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Date Title Author Recipient Summary
September 30, 1800 Discussion of Political Matters John Adams Samuel Dexter Appears to be a political discussion concerning the upcoming election, ministers, and American policy.
April 2, 1798 First at Sea if the Political Horizon Thickens Samuel Hodgdon Captain Thomas Truxtun Hodgdon assures Truxton that as many articles as are available will be forwarded to his ship and the rest will arrive as they come to hand. He adds that he hopes Truxton's ship will be the first at sea if the political horizon thickens.
November 17, 1799 Political Concerns of the United States George Washington James McHenry General Washington admits to having been "stricken dumb" by McHenry's recent letter. He fears that political events in the United States are moving quickly toward a crisis but only God knows what will be the final result.
October 14, 1799 Request for Information from Europe James McHenry Joseph Pitcairn McHenry asks Pitcairn to forward information from Europe to the War Department.
May 3, 1797 Suspension of the Evacuation of These Posts Don Manuel Gayoso de Lemos Lieutenant Piercy Smith Pope Gayoso de Lemos assures Lieutenant Pope that political reasons require a minimal and temporary Spanish presence in United States territory and no disrespect is intended by the King of Spain.
October 4, 1799 Local Political Sentiments, Etc. Isaac Craig Samuel Hodgdon Major Craig informs Samuel Hodgdon that shipped stores will likely not reach Fort Wayne until winter. Craig also mentions local political sentiments.
October 22, 1799 Political Discussion of Federalists and Anti-federalists James McHenry William Loughton Smith Reports the general state of the country, described as "tranquil" with the Indians. Recruiting for the military is successful and the overall commerce of the country is prosperous. Discusses the politics of the day, reporting a split in the Federalist Party over Adams' decision to make peace with France.
July 25, 1797 Unlocking the Mystery James McHenry John McKee The author cites suspicions respecting an unnamed person. He believes that examining his correspondence might unlock the mystery and confirm either his innocence or guilt. Considering his high station and the confidence placed in him, it would be satisfying to find him innocent.
June 20, 1800 Political Views and Accounting Matters Isaac Craig Samuel Hodgdon Major Craig expresses political views to Samuel Hodgdon. Craig also mentions accounting matters.
March 18, 1799 His Character as an Officer & His Political Principles Alexander Hamilton Jonathan Dayton Hamilton directs Dayton to deliver the enclosed letter to Major Ford which orders Ford to take command of some detachments of Artillerists who will march as auxiliaries to the volunteers under McPherson. He also inquires as to Ford's character as an officer and his political principles.
July 25, 1793 Information & Opinion Relative to the Creek Indians Henry Knox George Washington "I have the honor to submit the information and opinion of General Pickens relatively to the Creek indians. If there should be any other points on which it would be necessary to request his information or opinion, he will be ready to afford the same."
October 11, 1799 Political Climate Samuel Hodgdon Isaac Craig Mentioned process of election for city and county, along with the positions held. Mentioned the "demons" and corrected himself by calling the party "demos" for democrats. Hodgdon called the democrats a "lying race".
June 27, 1800 Information to be tranmitted to Caleb Swan for action Peter Hagner James Maddock Information to be transmitted to Caleb Swan, paymaster general, who will provide information based on the muster rolls in his office.
May 26, 1798 Political Affiliations of Indians Edward Price James McHenry Extract from letter by Col. Hawkins discussed relations of Indians with Spanish and French. The effects of an alliance between British and United States on the Creeks discussed. Officer misconduct recounted.
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". ...
January 17, 1800 Money Allocated for Quartermaster General's Department Samuel Hodgdon Isaac Craig Sec. of War made liberal appropriations for pay which was previously a problem for the Quartermaster General's Department. Once appropriations bill is passed in Congress, it "will cure the difficulties. . . experienced in that department."
July 25, 1798 Accounts and Discussion of Young Men with Military Careers James McHenry Samuel Chase Letter, discusses candidates re General's aid appointment.
November 14, 1798 Information Required of the Secretaries of State & Treasury James McHenry Oliver Wolcott, Jr. General Washington requires certain information to be communicated to him by the Secretary of the Treasury and the Secretry of State. This information could be forwarded through McHenry but, however it is done, it should be communicated immediately to the General. The estimate of the monies wanted for the military service has been explained in several previous letters.
May 18, 1798 An Electioneering Scheme, Etc. Abraham Kirkpatrick Samuel Hodgdon A mostly illegible letter that mentions an electioneering scheme that will point out someone's political character. It discusses someone who is violent and also refers to General Washington and porcupine.
May 10, 1794 Extract of letter Henry Knox Henry Jackson The Secretary of War discusses the delay returning to War Office and military stores.
April 20, 1799 Points of Understanding between Great Britain and the United States Timothy Pickering [not available] Pickering and his colleagues list seven regulations agreed upon by Britain and the United States regarding relations and commercial intercourse with the Haitian government of St. Domingo. Of particular concern was the effect of the Haitian slave rebellion upon slaves in the United States and the British colonies.
September 13, 1792 Indians Turning Away from Spanish James Seagrove Henry Knox Political alliances with Eufath discussed. Seagrove believes Indians have turned away from Spanish and will ally with United States. Noted the lower towns, which had previously supported Bowles, now support U.S. with assistance of Kinnard.
February 6, 1799 Appointing Friends of the Government to Military Stations, Etc. Alexander Hamilton James McHenry Along with a discussion of the distrubtion of the States into recruiting districts, Hamilton makes the point that political considerations should not always overrule military aptitude in the appointment of officers, especially those in the inferior grades.
December 2, 1800 Political Turmoil James McHenry Oliver Wolcott, Jr. Hamilton was advised to postpone publication of writings. Mentioned the "stunted, idling knaves" of Denmark that McHenry believed to be hovering around the throne. Affirmed the rights of members of Congress to obtain information and papers from the office of the State. Invited Wolcott to dinner in Baltimore.
July 11, 1800 Account Information on Quartermaster General, with details William Simmons Samuel Dexter Simmons enclosed account information on the Quartermaster General per request of Secretary of War. Simmons requested Dexter examine the accounts enclosed and provide his decision on the propriety of certain expenses made by different departments that reported to the Quartermaster General and appeared on his accounts.