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February 12, 1799 Vocabulary & Grammar of the Chippewa Language for Dr. Barton [not available] Samuel Hodgdon Dr. Brown laments that he hasn't heard from Hodgdon and talks of having the best vocabulary & language of the Chippewa Indians on Earth. Due to hard service in the dismal swamp, his health has suffered.
January 17, 1793 Knox writes to Mrs. Ferguson on entitlements Henry Knox Mrs. Ferguson Letter, Knox speaks to Mrs. Ferguson regarding her entitlements.
June 17, 1794 Fortifications in Alexandria John Vermonnet Henry Knox Letter to the Secretary of War, respecting fortifications. The author has visited Jones' Point, for which he has dressed a plan of defense, of which he shall send Knox a draught upon his return from Annapolis. In the meantime, Colonel Fitzgerald will be collecting the materials. The author has also taken means for establishing a cross way through a marsh, which will enable the carrying of...
September 14, 1794 Fortifications of Baltimore Samuel Dodge Henry Knox Informs the Secretary of War that the lower work of the fortification at Baltimore is complete. Mentions that "it is almost impossible to get laborers."
July 12, 1794 Discussion of Ongoing Construction of Fortifications at New London Jebez Huntington Samuel Huntington Discusses work on the fortifications of New London, including blockhouses, earthworks, and a magazine. Explains that most of the appropriated funds were spent on blockhouses.
March 29, 1794 Circular letter regarding fortifications Henry Knox Unknown Recipient Circular letter to the persons employed to obtain labor, implements, and materials for the fortifications.
April 13, 1794 Fortifications of Baltimore John Jacob Rivardi Henry Knox The Secretary of War communicates his plans for the fortifications of Baltimore.
July 22, 1791 Jackson makes recommendation for appointment to Knox Henry Jackson Henry Knox Letter, discusses maps of Eastern Massachusetts; recommends candidate for Post Master General.
April 3, 1794 Fortifications at Baltimore, Alexandria and Norfolk Henry Knox John Jacob Rivardi Instructions from the Secretary of War to temporary engineer, John Jacob Ulrich Rivardi, for the purposes of fortifying the ports of Baltimore, Alexandria, and Norfolk.
December 10, 1797 I am anxious to have my accounts finally adjusted. William Preston William Simmons Preston is hesitant to resign from the service while large amounts are still charged against him. He has been unable to obtain from Kentucky the papers necessary to close his account . He is concerned because drummer Joseph Southwell has not received his pay.
April 11, 1794 Fortifications in North Carolina Henry Knox Nicholas Martinan Instructions to Nicholas Francis Martinon, acting as temporary engineer in the service of the United States, regarding the fortifications at Wilmington and Ocracoke, North Carolina.
April 3, 1794 Fortifications at Philadelphia and Delaware Henry Knox Pierre Charles L' Enfant Henry Knox informs noted French architect Peter Charles L'Enfant that he has been appointed temporary engineer for the purposes of fortifying the ports of Philadelphia and Wilmington, Delaware.
February 11, 1794 Knox submits estimate of cost for seaport security measures to Fitzsimmons Henry Knox Thomas Fitzsimmons Letter, discusses estimate of the cost of securing seaports; letter and enclosure.
October 2, 1794 Fortifications in North Carolina Joshua Potts Henry Knox Letter from Joshua Potts, agent for procuring materials, on the fortifications off the coast of North Carolina, and various details regarding labor and contracts.
July 7, 1794 Fortifications in South Carolina Daniel De Saussure Henry Knox Letter to the Secretary of War regarding fortifications at Fort Darrell, Fort Johnston, and Sullivan's Island, South Carolina. De Saussure discusses the materials and expenditures needed, along with the labor, which includes "a great number of negroes."
May 27, 1798 Commends General Henry Jackson; Discusses Position of Neutrality Henry Knox Oliver Wolcott, Jr. Knox commends General Jackson as the appropriate agent for building the frigate "Constitution". He is a capable man, knowledgeable of men and things, and of perfect integrity. His services to the United States and his attachment to the government entitle him to expect a continuance of his naval appointment. Devotion to the independence of the nation requires action against French influence and a...
April 11, 1794 Letter from the Secretary of War regarding Perrault's duties as temporary engineer Henry Knox Paul H. Perrault Instructions from Knox to Paul Hyacinthe Perrault regarding duties as temporary engineer for fortifications assigned to Charleston, South Carolina.
May 12, 1794 Fortifications in Alexandria and Annapolis Henry Knox John Vermonnet Knox offers John Vermonnet the opportunity to direct the works and building of fortifications at Alexandria and Annapolis. Alexandria will command the engineer's immediate attention, along the Potomac River. As engineer in the service of the War Department, Vermonnet is to deliver to the Governor of Virginia copies of all his plans. He is also to make a weekly report to the War Department of his...
April 4, 1792 Speech to the Indians Henry Knox [not available] Captain Alexander Trueman delivers this speech, written by the Secretary at War, to the Chiefs and Warriors of the Western Indians.
March 23, 1792 Peace Between the United States and All Natives George Washington Chiefs and Warriors of the Five Nations President Washington' s speech to the chiefs of the Five Nations in which he assures them of his desire for friendship with all Indian nations.
July 23, 1788 Reports Activities of Indians, Attacks, Treaty Efforts around Fort Harmar Josiah Harmar Charles Thomson Encloses congressional dispatches to the people of Kentucky. Treaty will be deferred. Will provide a subaltern sergeant corporal and several privates to guard provisions and to build a council room for the "savages" at the request of the governor. Reports attack by Ottowas and Chippeways, killing two and wounding two others. Two Indians were killed and six taken prisoner, now under heavy irons in...
May 6, 1799 Review of Situation & Accounting for Construction of Fort McHenry; Need for Additional Funds Robert Gilmor James McHenry Expresses the Baltimoreans' concern that insufficient money to finish the fortifications at Fort McHenry will leave the harbor defenseless. After affirming Baltimore's vital state as a port, Gilmer re-states the issue of the fort thus far, concluding with the point that Major Tousard estimated a cost of almost $31,000, while only $20,000 was allotted by the federal government. Notes that the...
April 10, 1790 Orders Relative to the Protection of Frontier Inhabitants Henry Knox Henry Burbeck Knox gives Captain Burbeck detailed orders relative to his mission to Georgia to protect the frontier inhabitants of that state. He urges particular care in Burbeck's relations with the state government of Georgia and with the neighboring Spanish garrison.
August 22, 1797 Their Situation is Deplorable, Etc. John Sevier James McHenry Sevier reports that the Commissioners will soon finish the boundary line. However, a number or respectable inhabitants have the misfortune of being left within the Indian claim and many of them have been peaceably settled on their plantations for a considerable length of time. They had the just right to expect from the laws of North Carolina that they would never be molested. He feels their...
April 1792 Colonel Pickering address to the Senekas and their Chief mourning the death of Farmer's Brother's Son Timothy Pickering [not available] In this speech, Pickering expresses grief over the death of Farmer's Brother's Son. He says he knew the charming boy and Farmer's Brother took him everywhere. Pickering turns to Farmer's Brother and says that he mourns his loss of an only son. Pickering goes on to describe the power of the great spirit. Closes by asking to let these considerations comfort his heart and assuage his grief; and that...