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Date Title Author Recipient Summary
February 21, 1800 Recommendation of John McGowan Albert Gallatin James McHenry Certified that John McGowan was a refugee from Nova Scotia and was entitled to the bounty given by Congress. Noted McGowan would collect his proofs of residency from Maine and fwd. them to McHenry.
May 9, 1799 A Preference for Natives in the Military Service James McHenry Alexander Hamilton McHenry makes the case for recruiting only those foreigners of the highest moral character. The preference is for native Americans who have an innate attachment to the United States.
February 17, 1792 Love and Attachment to the Creek Nation Henry Knox Creek Nation of Indians Knox sends a message to the Creeks to reaffirm the friendship of President Washington for the southern Indians and to warn them of the subversive activies of William Bowles.
September 10, 1787 Giving Thanks to General Knox DuPlesses Henry Knox DuPlesses gives effusive thanks to Knox for his attentiveness and friendship during his time in America. Outlines the political situation in Europe.
November 15, 1794 Chapin informs Knox of annuity provided to the Seneca Chief Little Billy [not available] Henry Knox Letter, Chapin advises Knox of lifetime annuity to Seneca Chief, Little Billy.
January 13, 1793 Otto discusses European affairs of state with Knox Louis Otto Henry Knox Letter, discusses French Revolution; alludes to insurrection in England; discusses friendship with Knox.
November 15, 1794 Seneca War Chief Little Billy -- Character & Annuity Timothy Pickering Henry Knox Pickering states that Little Billy, the Seneca chief, is a good friend of the United States, and that he has promised the chief an annuity of $50 to keep his allegiance. Hopes this meets Knox's approval. Vouches for the chief's character, and says he is of great influence with the Seneca, which justifies Pickering's promise to him.
April 2, 1798 Information requested by house committee James McHenry Edward Livingstone Information requested by house committee. If papers are to to printed, author wishes to have opportunity to correct proofs.
June 8, 1792 Reference to order of General Knox of this date to Thomas Proctor. Thomas Procter [not available] Proofs of various cannons and amount of powder required.
October 18, 1794 He Appeared Much Intoxicated Matthias Slough Samuel Hodgdon Slough discusses the pay of an employee who may be afflicted with an attachment to intoxicating spirits. He knows of some gentlemen from Philadelphia who encountered him while he appeared to be much intoxicated with liquor. As a result, Slough gave him a reprimand and hurried him on his way.
August 29, 1798 Request for Assistance in Obtaining Information from Soldier Nathan Jones Samuel Hodgdon Refers to this period as a "time of calamity;" discusses the difficulty getting things printed. Requested assistance in obtaining "attestation" from soldier on verity of printed documents.
August 15, 1798 Letter of Gratitude & Reassurance to Militia of Rensselaer County, New York John Adams Officers & Soldiers of a Militia Regiment of Rensselaer County, New York Thanks a group of New York militiamen for their praise; assures them that he has the safety and interests of the country as his first priority. Thanks their county, Rensselaer, for its wholehearted commitment to the government. Mentions undue attachment to France.
October 24, 1788 Application of a widow for settlement Jonathan Dayton Joseph Howell Discusses the application of a widow of an officer for the settlement of his accounts for service in the New Jersey Line during the Revolutionary War
July 10, 1788 Request to send letters to Board of Treasury A.W. Dunscomb Joseph Howell Requests that Howell send Dunscomb certain letters to Board of Treasury
December 2, 1798 Colonel Gaither's Antipathy Toward Georgia James Jackson James McHenry Governor Jackson cites Ensign McCall's letter as further evidence of Colonel Gaither's ill will toward the citizens of Georgia. Jackson maintains, therefore, that justice demands the removal of Gaither from the frontier of Georgia.
April 23, 1791 The Case of Armstrong's Stolen Watch, Etc. Joseph Howell A. Hammond Among other matters, Howell discusses the case of Solomon Jennings who is the man whose pay was stopped by Captain Armstrong in consequence of his stealing from the Captain a gold watch and selling it. The fact having been proven, the pay of Jennings becomes liable to an attachment.
November 19, 1793 A Letter for General Knox's Examination Thomas Jefferson Henry Knox Jefferson encloses for Knox's examination and wisdom a letter on a subject that has already been examined and approved by the Secretary of the Treasury. Knox's clerk will retain the proofs copy. It is agreed that the letter should be sent to Mr. Hammond.
September 29, 1795 Circular Letter from the War Office to the constuctors of the Frigates on dimensions of plank and timber Timothy Pickering Constructors of the Frigates Enclosed attachment provides dimensions of plank and some timber of frigates. It was long since prepared and should have been transmitted to the constructors. Any objections, please state them.
May 15, 1797 Samples of Gunpowder for Adjusting the New Pendulum Joseph Leacock Samuel Hodgdon In order to adjust the new pendulum, Leacock is applying to Hodgdon for samples of domestic and imported powder from several casks. The samples should be tested at various distances. Leacock also describes his proof.
May 13, 1797 My Invention Merits Adoption, Etc. Joseph Leacock Samuel Hodgdon Colonel Gurney is anxious to try Leacock's machine in his store because he believes Leacock's invention merits adoption. Leacock laments that old age has afflicted his body and the ravages of fire have cost him $3000 so he hopes that Hodgdon will grant his request to try more samples from sixty to one hundred yards.
November 22, 1790 Claims Respecting the Invention of a Steam Boat John Fitch Thomas Jefferson Fitch petitions Jefferson, Knox, and Randolph to order that all claims, arguments, and proofs respecting the invention of a steam boat made by him or any competitor should be committed to writing and submitted to them.
April 13, 1799 Deposition by Joseph Bindon in Favor of Edward Chinn Joseph Bindon Unknown Recipient Testament that Chinn abandoned his home and profitable trade business in Canada due to invading American troops and now lives poorly.
December 2, 1791 Knox discusses post bank notes with Sargent Henry Knox Winthrop Sargent Letter, discusses post notes for pay of army.
April 25, 1792 Two Chests of Tea, Etc. Charles Wilkins Samuel Hodgdon Upon inquiry, Wilkins finds that Mr. Levy, one of the gentlemen that purchased the remains of Mr. Duncan's goods, has Hodgdon's two chests of tea in his possession. If Hodgdon has any ideas as to how to dispose of the tea, Wilkins awaits his instructions.
October 24, 1799 Evils which Attend the Delay of Money Alexander Hamilton James McHenry The description of this letter in the dealer's catalogue reads: "Refers to the 'the evils which attend the delay of money--Among the rest the keeping of the troops out of winter quarters to suffer the rigors of the advancing season...If the contentment and attachment of the troops are to be aimed at, there must be a material change in the plan which has hitherto been pursued.'"