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Date Title Author Recipient Summary
June 29, 1796 Pay of Pursuers of David Bradford William Simmons James McHenry Simmons certifies that $361.32 is due Henry and William Jolly, James Ryan, Thomas Miller and William Boggs for their services in pursuit of David Bradford by order of Henry Lee, Commander of the Army sent to quell the insurgents west of the Allegheny Mountains.
November 22, 1796 Report from Hopewell Benjamin Hawkins James McHenry Hawkins reports on his plans for surveys to establish boundary lines between the Creeks, the Cherokees, and the United States. Reports on his plans for a tour through the towns of the upper Cherokee and the Creeks.
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.
June 27, 1796 Summation of Conversation and Treaty with Great Britain over Land Holdings Anthony Wayne James McHenry Wayne recounted the discussion with Brackenridge and other Emissaries.
February 7, 1787 [No. 69] Protection of the Loyal Citizenry from the Insurgents Benjamin Lincoln Jonathan Grant Lincoln assures Grant that he will address his complaint regarding Col. Badlam but the protection of the loyal citizenry from the insurgents currently takes precedence over other matters. (Shays' Rebellion). Troops marching for Berkshire Mountains to protect citizens from insurgents therefore stopping march for a trial is impossible.
April 11, 1797 Cherokee boundary line survey Benjamin Hawkins James McHenry Report on the status and progress of surveying and marking the boundary line between the United States and the Cherokee Nation.
July 26, 1798 Excellent Gun Powder Might Be Had at a Lesser Price Henry Bedinger Samuel Hodgdon Bedinger has been offered on private account 500 weight of excellent gun powder and may be able to obtain more at a lesser price.
December 16, 1792 Running Boundary Lines in Cherokee Country William Blount Henry Knox Governor Blount explains the implications of running the boundary lines established by the Treaty of Holston, especially those through the Nine-mile settlement which have been disputed by the Cherokees.
October 30, 1794 Concern About the Interception of Mail by Traitors; Hopes to Overcome Whiskey Rebellion Isaac Craig Henry Knox A letter has been intercepted by a traitor, and they now search for him. Although the insurrection has desisted from burning houses, they seek to put down the Whiskey Rebellion and enforce submission to the laws of the United States.
May 31, 1793 Governor Blount's Orders to Captain John Beard William Blount John Beard These are Gov. Blount's and Captain White's orders to Captain Beard and his company regarding the pursuit of Indians who have committed murders and depredations on the frontier.
May 2, 1798 Box for My Brother Judith Sargent Murray Samuel Hodgdon Murray asks for Hodgdon's assistance in ensuring that a box addressed to her brother arrives safely at its destination in Cincinnati.
May 27, 1793 Orders from Governor Blount and Captain White to Captain Beard James White John Beard These are Gov. Blount's and Captain White's orders to Captain Beard and his company regarding the pursuit of Indians who have committed murders and depredations on the frontier.
May 14, 1787 Discussion of the Closure of the Mississippi River Josiah Harmar Henry Knox Made great efforts to get to know the inhabitants and the politics of Kentucky during his stay at the Falls. The hot topic is free navigation of the Mississippi, and people west of the Allegheny Mountains remain concerned about the closure of this route. Kentucky has mustered 5,000 men. Lists people, boats, horses, cattle, and wagons who have passed through the garrison between October and May....
December 4, 1794 A Tedious and Disagreeable Journey James Jones Matthias Slough Jones complains of his tedious and disagreeable journey due to the total incapacity of the horses hired at Lancaster. One of the horses gave out at Wright's Ferry and another one at Laurel Hill. He has had to hire a second team to draw his wagon and baggage. The bearer was offered a third horse to take the wagon home but he refused due to the state of the roads over the mountains.
November 3, 1795 Arrival at Fort, Further Travel Unsafe Jonathan Haskell William Simmons Haskell has arrived at Pittsburgh. He expects to be detained as not only is the water too low for most boats but there are not sufficient men to form an escort for him.
October 23, 1794 Disposition of Militia from New Jersey & Pennsylvania Alexander Hamilton George Washington Hamilton reports on the disposition of two detachments of militia the need for which is in dispute. [Whiskey Rebellion]
October 19, 1795 Enclosed Receipts for Exoneration Jonathan Haskell William Simmons Encloses a receipt from Ensign Martin for $350. Haskell is detained by bad roads. He makes a practice of keeping the War Department money under his pillow and his pistols beside him when sleeping.
October 4, 1799 Local Political Sentiments, Etc. Isaac Craig Samuel Hodgdon Major Craig informs Samuel Hodgdon that shipped stores will likely not reach Fort Wayne until winter. Craig also mentions local political sentiments.
November 30, 1792 Report from Pittsburgh Regarding Garrison at Fort Fayette Isaac Craig Henry Knox Reports that a small garrison, artillery and infantry descended the Oteo River to Legionville. Cavalry crossed the Allegheny Mountains.
January 23, 1800 Making Terms With Deserters and Double Rations Charles Cotesworth Pinckney Alexander Hamilton Pinckney expressed his determination in not making terms with deserters until they deliver themselves up. Letter noted, "there are currently three skulking on the Allegheney Mountain" who contacted him but he would do nothing until they come in. Enclosed letter from Freeman which pertained to double rations.
March 19, 1797 Report on Georgia Expedition Benjamin Hawkins James McHenry Hawkins reports on an expedition taken through Georgia
October 30, 1794 Raising infantry against Whiskey Rebellion Alexander Hamilton Rufus King Letter from the Secretary of the Treasury to the U.S. Senator from New York, Rufus King, Federalist. States that "it is of great consequence" that a law be passed in Congress raising 500 infantry and 100 horses to be stationed in western Pennsylvania, in response to the Whiskey Rebellion. Concludes by insisting that, "without vigour every where our tranquility is likely to be of very short...
December 14, 1798 Disposition of Troops West of the Appalachians, Etc. Isaac Craig Samuel Hodgdon Major Craig forwards General Wilkinson's request for troops' clothing along with a disposition of troops west of the Appalachians to Samuel Hodgdon.
July 29, 1792 [Enclosure] Observations from Travels to Chickasaw and Choctaw Nations Anthony Forster William Blount Related sentiments of councils held at both Chickasaw and Chocktaw villages in relation to politics, peace, and war between the whites people (U.S) and the Indians. Discussed names, points of view, and events in detail.
August 7, 1791 Message to Creek Indian Chiefs Henry Knox Creek Chiefs Secretary Knox offers protection for the Creek Nation by United States if the Creeks will not hold treaties with other states or Indian Nations. Negotiates release of prisoners and Negros under Creek confines.