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Date Title Author Recipient Summary
September 9, 1800 [General Orders] Major T.H. Cushing [not available] Lists fuel allowances for officers, men and camp followers in the jurisdiction of the City of Washington; lists all forts, posts and garrisons in this jurisdiction (with caveats concerning fuel in certain cases). Appended is a Battalion Orders concerning applications for discharges, by a Major D. Jackson.
August 4, 1795 Return for Logs Daniel Tingley Timothy Pickering Tingley writes Pickering to inform him that the oak and pine logs issued to the constructor have been sawed into planks and are ready for seasoning. Tingley also notes that he was not aware that the hogsheads of rum were under his jurisdiction, and will rectify this mistake along with any other omissions that may have resulted unintentionally.
November 30, 1795 Documents Refuting Claim of Seizure Phineas Bond Timothy Pickering Bond noted his possession of documents that refuted claims that Captain Home detained U.S. seamen unlawfully.
March 30, 1795 [DUPLICATE] Allegations of Unlawful Seizure Phineas Bond Timothy Pickering Referred to international relations with British. Noted complicated demands made regarding Capt. Home's reassignment due to his "unlawful" detention of a vessel. Enclosed documents that supported the acts of Capt. Home and the seamen were within the jurisdiction of the U.S.
October 31, 1798 Requests Information about Jurisdiction of Fortifications Protecting New York City Benjamin Stoddert James McHenry Refers to a legislative act directing money for fortifications to defend New York City, and to correspondence between the President, Governor Jay, and General Hamilton. Discusses delineation between state, federal, and congressional jurisdiction for fortifications. Requests instructions from the President, Secretary of War, and Governor of New York.
November 6, 1798 Discontent & Disgust in This Territory James Wilkinson James McHenry Wilkinson comments on the discontent in the southern territory evidenced by the withdrawal of several notables to the adjoining Spanish Territory. He lists three essentials to the preservation of order: the presence of Judges, the settlement of the right of soil and jurisdiction, and the establishment of a principle by which to ascertain and fix individual rights to land.
April 30, 1799 Respect for General St. Clair James McHenry Alexander Hamilton General St. Clair is the ex officio Superintendent of Indian Affairs within the Northwestern Territory and should be treated with respect by the military officers within the sphere of his jurisdiction. The officers at their respective posts should issue the requisite provisions to the Indians and should follow St. Clair's instructions relative to the delivery of the annual stipends to the Indians...
November 1, 1793 Opinions on the Relations of the United States with Several European Countries. Thomas Jefferson [not available] The members of the Cabinet provide their opinions on a number of maritime matters. They want Circular letters sent to a number of European countries regarding the extent of U.S. jurisdiction into the sea and the taking of depositions. They also advise on the disposition of a number of foreign vessel being held in American ports.
May 18, 1798 Outlines Authority and Jurisdiction for Sea Vessels James McHenry John Adams The Secretary of War will immediately provide instructions for army vessels to protect coasts. Theorizes about the constitutionally-based powers of the President over the army and the navy. Refers to the act of 1 July 1797. Outlines regulations for prisoners on vessels.
October 1, 1796 Secretary at War discusses legal issues with Chapin James McHenry Israel Chapin Jr Letter, discusses the legal jurisdiction of state and federal authorities; mentions Supreme Court.
October 28, 1799 Letter from the Accountant of the War Department William Simmons Caleb Swan Simmons discusses the proper jurisdiction of the Accountant's Office in settling the claims of Dr. Welsh.
August 10, 1799 Acknowledged Receipt of New London Land Deeds for Forts; Importance of New London's Defense James McHenry Jonathan Trumbull Acknowledges receipt of the deeds of cession for two parcels of land on which to build forts protecting the harbor of New London, Connecticut. Affirms the importance of the defense of this harbor, for Connecticut and the nation.
July 21, 1793 A talk from the heads of the Upper and Lower Creeks, by order of the Mad Dog, of the Tuckabatchees to be forwarded to His Excellency General George Washington, President of United States Timothy Barnard [Bernard] [not available] Translated by Timothy Bernard at Cussetahs. A talk from the heads of the Upper and Lower Creeks, by order of the Mad Dog, of the Tuckabatchee, to be forwarded to His Excellency General Washington, President of United States. Heads of Creek Nation report that Chickasaw Nation holding talks with Governor Blount, Southwest Territorial Governor, and report on the dispatch of several thousand men to...
November 22, 1798 Outlines Costs, Ownership, and Jurisdiction of Vessels Benjamin Stoddert James McHenry Requests completion of ship construction and supply of military stores according to constitutional law. Outlines costs and ownership. Lists types of boats and annual expenses.
August 21, 1794 American troops near British post along Miami Anthony Wayne William Campbell Major General Anthony Wayne responds to Major William Campbell (British commander of the fort along the banks of the Miami), who inquired upon why the U.S. is amassing troops nearby. Wayne points to the supposed Indian threat.
January 20, 1785 Treaty at Fort Stanwix, 1785 George Rogers Clark [not available] Articles outline details of treaty between the United States and the Wyandot and Delaware Indians. Indians promise to deliver 3 chiefs until peace is restored. Tribes will come under the jurisdiction of the President of the United States, with no other sovereign. Treaty establishes boundaries and settlement land and seeks to prevent robbery. Promises distribution of goods.
August 21, 1800 Decision on Account to be made by Department of Treasury William Simmons John Pollard Simmons examined account submitted by Pollard as much as his office required. Balance sent to Comptroller of Treasury for his decision. Department of Treasury holds jurisdiction over decision, papers returned to Pollard.
July 10, 1792 Order convening General Court Marshall for Mr Sharp John Wade [not available] Judge Advocate John Wade on behalf of Brigadier General Wilkerson informs Sharp that he has been charged with contempt of commanding general's orders and will stand before court martial following day.
February 27, 1796 Questions Training of Men without Proper Equipment; Refers to Federal and State Jurisdiction of Stores Michael Kalteisen Samuel Hodgdon News from Governor Vanderhost: he does not feel that he has authority to disarm the militia at the present crisis. Vanderhost is concerned with Hodgdon's order. Claims he cannot tell what brass field pieces remains in the public arsenal, nor can he distinguish what belongs to the state and what belongs to the U.S. as they have been blended together for many years. Kalteisen wonders whether it is...
January 17, 1801 Clarifying the Jurisdiction and Span of a Decision by the Secretary of War William Simmons Samuel Dexter Simmons refers Secretary Dexter to his decision of January 8th in favor of Lt. Saunders' claim for expenses claimed while detained at Simmons' office by order of the commanding officer. Claims by others have come forward, and Simmons wishes for Dexter to clarify whether this decision is meant to work in favor of all like claims or only in the case of Lt. Saunders.
April 13, 1798 Instruction for Distribution of Information from Ministers at Paris James McHenry [not available] Discussed settlement of accounts, securing western territory from Spanish and further intrusions. Enclosed a letter from Little Turtle, also enclosed 12 copies of instructions to and dispatches from the Ministers in Paris. McHenry requested Goodhue distribute the papers to posts within his jurisdiction.
May 1793 Employment of Privateers Henry Knox George Clinton Policy toward commissioning of privateers [burned fragment, illegible in large part].
March 1, 1784 Virginia: Cession of Western Land Claims. General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Virginia [not available] Virginia Cession of Western Land Claims in the Ohio Territory based on Act of Congress which recommended to the several states having claims to waste and unappropriated lands in the Western Country a liberal cession to the United States of a portion of respective claims for the common benefit of the Union.
September 4, 1796 Captain Chapin discusses Indian affairs with Secretary at War Israel Chapin Jr James McHenry Letter, discusses Indian murdered at Venango; discusses legal precedent for murdered Indian; discusses preemption rights of State of New York; discusses state rights and the Federal government; discusses Indian welfare; describes increase in Indian murder rate; describes dependance on annuities; describes account of murder.
September 3, 1793 Failure to Secure Peace With Northwest Indians; Discussion of Militia Henry Knox Anthony Wayne Informs Wayne that the Indian commissioners have failed to establish peace with the Indians north of the Ohio. Describes the commissioners' travels to safety, and lists the tries most disposed for war. Mentions that "Captain Brandt," his Mohawks, and the Five Nations seem to have tried to convince the other Indians to accept peace. Discusses Wayne's jurisdiction over militia in Virginia and...