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Date Title Author Recipient Summary
April 13, 1795 Legal opinion regarding declaration of French minister that vessel belong to France William Rawle Timothy Pickering Presumably in reference to effects of Jay's Treaty. Refers to declaration of French minister that the vessel in question belonged to France. Filed a suggestion on behalf of United States removing judicial power as not amenable to ordinary process of law. Discusses proof of time property came into French possession.
September 11, 1792 Declaration of War by Cherokees William Blount Henry Knox Just received declaration of war against United States by the five lower towns of the Cherokees. Regiment of Knox County ordered into service for the defense of white settlements. Declaration of war was unexpected, Cherokees claimed violation of treaty of Holstein.
March 13, 1798 Circular to the Heads of the Departments on Bribe by France John Adams [not available] Adams requested advice on declaration of war against France due to bribe by Tallyrand.
July 13, 1798 Notification of Various Issues, Including Congress' Refusal to Declare War on France Benjamin Stoddert Captain John Barry Informs Barry of various matters -- including information about another ship, the health of his wife, and the closing of Congress without an official declaration of war against France.
October 9, 1792 Cherokee Declaration of War Henry Knox William Blount Received letter from Blount which contained proclamation of war on U.S. by the five lower Cherokee towns which is perplexing along with failed negotiations, violence, and leadership of the nations by J. Watts. Advised calling up militia and confining operations to defensive measures until Congress convenes. Requested Blount send an expedition to upper Creek towns to request that their banditti...
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.
November 25, 1798 Possible war declaration against France James McHenry [not available] Submits his views of the subjects for communication between the heads of departments and generals. Argues that France aims at "universal dominion" and that the vices of her government render war indispensable to her. Suggests that President Adams should recommend to Congress in his speech to immediately declare war against France, although open to another alternative from the President as long as...
1790 Notification of Cherokee Declaration of War & Estimate of the Situation Isaac Shelby Henry Knox Postscript on letter envelope, informs Knox of recent declaration of war by several Cherokee villages (on whom seems to be unclear). Against the possible threat of a roving force of three to five-hundred warriors, Shelby has dispatched a number of thirty-day volunteer rangers to protect an outlying settlement.
April 2, 1798 Negotiations of War and Peace James McHenry William Smith Refers to government. Possibility of declaration of war or of peace. Mentions Philadelphians who should be in Paris.
May 22, 1798 Instructions for the Prevention of Violation of Commerce and Self Defense James McHenry Captain Richard Dale McHenry enclosed instructions for dealing with privateer ships prior to Congress issuing declaration of war, or letters of marque and reprisal.
February 2, 1799 Speaks of International Affairs, US Relations with Europe and Turkey William Smith James McHenry Writes of responsibilities of government while in war. Expresses concerns about US vessels sailing about the European seas. Mentions Turkey's declaration of war.
January 24, 1798 Questions on State of the Nation and Its Foreign Affairs with European nations James McHenry George Washington The President has directed the Secretaries of State, War, and the Treasury, and the Attorney General to consider the state of the nation and its foreign relations, particularly with France, in addition to England, Spain, Holland, and others. McHenry lists a number of important questions respecting foreign affairs that should be addressed. If envoys extraordinary are refused audience, what will...
August 19, 1797 Numerous Villains at New Brunswick Timothy Pickering James McHenry Pickering expresses his contempt for the Spanish don and all the other villains with which he must contend in New Brunswick.
January 16, 1784 Accounting Matters Samuel Hodgdon Robert Morris Discusses accounts, balances, receipts, and quarterly settlements.
December 6, 1792 Declaration of Disbursements for the War Department, 1790-1791 Oliver Wolcott, Jr. Alexander Hamilton Statements of disbursement by the Department of War during 1790 and 1791 are transmitted. Included are the Accounts of Henry Knox and Joseph Howell.
September 5, 1798 Condition of the Packed Clothing, Etc. Samuel Hodgdon John Henry Hodgdon is surpised at Henry's comment on the condition of the clothing which was packed carefully and sent on board the Sloop "Patience," whose captain guaranteed safe delivery.
August 11, 1797 Progress of Negotiations William Vans Murray James McHenry Letter, discusses treaty negotiations with France.
February 19, 1800 Declaration in favor of Gedion and Mary De Lesdernier Unknown Author [not available] Certified residency of Gedion and Mary De Lesdernier in the U.S., citing fits of insanity as prohibiting travel to defend their status as refugees from Nova Scotia to Congress.
October 10, 1789 Henry Lee discusses politics Henry Lee Henry Knox Letter, discusses First Congress.
March 14, 1798 Regarding the Release of Correspondence With U.S. Ministers in France to Congress, & a Declaration of War with France James McHenry John Adams The Secretary at War responds to questions asked by the President. This letter discusses disclosing to Congress the official correspondence with U.S. ministers in France. McHenry discusses the pros and cons of such an action, as well as those of the suggestion that Adams declare war.
October 9, 1792 Support of Militia Against Cherokee War Henry Knox George Washington Received notification of declaration of war against U.S. by Cherokee Nation. Know consulted with the Sec. of Treasury and Sec. of State who unanimously agree that Gov. Blount should be afforded the "most ample powers" to draw for the militia for defensive protection of state. Noted all offensive measures will be reserved for Congressional approval.
June 15, 1800 [Extract from General Hamilton's orders - giving the legal Construction to the Contract and ordering issues of provisions be be 5 days fresh and 2 salt] Capt. R. Whiley [not available] Hamilton declared request by contractors to issue fresh or salt meat to troops at their discretion unfounded and stated contractual obligation to issue fresh meat 5 days per week.
April 24, 1798 Amount Owed Ensign Smith Edward Wright William Smith This is a declaration of the amount of $125 owed Ensign Smith by the United States and certified by him and Edward Wright, the deputy paymaster.
May 19, 1799 Concerning Seeking Out Officers for the Provisional Army James McHenry George Washington Suggests that to have solicited men to offer themselves to fill offices in the Provisional Army, the United States would sent a message to Europe that a potential war with France was unpopular, forcing the government to pursue extraordinary means to fill positions. Suggests that such an invitation may have brought in officers with "adverse political principles." This is why, instead, McHenry has...
June 15, 1799 Fresh Meat Five Days in Every Week Abraham R. Ellery [not available] (General Orders) Despite contrary pretentions by some contractors, fresh meat is to be provided to the troops five days of every week.