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Date Title Author Recipient Summary
February 15, 1798 Recommendations for Informal War with France, & Consideration of the Rest of Europe James McHenry John Adams Contains McHenry's observations concerning a potential war with France. He says that the people of the U.S. are quite averse to war; if present negotiations fail, he recommends an informal war, which will arouse less ire among the people and still leave "a door open for negotiation." Includes specific recommendations to Congress for such a state of informal war, such as commissioning new sloops...
August 26, 1799 Enclosing a model for the new Bavarian field pieces Count Rumford James McHenry Informs McHenry that as he has been employed in Bavaria, Germany to work on the construction of artillery, he has taken pains to improve field pieces. In addition, the battalion guns constructed under his direction in the arsenal at Munich have been approved by several distinguished officers in Germany Encloses memoirs of a model of one of the new Bavarian field pieces - with its carriage and...
January 16, 1797 Rights of Indians James McHenry Dwight Foster Indians and Indian warfare; describes 1706 treaty with Chickasaws; United States responsibility to Indians; mentions White encroachment.
May 8, 1792 Report on St. Clair's Expedition House of Representatives Unknown Recipient Report from the House of Representatives on Arthur St. Clair's expedition. Discusses training and discipline of recruits; desertions of militia; retreat of St. Clair's force; Indians and Indian warfare; recruiting service.
December 1, 1792 Letters of Major General St.Clair to Secretary of War John Stagg Henry Knox These are true extracts of the original letters of Major General St. Clair written to Henry Knox regarding the late Quartermaster General on file in the War Department of the United States as of December 1st, 1792. Conveys concerns and problems with Samuel Hodgdon.
April 10, 1790 Instructions to Captain Henry Burbeck Henry Knox Henry Burbeck As Burbeck has equipped a company according to previous orders, Knox now gives him further instructions. He is to proceed to Savannah, Georgia. If the Creek Indians are invading or about to invade, he should offer to assist the state militia to fight the Creek. If, on the other hand, there is no threat of invasion, the company should proceed to the St. Mary's River and erect a fort. The primary...
November 23, 1790 Expedition to Omee River Josiah Harmar Henry Knox Letter, describes expedition to Omee River; describes lay of land along river; discusses frontier abbreviations for Indian names.
May 17, 1790 [Mr. Gamelin's Journal: Memorandum of sundry speeches held by Anthony Gamelin to the chiefs of the Ouabache (Wabash) and Miami nations] Antoine Gamelin [not available] Recounts Gamelin's travels to various Indian villages with a speech offering peace to the Indian Nations. Promises of peace, no more stealing. Discussed contracting a peace between the Kickapoo and Chiefs of the Falls and peace with white people to be held at Post Vincennes. Details on the relationship between the Miami and Kickapoo tribes.
August 24, 1792 Wayne's Campaign Strategy Anthony Wayne Henry Knox Wayne explains in detail his strategy for the campaign against the Indians who he insists are being aided, behind the scenes, by the British. He argues against a Fall campaign because his troops are not adequately trained or supplied and the Indians are strongest in the Fall and weakest in the Spring.
January 14, 1794 Release of Prisoners Anthony Wayne Indians Northwest of Ohio River Speech of Captain Big Tree: His Nephews were too proud last summer but came to their senses and lowered the asking price regarding the release of prisoners.
[not available] Memorial on State of Refugee Benjamin Thompson James McHenry Official document describing history of Thompson, a refugee from Canada and originally born in Boston, who supported and promoted the American cause in Canada during the American Revolution. Seeks relief as he is currently destitute.
March 13, 1791 State of the Creek Nation James Casey Henry Knox Comprehensive treatment of every aspect of the culture and lives of the Creek Nation of Indians in 1790-1791. Includes transcript of a journal. 132 page document.
May 2, 1791 A Report on Travels Through the Creek Country, 1791 Caleb Swan [not available] Document, report describes the Creek country, people, culture, and government. Refers to horse theft and trials.