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Date Title Author Recipient Summary
August 24, 1800 Private Conference with Merchants, Etc. Benjamin Hodgdon Samuel Hodgdon Benjamin has arrived safely in Alexandria and visited a third party in jail. Relates to a vessel and business. However, no one can now talk to the imprisoned man without the jailer being present.
June 24, 1798 Arrived at the Door of the Ocean Captain Thomas Truxtun James McHenry Captain Truxton describes the readiness of the "Constellation" as he prepares to confront the French pirates on the high seas.
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 19, 1786 Settlement of an officer's account Jonathan Ford Morris Joseph Howell Discusses details of the settlement of the estate of his father with the U.S. for service in the Revolutionary War.
July 30, 1797 Where is Stephen Frecker? Peter Shoemaker William Simmons Lt. Shoemaker is trying to locate Stephen Frecker who enlisted with Capt. Sedam at Spring Garden with the Corps of Artillery. Frecker's father has died and left a handsome estate but his brother needs Frecker's consent before he can sell any of the father's property.
August 19, 1797 Wolcott's Absense Due to his Father's Illness, Etc. James McHenry Oliver Wolcott, Jr. McHenry acknowledges the justication for Wolcott's absense while caring for his sick father. It appears that the arrangements made on the frontier have succeeded in quieting the Indians. Philadelphia is currently in a state of alarm due to the appearance of a contagious fever.
December 15, 1798 Application for a Commission William North Alexander Hamilton North recommends a relative for a commission as a captain in the Provisional Army.
December 3, 1794 On the employment of Mr George Taylor's father as a ship joiner for frigate in New York Henry Knox John Blagge Henry Knox informs Blagge that he has received letter from George Taylor asking that his father be employed as ship joiner for frigate at New York. Knox says he considers employment of artificers to be under Blagge's direction and leaves it to him to decide.
December 21, 1796 Refers to Talks with Choctaws James McHenry [not available] Refers to US treaty with Choctaw, alluding to boundaries determined by the chief's father. Refers to his desire to have Choctaw law respected by whites to protect land, which may happen when the Spanish leave the Natchez. Refers to requests made by his father to the Secretary of War involving other chiefs.
March 17, 1788 De Haas's petition regarding father's account Joseph Howell John P. de Haas From the letter book of Joseph Howell, Assistant Commissioner of Army Accounts in the Board of Treasury's Office of Army Accounts. Discusses De Haas's petition regarding his father's account and charges brought by him against a Colonel Willet.
September 13, 1799 Quarantined Five Days at Newport, Etc. Benjamin Hodgdon Samuel Hodgdon Hodgdon notifies his father Samuel that he has arrived safely in Boston despite being quarantined in Newport for five days. He paid Mr. Turner the money forwarded by his father and Turner will write his aknowledgement on the back of this letter. Boston has never enjoyed greater health and he wishes he could hear the same from Philadelphia.
April 5, 1796 Underage Soldier Taken by Civil Authority Uriah Springer James McHenry Enclosed muster and pay rolls, no new recruits. One soldiers father made oath that his son was underage and was taken from Springer by civil authority.
May 15, 1787 Regarding accounts of General John Stark, father of Caleb Stark Joseph Howell Caleb Stark Cannot comply with Stark's request, since there is an error in the settlement of his father, General John Stark's accounts of the sum of $732. Asks that Stark come to the office, which he notes will be extinct in a few months. Asks that correspondence be directed to Mr. Pierce.
March 11, 1796 Accounts of Israel Chapin, father and son William Simmons James McHenry Simmons certifies that $5,939.62 is due Israel Chapin, Agent of the Six Nations of Indians, being the balance of his account as agent up Jan. 31, 1796 and his salary through Dec. 1795, including the account of his father Israel Chapin, also an agent, up to the day of his death, 7 March 1795.
November 10, 1800 Request for Articles for Springfield Armory Joseph Williams Theodore Ely Williams asks that Ely purchase neatsfoot oil, steel, and brass for the armory at Springfield.
May 30, 1787 Mistake in father's account Charles Stark John Pierce Refers to mistake in father's account. Copies are absent. Wants to get the matter rectified, but does not want to travel to New York. Asks that Pierce return copies by first post and since the business is of public nature, asks that he frank the letters direct to Haverhill Massachusetts.
April 11, 1790 Jackson announces the death of his father to Knox Henry Jackson Henry Knox Letter, mentions death of father; asks for military appointment.
June 15, 1786 Petition to Congress Jonathan Ford Morris Congress of the United States Petition of Jonathan Morris to Congress concerning the case of his father's service in the army in the Revolutionary War
June 20, 1791 Council Fire for Peace Captain Hendrick Aupaumut [not available] The Stockbridge Chief expresses his gratitude to Captain Aupaunot that they have been able to come together in friendship and peace.
October 25, 1798 Speech to Captain Thomas Pasteurs Jean Baptiste Duquesne [not available] Speech, by Ducayne, discusses murder & horse theft; discusses White encroachment; alludes to Indian retaliation. Document also contains Capt. Pasteurs reply to Jean Baptist Ducayne.
1794 Reassures that the President Loves His Red Children Henry Knox Conyatauyou Wants to reassure the chief that the President heard him talk, and that the President's door is always open to the just complaints of his red children. He will give him a written instrument, which he may consider a guarantee of his rights to the land. Offers him money to make him comfortable on the path.
December 9, 1795 Pay of Private Abiather Alvord, deceased, 2d Regiment under Captain Phelan William Simmons Timothy Pickering Simmons certifies $8.63 due Private Abiather Alvord, 2d Regiment under Captain Phelan to 4 November 1791, the day of his death, payable to Caleb Strong, Esquire, Attorney for Jonathan Alvord, father and heir.
May 13, 1796 Pay of Samuel Boyd, Deceased, 1st Sub Legion William Simmons James McHenry Simmons certifies that $64.13 is due Samuel Boyd, Ensign of the 1st Sub Legion, being the balance due him as final settlement of his account up to Oct. 17, 1793, the day he was killed in action, payable to Samuel Boyd, his father.
March 14, 1793 Ann Gray's Account of the Murders of Moffitt and Herring Ann Gray E. Hubbard Sworn before E Hubbard, Justice of Peace, Mrs Ann Gray was at Robert Seagrove's store at Traders Hill on St Marys in the care of John Fleming when the robbery and murder took place on 11 March 1793. In the evening James Upton and John Galphin came to the store, followed by some Indians. A deerskin was purchased. Fleming got some rum for James Allen. There was shooting and commotion; Fleming and...
May 8, 1787 General John Stark accounts and a matter of counterfeit public securities Charles Stark John Pierce Asks for copies of father's [presumably General John Stark] accounts. Has written before with no action. Mentions matter of Eliphalit Norris, who took to passing counterfeit public securities. His father, Captain Norris, sustains a fair and unblemished reputation.