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Date Title Author Recipient Summary
March 12, 1800 Intentions of Foreign Powers, Etc. James McHenry Uriah Tracy Answers to questions requiring knowledge of the intentions of foreign powers can only be guessed. If there is to be war, the exportation of offensive weapons should be forbidden. If there is peace the United States will not need them. The petition should be granted because the swords and muskets appear unsuitable for the naval service and they are not of the caliber used by the army.
June 17, 1792 Movement and Intentions of the Miami Indians John Francis Hamtramck Henry Knox Reports on the situation at his post and gives the latest information on the movement and intentions of Miami Indians and his contacts and negotiations with the Indians
April 21, 1797 Intentions approved Peter Hagner John Wade Assures Captain Wade that the Accountant (Simmons) will approve of his "intentions in your publick transactions."
August 27, 1793 Inability to Remedy the Lawless Violence on the Frontiers Henry Knox Daniel Smith Knox regrets the failure to establish peace on the frontiers but assures Smith that he is not to blame since, despite his good intentions, he did not have the means to remedy the severe situation which he faced.
October 20, 1798 Report from London on French Intentions Rufus King Alexander Hamilton King warns Hamilton of his suspicions regarding French intentions with respect to the American navy and the potential for war with France.
October 10, 1786 Effect of hostile intentions of Indians on surveying business Josiah Harmar Henry Knox Because of hostile intentions of Indians, Captain Hutchins declined to prosecute surveying business and retired to the Ohio River. Captain Hamtramck is to provide a detachment for security. Hutchins is zealous to carry out the ordinance of Congress and resume surveying, but Indian situation is dangerous.
March 24, 1791 Hostile Intentions of the Western Indians, Etc. Henry Knox Rufus Putnam The hostile intentions of the western Indians seem clear. The recent murder at Beaver Creek of some friendly Indians should be investigated so as to avoid a general Indian war. It is hoped that the impending campaign will produce peace.
March 15, 1796 Discussion of Naval Matters Pertaining to the New Frigates, Especially Congressional Intentions Captain Thomas Truxtun Josiah Fox Asks for information regarding Congressional intentions towards Navy. Asks after Captain Dale. Mentions the business of continuing construction of frigates is up before Congress.
June 9, 1784 Certificate and intentions for travel to New England Aaron Swetland Jonathan Phillips From the letter book of the assistant commissioner of army accounts, Joseph Howell. Discusses a certificate (for pay?) and intentions for travel to New England.
January 20, 1784 Pay of Officers and Prisoners of War John Pierce Thomas Mifflin Discusses half pay and commutation for line and staff officers. Discusses half pay for those taken prisoner during the war.
April 25, 1793 Additional Hostilities Against the United States, Etc. William Blount Henry Knox Blount has received additional evidence of the intentions of the Creeks to commit hostilities against the United States. McKee and Watts are to attend a council in which McKee is to represent the interests of the U.S. The mounted infantry ordered to provide relief to the Mero Distrct has not demonstrated the readiness that would have been expected.
June 5, 1793 Search and Pursuit of the Creeks, Etc. William Blount Chiefs of the Cherokees Blount assures the Cherokee chiefs that he has informed the President of their peaceful intentions and he is looking forward to their visit to Philadelphia. He has ordered the continued pursuit of the marauding Creeks but mounted militia.
October 21, 1785 Doughty sends intelligence to Knox regarding Indian intentions and British efforts to actively foment hostilities between the Indian Nations and the United States John Doughty Henry Knox This is an intelligence report from Captain John Doughty to Henry Knox, Secretary at War. This report assesses Indian intentions and British efforts to actively foment hostilities between the Nations and the United States. Doughty identifies Alexander McCormick as his source of information. McCormick requests to have his identity protected because he intends to winter in British-controlled...
March 1, 1797 Report on the Creeks Benjamin Hawkins James McHenry Hawkins reports on the situation among the Creeks, their intentions, and their complaints. Also discusses the necessity of regulations for Indian traders
August 10, 1799 Alarm amongst the inhabitants on account of the Indians... Arthur St. Clair James McHenry St. Clair chronicles the response of the western settlers to the possibility of Indian incursions. It appears that the Shawanese are themselves apprehensive about being attacked by the Chickasaws and by an army of whites.
July 25, 1792 Payment of Arrearages of Pensions John Jay Henry Knox The sums allowed to invalids for arrearages of pensions are regulated by circumstances and are intended to be in full to the day of the date of the certificate in each case. From that day also it was intended that the pension should commence and be computed. Such were the intentions of Jay and the other Judges.
June 21, 1799 Letter from the Accountant of the War Department William Simmons James Morrison Simmons requests to be informed of John Edwards' intentions to settle his account.
April 29, 1800 Continuance of the Recruiting Service Alexander Hamilton James McHenry Hamilton observes that it appears that the continuance of the recruiting service under Gen. Pinckney has proceeded from some misapprehsnsion of Hamilton's intentions but he has written the general on the subject.
January 9, 1792 Assuring the Western Indians of Our Peaceful Intentions Henry Knox Peter Pond Knox instructs Captains Peter Pond and William Steedman as to the details of their mission to assure the western Indians as to the peaceful intentions of the United States while at the same time gathering intelligence on the Indians’ intentions and military capabilities.
April 29, 1792 Humanity Will Dictate a Severe Punishment Henry Knox Alexander McGillivray Knox tells Alexander McGillivray that he hopes the boundary lines established in the Treaty of New York with the Creeks will be drawn soon so as to eliminate any potential for misunderstanding. As for the northern Indians, if they are not responsive to U. S. attempts to establish peace and continue their violence on the frontier, war is inevitable.
January 7, 1790 Letter from Secretary of War Henry Knox to the Reverend Samuel Kirkland requesting intelligence on the outcome of great council at Buffaloe Creek; meeting of Chiefs at Philadelphia Henry Knox Reverend Samuel Kirkland Knox informs that Good Peter and French Peter will return with Kirkland. Captain Hoops spoke with Farmer's Brother who indicated that a great council was taking place at Buffaloe Creek (Buffalo Creek). Knox wants Kirkland to find out the object of this council. Knox goes on to reiterate the importance of bringing the chiefs to Philadelphia and stresses that they must be persuaded of good...
February 6, 1797 Captain Chapin discusses Indian affairs with Secretary at War Israel Chapin Jr James McHenry Chapin informs Secretary at War of the intentions of Captains Brant and Abel. Brant and Abel are travelling to Philadelphia to see McHenry.
June 4, 1799 Significance of Military Force Maintained by the U.S. James McHenry Theodore Sedgwick McHenry stresses that he considers the preservation of internal peace and a due respect for the rights of the U.S. by foreign nations to be inextricably connected with the actual military force maintained by the U.S. If that force is found to be insignificant, good intentions will not be encouraged nor hostility much deterred.
July 22, 1788 Party of Chippewas in close confinement Arthur St. Clair Henry Knox Following the violence at the falls of Muskingum, party of Chippewas returned and were taken into custody under suspicion of ill intentions. Had a soldier's cartridge box in their possession.
June 26, 1800 Irregularities in the Handling of Mail Joseph Williams Alexander Hamilton The Postmaster at Springfield tells Williams that letters are now distributed by the post office at Stratford agreeable to the intentions of the Postmaster General. Of course, those routed to Boston must be attributed to their being placed in a wrong bundle or mail at Philadelphia. Should the irregularity continue, Hodgdon will be advised of it.