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August 7, 1797 Duck for the Use of the Sloop "Detroit" John Stagg Samuel Hodgdon The Secretary of the Treasury has been asked to issue a warrant in Hodgdon's favor for $558.43 from the Quartermaster's department fof the duck for the sloop "Detroit,."
May 16, 1792 Indian Provocations and Hostilities William Blount Henry Knox Despite hopes for peace, Governor William Blount of Southwest Territory sends Knox a letter describing the murder of two young boys by Indians and an extract from General Pickens referring to murders and horse stealing by young Indian warriors that are provoking the frontier settlers. Blount believes that the murder of the boys was by southern Indians since northern tribes rarely venture so far...
January 2, 1798 Sail Duck for Mr. Dowers James McHenry John Harris Harris is directed to deliver twenty pieces of sail duck, delivered to the public store by mistake, to Mr. Dowers for the use of the schooner building for Algiers.
August 17, 1795 Request to transfer sail duck from Boston to Philadelphia ship yard [not available] Henry Jackson Pickering requests that Henry Jackson, naval agent at Boston ship yard, transfer sail duck cloth by water to Philadelphia care of Tench Francis.
November 25, 1792 "Ordering the Original Survey of Lands in the Ohio" Alexander Hamilton Israel Ludlow "The said tract shall extend from the mouth of the Miami to the mouth of the Little Miami and be founded by the river Ohio on the South...that the President reserves to the U.S. sucn lands at or near Fort Washington."
December 31, 1794 Request for appointment of an inspector and fire proof storage of duck cloth Henry Knox Henry Jackson Knox asks that Captain Nicholson and Henry Jackson Naval Agent, concur in the appointment of an inspector. Also asks the the duck [cloth for sails] be stored in a fire proof building.
January 2, 1798 Sail Duck for the Schooner Building for Algiers James McHenry John Harris Harris is asked to deliver twenty pieces of sail duck , received at the public store by mistake, to John Dowers for the schooner building for Algiers.
December 15, 1787 Surveying the Mouth of the Ohio Henry Knox Thomas Hutchins Knox recommends that the military tract at the mouth of the Ohio be surveyed by Army officers, a measure which would incur little significant expense to the public.
April 13, 1797 Items for Algerine Frigate James McHenry John Harris Orders to deliver Russian duck and cordage for Algerian frigate being built in Portsmouth, N.H.
August 18, 1797 Transportation of Provisions Isaac Craig Samuel Hodgdon Letter with invoices for stores at Fort Massac received. Powder sent to Fort Washington and have boats ready to transport stores to Massac. Box containing duck tone and steelyards not yet found.
December 17, 1787 Surveying the military tract at the mouth of the Ohio River Henry Knox Thomas Hutchins Knox recommends that the survey of the military tract at the mouth of the Ohio be done military officers thereby incurring little expense to the public.
September 8, 1797 Transportation of Supplies, Value Isaac Craig Samuel Hodgdon Hoped lack of communication was not due to "fatal malady" that prevails in Philadelphia. Requested money advanced to T. Martin be credited to account of Craig. Suggested the cost of lost supplies from sunken boat in Allegheny be recovered from the captain.
July 28, 1797 Claims and Returns Isaac Craig Samuel Hodgdon D. Haragan's claims denied again, Craig apprehensive about the inconvenience of denying claims. Box containing sail duck not yet found, Craig does not believe that the quality of material will be of any use at this point. Hopes land purchase can be negotiated with Physick and Butler. Appended memo on returns, noted Craigs return differs from that filed by Hodgdon.
October 22, 1785 Harmar informs Secretary at War of his orders to subordinates Josiah Harmar Henry Knox Lieutenant Colonel Josiah Harmar, Commander, First American Regiment, informs Henry Knox, Secretary at War, of the orders issued to subordinate officers prior to his departure from Fort McIntosh. Harmar is presently in Philadelphia to assist recruiting.
January 13, 1795 Support and Supplies to Fight Creeks General James Robertson William Blount Robertson writes Gov. Blount on behalf of the Chickasaws who seek support and supplies as they endeavor to fight the Creeks, citing treaty b/w Chickasaws and U.S. stating the Indians are now citizens of the U.S.
April 28, 1795 Transportation of Provisions B Strother John Mills If the boats are not back in time to transport provisions, Strother asks that the goods be sent by pack horse.
August 25, 1798 Letter from the Navy Department to the Purveyor of Public Supplies on purchase of hemp &duck and the arming of Captain Bainbridge Benjamin Stoddert Tench Francis Secretary of Navy requests expeditious delivery of guns and hemp. Warns not to let Mr. Hodgdon in time like the present, stand upon trifles or punctilis. Secretary of War has sent general orders for delivery of muskets wanted by navy. A vessel has gone to Norfolk. Warns about Captain William Bainbridge and says he should be well equipped and armed, but not extravagantly. His danger will arrive...
April 28, 1795 Establishing the Post at Presqu' Isle Thomas Mifflin General William Irvine Governor Mifflin provides his instructions for the establishment of the post at Presque Isle.
July 13, 1788 Speech to the Chiefs of Wyandots Arthur St. Clair Chiefs of the Wyandots A Black Cloud has arisen in the North and has darkened prospects of completing good work. It may blow over. Refers to speech sent to Chiefs at Tawa and mouth of Detroit River. Asks for assistance in removing the cloud.
August 14, 1793 Prolonged Negotiations with Six Nations Benjamin Lincoln Robert McKee Commissioners enclose copy of speech to Six Nations proposing peace, no reply from Indians. Commissioners fear a closing of negotiations prior to completion of treaty due to prolonged waiting for reply from Indians.
August 4, 1789 Forwarding Returns of Ordnance and Stores William Price Henry Knox Forwards the returns of ordnance and quartermaster stores for the month of July. Discusses the amount of cords of wood on hand.
June 1, 1799 Request to pay Benjamin Smith for erecting part of Fort Johnston at the mouth of Cape Fear Griffith James McRee James McHenry Request to pay Benjamin Smith $500 for erecting part of Fort Johnston at the mouth of Cape Fear River.
June 1, 1799 Request to pay Benjamin Smith for erecting part of Fort Johnston at the mouth of Cape Fear Griffith James McRee James McHenry Request to pay $500 to Benjamin Smith for erecting part of Fort Johnston at the mouth of Cape Fear River.
August 13, 1793 Message to Indian Nations at the Rapids of Miami requesting an answer to speech given 14 days ago Federal Commissioners Treaty at Sandusky [not available] On 13 August 1793, commissioners concluded to send a message to Indian nations assembled at the foot of Rapids of Miami River. In letter dated 14 August, and written at Captain Elliot's place, they point out that it has been 15 days since they delivered their speech to the deputies at Captain Elliot's place at the mouth of the Detroit River. Commissioners note that they were promised a speedy...
July 13, 1788 Speech to Chiefs of Nations Assembled at Tawa River and Mouth of Detroit River Arthur St. Clair Chiefs of Nations assembled at Tawa River and Mouth of Detroit River In a speech to Chiefs of Nations assembled at Tawa River and Mouth of Detroit River, St. Clair expresses impatience to hear of chiefs arrival. Expresses displeasure that instances of unprovoked hostility. United States desires peace, but if Indians desire war, they will have it. Expects an answer soon.