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April 28, 1800 [Confidence] Opinion regarding an official printer for the president James McHenry Samuel Chase Asked for opinion concerning the appointment of a printer to the president.
November 10, 1799 Provides Report of International and National Affairs; Seeks Opinion James McHenry George Washington Reports disagreements in the Cabinet with the President with regard to the mission to France. Mentions political party against government and policy with England. Seeks Washington's opinion for the President.
October 8, 1799 Public Opinion on Selection of Officers Philip Schuyler James McHenry Promotion of Solomon Van Renssalear, and general opinion of public that officers should be selected from class of citizens that have vested interest in the welfare of the land.
August 5, 1788 Regarding the insurgents who apprehended Pickering and the need for military force Peter Muhlenberg Timothy Pickering Requests that Pickering give opinion as to whether armed force is necessary to restore order and good government.
May 2, 1793 Knox and Hamilton offer joint opinion to Washington Henry Knox George Washington Letter, encloses (originally) a joint opinion of Knox and Hamilton.
May 5, 1799 [PRIVATE] Rank and Commission George Washington James McHenry Relative rank of officers; remarks on Mercer's refusal of an appointment.
April 10, 1799 Requests Opinion for Officer Nomations James McHenry George Washington Refers to the President's opinion about soliciting proper characters to officer regiments of infantry. Requests opinion. Lists potential personnel officers, but requests attention to parties and people.
August 20, 1798 Letter from James McHenry to William Loughton Smith on developments with France James McHenry William Loughton Smith On Talleyrand's defense of the XYZ Affair, the course that will probably be pursued by the U.S. government, and the embargo. McHenry also weighs in on public opinion and the influence on elections, insisting that anti-Federalists are in the minority and that American opinion is nearly unanimous in opposing France.
February 2, 1799 Responding to the Kentucky and Virginia Resolutions Alexander Hamilton Theodore Sedgwick Hamilton stresses the importance of securing the opinion of the people relative to the controversy over the Virginia and Kentucky Resolutions. He suggests creating a committee to resolve issues regarding the constitutionality of the Alien and Sedition Acts which have been challenged by said Resolutions.
April 25, 1797 Accounts and Request for Opinion David Henley William Simmons Sparks accounts enclosed, waiting on opinion from Simmons regarding payment of Captain.
August 28, 1798 Your Opinion Respecting the Proposed Arrangements James McHenry Alexander Hamilton McHenry requests Hamilton's opinion regarding the proposed arrangements and swears him to secrecy regarding the contents of his recent letter.
June 12, 1793 Measures to Be Taken Relative to a Sloop Fitted Out as a Privateer Thomas Jefferson [not available] The three cabinet members respond to the request of the President regarding the disposition of the sloop "Polly" taken by the State of New York. They advise that the vessel should be turned over to the civil power until it is determined, by legal proceedings or otherwise, that if she is to be used for hostile purposes, she should be seized by the Governor of New York pending further advice of the...
April 8, 1799 Calling the Paymaster to the Seat of Government Alexander Hamilton James McHenry "The Commander in Chief having approved the idea of calling the Paymaster to the Seat of Government, I send you, enclosed by his direction, an order for him repair to the Seat of Government."
August 30, 1792 Opinion on Contractor Alexander Hamilton William Rawle Requests Rawle's opinion concerning Theodosius Fowler's contract for supplying the Army.
April 15, 1789 A Post in the Administration of the General Government Benjamin Lincoln George Washington Lincoln expresses interest in a position in the general government and also comments on the tension between the states and the central government within the federal system.
July 25, 1793 Information & Opinion Relative to the Creek Indians Henry Knox George Washington "I have the honor to submit the information and opinion of General Pickens relatively to the Creek indians. If there should be any other points on which it would be necessary to request his information or opinion, he will be ready to afford the same."
September 13, 1798 Order of Commissions John Adams James McHenry Adams felt that McHenry believed the unanimous opinion of the public and the Federalists was that Hamilton should be appointed first. Adams negated this sentiment as false, noting that McHenry brought this opinion to Washington too forcibly, thus causing him to give the first commission to Knox.
May 22, 1800 Request for Opinion on Colonel Smith's Request (Full) John Adams James McHenry Requests McHenry's opinion on an enclosed request from Colonel Smith.
June 24, 1794 Establishment at Presqu' Isle Thomas Mifflin Henry Knox Letter from the Governor of Pennsylvania to the Secretary of War. In it, Governor Mifflin addresses the establishment of a garrison at Presqu' Isle (now Erie, Pennsylvania), which is hostilely received by the Six Nations. Mifflin mentions that British agents, particularly under the guidance of Lord Dorchester, have "excited that hostile disposition." Mifflin is of the opinion that the settlement...
October 11, 1793 Letter from Major Henry Gaither to Secretary of War Henry Knox expressing loyalty to Federal Government Henry Gaither Henry Knox Gaither assures Henry Knox that he will act only in accordance with the instructions of the Federal Government and suggests that Georgia Governor Telfair had no right to intimate otherwise. Expresses doubt that the Governor will raise the infantry and cavalry, despite that he was ordered to do so by Federal Government.
January 26, 1798 Requests Opinion James McHenry Alexander Hamilton Requests opinion and assistance on a written paper.
June 29, 1795 Land Claims and Other Matters Timothy Pickering Israel Chapin Jr Letter, directs Chapin re proposed New York treaty; discusses State rights and Federal Government; informs re opinion of Attorney General; discusses conduct of New York commissioner.
March 30, 1789 Three Members Shy of a Government Henry Knox George Washington Knox reports that Congress is now three members shy of a government. Knox also notes that "the Spring impost amounting by computation to 300,000 dollars will be lost to the general government by its not meeting at the time appointed."
January 8, 1791 Aid from the General Government Rufus Putnam Henry Knox Following an Indian attack in which fourteen people were killed, Putnam pleads for additional money and resources from the General Government to protect against future attacks.
March 1798 Autograph Letter Signed [not available] [not available] Letter, describes plans of sedition; mentions elections; mentions French invasion.