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January 8, 1791 Aid from the General Government Rufus Putnam Henry Knox Following an Indian attack in which fourteen people were killed, Putnam pleads for additional money and resources from the General Government to protect against future attacks.
April 15, 1789 A Post in the Administration of the General Government Benjamin Lincoln George Washington Lincoln expresses interest in a position in the general government and also comments on the tension between the states and the central government within the federal system.
March 30, 1789 Three Members Shy of a Government Henry Knox George Washington Knox reports that Congress is now three members shy of a government. Knox also notes that "the Spring impost amounting by computation to 300,000 dollars will be lost to the general government by its not meeting at the time appointed."
September 18, 1798 Protecting the Interests of the General Government John Sevier James McHenry Govenor Sevier assures McHenry that neither Zacharia Coxe nor anyone else would be permitted to make settlements unless permitted to do so by the General Government.
March 14, 1799 Paymaster General at the Seat of Government Alexander Hamilton George Washington Hamilton believes that the Paymaster Genral should be located at the seat of government but seeks Washington's instruction on this matter.
October 11, 1793 Letter from Major Henry Gaither to Secretary of War Henry Knox expressing loyalty to Federal Government Henry Gaither Henry Knox Gaither assures Henry Knox that he will act only in accordance with the instructions of the Federal Government and suggests that Georgia Governor Telfair had no right to intimate otherwise. Expresses doubt that the Governor will raise the infantry and cavalry, despite that he was ordered to do so by Federal Government.
December 4, 1786 Shortcomings of the Current System of Government Benjamin Lincoln George Washington Lincoln appears to be commenting on the weaknesses of the central government of the Confederation. Those whose interests are undercut by the current system, namely creditors and holders of securities, will probably support strengthening the government with a revised constitution.
October 23, 1786 Wanted: A Strong Central Government Henry Knox George Washington Knox laments lack of unity among the thirteen independent sovereigns and mentions the idea of strengthening the central government. Powers of Congress are inadequate for preserving peace for the "general good." Believed there could be "a rebellion against reason" and unless the general government becomes unified, the United States would be ruled by "an arbitrary and capricious armed tyranny". ...
November 16, 1791 Protection of Frontiers Henry Knox Beverley Randolph Federal government to pay for militia to protect frontier counties.
March 24, 1799 Recruiting in Virginia Henry Lee Alexander Hamilton Lee discusses the prospects for recruiting in Virginia which is hindered by the considerable opposition to the general government within the state.
April 8, 1799 Calling the Paymaster to the Seat of Government Alexander Hamilton James McHenry "The Commander in Chief having approved the idea of calling the Paymaster to the Seat of Government, I send you, enclosed by his direction, an order for him repair to the Seat of Government."
May 23, 1793 Interposition of the General Government in an Incident Occurring Within a State Henry Knox Joshua Clayton Knox discusses the circumstances in which the general government would intervene in a military situation occurring within a state's borders.
March 7, 1800 Request of Madame de Fleury Marquis de Lafayette Alexander Hamilton Lafayette requests that Madame de Fleury be allowed to request assistance from the government of the US regarding the service that her late husband, General de Fleury, rendered.
July 16, 1795 Mistaken Information Regarding Indian Land Negotiations Timothy Pickering John Jay Secretary Pickering discusses mistaken information about negotiations for Indian land with Governor John Jay of New York.
November 19, 1798 Excluding Characters Indisposed to Government and Order James McHenry Jonathan Dayton McHenry requests a list of candidates for military commissions from New Jersey, with particular attention paid to excluding those indisposed to government and order.
April 9, 1799 Report of Affairs in West; Contracts for Western Posts Alexander Hamilton John Francis Hamtramck Reports General Wilkinson has been directed to provide a report of the Western Army and western settlement to the government. In Wilkinson's absence, his command falls upon Hamtramck. The Paymaster General has come to Philadelphia under order of the Secretary of War. Sends contract with James O'Hara for supply of the western posts. Sends act for better army organization, demanding immediate...
August 8, 1793 Governor of Georgia holds a council of war with his generals Governor Edward Telfair [not available] This document records the issues presented by the Governor to the council of war for advice on forming the military expedition against the Creek Indians.
December 13, 1798 "Reasonable Expenses" James McHenry William Simmons Major Cushing is extremely desirous that he be reimbursed for the expenses he incurred when ordered by General Wilkinson to proceed from Tennessee to the seat of government. The principle of settlement should be that "reasonable expenses" should be provided based on similar claims in the past.
December 12, 1791 Regarding General Government payment for protection of the people Henry Lee Henry Knox Governor Lee of Virginia is asserting to Knox that the central government should pay for the efforts of the state to protect its citizens, such protection being a federal responsibility.
June 20, 1794 Letters Respecting the Town at Presque Isle Alexander James Dallas General William Irvine Dallas encloses the letters that have passed back and forth between Governor Mifflin and the General Government respecting the President's suspension of the establishment of the town at Presque Isle.
September 9, 1792 Presidential Proclamation to Quell Insurrection Alexander Hamilton George Washington Opposition to law putting a duty on distilled spirits in Pittsburgh, Hamilton advised government quickly suppress all disorderly conduct. Requests President issue a proclamation, and discussed the reaction of the government in larger terms that will affect the interaction of the government with its people.
October 8, 1800 Certification of payment; Captain James Bruff, 1st Regiment Artillerists and Engineers for expenses while detained at Seat of Government by order of Brigadier General Wilkinson William Simmons Samuel Dexter Certification of payment; $55.20 to Captain James Bruff, 1st Regiment Artillerists and Engineers for expenses while detained at Seat of Government by order of Brigadier General Wilkinson.
January 29, 1789 Regarding the number of justices in a county town; the organization of government in districts; the naming of Wilkesborough and Wilkes Barre Timothy Pickering Thomas Mifflin Pickering discusses the structure of government in the area of Wilkesborough Pennsylvania.
March 21, 1799 Viewing the Governors as First Generals of the Militia, Etc. Alexander Hamilton Oliver Wolcott, Jr. Hamilton points out the defective wording in the Non-Intercourse laws and approves the Governors of each State being regarded as the first General of the State Militia. He seeks an endorsement of young Wharton who has been recommended for appointment as his secretary.
March 8, 1792 Unauthorized Action James Wilkinson Samuel Hodgdon Wilkinson never authorized the building of a government house by Col. Sargent.