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Date Title Author Recipient Summary
January 19, 1791 Speech of the President to the Seneca Chiefs George Washington Seneca Chiefs Washington refuses to restore any of the lands ceded by the Indians in the treaties of Fort Stanwix and Fort Harmar but assures them that he is still their friend and protector and will help them achieve prosperity by teaching them to raise domestic animals, the use of the plow, and how to raise corn.
December 2, 1799 Discussion of Accounts with Foster, General Robertson and Wolf's Friend James McHenry William Simmons Encloses accounts for supplies for A. Foster, General Robertson, and Wolf's Friend, with questions about General Robertson's authority to authorize expenses. Encloses copy of letter from General Wilkinson
January 2, 1789 Opportunity of Doing This Little Service John Adams Benjamin Lincoln Adams welcomes the opportunity to do a favor for Lincoln's friend, Mr. Jones.
February 2, 1798 Authorizing Your Friend to Sign Your Receipts Samuel Hodgdon Peter Hunt Letter, advises re account statements.
June 13, 1786 Endorsement of certificate for John Gray Jonathan Nicholson Joseph Howell The author says that a friend has asked him to endorse a Certificate for between one and two hundred dollars in the name of John Gray and dated Dec. 2nd(?),1784. He wants to know where Gray lives in Pennsylvania and which Corps he served in.
June 17, 1799 Refers to Death of a Dear, Close Friend; Seeks to Settle Accounts Samuel Hodgdon David Ford Refers to the death of a dear, close friend. Hodgdon will make the necessary adjustments to his account. They should find a replacement for castings contracts. Believes the Secretary of the Navy should know something about kentledge [pig iron].
September 27, 1789 Congratulations Henry Knox Clement Biddle Personal letter congratulating Biddle on recent appointment as Marshall of district in Pennsylvania.
1797 Lists Latest Business; Sends Greetings to Friends William Vans Murray James McHenry Encloses letter to Mr. J. Mentions the Mr. Scolten, brother of a friend who acts as the Danish legislative secretary. Requests meeting with young friend John W. Henry. European reactions to Congress. Sends greetings to Mr. Caldwell, Mr. Hindman, and Mr. Smith of Charlestown.
May 22, 1799 Washington writes to Knox regarding Wormeley George Washington Henry Knox Washington informs Knox that a friend, Ralph Wormeley, is travelling to Boston to enroll his son at Harvard. Washington requests that Knox provide any necessary assistance to Wormeley in this process. Washington vouches for Wormeley's character by calling him a friend of the Constitution.
January 27, 1799 Stipends, Dividends & Gift Sums to Indian Nations James McHenry John Adams In return for Indian friendship, General Wilkinson has promised an annual stipend to a Chickasaw chief, Wolf's Friend, who is now in Philadelphia. Considers different points on the wisdom of filling such a request, including: that Wolf's Friend comes from a faction of Chickasaw not yet closely allied to the U.S.; no individual chief has ever been given a stipend, only part of the sum for the...
August 4, 1796 Discussion of Forwarded Mail Nathan Jones Josiah Fox Letter, discusses forwarded mail.
March 22, 1791 Allen recommends Balch to Knox Jeremiah Allen Henry Knox Letter, recommends William Balch to military appointment.
December 3, 1799 Certification of payment; Anthony Foster, for supplies furnished and payments made by order of Brigadier General Robertson to Wolf’s Friend (Indian) William Simmons James McHenry Certification of payment; $287.65 to Anthony Foster, for supplies furnished and payments made by order of Brigadier General Robertson to Wolf’s Friend (Indian), while enroute to the seat of government.
February 20, 1795 Possible Choices for Frigate Names Joshua Humphreys Henry Knox List of preferred names for U.S. frigates.
January 2, 1800 Guardianship Letter Stephen Jones [not available] Guardianship of Gideon De Lesdernier and his estate is given to Lewis Frederick De Lesdernier by Judge of Probate of Wills. Gideon has been declared a lunatic by the selectmen of the town.
May 23, 1787 Cattle taken by Army at the Battle of Wite Marsh [White Marsh] Jesse Greenfield Joseph Howell Brings up the matter of two cattle taken from Joseph Bradfield while the Army was at Wite Marsh. Asks if the matter may be settled and how to proceed.
May 18, 1792 Infamous Falsehoods of the Imposter Bowles, Etc. George Washington Kings, Chiefs, & Warriors of the Creek Nation A talk delivered by James Seagrove from the President in which Seagrove excoriates the subversive activities of William Bowles and warns the Creeks that attacks upon innocent Americans will be dealt with harshly. He assures the Creeks that the terms of the Treaty of New York will be met and boundary lines established as agreed to in the treaty.
February 9, 1787 Price of Furniture in Philadelphia Bushrod Washington Samuel Hodgdon Washington encourages Hodgdon to write him so as to renew their friendship, and asks him about the prices of second-hand furniture in Philadelphia.
February 20, 1786 Packet not Received John Doyle Joseph Howell The author notes that the packet he sent two weeks prior had not been received by the recipient. Apparently it was sent on to New York and, since the recipient is currently in Philadelphia, he asks that the recipient send for the packet which should then arrive promptly.
February 24, 1793 Letter from James Seagrove Indian Agent, to John Kinnard, wealthy Creek of mixed blood and Hitchiti chief James Seagrove John Kinnard James Seagrove, Creek Indian Agent, letter to John Kinnard, Creek of mixed blood. United States is friendly to Creek Nation. Asks that Kinnard meet with Timothy Barnard [Bernard] and go to the towns. Bernard will explain why when they meet. Asks that Kinnard give Bernard all the assistance he needs, which the great father General Washington expects as a good friend in the Creek land. About 300...
June 17, 1796 Enhancing the Value of Western lands, Etc. James McHenry William Murray McHenry comments on the health of Mrs. Murray and the benefits of either a sea voyage or a trip to the springs as aids to her recovery. He believes that Murray's actions respecting the western lands may have raised their value. He notes that the "Flying Fish" has captured another vessel.
January 19, 1794 White Flags of the Six Nations of Indians John Harris Samuel Hodgdon Hodgdon is asked his opinion in relation to the white flags coming in from the Six Nations of Indians. It will be well if they are sincere in their overtures but General Wayne, although he has granted them a hearing and promised them to hold off offensive operations for thirty days, will not consider a treaty with them until he drinks from the waters of the [?].
March 19, 1795 Speech to Wabash Indians Anthony Wayne [not available] Speech to the Wabash Indians.
March 2, 1796 Payment Forthcoming Isaac Gregg James Smith The Secretary of War will pay Smith $400, for which Gregg needs a receipt. Gregg could not pay before as the army was not paid.
September 14, 1790 Bowles seeks an appointment from Knox Ralph H. Bowles Henry Knox Letter, asks for federal appointment; mentions Continental excise.