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Date Title Author Recipient Summary
January 3, 1793 Report on the Southwestern Frontier James Seagrove Henry Knox Seagrove discusses the situation on the frontier which is mostly peaceful despite several incidents involving violence by Indians.
November 15, 1796 Accommodations Not as Desired William Vans Murray James McHenry He thanks McHenry for his letter, and tells him the lodgings he found for him will not do. He needs something with a little downstairs parlor and a bedroom in the neighborhood. He also thanks him for something he sent. He also mentions the election again, and closes with an aphorism about swimming.
April 1, 1798 Controversy over the lack of a commission for a Massachusetts local Theodore Sedgwick James McHenry Representative Sedgwick writes to McHenry expressing his constituent's disappointment in the failure of the War Department to offer a local gentleman Samuel Church a commission.
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 27, 1799 Withdraw Troops from Their Own Neighborhoods, Etc. Amos Stoddard James McHenry Capt. Stoddard complains of the size of the barracks in which his troops are forced to live and recommends that troops not be stationed in their own neighborhoods where the influence of family and friends can be detrimental.
September 8, 1791 Transportation to Head Quarters, Indian Activity Isaac Craig Henry Knox Troops to descend Ohio River for Headquarters shortly. Indians are quiet, some are confirmed to "be in the neighborhood."
May 19, 1800 Proposed Deposit of Stores Samuel Hodgdon Alexander Hamilton Relative to the reduction of the twelve Regiments, Hodgdon proposes that every species of stores be deposited at Scotch Plains or its vicinity at New York and those at Uxbridge or its neighborhood be deposited at Springfield, Massachusetts.
April 22, 1799 Forwarding of Correspondence with General MacPherson James McHenry John Adams Forwards letter from General MacPherson, as well as McHeny's response to the same.
May 24, 1793 Horrid Attempt to Kill Three Indians William Blount Henry Knox Blount informs Knox of the attempt near his home of three armed men to kill three Indians.
August 7, 1794 Plan for the Suppression of the Insurrection in Western Pennsylvania Henry Knox James Ross Knox discusses plans for the suppression of the Whiskey Rebellion in western Pennsylvania, an insurrection too great to be handled by normal legal means.
December 3, 1792 Deposition of Owen T. Bowen Owen T. Bowen [not available] Bowen attests to the murders of Mrs. Crockett and several others, which he believes were committed by Cherokee Indians.
March 25, 1799 Opposing the Insurrection William MacPherson Alexander Hamilton General MacPherson discusses the measures being taken to oppose the insurrection in Pennsylvania and notes his disapproval of those measures.
September 8, 1798 Recruiting and Rations James McHenry Jonathan Dayton Discusses mustering of new recruits and provision of their rations.
June 17, 1794 Fortifications in Alexandria John Vermonnet Henry Knox Letter to the Secretary of War, respecting fortifications. The author has visited Jones' Point, for which he has dressed a plan of defense, of which he shall send Knox a draught upon his return from Annapolis. In the meantime, Colonel Fitzgerald will be collecting the materials. The author has also taken means for establishing a cross way through a marsh, which will enable the carrying of...
June 23, 1799 Sommerset is a most eligible spot, etc. Nathan Rice Alexander Hamilton Rice recommends Sommerset as the most eligible spot for a regimental rendezvous. He estimates that one hundred recruits have been engaged but laments the shortage of officers. His quartermaster will apply for arms, clothing, and tents.
August 9, 1797 Captain Chapin discusses Indian affairs with Secretary at War Israel Chapin Jr James McHenry Letter, discusses grist mill & meeting house for Oneidas; informs re Spanish relations with Indians.
August 29, 1794 Cost of Postage, Housing Troops Isaac Craig Henry Knox Billing of postage on Gen. Wayne's dispatches mentioned. General meeting at Redstone held, results not yet known. Garrison at Fort Fayette to received reinforcements, necessity to build additional barracks to house troops. Kentucky boat sent forward with bags of oats.
May 18, 1792 Stopping the Further Effusion of Blood James Seagrove [not available] A talk delivered by James Seagrove, Commissioner of Indian Affairs, to the Kings, chiefs, and warriors at Rock Landing in which he exhorts the chiefs to stop the bloodshed, surrender their prisoners, and preserve the peace.
October 28, 1791 House of Representatives' Response to the President's Message House of Representatives George Washington This is the response by the Speaker and the House of Representatives to President Washington's message of 10/25/1791. They express their satisfaction with the progress and welfare of the US and their concern about the disruption of the western frontier and promise to give due consideration to the President's recommendations.
August 24, 1797 Adventures in Portugal William Loughton Smith Timothy Pickering Smith relates to the Secretary of State his observations regarding Portugal and their contentious relations with other European powers, including Spain, France, and Holland.
June 30, 1798 Enclosed Application on Behalf of Colonel Bull Joseph Nourse James McHenry Advises for appointment of John Bull as superintendent at Harpers Ferry.
June 14, 1794 Avoiding a General Indian War Henry Knox Thomas Mifflin Discusses how a proposed move against "the more Western tribes" might provoke the Six Nations; notes that these factors, in addition to "precarious" relations with the Creeks, could well bring on a general Indian war. Mentions ongoing negotiations with European nations whose colonies border the U.S., saying that urgent reasons should be sought after to "embarrass or embroil" [whom is unclear],...
August 15, 1794 Israel Chapin's speech to the Six Nations at Buffalo Creek [not available] Six Nations of Indians Speech, directs Treaty at Candaigua; discusses settlement at Presque Isle; mentions family illness.
May 19, 1792 Stop the Effusion of Blood & Preserve the Peace James Seagrove Kings, Chiefs, & Warriors of the Creek Nation A talk by James Seagrove to the Creek kings, chiefs, and warriors in which he exhorts them to cease the bloodshed, return their prisoners, and preserve the peace between the Creek nation and the United States. He promises that the U. S. will conscientiously carry out all the terms of the Treaty of New York.
January 25, 1787 Suppression of Insurgents Henry Knox Gouverneur Morris Knox tells Morris of the actions of General Sheppard and General Lincoln's forces as they sought to confront the insurgents during Shays' Rebellion.