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Date Title Author Recipient Summary
March 25, 1795 Excerpt from Truxton's sailing book Captain Thomas Truxtun Timothy Pickering Letter encloses excerpt from Truxton's sailing book, specifically recommendations relating to mast construction
August 17, 1800 Preventing Bail for Captain Merchants, Accused of Piracy Charles Page Jeremiah Condy Page discusses the case of Captain Merchants who, having been charged with piracy, escaped confinement and was recaptured.
July 29, 1790 Offensive Action Against Shawnee Henry Knox Harry Innes Circular letter forwarded to several counties. Due to countless depredations on the Ohio, President authorized use of mounted militia to act offensively against Shawnee Indians. Outlined method of payment for rangers and scouts.
August 11, 1800 Captain Merchant's suspicious arrival in Alexandria Samuel Hodgdon Jeremiah Condy Captain Merchant arrived in Alexandria under such suspicious circumstances as to warrant his confinement and that of his crew. Hodgdon wishes for Condy to go to Alexandria and accept the property on behalf of Hodgdon.
May 19, 1791 Order to Dismiss Militia, Supply Distribution Henry Knox Major General Richard Butler Requested information on the upper battalion due to lack of communication from Major Clarke. Knox entrusted dismissal of militia to arrive at Fort Pitt to Butler.
March 10, 1791 Authorization for the Lieutenants of Pennsylvania, Virginia and Kentucky to Raise Forces Henry Knox John Brown Authorized and instructed lieutenants of Washington, Westmoreland and Allegheny Counties, Pennsylvania, and Harrison, Randolph, Ohio, Monongahalia, Kenhawa Counties, Virginia, as well as John Brown, Kentucky, on raising militia to defend against the Indians. Advised economy in called up only the necessary number of men.
May 12, 1794 Knox forwards Joshua Humphreys' recommendations and estimates on the costs of procuring white oak timber and planking; includes principal dimensions of several French and British war ships Henry Knox Alexander Hamilton Secretary of War Henry Knox forwards Joshua Humphrey's estimate of the probable costs of timber for a ship of 44 guns to the Secretary of Treasury Alexander Hamilton. Estimate includes costs and dimensions of white oak, pine, red cedar, live oak. Included in this document is a list from Thomas Penrose of French and British warships with information on number of guns, length of gundeck, other...
July 17, 1790 Termination of Scouts Employment Henry Knox Beverley Randolph Protection of western frontiers by scouts to cease upon receipt of this letter. Rangers to replace the scouts post of protecting against Indian attacks. Details on troops.
August 16, 1800 Probably Not Guilty of Acts of Piracy, Etc. Jeremiah Condy Samuel Hodgdon Condy discusses a number of matters including the illness of his mother-in-law and the escape of Capt. Merchant who had been charged with acts of piracy.
July 27, 1790 Indian Attacks Henry Knox Beverley Randolph Discussed types of depredations committed by the Shawnee and Cherokee banditti and notified Randolf of presidential authorization for the governor of the Western Territories to capture the offenders. Believed that defense of Western Territories couldn't be complete as long as the offending Indians resided on the land "between the lakes and the Ohio [river]". Details of plans for capture and...