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Date Title Author Recipient Summary
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". ...
July 13, 1791 Red Jacket's Speech Red Jacket [not available] In his speech, Red Jacket discusses the peace talks, the British forces on the frontier, British and Indian relations, and Indian independence.
June 26, 1798 Only Course of Action is War with France Henry Knox John Adams Private correspondence: Knox sees the only way to assert ourselves as an independent nation is to wage war against the unjust rulers of France.
September 26, 1798 Forwarding of Correspondence from Hudson Volunteer Company John Adams James McHenry Adams forwards correspondence from the Hudson Independent Rangers, which he had inadvertently not forwarded previously, for McHenry's review and reply.
May 15, 1799 Independent farmers and planters in Virginia James McHenry Richard Kidder Meade Acknowledges that he has received and will consider the recommendation of Mr. Butler as an officer. Comments on the recent elections in Virginia, which he states is full of "independent farmers and planters."
August 24, 1786 Application for sundry pay John Pierce Nathaniel Gorham Informs the President of Congress, Nathaniel Gorham, that Major Whitcomb, who commanded an Independent Corps of Rangers, has made an application for the pay of his sundry soldiers.
December 6, 1800 Shipments and Elections John Harris Edward Wright Invoices for Georgia factories, Independent and Helen shipped by William Murdock. Emphasized need for blankets.
February 11, 1796 Discussion of Paymaster's Standing Stephen Rochefontaine Nehemiah Freeman Letter, describes paymaster as an agent and staff officer of the commandant ; did not threaten to dismiss paymaster from the service.
March 10, 1784 Commutation pay Joseph Carleton John Pierce Discusses the granting of commutation pay to Colonel Troup and the case of commutation pay for Lawrence Myers
May 29, 1790 Proof of Identification to Receive Pension Henry Knox Benjamin Lincoln Knox mentioned case of Susanna Britt, ruled on approved forms of identification to receive pension.
March 15, 1795 Difficulties in Obtaining Supplies at the Treasury Isaac Craig Samuel Hodgdon Though Hodgon had written Craig regarding the difficulties of obtaining from the Treasury the necessary supplies for the Quartermaster's Department, Craig had earlier responded via Colonel McNair with information obviating many of the difficulties Hodgdon mentioned. Craig currently needs cash and a set of books ruled for dollars and cents.
September 5, 1787 Commission of Colonel Butler and claims of inhabitants at Tioga Timothy Pickering Benjamin Franklin Acceptance of Commission by Colonel Butler. Pickering administered oath of allegiance. Franklin and Jenkins at Tioga to receive and examine claims of inhabitants. Colonel McInster, from Hudson, and Allen from Rhode Island, met them there. Has a deposition regarding plan to erect independent state
January 15, 1788 Jonathan Nicholson discusses business of the Comptroller's Office with Joseph Howell Jonathan Nicholson Joseph Howell John Nicholson asks Joseph Howell to send certificates to Colonel Bayard, who waits with impatience.
November 29, 1787 Joseph Howell sends a circular letter to the loan officers of each state Joseph Howell Loan Officers In order to complete a return identifying all veterans entitled to land, Howell requests that the states furnish him with returns from the Invalids Regiment, Hazen's Regiment, Armand's Legion, Lee's Legion, the corps of sappers and miners, and other independent corps considered part of the quota of each state.
May 28, 1800 Claims Denied William Simmons Caleb Swan Simmons received letter from Swan that contained claim of Lieutenant McComb for services performed in the office of the Adjutant General. Simmons already ruled on similar claims and therefore maintained his method of account examination and stated McComb's claims as inadmissible. Accounts returned to Swan.
June 7, 1796 A Talk from the Mad Dog to the Chickasaw Nation Mad Dog [not available] Talks received with happy hearts, Mad Dog's tribe now sends its strength to the Chickasaws.
November 28, 1785 Public notification of legal boundary with Cherokee Nation Congress of the United States [not available] Public notice of treaty with the Cherokee Nation.
December 5, 1787 Jonathan Nicholson discusses business of the Comptroller's Office with Joseph Howell Jonathan Nicholson Joseph Howell John Nicholson seeks further clarification from Joseph Howell regarding the requested returns of the officers and privates of the Pennsylvania Line.
May 16, 1797 License for Alexander Campbell to Trade with Cherokee Nation David Henley [not available] Campbell, resident in Cherokee nation legally licensed to trade with Cherokee Indians under condition that Campbell observes laws and regulations of the United States government.
1798 Account with the Creek Nation Unknown Author [not available] Itemized listing of an account of the Creek Nation with the United States
April 29, 1793 Large Army of Creeks Coming Against This Nation Piamingo General Robertson Piamingo alerts General Robertson that his Chickasaws will soon be attacked by a Creek army. He hopes that the general will recall past promises of assistance to his nation in dire circumstances such as these.
June 17, 1793 An Action that May Involve the Nation in Ruin Secretary Smith Edward Adair Smith worries that the attack on the Hanging Maw's house may incite the Cherokee nation to seek satisfaction before they hear from the President.
January 30, 1799 Cover Letter for the Treaty with the Oneida Nation John Adams United States Senate "I send for your consideration a treaty with the Oneida nation of Indians, made on the first day of June 1798 at their village."
May 1, 1797 License for John Civils to Trade with the Cherokee Nation David Henley [not available] J. Civils, a mulatto, permission to trade with Cherokee Nation. Trade confined to Cherokee towns.
[not available] Articles of a treaty concluded at Galphinton Multiple Authors [not available] Treaty between Creek Nation and U.S. specifying boundaries for the Creek Nation and the state of Georgia and code of conduct for both parties.