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Date Title Author Recipient Summary
October 13, 1800 Certificates for Land for Canadian Refugees Jacob VanderHeyden Henry Glen Submitted two certificates for land granted to refugees by Congress as compensation for abandoning their property in Canada. In order to obtain land in the Refugee Tract, applicants had to have left Canada for the duration of the war and supported the American war effort.
May 25, 1796 Certificate that Joseph Cone is a Soldier and Refugee John W. Livingston [not available] Certifies J. Cone's service in military, refugee status, and that he's entitled to rations and pay.
December 14, 1799 Certificate in Favor of John McGowen, Nova Scotia Refugee John Allan [not available] Certification of John McGowen's loss of property in Nova Scotia, and his patriotism and support of Americans in Revolutionary War.
March 17, 1800 William Torey, A Refugee from Canada Unknown Author [not available] Cover letter regarding William Torrey as a refugee from Canada.
February 10, 1788 Certificate in Favor of Joseph Cone, Canadian Refugee John Livingston James McHenry Certified service of Lieutenant Cone, now as refugee entitled to compensation.
August 15, 1791 Purchasing the Lake Erie Tract John Nicholson Oliver Wolcott, Jr. Nicholson discusses the terms and implications of the transaction involving the purchase of the Lake Erie Tract the Indian titles of which were extinquished at great expense by the State of Pennsylvania.
April 2, 1800 Documents Supporting Location of John Halsted John Halsted James McHenry Enclosed depositions of Aaron Burr and Mathias Halsted supporting John Halsted's residence in Canada during American Revolution. These and other documents support his claim for losses sustained as a refugee.
February 2, 1798 Value of Tract of Land John Cummings William Simmons Cumming inquires about the value of a tract of land he owns. He wants to ascertain from the Tennessee members of Congress what the land is worth and whether his title is valid.
March 25, 1800 Cover Letter of Supporting Documents on Refugee Status John Torrey James McHenry Explains that his health and remote residence are the reason why his request for compensation offered by Congress to refugees from Canada is submitted so late.
May 5, 1791 Purchase of a Tract of Land Thomas Mifflin Alexander Hamilton Governor Mifflin, on behalf of his State of Pennsylvania, agrees to purchase a tract of land belonging to the United States for the price of three-fourths of a dollar per acre.
April 23, 1800 Enclosed Letter James McHenry Oliver Wolcott, Jr. Encloses a letter and deposition from John McGown, refugee from Nova Scotia.
December 17, 1787 Surveying the military tract at the mouth of the Ohio River Henry Knox Thomas Hutchins Knox recommends that the survey of the military tract at the mouth of the Ohio be done military officers thereby incurring little expense to the public.
March 27, 1800 Enclosed Deposition John McGowen James McHenry Cover letter enclosing deposition of John Star in favor of McGowen's claim as a refugee from Canada. Another deposition to be forwarded later.
November 12, 1799 Certificate in favor of John McGown William Freeman [not available] McGown served the United States during the Revolutionary War, lost his property, and is a refugee of British provinces in Canada.
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.
March 28, 1800 Enclosed Affidavit of Joseph Cove John Cummings James McHenry Cummings submits Cove's claim for relief as a refugee. Cove was injured by frostbite and cannot make the journey to submit the papers himself.
November 25, 1792 "Ordering the Original Survey of Lands in the Ohio" Alexander Hamilton Israel Ludlow "The said tract shall extend from the mouth of the Miami to the mouth of the Little Miami and be founded by the river Ohio on the South...that the President reserves to the U.S. sucn lands at or near Fort Washington."
March 24, 1800 [Deposition of Mattias Halsted to John Halsted residence in Quebec in Canada] John Halsted James McHenry Noted John Halsted and the "greatest and best manufacturer of flour in the said province [of Quebec]". Detailed his places of residence.
March 12, 1799 Public Purchase of Land for Powder Mill and Stores Samuel Hodgdon Israel Whelen Relates conversation with the Secretary of War about Wheelen's debt for the land tract on which the powder mill and stores stand. The Secretary agrees to the transaction so the public can purchase the land from Wheelen and hopes to complete the transaction without further public attention.
July 21, 1788 Certificate of Supply to West Point Timothy Ketchum [not available] Troops and refugees at West Point were supplied, noted that no provisions were issued to Joseph Cone.
December 9, 1796 Talk of the Chickasaws Held with the Secretary of War Chiefs of the Chickasaw Nation James McHenry According to the treaty, the Chickasaws want to know when the Spanish will evacuate the post and the post will be destroyed to prevent further occupation by US troops. A lawsuit against South Carolina regarding a tract of land confiscated by the state under pretext that the Indians who owned it had joined the British army during the Revolution. A claim against Cherokees holding three slaves...
March 15, 1796 Information of Intrigues Concerning Land Along Lake Erie Captain Joseph Brant Israel Chapin Jr Refers to earlier discussion of lands around Lake Erie; informs Chapin that various unscrupulous people around Detroit have designs on that tract, currently claimed by the Wyandots. Asks that Chapin prevent any illegal land grants, which would only cause confusion.
July 26, 1792 Letter from John Smith to Samuel Hodgdon on arrival of new Quartermaster General, shipment of corn, and inquiry regarding tract of land near fork of Little Miami River John Smith Samuel Hodgdon Smith expresses pleasure at hearing from Mr Harris that Hodgdon has arrived safely at Pittsburg. Hodgdon's successor as Quartermaster General of the Army (though not without many fears) has yet to arrive at Fort Washington. Discusses arrival of corn; losses great due to multitude of rats. Discusses 1500 acre tract of land lying in fork of little Miami River; asks Hodgdon to inquire about it and...
April 27, 1791 Land Purchase John Wendell Henry Knox Wendell has no idea on quality of his land in the Muscongus Tract. Writes to Knox, who also has land there, to tender the first offer and suggest a price.
December 15, 1787 Surveying the Mouth of the Ohio Henry Knox Thomas Hutchins Knox recommends that the military tract at the mouth of the Ohio be surveyed by Army officers, a measure which would incur little significant expense to the public.