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September 14, 1798 In the Midst of Imminent Danger, Etc. Isaac Craig Samuel Hodgdon Along with a discussion of a number of other matters, Craig expresses his pleasure that the Hodgdon family is safe though still in the midst of imminent danger. He has received four Freneau papers though publication may be discontinued should the editor fall victim to the traveling malady.
December 29, 1791 Warning Citizens of Imminent Danger from Indian Attacks Henry Knox [not available] Knox tells the militia lieutenants of three Pennsylvania counties to recruit scouts whose purpose will be to warn citizens of imminent danger from Indian attacks; also he specifies how much these scouts will be paid and the procedures for mustering them into and out of the service.
March 7, 1800 Enlistments Suspended due to Activity in France James McHenry Alexander Hamilton Congressional act has suspended further enlistments unless war shall break out between the US and the French Republic or there is imminent danger of invasion of their territory by the said Republic.
March 1800 An Act for better organizing the Corps of Artillerists and Engineers to be hereafter denominated the Corps of Engineers and Artillerists. Alexander Hamilton [not available] Separated the corps of artillerists and engineers by those on foot and those on horse. Details on how the corps should be subdivided and who should be in which group. Gave President power to raise two regiments of horse artillerists if danger is imminent.
October 24, 1798 Danger Risked by Remaining in Town, Etc. Michael Kepple Samuel Hodgdon Kepple is glad to have heard from Mr. Henry that Hodgdon has continued in good health despite the danger he risked by remaining in town.
June 10, 1793 Regarding the degree of danger in Georgia Henry Knox Governor Edward Telfair Possible danger to Georgian frontier, Knox agreed to increase in troops necessary but advised that once danger of invasion subsided that number of troops should be reduced.
September 19, 1794 Hamilton Volunteers to Fight the Insurrection Alexander Hamilton George Washington Hamilton expresses his wish to join in the effort to combat the insurrection in western Pennsylvania. [Whiskey Rebellion]
September 10, 1787 Giving Thanks to General Knox DuPlesses Henry Knox DuPlesses gives effusive thanks to Knox for his attentiveness and friendship during his time in America. Outlines the political situation in Europe.
January 26, 1789 Regarding land purchases; geographical information; the imminent death of the King of Great Britain Tench Coxe Thomas Mifflin Discusses land purchases in New York, Massachusetts and Pennsylvania from Indians and reports on the imminent death of the King of Great Britain from a dropsical disease. Suggests that a change of kings will result in increased public debt.
May 1, 1799 Appointing officers for the Provisional Army James McHenry Benjamin Goodhue Argues that it would be better to fully prepare and appoint officers for the Provisional Army now than wait until immediate danger comes.
September 11, 1800 Conspiracy to Effect an Insurrection of the Blacks in Henrico County, Virginia Jonathan Newman Samuel Hodgdon Newman warns of a possible conspiracy by slaves to foment a rebellion in Henrico County, Virginia. He urges that Virginia's arms and equipage be moved to Harpers Ferry to keep them from being seized by the conspirators.
1800 Draft Act for better organizing the Corps of Artillerists and Engineers Alexander Hamilton [not available] Draft act for the better organizing of the Corps of Artillerists and Engineers.
August 17, 1793 Our Settlements Much Distressed by Indians General Robertson Secretary Smith Robertson reports on the depredations of the marauding Indians in his district and his efforts to combat them with military force.
April 13, 1790 Protection of Frontier Counties Henry Knox Lieutenant of Harrison County Knox speaks of adopting a temporary method of protecting the frontier counties until danger ceases or a more permanent solution is presented.
[not available] [Address of the General Assembly of Virginia] General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Virginia John Adams Address to the President concerning Virginian support of war against Indians who had attacked the western frontiers.
August 9, 1798 Removal of Stores Due to Danger of Infection Samuel Hodgdon James McHenry Hodgdon refutes the argument of those who claim that the public stores should be moved due to the risk of infection. The stores exist to support the Army and every effort should be made to see that they are available for that purpose.
October 5, 1793 United States Relieved from a Heavy Expense William Blount Henry Knox After being warned of the danger of the fever at Philadelphia, the Chickasaw delegation have cancelled their trip to meet the President which saves the United States the expense of their journey.
May 23, 1793 Our Nation is Determined to be at Peace Chiefs of the Cherokees William Blount The Cherokee chiefs offer assurances that, unlike the Creeks, they seek peace with the United States. They do not want to be blamed for any of the Creek depredations.
April 6, 1798 War Seems Inevitable, Etc. Samuel Hodgdon John Wilkins, Jr. Among other more mundane business matters, Hodgdon warns that the President will soon make major communications to Congress that seem to indicate that war is imminent.
October 23, 1795 Quartermaster General's Intention of Resigning, Etc. Isaac Craig Samuel Hodgdon The fifteen post notes of $100 have arrived. The Quartermaster General says he intends to resign and believes that he will not be replaced. The four wagons that James Ritchie loaded with hospital stores have arrived. Since winter is imminent, any additional wagons should hasten to their destinations.
March 28, 1799 Discusses the Dangerous Implications of Nitre Storage in the Public Store Samuel Hodgdon Israel Whelen Refers to deposits of nitre in public stores belonging to Wheelen's firm in Frankford. Wheelen thought it was an improper location for such a deposit, causing danger to the other buildings. Wheelen had never even stored salt petre in any of his contiguous buildings. The purveyor stored the nitre there as a matter of convenience with the intention of making it into powder. Neither the purveyor nor...
May 5, 1792 The Stealing of Horses by Southern Indians William Blount Henry Knox Governor William Blount describes for Knox the many instances of horse stealing in the South and the potential for discord that the stealing of white men's horses by southern Indians has produced.
June 20, 1792 Troop and Supply Movements Henry Knox Anthony Wayne Knox discusses various troop and supply movements and urges Wayne to be sure that stores are protected from the Indians while being transported. Horses have been purchased and rifles are being forwarded to Pittsburgh.
July 17, 1790 Termination of Scouts Employment Henry Knox Beverley Randolph Protection of western frontiers by scouts to cease upon receipt of this letter. Rangers to replace the scouts post of protecting against Indian attacks. Details on troops.
November 8, 1799 Establishing a Medium Price for Rations on Both Sides of the Ohio Alexander Hamilton James McHenry Hamilton discusses a change from the current situation whereby different prices for rations are charged on the two sides of the Ohio River.