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Date Title Author Recipient Summary
July 13, 1791 Red Jacket's Speech Red Jacket [not available] In his speech, Red Jacket discusses the peace talks, the British forces on the frontier, British and Indian relations, and Indian independence.
October 25, 1797 On Family Matters, and Appointment to the Legation to Berlin (Copy 2) John Adams John Quincy Adams Adams mentions that he has only learned of his son's marriage through newspapers, but nonetheless wishes him and his bride a happy life together. Expresses surprise at Quincy's being "less than pleased" with his posting to Berlin [as part of the Legation to Prussia], and lists reasons why he should be enjoying it. Tries to ease any fears Quincy might have of nepotism from his father. Mentions...
May 10, 1787 Regarding surprise over charges against Bayard Stephen Bayard Joseph Howell Expresses surprise that there is a large sum against him. Relates that he settled accounts with Colonel Wood. Suggests that rolls of Congress or Board of War may be location of papers regarding final settlement with Wood. If they were not properly lodged, then it is not Bayard's fault. Refers to other charge paid by John Pierce into the hands of Lieutenant Ross; money was paid by Ross agreeable...
May 3, 1797 Suspension of the Evacuation of These Posts Don Manuel Gayoso de Lemos Lieutenant Piercy Smith Pope Gayoso de Lemos assures Lieutenant Pope that political reasons require a minimal and temporary Spanish presence in United States territory and no disrespect is intended by the King of Spain.
January 16, 1792 Reasons for Going to War with the Northwestern Indians George Washington Henry Knox Washington asks Knox for a public statement explaining the causes of the Indian conflict; discusses Indian aggression. Washington tells Knox that the public must know the reasons for their sacrifices.
March 2, 1784 Lost in shipment. Samuel Hodgdon Captain Carlisle Discusses a portmanteau and chest that were apparently lost in shipment.
April 4, 1797 Charges to MacRea's Account William MacRea William Simmons MacRea expresses his surprise that he is charged with monies from 1792 and 1793 related to his own pay and that of a detachment he marched to Pittsburgh. He has always been careful about transmitting his receipts and arranging for the proper deductions from his account.
June 21, 1784 Reasons for seizure of public funds William Hull John Pierce Cover letter for signed statement of officers of the garrison at West Point as to their reasons for an authorized seizure of public funds. (See "content notes")
March 26, 1799 Explains Efforts to Put Down Insurgents James McHenry Robert Goodloe Harper Speaks of possibility of government enforcement against insurgents. Presumes organization of volunteer militia. Hopes to surprise insurgents with troops from Pennsylvania and New Jersey.
September 5, 1794 Failure of Receipt of Funds for the Troops Joseph Howell Constant Freeman Howell expresses surprise that Freeman has not received the remittance for the pay and forage of the troops in Georgia and South Carolina since the funds were remitted to John Matthews on the 1st August 1794.
October 2, 1797 General Wilkinson's Activities, Revolt among French Settlers, Problems in Tennessee James McHenry Oliver Wolcott, Jr. Mr. Lewis has expressed surprise that General Wilkinson is head of the Army in the western terriory. A small detachment has been dispatched to Kaskaskia where there is a revolt among a few French settlers.
November 10, 1792 Regarding the Rejection of Woolen Overalls Henry Knox Isaac Craig Knox expresses surprise over the rejection of woolen overalls, since he took measures to have them inspected. It had been reported to him that every article passed inspection.
October 25, 1797 On Family Matters, and Appointment to the Legation to Berlin John Adams John Quincy Adams Adams mentions that he has only learned of his son's marriage through newspapers, but nonetheless wishes him and his bride a happy life together. Expresses surprise at Quincy's being "less than pleased" with his posting to Berlin [as part of the Legation to Prussia], and lists reasons why he should be enjoying it. Tries to ease any fears Quincy might have of nepotism from his father. Mentions...
February 13, 1795 Your Object Was to Give Trouble & Create Delay McLean & Van Emburgh Samuel Hodgdon McLean and Emburgh express their surprise at Hodgdon's response to the ongoing controversy over damaged arms. It forces them to conclude that Hodgdon's only purpose is to give trouble and create delay. Still they had not concluded that Hodgdon would refuse to pay them at least part of what they are due without dictating prescriptions as conditions for payment.
March 3, 1794 Recruitment difficulties Cornelius Sedam Accountants Office, War Department Cornelius Sedam laments the difficulty of recruiting when the men do not receive their pay. In a subsequent memo, accountant Howell says the recruits were paid and would have been paid on time if Sedam was governed by his muster. Expresses surprise at Sedam's complaints, for it is notorious that no officer receives more attention.
August 1, 1795 Pay matters Nathaniel Gorham William Simmons Discusses reasons for not paying out certain monies sent to him due to lack of progress on fortifications. Other financial matters
September 21, 1799 Reasons for Discontinuance of Augustus de Grasse, Engineer; Explanation for Letter Supposedly Lost in Postal System, & Recommendations for 6th Regiment Ensign James McHenry John Adams Lists reasons for Augustus de Grasse being "left out of the service" after being employed as an engineer, citing gambling with government money and lack of usefulness as an engineer. Advises that the man not be encouraged to expect an appointment to the corps of Artillerists & Engineers. Confirms the apparently long time a letter took to reach Adams as the result of a mis-dating on McHenry's...
March 18, 1795 Forage pay William K. Blue William Simmons Requests to know the reasons why he received no allowance in his pay account for forage as adjutant and quartermaster. Refers to an Act of Congress authorizing the pay.
January 6, 1784 Pay Office Business and other Matters Samuel Hodgdon Morgan Discusses the disposition of a valuable horse. Hodgdon desires to receive accounts as as soon as possible. Mentions Morgan's state taking actions regarding land encroachments by Virginia.
May 24, 1793 Letter Citation Henry Knox Unknown Recipient Cited in Reasons for the Opinion of the Secretary of the Treasury and the Secretary at War Respecting the Brigantine Little Sarah, 07/08/1793
1789 Proceedings before treaty with Creeks Henry Knox [not available] Document, proceedings before treaty with Creeks.
June 3, 1797 Letter to the Secretary at War Felix D. St. Hilaire James McHenry St. Hilaire informs McHenry that business was delayed for security reasons.
November 16, 1792 Reason Given for Ordering Inordinate Amounts of Supplies Anthony Wayne Henry Knox Wayne explains in detail his reasons for ordering large quantities of supplies well in advance of his needs. Despite misgivings, he will countermand his orders in deference to the wishes of the Secretaries of War and Treasury.
January 23, 1801 Reports Use of Funds, Concern over Accounts Jonathan Jackson Samuel Hodgdon Reports use of funds and concern over accounts. Notes that Hodgdon expressed surprise at information received of Mr Henshaw. If Henshaw had been more thorough in relaying information, doubts that Hodgdon would have been as much surprised. Discusses the matter of agency for the war department, noting that he declined months ago.
March 31, 1795 Request to Pay Soldiers Charles Martin Joseph Howell Martin begged leave to pay soldiers who were in need of money owed them by the United States, provided reasons. Captain Spists requested pay for his recruits. Pay for "old Stevenson" discussed.