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June 16, 1789 Fosdick discusses his application for federal appointment with Knox Nathaniel Fosdick Henry Knox Letter, discusses application to federal appointment.
June 27, 1800 Obliged to pay the enclosed certificate... Henry Glen Samuel Hodgdon Glen is obliged to pay a certificate for which he feels the War Department should be responsible.
December 3, 1799 Commenting on the President's Speech James McHenry George Washington The enclosed newspaper contains the President's speech. McHenry finds it nearly what it ought to be and is relieved that it did not enter into the kind of reasoning that might have attracted disapprobation from a part of the federalists. He has no information respecting the letter sent to Coxe except that it seems to represent the author's preconceived theory.
January 26, 1795 [Report of the Secretary of War on the above mentioned Resolution] Timothy Pickering [not available] Finds attempts to form a statement on direction for military operations embarrassing as there is no single direction for troops. Noted recent victories against "savage enemies", but feels defensive force will not be sufficient to secure U.S. superiority. Believed a chain of posts must be maintained to supply line consistent. Also notes protection for Southwestern territory and coastal border...
March 3, 1788 New Certificate for Payment Joseph King Joseph Howell Apologizes for the trouble he causes Howell by enclosing a certificate that should be made out to King. Also included the letter from the Treasurer in which he notes problems with Howell's previously submitted certificate. Will travel to New England, "the stoppage of four hundred pounds is too much" plans to visit Howell's office for papers.
January 18, 1786 Settlement of Public Accounts Richard Lloyd Joseph Howell The author thanks the recipient for his prompt reply to his letter regarding his public accounts. As soon as he hears from the recipient that a sufficient number of States are able to settle all of his business in one journey to New York, he will make the trip.
December 21, 1799 Certificate of the President James McHenry [not available] Certificate of the President, directing five hundred dollars to be passed to the credit of James Ross, Esq. applied to secret services.
December 22, 1792 An Extremely Improper Measure Henry Knox Anthony Wayne Knox warns Wayne that the memorial of the officers regarding the sufficiency of rations is considered by the President and others as an improper gesture that might result in insubordination and other military evils.
June 15, 1791 Kind Wishes for My Welfare, Etc. Samuel Hodgdon William Knox Hodgdon is much obliged for Knox's kind wishes for his welfare and flatters himself that Knox will acquaint himself with his business to his satisfaction.
September 1, 1794 Enclosed Accounts Frederick Dalcho Joseph Howell Payroll accounts and troop pay, and asks for instructions on travel pay.
May 8, 1786 Certificate in favor of Wigton and Percival Butler Joseph Howell Jonathan Wigton The author is issuing one Certificate in favor of the recipient and one for Percival Butler. In Mr. Erskine's absence, Mr. McCarthy has been given the task of delivering the Certificates. The recipient is asked to inform Mr. Benstead that he needs to submit his accounts as soon as possible.
February 20, 1793 Letter from James Seagrove Creek Indian Agent, to leader of Courtas [Courlas] warning of the northern tribes James Seagrove Courtas [Courlas] Indians Letter from Creek Indian Agent James Seagrove to leader of Courtas [Courlas]. Reports that great and kind father General Washington, President of United States is pleased to hear of the peaceable conduct of his Creek children. Glad to hear the talks of upper towns continue good. Will be at Cussetah 1 May, where talk will be straight. Beware of the northern Indians giving bad talks. Chiefs of...
April 7, 1786 Request for money Henry Pursell Joseph Howell The author requests the amount of 200 dollars from the United States less whatever debt he owes, an amount which he believes to be minuscule. He asks that the Certificate for the amount owed him be delivered to Charles Darragh.
October 26, 1798 Encloses Instructions from the President James McHenry George Washington Admits the President is extremely guarded in his opinions. Encloses copies of the President's instructions and information about service in the Revolutionary army. No word from General Pinckney on Hamilton's commission.
April 7, 1796 Request for Tents R. Alden Samuel Hodgdon Major Craig accommodated him with tents. Alden feels obligated to Hodgdon for his kind assistance. Seeks consent for his latest request. Is engaged with public service in the frontier of the state, working with the Holland Company. Requests 20 tents to be delivered to Pittsburgh. Will send money when he returns from New York.
March 9, 1793 Matters that Require My Attention or Agency George Washington Alexander Hamilton The President alerts the three Cabinet members of his impending visit to his home in Virginia and asks that they inform him of any matters that require his attention and action before his departure.
June 17, 1790 Sherburne asks Knox to reveal the reasons why his application was neglected Henry Sherburne Henry Knox Sherburne makes inquiry to Knox for an explanation pertaining to the rejection of his application.
November 17, 1789 Barrett writes of appointments to Knox Samuel Barrett Henry Knox Letter, asks for recommendation for federal appointment.
June 18, 1798 Conducting Myself Through the Vexatious Labrynth, Etc. Judith Sargent Murray Samuel Hodgdon Among other matters, Mrs. Murray complains that a large number of her subscribers are astonishingly remiss even while she is obligated to make payments to her printer. A letter she received from Richmond, Virginia informed her that the "excessive praise" she has lavished upon the President will prevent the sale of her books in that part of the country. Yet, she insists that time and perserverance...
April 18, 1795 Refusal of a Claim by B. J. Staats William Simmons Aaron Burr The claim of B. J. Staats is founded on a certificate issued by Colonel Udney Hay. The Treasury has refused certificates of this kind because Colonel Hay did not present a return that he had issued such a certificate.
November 20, 1798 Purchase of a horse at Harper's Ferry Tobias Lear Samuel Hodgdon George Washington's personal secretary requests the money owed to him by the U.S. government for purchasing a horse at Harper's Ferry.
October 25, 1789 Carrington discusses international politics with Knox Edward Carrington Henry Knox Letter, discusses Judicial appointment; discusses French Revolution; mentions Revolutions in Denmark and Sweden.
October 12, 1793 Recommendation of Candidate for District Attorney Jeremiah Olney Henry Knox Letter, recommends candidate for district attorney.
December 10, 1793 Vigilent Attention to the Welfare of the United States George Washington United States Senate The President thanks the Senate for their approval of his re-electiion and for their approbation of his proclamation. He promises to continue his vigilent attention to the welfare of the United States.
November 26, 1798 Discusses Volunteer for Washington James McHenry Charles Carroll Reports conversation with General Washington about Carroll's volunteering. Can not recommend his name to the President.