussed.
December 28, 1796 Death of General Wayne, Dangerous Navigation Isaac Craig Samuel Hodgdon Major Craig informs Samuel Hodgdon of the death of General Anthony Wayne. Craig also acknowledges the receipt of funds. Describes the danger of navigation on the river, with some boats being damaged or wrecked.