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Date Title Author Recipient Summary
May 14, 1794 Suppressing the Expedition Against Spanish Dominions Henry Knox George Mathews There is evidence that a General Clarke and others are planning an expedtion against the dominions of Spain with whom the United States is at Peace. Governor Mathews is advised to take whatever measuires may be necessary to suppress such an expedition with the understanding that if the militia is called up, it will be at the expense of the United States.
April 7, 1795 Regarding deviations from frigate design Timothy Pickering David Stodder Pickering receiving reports that person sent from Philadelphia to render assistance has been rendered uneasy in his situation. Refers to the application of timbers. Pickering outlines policy regarding deviation of frigate design, namely that proposals for changes must be formally submitted to the War Office for consideration.
June 5, 1795 Improvements to Frigate Design. Joshua Humphreys Timothy Pickering Recounted the process of making molds and improvements to the design of frigates being built at the navy yard in Baltimore. Thought that J. Fox did not follow directions for improvements relayed details of ship construction.
July 11, 1799 Complaint Against the Chickasaw Chiefs of the Shawnees Arthur St. Clair The Chiefs of the Shawnee complain to St. Clair about the behavior of the Chickasaw. They claim that the Chickasaw are breaking the peace and troubling the Shawnee chiefs, women, and children. They ask St. Clair to defend them and stop any possible mischief.
April 14, 1795 Regarding deviations from frigate design, transom, live oak Timothy Pickering Forman Cheesman Letter from Secretary of War Pickering, discusses alternations in frigate design at New York. Discusses requisiton of live oak intended for the wing transom. Discusses whether it is fit for this purpose.
May 18, 1795 Improvements to Ship Design Timothy Pickering David Stodder Notification that Pickering has asked all builders to submit new ideas for improvements to frigate design. Noted Mr. Humphreys possible protests to the changes, Pickering mentioned that he would remind Humphreys of his place and that Stodder was the owner of the navy yard and master builder. Requested Stodder's ideas for improvements.
April 7, 1795 Regarding deviations from frigate design and settling disputes within the Navy Yard Timothy Pickering Captain Thomas Truxtun Captains of the frigates, acting as superintendents, are to ensure that Naval Constructors build the frigates according to the specifications. Any deviations to design must be reported to the Secretary of War. Pickering goes on to outline the authority of the superintendent in settling any disputes that threaten the good order and discipline of the ship yard.
June 13, 1791 Brandt Endeavors to Make Peace, Etc. Henry Knox Timothy Pickering Knox reports on Joseph Brandt's peace mission to the Western Indians which appears to be supported by the British. It seems that the Six Nations will remain neutral and may even provide warrors for the campaign. The Cornplanter remains a close ally.
October 19, 1795 Discussion of Amendments to Frigate Design Joshua Humphreys Josiah Fox Letter, discusses alterations in Frigate design.
March 26, 1796 Reports Stock, Tools Joseph Perkin Samuel Hodgdon Reports that they are doing as well as can be expected. Believes to have a full stock within 8 or 9 months, if he can send the locks as requested. They have had peace since Mr. Miles left. Reports prices for Indian corn. Requests an inventory of his tools because they are wearing out quickly and it will be difficult to ascertain their value. Intends to send a new gun design that may benefit the...
May 11, 1791 Treating with the Six Nations Henry Knox George Clinton Knox discusses treating with the Six Nations and State government and laws respecting Indian affairs. He alludes to the planned embassy to the Western Indians.
April 18, 1793 We All Wish for Peace John Watts William Blount Even though Noon-day was a good man, Watts does not want his murder by whites to interfere with the prospects for peace between the Cherokees and the United States.
June 9, 1791 Preparations for the Coming Campaign Henry Knox Arthur St. Clair Knox reports on the preparations for the imminent campaign against the western Indians, including the deployment of troops, the availability of supplies, and the peace mission of Joseph Brandt.
May 11, 1791 Indian Relations Henry Knox George Clinton Indian relations and peace keeping efforts.
September 14, 1796 Letter from the War Office to the Secretary of the Treasury regarding frigate constructed by James Hackett [not available] Oliver Wolcott, Jr. Cites a letter addressed to Josiah Fox regarding construction of frigate by James Hackett, constructor at Portsmouth New Hampshire. Design based on sketch "A, " same design as communicated by Secretary of State
September 19, 1790 [COPY] Notification to British of Peaceful Intentions Arthur St. Clair Major Murray St. Clair, having been commanded to do so by President Washington, notified Major Murray that the expedition west was to handle hostile Indians and the United States held only a peaceful disposition toward Great Britain and all her possessions. Design is to humble and chastise some of the savage tribes, whose depredations have become intolerable, and whose cruelties have become an outrage.
April 11, 1793 Creeks Never at Peace with Cumberland John Watts William Blount Watts, of the Cherokee Nation, affirms his credibility in warning of the warlike intentions of the Creek Nation against the Cumberland settlements.
June 13, 1792 Depredations by Bowles' White Wretches James Seagrove Governor Quesada Seagrove advises Gov. Quesada that any depredations by the Creek Indians against the Spanish were probably instigated by white associates of William Bowles. Seagrove assures Quesada that he will transmit to him any information that might be useful to the Spanish government.
November 9, 1793 Prevention of French Aggression Against Spain Henry Knox Isaac Shelby Aggression by French towards landholdings of Spanish along Mississippi discussed, U.S. peace with Spain authorized the use of military force to prevent French action.
November 4, 1794 Peace with the Wyandots Anthony Wayne Wyandot Chief Major General Anthony Wayne delivers speech to the Wyandots, who have pleaded for peace. Wayne states, "I hope and trust that your eyes are now opened." Urges that a "permanent and lasting peace" may be established upon establishing a just boundary.
November 2, 1795 Preservation of Peace William Blount Timothy Pickering Extract - notification that peace exists b/w Indian tribes and U.S., but is best preserved through strong military presence in frontier posts.
July 27, 1793 Speech from the Confederate Indians at Miami Rapids General Council of Indians Commissioners Speech of the Confederate Indians at the Miami Rapids to the U.S. Commissioners of Indian Affairs, where they ask if the United States government will honor the boundary set forth in the Treaty of Fort Stanwick, the Ohio River.
January 21, 1795 Agreement to Meet in Greenville to Discuss Peace Anthony Wayne [not available] Article: Confirmation of cease in hostilities between the Sachums and War Chiefs and the United States, attendance to meeting in Greenville to discuss peace and finalize peace treaty.
August 13, 1796 Peace on Frontier James McHenry John Sever Views of Sevier in line with those proposed by Congress and the President for seeking peace among the frontier inhabitants. Mentions militia.
June 10, 1795 Pursuit of Peace by Indians John Foster Williams Anthony Wayne Williams advised Wayne that the emergency at hand should not have been ignored and caused the Indians to assume mischief. Letter from Wayne received and explained to the Council as best as possible by Williams for understanding of United States desire for peace. Indians enthusiastically pursue peace and have sent "bad people" from town.