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June 22, 1793 Chiefs Cannot Influence All Parties to Pacific Measures Daniel Smith Henry Knox It appears that the Cherokee head-men are sincere in their desire for peace but they cannot control all the members of their tribe, some of whom are stealing horses and corn which provokes the animosity of the agrieved whites.
October 17, 1791 Every Pacific Measure Was Tried Alexander Hamilton Henry Knox Hamilton instructs Knox regarding the points the President wants to make in a document describing the events leading up to St. Clair's campaign against the western Indians. The emphasis is on the attempts of the United States to promote tranquility.
July 12, 1792 If Pacific Overtures Should Fail Henry Knox Isaac Shelby Knox informs Shelby that the United States intends to negotiate with the Indians for a treaty of peace and requests that Shelby issue orders to prevent the Kentucky Militia from raiding the Indian country, but if peace fails he informs Shelby that the President expects the Kentucky Militia to aid the U.S. Army in any campaign.
July 9, 1798 Indian Affairs in the Country near Natchez Isaac Guion James McHenry Captain Guion declares that the Indians still appear pacific though constantly urged to the contrary by the Spanish. Many of the principal men [chiefs] have visited Natchez and declared their friendly disposition and their determination to discount the talks given them by the Spaniards. Some of the Six Town Choctaws and a tribe called the Huwanies are allied with the Spanish and may be...
June 15, 1797 Demolition of the Works at Natchez James McHenry Isaac Guion Captain Guion is instructed to pay strict attention to the treaty with the Spanish government which permits the demolition of the works at Natchez and to preserve the pacific attentions of the Indians toward the Spanish inhabitants of that place.
June 20, 1793 Indians must refrain from acts of violence. Secretary Smith John Thompson Smith is pleased by the pacific acts of the Cherokees but warns them against hostile acts against whites, such as stealing horses or killing them, that will provoke them to commit similar acts against Indians.
November 22, 1800 Successful Move to City of Washinton, Treaty with King of Prussia John Adams Congress of the United States Congratulated government offices on their move to the District of Columbia. Urged Congress to maintain "pacific policy" with European nations relative to maritime shipping and trade. Fortification of sea ports and harbors necessary, however additional allocation of funds was for Congress to decide.
March 10, 1791 Knox discusses frontier defense with Peters Henry Knox R. Peters Letter, discusses measures for frontier defense; discusses state levy.
July 10, 1800 Regarding the surrender of the fort at St. Marks, Florida, and plans to retake Benjamin Hawkins Franco Gelabert From Fort Wilkinson, Hawkins discusses the unexpected surrender of Fort St. Marks and notes that this has emboldened the mischief makers and encouraged plunder and conquest of Floridas. Hawkins says that the efforts by Vicente Folch to recover the fort will intimidate the mischief makers. Refers to pacific mission of Creeks who are to meet with the Seminoles. Reports that he has heard the...
July 12, 1792 Indian Affairs in Kentucky Henry Knox Isaac Shelby Secretary Knox discusses the protection of Kentucky; Indian warfare; and peace with Indians. Also mentions the militia; directs halt on aggression towards Indians; and discusses pay and rations of rangers. Relates the government policy of justness with Indians, its moderate and humane views, and desire for conclusion of a peace upon proper terms
April 9, 1798 Provisional Measures for the Protection of Commerce James McHenry Samuel Sewall Enclosed are the expenses of the provisional measures intended for the protection of commerce.
[not available] Measures to be Taken without Delay Alexander Hamilton Unknown Recipient This is a list of eight measures to be taken immediately in the event of an invasion of the United States by a large army. Among sundry matters, It discusses an academy for military and naval instruction, the raising of a corps of non-commissioned officers and privates, a draft of the militia, a naval force of six ships, the raising of money, and the amount of needed revenue.
January 15, 1784 Commissary Department's Accounts John Pierce General Huntington No intelligence received of the success of the compulsory measures adopted in bringing in the commissary's accounts.
May 21, 1797 Memorandum regarding Franco-American relations James McHenry William Loughton Smith Memorandum on Franco-American relations; McHenry concludes that France is in a difficult spot and is unlikely to have the ability to garner a fleet for war against the United States.
January 2, 1800 Measures to Having Accounts Passed Ebenezer Stevens Alexander Hamilton Stevens complains that his accounts are being scrutinized so closely causing him to correct minor irregularities that it is impracticable for him to attend to the business of his department.
October 22, 1796 A Satisfactory Choice for the Presidency James McHenry William Perry McHenry expresses his belief that things will continue to go well since the people have acknowledged the necessity of placing a man in the presidency who will follow the policies and be grounded by the pacific principles of his [predecessor].
March 24, 1798 Number of Muskets Received of Mr. Ames, Etc. Samuel Hodgdon John Bryant In addition to requesting the number of muskets received from Mr. Ames, Hodgdon emphasizes the necessity of including weights and measures on returns and compliments Bryant for doing so,.
May 11, 1791 Indian Relations Henry Knox George Clinton Indian relations and peace keeping efforts.
July 5, 1798 Reassurance that Baltimore Defenses Are to Be Improved James McHenry Committee for the Building of Vessels to be Loaned to the Government by the City of Baltimore McHenry assures the committee that measures are being taken to prepare the fort at Whetstone Point for defending Baltimore; notes that "the aid of the citizens of Baltimore is expected" with these preparations. Mentions enclosed list of these measures [not included].
August 13, 1790 Restraining Indian Hostilities, Etc. George Washington Henry Knox The President informs Knox of his intention to go to Mount Vernon as soon as public business will permit. Therefore, the President directs the Secretary of War to forward all business that requires his attention immediately. Additionally, the President requests Knox's opinion on restraining Indian hostilities, what further measures can be taken to ensure peace on the frontier, the expediency of...
January 7, 1792 Defensive Measures Along the Northwestern Territory Henry Knox Arthur St. Clair Secretary Knox believes that the defense of the frontiers demands instant attention and asks about defensive measures being taken in Kentucky, Muskinghum and Galliapolis, and Pittsburgh.
May 19, 1785 Regarding measures adopted by Pennsylvania to raise troops in accordance with congressional mandate Henry Knox Jonathan Dickinson Henry Knox sends to President John Dickinson a letter asking to be informed of the measures adopted by the state of Pennsylvania to raise troops in accordance with congressional mandate. Notes that troops are to attend the commissioners of Indian affairs upon the Wabash or Illinois
August 19, 1793 Violation of Sovereignty of U.S. Henry Knox John Hancock Discussed French privateers that sailed from Boston harbor. Knox noted that the Governors patriotism would lead him to support and enforce the law.
June 15, 1793 Measures Adopted for the Defense of Cumberland Henry Knox Tobias Lear "Please to submit to the President a letter from Governor Blount of the 9th of May relatively to the measures he adopted for the defense of Cumberland--the last letters before the present from Governor Blount were dated the 15th of May."
April 1, 1794 Account of Lieutenant Charles Hyde Joseph Howell Charles Hyde Lieutenant Hyde is accountable for $746.81 from which he is urged to take immediate measures to exonerate himself.