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Date Title Author Recipient Summary
March 6, 1791 Alarm on the Frontier Isaac Craig Henry Knox Major Craig warms of hostile Indians marauding in the region surrounding Fort Pitt. In one incident, three men and one woman were killed by Indians who called to them in English.
December 23, 1791 Protection Henry Knox Isaac Craig Capt. Cushing's troops ordered to remain at Fort Pitt to protect citizens who voiced fears to Governor of Pennsylvania. Reiterates need for immediate construction of picketed block house. Denied travel request.
August 21, 1797 Alarmed at the Reports of the Fever in the City, Etc. Alexander Anderson Samuel Hodgdon Anderson has examined the coach mentioned in the letter and finds it to be deficient. He is alarmed at the reports of the fever in the city and hopes that family and friends are all well.
October 2, 1800 Fear of an Accident Respecting the Post Notes Joseph Williams Samuel Hodgdon Williams is alarmed that he has yet to receive the two thousand dollars in post notes and fears there may have been an accident.
June 28, 1797 Letter to Secretary at War Felix D. St. Hilaire James McHenry In this letter St. Hilaire asks McHenry not to be alarmed. Also, St. Hilaire says that he wants to visit McHenry but cannot because the French Consul is in his company. St. Hilaire mentions a trunk and some maps.
August 4, 1791 Evil Shoes, Etc. Samuel Hodgdon William Knox Shoes are exceedingly wanted. Those already furnished are evil in the extreme. In your last invoice you identified 190 bayonets but only ninety have been found. The one thousand needles that did come forward were omitted altogether. Be careful!
January 31, 1790 Knox solicits Lincoln's opinion of his militia plan Henry Knox Benjamin Lincoln Knox solicits General Lincoln's opinion of his plan for the establishment of a national militia.
May 7, 1800 Appointments James McHenry John Adams Letter from the Secretary of War to the President of the United States concerning appointments. Post script note from President regarding the content of the letter.
June 12, 1799 Medicine & Hospital Stores Not Yet Arrived at Niagara John Jacob Rivardi Samuel Hodgdon Rivardi laments that the medicine and hospital stores have yet to arrive at Niagara. He is especially alarmed because he heard from a boatman from Schenectady that the articles had left that place. He has requested the Accountant to make up the note drawn in favor of Dr. Brown.
March 9, 1799 My Men Really Want Their Suits Ferdinand L. Claiborne Samuel Hodgdon Claiborne is alarmed that his men have not received their suits. His men are recruits who do not have the advantage attending old soldiers who have several years clothing on hand.
July 2, 1793 He Hurt My Feelings! Isaac Craig Samuel Hodgdon The Quartermaster General is complaining that his requisitions for supplies of stores are not being attended to. Craig encloses a copy of the QMG's letter to the Secretary of War and laments that several expressions in the letter exceedingly hurt his feelings since he has not neglected to execute every part of his order with promptitude.
1793 Speech from U.S. envoy to Indians at Venango [not available] [not available] Speech, discusses Indians and war.
February 6, 1792 Letter from the Reverend Samuel Kirkland to Secretary of War Henry Knox on Indian Council at Buffaloe; smallpox outbreak on Genesee River Reverend Samuel Kirkland Henry Knox Letter, discusses private Indian council, which Kirkland would have attended but for the exclusion of whites. To have pushed the matter would have excited jealousies. Speaks highly of Good Peter as a source of information and aid. Will report on results of council as soon as information comes available. Farmer's Brother has anxiety of mind and wished to absent self from Council at Buffaloe....
March 14, 1794 Depreciation Due Warner's Regiment Joseph Howell Richard Harrison It appears that the State of Vermont has settled with the officers of Colonel Warner's regiment on principles exceedingly injurious to their interests. Howell does not approve of the measure.
1794 British fort at Sandusky [not available] [not available] General Israel Chapin informs Knox that the British have begun to erect a fort at Sandusky. The British are much alarmed at the garrisoning of Presqu' Isle, and endeavor to persuade the Indians that the property at that place was fraudulently purchased.
August 24, 1792 Accounts and the strain of the job Isaac Craig Samuel Hodgdon Account balances, bills and vouchers to be paid and discussed. Mr. Reed is unhappy with his pay. Craig laments that his duty is exceedingly heavy. Prays for an end to the war. Asks if Mr. Reed may receive pay raise.
May 14, 1798 Recommendation of John McRea John Fitzgerald Unknown Recipient Fitzgerald comments on the application of John McRea to enter the Naval Service on board one of the ships fitted out as a convoy for merchant ships. He views McRea as a young gentleman with an exceedingly good education, talents, and character with laudable pride and zeal for the honor and dignity of his country. He knows navigation in theory and has practiced on voyages to Europe and the West...
June 26, 1790 Breck recommends John Irving to Knox Samuel Breck Henry Knox Letter, recommends John Irving for federal appointment.
October 13, 1791 May the Expedition Succeed in All Its Parts Henry Knox Arthur St. Clair Knox gives St. Clair information regarding the movements of the troops of Captains Haskell and Cushing and prays for the success of the expedition.
April 24, 1797 Land Sale in Georgia Harmed Indian Relations Benjamin Hawkins James McHenry Indian nations alarmed at the sale of land in Georgia and feared settlers will steal their land. Hawkins sought to quiet the matter through assurances of good intentions on part of United States. Matter seen as embarrassment to Indian Department. Hawkins advised suspension of trade licenses until matter is resolved.
June 23, 1799 All these causes have unhappily cooperated. Aaron Ogden Alexander Hamilton Ogden lists the variables causing the uneven results in the recruiting effort in his sector, including the talent and zeal of the recruiting officers, the disposition of the local inhabitants toward the government, and the shortage of officers caused by vacancies and illness.
May 10, 1799 Requests copy of General Darke's letter Philip Pendleton James McHenry Writes that he has observed in the newspapers a letter from McHenry to General William Darke on the subject of appointments in the army. Notes that a number of people are "exceedingly displeased" with the general's conduct, and requests for a copy of the general's letters to McHenry, providing that they aren't of a private nature.
May 6, 1793 Letter from Major Henry Gaither to Secretary of War Henry Knox on Indian theft and murder Henry Gaither Henry Knox Major Gaither reports from Fort Fidius that white inhabitants are alarmed by Indians; gives account of stolen horses and murder of a family of six and the son of Mr Pere. Is receiving requests by inhabitants to call out the militia.
May 22, 1790 Ogden informs Knox that he will make a remittance for Mr. Webber Samuel Ogden Henry Knox Ogden discusses personal matters, the health of Washington, and a remittance for Mr. Webber.
October 12, 1797 Delivery of Supplies to New Brunswick Nathan Jones Samuel Hodgdon Orders to deliver Artillerists uniforms, arms, accoutrements and tents for pick up by Lieut. Marschalk.