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Date Title Author Recipient Summary
February 1, 1799 Reports Navigation is Open; Will Send Shipments Samuel Hodgdon Isaac Craig Pleased to learn that navigation is now free and that stores for lower posts can be forwarded. Ensign Cook's letter will be forwarded.
April 7, 1791 Surveyor for Inland Navigation Project Henry Knox William Smith Letter, advises re surveyor for inland navigation project.
June 30, 1794 Right of Neutral Navigation Edmund Randolph Alexander Hamilton Randolph notifes Hamilton, Knox, and Bradford that Denmark and Sweden have acknowledged the right of neutral navigation. He wonders if it would be advantageous for the President to send a commission to Europe to ascertain whether Mr. Jay should form a concert with those two nations in the pursuit of that principal with Britain and others.
November 10, 1796 Laying in Materials Before Winter Navigation is Stopped Joseph Cranch Samuel Hodgdon Cranch has informed Major Fleming that he could furnish bayonets and ramrods at the same price mentioned in Hodgdon's recent letter. If Hodgdon approves of this arrangement he should notify Cranch immediately so he can lay in the materials before navigation on the Hudson is blocked which will probably be in less than a month.
December 28, 1796 Death of General Wayne, Dangerous Navigation Isaac Craig Samuel Hodgdon Major Craig informs Samuel Hodgdon of the death of General Anthony Wayne. Craig also acknowledges the receipt of funds. Describes the danger of navigation on the river, with some boats being damaged or wrecked.
July 11, 1794 Opinion on the Kentucky resolutions Edmund Randolph [not available] Secretary Randolph informs the rest of Washington's Cabinet that the President desires for them to take into consideration the resolutions lately passed by the inhabitants of Kentucky, and offer their opinions. The Kentucky resolutions outline the right of its citizens to navigation of the Mississippi River.
May 31, 1789 The Engineer of the State of SC discusses inland navigation Charles Senf President General of the United States Letter, Senf, an engineer, describes propsositions for inland navigation.
May 21, 1792 Delivery of Corn to Kentucky from Fort Washington Major John Belli James O'Hara Discusses navigation and delivery of corn between Fort Washington and Kentucky.
June 30, 1794 Convention between Denmark and Sweden Edmund Randolph [not available] Secretary of State Randolph discusses with the rest of Washington's Cabinet a convention between Denmark and Sweden for the maintenance of the rights of neutral navigation. Mentions John Jay's mission to London, preceding the notorious Jay Treaty, which will be signed in November that year.
November 6, 1797 Request for Information on Indian Settlements James Wilkinson Col. Edgar Letter, asks for information re indian settlements; asks for information re river navigation.
January 24, 1800 Transportation of Provisions and Payment Samuel Hodgdon Isaac Craig Weather has proved to be favorable, no interruption to navigation of the Ohio river. Hospital stores have gone forward. Parker has made multiple requests for draft of money in Hodgdon's hands.
February 7, 1798 Sale of Coach George Washington James McHenry Received enclosures from McHenry that discuss navigation of Potomack River. Washington asked McHenry to notify Mr. Small of the personal coach that could be sold. Congratulations given for recovering from gout and rheumatism.
September 28, 1798 Shipment of Clothing to West Point George Ingersoll Samuel Hodgdon Enclosed an estimate and return of clothing sufficient for 1798 and 1799 for the garrison at West Point. Ingersoll reminds Hodgdon of the necessity of delivering the clothing before November 15th, as after that date the North River will be too icy for feasible navigation. Requested additional attention to the matter as the troops are in need of clothing immediately.
June 1, 1798 Recommendation of James Burnes to be a Second Lieutenant Thomas Tingey James McHenry Tingey recommends James Burns for an appointment as a Second Lieutenant in the rising navy of the United States. Burns studied physic and surgery and was engaged in that capacity on the ship "Granger," under Tingey's command, during a voyage to Madeira and the East Indies. He applied himself to the practice of seamanship and navigation so assiduously that on a second voyage he was employed as a...
February 9, 1798 Severity of Season Impedes Delivery of Clothing Samuel Hodgdon Horatio R. Dayton Letter, describes delay re suits of clothing; discusses Army uniforms; discusses severe winter; mentions cost of land transportation.
January 12, 1799 Certification of payments; John Hills, Temporary Engineer and Draughtsman William Simmons James McHenry Certification of payments; John Hills, Temporary Engineer and Draughtsman, for work on fortifications and harbors, for sundry plans, surveys, estimates made by Captain Pitts for a block house, and for other obstructions to navigation at Sandy Hook Bay, Poulushook, [Paulus Hook] and narrows near New York. For expenses to and from New York and Philadelphia, including stationary.
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....
June 9, 1790 Report on attempts to break up of a nest of vagabond Indians Josiah Harmar Henry Knox At the solicitation of Kentucky inhabitants, Harmar reports that he broke up a nest of vagabond Indians, who had infested the river, trying to establish themselves on the Scioto River in order to interrupt the navigation of the Ohio River, and plunder and murder. The endeavors were not successful, as the villains retreated. General Scott fell in with some savages and took four scalps into...
December 18, 1796 Regarding Treaty of friendship, navigation and limits between United States and Spain Charles D. de Lassus Anthony Wayne Writing from New Madrid on the Mississippi, Lieutenant Charles De Hault de Lassus, commander of the post of New Madrid, Missouri, refers to treaty of friendship, navigation, and limits between the United States and Spain. Reports that his orders are to allow United States commissioners to fix the limits. Evacuation of fort cannot take place until time of high waters. Governor General of...
March 31, 1795 Secretary at War sends Circular to the Captains of the Frigates regarding book and remarks on seamanship from Captain Thomas Truxton Timothy Pickering [not available] Pickering sends a book written by Captain Thomas Truxton relating to navigation, with an appendix on masting. Also forwards a letter with remarks from Truxton regarding an English book that Pickering recently gave to Truxton on the masting of ships. Pickering asks that the Captains consult with the Naval Constructors on the subjects.
January 10, 1799 Hodgdon discusses military stores and accounting matters with Major Craig Samuel Hodgdon Isaac Craig Hodgdon expresses pleasure that navigation of the Ohio has not impeded shipments to Natchez.
August 7, 1792 War and Peace with Indians, Putnam's Plan for War Henry Knox Anthony Wayne War and peace with hostile and peaceful Indian nations discussed, Knox enclosed Brigadier General Putnam plan for war and his objections to commencing war in present year. Navigation report by late Major Hearts enclosed.
April 1, 1799 Making Amends for the Loss of Kentucky Horses, Etc. John Francis Hamtramck James McHenry Along with a discussion of the opening for navigation of several rivers, Hamtramck explains the measures that should be taken to punish Indians for the theft of a number of horses in Kentucky.
November 30, 1798 New Army Arrangements Samuel Hodgdon Isaac Craig Among sundry supplty and transportation concerns, Hodgdon comments on the arrangement of the new Army and wonders how many men will be affected by it.
May 14, 1787 Report from Colonel Josiah Harmar Josiah Harmar Henry Knox Harmar reports on the politics of the country. Captain Heart says a council of all Indian tribes was holding at Buffalo Creek, near Fort Erie, to discuss the matter of giving up their lands. Discusses free navigation of Mississippi. If Congress wants to stop navigation on the Ohio River, recommends situating a post at Ohio and Wabash rivers. Reports on robberies of ships cargo and scalping,...