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Date Title Author Recipient Summary
January 19, 1793 Statement of Craig's Character Henry Knox Isaac Craig Acknowledges receipt of letter. Supposes that some hasty omission has been highly blazoned. Considers Major Craig's experience, industry and integrity as highly useful and valuable to public service.
October 24, 1791 Knox copies minutes from Washington's speech Henry Knox [not available] Document, minutes for the President's speech; discusses impartial justice for Indians; mentions system for national militia.
February 27, 1797 Discussing General Wayne's search of a foreign national James McHenry Timothy Pickering Discusses General Anthony Wayne's search of a foreign national; recommends searching Powers's boat and papers because there is reason to believe that he has been engaged in practices "highly injurious" to the United States.
August 10, 1798 Recommendation of Philip Lightfoot John Marshall James McHenry Marshall recommends that Philip Lightfoot, a young gentleman of excellent character, be given a commission as a captain among the 10,000 men being raised for national defense.
January 29, 1791 Hooper seeks appointment from Knox Stephen Hooper Henry Knox Letter, asks for Excise appointment.
September 17, 1794 America as an Asylum to the Oppressed of Europe John Jay Alexander Hamilton John Jay reflects on the war, discord, and oppression he witnesses while in London and hopes that America might become an asylum to the oppressed peoples of the world.
May 17, 1796 Most Economical Route from Mud Island to West Point Nathan Jones Samuel Hodgdon Jones asks Hodgdon for his recommendation as to the most economical route from Mud Island to West Point.
January 28, 1790 Knox forwards his ideas on the National Militia to John Hancock Henry Knox John Hancock Letter, encloses report on National Militia.
August 28, 1798 Request for Response to Letter Concerning National Defense John Adams James McHenry Forwards a letter of application [type undetermined] from Governor John Henry of Maryland, asking that McHenry respond to it in the manner determined by the laws for national defense.
July 22, 1799 Dissatisfaction with Character of Officer Applicant John Adams James McHenry Describes meeting an applicant for an officer's appointment, and seems dissatisfied with his character.
March 5, 1793 Hopes for Peace Conference & Preparations for Movement Should It Fail Henry Knox Anthony Wayne Knox talks about the coming peace conference with the Indians and hopes that the commissioners will be successful in achieving a satisfactory peace without sacrificing national honor. If not, Wayne's army should be well trained and ready to march as soon as the weather permits. All requested stores, powder, and lead will be transported with dispatch. Promotions of officers are enclosed.
July 1, 1785 Requests Guidance about National Military Uniforms and Customs Josiah Harmar Henry Knox Reports that the cockade they wear is the Union black and white, but postulates that it may be better to establish a national uniform. Requests direction.
January 6, 1800 Report on the National Armory James McHenry Thomas Jefferson McHenry transmits a report of the expenses of the National Armory at Springfield, Massachusetts.
May 28, 1794 Prohibiting the Exportation of Arms and Ammunition Alexander Hamilton [not available] (CIRCULAR) Notification of a temporary ban on the exportation of arms and ammunition. Enclosed is a translation of a Decree of the National Convention altering the national flag of France.
March 13, 1794 Petition of Thomas Holton Henry Knox Senate of the United States Knox addresses the United States Senate regarding the petitions of Lieutenant Jonathan Holton, wounded at Barrington in 1777 and placed on the New Hampshire pension list. Knox concludes that, though the wound may not be extremely injurioius, to withdraw the pension assigned Holton by the State of New Hampshire would signal a parsimony unfavorable to the national reputation.
September 27, 1789 Knox informs Carrington of his appointment as Marshal Henry Knox Edward Carrington Letter, advises re appointment as Marshall.
May 5, 1800 Authorization for Preparations to be Made for National Cannon Foundry John Adams James McHenry Authorization for purchase of land and other operations to be undertaken for the purpose of building a national cannon foundry.
March 14, 1796 First Report to the Senate; Expresses Concerns for National Navy James McHenry [not available] Persuades importance for a national navy, comparing the US to France and England. Deplores challenge of not being able to depend upon the current navy for protection.
July 22, 1798 A Plea for a Military Appointment Adam Hoops Alexander Hamilton Hoops makes the case for his appointment as a major of artillery.
April 12, 1792 Knox informs Brooks of promotion Henry Knox John Brooks Letter, advises re appointment to Brigadier General.
December 18, 1796 Refers to National and State Constitutions and Delegations to the Governor Samuel Chase James McHenry Speaks of delegate to Governor. Requests information. Refers to national and state constitutions.
June 3, 1792 ENCLOSURE: Delivery of National Bank Notes Henry Bowyer John Hopkins Bpwyer eceived the $500 in National Bank notes from Hopkins in May. As his business does not allow personal application, asks Hopkins to deliver to Archibald Murray. Has also written the Secretary of War and asks Hopkins to forward the letter.
April 18, 1793 Death of Noon-day, a Fellow of Bad Character William Blount Henry Knox Blount contends that the accidental killing of a Cherokee named Noon-day should not evoke great sadness since he was a man of questionable character.
May 8, 1800 I Will Continue My Duties as long as the Service Requires Jonathan Williams James McHenry Williams expresses his gratitude for the honorable testimony respecting his character communicated by the President of the United States [Adams] and pledges to continue his duties as long as the interest of the service requires. He fears that he has been misunderstood by the President in his use of the words "engaged in business" by which he meant that he would do the business of Assistant...
August 25, 1784 Certification that officers have taken oath of allegiance to the state of Pennsylvania Josiah Harmar President John Dickinson Harmar reports that his officers have taken the oath of allegiance to the state of Pennsylvania.