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Date Title Author Recipient Summary
August 16, 1793 Prizes Henry Knox John Hancock Directs actions to recover captured prizes.
August 28, 1793 Prizes Henry Knox George Clinton Discusses the issue of prizes, governor of "this state" acted in accordance with Neutrality Act.
August 16, 1793 Procedure for Returning Ships Brought as Prizes into U.S. Ports By French Privateers Henry Knox Samuel Huntington Referring to the privateers mentioned in the U.S.-French agreement concerning French ships in U.S. ports, Knox directs that any prizes brought by French privateers into Connecticut ports be given back to the command of their sailing masters, or consuls from the ship's country.
August 7, 1793 Foreign Policy Henry Knox George Clinton Letter, discusses policy concerning prizes allegedly taken with the limits of the protection of the United States.
August 19, 1793 Captured Prizes Henry Knox George Clinton Policy toward Naval prizes.
August 19, 1793 Privateer Prize Henry Knox Thomas Mifflin Directs vessels returned to owners; discusses privateers.
June 30, 1796 Regarding enforcement of treaties between United States and foreign powers and the matter of France selling prizes in port of Boston William Rawle Timothy Pickering Asks about legal right of preventing the sale of French prizes being carried into port of Boston. Refers to some other accounts he has read in the newspaper. References the district attorney of Massachusetts; French counsel not to proceed.
August 21, 1793 Restitution of Prizes Captured by Privateers Illegally Fitted Out Henry Knox Joshua Clayton Knox orders that any prizes brought into U. S. ports by foreign belligerents should be restored to those persons who were the owners at the time of capture. If those persons cannot be found, the prizes should be turned over to the consuls of the nations where the prizes orginated.
August 20, 1793 Prizes and Neutrality Henry Knox George Clinton Discusses the issue of prizes.
August 21, 1793 Actions Regarding Privateers & Captured Prizes Henry Knox Richard Dobbs Spaight Letter, directs actions re privateers & captured prizes; alludes to foreign hostilities & United States neutrality; discusses judicial system.
August 20, 1796 Cases Involving Foreign Privateers Bringing Prizes into American Ports Oliver Wolcott, Jr. James Read Wolcott discusses the complexities related to the treatment of French vessels who have captured prizes and wish to bring them into American ports. The handling of these cases has significant implications with regard to the neutrality of the United States vis a vis the war between Britain and France.
August 5, 1793 Opinion Respecting Certain French Vessels and Their Prizes Thomas Jefferson [not available] The cabinet members present their opinions regarding the treatment of sundry French vessels and their prizes using American ports.
August 21, 1793 State Courts to Apprehend Privateers Prizes Henry Knox Henry Lee Letter, directs actions re privateers & captured prizes; alludes to foreign hostilities & United States neutrality; discusses judicial system.
August 7, 1793 Rules Governing French Vessels in U.S. Ports Henry Knox Henry Lee Explanation of rules regarding the arrival of "prizes" on French vessels in U.S. ports.
August 16, 1793 No Armed Vessel Fitted Out as a Privateer Shall Have Asylum in U. S. Ports Henry Knox Joshua Clayton Knox warns that no foreign vessel fitted out as a privateer should be allowed in any port of the United States. The militia should be used to enforce this prohibition and prizes taken by said privateers should be returned to their home countries.
August 7, 1793 Agreement Regarding the Entrance of French Vessels Into Our Ports Henry Knox Joshua Clayton Knox outlines the ways in which vessels taken as prizes by the French should be handled if they are brought to American ports.
July 18, 1790 Purchased Lottery Tickets for Harmar and Captain Beatty; No News on Alexander MGillivray's Arrival Joseph Howell Josiah Harmar Howell purchased ten lottery tickets for General Harmar and Captain Beatty, numbers 23882-23891. Drawing will be on the first Monday in August. A second lottery is proposed; the tickets to be $10 and prizes to be double. Asks Harmar to inform if he wants to purchase tickets, as there will only be half as many for the second lottery as there were for the first. Alexander McGillivray has not...
May 28, 1796 Capture of the "Mount Vernon", Recommendation of William Smith, Etc. Oliver Wolcott, Jr. Alexander Hamilton There is concern about the entry of the prizes of French Privateers into American ports. Action on this matter will requre congressional and executive action, which will take time. Wolcott mentions the capture of the ship "Mt. Vernon" and the need for a reputable, confidential American diplomat in France. He recommends William Smith, who is trusted and admired by the French. He wonders if Mr....
November 12, 1793 Prizes Henry Knox George Clinton Policy toward prizes taken by belligerent nations; discusses foreign affairs; discusses maritime boundaries.
August 16, 1798 Disposal of Privateers' Booty in Massachusetts James McHenry [not available] The President has ordered that privateers' prizes brought to Massachusetts should be returned to their original masters or to the consul of the country from which they were captured.
January 19, 1786 Settlement of accounts John Pierce Major Barber Discusses the settlement of the accounts of Colonel Livingston and the officers of his regiment
June 20, 1794 Fortifications in Wilmington Nicholas Martinan Henry Knox Letter to the Secretary of War regarding fortifications and battery at Wilmington and Fort Johnston. Martinon describes the environment there, including the water.
August 3, 1793 Fitting Out of Privateers in the Ports of the United States. Alexander Hamilton [not available] The cabinet members state their opinion in favor of the prohibition of future fitting out of privateers in the ports of the United States.
March 7, 1800 Military Land Lottery Isaac Craig Samuel Hodgdon Major Craig discusses the military land lottery with Samuel Hodgdon.
November 12, 1793 Maritime Boundaries of the United States Henry Knox Thomas Mifflin Letter, discusses policy toward prizes taken by belligerent nations; discusses foreign affairs; discusses maritime boundaries.