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Date Title Author Recipient Summary
July 26, 1791 Speech to the Northwestern Indians Major General Richard Butler Northwestern Indian Chiefs Speech delivered to the Indians concerning a letter from the Governor of the Northwestern Territory, Arthur St. Clair. Speech delivered by Lieutenant Jeffers and endorsed by Richard Butler.
February 20, 1793 Letter from James Seagrove to Fine Bones, Chief of the Broken Arrow James Seagrove Fine Bones Seagrove acknowledges receipt of talks brought by John Galphin. He assures Fine Bones of his commitment to keep the path clear between Fine Bones' people and the United States. He notes that the future happiness depends on friendship with the United States. Seagrove reminds Fine Bones that he will meet with him on 1 May 1793 at Cussetah. Here he will hear his talks. He advices Fine Bones not to...
December 30, 1784 Accounting practices John Pierce Philip Audebert John Pierce sends to Philip Audibert a letter discussing accounting practices.
December 11, 1795 Whiskey Rebellion fine William Simmons Alexander James Dallas Defends Peter Hagner, a fellow clerk in the War Accountant's Office, against a fine that he received for failing to serve in the militia deployed against the insurgents of the Whiskey Rebellion.
September 10, 1793 Return of the Ship "Betsy" Thomas Jefferson Henry Knox The enclosed memorial of one thousand pounds satisfies the public fine so the ship "Betsy" can be returned to her owner.
July 27, 1792 Regarding Quality of Powder Forwarded Henry Knox Isaac Craig Powder forwarded in point of strength is high quality. Some may not be fine as desired, or average more than double London proof. Some sufficiently fine grain. Sieves will separate it.
September 17, 1800 Stationery to Captain McRea at Fort Mifflin Samuel Hodgdon John Harris Harris is asked to deliver to Major William McRea at Fort Mifflin the following stationery items: large folio post paper, common size fine cut paper, fine letter paper, and best Dutch quills. The supply being furnished for particular and special purposes is expected by the Corps of Artillerists and Engineers.
April 21, 1798 Six Pounder Cannon at Newport vs.Twelve Pounders at Baltimore Samuel Hodgdon James McHenry Hodgdon recommends that the United States not pursue the six pounder cannon located at Newport, Delaware because he doubts the quality of their construction. However, the twelve pounders at Baltimore are a fine set of guns and should be purchased.
July 14, 1791 Good Peter's Speech Good Peter [not available] In his speech, Good Peter discusses the strength of the United States, peace, cultivated lands, the civilizing of Indians, and Indian literacy.
March 5, 1789 Required Quorums of the New Government Henry Knox George Washington Knox informs Washington that members of the new government are assembling in New York but have not yet reached sufficient numbers to constitute a quorum. Knox reports that 12 will be a quorum in the Senate and 30 in the House. By Knox's count, only 8 Senators and 17 Congressman are now present in New York. Knox also mentions that Colonel Wadsworth has obtained "super fine" brown Hartford cloth...
April 2, 1787 Details of New Arms Cleaning Contract William Price Henry Knox Discusses new contract struck with James Morrow for the cleaning of 1000 stand of arms.
October 20, 1797 Illegible Document Unknown Author Unknown Recipient In this illegible letter, only the words "United States" and "strength" can be ascertained.
October 18, 1799 Election of James Ross is Rather Doubtful, Etc. Isaac Craig Samuel Hodgdon In addition to speculating on the possible election of James Ross, Craig observes that Dan Fisher arrived with the clothing for Fort Wayne. He also delivered a barrel of sugar and was paid for the transportation. The clothing will be sent on to Presqu'isle and should be delivered by winter if the fine weather continues. The clothing for Detroit has not arrived so it probably cannot reach that...
March 12, 1790 Bryant announces the birth of his son to Knox John Bryant Henry Knox Letter, Bryant informs Knox of the birth of his son.
May 19, 1796 Deliver Three Three-Handed Boats from Schenectady to Jacob S. Glen James McHenry Samuel Hodgdon McHenry orders Hodgdon to deliver three three-handed boats to Jacob S. Glen.
March 30, 1793 Furnishment of Military Stores; Sending of Spies Requested Henry Knox Anthony Wayne The stores requested by the Commander of artillery will be furnished except the "battle powder" which is not suited to the current needs of the army. Scouts/spies are essential so Knox requests that they be posted immediately.
October 27, 1796 Accusation of Subverting Line of Accountability by Simmons Stephen Rochefontaine William Simmons Rochefontaine accused Simmons of contradicting his description of a responsible accountant and paymaster through his most recent words pertaining to the chain of command.
September 4, 1800 Legitimacy of Hamilton's Birth James McHenry Alexander Hamilton Letter from the former Secretary at War to Alexander Hamilton; informs him that he sincerely believes that not a single one of Hamilton's friends pay the least bit of attention to his enemies who question the "legitimacy of your birth." Hamilton was born out of wedlock in the British West Indies.
September 21, 1792 Resignations of Unfit Officers, Etc. Anthony Wayne Henry Knox Wayne says he is only too willing to accept resignations from officers who are either unqualified or have poor habits but he also has some names of fine young men he would like to see promoted. Arrangements for paying the troops are discussed as well as the need for additional commissioned officers and a plan for meeting this need.
December 2, 1796 Transcript of Talks Between Different Indian Chiefs & Secretary of War on Necessity of Peace Between Tribes James McHenry [not available] McHenry, on behalf of President Washington, advises all the Indians assembled to not go to war with each other. The representatives of the tribes then comment on this advice and on peace-making among themselves; the loss of land, the fate of Indian prisoners held by other tribes, and the shared use of hunting grounds are discussed. Much is made of the union of all the Indian nations as...
July 20, 1797 Modes of Proofing Powder Joseph Miller Samuel Hodgdon The requested powder has been ready for some time. As soon as Miller's team returns from Jersey the powder will be delivered. It is fine powder that must be proved. Miller will not make common powder for Hodgdon until some other mode has been found to prove it.
September 1, 1792 Provisions, Plans, Powder, and Pay Henry Knox Anthony Wayne It is assuredly most wise to begin laying up forage and provisions and salting meat in preparation for the coming winter. Without further intelligence, it does not seem prudent to begin an expedition against the Indians at Sandusky.The fine grained powder that Wayne insisted upon has been sent and he is urged to finish paying the amount owed to the troops through August 1st. Recruiting continues...
August 1792 Separating the Powder Using the Sieves Isaac Craig Henry Knox Talks about using the sieves to separate the course from the fine grains of gun powder. Mentions using new casks. No stores have come to hand since last post, nor is there any news on any wagon being near. Mentions invoice.
January 15, 1791 Enclosed applications A.W. Dunscomb Joseph Howell Encloses for the Commissioner of Army Accounts two applications; mentions deficiencies that will need to be redressed.
November 28, 1795 Regret at the Delay in Sailing Timothy Pickering Samuel Hodgdon Captain Sedam has indicated that the second brig will not be ready to sail for several days. Pickering considers Sedam a dull sailor and wonders why, if there is a liklihood of delay, the first brig could not sail on a fine day such as today.