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Date Title Author Recipient Summary
April 13, 1799 Deposition before Mayor Richard Varick of NYC Edward Chinn [not available] Chinn certified he knew Joseph Biden and that Biden had to leave his home and property during the American invasion.
May 9, 1793 Invasion of the Creeks William Blount Henry Knox Blount discusses the measures he has taken to relieve the district of Mero as its inhabitants face the prospect of an invasion by the Creeks. The Cherokees appear to be disposed toward peace but still have not decided whether to accept the President's invitation to visit Philadelphia.
October 29, 1799 Discusses State, Congressional, and Presidential Powers in Calling Invasion James McHenry Samuel Sitgreaves Refers to Constitutional article about Congressional approval for invasion. Mentions Presidential power. Discussion of law in Indian nations. Seeks private opinion.
January 5, 1798 Concerning domestic opposition in the United States James McHenry Robert Craig Discusses the domestic situation in the U.S., where he says the opposition has been viciously opposing the government and possibly inciting insurrection or a foreign invasion.
June 16, 1799 Our government does not deem an invasion impossible. Alexander Hamilton James McHenry Hamilton warns that an invasion by the French is not unlikely and the proper precautions should be instituted.
September 27, 1797 Report on Invasion of Cherokee of Frontier Secretary Smith Henry Knox Smith recounted invasion of frontier settlement, Knoxville, by Cherokee Indians. Many were killed and Smith believed that much more suffering is in store for the settlers of the Northwest due to the Indian "infestation".
April 18, 1793 Relieving the District of Mero William Blount General Robertson Upon his arrival in Nashville, Major Beard will receive his orders as to his operation to protect the district of Mero from invasion by the Creeks.
September 13, 1794 Attack from Creek Nation R. J. Waters John Easten Doctor Waters writes that a "very formidable invasion" by the Creek Nation is nearly certain, and will consist of at least 900 men, aimed at attacking western settlements in the Cumberland region. The doctor allegedly received this information from a Shawanese.
March 14, 1800 [Certificate in favor of William Torrey.] Joseph Bindon [not available] Described loss of Torrey, an importer of British dry goods, due to the American invasion of Montreal and his subsequent service in the U.S. military.
June 18, 1799 Report on a fleet headed to Ireland James McHenry Benjamin Stoddert Addresses a newspaper report that a fleet is in all probability headed to Ireland, and that the United States must take precautions to protect their own principal forts against any undesirable hostilities. States that it may be useful for the United States government to tell its citizens that it does not deem an invasion by a foreign power impossible.
March 18, 1794 Proclamation against Kentucky invasion of Spanish territory George Washington Isaac Shelby Proclamation issued by Washington's Cabinet forbidding Kentucky troops from invading Spanish territory, who the United States is at peace with. Proclamation delivered to Kentucky governor Isaac Shelby.
1797 Properly maintaining coastal garrisons James McHenry William Smith Inquires on the numbers of troops needed in order to properly defend coastal forts and garrisons in the event of an invasion. McHenry asks what the House plans to do in order to adequately provide this need; he also seriously questions the ability of a voluntarily militia to do the job.
May 6, 1794 Possible Invasion of the Floridas Constant Freeman Henry Knox There are persistent rumors that the French are planning an invasion of the Floridas and that they are recruiting men, erecting works, and landing cannon for that purpose.
March 11, 1791 Request to Six Nations to Accompany Proctor on Message Delivery Henry Knox Chiefs Six Nations Request by Knox to accompany Thomas Proctor to meet the Miami and Wabash Indians for delivery of warning by President of punishment if murder and invasion continue.
March 1798 Autograph Letter Signed [not available] [not available] Letter, describes plans of sedition; mentions elections; mentions French invasion.
March 12, 1798 War Between England & France Samuel Hodgdon James Wilkinson Letter, advises re faulty musical instruments; alludes to Army band; discusses foreign relations and the arming of vessels for war; discusses rumors re an Invasion of England.
September 2, 1788 Letters to Governor of Virginia and President of Pennsylvania requesting that they prepare militias Arthur St. Clair Henry Knox St. Clair has written to Governor of Virginia and President of Pennsylvania requesting that they give orders to their Lieutenants in the frontier counties to have their proportions of militia required in readiness. Discusses plans if Indians have hostile designs at treaty talks. Makes reference to invasion and dispossession of Cherokees by people of Franklin and wonders how the Northern Indians...
October 14, 1798 Keep the Militia of Georgia in that State James Jackson James McHenry Jackson objects to the President's calling into service the Militia of Georgia because such an action would leave that State and its citizens unnecessarily vulnerable to invasion. Since ordering northern troops into Georgia would expose them to unhealthy conditions, it seems reasonable to man the State's garrisons with local militia rather than having them sent to posts outside the State.
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.
March 22, 1794 Payrolls for the Militia of the Southwestern Territory David Henley Joseph Howell Henley informs Howell that his recent appointment as paymaster was too late to adequately examine the payrolls of eighteen officers of the southwestern militia but he will do so immediately.
September 22, 1797 Information Regarding Diplomatic Situation Surrounding Enforcement of Treaty of Madrid (U.S.-Spanish Florida Border) James McHenry Isaac Guion James McHenry expresses hope that Isaac Guion has distributed annual presents to the Chickasaws; notes that Spanish officers have obstructed enforcement of the treaty in the U.S.-Spanish Florida border region, but opines that they have been doing so out of fear of a British invasion down the Mississippi. Reiterates that the President and Secretary of War have issued orders to Guion and Wilkinson...
December 22, 1798 My Ideas on Military Arrangements Alexander Hamilton James Gunn Due to the current state of international affairs, especially the temporizing conduct of France, Hamilton advises against any immediate augmentation of the Army. Still, he lists a number of steps that should be taken--especially regarding the addition of military arms and supplies--in case the interntional situation should darken. Plans for a military draft should be considered in case of...
May 2, 1797 Protecting the Territorial Integrity of the United States Lieutenant Piercy Smith Pope Don Manuel Gayoso de Lemos Pope assures Gayoso de Lemos, the Spanish Governor of Louisiana, that British forces from Canada will not be allowed to proceed through United States territory. Pope also warns him that a Spanish presence in U.S. territory will also not be tolerated.
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.
May 1, 1797 British Invasion Don Manuel Gayoso de Lemos Lieutenant Piercy Smith Pope Intelligence that British troops planned to march on Illinois, Spanish garrison must defend province and must postpone evacuation. Offered housing for U.S. troops.