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Date Title Author Recipient Summary
March 29, 1791 Extradition of the Accused by the State of Virginia Henry Knox Arthur St. Clair Regarding the murder of the Indians at Beaver Creek, Knox recommends that an inquiry by the proper magistrates should begin immediately and the appropriate legal steps taken to demand that the accused be extradited to Pennsylvania by the State of Virginia.
July 4, 1798 Details on the Wounding of Peaceful Creek Indians Benjamin Hawkins James McHenry Creek Indians injured by residents of Oconee, Hawkins provided monetary compensation in order to preserve peace, but civil magistrates doubt they can bring the offenders to justice.
August 10, 1795 Questionable Names on the Payroll Ebenezer Sproat William Simmons There is some question regarding the authenticity of several names appearing on the payrolls. Sproat says he did not see all of the men sign but the names have been certified by the appropriate magistrates so they should be legimate.
August 16, 1786 Lead to be replaced at Carlisle Major General Richard Butler Samuel Hodgdon Letter to the Commissary Military Stores, relating to lead, ball, and cartridges.
May 2, 1793 Separation of Military and Civil Authority Henry Knox Beverley Randolph Inquiry into William Preston's interference with Congressional representative election. Requests additional details to be taken under oath.
October 1, 1798 Seeks Affidavits about the Indian Nation in Georgia Edward Price James McHenry Encloses letter from Major Freeman according to instruction from Col. Hawkins. Seeks affidavits from people concerned with the Indian Nation.
September 14, 1797 Discontinued Claims Submissions William Simmons Stephen Rochefontaine Claims of pecuniary nature sent from West Point to the Office may be discontinued as Simmons nor any civil Magistrate are not vested with powers to satisfy Rochefontaine's claims.
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.
February 18, 1798 Managing the People Removed from Indian Land Thomas Butler Samuel Hodgdon Butler expresses approval of the executive's appointment of commissioners to hold a treaty with the Cherokee Indians. They will be able to make a report on on the lands which the United States may claim. Butler argues that these lands are not worth contending for since all the valuable lands in Tennessee have been covered by warrants. He laments of the share of trouble he has had in managing the...
June 6, 1799 Rules & Regulations Respecting the Recruiting Service Abraham R. Ellery Commanding Officer on the Mississippi Explains the rules and regulations regarding the recruiting service with emphasis on those who are eligible for enlistment. Only citizens can be enlisted but persons not born in a specific State who lived in same before July 4, 1796 may be declared citizens for the purpose of enlistment. Anyone who has immigrated since that day must produce a certificate of naturalization from a magistrate or...
April 6, 1793 Need for Scouts on the Frontier; Forthcoming Banners, Pay & Commissions Henry Knox Anthony Wayne Knox again emphasizes the need for scouts on the frontier. He defends the promotion of Lt. Col. Clarke ahead of some of the other officers. Silk standards left over from the previous war will be made available to the Legion for the coming campaign. The month's pay and commissions are being transported.
August 1, 1794 Deposition on the Whiskey Rebellion Francis Mentges Unknown Recipient Francis Metges makes an oath that he arrived at Pittsburgh on July 22 and continued there until the 25th. On the 17th of July, several groups of armed men made repeated attacks upon the house of General John Neville, Inspector of the Revenue, for his enforcing the unpopular excise tax on the western Pennsylvania frontier. His house, barn, and stables were burnt down by the said assailants. This...
June 28, 1797 Tenuous Situation of the Post at Detroit John Jacob Rivardi Timothy Pickering Major Rivardi provides an assessment of the situation at Detroit with the British, Spanish, and Indians all vying for influence as the American forces attempt to hold their ground while isolated from their leaders on the east coast.
April 11, 1794 Return of Ensign Garret Voorhus' Muster Joseph Howell Garret Voorhis Ensign Voorhis's muster is returned to him so that he can insert the date of Gersham's Moore's enlistment and he is requested to ensure that his musters are complete before they are submitted.
July 29, 1790 Measures for the Protection of the Frontier Henry Knox Lieutenant of the County of Mason, Kentucky Knox discusses defensive measures for the protection of the frontier.
June 1, 1791 Violations of the Treaty of New York; Alexander McGillivray Henry Knox Creek Chief General McGillivray reports on the many serious violations by Georgians and other adventurers of the Treaty of New York. These transgressions may eventually result in considerable bloodshed if the Chiefs are unable to control their warriors who seek vengeance against the whites who are illegally settling on their land.
August 16, 1800 Probably Not Guilty of Acts of Piracy, Etc. Jeremiah Condy Samuel Hodgdon Condy discusses a number of matters including the illness of his mother-in-law and the escape of Capt. Merchant who had been charged with acts of piracy.
July 17, 1790 Termination of Scouts for Protection Henry Knox Colonel David Shepherd Notification letter that ended the use of scouts and patrols to protect against Indian attacks. Although the scouts were held in high esteem by the public, they are overall inefficient for protecting an extensive frontier. Militia, or rangers, will be used instead of the scouts. Knox then describes the composition of the militia to be established and regulations relating thereto.
July 13, 1787 An Ordinance for the Government of the Teritory of the United States, North-West of the River Ohio Congress of the United States [not available] Land rights of decedents of property owners in the territory north-west of the Ohio River. Outlines duties of governor, commissioner, election of assembly, civil and religious liberty.
December 19, 1787 Reports Activity at Fort Harmar; Expresses Concern for Supplies Josiah Harmar Henry Knox Refers to several recent congressional resolutions, one for Virginia to provide militia to support the troops against the Indians (savages). Expresses concern about people of Kentucky forming expeditions against federal efforts to work with Indians. Reports payment of provisions to Mr. Bradshaw for recent expedition to Post Vincennes. Expresses discouragement over lack of supplies and use of...
January 9, 1789 Treaty of Fort Harmar Arthur St. Clair [not available] The articles of a treaty between the United States and the Western Indians negotiated at Fort Harmar in the Ohio Territory.
July 17, 1790 Termination of Scouts Employment Henry Knox Beverley Randolph Protection of western frontiers by scouts to cease upon receipt of this letter. Rangers to replace the scouts post of protecting against Indian attacks. Details on troops.
July 17, 1790 Circular Letter to the Lieutenants of Counties of Pennsylvania, Virginia, and Kentucky Henry Knox [not available] Refers to order of the President to authorize power in the case of imminent danger from Indians on the western frontier. That power has now been rescinded. Experience has showed that defensive means do not succeed. Speculates that the Shawaneese and Cherokees are the banditti. Seeks to rotate authority for militia. The President is anxious to protect the frontier and will take any reasonable...
May 19, 1785 Account of the Voyage to China Samuel Shaw John Jay This is Shaw's account of his voyage to China and his encounters with the Chinese people, often contentious, after his arrival in that country.
August 7, 1787 Describes Activities at Post Vincennes, Plans to Work with Indians, French Settlers Josiah Harmar Henry Knox Reports arrival of Captain Zeigler with his men and goods. Sent Major Hamtramck with 100 men to assist from the landing to the post. Describes an arduous journey with the rapids, the heat, the thickets, with the need to lighten the load. French settlers welcomed them on their arrival. Describes houses at the post--both log and bark, and number of American and French settlers. Met Monsieur...