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Date Title Author Recipient Summary
November 30, 1785 Regarding whether presence with Commissioners of Treasury is necessary John Pierce Joseph Howell Encloses Mr. White's letter that it may be answered. Has been scarcely out of his chamber, having had to tend to affairs of father's estate. Asks to find out from Commissioners of Treasury if presence is necessary.
June 30, 1800 Notification of Meeting Requested Presence Samuel Dexter John Adams Requested Adams attendance at meeting of Secretaries at the office of the Secretary of the Navy. Messrs. Marshall and Stoddert specifically requested his presence.
December 9, 1785 Regarding whether presence is required in New York John Pierce Joseph Howell Pierce informs that he plans to consult with Board of Treasury the beginning of January. Does not remember where Paulint's papers were left. If presence is necessary, will change plans and set off from Litchfield to arrive at New York Sunday evening following, or about the 18th of December.
November 2, 1795 Preservation of Peace William Blount Timothy Pickering Extract - notification that peace exists b/w Indian tribes and U.S., but is best preserved through strong military presence in frontier posts.
October 15, 1798 Encloses Commission as Major General and Requests Presence James McHenry Alexander Hamilton Encloses commission as Major General in the US army and requests presence at Trenton or Philadelphia for advice and assistance with Knox and Washington. Plans to raise an army to submit to the President. Considers nomination and support from the Senate.
September 22, 1797 Regarding the Spanish presence at Chickasaw Bluff James McHenry [not available] Regarding the Spanish presence at Chickasaw Bluff - located in Tennessee - and Spanish intentions to reoccupy a post in clear violation of Pinckney's Treaty, which placed the Chickasaws under U.S. territory.
April 9, 1799 Requires Presence at Harper's Ferry to Report on Canal Samuel Hodgdon James Brindley A letter from John Mackey requires Brindley's presence at Harper's Ferry, as per request of the Secretary of War, to make a report on the canal effort. Brindley must prevent a local suspension of works until they know where the canal will run and where to build buildings to accommodate workmen.
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.
February 25, 1792 Letter from Secretary of War Henry Knox to the Reverend Samuel Kirkland on the importance of Captain Brant's presence with delegation of Six Nations Chiefs to Philadelphia Henry Knox Reverend Samuel Kirkland Knox transmits a letter for Captain Brant, whose presence at the meeting in Philadelphia is considered of great importance. He asks Kirkland to spare no pains in inducing Brant to attend. If he does come, arrange a flattering means of travel. Important that Buffaloe and Genesee Indians attend. Asks that the delegation be accompanied by General Chapin or other suitable interpreters. Kirkland...
July 13, 1798 Washington's Appointment as Commander in Chief George Washington John Adams Washington discusses his appointment to the post of Commander-in-Chief of the Provisional Army and how pleased he is with the public's confidence in him. He will accept the commission with the understanding that he will not be called into active duty unless the army absolutely requires his presence in the field.
February 8, 1785 Regarding returns of Pennsylvania troops and the need to maintain presence at Fort McIntosh Josiah Harmar President John Dickinson Lt.Colonel Josiah Harmar encloses returns of Pennsylvania troops and reports to Pennsylvania President John Dickenson informing him of the likelihood that, upon abandoning the garrison, Fort McIntosh will be demolished by "Emigrators" to Kentucky.
June 7, 1793 Preparation for Treaty with Indians Henry Knox Anthony Wayne Discussion of warriors to be present at signing of treaty. Requests presence of Indians.
March 17, 1800 Ore near the armory at Harper's Ferry James McHenry Henry Lee Tries to reassure General Lee that he is attending to current business with all his power. Mentions the presence of ore near the armory at Harper's Ferry, stressing that it must belong exclusively to the United States.
March 4, 1793 Training Artillerists, Payment Issues, Officer Shortage, and Dealings with Cornplanter Anthony Wayne Henry Knox Wayne apologizes for antagonizing the President by delaying Col. Proctor's move to the west but Proctor has been very helpful at his present location in training young officers in the use of howitzers. There continue to be complications regarding pay. Gen. Wilkinson complains of a shortage of officers which is true of Wayne's army also. The Cornplanter will be angered by the cancellation of his...
July 2, 1796 Furlough Issued James McHenry Solomon Van Rensselaer Letter; assures Van Rensselaer of appointment and places him on furlough.
July 19, 1798 Report on the conduct of Lieutenant Smith Thomas Lewis James McHenry Reports that Lieutenant Campbell Smith for "villainous conduct and mutinous disposition" for declaring the Secretary of War and other officers of state to be a "set of damned eternal rascals" in his presence at Pittsburgh.
November 1794 Summary of Speech on English Anthony Wayne [not available] Details of how Wayne would drive out the English presence in the West.
July 12, 1798 George Washington's Acceptance of Appointment as Reserve Commander of Army James McHenry John Adams McHenry notifies Adams that he has carried Adams' letter asking George Washington to take command of the army to Washington, who has accepted the appointment with the proviso that he not be called up until "circumstances render his presence with the army indispensable." Mentions a letter from Washington to Adams recommending certain officers for various duties.
October 4, 1798 Sickness that Prevails in Our City, Etc. Samuel Hodgdon George Ingersoll Along with noting a shortage of private's clothing, Hodgdon observes that the sickness that is ravaging Philadelphia has necessarily resulted in disappointments in his office. His continued presence has prevented some difficulties, however.
February 23, 1798 Training Byers' Replacement, Etc. James McHenry James Byers McHenry expresses regret over Byers' intention to retire. He discusses the training that will be required for Byers' replacement. The inventory of effects must be taken in his presence and sworn to by him and Byers.
July 27, 1799 Retirement Samuel Hodgdon Isaac Craig Whereabouts of mail still in question. No conclusion on Stevens ability/permission to retire. Mentioned presence of Quartermaster General and O'Hara, along with "lingering consumption" of family.
August 14, 1799 Questions about Hewit's Appointment over Public Stores Samuel Hodgdon Francis Gibson The Secretary of State has shown Hodgdon Gibson's letter. Wonders who Mr. Hewit is and how he has charge over public stores. Seeks to make Hewit accountable for these charges. Requests Gibson's presence at sale on Saturday to ascertain Hewit's private possessions and public store.
October 8, 1800 Delay in the Arrival of Post Notes Joseph Williams Samuel Hodgdon Williams has at last received from the southard the two thousand dollars in post notes on account of the Armory. He expresses his anxiety at the length of time they took to arrive and wrote several letters to Hodgdon on that subject. He hopes to see Hodgdon in Springfield soon since, without his presence, little or nothing can be done.
April 29, 1792 Regarding the Bowles Affair Henry Knox Alexander McGillivray Knox refers to the treaty McGillivray and chiefs made with the United States in New York. States that Bowles' presence and his absence have been troublesome, but Bowles has been arrested. Urges him to decide on boundaries with Seagrove; says Americans don't want their land. Says McGillivray's nephew is fine.
October 5, 1792 Orders to March to the Frontier Henry Knox William Winston Presence on frontier requested by Head Quarters, Winston to march with recruits to Winchester, proceeding to Pittsburgh.