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Date Title Author Recipient Summary
April 17, 1800 Embargo on the exportation of gunpowder and firearms James McHenry Uriah Tracy Tells Senator Tracy that he believes it to be unnecessary to discontinue the embargo on the exportation of gun powder and firearms. Suggests, however, that they place a limit on the duration of the embargo.
April 2, 1794 Resolve of Congress during Embargo House of Representatives [not available] Resolve to continue embargo on vessels outbound for foreign countries.
May 9, 1794 Shipping Information Relative to Embargo Henry Knox Henry Lee Shipping fleets in St. Domingo, and along east coast uphold embargo.
April 3, 1797 Questions Proclamation, Treaty, and Embargo John Henry James McHenry Requests information about proclamation. Questions need for embargo as well as petty details of the treaty.
March 26, 1794 Embargo Henry Knox Henry Lee Letter from Secretary of War, Henry Knox, which instructs the Governor of Virginia that Congress has just passed an embrago on all ships entering from foreign ports for the next thirty days. Knox hopes that the Governor will enforce this embargo fully and promptly.
March 26, 1794 Knox transmits orders for embargo to Governor of North Carolina Henry Knox Richard Dobbs Spaight Letter, directs embargo on outbound vessels; mentions militia.
March 26, 1794 Letter from the Secretary at War to the Governor of Rhode Island Henry Knox Arthur Fenner Letter, directs embargo on outbound vessels; mentions militia.
August 28, 1798 Notification of and Comments on French Raising of Embargo on American Ships Joseph Fenwick Timothy Pickering Forwards the U.S. Consul-General at Paris' letter informing of the French Directory's decision to raise the embargo on American ships. Comments on how this will affect American ships now detained in French ports, and other ships bound for France.
April 18, 1794 Embargo upon vessels bound to foreign ports Henry Knox Samuel Huntington President Washington has directed Secretary Knox to inform Governor Samuel Huntington of Connecticut of the continuance of an embargo upon vessels bound for any foreign port. Requests cooperation of militia.
August 21, 1798 Notification of French Intent to Lift Embargo on American Ships Fulwar Skipwith Joseph Fenwick The Consul-General at Paris (Skipwith) informs the consul to Bordeaux (Fenwick) that the French Directory has decided to lift the embargo on American shipping.
April 18, 1794 Letter from the Secretary at War to the Governor of Rhode Island regarding embargo Henry Knox Arthur Fenner Letter, discusses continuance of embargo on outbound vessels; mentions militia.
May 27, 1794 Funds for Express Hire Respecting the Embargo Joseph Howell Jaquelin Ambler The Treasurer is directed to remit to Edward Carrington, Supervisor for Virginia, funds for the express hire respecting the embargo and additional funds for an advance made by Virginia to the contractors supplying the Volunteer Militia of Manangalia.
April 12, 1797 Possible Embargo of French Products Alexander Anderson Samuel Hodgdon Anderson is at loss relative to the purchase of French wheat because he does not know whether the differences with France will result in a serious breach between that country and the United States. He solicits Hodgdon's opinion as to whether he thinks Congress will impose an embargo on products from France.
March 4, 1796 Expenses of Lieutenant Colonel Willis Willson William Simmons James McHenry Simmons certifies that $48.54 is due Willis Willson, Lieutenant Colonel of Militia, being the expenses of a detachment of Virginia militia detaining a Brig commanded by Captain Maney who tried to go to sea in violation of a Congressional embargo.
June 5, 1794 Payment to contractor for supply of militia Monongalia District Jaquelin Ambler Henry Knox Ambler received $283.65 for express hire respecting embargo and $500 advanced to contractor for supplying militia of Monongalia District.
April 18, 1794 Continuance of embargo upon vessels bound to foreign ports or places Henry Knox Arnoldus Vanderhorst Policy of exchange on vessels bound for foreign nations still in effect. Requests Vanderhorst will comply with the president's wishes as stated in previous letter regarding the use of the militia.
June 5, 1794 Payment to contractor for supply of militia Monongalia District [not available] Henry Knox Ambler received $180.65 for express hire respecting the embargo and $500 to the contractor for supplying volunteer militia of Monongalia District.
August 20, 1798 Letter from James McHenry to William Loughton Smith on developments with France James McHenry William Loughton Smith On Talleyrand's defense of the XYZ Affair, the course that will probably be pursued by the U.S. government, and the embargo. McHenry also weighs in on public opinion and the influence on elections, insisting that anti-Federalists are in the minority and that American opinion is nearly unanimous in opposing France.
September 10, 1794 Illegal shipment to West Indies Isaac Holmes Alexander Hamilton Informs Secretary Hamilton that the American schooner "Hawke" cleared Charleston port on May 16 for the port of St. Mary's during the period of the embargo, but instead of proceeding to her place of destination, she altered her voyage and illegally proceeded to a foreign port in the West Indies. Discusses the trial.
April 1797 Defense Against French Depredations James McHenry Unknown Recipient Discusses the likely need to hold a session of Congress to pass resolutions relating to the defense of trade and the coast against French depredations.
March 31, 1794 Request for a passport [not available] Unknown Recipient Cabinet meeting concludes that a passport ought to be granted to the petitioners.
April 1797 Negotiations with France James McHenry Unknown Recipient Letter, discusses process of negotiations between US and France.
October 13, 1798 Forwarding of Correspondence and News from France & Berlin Timothy Pickering John Adams Pickering forwards correspondence from France, namely reports of the Directory's raising of the embargo on American shipping and the departure of General Pinckney for America. Remarks that the wife of Lafayette has been imprisoned in France. Also notes that he has received letters from John Quincy Adams at Berlin, currently renewing a treaty with Prussia, and encloses a private letter for the...
May 27, 1794 Funds for the Volunteer Militia of Manangalia District Joseph Howell Edward Carrington The Treasurer is directed fo remit to Carrington funds to be transmitted to the Treasurer of Virginia for express hire respecting the embargo and for supplying the Volunteer Militia of Manangalia district.
November 3, 1796 Accepting the position of Consul in Saint-Domingue Frederick Folger James McHenry Folger expresses thanks to McHenry for mentioning him to Pickering as a qualified individual to fill the position of Consul in Saint-Domingue, which he is currently waiting to accept.