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Date Title Author Recipient Summary
October 19, 1798 Comments on Cost of Algerian Fleet Samuel Hodgdon Timothy Pickering Needless expenses mounting related to putting the Algerian fleet to sea. Fleet is ready, awaiting orders, request to set sail.
October 19, 1798 Putting the Algerian Fleet to Sea Samuel Hodgdon Timothy Pickering Hodgdon asks Secretary of State Pickering about the state of readiness of the Algerian Fleet. He knows of one ship that is ready to sail but others are not. He is unsure as to who actually bears the responsibility for ordering the fleet into service.
June 18, 1799 Report on a fleet headed to Ireland James McHenry Benjamin Stoddert Addresses a newspaper report that a fleet is in all probability headed to Ireland, and that the United States must take precautions to protect their own principal forts against any undesirable hostilities. States that it may be useful for the United States government to tell its citizens that it does not deem an invasion by a foreign power impossible.
June 19, 1799 Revenue would be better applied on the marine. James McHenry Alexander Hamilton Hamilton observes that the Secretary of the Navy argues that, given the fact that the French fleet is at sea, the remaining revenue should be spent on the naval forces rather than the army.
September 13, 1789 Jackson writes to Knox Henry Jackson Henry Knox Letter, discusses family, employment, and French fleet in harbour.
October 17, 1790 Report on Foreign Affairs Regarding French, Spainish, and Dutch Alexander Hamilton George Washington Indicates that France will support Spain. Reports that Lord Howe has been given orders to fight if there is a chance. Rumor that Sir Guy Carleton has returned to Quebec.
March 25, 1798 Discussion of Officers & Frigates Constellation & Congress Captain Thomas Truxtun Josiah Fox Letter, asks for names of officers; discusses sails of Frigate Constellation; mentions Congress; mentions British fleet.
November 8, 1793 Yellow Fever epidemic and events abroad Henry Knox Henry Jackson From near Philadelphia, discusses the timing of sending correspondence. Reports the disorder in Philadelphia [Yellow Fever epidemic] in a few days more will be like a summer's dream gone and hopes forever. Has not returned to the city yet. Mentions his brother [presumably clerk William Knox] and General Wayne's march. Mentions Duke of York being flogged before Dunkirk; Toulon given up with the...
May 21, 1797 Memorandum regarding Franco-American relations James McHenry William Loughton Smith Memorandum on Franco-American relations; McHenry concludes that France is in a difficult spot and is unlikely to have the ability to garner a fleet for war against the United States.
June 4, 1798 Concerned about New York Harbors James McHenry Alexander Hamilton Plans to depart for New York, where he will inspect the harbor. Refers to the time when the British held New York with apprehension from the French fleet.
October 24, 1796 Pay and other matters at Fort Niagara James Bruff William Simmons Sends muster and pay rolls. Mentions that he has received no pay for the garrison since May. Discusses preference for bank notes over bills. Mentions a detachment suffering from want of clothing. Discusses reports from Canada regarding the arrival of a French fleet at the mouth of the St. Lawrence River. Cited in Simmons to Bruff 11/30/1796
July 7, 1790 Brett discusses war with Spain to Knox P. Brett Henry Knox Letter, discusses prospects of war with Spain.
May 9, 1794 Shipping Information Relative to Embargo Henry Knox Henry Lee Shipping fleets in St. Domingo, and along east coast uphold embargo.
October 12, 1798 Regarding defense of Newport Rhode Island Lewis Tousard James McHenry Tousard gives impressions on defense of Newport Rhode Island.
June 24, 1798 Arrived at the Door of the Ocean Captain Thomas Truxtun James McHenry Captain Truxton describes the readiness of the "Constellation" as he prepares to confront the French pirates on the high seas.
May 6, 1794 Possible Invasion of the Floridas Constant Freeman Henry Knox There are persistent rumors that the French are planning an invasion of the Floridas and that they are recruiting men, erecting works, and landing cannon for that purpose.
June 16, 1799 Our government does not deem an invasion impossible. Alexander Hamilton James McHenry Hamilton warns that an invasion by the French is not unlikely and the proper precautions should be instituted.
July 10, 1800 Success of Expedition; William Augustus Bowles Benjamin Hawkins Samuel Dexter Letter, discusses expedition along southern frontier. Deputation from the nation went down the Chattahootchee River. Ships cannonaded the St. Marks fort. Mentions William Augustus Bowles and the taking of goods by Indians.
November 18, 1798 Diplomatic relations with France and Britain William Loughton Smith James McHenry The U.S. Minister to Portugal acknowledges that he has not heard from McHenry as of late due to the raising of the Provisional Army. Tries to reassure McHenry that America will likely not be invaded, that France desires to terminate all differences with the United States. Critical of President Adams.
October 13, 1797 Dutch naval defeat to the British William Vans Murray James McHenry The U.S. Minister to the Netherlands describes the Dutch naval defeat by the British and the repercussions of Adams' letter to the French, which he says has caused "undisguised resentment in the members of government."
June 23, 1798 Diplomatic relations with Spain William Loughton Smith James McHenry Writes that a ship that he was onboard heading out of Lisbon was fired upon by a Spanish gunboat. Describes travels through Spain and happily reports that the Spanish have surrendered posts in accordance to Pinckney's Treaty.
September 6, 1789 Jackson discusses politics and appointment with Knox Henry Jackson Henry Knox Letter, mentions Lucy's illness; mentions death of Knox's son; discusses bill of Executive department; asks for federal appointment; mentions French fleet.
October 2, 1798 Foreign Affairs and Officer Recommendations James McHenry George Washington Since it will be necessary to begin enlistments to the southward , Washington should send his list of men to be assigned to the proposed four regiments. McHenry admits he is at a loss in selecting a commandant for the Artillerists and Engineers. Mr. King says that the Emperor of Germany and King of Naples have formed an alliance in case of an attack by France. The conduct of the US seems to have...
August 3, 1793 Quarrels with Genet, Etc. Rufus King [not available] Senator King states his objections to the actions of Citizen Genet who he believed was endangering US neutrality with regard to France's war with Spain and Britain.
August 24, 1797 Adventures En Route to Portugal William Loughton Smith Timothy Pickering Smith relates his adventures on the way to Lisbon as well as the state of relations between Portual and its neighbors Spain and France.