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Date Title Author Recipient Summary
October 22, 1786 Possibility of Indian War, Promotions, and Goods in Shipment Henry Knox Jeremiah Wadsworth Mentions high probability of an Indian War; discusses promotion for a mutual acquaintance, Wyllis, and some of Wadsworth's goods which are in shipment.
October 11, 1790 Letter Citation Henry Knox Unknown Recipient Cited in Knox to Washington, 12/16/1790
October 22, 1790 Private account of expedition against Indians Henry Knox Unknown Recipient Private account of an expedition against hostile Indians, told by a militiaman in the Pittsburgh newspaper.
December 16, 1790 Reports on Harmar's Expedition against the Hostile Western Tribes Henry Knox George Washington Knox's letter to the President includes the General Orders from General Harmer's expedition against the hostile western Indians.
November 21, 1800 Fire that Destroyed the War Department Building Isaac Craig Samuel Hodgdon Major Craig expresses regret to Samuel Hodgdon after receiving news of the fire that destroyed the War Department building and records. Craig anticipates much confusion from the loss.
October 20, 1790 Expedition against hostile Indians Henry Knox Unknown Recipient Extract of a letter from Henry Knox concerning the particulars of General Josiah Harmar's expedition against hostile Indians, specifically the Shawnee. Contains general orders. Largely illegible.
June 12, 1798 Loss of Saltpeter Samuel Hodgdon John Steele Hodgdon informs Steele of the loss of a portion of shipped saltpeter due probably to drying during storage and to loss during transportation.
October 22, 1790 Letter Citation Henry Knox Unknown Recipient Cited in Knox to Washington, 12/16/1790. Extract of a letter from Henry Knox concerning the particulars of General Josiah Harmar's expedition against hostile Indians, specifically the Shawnee. Contains general orders. Largely illegible.
October 17, 1790 Letter Citation Henry Knox Unknown Recipient Cited in Knox to Washington, 12/16/1790. Extract of a letter from Henry Knox concerning the particulars of General Josiah Harmar's expedition against hostile Indians, specifically the Shawnee. Contains general orders. Largely illegible.
October 21, 1790 Letter Citation Henry Knox Unknown Recipient Cited in Knox to Washington, 12/16/1790. Extract of a letter from Henry Knox concerning the particulars of General Josiah Harmar's expedition against hostile Indians, specifically the Shawnee. Contains general orders. Largely illegible.
June 11, 1798 Loss of Saltpeter Samuel Hodgdon Thomas Lloyd Halsey Hodgdon alerts Halsey that the saltpeter he forwarded falls short of the amount indicated on the invoice, probably due to loss due to drying and loss during transportation.
January 10, 1792 Difficulty of Final Adjustment of Levy Accounts Samuel Hodgdon Henry Knox The loss of vouchers during the late action and the dispersal of the levies makes it difficult to settle all accounts but since all advances have been recorded, there will be no loss to the public.
January 12, 1800 Condolences Alexander Hamilton Martha Washington Hamilton expresses to Washington's widow the depth of his grief at the loss of the General and his debt to him for the confidence and friendship he was shown throughout his life.
May 7, 1798 What Became of the Garden Seeds? Etc. Samuel Hodgdon Isaac Craig Among other matters, Hodgdon wonders about the missing garden seeds the loss of which Col. [Winthrop] Sargent deeply regrets.
August 30, 1785 Retirement from Commericial Enterprises to Pursue the Study of Law William Jackson Benjamin Lincoln William Jackson writes to Benjamin Lincoln to solicit his opinions regarding his intention to retire from commercial enterprises and pursue the study of law. Discussed "general embarrassment of commerce" and that he was unwilling to sustain a loss of reputation due to current economy. Listed several men who influenced Jackson's choice to study law.
November 21, 1791 Requests Letter of Commendation David Ewing Samuel Hodgdon Refers to the death of Major Ferguson and the implications the loss of connection have made in his career with his own promotions. Requests a private letter recommending Ewing for promotion.
November 1, 1791 Account of an Attack and Retreat Arthur St. Clair Henry Knox St. Clair gives details of an early morning attack on the army and militia in their camp. Overcome by the power of the enemy, the Americans retreated to Fort Jefferson. St. Clair attributes some of the loss to the disorder and confusion of the newly enlisted troops.
January 23, 1800 Loss of Recollection of Prior Transactions, Etc. Henry Bedinger Samuel Hodgdon Major Elias Langham has informed Bedinger that he has long since forwarded his account to Hodgdon which included an amount due Bedinger for the money that he advanced to the United States. Bedinger admits that he should have drawn on Hodgdon for that amount but a severe illness caused him to lose for a time all recollection of prior transactions.
May 12, 1791 Delivery of Equipment and Supplies Henry Knox Isaac Craig Instructions for outfitting recruits to rendezvous at Pittsburgh.
September 24, 1799 Loss of a Favorite Child of Two Years Old, Etc. James Miller Samuel Hodgdon Miller cites the death of his child as the reason he was delayed in transporting clothing to various posts but assures Hodgdon that it is now on its way.
October 9, 1790 Regarding loss sustained by robbery from public officers during late war Richard Harison Alexander Hamilton Regarding loss sustained by robbery from public officers during late war, Harison is of opinion that officers are not chargeable on that account unless negligence can be imputed to them.
September 29, 1798 Six Deaths Yesterday, Etc. Samuel Hodgdon Melancton Smith In addition to supply matters, Hodgdon notes the death of Capt. Joseph Anthony which he considers a great mercantile loss. The sickness in Philadelphia has not abated.
December 9, 1785 Report on Operations at West Point, & Precarious Medical Situation There William Price Henry Knox Discusses clothing, the temporary loss of a Connecticut sergeant who was recalled to that state to help with recruiting, and the sending of wagon covers. Informs Knox that he has summoned all available physicians to tend to the sick at West Point.
November 23, 1790 Report of Expedition against Little Turtle and Miamis Josiah Harmar Henry Knox Josiah Harmar provides a detailed account to the Secretary at War of the failed military expedition against Little Turtle and the Miamis. This account includes such details as the order of march, the order of encampment, and the order of battle. Describes the Miami Indians groups and the geography. Mentions interactions with traders, whom, he claims, may be more savage than the Indians. Ordered...
December 19, 1800 Appointment of judge advocate Samuel Dexter Nathaniel Macon Dexter discusses the appointment of a judge advocate with Nathaniel Macon.