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Date Title Author Recipient Summary
February 15, 1799 Circular to the Commanding Officers Alexander Hamilton [not available] "A letter from the Secretary of War places under my superintendence the posts and troops under your immediate command. All further communications therefore respecting them, including reports and returns, are to be addressed to me not as heretofore to the Secretary of War..."
April 6, 1798 War Seems Inevitable, Etc. Samuel Hodgdon John Wilkins, Jr. Among other more mundane business matters, Hodgdon warns that the President will soon make major communications to Congress that seem to indicate that war is imminent.
May 23, 1799 [Extract of Letter] Regarding Negotiations with Indians Alexander Hamilton John Francis Hamtramck Obligations and duties of Governors of the Mississippi and Northwestern Territories regarding their involvement in negotiations with Indians so as to promote uniform conduct with Indians. Also the role of the military in relations between the United States and Indian nations.
August 10, 1793 Communications to the Committee of Inquiry Bernard Webb Samuel Hodgdon General St. Clair allowed fifty dollars for his two communications to the Committee of Inquiry which Webb hopes that Hodgdon will have no objection to paying for. Twenty dollars should cover the cost of dispositions and other papers for a total of seventy dollars.
September 28, 1799 Seeks Information about Double Posts in South Carolina James McHenry William Simmons Expresses concern about officers drawing double rations in Charleston, SC. Seeks list of officers. Refers to transition of posts, but requests information on which posts are double posts.
February 15, 1799 Circular letter to the Officers commanding posts on the Sea Coast. Alexander Hamilton [not available] Letter, informs re superintendance of coastal posts; directs report re state of post works & euipment; describes importance of military discipline.
April 6, 1798 Returns from Posts on the Frontiers John Wilkins, Jr. Samuel Hodgdon Wilkins transmits to the Secretary of War a general return of the Quartermaster's stores on hand at the several posts on the frontier based on the most authentic returns from those posts.
July 10, 1793 General Wayne Should Abstain from Hostilities Benjamin Lincoln George Washington Commissioners Lincoln, Randolph, and Pickering stress to the President that General Wayne should remain quietly at his posts until the outcome of the negotiations with the Western Indians are fully known.
May 23, 1799 Uniform Conduct Toward the Indians Alexander Hamilton John Francis Hamtramck Hamilton emphasizes that Indian Affairs are the responsiblity of the Governors of the Northwestern Territories and of the Mississippi Territory. In the interest of uniform conduct toward the Indians, military officials are to coordinate their relations with the tribes according to the policies of said Governors.
February 16, 1798 Location of Spanish Posts Samuel Hodgdon John Wilkins, Jr. Letter, discusses Spanish posts.
December 15, 1792 Facts in the Communications of the Six Nations, Etc. Henry Knox Anthony Wayne Knox wants Wayne to meet with the Cornplanter and Red Jacket to explain the facts contained in the communications of the Six Nations. The hostile Indians have been asked to meet with representatives of the United States at the appointed time and place.
May 23, 1799 Outlines Indian Affairs Alexander Hamilton John Francis Hamtramck Discusses Indian affairs, and the military are to be only auxiliary at this point. Need to determine how supplies will be distributed with uniformity.
September 21, 1789 Readiness to make further communications Commissioners for Indian Affairs in Southern Department Alexander McGillivray So that there will be no complaints of partial or defective representation, commissioners will be ready to make further communications as soon as the third member of the commission, the honorable Mr. Griffin, arrives.
February 11, 1799 Your Superintendance of the Post & Troops Under My Command George Ingersoll Alexander Hamilton Captain Ingersoll acknowledges Hamilton's superitendance of the post and troops at West Point and his intention to forward all furure communications, including reports and returns, to Hamilton.
December 12, 1799 Alterations at Posts to be Submitted with Returns, Etc. John Wilkins, Jr. Samuel Hodgdon Hodgdon has directed that when alterations are made at any of the posts, the documents associated with them should accompany the returns. Wilkins points out that when transfers are made from one post to another the associated vouchers cannot be produced immediately for the returns. Wilkins directs Quartermasters as to how to set up their books. General returns from the western posts are enclosed.
June 8, 1789 Circular of President Washington to President Mifflin, 1789 regarding manner of administering oaths George Washington Thomas Mifflin As congress have not yet established any departments through which communications can be officially made from the general government to the executives of the several states, Washington transmits copy of Act of Congress to regulate time and manner of administering certain oaths.
February 28, 1797 Supplying the Troops at the Western Posts Oliver Wolcott, Jr. James McHenry Wolcott wants to know the supplies that will be required at each of the western posts so he requires information on the number of men stationed at each post and the number of rations (specifying whether salted or fresh) to be deposited in advance.
May 17, 1796 No Secret Motives James Thomas Callender James McHenry Callender informs McHenry that the communications he handed to Mr. Edwards are from General Wayne, and that he transcribed them a year ago. The series of interrogatories is entirely misplaced. There is nothing secret about the particulars, and he should have asked him directly.
October 9, 1789 Jackson advises that in the President's absence MacPherson may consult Knox W. Jackson John MacPherson Letter, advises forwarding President's communications to Knox.
December 19, 1794 Communications from Governor Blount Henry Knox Congress of the United States Secretary Knox submits to Congress communications from Governor William Blount of Southwest Territory on the southwestern tribes of Indians.
December 8, 1797 Regarding Contract for Supplying Posts on the Ohio & the Mississippi John Wilkins, Jr. Samuel Hodgdon Discusses an agreement with a contractor for the supplying of posts on the Ohio & the Mississippi.
August 27, 1799 Necesssity of Some Settled Plan of Communication Alexander Hamilton James McHenry In addition to a discussion of allotments of fuel and straw among the northern posts, Hamilton stresses the importance of instituting a plan of communication between officers and offices that operates within the chain of command.
March 4, 1794 Duties of Secretary of State Henry Knox Edmund Randolph Memorandum from Secretary Knox to Secretary Randolph discussing foreign inquires and the publication of official communications. Knox seeks delineation of bureaucratic responsibilities in matters of foreign correspondence. Argues that the Secretary of State ought to be the "national organ and not merely the executive for foreign commerce," and that therefore it is his duty to answer the inquiries...
April 24, 1800 Scale of Transportation for Officers to Remote Posts Unknown Author [not available] Tabulation of expenses required to transport officers' private stores to remote military posts.
December 23, 1796 Pay of the Troops on the Upper Posts of the Ohio Samuel Lewis William Simmons Lewis acknowledges receipt of a warrant for $2500 to be transmitted to Isaac Craig on account of the pay of the troops on the upper posts of the Ohio,.