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July 11, 1800 Difficulties with the Spanish Government John Wilkins, Jr. Samuel Hodgdon The enclosed order has been transmitted to the agent at Natchez. The difficulties of managing business with the Spanish government prevented him from obtaining a regular protest.
October 16, 1799 Sends Account Books; Refers to Major Lewis's Work with Cherokees David Henley William Simmons Encloses copies of books for August 1799. Intended to send other accounts, but Major Lewis demanded his attention as agent to the Cherokees. Lewis hopes to prevent Indians from becoming an expense to the government.
December 26, 1798 What to Charge the Government for My Services Ebenezer Stevens Samuel Hodgdon Stevens is at a loss as to what to charge the government for his services as agent and superintendent of all that is done in New York. He has given up his private business so he could attend to public matters and argues that his pay must at least provide a living for him,
August 9, 1799 Concerns about Public Lands; Suggests a New Survey to Defend Government Possession Samuel Hodgdon Richard Parker Cannot find the draught for public land, but isn't too worried. Believes a new survey will be made soon. Requests Parker to communicate to the proprietors' agent that the government will not concede one foot of land which they originally possessed. Col. Postlethwaite and Col. Alexander are well aware of the land from its first possession until now. Requests any further information.
November 22, 1792 Probability of a Lasting Peace Israel Chapin Jr Henry Knox Although the Western Indians have stated that they wish to attend a council in the Spring, Chapin reveals that the British agent is skeptical that a lasting peace can be achieved under the present circumstances.
December 29, 1792 Agent to Canada Alexander Hamilton George Hammond Secretary Hamilton writes that supplies are to be procured through upper Canada. Agent to be sent to negotiate contracts for supplies for the purpose of obtaining a treaty with the government. Includes copy of speech from John Graves Simcoe to General Council of Indian Nations.
May 8, 1799 Reports Interactions with Indian Agents David Henley James McHenry Reports letter from Cherokee chief, Doublehead. Mr. Mitchell, resident agent for the Chactaw, reports that all is well. At his death, chief Appomingo counseled his people to remain friends with the whites. Encourages the government to maintain good relationships with his children.
July 17, 1793 Agents in Georgia and the Southwest Territory Henry Knox George Washington Knox notes that, assuming the President approves of the appointments, Captain Constant Freeman has agreed to be the government's Agent in Georgia and Colonel David Henley has agreed to perform the Agent's duties in the Southwestern Territory.
July 18, 1798 Request for Favor Regarding Government Incentives Nehemiah Freeman William Simmons Freeman has heard that Congress is in the process of increasing the establishment. He hopes Simmons will support him in the effort to secure an office such as deputy paymaster, if possible.
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."
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.
July 1, 1797 Report from Foster to McHenry: What to do with the goods contracted for sale by government to supply to the Indians? Anthony Foster James McHenry Foster tells McHenry that he is in a quandary regarding what to do with the goods that he had contracted with the government to supply to the Indians. Since the country people have little interest in these goods, Foster says he has little chance of selling them. Since there is no Superintendent to authorize the issuance of the goods to the Indians, they must remain on hand unless the government...
May 24, 1799 Duties of the Agent of the War Department Alexander Hamilton Ebenezer Stevens According to the Secretary of War, Stevens, as Agent of the War Department, is to perform the duties of the Quartermaster General, the Clothier General, and the Commissary of Military Stores. Hamilton explains to Stevens what those duties entail.
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.
July 16, 1794 General Instructions for government as Naval Agent Henry Knox John Blagge Knox sends general instructions to Blagge as Naval Agent. Notes that the Secretary of Treasury will furnish money and instructions for purchase of certain articles. Asks about the availability of a master builder for the proposed frigate construction. Notes the rate of pay, between $1400 and $2000 per year. Also asks about blacksmiths and journeymen shipbuilders and their rates of pay.
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."
May 10, 1794 Conflict between Indians and Georgia militia Constant Freeman Henry Knox Letter from the agent of the War Department in Georgia regarding the unpleasant situation on the frontier. An Indian camp was attacked by a party of 150 mounted militia, under the command of Major Adams. The militia was irritated by the government's protection of the Indians. "Both sides are irritated beyond all reconciliation."
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.
May 29, 1799 Refers to Letters about Natchez, Chickasaw; Reports Cherokee Affairs David Henley James McHenry Refers to letters received concerning Indian affairs in local area. Reports problems with the Cherokees stealing horses. Henley wrote to the Cherokees in warm, anxious, friendly terms, hoping that the agent there will clear up any problems. Refers to the affairs of Europe.
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.
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.
March 8, 1792 Unauthorized Action James Wilkinson Samuel Hodgdon Wilkinson never authorized the building of a government house by Col. Sargent.
March 12, 1789 Delays in Forming the New Government Henry Knox George Washington Knox reports that the number of members of the new government present in New York is stalled at 8 Senators and 18 representatives. This delay in forming the government is a matter of "great chagrin." Knox notes that letters have been forwarded to the absent members of government from Maryland, Delaware, and Virginia. Knox estimates it maybe a month before absent members arrive in New York.
January 25, 1800 Agent has Reported in Favor of Claim David Henley [not available] Reports that the agent has reported in favor of McCroy's claim.
1794 Autograph Document [not available] [not available] Document, speech re Government policy toward Indians--President's promise to Senecas of a written General Guarantee of all lands they are entitled to by reservation or otherwise.