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Date Title Author Recipient Summary
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.
January 6, 1792 Defense Henry Knox Isaac Craig Knox believed Cornplanters fears were justified, request for militia to defend Fort Franklin. List of ammunition forwarded by the governor. Discussed defense of frontier.
July 23, 1796 Fears of Supplying Troops at Fort Detroit Assuaged Anthony Wayne James McHenry Enclosed letter from Captain DeButts and letter to General Wilkinson. Notification that Fort Detroit was official taken possession by U.S. at 12 o'clock on July 11th. Previous fears of Wayne regarding supply of provisions assuaged.
April 2, 1799 Sends Requested Clothing; Seeks Location of Hallam's Articles; Fears Compensation will Not Happen Samuel Hodgdon Ebenezer Stevens Sends clothing as requested by the Secretary of War and requests acknowledgment of receipt. If they agree with the invoice, requests Stevens to pay for transportation. Regrets to hear that Halllam has left for Jamaica; wants to find out if Hallam has left items. Promises to speak with the Secretary of the Treasury as requested about compensation, but fears the Secretary of War will have differing...
December 6, 1798 Articles of Clothing Getting Speedily to Hand Samuel Hodgdon Officer Commanding at Niagara Hodgdon provides assurances that he is doing everything in his power to get the clothing to Niagara despite the difficulties of the advancing season.
August 30, 1798 Report from Colonel Stevens Alexander Hamilton James McHenry Col. Stevens reports use of money for purchases and expresses fears and concerns.
May 2, 1799 Want of a Quartermaster, Etc. John Jacob Rivardi Samuel Hodgdon Rivardi laments the lack of a quartermaster at Niagara and warns that hishealth is such that he fears that he will not be able to transact the business of a quartermaster as well as he might wish and as the exigencies of Oswego require.
June 22, 1785 Fraud in certificates Joseph Howell William Thompson Sends amount issued in certificates. Referring to the fraud, wishes to get at the root of this great evil, but much fears it cannot be accomplished. Asks to continue laudable inquiry.
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.
March 21, 1797 Capt. Fleming's Letter Frederick Sprig William Simmons Capt. George Fleming informs Sprigg that the letter he was expecting while in Philadelphia relative to his account has not been received and he fears it has been lost.
October 3, 1799 Missing Clothing, no Invoice of Stores David Strong Samuel Hodgdon Fears that his last letter was miscarried, so sends a duplicate. Discusses hogsheads of clothing. Requests that an invoice of stores be forwarded.
June 5, 1800 Forwarding Letters from the Southward Joseph Williams Samuel Hodgdon Williams is apprehensive respecting the round-about way the letters from the southward are sent to his post at Springfield. They are still sent by way of Boston and he fears that the directions of the postmaster at Hartford are not explicit. Remitting money in this irregular manner is truly alarming and embarassing.
May 2, 1798 Safe Conveyance of the Box Judith Sargent Murray Samuel Hodgdon Mrs. Murray had intended to send a box to her brother with Mr. Goodhue but fears that he will leave Philadelphia before her letter arrives. Therefore, she asks Hodgdon to send the box with the enclosed letter by the first safe conveyance and to inform her when it is shipped. She fears the box may be broken and contents lost because of the rough road on which it will travel but trusts Hodgdon to...
November 5, 1795 Permission to Resign as I am Ordered to Trial Edwin L. Harris Anthony Wayne Having been ordered to trial by the Judge Advocate, Harris requests permission to resign his appointment to the United States Legion. Having received no answers to his request for testimonials from the Atlantic States, he fears that he will have to appear before the Court Martial without evidence of support.
January 2, 1790 Blank Bills of Exchange for the Regiment Joseph Howell Major Erkuries Beatty Howell discusses Beatty's need for blank Bills of Exchange and fears that the 282 he is sending will not be sufficient for Beatty's needs.
July 29, 1799 Willingness to Serve as a Volunteer in the Army Robert Goodloe Harper James McHenry Harper discusses his current situation as a lawyer in Baltimore but assures McHenry that he stands ready to return to military service if the need should arise. He would require at least a colonel's commission although he would expect to be a brigadier. He fears an attack by the French.
January 14, 1790 Reports Plans for Fort Washington; Fears Trouble from Creek Indians Josiah Harmar Henry Knox Reports visit from the Governor of the Western Territory [Arthur St. Clair], who then left for a visit of the new country, furnished with escorts under Lieut. Doyle and Major Wyllys. Believes Fort Washington will be one of the most solid garrisons in the Territory, describing the layout and construction. Describes surrounding area and inhabitants. Fears trouble from the Creek Nation in Georgia...
August 29, 1798 The City Is Nearly Depopulated Samuel Hodgdon Elias Langham Along with supply concerns, Hodgdon notes that Philadelphia is nearly depopulated due to fears of the fever that has infested it. The health of the Secretary of War does seem to be improving.
July 15, 1788 Attack on Party at Falls of Muskingum Arthur St. Clair General Butler Regarding attack on party at falls of Muskingum, two killed, two wounded. One Indian killed. States that the affair has been exaggerated in common report and fears effect on the settlements. Prospects for peace and war hang on the balance.
June 15, 1793 I think you are afraid of those bad men. Hanging Maw Secretary Smith Upon Governor Blount's departure from the country, Hanging Maw was attacked and almost killed by some bad white men. He accuses Smith of not protecting him because he fears these men.
March 17, 1796 Describing Incidents of Horse Stealing and Threats of Violence Jonathan Cass James Wilkinson Major Cass is describing troubles among the Indians and the inhabitants. The Indians have stolen many horses. Some were returned as a result of imprisoning a Delaware Indian. The Indians have been threatening to take up the tommahawk, and he fears murder is not far away.
May 21, 1787 Regarding Doctor Bronson's attendance at trial on passing of altered certificate Joseph Howell John Pierce Encloses continuation of registers to the loan officer of Virginia. Has written to Doctor Bronson. Fears that Bronson will not be able to attend trial. Cannot make use of his leg, which has been set twice.
April 12, 1796 Preparedness in the event of war with Canada James McHenry Robert Oliver Secretary McHenry writes Robert Oliver to first ask that his name be kept out of view. The Jay Treaty will be complied with by Great Britain and America compensated for its captured property. There is still, however, the concern that military operations may be necessary against Canada, and McHenry fears that the necessary appropriations by Congress will not be made. McHenry asks if powerful...
July 1797 Complaints & Fears Surrounding the Possibility of Not Being Reinforced by Butler James Wilkinson James McHenry Repeats instructions that the detachment of [several companies of] the 3rd Regiment in Tennessee immediately reinforce him at Massac, along the Ohio River. Complains about the leeway McHenry has given Butler (the 3rd Regiment's commander) to release the detachment only if it is safe to do so, claiming he cannot maintain peace on the frontier without the asked-for companies. Asks McHenry to...
October 13, 1796 Regarding an Election William Vans Murray James McHenry Murray writes of the election results for members of Congress, and fears what will happen if the next President is not a Federalist.