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November 23, 1797 Address to Congress on Commerce, Treaty with Spain, and National Debt John Adams Congress of the United States Recommends protection of commerce and securing treaty with Spanish. Mentioned negotiations for peace with Europe. Western frontier and Indian relations discussed, national debt, revision of funding systems.
May 9, 1793 Deposition of James Seagrove. James Seagrove [not available] Seagrove's deposition sworn before William Mowbray: " That, ever since receiving his appointment as Indian agent in the employ of the United States...he, the said agent, hath not been concerned, directly or indirectly, in any Indian trade or commerce by himself or with any person or persons whatsoever...and whilst he continues in the employ of the United States as Indian agent, he will not,...
September 9, 1796 Instructions to Army Officer Commanding In Georgia, Relative to Relations with the Indians James McHenry Constant Freeman Instructs the presiding U.S. Army officer in Georgia (Major Constant Freeman) in his powers, relating to the sending of a new Indian agent to manage trade & intercourse with the Creek, Choctaw, and Chickasaw Indians. These include the granting of permits to those doing business with the Indians, the sending of quarterly returns to report on all such people and their respective businesses, the...
May 26, 1793 Deposition of James Seagrove, Creek Indian Agent regarding financial interest in Creek trade of commerce James Seagrove Justice of Peace William Moubray Deposition of James Seagrove, Creek Indian Agent indicates that he had no direct or indirect financial interest in Creek trade or commerce
May 13, 1796 Indian Relations and Trade Benjamin Hawkins James Seagrove Arrived in Coleraine from Savannah yesterday, commissioners of Georgia to depart Savannah tomorrow. Requested copy of law regulating trade and intercourse with Creek Nation along with agreement reached with Nation.
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.
August 3, 1793 Proposed Rules Governing Belligerents' Use of American Ports Alexander Hamilton [not available] The cabnet members provide proposed rules governing vessels of the belligerents in the war between Britain and France being armed and equipped in American ports. Privateers or those vessels adapted solely for war are deemed unlawful while those fitted for commerce or for commerce and war are lawful.
November 16, 1792 King Requests Information from Knox Regarding Chapin Rufus King Henry Knox Asks for information regarding General Chapin appointment, since he was employed by Knox in some transactions with Six Nations of Indians and has not been appointed with advice and consent of Senate.
January 14, 1790 Speech from Speaker, attended by House of Representatives, to President Washington Congress of the United States George Washington Reciprocate congratulations on accession of North Carolina; express concurrence with Washington's sentiments on agriculture, commerce, manufactures. Express support for measures that might obviate ill effects failed negotiations and of Indian hostilities.
October 5, 1795 Protection of Frontier, Illness, Request for Stores Anthony Wayne Timothy Pickering Mentioned the liberation of prisoners held by Indians, and specifically noted James Thompson. British repairing fortification at the foot of the rapids of the Miamis of the lake. Mentioned Spaniards erecting a second fort on the East side of the Mississippi, possibly an act of aggression. Post is in want of hospital stores, there is a fear of typhus.
October 28, 1792 Indian Relations James Seagrove Henry Knox Expects arrival of Creek chiefs. Enclosed copy of letter from McGillivray, the letter does not please Seagrove. Seagrove discussed McGillivray's duplicitous nature and his underhanded actions. Hopes the U.S. will reprimand any Indian tribe for actions taken against the nation.
September 9, 1796 Instructions to Army Officer Commanding in Tennessee, Relative to Relations to the Indians James McHenry David Henley Instructs the U.S. Army officer commanding in Tennessee in how to coordinate enforcement of the recent act to regulate trade and intercourse with the Indians with the new Indian agent for the region, Silas Dinsmoor.
November 28, 1797 Response to Senate Address 11/23/1798 John Adams United States Senate Adams thanks the Senate for their response, and reemphasized the importance of maritime military to a mercantile marine commerce.
April 22, 1800 No. 88 [Protection of the Frontiers] Claiborne House of Representatives Poorly kept records at trading posts in Georgia and Tennessee cannot show that trade with Indian caused a loss in capital for the U.S. The House therefore recommends that additional capital be extended to the trading posts in order to further trade until records can provide conclusive evidence of loss or gain.
April 8, 1797 Plans for Defense against France and Spain to Protect Commerce James McHenry [not available] Reports quarantine and defensive draft needed for protection against France and Spain. Seeks protection of commerce. Requests artillerists, engineers, and troops.
October 6, 1795 A New Treaty of Commerce Timothy Pickering Oliver Wolcott, Jr. Mr. Randolph has agreed to meet with Mr. Adet to "digest" a new treaty of commerce between the United States and France with the understanding that the articles of a new agreement must meet the approbation of their respective governments before anything is concluded.
June 27, 1792 Strict Oversight of Indian Commerce Henry Knox [not available] Knox advises Chapin to employ individuals of character and to exercise meticulous accounting practices in transacting business with the Indians.
January 19, 1798 Remarks on the third article of the Jay Treaty James McHenry [not available] Contemplates various interpretation the third article of the Jay Treaty, particularly in relation to free commerce and the imposition of duties. Concludes with his own final interpretation on the article.
November 20, 1789 Commisioners' Report on Negotiations with the Creek Nation Benjamin Lincoln Henry Knox The Commissioners--Lincoln, Griffin, and Humphreys--report on their mission to negotiate a treaty with the Creek Nation. Since their mission was unsuccessful, they make recommendations regarding the measures needed to protect frontier settlers. They also suggest that further efforts should be made to improve relations with the Creeks. They have much to say about the Creeks and other southern...
June 16, 1795 Attorney General responds to legal inquiry made by Secretary at War William Bradford Henry Knox Document, discusses state claims on Indian lands; discusses State rights and Federal government; informs re Constitutional powers; discusses Congress; discusses United States Constitution.
December 12, 1795 Peace and Trade Routes United States Senate George Washington Satisfied to hear that the war with Indians tribes is coming to a close, and treaties with Algiers and Spain concluded with more secure trade routes. Assurances Congress will assist in every way to foster peace.
December 23, 1796 Report on the frigate "United States" Joshua Humphreys James McHenry Report on the state of the frigate "United States," now building in the port of Philadelphia. The frigate will likely be deployed to the Mediterranean to protect U.S. commerce against the hostile Algiers government and Barbary pirates.
September 5, 1795 Treaties and Jacobin Opposition Timothy Pickering Anthony Wayne Enclosed application of Gov. Mifflin, on behalf of W. Brown, is to obtain release of prisoner J. Thompson from Indian possession. If it is too late to have prisoner released, the status of his fate is requested. Mentioned Jacobin newspapers depicting the President as a "haughty tyrant" and that the dissenters were "on the eve of revolution". Jacobins are also gaining support in protesting the...
January 20, 1794 Concerning Naval Force adequate to protection of commerce of the United States against Algiers. [not available] [not available] A report from a Congressional committee regarding the best course of action to take to protect the commerce of the United States against corsairs from Algeria. Proposes a number of vessels and various taxes to fund the shipbuilding and crews. Read to the House of Representatives on January 20, 1794.
October 22, 1799 Political Discussion of Federalists and Anti-federalists James McHenry William Loughton Smith Reports the general state of the country, described as "tranquil" with the Indians. Recruiting for the military is successful and the overall commerce of the country is prosperous. Discusses the politics of the day, reporting a split in the Federalist Party over Adams' decision to make peace with France.