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Date Title Author Recipient Summary
January 29, 1795 Religion Edmund Burke Wyandot Chief Speech to Wyandots regarding visit by Burke to discuss religion in village. Recommends moving village closer to Detroit and cabin to be occupied by Burke. Persuasive argument against joining "strangers".
January 29, 1795 Letter to the Wayandots of Sandusky on Religion Edmund Burke Wyandots of Sandusky Letter communicated by Mr. Isaac Williams. Burke notified the Wayandots of Sandusky of a forthcoming visit to discuss the state of their religion and land ownership. Burke advised the Indians to listen to authority sent to protect them.
November 6, 1799 Relative Rank of Officers and Sundry Appointments Nathan Rice Alexander Hamilton Rice discusses the relative rank of his officers and sundry appointments.
April 10, 1800 Letter from the President of the United States John Adams James McHenry Letter from President John Adams to Secretary James McHenry
September 11, 1791 Family News & Business Henry Knox John Adams Notes that Adams' steward has recovered from illness. Knox's son Marcus has died.
May 3, 1794 Quality Control Henry Knox Samuel Hodgdon Stated that if an inspector violates his oath to inspect the quality of goods he is offending his morals and religion. Believed Gen. Wayne's objections to quality of goods are due to the substandard contractors hired by the government and the compromised morals of the inspectors employed.
March 12, 1800 Religious Enthusiasm, Etc. Alexander Hamilton William S. Smith In referring to David Austin, Hamilton asserts that enthusiasm is a very good thing but religious enthusiasm is at least a dangerous instrument so he refuses to authorize Austin's employment.
September 3, 1792 Regarding the Indian War Reverend David McClure Henry Knox McClure reflects on some of the effects of the Indian War, including the effect on emigration to the Western Territory. He worries that the pace of settlement will be faster than the transmission of civilized culture.
July 31, 1799 Regimental surgeons and chaplains James McHenry [not available] Encloses a copy of correspondence between himself and Major General Pinckney, along with a letter to Colonels Rice and Hunnewell on candidates for regimental surgeons and surgeons' mates. States the current numbers of troops on the frontier are not sufficient. Also mentions potential religious instruction for the troops.
May 19, 1799 Concerning Seeking Out Officers for the Provisional Army James McHenry George Washington Suggests that to have solicited men to offer themselves to fill offices in the Provisional Army, the United States would sent a message to Europe that a potential war with France was unpopular, forcing the government to pursue extraordinary means to fill positions. Suggests that such an invitation may have brought in officers with "adverse political principles." This is why, instead, McHenry has...
March 17, 1786 Procurement of Settlers Timothy Pickering James Potter Instructions to Potter for procuring settlers for the associates' (Pickering, Hodgdon, Coxe, and Fisher) land. Includes the terms for the settlers as to improvement of the land, the number of acres to be alotted to each of the settlers, and the terms of payment.
March 5, 1800 Disturbances at a Public House, Etc. William S. Smith Alexander Hamilton Smith took measures to obtain the correct information regarding disturbances at a public house at Elizabeth Town in which Capt. Courtlandt and Lt. Livingston were involved. Discussed Capt. Kirkland's Affairs concluding that it would be humane to let him die "as easy as possible". Addressed religious observation in the ranks. Mentioned a minister named Austin who has a strong following, Smith...
July 28, 1798 Volunteer Troop of Cincinnati Offers Services to the President James Findley John Adams The officers and men of the Cincinnati militia horsemen express their outrage at the depredations of France and offer themselves in service to the president, to defend the Constitution.
September 3, 1792 Settler life on the western frontier Reverend David McClure Henry Knox Reverend McClure writes Secretary Knox on Arthur St. Clair's campaign. Discusses Indian warfare and frontier and pioneer life. The southern people today experience what the first settlers of New England felt, writes McClure. The foundations of all empires are laid in blood. Suggests that difficulties with Indians will prevent too extensive an immigration over the Western Territory, which if...
April 28, 1792 Special Instructions to General Israel Chapin Esquire Deputy Temporary Agent on civilizing the Five Nations and Stockbridge Indians Henry Knox General Israel Chapin Following the visit of the Five Nations delegation to Philadelphia, Knox provides detailed instructions to Chapin on the appropriation of $1500 per year annuity to the Five Nations and Stockbridge Indians. Chapin is to select blacksmiths, carpenters and schoolmasters of unblemished integrity and who will set a good example. Would prefer school masters with livestock husbandry skills. Blacksmiths...
August 29, 1787 Report on Ohio Company Proceedings Winthrop Sargent [not available] Report from Reverend Manasseh Cutler on the proceedings of the Ohio Company, referencing the land purchased from Congress, the plan of settlement, layout of towns, and plans for improvements such as mills, schools, and religious institutions.
October 25, 1791 State of the Union Message, 1791 George Washington Congress of the United States President George Washington's [State of the Union] message to the the Senate and the House of Representatives in which he talks of many issues, particularly the state of relations with the Indians, the establishment of a permanent seat of government, and the means of disposing of the national debt.
October 22, 1792 McClure Advocates Methods of Civilizing Indians to Knox Reverend David McClure Henry Knox Letter, discusses frontiers and pioneer life; discusses Indians and Indian life; mentions publication on moral law; discusses racial intermarriage and Christianity to civilize Indians; discusses race issues. Proposes focusing on children, particularly boys, and immersing them in white culture. Mentions Indians in New England.
April 24, 1798 Concerning the Society of United Irishmen or United Men James McHenry Leander Neale Regarding the activities of a Catholic priest named Madgit, believed to be a spy in the employment of the Directory. Substance of information by the superior of the Roman Catholic clergy in Philadelphia. A Catholic priest had lately arrived at New York, who had been a spy in France for Pitt. Had escaped by means of gold in Paris of the new order. Had acted in Ireland as a spy for Pitt. Had to...
July 14, 1797 Pessimism over Public Affairs William Vans Murray James McHenry Letter, discusses foreign affairs; discusses French military.
July 13, 1787 An Ordinance for the Government of the Teritory of the United States, North-West of the River Ohio Congress of the United States [not available] Land rights of decedents of property owners in the territory north-west of the Ohio River. Outlines duties of governor, commissioner, election of assembly, civil and religious liberty.