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Date Title Author Recipient Summary
October 24, 1791 Knox copies minutes from Washington's speech Henry Knox [not available] Document, minutes for the President's speech; discusses impartial justice for Indians; mentions system for national militia.
September 19, 1794 Opposers of the Government Isaac Craig John Nevill The opposers of the government are mostly ignorant and deluded men who have been led astray by a set of designing men that have taken shelter under the amnesty offered by the commissioners and will escape punishment.
January 5, 1798 Concerning domestic opposition in the United States James McHenry Robert Craig Discusses the domestic situation in the U.S., where he says the opposition has been viciously opposing the government and possibly inciting insurrection or a foreign invasion.
October 29, 1787 Report from French Creek Jonathan Heart Henry Knox Heart gives his report on the events occurring in the vicinity of French Creek with particular emphasis on the activities of the local tribes who are anxious to continue trading with Americans.
February 3, 1788 Proceedings of the Massachusetts Convention to Consider the New Constitution Benjamin Lincoln George Washington Lincoln reports on the proceedings of the Massachusetts convention that is charged with adopting or rejecting the new Constitution. Though several of the Shays insurgents are delegates, Lincoln is optimistic that the Constitution will be approved by the convention.
April 18, 1793 Maintenance of Superfluous Pack-Horses Alexander Hamilton Henry Knox Hamilton questions the expenditure for 450 pack-horses when there are a considerable number of such horses that survived the St. Clair campaign and are available for use. The maintenance of a superflous number of packhorses should be considered a waste of public money.
February 2, 1798 Goods & Presents to Certain Indian Tribes Samuel Hodgdon Isaac Craig Letter, advises re shipment of Indian presents; advises re money for commanding officers.
April 13, 1799 Opposition Between the Military & Civil Authorities in Detroit James McHenry Alexander Hamilton McHenry encloses a copy of a letter from Lieutenant Colonel David Strong which should have accompanied papers sent earlier regarding the opposition between the civil and military authorities in Detroit.
June 7, 1790 Guidance on how to direct vengeance on the Indian perpetrators of mischief on Ohio River Henry Knox Arthur St. Clair Notes that depredations committed by some Indians on the Ohio River has caused considerable alarm. Notes that the perpetrators are like the same who have committed past mischief. Has consulted with General Harmar on how to extirpate the band of murderers. Has given outlines for an expedition. President Washington is aware of the difficulties. Emphasizes that vengeance should be directed against...
January 26, 1790 On the Wyandots, Major Doughty's peace mission, and attack by Indians within twelve miles of Danville, at Carpenter's Station Arthur St. Clair Henry Knox Expresses confidence in friendly disposition of Wyandots; their influence over other tribes is considerable. Discusses Major Doughty's peace mission to the southern Indians, the establishment of a post at Mussel Shoals, the attitude of the Choctaws and Chickasaws to this event, the number of men required to man this post. Will soon be leaving for Kaskaskia. Reports on attack by Indians within...
November 12, 1792 House Response to the Annual Message Speaker of the House of Representatives George Washington The Speaker of the House explains the response of the House of Representatives to the President's annual message.
July 2, 1794 Wilmington opposition to fortification Pierre Charles L' Enfant Henry Knox Letter from Major L'Enfant to Secretary of Knox, regarding the motives of the opposition made by the inhabitants of Wilmington respecting the emplacement L'Enfant has designated to fortify upon.
March 24, 1799 Recruiting in Virginia Henry Lee Alexander Hamilton Lee discusses the prospects for recruiting in Virginia which is hindered by the considerable opposition to the general government within the state.
October 11, 1798 Concerning electoral politics William Matthews James McHenry Writes on the political climate and electoral atmosphere from a Federalist perspective, concerning partisanship and opposition.
August 26, 1790 Jefferson offers his opinion to Knox regarding the Treaty of Hopewell Thomas Jefferson Henry Knox Letter, describes Treaty of Hopewell; describes rights of preemption and occupation.
May 28, 1797 Recommendation of ambassador for French mission James McHenry Timothy Pickering Discusses mission to France, recommending Pinckney as ambassador. Discusses possible opposition in the House of Representatives.
November 22, 1794 Statement by the U.S. Senate United States Senate George Washington Statement from the Senate to the Executive branch, regarding the Whiskey Rebellion. Applaud the "lenient and persuasive measures" enacted by Washington, along with the "enlightened patriotism and animating zeal" of the citizens who resisted the rebellion, "in opposition to anarchy and insurrection."
August 24, 1799 Alarm at the Conduct of the Indians Isaac Craig Samuel Hodgdon Craig discusses his returns and notes his awareness of the fever in Philadelphia. Colonel Hamtramck is on his way to Pittsburgh and will stay through the winter. He has been informed by Governor St. Clair that the inhabitants of the northwestern territory are much alarmed by the recent conduct of the Indian tribes. Two men were recently killed on their way from Kentucky, perhaps by Indians...
May 26, 1799 Growing opposition to the Federalist Party Theodore Sedgwick James McHenry Sedgwick expresses concern of the growing opposition to the Federalist Party, spurred in part by the regular pay of officers in the Provisional Army before they performed any actual services.
January 5, 1800 Comments on President Adams and the Jeffersonian Opposition Alexander Hamilton Rufus King Among other items of interest, General Hamilton decries the spirit of faction that, especially in Virginia, is more violent than ever. The leaders there possess all powers of the local government and seem determined to possess those of the National as well, according to Hamilton. Hamilton is referring to the Jeffersonian opposition to Federalist policy. Also bemoans the "Perverseness and...
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.
May 18, 1799 Illegal Speculation in Indians Lands, Etc. Alexander Hamilton James McHenry Among a number of matters, McHenry indicts those who have speculated illegally in lands belonging to Indians and then had the audacity to complain to the government when those unlawful actions resulted in acts of hostility by the tribes.
July 12, 1792 Separating Certain Tribes from Those at War Winthrop Sargent Henry Knox Sargent believes that a number of tribes located about the Lakes and the Illinois might be separated from those at war if properly approached. The Indians fear Mayet so he should be attached to the cause of the United States or else the rascal will decidedly oppose it. Sargent has petitioned Hamilton for compensation but has received no response.
May 9, 1798 Refers to Opposition among Troops and Officers for Factory Goods Edward Price Henry Gaither Includes extracts of letters to the Secretary of War regarding cooperation of factory officers. Reports opposition of officers to troops purchasing out of the US factory.
December 17, 1798 Nomination Withdrawn Due to Opposition in the Senate James McHenry William Smith McHenry discusses Smith's provisional appointment as Adjutant General which had to be withdrawn because of opposition in the Senate. He will be given command of one of the regiments instead.